This is recurring subject here at 3CHICS.
We told you when he was running what he was planning to do with regards to immigration.
We told you that the ‘ it’s only about CRIMINAL ILLEGALS’ was absolute and utter bullshyt, because we knew who his ‘ advisers’ were on the topic of immigration, and their long history of racist policy papers that they had put forth.
So, when Dolt45 gets into office, and we start seeing all these nightmare stories…
Stories about following the undocumented into court and picking them up.
Stories about raiding places of worship as soon as services were finished.
Stories about people who would go in for their regular check-in with ICE AND NEVER COME HOME.
Stories about people who might have had a skirmish with the law – A DECADE OR TWO AGO, never been in any serious trouble didn’t do anything violent, BEING PICKED UP BY ICE.
Stories about the border patrol GETTING ON GREYHOUND BUSES AND HARRASSING PEOPLE about their ‘ papers’.
Stories about same sex couples being told that the children that they have adopted won’t be granted citizenship.
Stories about this country reneging the promise of a pathway to citizenship for those who choose TO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE AND SERVE IN THE MILITARY.
Stories about them attempting to kick out sick immigrants with a 30 day notice.
We have had ALL of this.
So, this story didn’t surprise me in the least.
From The American Prospect:
The New War on Naturalized Citizens
The Trump administration is seeking to denaturalize and deport longtime U.S. citizens, seizing on tiny mistakes in the process and putting the status of every naturalized citizen at potential risk.
BY AMANDA FROST
OCTOBER 15, 2019
Any day now, a federal judge in Florida will decide whether Parvez Manzoor Khan can remain a U.S. citizen.
Khan, a 62-year-old truck driver from Branford, Florida, is one of the first people brought to trial under Operation Janus and Operation Second Look, the Trump administration’s mass denaturalization campaign. If the judge rules against him, Khan will likely be deported away from his U.S. citizen wife and son, and barred forever from living in the United States—his only home for the last 27 years. The ruling will further destabilize the status of America’s 20 million naturalized citizens, each of whom is at risk for being investigated and then targeted over flaws in their naturalization process.
The denaturalization campaign that led to Khan’s trial can be traced back to the Obama administration. In 2016, the government announced that it had failed to digitize 315,000 fingerprint records, and as a result had granted citizenship to 858 individuals without realizing they had been ordered deported under another identity. But the Obama administration pursued denaturalization cautiously, recognizing that some cases were simply a matter of a misspelled name or misdirected paperwork, and others involved long-standing members of the community who posed no risk to national security.
In exercising restraint, the Obama administration was following a half-century tradition in which both Republican and Democratic administrations avoided denaturalization in all but the most extreme cases. Between 1990 and 2016, the government denaturalized an average of only 11 people a year, some years none. Most were serious war criminals who had lied about their human-rights offenses to gain American citizenship.
Once President Trump took office, however, the gloves came off. The government recently announced it will be investigating 700,000 naturalized citizens, and it is sparing no expense. To staff the effort, the government has opened a new office in Los Angeles and is in the process of hiring 300 special agents and 212 support personnel to investigate denaturalization as well as immigration benefits fraud, at a cost of $207.6 million.
By statute, citizenship obtained through naturalization can be revoked not only for fraud, but also in cases in which the individual, or even the government, makes an inadvertent error in the naturalization process. There is no statute of limitations in civil denaturalization cases, meaning that the government can take away citizenship decades after a person thought himself to be permanently an American. Nor does it matter if, like Khan, the individual has built an exemplary life in the United States, or that deportation would cause great hardship to U.S. citizen family members.
But these facts should matter to the government when choosing whom to target for denaturalization. Under a Department of Justice policy in place for many decades, denaturalization proceedings should not be brought against those who have been citizens for decades, have close ties to U.S. citizens, and have no criminal record—that is, men and women like Parvez Khan.
The government has provided no reason for abandoning that policy now. Timothy Belsan is chief of the National Security and Affirmative Litigation Unit at the Office of Immigration Litigation for the U.S. Department of Justice and one of the lawyers prosecuting Khan. But he refused to answer when asked why the government targeted Khan for denaturalization, referring the question to a government spokeswoman who then failed to respond to an emailed inquiry.
Take, for example, Baljinder Singh, an immigrant from India who is also among the first targets of Operation Janus . Singh has lived in the United States for 26 years, 12 of those as a U.S. citizen. Like Khan, he married an American, has no criminal record, and followed all the required legal steps to gain his citizenship. But after the government scoured its newly digitized fingerprint records, it discovered that a few months after Singh arrived in the United States as a teenager he was ordered deported under the name Davinder Singh—a misspelling of his first name that was more likely a typo or an interpreter’s error than an effort to commit fraud. As with Khan, the government’s own records suggest Singh never knew about the proceedings against him under a different name, and so never had a chance to clear up what may have been nothing more than a clerical error. Nonetheless, Singh was denaturalized last year.
As Singh’s and Khan’s cases show, all naturalized citizens are now at risk for having their status questioned, regardless of how long they have been citizens or how minuscule the error in the naturalization process. As in the past, the government appears to be using this broad power over naturalized citizens to target those it disfavors. Can it be coincidence that the first three civil cases filed under Operation Janus are all against people of color, and all from countries with a significant Muslim population—a group that President Trump has long disparaged?
I don’t mean to be a smartass..But, I check the approval ratings of Latinos for Dolt45. He gets close to 30% approval. I’m gonna be blunt…do they think that they are ‘special’? I got news for them – for those who are recent citizens…who’ll be the first ones to step up and talk about ‘ coming to this country THE RIGHT WAY’….they’d take away your citizenship without blinking, Dear. You better wake up.