uspol, musings on due process 

reminder: if due process is revoked for one group -- illegal immigrants, for example -- it can be revoked for everyone. All the government has to do is say you're an illegal immigrant. You say, "but I'm not, and I can prove it" -- but prove it to who?? the government doesn't have to give you a chance to prove it, that's what revoking due process *means.*

But of course, most people who say it's okay to revoke illegal immigrants' due process are white. so.

uspol, musings on due process 

the cops don't ever demand germans show their papers, or hold a french person without trial out of suspicion of them being an illegal immigrant. because it's not really about immigration, they're just racist.

but the due process point still stands. and to you, racist white person reading this: if the government ever needs a reason to revoke your due process, by letting them revoke brown peoples' due process, you're basically handing it to them.

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uspol, musings on due process and police states 

every police state tells you that you don't have anything to worry about, because it's not *your* rights being taken away. but soon it will be.

when ICE refuses to let a suspected illegal immigrant have a lawyer, and you defend them because "the constitution doesn't apply to non-citizens," you're just making it that much easier for them to refuse you a lawyer too if they ever need to.

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uspol, musings on due process and police states 

@jacethechicken Its also impossible to forget that there's a "fuck up trans people's citizenship papers and ID" memo floating around in this administration, as was seen last December.

That would hit us right here on Masto.

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