In a chilling May 13 story that highlights the increasing and very real danger of America's turning into a f dictatorship as a result of Donald Trump's war against non-white immigrants, the Washington,Post reports that DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen and ICE chief Ronald Vitiello were ousted in large part because of their opposition to a plan by Stephen Miller to conduct fascist-sty;e mass arrests of Central American families in large cities nationwide in response to Trump's rage over the increase in desperate immigrants seeking refuge from intolerable conditions in Central America. See:

Before Trump's purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

The Post reports that Trump and Miller were planning a blitz operation which could ultimately have lead to the arrest of as many as as 10,000 migrants, and that Trump was "livid " over the increase in unauthorized border crossings.

The Post reports that:

"The subsequent arrests would have required coordinated raids against parents with children in their homed and neighborhoods."

The same story also quotes Melissa Mark Viverito, president of the Latino Victory Project and a former New York City Council speaker, as follows:

"The level of depravity in terms of this administration has no bounds. It's just insane...It's inhuman. There is no sense of the understanding what the implications are for the greater society...It is about fearmongering to the nth degree."

This shocking story is one more instance of how the Trump/Miller administration's assault on the basic human rights of brown immigrants is endangering freedom and democracy for all Americans.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law