“DACA: The Latest From The Un-Obama.”
If there was one unifier principle emerging from the disaster known as the Trump regime, it’s the president’s singular obsession and mission to erase the executive presence of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
This may be seen most recently in Trump’s bumbling undoing of Obama’s executive order known as DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, done through further endear to his so-called base: white nationals who love to hear about the suffering of non-white others.
Under DACA, some 800,000 young people, many brought to America as babies, were given a pass to live, study, and work in America, often the only home they’ve ever known. Trump’s revocation of DACA snatches that pass away, sending tremors of fear of deportation in nearly a million people. Incredibly, just days before he formally issued his executive revocation, he talked about how much he loved DACA kids. Strange kind of love there.
Meanwhile, Latinos, who are among the largest number of DACA recipients, who come here because of U.S.-supported state violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and Central America, who got a slap in the face from the pardon of Joe Arpaio, the racist and former Arizona sheriff found in criminal contempt of a federal court order, are in no mood for Trumpian love. They know that he ran on anti-Mexican, anti-Latino fear and hate. What’s love got to do with it?
From imprisoned nation. This is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.