What has happened to our United States? In one week, the United States became another country–Trumpistan. The country of immigrants has become anti-immigrants or to be more precise, anti–certain immigrants. Our “Dear Leader” has inaugurated an era of blacklists.
All of us watched individuals, from Trump’s banned list, interviewed at the airports. Iraqi Muslims, who helped our armed forces for years as interpreters and translators, at great risk to their lives were detained with their families from entering the United States. It did not matter to Trump and Bannon that all were vetted extensively for years. It did not matter that all were promised entry to our country for their services to the United States.
It was no accident that Trump launched the “alt-right” religious travel ban on Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the 1930’s, it was was the banning of Jews desperate to escape the Nazis and their death camps from entering the United States. Today, it is Muslims, who are on the banned lists. As Pastor Niemöller stated so eloquently about the Nazi era,
“first they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
By: Bradley Schwartz
Founder of prisonpath.com
Our site was launched in 2013 to provide information about every jail and prison in the United States.