Donald Trump, who launched his campaign by claiming Mexican immigrants were rapists and drug dealers, continued his attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit, by telling the Wall Street Journal that Judge Curiel needs to recuse himself from the case because of his Mexican heritage.
“I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”
It’s our job to cover this latest incident. However, as the son of two Mexican immigrants, I fear that anything I say might be undermined by my “inherent conflict of interest.” As such, I will recuse myself from making any type of comment and will instead turn it over to those who don’t have the same “inherent conflict of interest”: white people.
Here is how white people reacted to Donald Trump’s latest comments:
Saying someone is unfit for a job just because of their ethnicity is a pretty classic definition of racism.
President Trump Monday night, less than 24 hours before he officially kicks off his re-election campaign, leaked shocking details of a secret U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that has been in the planning stages for months.
Trump said in a tweet that starting next week, ICE will remove “millions” of immigrants who have entered the United States illegally.
In a series of tweets Monday night, President Donald Trump threatened mass deportations of undocumented immigrants and said they could happen as soon as next week.
The posts from Trump signaled that a shelved plan for raids in major cities, an idea challenged by former administration officials, could be back on.
This is the first of Trump’s announcements, and like so much else, he made it on Twitter.
In a report from the Washington Post, Kirsten Nielsen was forced to resign from her post as DHS Secretary because of her hesitancy to move forward with the plan the president announced on Monday.
Last year, the government had already begun processing deportation orders for thousands of undocumented families, but Nielsen and others were worried about the complications of these orders. So Trump replaced them.
Trump, his top immigration adviser Stephen Miller, and other supporters of the plan, which will largely affect families, reportedly want to send a message to any migrants considering crossing the border. Deterrence was also the driving force behind the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. The mass arrests the president says will
begin next week could result in the splitting up of thousands of families who have been living in the United States for years, if not decades.
The consequences of such a plan could have devastating effects on tens of thousands of families.
The Post paints a grim picture of what the operation could look like: “Should adults be arrested without their children because they are at school, day care, summer camp or a friend’s house, it is possible parents could be deported while their children are left behind.”
In fact, according to some experts family separation is equivalent in trauma to several forms of physical and emotional abuse.
The government has claimed the deportations would be carried out with “with compassion and humanity.” But promises to carry out deportations in a compassionate way have never come to fruition, despite similar claims from numerous administrations: There’s no kind way to uproot someone’s life against their will, and no nice method for sending a person back to a dangerous situation. And there’s definitely no nice way of tearing children from their mothers and fathers.
Trump’s announcement seems to not only surprise the public but his own government as well.
The curious thing about the president’s tweets Monday night is that deportation raids typically aren’t announced ahead of time, as the element of surprise is often crucial. ICE officials were reportedly unaware that Trump planned to tweet about the arrests and the agency was “stunned” that Trump announced the plan on Twitter.
Many pointed out that announcement was made on the eve of Trump’s kick-off of his reelection campaign on Tuesday.
I mean why else would Trump jump the gun and compromise the deportation plan? Look no further than his tweet Tuesday morning — as well as several others from the past few days — teasing his big rally in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday night, during which he will officially relaunch his re-election campaign. Announcing a big crackdown on undocumented immigrants is a pretty juicy piece of red meat for Trump to throw to his supporters. The president apparently couldn’t resist.
The reactions on Twitter have been swift.
To many, the cruelty is shocking but many realize that the cruelty is the point.
Some have called total BS on many of the government’s supposed ‘pro-life’ stances.
Like seriously, you can’t call yourself pro-life and then go above and beyond to ruin the lives of thousands of families.
While some on Twitter wanted to point out the shocking levels of hipocrisy coming from the President.
His own wife would be a target of his new immigration enforcement policies.
Many on Twitter asked “what can we do to help?”
Many followed up with tips of keeping the pressure on your government representatives on a daily basis. Getting your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.
And one group that provides legal services to immigrants was quick to remind people of their rights during these scary times.
In what’s sure to be a frightening time for undocumented immigrants, RAICES, a Texas nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants, was quick to remind people of their rights. If ICE raids your workplace, the group noted in a tweet responding to Trump, you don’t have to speak, you do have the right to a lawyer, and you don’t have to sign any documents.
We’ve all experienced road rage at least once in our lifetime. If you commute every day, then it’s probably more of a daily occurrence. The way you choose to deal with the road rage could result in damage to your mental state, to your car, or the other driver. We’ve seen countless of stories in which a simple case of road rage can turn deadly, or plain ugly.
A white couple pulled over to confront a Latino couple in a terrible case of road rage where things escalated quickly.
We’re not sure what transpired before the passengers in the video began recording. What is clear is that the white couple pulled ahead of them (on the freeway), stopped the car and began to come at the Latino family aggressively.
You can hear the passengers calling the police way before the white couple even steps out of the car.
The white woman approached the Latino family and it seemed things only got worse after the white lady referred to them as “beaners.”
That is when all hell broke loose. It’s as if the white couple had no idea that this Latino couple would retaliate against them, and did they ever.
The white couple backed off only after the Latino couple went after them physically after calling them beaners.
This is a new fighting tactic we have never seen, at least when it comes to road rage. The Latino couple was not going to let the other family get away without a proper fight.
Here’s how people on social media reacted to the instance of racism that led to this point.
So it’s officially true: women have the first and last word, always.
The white couple sure had a loud bark but not much of a bite.
The fear was clear once they got close enough to see who was in the car. Before that, it was clear that the first couple to get out of the car was ready to throw down.
Whoever was recording could be the next Martin Scorsese.
The 911 operator was trying his best to find out what was going on but it is hard to understand the person giving directions.
When you get pushed to the edge so often, you will break at some point.
At least they have a recording that proves the other couple started it.
In the end, people on social media are siding with the Latino family caught up in the road rage incident.
Violence is never the answer but it is important to be ready to defend yourself. Honestly. this father was ready to defend his family.
A lot of people saw the whole situation as a no-win situation given the current state of our government and distrust in police.
That is why we have to keep recording at all times.