Trump to refugees: Go home and die!

Posted by | January 28, 2017 15:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

Many refugees are fleeing imminent danger, arrest, and/or execution. Is there any other way to interpret this breaking news from the New York Times concerning DHS’s almost instantaneous action on xenophobe-in-chief Donald John Trump’s edict executive order?

President Trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the United States and across the globe on Saturday, slamming the border shut for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio, among countless others.

Around the nation, security officers at major international gateways had new rules to follow. Humanitarian organizations scrambled to cancel long-planned programs, delivering the bad news to families who were about to travel. Refugees who were airborne on flights when the order was signed were detained at airports.

Reports rapidly surfaced Saturday morning of students attending American universities who were blocked from getting back into the United States from visits abroad. One student said in a Twitter post that he would be unable to study at Yale. Another who attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was refused permission to board a plane. Stanford University was reportedly working to help a Sudanese student return to California.

It goes without saying that there are many others besides students on green cards seeking refuge in the USA. Unless those people are lucky enough to come from a Middle East nation that is currently doing business with Trump, they can’t come to the land of “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”

Mr. Trump’s order, enacted with the stroke of a pen on Friday afternoon, suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Department of Homeland Security said that the executive order barred green card holders from those countries from re-entering the United States.

At least one case quickly prompted a legal challenge as lawyers representing two Iraqi refugees held at Kennedy International Airport in New York filed a motion early Saturday seeking to have their clients released. They also filed a motion for class certification, in an effort to represent all refugees and other immigrants who they said were being unlawfully detained at ports of entry.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an interpreter who worked on behalf of the United States government in Iraq, was released. After nearly 19 hours of detention, Mr. Darweesh began to cry as he spoke to reporters, putting his hands behind his back and miming handcuffs.

“What I do for this country? They put the cuffs on,” Mr. Darweesh said. “You know how many soldiers I touch by this hand?”

The other man the lawyers are representing, Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, remained in custody as his legal advocates sought his release.

Inside the airport, one of the lawyers, Mark Doss, a supervising attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project, asked a border agent, “Who is the person we need to talk to?”

“Call Mr. Trump,” said the agent, who declined to identify himself.

Of course he declined to identify himself. He refused to refer to Mr. Trump as “president.”

There is a sliver of good news, though: at least one detainee has been allowed into the USA.

A refugee who was detained in a New York airport due to President Trump’s immigration ban has been released into the U.S., two lawmakers announced Saturday.

Hameed Jhalid Darweesh, an Iraqi who worked for the U.S. government in Iraq for 10 years, was barred from entering the U.S. at first when he landed at Kennedy Airport in New York on Friday night, hours after Trump signed his executive order.

Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced outside the airport Saturday that Darweesh was being released. Further details as to his future were not clear. A reporter’s photo appeared to show him outside the airport and leaving.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Liberaland
By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

61 responses to Trump to refugees: Go home and die!

  1. mea_mark January 28th, 2017 at 15:25

    Little Donald is now helping the terrorist do their recruiting. Should we consider this treason? How much should we allow this mad man to undermine our national security?

    • Mike N. January 29th, 2017 at 10:38

      And the US military relies on the assistance of Iraqi citizens; why should they help us now?

      • mea_mark January 29th, 2017 at 11:35

        They shouldn’t as well as many other nations. We should be isolated and sanctioned just like we do to belligerent states we don’t like. We are now the bad evil empire because of tRump and we should be treated accordingly.

  2. StoneyCurtisll January 28th, 2017 at 15:36

    Well, after theses people are “totally extremely vetted”, (what ever that means) they will some day be allowed into the land of the free, where we welcome all newcomers…

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker January 28th, 2017 at 15:53

      X2 bro

    • Suzanne McFly January 28th, 2017 at 15:54

      I posted that quote on my FB, I am waiting to hear from my friends who feed in to hate peddled by rump. I normally am not political on FB, but this slob has changed the world for me. No one will say I was quiet while this took place.

    • Larry Schmitt January 28th, 2017 at 16:02

      Isn’t “totally vetted” like being a little bit pregnant? You either are or you aren’t.

  3. StoneyCurtisll January 28th, 2017 at 15:44

    Trump doesn’t ban people from the country that 15 of the 19 9-11 hijackers came from,(Suadia Arabia)..(he has important business dealings with the Royal family)..
    Money/personal profits over national security..
    Impeachment now~!

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker January 28th, 2017 at 15:52

    Trump is taking a wrecking ball to the statue of liberty.
    He’s such a little ignorant person.

    • whatthe46 January 28th, 2017 at 16:03

      petty and vindictive. a lot of what he is doing is because he’s pissed about not having won the popular vote and all the protest around the world at his being in the WH. i hate that POS with a passion.

    • fahvel January 29th, 2017 at 04:33

      I like the word little but wouldn’r small be better? English question.

  5. William January 28th, 2017 at 16:04

    Irony . Had it not been for a Syrian immigrant, Cheeto-Hitler might not be tweeting at all. tps:// .

  6. labman57 January 28th, 2017 at 16:05

    Fairly consistent with his mindset regarding those who currently depend on the ACA for their chronic illness treatments.

  7. Larry Schmitt January 28th, 2017 at 16:08

    If his purpose for banning immigrants from these countries is to protect us from “dangerous” Muslims, wouldn’t Muslims from every country be “dangerous?” Why would Muslims from Saudi Arabia be any less dangerous than those from Syria?

