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Trump/Pence Regime Shows Its Fangs: “NO MORE DACA DEAL!”

April 2, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper |


At 6:56 am on April 1, the ‘‘Shithole”-in-Chief followed his “Happy Easter!” tweet with a monstrous Easter message from the Trump/Pence regime: “NO MORE DACA DEAL!” 1 No “deal” with the Democrats to keep DACA. Nothing to prevent this regime from moving ahead to shatter the lives and hopes of over 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought here as children, whose deportation had been delayed by DACA.

Once more, Trump has twisted the dagger he first stabbed into the back of nearly two million Dreamers in the first days of last September. In the six months since he has been using the lives and future of these Dreamers as hostages for ransom—to demand complete acceptance by the top Democratic leadership of not only the wall on the Mexico border but more and more steps in the regime’s program to “Make America White Again” by driving millions of immigrants of color out of the country and dramatically reducing the future admission of immigrants from what Trump has called, in his racist language, “shithole” countries of the world.

The top Democrats have been perfectly willing to allow Trump to use the lives of these young people as “bargaining chips”—despite the fact that the Dreamers have demanded explicitly and repeatedly that Democrats not be complicit with Trump in harming millions of other immigrants in “exchange” for some continuation of DACA. And the Democrats twice threw the DACA people under the bus instead of stopping government business-as-usual and demanding the renewal of DACA status.

As we have emphasized, the Trump/Pence regime’s attack on the Dreamers is a battering ram aimed at busting down the door to their full-on attack on all immigrants. There is a great deal at stake at this moment for immigrants and for all people: “Making America White Again,” now focused on forcing out and deporting millions of immigrants, is a cornerstone of the full fascist program of the Trump/Pence regime.

It is time to cast away illusions. To continue to rely on the Democrats to resist, let alone stop, this regime from consolidating its program is suicide. The white-supremacist attack on immigrants is repugnant and unacceptable. We cannot allow this to happen! It has to be stopped, as part of driving out the whole fascist regime!

1. Trump had reportedly been listening to a Fox News report on a caravan of asylum seekers on their way from Honduras to the U.S. border. He responded on Twitter with a flurry of lies to justify threatening Mexico, attacking Democrats as enemies, screaming “NEED WALL!” and announcing “NO MORE DACA DEAL!”[back]


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