This is what you guys want. I rip apart this feminist lady’s article. My writing is in bold italics and her’s is in regular format. Honestly, I just have fun commenting throughout the article. Here’s the link to the original article: Sarah’s Irrational Rant
Ugh, here we go.
Sarah Posner: Sanctuary Cities- December 25, 2017
Sarah probably hates Christmas.
Written by Sarah Posner herself on website rollingstone.com
Published January 2017
From skimming, Sarah is obviously against Trump’s initial immigration plans. Initial LOL
Written article starts,
President Trump is spending his first full week in office fulfilling his campaign promises to his nativist base. Just say you don’t want to secure our borders. Just say you’re an advocate of open borders. You’re playing political charades here. The only difference is, instead of not speaking, you hint at open borders in most of what you write, but don’t explicitly write it out. On Wednesday, he signed two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security that together will require construction of a border wall, increased border patrol, intensified crackdowns on undocumented immigrants and withdrawal of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. You’re saying that like it’s a bad thing. Oh…you are. Okay.
Condemnation of the orders from immigration reform advocates and civil liberties groups has been swift and harsh. As expected. Thomas A. Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, calls the orders “alt-right, dog-whistle executive directives” that would have a “long-term cost to the soul and safety of our nation.” Such a beautiful execution of pretty much saying nothing.
What’s more, advocates say, the orders are a solution in search of a problem. I won’t deny the fact that the right blow it up more than what it is. Especially crime. Contrary to Trump’s portrayal of a surge of undocumented immigrants crossing the border unabated, net migration from Mexico “is at its lowest point in history,” says Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza. Cough cough Obama Cough cough Building the wall, in addition to being ineffective, is a “grave symbolic error for a country that has always been a beacon of freedom to the world,” she says. Shouldn’t you like, reverse that sentence emphasizing on why the wall is ineffective?
Trump has further provoked a confrontation with Mexico by insisting that he can force it to pay for the wall – after American taxpayers have footed the bill. Funniest moment in political history right there when he said that. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has said Mexico will not, in fact, pay for the wall, announced Thursday morning that he had canceled a scheduled meeting at the White House next week.
Adding to the alarm over the two executive orders Trump signed Wednesday is a leaked draft of a third executive order that that appears to be a version of Trump’s promised Muslim ban. According to the leaked draft, that order would institute an immediate, four-month halt to the entry of refugees, an end to the Syrian refugee resettlement program, and restrictions on the entry of people traveling or immigrating from countries the draft order calls “of particular concern.” It also calls for the collection of information about “foreign-born individuals” in the United States, which could include naturalized U.S. citizens. I’m curious to your opinion on what that means. Oh……you’re not going to give it. Okay. The White House has not said whether or when Trump will sign the order, or some version of it.
While many advocates are not commenting on the document while it is still in draft, others are reacting to the possibility that Trump will sign it or something like it. You should probably listen to the many advocates. Just sayin’. Mark Hetfield, president of HIAS – founded in 1881 to assist Jews fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe and Russia, and now actively resettling Syrian refugees He must have a great argument. I mean, he’s a hero. – calls the draft order “obscene,” “offensive” and “an outrage.”
“It’s unbelievable,” Hetfield says, that the leaked draft is being circulated the same week as Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on Friday. “The irony must be lost on him, but the entire Refugee Convention came out of the ashes of the Holocaust, and he’s abdicating American responsibility when it comes to refugees. It’s disgusting.” Bummer.
Trump even faces criticism from a core segment of his base: evangelicals. Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, which also resettles refugees, calls the draft order an “overreaction” that “further traumatizes the very people who are running from the terror we’re trying to stop.” Haha you would think it has been passed for a few months now by how she writes about it, but it’s still in draft!
Reacting to language in the leaked draft that “the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry and hatred America feeds off bigotry. You feed off of bigotry Sarah. … or those who would oppress members of one race, one gender, or sexual orientation,” Ingrid Mattson, a prominent Muslim leader and academic, asked on Twitter, “What will he do about the Americans who do this?” Great point to bring up, but they’re still denying the fact that there are radical Muslims out there. Oh, it’s a very small percentage? Okay, well I’ll let her argue those facts instead of playing devil’s advocate.
