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  1. Zugzwang
    08 Jun '07
    17 Feb '17 21:49
    Some Americans believe that President Trump may prefer to avoid committing
    US troops overseas because he needs them to repress people in the USA.

    "Donald Trump considered using national guard to round up immigrants, memo suggests:
    Draft memo calls for unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement,
    including targeting undocumented people nowhere near Mexican border."

    "The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many
    as 100,000 national guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants,
    including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a
    draft memo obtained by the Associated Press.

    The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of
    immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far
    east as New Orleans, Louisiana. Four states that border on Mexico are
    included in the proposal – California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas –
    but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four:
    Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. "

    Here's a link to that document:
  2. Zugzwang
    08 Jun '07
    17 Feb '17 21:54

    "Immigrant rights groups brace for more deportation raids: 'This is the beginning'

    "Of particular alarm to human rights groups is evidence that Ice has already begun to
    widen the definition of who should be targeted for deportation. Under Obama, federal
    officials were under instruction to focus on those convicted of criminal acts.

    But in Trump’s executive order on border security and immigration enforcement,
    released on 25 January, he extended the target group effectively to include all 11
    million undocumented immigrants in the US, putting any individual without legal papers
    at risk. The order tells Ice to detain all individuals “apprehended on suspicion of
    violating federal or state law, including federal immigration law”. "

    "Ice officers have reportedly been making “collateral” arrests in an early sign that they
    are widening the net. Agents acting on a warrant for a named suspect have been then
    questioning neighbors throughout apartment complexes and randomly arresting
    anyone suspected of being undocumented, according to WUSA9 in Virginia.

    The location of the raids appeared to be significant, immigration rights advocates said.
    Several of the biggest raids were staged in cities led by progressive politicians who
    have spoken out against Trump’s harsh stance on immigration, including Kasim Reed in
    Atlanta, Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles and Bill de Blasio in New York. Sally Hernandez,
    the newly-elected sheriff in Austin, Texas – which saw major raids – has also been an
    outspoken critic.

    “It’s very suspicious that ICE has concentrated on cities with very strong leaders. They
    seem to be targeting outspoken politicians who have refused to co-operate with Ice,”
    said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice."
  3. Joined
    15 Dec '03
    17 Feb '17 22:031 edit .... + bush and 0 set the precedent>