Trump’s Immigration Order Creates Fear – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Trump’s Immigration Order Creates Fear

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

You can see the fear in the eyes of the people. It was a pleasant day in South-East Queens but Liberty Avenue looked like a barren desert.  Normally, this strip with its business would attract hundreds but today the people were taking no chances. The mere mention of the word ICE was enough to drive people in the underground.

The man from the barbershop complained of poor business; the roti shops were empty and those West Indian stores stopped playing the music. What’s the point, they argued? People were not buying. They were staying home. But it’s not only about business.   

Parents are thinking twice about sending their children to school. Some students want to quit classes until the immigration matter is finalized. They believed that raids could take place at schools. The television at the store at Lefferts Boulevard had President Trump speaking. A small crowd gathered to hear him say that he was deporting the bad dudes. It was a military operation, he said with an air of authority.

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  • Clyde Duncan  On March 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    PEOPLE: Instead of cowering in FEAR, you need to recognize your collective economic power.

    Instead of each family in the neighbourhood going out with their vehicles – or public transit – to shop, the people need to compile a list, use one vehicle, shop for necessities and camp out at home for a week or two.

    After public transit starts running around empty – including taxis – and shop keepers and others start standing around, twiddling their thumbs for a while – for one or two weeks; perhaps, reality will kick in.

    The new travel ban is just lipstick on a pig – it will be defeated in court.

    Please do NOT go out and post notices for organizing an economic strike – you might be on the other end of a charge for SEDITION.

    Meanwhile, the community does have collective economic power – USE IT!!

    Occupy Wall Street had a great idea – except, you need to Occupy Your Home.

    Dat’s what I think!!

  • Clyde Duncan  On March 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    One more line – an omission – get in the game and help ….

    You do NOT have to be an immigrant – Don’t wait for them to come for you ….

    • Ron Saywack  On March 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      “Please do NOT go out and post notices for organising an economic strike – you might be on the other end of a charge for SEDITION.”

      No need to fearmonger!

      It is highly unlikely that sedition charges would be considered in your hypothetical.
      Such activities (civil disobedience and peaceful resistance) are protected under First Amendment rights. Sedition charges are rare in the United States and are likely to be laid only in extreme cases where there are reasonable and prosecutable grounds to suspect covert or overt plots to overthrow the government. Civil resistance is not seditious (not even close), it is constitutional.

  • Tulsie Das  On March 9, 2017 at 12:44 am

    This is in response to Mr Clyde Duncan comments on Economic Power that they have is a figment of your imagination these are illegals ( no if’s and but’s ) please don’t give them false hopes stand aloof.

  • Clyde Duncan  On March 9, 2017 at 11:40 am

  • Clyde Duncan  On March 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    BBC – Trump Travel Ban: Hawaii files first legal challenge

    Hawaii has become the first USA state to file a suit against President Donald Trump’s revised travel order.

    Its attorney general says the new version is fundamentally the same as the first, calling it “Muslim Ban 2.0”.

    The directive, which takes effect on 16 March, places a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on all refugees.

    The previous order, which was blocked by a federal court, sparked confusion at airports and mass protests.

    “Nothing of substance has changed: There is the same blanket ban on entry from Muslim-majority countries (minus one),” Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin said of the new order.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39215990

  • Clyde Duncan  On March 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest scandal ‘will eventually be too much to take’, Obama’s ethics lawyer says

    Exclusive: Norm Eisen said every decision the President makes is motivated by his conflicts in the business world

    Rachael Revesz | The Independent UK

    A top ethics lawyer said Donald Trump’s conflicts of interests will become “too much to take” after they are challenged in court.

    Norm Eisen, who was chief ethics counsel under former President Barack Obama, told The Independent that every decision the President makes is motivated by financial gain – including which countries to include on his travel ban executive order.

    “Eventually the scandal [of conflicts] will be too much to take,” said Mr Eisen.
    “One never hopes for scandal but in this case the President is bringing it upon himself.”

    Mr Eisen and Richard Painter, who was chief ethics lawyer under George W Bush, have filed a lawsuit which alleges the President has conflicts of interest after he failed to liquidate his businesses and place the assets in a blind trust.

    The lawsuit alleges he violated the USA Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments clause, for example, when he hosted foreign diplomats at his new hotel in Washington DC. Mr Trump’s reply to the case is due on 21 April.

    He still stands to benefit financially from the business after he leaves the White House. The President is the sole beneficiary of a trust, run by his oldest son and a long-time associate, which he could revoke at any time.

    “I do think the President has a conflict which is expressing itself in his choice of countries [in the travel ban],” said Mr Eisen.

    “It’s continuing to do so. Every decision he makes is overshadowed by his conflicts and that’s why he should divest from his businesses. Period.”

    The price of drinks at his new hotel in Washington DC has reportedly increased significantly since it opened last September. His sons, Donald Jr and Eric Trump, have opened new hotels in Dubai and Vancouver since their father’s Inauguration, and told The New York Times that the Trump brand is “the hottest it’s ever been”.

    The initiation fee to join the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, named the “Winter White House”, where the President has spent several weekends, has recently soared.

    The President’s motivation for choosing the six countries to include in his newly-reworded travel ban – Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Somalia – will more likely be featured in lawsuits which challenge the constitutionality of the executive order than in the lawsuit from Mr Eisen and Mr Painter.

    Asked how much the travel ban was motivated by racism and business interests, Mr Eisen replied: “I believe the predominant motivations for the ban are illegitimate, but I’m unable to isolate the different strains of the unsavoury virus that produced this legal inflammation.”

    The original travel ban, signed in late January, was struck down by a federal judge in Washington state for being unconstitutional. Mr Trump’s emergency appeal was denied. The ban was re-written, taking Iraq off the list and scrapping the indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees. Green card and visa holders were no longer affected.

    Several states have already indicated they will sue, joining Washington state’s original effort.

    Mr Painter told Business Insider that the six countries still on the list are “quite poor and have no dealings with the Trump Organisation”.

    “This is a very serious conflict of interest and where this is going to come up is when the travel ban is challenged in court as lacking a reasonable basis,” he said.
    He argued that lawyers would have a strong argument that the ban is arbitrary, with no link to the national interest and no basis to stop terrorism, as countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, from where terrorists have come to the USA, are not on the list.

    A recent study from the Cato Institute found that nobody from the original seven, and now six, countries impacted by the executive order have killed a single American on USA soil as part of a terrorist attack since 2001 and no Syrian refugee had even been charged with the intent to carry out such an attack in more than four decades.

    However, Turkey, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan all have dealings with The Trump Organisation and they are not impacted by the ban.

    “So, this is going to create serious constitutional due process issues for the government when they litigate to defend the travel ban, and that’s going to be on top of, of course, the first amendment free exercise or religion claims that will be made because there is still abundant evidence that this travel ban is targeted at Muslims,” Mr Painter added.

    The President also insisted this week that his tax returns are still under audit and will not release them.

    Mr Eisen said his taxes have become a “hot controversy” as they could reveal evidence of financial dealings between him, his aides and the Russians, which the President has denied.

    • Tulsie Das  On March 10, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Dr Dhanpaul Narine is casting fear mongering he need to stop the rethoric.

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