One other Miller-led order made underneath the guise of the pandemic response has been the swift deportations of kids who’ve arrived to the U.S. alone seeking refuge. Whereas CBS Information reported that the administration has inexplicably declined to launch information for Might, the outlet obtained unpublished authorities info saying that solely 39 of the 1,001 youngsters detained by U.S. border officers had been allowed to maintain pursuing asylum claims.
“This is not a COVID-19 response or an economic response,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) mentioned concerning the newest restrictions in an announcement acquired by Day by day Kos. “It’s the exploitation of a pandemic to institute divisive policies and reshape immigration law, while superseding Congress.”
“For months, public health experts have made common-sense recommendations to curb the spread of COVID-19,” the ACLU continued. “Instead, while ignoring these recommendations, the Trump administration has banned asylum seekers at the border, green card applicants, foreign students, and now even more immigrants, who are instrumental to our nation’s economic recovery. Congress should immediately investigate the true purpose—and ramifications—of these Stephen Miller bans.”
Restrictions have been within the works underneath Miller’s watch for a while, however its no coincidence they’ve additionally come as Trump has had a reasonably shitty few days and desires extra of his base’s adoration with Election Day in just some months’ time. The administration had been totally anticipating to win on the Supreme Court docket when it got here to the Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case, with federal immigration officers setting their sights on some younger immigrants even earlier than any choice was in. As a substitute, Trump misplaced.
Day by day Kos’ Laura Clawson wrote earlier Tuesday that Trump can also be visiting a portion of his damned border fencing in Arizona that Mexico was purported to pay for. In the meantime, Arizona’s COVID-19 charge is “skyrocketing,” she wrote. “[T]o make issues worse, the state has testing backlogs. That’s the true backdrop for Trump’s go to, as a lot as he may want the backdrop could be a heroic picture of himself in opposition to his racism wall.”
“Once again, President Trump and Stephen Miller are scapegoating immigrants and refugees to distract from the administration’s failures to put forward a meaningful response to the coronavirus pandemic,” Immigration Hub Director of Federal Advocacy Kerri Talbot mentioned in an announcement acquired by Day by day Kos. “Today’s order and the administration’s recent actions on asylum have nothing to do with combatting the virus or providing any relief for struggling families. This proclamation is just more political fodder rooted in racism and white supremacy for Trump’s base.”