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[4]: Trump regime
by segedunum on Fri 3rd Feb 2017 10:01 UTC 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[5]: Trump regime
by vtpoet on Fri 3rd Feb 2017 13:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Trump regime"
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And in America, we use the word Regime to describe the type of behavior exhibited by the Trump Regime.

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RE[6]: Trump regime
by segedunum on Fri 3rd Feb 2017 21:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Trump regime"
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What behaviour? See cognitive dissonance above.

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RE[6]: Trump regime
by dylansmrjones on Sat 4th Feb 2017 00:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Trump regime"
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No worse than the previous. Which is bad enough as it is.

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RE[5]: Trump regime
by Soulbender on Mon 6th Feb 2017 03:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Trump regime"
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That's..........generally what they're called in America sweetheart.

That's.....not really what they're usually called in the US, sweetie.
Usually you refer to them as regimes. Well, except for Russia since Putin is your new BFF.

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