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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:09 PM

Extreme Immigration Wishlist Would End Birthright Citizenship, More: Stephen Miller Hopes

'Trump aide Stephen Miller preparing second-term immigration blitz.' The hardline adviser is said to be ready to unleash executive orders deemed too extreme for a president seeking re-election. The Guardian, Oct. 29, 2020.

The architect of Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, senior adviser Stephen Miller, is said to have a drawer full of executive orders ready to be signed in “shock and awe” style if Trump is re-elected. The former homeland security department chief of staff Miles Taylor said this wishlist was reserved for the second term because it included policies that were too unpopular for a president seeking re-election.



This comes as no surprise to those who have watched and worried as legal pathways to US immigration shut under Trump, and who wonder not just about four more years of him as president, but also about 4 more years with Miller at his side. The 35-year-old has managed to keep his position as a senior adviser to the president after being exposed for having an affinity for white nationalism and becoming synonymous with unpopular Trump administration policies such as family separation..

Jean Guerrero, the author of the Miller biography Hatemonger, told the Guardian: “There’s a number of things they have been cautious about because of the legal and political risks in the first term and I think that in a 2nd term you would see Stephen Miller get much freer rein when it comes to his wishlist of items.”
>Those items are expected to include attempting to eliminate birthright citizenship, making the US citizenship test more difficult to pass, ending the program which protects people from deportation when there is a crisis is their country (Temporary Protected Status) and slashing refugee admissions even further, to zero.

Miller wields an unusual amount of power in the administration, particularly the homeland security department (DHS), which is tasked with responding to threats from natural disasters, cybersecurity and terrorism. It is also the base of the country’s immigration agencies, which Miller has zeroed in on with a relentless focus...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/28/stephen-miller-trump-second-term-immigration-blitz

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Reply Extreme Immigration Wishlist Would End Birthright Citizenship, More: Stephen Miller Hopes (Original post)
appalachiablue Oct 29 OP
FeelingBlue Oct 29 #1
dchill Oct 29 #2
Blue Owl Oct 29 #3
demosincebirth Oct 30 #4
marie999 Oct 30 #5
appalachiablue Oct 30 #6
marie999 Oct 30 #7
appalachiablue Oct 30 #8

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:18 PM

1. He's still alive?? nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:18 PM

2. There is not a job of any kind IN THIS COUNTRY...

...that I would entrust to the likes of Stephen Miller. No, not dog catcher, not ditch digger, not rock breaker, not shit shoveler - not any job. He needs to move back to Nazi Germany to become a prison camp guard.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:51 PM

3. Eat some more glue, Stephen

n/t

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:29 AM

4. He looks like what he is...a creepy human being.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:09 AM

5. Ending birthright citizenship would take an amendment to the Constitution.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:27 AM

6. Extreme rt groups are gaining states to hold a constitutional

convention, they're already holding practices. Kicking out huge portions of the C. and of course rhe Civil Rts Amendment, the basis for citizenship rights is the goal. There's also the notion that the since the southern states didn't vote on the 13, 14, 15 Amendments, they are not legal. It sounds crazy but I wouldn't dismiss the efforts of powerful conservative groups and funders, or massive opposition to their plans.
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- 'Conservatives call for constitutional intervention last seen 230 years ago.' The Guardian, 2018. Lawmakers push for ‘constitutional convention’ to restrict federal government – and it’s not as far fetched as it sounds.

..“I think we’re three or four years away,” said the former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on Friday, speaking at the annual convention for American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) – a powerful rightwing organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers from across the country.

Coburn, a veteran Republican lawmaker, now works as a senior adviser for the advocacy group Convention of States, which seeks to use a little known clause in article V of the US constitution to call a constitutional convention for new amendments to dramatically restrict the power of the federal government.

..Convention of States, with Alec’s support, is one of 3 prominent conservative groups pushing for a new constitutional convention. Under article V, if two-thirds of state legislatures so choose, they can force congress to convene such a meeting. On the agenda for Convention of States: an amendment to require a balanced budget, term limits for congress, repealing the federal income tax and giving states the power to veto any federal law, supreme court decision or executive order with a three-fifths vote from the states.

It’s not as far fetched as it sounds. A coalition seeking just the balanced budget amendment currently has 28 out of the required 34 state legislatures on board, with active bills calling for a convention. Since Trump’s election, Arizona and Wyoming have both passed bills to join in the call while Maryland, Nevada and New Mexico have repealed versions they had previously put on the books...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/11/conservatives-call-for-constitutional-convention-alec

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:14 AM

7. Even if 34 states vote for it in a constitutional convention it take 38 states to ratify it.

Republicans don't control enough states.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:55 PM

8. kick

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