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Yonatan Zunger 🔥 @yonatanzunger
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If you don't understand the full significance of what the Trump regime is doing to immigrants: it's looking for more excuses to mark *anyone* as deportable, and to eliminate the need for due process when it does so.…
Naturalized citizens, too.…
And now the prediction: This is going to be extended more and more, to find categories of people whose citizenship can be suspended or revoked, including native-born citizens.
That means seizure of passports (you can't leave the country), and it means being pulled into this separate system of detention camps and no due process of law.
This move to strip people of citizenship is crucial to understand: it's the first move in making sure that the powers the regime is currently asserting over immigrants and their children will also apply to *you.*
The government just lost a court case where they tried to make participating in protests a Federal felony. (They were asking for 60+ year prison sentences) So what's next? Pack the courts, or remove things from their jurisdiction.
If the government is openly trying to make protesting a major felony, you can bet they won't stop just because some judge threw their case out. (After nearly a year and a half, I might add, and several of the 200+ defendants taking a plea)
Citizenship law is interesting because a lot of it happens in immigration courts—which aren't technically courts at all. They're *administrative* courts, part of the executive branch, and the rules of due process and so on are completely different.
Right now, the idea is to normalize revoking people's citizenship. At what point does participating in some kind of resistance against the government, or having done so in the past, become grounds for revocation?
Were you photographed at a protest in the past year and a half? Have you given money through traceable means to an organization which might retroactively be labeled a "terrorist group?"
The system of "no-fly lists" and so on created by Bush and built out under Obama is ample precedent for "national security concerns" to create unappealable secret lists of people to be restricted from certain things. Courts will remember that.
Nobody is safe while their neighbor's house is on fire. If they can go after immigrants with extralegal means, if they can steal people's children and imprison people indefinitely, they can do it to you, too. //
Postscript: Here's a good summary and overview thread of the J20 case (about making protest criminal), from one of the few news organizations that was brave enough to cover it from beginning to end. (They do good work: Support them)

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