#TheResistance on the local level
Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible
“On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released a pair of memos laying out how the agency intends to implement President Donald Trump’s executive orders on domestic immigration enforcement. In addition to calling for a massive increase in the number of immigration agents and the deputizing of local and state law enforcement across the country — described in the documents as a “force multiplier” — the memos dramatically expand the range of people who can be deported without seeing a judge.”
So how do we stop this? By gathering a group of like minded citizens and making an appointment to see our mayor, chair of the board of supervisors, or whoever the local executive is, and telling them we do not approve of our law enforcement being used in this manner. We repeat the process with the local sheriff. While we at it, we let our local elected officials that we have no interest in any new detention center being located in our community.
The question is not whether Trump is Hitler, he is. The question is are we Weimar Germany? That remains to be seen.
In order to destroy the republic Trump will need thousands of collaborators. First of all we must refuse to collaborate, in any way, in his attempted dictatorship. Secondly, we must insist that our local elected officials and civil service not collaborate. The approach I have described can be used in other fights. We can use this approach to oppose pipelines, fracking, charter schools, or anything the community wants to fight.
All this effort can set us up for electoral victory in 2018. The precinct captain’s guide to political victory explains how it is done.