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Jay Willis: The Supreme Court Buys Into Trump's Anti-Immigrant Fearmongering

April 30, 2020 (1 min read)

Jay Willis, Apr. 29, 2020

"Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to deport more legal permanent residents for criminal convictions that occurred in the distant past. The appalling result in Barton v. Barr again demonstrates the five-justice conservative majority’s willingness to defer to the administration’s xenophobia-infused exercises of executive power. It is also a case study in the use of language that dehumanizes people convicted of crimes in order to inflict state-sanctioned cruelty on them. ... "