One of America's oldest and most sacred traditions is that America is a land of freedom for immigrants fleeing from authoritarian regimes. But this may be about to change as a Trump-dominated right wing movement, which is on the point of taking over the Republican party, (if it has not already done so) is bringing America closer and closer to outright fascism. Immigrants may soon find, not only that America is becoming a nation of concentration camps (as Trump is now advocating for homeless people and drug addicts - see below), but that they are now longer welcome in a country dominated by right wing ideology of defending "Western" (i.e. white) civilization and upholding the openly racist "Great Replacement Theory" according to which brown immigrants are being invited to the US to replace white American citizens.

Therefore immigrants and immigration advocates need to take very seriously Chauncey Devega's warning in the April 12 issue of Salon that America is moving toward fascism and that Trump's pretensions at overthrowing our democracy should be taken very seriously. See:

What Trump and Orban want: It's fascism - it's not a metaphor or a joke

Devega begins:

"Trump is actually threatening -- or more precisely, promising -- to put his political opponents and others who dare to oppose him in prison, or to subject them to some even worse fate, if he manages to regain the presidency. These are themes that Trump nd his acolytes have repeated during his presidency and beyond. The Jan. 6 insurrection and Trump's coup attempt were those evil desires partly translated into reality.

To be continued in Part 2 of this 2-part series.

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