Monday, November 14, 2016

Trump's Forced Expulsion Constitutes as a Crime Against Humanity

Donald J. Trump's proposed removal of 3 million undocumented immigrants would have to constitute as a crime against humanity.  Practice Relating to Rule 129. The Act of Displacement

The number that Trump used in the 60 Minutes program today is a Pinocchio number.  Being deported and coming back into the country is a federal crime.  Illegal entry into the country is a misdemeanor.  Re-entry after being deported is a felony.

The total number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is 11.4 million.  3 million out of 11.4 million is 26% or 1/4 of the total undocumented population in the United States.

Hispanics account for 50 % of new federal prison populations.  The breakdown for federal Hispanic incarceration in 1991 was 60% for drugs and 20% for immigration causes.  By 2007, the numbers were reversed, 60% for immigration offenses and 20% for drug offenses.

Mass deportations of people are generally treated as crimes against humanity.  3 million persons is a large number.  In 1933 through 1944 Germany, the Germans Nazis transported millions of persons to over 40,000 concentration camps, included in these number are the 6 million Jews who were eventually executed by the Third Reich.

Most of us have a vivid memory of Jews being loaded onto freight trains as they were moved out to these concentration camps.  100 persons to each train.

It would take 30,000 train cars to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants.  It would take 120,000 freight cars to displace, forcibly move, 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Nationally, Whites make up 64% of the US population and account for 39% of the incarcerated population, Hispanics, are 16% of the US population and 17% of the incarcerated population and Blacks account for 13% of the US population and 40% of the incarcerated population.  In 2013 the total number of incarcerated persons in the US was 2,220,300 and the number on parole or supervised probation numbered 4,751,400.
"Hispanics represented nearly one-in-three (31%) inmates incarcerated in federal prisons in 2007, a greater share than whites (28%) but a smaller share than blacks (37%) (Bureau of Justice Statistics Program). This stands in sharp contrast to the ethnic and racial makeup of state prisons and local jails, where more than nine-in-ten (91%) of the 2.3 million inmates in this country are held. Among inmates held in state prisons, 19% were Hispanic, 36% were white and 39% were black in 2005 (West and Sabol, 2008). Among inmates held in local jails, 16% were Hispanic, 43% were white and 39% were black in 2007 (Pastore and Maguire, 2009)."

Ice currently holds 41,000 undocumented immigrants.

From the numbers above, you can get an understanding of where the Trump Gestapo is going to pick up the first few hundred thousand undocumented immigrants to deport, i.e., displace.  Here they are going to have to wait a few years for these persons to be released.  So where will the Trump Gestapo find the other 2,700,000 "criminal" undocumented persons to deport or possible incarcerate?

The Trump Gestapo will go house by house, workplace by workplace, bars, restaurants, farm fields, barrios identifying each of the remaining 2,700,000 of them.

Like in Nazi Germany, today the Trump Gestapo comes for 3 million undocumented immigrants, tomorrow it comes for the remaining 8 million.  The day after, its comes for the 4 million natural born citizens of undocumented families.

Forced displacement, that is, expulsion, of 15 million undocumented immigrants and their natural born children is about where Nazi Germany got to in 1942 Europe.  You know the rest of the story.  We do not need another Holocaust Museum.
Author:  Voice of the Mainland, a LULAC Leader from Texas.  The League of United Latin American Citizens is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights in the U.S.  

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