Update: November 25, at 4:48 pm

The Washington Post reports on November 25 that Trump, like a true dictator, is still raging that he really won the election and that the Democrats "cheated". Trump should have been removed from office long ago either under the 25th Amendment regarding unfitness to serve, or by broad-based impeachment by Congress, including but not limited to his racist, dictatorial immigration agenda.

Waiting until January 20, 2021 for him to leave (or be evicted from) the White House could only cause more irreparable damage to America's democracy.

My earlier comment follows.


When Donald Trump finally agreed to allow President-Elect Joe Biden to have access to security briefings and presidential transition funds earlier this week, the nation breathed a sigh of relief that Trump's threat to overturn America's democracy by ignoring the election results was finally over. But a November 24 Washington Post report shows that the rejoicing over Trump's gesture toward accepting election reality, as expressed in the will of 80 million Americans who give Biden his victory, may be premature. See the report by Post reporters Toluse Olorunnipa, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Rosalind S. Helderman entitled:


Trump's assault on the election could leave a lasting mark on American democracy

The Post reports as follows:

"By lodging baseless claims of voter fraud,and embracing - or declining to reject - outlandish conspiracy theories about the electoral process, Trump and his allies have normalized the kind of post-election assault on institutions typically seen in less-developed democracies, according to historians, former administration officials, and lawmakers and diplomats from across the political spectrum."

Obviously, when the above reporters refer to "less-developed democracies", they mean dictatorships. But no one should be surprised at Trump's attempt to stay in power by disenfranchising nonwhite voters after being voted out in a fair and democratic election. Trump has been ruling as an immigration despot for the past almost four years.

The fact that an ideological right wing Supreme Court majority has shamefully endorsed Trump's despotic attempt to close America's doors to nonwhite immigrants, beginning with its 2017 statement in the Muslim Ban case,Trump v. Hawaii, that the immigration system "exudes presidential power", and continuing right up to its even more shameful recent decision to lift a 7th Circuit injunction against Stephen Miller's white supremacist expanded Public Charge regulations does not change this reality.

Trump's entire immigration agenda, involving both unauthorized and legal immigration policies, has been that of a tyrant who is not bound by the rule of law. or who, at most, regards legal procedures only as a facade ro despotic rule.

There are numerous other examples of Trump's attempt to institute mass deportation, and shut to borders against legal immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America by one man authoritarian rule through regulations and executive decree. Some analysts assert that Trump and Miller have instituted some 400 unilateral changes without Congressional approval designed to close America's borders against all nonwhite immigrants, including those who are legally qualified under our current laws.

Far from trying to hide his despotic approach to immigration, Trump likes to brag about it. ,On April 20, 2020, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth, Trump sated that he intended to shut down all legal immigration in America by executive decree.

As I have mentioned in previous comments, there are also reports that Trump may be planning to issue a lame duck executive order that would overturn the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution and take birthright American citizenship away from millions of nonwhite US born American citizens.

Therefore, no one should be surprised at Trump's fascist attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election by trying to have possibly millions of legally valid votes by American citizens of color thrown out.


On this very special Thanksgiving, we can be thankful for the fact that Trump's attempt to stage an electoral coup has apparently failed and that we still have a democracy. This is also a warning that we should not take our democracy for granted.

I wish all Immigration Daily readers a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law