“President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been “horribly treated.””
See Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugeesI wasn’t planning to write anything more about Trump. I thought I’d seen it all… Today takes the cake however. After banning all refugees Christians, Muslims, Martians, all of them, he turns around and gives an interview promising to give Christians priority. He’s hurting all kinds of immigrants, even ones who already have started their travels to USA with a visa. He’s hurting families who have one or more members in USA and others being stuck in limbo somewhere else. He’s endangering refugees who are still mired in war somewhere. He’s endangering Christians who are targets of the murdering bastards. He’s destroying the long tradition of USA accepting refugees. What he’s done is not too different from banning Jews fleeing Hitler in WWII, yet now Trump claims to be a supporter of Israel, the country guilt built because of that. See International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Need we skip the part of the Constitution which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
If Congress is not allowed to legislate religion, what gives Trump the right to regulate religion? His duty is to carry out the laws that Congress passes. The Senate has the power to impeach him if he does not. It’s about time the Senate did so. If religion is not enough, what about contributing to crimes against humanity?
Melissa Fleming, working with the UN on refugees, reports the Canadian government can’t keep up with demand from individuals and communities in Canada to sponsor Syrian refugees. Meanwhile USA, the mighty and exceptional “leader of the free world”, cowers in fear at women and children fleeing war.
UPDATE “Google has recalled around 100 of its affected staff from overseas. Microsoft has warned its shareholders that curbs on immigration could have a material impact on its business.
The technology sector relies heavily on highly skilled and well-paid workers from overseas on H1-B visas. If there’s a risk, however small, that that brainpower could be restricted in some way or scare off others who may feel unwelcome, the big tech companies may have to rethink where they place their key staff in future.”
So, Trump busily harms business that hire USAians, costing jobs, and hurting the bottom line. Is he really considerate of the working people? Nope. He’s helping his rich friends and to Hell with the rest of us. He’s promised to rebuild infrastructure, but the most important infrastructure, people, he’s willing to throw under the bus.
The text of the order is available here, even though it’s not yet available at Whitehouse.gov.
“”It was during the Holocaust that the world shamefully refused to give asylum to Jews and to others who were being murdered or about to be murdered in Nazi Germany,” Hetfield added, referring to the US government’s decision to turn away European refugees during World War II.”
USA was wrong in WWII and it’s wrong today if it does what Trump orders. Anyone who follows Trump’s illegal order is also guilty.