Up to now, Donald Trump's vindictive "Remain in Mexico" order against nonwhite asylum seekers, and his supporters' January 6 2021 violent insurrection at the US Capitol which nearly brought down America's democracy have been treated by the media as two entirely separate events. But in fact, they are closely related.

Indeed, "Remain in Mexico" which a right wing extremist Supreme Court majority, including three Justices appointed by Trump himself, has forced President Joe Biden to continue enforcing, and the January 6 attempt by Trump's supporters to overthrow the government of the United States of America by force and violence, are both instances of the white supremacy which was at the heart of the Trump administration's ideology.

It would not in fact be an exaggeration to say the "Remain in Mexico" helped to set the stage for the January 6 insurrection. Both arose from the anti-immigrant white supremacist agenda that Trump actively promoted in order to gain the presidency in 2016 and carried out during his entire term in the White House.

To be continued,

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law
Harvard College A.B.
Harvard Law School LL.B