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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
· Aug. 19, 2020,
YUMA, Ariz. — President Trump on Tuesday accused Joseph R. Biden Jr. of seeking to throw open the United States’ borders to criminals and disease, using the backdrop of a border city to stoke fears of immigrants as Democrats prepared for the second day of the party’s nominating .
Speaking at an airport hangar, Mr. Trump boasted about his own efforts to sharply limit immigration during his time in office, claiming to have made the country safer by blocking asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants seeking to live and work in the United States.
The president reprised the darkest language of his 2016 campaign, warning that should Mr. Biden win the presidency, the Trump-era restrictions on foreigners would be abandoned in favor of policies that he said would allow “aliens with criminal records” to roam free across the country, threatening violence and stealing jobs from Americans.
“We’re talking about abolishing ICE. We’re talking about abolishing prisons,” Mr. Trump said to an enthusiastic but small crowd, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Biden’s campaign has turned into a cult for open border and other zealots.”
Mr. Trump’s anti-immigrant stance helped him win the election in 2016 and has been at the core of his presidency. He has denied entry to foreigners seeking protection from persecution, tried to end a program shielding from deportation young people brought to the United States illegally as children and cut back on legal immigration programs.
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To Defeat Trump .
I, and others, mostly organized around the North Star Caucus of DSA have developed an open letter on why it is essential to use all of our efforts to defeat Donald Trump and his regime. The letter, as printed in The Nation, is here.
Statement the Nation
Here is the letter in Spanish.
Mijente makes the argument from an immigration perspective well,
For years, Mijente has been sounding the alarm about the dangers of DHS, an agency that is already bloated, overfunded, and operates with impunity.
For years they have been practicing and perfecting their tactics on our communities. The difference in Portland is that they implemented those tactics openly and under the protection of an authoritarian president.
If this is what they do to mostly white U.S. citizens in front of the media, imagine what they are doing to people in their custody, to people who are seeking refuge in isolated parts of the border.
We must defeat Trump in November. But that’s not all. We must defeat Trumpism as well. That means dismantling agencies like DHS, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol. Mijente is committed to this fight. Are you with us?
So, you are invited to join us in this effort, You join by going to the statement and signing on to the movement to defeat Trump and Trumpism.