Sean Spicer confirms that Trump’s Immigration Executive Order makes it open season on the undocumented

I wrote about the open season thing in detail here: Trump’s Immigration Executive Order: Open Season on the Undocumented. The way Spicer confirms this plain reading of the Executive Order is to mention that the Priority Enforcement Program now in force (which is Obama’s weak replacement of the previous program) is now itself to be replaced by its predecessor once again, which was/is called Secure Communities Program (which was and is again much stronger about the removal of individuals). This is iterated in Section 10 of the Executive Order itself.

But that’s just housekeeping, making the things a bit more consistent with the Executive Order, itself much more robust than anything previously seen in these United States.

There are two sea changes in the Executive Order:

  • Local Law Enforcement is enlisted
  • Profiling is encouraged with no restrictions

Catholics were removed from their properties in England under Henry VIII so that he could give those properties to his loyal supporters. Jews were removed from their properties everywhere by the Nazis and their properties were given to card carrying members of the Nazi party, of which there were many. Today, when (mostly all) Catholics are removed from their properties, who are those properties going to go to? And I wonder who will move into our Parish Church and Mission Church. The undocumented make up a sizable percentage of this, the tiniest parish in North America.

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8 responses to “Sean Spicer confirms that Trump’s Immigration Executive Order makes it open season on the undocumented

  1. sanfelipe007

    And so it begins. Have mercy on us, O Lord. Melt our hardened hearts.

  2. sanfelipe007

    It has happened rather quickly; A court has issued an order temporarily staying portions of Donald Trump’s executive order:

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2017/images/01/28/darweesh.v.trump_decision.and.order.document-3.pdf

    A snippet:
    “ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from, in any manner or by any means, removing individuals with refugee applications approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, holders of valid immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and other individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, legally authorized to enter the United States.”

  3. sanfelipe007

    And so it partially ends.

  4. Father George David Byers

    Partially…. Latinos scared to death…

  5. sanfelipe007

    Of course a stay by a district Judge may only apply to that district, not the whole nation. I expect the administration to point this out.

  6. Father George David Byers

    Good point. But it’s a precedent. I think a second judge did something…

  7. sanfelipe007

    Not being misinformed by today’s TV leaves me always late to every discussion. Here is a link to National Review that has an article up arguing in favor of the legality of the EO. NO more links from me on this issue after this one.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444371/donald-trump-executive-order-ban-entry-seven-muslim-majority-countries-legal

    Thank you for your time and attention, Father. God bless you and keep you safe.

  8. Father George David Byers

    That’s for refugees from specific countries, not immigration. Two different things!

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