Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2017 19:16 UTC

In the days after Donald Trump won November's presidential election, immigration and civil liberties advocates began assessing how the new president might carry out his promises to create a registry of Muslims and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. Almost immediately, it became clear the Trump administration would need data, and a lot of it, in order to not only peg people's religious affiliation and immigration status but also allow federal agents to verify their identities and track their whereabouts. Information that could be used for such purposes is collected and stored by a variety of state agencies that issue driver's licenses, dispense public assistance, and enforce laws.


In Washington state, The Verge has learned, Democratic governor Jay Inslee has directed members of his policy and legal staff to work with a handful of state agencies to identify data that could be utilized by Trump’s deportation officials, and how, if possible, to shield any such information from federal authorities engaging in mass deportation. In California and New York, Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to block state data from federal immigration authorities. Democratic legislators have also proposed bills in Washington state, California, New York, and Massachusetts that would prevent state data from being used by federal authorities to build a registry of people belonging to a certain religion.

The Republican party, Trump, and its supporters are avid advocates of states' rights, so I'm sure the Republican Trump regime will welcome these moves with open arms.

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RE[2]: Trump regime
by segedunum on Thu 2nd Feb 2017 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Trump regime"
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Trump administration, like every other government. Otherwise you have cognitive dissonance. Some have already made up their mind so Trump must turn into their worst fears.

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RE[3]: Trump regime
by Soulbender on Fri 3rd Feb 2017 04:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Trump regime"
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Trump administration, like every other government.

Ah,like the Jinping administration, Jung-on administration and Castro administration?

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RE[4]: Trump regime
by segedunum on Fri 3rd Feb 2017 10:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Trump regime"
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That's..............generally what they're called in America sweetheart. See above about cognitive dissonance.

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RE[4]: Trump regime
by bassbeast on Sun 5th Feb 2017 02:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Trump regime"
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Riiiight, meanwhile Obama bombed the countries that Trump banned and nobody said shit. Of course he had a D after his name so that was okay, well that and the mainstream media would scream "that's raciss!" if you dared say shit about their little tin god Obama.

Meanwhile the list was made by Obama, several countries such as Kuwait have likewise banned immigration from the same countries for the same reasons, and the USA has lost dozens to terrorist attacks in the past 2 years on its own soil.

Of course its not gotten as bad as Europe where you have the head of the police in Sweden telling their women they can't go out at night in less they are in packs to keep them from getting raped, kids being warned away from pools because they will be sexually assaulted, oh and $50 billion Euros a year and rising bill from all those unemployable immigrants on the dole in Germany alone.

Call us names all you want but we REALLY don't want to end up like you guys in Europe, or should I say Europistan or is it too soon?

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