Such questions appear to be of little consequence to the new president, who spoke at the immigration order signing at DHS with the same dog-whistles that energized his base from the start of his campaign. He never even mentioned doing anything to Muslim Americans. Stop blowing things out of proportion that haven’t even been said. There’s no fucking middle ground to these articles. They’re either stupid and simple as fuck or complicated and hard to analyze….as hell. He portrayed an America under siege from an endless flow of terror and crime across the border, and pledged to “restore the rule of law in the United States.”
“Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders,” he said, (gay voice) Jeeze, stop giving me these confident and powerful Trump quotes. Getting me all enerchgized. What side do you want me on Shsarah? praising Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents, and calling DHS “a law enforcement agency.”
Laws, said Trump ominously, “will be enforced, and enforced strongly.” Cold as ICE.
La Raza’s Murguía says that by “setting in motion a mass deportation force” and punishing cities that protect the undocumented from deportation, Trump is creating the “potential to unleash a lot of chaos and fear.” Yeah, a lot of people who didn’t take the proper procedures to enter this country.
Sanctuary cities, she says, contrary to Trump’s insinuations, do not harbor criminals. Okay, maybe Fox News blew this thing out of proportion, but don’t tell me a city with millions of people doesn’t harbor any illegal criminal immigrants. That’s just illogical. With the executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from cities that refuse to turn over undocumented residents to immigration authorities, Trump is attempting to force local police to become part of his immigration force, seeking out and turning over undocumented residents even if they have not been convicted of a crime. So for example, if an undocumented immigrant gets pulled over for a busted tail light and doesn’t have a driver’s license. Because if you’re in Lansing, Michigan, for example, you’re most likely not going to have a driver’s license. Do you know why? Because only 12 states allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s license’ and Michigan isn’t one of them. Where is the argument that there’s a bunch of illegals out there who are driving without passing an official driver’s test required by federal law? Yes, I’m sure many of them take transportation……but still! Guess where I discovered that fact? A fucking Jorge Ramos documentary! Just kinda slipped out. Fucking hell. These provisions are likely to provoke litigation by localities against the federal government. She’s right. She is so right about this. She is so right it’s ridiculous and I’m not being sarcastic.
Trump’s actions also are having an immediate effect on residents of border communities. In the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, close to the Mexico border, people are “terrified,” says Michael Seifert, the coordinator for the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, a community organizing group that works with and advocates for immigrants. “Hey man, I’m with you. I advocate for immigrants. I hate that Trump guy. I mean, they’re citizens too ya know? They did their papers and we already told them they could come……Oh so we’re advocating for the ones who came here without signin’ the papers? Aren’t they like, not supposed to do that? Why did you just say immigrants then? I’m confused.” It really does more harm than good when you don’t specify what the fuck you’re talking about.
Residents fear the coming intensified crackdown, says Seifert, as they are already subject to questioning from the Customs and Border Control agents patrolling their communities. “Subject to questioning.” Oh what a broad term. Seifert and other advocates point to deaths and injuries to residents at the hands of border control agents; the Southern Borders Community Coalition, which maintains data on these incidents, says that 46 people have died “as the result of an encounter with U.S. border agents” since 2010. Unjustified deaths? That’s like saying Rob O’Neill killed a guy in Pakistan without mentioning that guy happened to be Osama bin Laden. You’re audience must be retarded or something. I gotta stop talking like that, because I’m retarded. I’m just not brainwashed. An October 2016 investigation in The Guardian documented the increasing militarization of border control, and how it has led to abuses. I’ve just accepted the fact that this woman doesn’t have a firm grasp of reality, yet she’s profiting greatly off of it. Just a fact.
One of the executive orders Trump signed Wednesday calls for hiring 5,000 additional border control officers, and orders the DHS secretary to “allocate all legally available resources to immediately construct, operate, control, or establish contracts to construct, operate, or control facilities to detain aliens at or near the land border with Mexico.” The other requires the hiring of an additional 10,000 immigration officers.
“Expanding the size and power of security forces in the border area,” says Southern Borders Community Coalition Director Christian Ramirez in a statement, “will further erode the freedoms and rights of tens of millions of people who call the southern border communities home.” If I found a hobo in my basement who called my basement home, I would kick him out regardless of race or where he’s from. If I lived with 2 other people in a 4 bedroom house with room for another roommate who contributes, I’ll accept anyone who seems cool and has a job regardless of race, sex (if they’re comfortable with it. I wouldn’t ask first) religion, (unless a radical Muslim) or where they are from as long as they sign the lease. It’s not that simple, but it’s that simple.
