Each Trump attempt at a Muslim/refugee Ban included waivers to allow the administration to claim that individuals from the banned countries who pose no security threat could enter the U.S. But a Senate inquiry showed that to be #FakeNews: less than 2% of visa applicants from banned countries under the most recent iteration were granted waivers. It looks like national security doesn’t count, and the goal is to ban as many Muslims as possible, doesn’t it?  On a TOTALLY separate note, turns out that Trump appointed a lobbying director for an SPLC-designated hate group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), to become a senior policy adviser to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). What did this guy, Robert Law, do at FAIR? He “denigrated Dreamers, argued that the United States should end birthright citizenship, and recommended that the government reduce the number of refugees and immigrants coming into the country.” What a perfect match: put the white nativist in charge of dealing with immigrants! In case you were wondering, yes, this guy was at USCIS when they removed the phrase "nation of immigrants" from the organization’s mission statement. You be the judge. We would have more to say about all this, but the mayor of Oakland already stepped in with this perfect response to Jeff Sessions on Wednesday regarding to DOJ’s suing of California over DACA compliance.

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