This comment has been revised as of October 13, 10:00 p,m.

Form the time that the US enacted the first major federal immigration law in 1882 (the infamous Chinese exclusion act, which was based on a US treaty with China) it has been accepted beyond dispute that immigration is a key part of America's foreign policy and that is impossible to separate the two.

This truism has never been more clearly illustrated than in the furor which has arisen, even among some of Trump's strongest Republican supporters on immigration policy, over Trump's sudden, craven decision to abandon America Syrian Kurdish allies to attack and slaughter at the hands of Turkish forces sent by that country's dictator to invade Syria,

As The Guardian explains in its October 13 article:

'We know this would happen', Kurds in Nashville say Trump betrayed them

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/13/kurds-in-nashville-say-trump-betrayed-them

there are two ways in which Trump's appalling abandonment of the Kurds (on the shockingly racist grounds that they did not help America in the WW2 invasion of Normandy - when all troops on both sides were white except for segregated African-American US soldiers) is directly tied up with his bigoted Muslim Ban order.

The first is that the main, indeed the only justification fr the Muslim Ban was that it was purportedly needed to combat terrorism - especially by ISIS.



To be continued.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law