    • dave-dr-gonzo January 28th, 2017 at 16:15

      To these cretins, every Muslim is a threat. The trope “Islamic extremists” paints EVERY Muslim as a violent terrorist and “justifies” draconian action.

      • Larry Schmitt January 28th, 2017 at 16:29

        Which makes my point about the countries he left off the list. If they are all a threat, shouldn’t they all be banned?

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak January 28th, 2017 at 19:14

      Well, since Saudi Arabia is one of the few counties interested in doing business with him – that would explain it all.

      He’s got loan sharks just WAITING for him to say the wrong thing.

    • Robert M. Snyder January 28th, 2017 at 21:47

      Read Trump’s executive order. It does not mention any countries by name, except for Syria.

      Trump’s executive order says “I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order.”

      The law to which Trump is referring was created under the Obama administration. It was the Dept. of Homeland Security, under Obama, that identified these seven countries as “countries of concern”.

  8. William January 28th, 2017 at 16:11

    • fahvel January 29th, 2017 at 04:30

      please Daniel, never apologize for the comments directed to an empty orange shell of hate and idiocy.

  9. crc3 January 28th, 2017 at 16:37

    First off…many future terrorists are already in this country hunkering down. Secondly…the Canadian border is extremely vast and anyone with the will to enter this country will do exactly that because it is impossible to stop them all. If anything this move by Rump could or will radicalize many more people around the world. This moron of a “president” may be one of their first targets…

    • whatthe46 January 28th, 2017 at 17:03

      i have no issues with the last sentence.

    • causeican January 28th, 2017 at 21:35

      I believe donald will use any terrorist attack as justification to increase the U.S. footprint in the Middle East. He may even be trying to provoke an attack for this very reason.

  10. Obewon January 28th, 2017 at 17:17

    “Head off. Bone out”-heard at a seafood store. Sounds just like that guy moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  11. amersham1046 January 28th, 2017 at 18:08

    For 9/11 they used Saudi passports with student visas, looks like it would work again

    • fahvel January 29th, 2017 at 04:28

      and that, sadly, is not an exaggeration. americans will be very visible targets and any ensuing tragedy will be part of the pigs legacy which will be hopefully very short.

    • Carla Akins January 29th, 2017 at 04:58

      Maybe yes, maybe no – the screening process has changed significantly since then so I don’t know if that’s an apples to apples thing.

      • Reason0verhate January 29th, 2017 at 09:34

        F you, you hideous troll b tch

        • Hirightnow January 29th, 2017 at 10:58

          oooh OOOH!
          Let ME take this one,Carla!…..
          Fuck off and die, you Clearwater fuck.
          (Titusville….wanna talk?)

      • Hirightnow January 29th, 2017 at 11:05

        Respondent’s IP is from Clearwater, Fl…we’re not really proud of these people down here, but like “that”cousin, we have to lay claim to them.
        He’s banned.

  12. amersham1046 January 28th, 2017 at 18:14

    Trump has made every American traveling outside the US a target–
    Yankee go home has an all new meaning

    • whatthe46 January 28th, 2017 at 19:59

      you better believe it. that includes our soldiers. and of course the countries that tRump didn’t ban he has business in and the ones he banned didn’t have anything to do with terrorism at all. of course the ones he didn’t ban, does.

      • crc3 January 29th, 2017 at 13:45

        Rump has business ties in the countries not included in the ban. That fact needs to be investigated also. Impeachment is too good for him. Rump and all of his confederates must be physically removed from office and so does anyone in Congress that opposes Rump’s removal….

  13. StoneyCurtisll January 28th, 2017 at 18:24

    Trump supporters are like Po-Jama people…

  14. ohpaleasegivemeabreak January 28th, 2017 at 19:10

    Holy Holy Holy – see how he’s PURE and HOLY.

  15. jybarz January 28th, 2017 at 19:24

    WTF is wrong with you, Assassins? Get back to work. You guys got a great target that would make the world better instantly. And please don’t forget Pence.

    • fahvel January 29th, 2017 at 04:26

      imagine the green/orange ooze as a fine 50 ca arrives. a form of acceptable pollution.

  16. whatthe46 January 28th, 2017 at 19:56

    tRump has lost what’s left of his fk’n mind:

  17. Larry Schmitt January 28th, 2017 at 20:30

  18. whatthe46 January 28th, 2017 at 21:12

    this just happened.
    a fed. judge issued a stay on tRumps ban.

  19. bpollen January 28th, 2017 at 22:41

    Does anybody else see the resemblance to the Republican healhcare plan?

    • granpa.usthai January 29th, 2017 at 01:31

      no planning?

      • bpollen January 29th, 2017 at 18:14

        That too. I was thinking more along the lines of both having the ultimate solution being “DIE!!!”

  20. labman57 January 29th, 2017 at 00:14

    It’s a tad disingenuous for Trump to claim that he embraces “America First” when he clearly has no clue about the fundamental values that form the foundation of Americana.

    • granpa.usthai January 29th, 2017 at 01:30

      HR Clinton (a real American) who won the popular vote by over 3,000,000 probably would have thought things thru first, including the HISTORY of The United States of America, Republic BETRAYED by prominent republicans.

1 2

Leave a Reply