Trump’s plans and threats to detain more undocumented immigrants, says Vicki Gaubeca, director for the Regional Center for Border Rights at the ACLU of New Mexico, “benefit no one except private prison operators and politicians trying to score some political point.” There’s definitely some truth to that I’m sure.
Seifert cites an instance of a mother, who was undocumented, being picked up by border control as she walked her children to school, and subsequently deported.
“A family split up on a school day,” he says. “That happens all the time.” It’s like we learned when we were 2 years old. Actions have consequences.
Now, with Trump’s orders, he adds, “there’s a generalized fear across the community” of agents who are “already out of control.” Tana vs. Idubbbz
Other civil liberties advocates say millions more fear increased profiling and intimidation at the internal checkpoints, located within 100 miles of the Mexico border, that are intended to catch undocumented immigrants as they travel.
Gaubeca says the ACLU has “heard a lot of complaints from Latino and Hispanic families who have lived here for generation that they feel like they are being profiled at the checkpoints.” It’s hard not to given that most of illegal immigrants are Latino and Hispanic families. But I don’t believe people should be searched based on their appearance, unless their appearance is being drunk or high. They should have a probable cause.
She adds that these checkpoints nonetheless have been ineffective at catching undocumented immigrants. “Less than one percent of people detained for being undocumented are detained at internal checkpoints,” she says.
At his DHS appearance, though, Trump’s attention is on pushing false, fear-mongering claims about undocumented immigrants’ supposed propensity to criminality. That doesn’t even sound hard to believe, but you’re not giving me anything of substance Sarah. I wish I could see how bad of a guy Trump is if he is. I want to if he is, but all I see is FAKE NEWS. He has on hand members of the Remembrance Project, a group that draws attention to the family members of people murdered by undocumented immigrants. Since the summer of 2015, Trump has exploited the tragic stories of the Remembrance Project as purported evidence of the need for an immigration crackdown. I mean, she’s being a hypocrite, but everyone’s a hypocrite. She’s right about this if it’s anything like they do on Fox News.
But in the weeks after Trump’s 2015 presidential campaign announcement, the Washington Post concluded that Trump had made “false comments connecting Mexican immigrants and crime.” I like the Washington Post. I’ll go ahead and say it now so it’s out there. The data, the newspaper’s fact-checker concluded, “are not indicative of general crime trends of non-citizens,” citing Congressional Research Service findings that “the vast majority of unauthorized immigrants do not fit in the category that fits Trump’s description: aggravated felons, whose crimes include murder, drug trafficking or illegal trafficking of firearms.” Yep. He probably wouldn’t have won if he didn’t use these over exaggerations. Just like Sarah Posner wouldn’t be successful if she gave an actual argument and instead of using victimhood and misguided verbiage. 95% of the time she doesn’t use an actual argument anyways, citing from an actual journalist who gives facts. You know, substance.
From his border town, Seifert also counters Trump’s claims about increased crime caused by undocumented immigrants. He says Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen, the largest towns in the Rio Grande Valley, are safe communities, and that rather than fearing crime from undocumented immigrants, residents fear border control officers who might profile them, detain them or tear their families apart. And still use the same argument whether guilty or not.
In the wake of the executive orders, Seifert says his organization is helping residents prepare as if for a natural disaster, assembling “very practical survival methods,” including provisions for what will happen to their children if they are separated. And he should. They should be prepared.
“We do it during hurricane season – now we’re doing it for border control season,” he says. “It’s not a normal life.” Sounds like he cares about the people and I respect that.
_*1st Impression: Disagreeing with Sarah- She’s an activist. It’s sad what that word has devolved down into. This is an example of political propaganda. This is very misguided. If I read this not knowing anything about the US and Mexico, I’d think, “Wow. That Trump guy is as bad as Hitler!” **
__Luckily, I know enough to call bullshit on this article. I think the only time I agreed with her was when she was talking about Trump exploiting victims to help him score political points. UGH. Of course it was cited from another web article. Not like someone who actually did the research to find people who did the statistics, but just read another article that did the research and just copied them. It’s basically gossiping on a journalistic level. It’s not cool. Bitch.
Trump is doing the right thing. I don’t like when he exploited those families, but I still agree with his motives. Not everything can be perfect I guess.