Shut up is too the legal term.
Well, we now know Trump's latest plan to subvert democracy and screw over the American people — by pretending that undocumented immigrants just don't exist!
Donald Trump, with the help of John Yoo, as in George W. Bush's torture guy John Yoo, announced yesterday in a memorandum that he would be fucking with the data collected by the Census Bureau and altering it to exclude undocumented immigrants before sending it to Congress. The result of this would be that undocumented immigrants would be ignored when determining how many congressional representatives are allocated to each state, taking congresspeople away from states with high immigrant populations and instead giving them to other, whiter states.
In addition to being white supremacist nonsense, this is also blatantly unconstitutional. But that has never been a problem for this regime!
Yoo and Trump have apparently decided that the Supreme Court's recent decision striking down Trump's attempt to rescind DACA gives Trump carte blanche to do whatever he wants, Constitution and federal law be damned. (Don't try to make sense of it. It is as batshit insane as it sounds.)
The first of many many many many MANY MANY MANY MANY lawsuits to come!
Portland is under attack. Armed men in military-style fatigues are roaming the streets and throwing people into unmarked minivans, shooting at peaceful protesters, and intimidating protesters who dare speak out against police brutality against Black Americans.
And, because we are here in the year of our Satan, 2020, these thugs are federal officers.
As we've previously written about here, here, and here, Donald Trump and acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf (yes, amazingly, that is his real name) have sent stormtroopers to Portland to harass, shoot at, and disappear people. These goons have been terrorizing protesters in the name of "law enforcement," with Wolf calling the protesters "violent anarchists" because of ... wait for it ... because of some graffiti.
Thankfully, the Oregon attorney general is fighting back. Friday night, state AG Ellen Rosenblum filed a complaint in federal court, seeking a stop to this fascist fuckery.
This one's a real sticky wicket!
The city of Portland, Oregon, is under assault from its own federal government.
People are being detained by unidentifiable alleged law enforcement officers, blindfolded, thrown into unmarked vehicles, and detained without even knowing where they are or who is holding them. This is not a dystopian thriller — it's America in 2020.
Since at least July 10, federal officers from the Department of Homeland Security have been terrorizing Black Lives Matter protesters. Now, alleged federal officers wearing military fatigues have been rounding up Portlanders and throwing them into unmarked vans. Because apparently, forcibly disappearing people is something we do now.
Usually, the Department of Homeland Security props up white supremacy by acting as immigration Nazis. Now, it's also brutally attacking journalists, peaceful protesters, and apparently anyone who happens to be in downtown Portland in the middle of the night.
Last weekend, federal officers shot peaceful protester Donavan LaBella in the face with an allegedly "less lethal" weapon. His skull was fractured and he had to undergo reconstructive surgery.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown have both asked the feds to GTFO. These requests have been ignored by both Trump and his chief DHS lackey, Chad Wolf.
Can Trump do this?!
Well, he shouldn't be able to.
Yes, that Neil Gorsuch.
On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise. Forced to leave their ancestral lands in Georgia and Alabama, the Creek Nation received assurances that their new lands in the West would be secure forever. In exchange for ceding"all their land, East of the Mississippi river," the U. S. government agreed by treaty that "the Creek country west of the Mississippi shall be solemnly guarantied to the Creek Indians." Both parties settled on boundary lines for a new and "permanent home to the whole Creek nation," located in what is now Oklahoma The government further promised that "no State or Territory shall ever have a right to pass laws for the government of such Indians, but they shall be allowed to govern themselves."
Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word.
(McGirt v. Oklahoma, opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, yes Neil Gorsuch)
Y'ALL, THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULED IN FAVOR OF INDIAN TRIBES!
IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD YEAR!
We can hardly believe it, ourselves. And we would have told you about it last week, except for how there were 300 other huge Supreme Court cases that came down last week.