It is becoming so common to see news stories about Donald Trump's attacks on his political opponents and critics as engaging in "treason" for disputing or refusing to fall in line behind him on almost any issue, that most of the public hardly pays any attention any more. This despotic conduct by the president is becoming the new normal,especially since the impeachment investigations against him began..See, Reuters, October 6:


Of course, it is easy to try to dismiss statements like this as just words, just as many people have been doing with Trump's relentless and vicious attacks on non-European immigrants. Almost from Day 1 of his presidency, Trump has identified America with himself, in the classic style of dictators throughout history.

But, as immigrants and immigration supporters have found out all too clearly, even Trump's most extreme extreme language often winds up becoming policy, as shown in the numerous ways in which the Trump regime has been carrying out state violence and terror against out-of status immigrants, and trying to close America's borders against legal immigrants who are not from "Countries like Norway."

As the latest chilling example of how even Trump's most extreme attacks on his opponents are often not "just words" but can instead turn into "promises kept", the Washington Post reports that Trump's compliant Attorney General William Barr has opened a criminal investigation of the FBI for its role in the Mueller investigation against Trump.

Using the criminal justice system for a political payback against perceived opponents id not democracy; it is fascism. See, Washington Post:
October 23:

Justice Dept; investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says.

But, one might ask, what does this have to do with immigration? The answer is that it has everything to do with immigration. Here is he text of an April 10 Trump tweet (bold added):

"I think what the Democrats are doing at the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen."

Will fascist threats like this against immigrants and their supporters become a "promise kept" one day in the not too distant future if Trump is not removed from office or defeated in next year's election? Anyone who thinks that this is inconceivable has not been paying attention to the news.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law