Trump Shafts Bahamian Hurricane Dorian Refugees by Kicking Them off Ferry Bound for Florida. The Malicious War on Refugees of Color Continues.

September 9th 2019

President Trump Speaks with the Bahamian Prime Minister ( The White House )

President Trump Speaks with the Bahamian Prime Minister (The White House)

By Annieli (from the Daily Kos community)

Daily Kos

The M.O. of the Trump administration is to ratchet up conflict wherever it can, from enforcing visa requirements after the devastation in the Bahamas, to extorting opposition investigations in Ukraine, and now trying to incite more violence from the Taliban. It may be the only way Trump can gain reelection in 2020.

Follow @BrianEntin who is reporting from the Bahamas that people seeking refuge from the hurricane & who would normally be permitted to enter the US without a visa, are being forced off the ferry in Freeport. So sadly on brand for the Trump administration.

— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 9, 2019

Hundreds like Renard Oliver and his baby now have to get off the ferry from Freeport, Bahamas to Florida. He was trying to evacuate — told he could leave with Bahamian passport and police record like normal but then ferry crew says US Goverment called and changed plan last minute

— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 8, 2019

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The Trump admin would love nothing more than to provoke a highly traumatized, desperate group of Bahamians and Haitians into becoming violent so they could use the images to justify not granting entry/asylum/residency/citizenship, etc., and to further a white supremacist agenda.

— Leah McElrath 🏳️‍🌈 (@leahmcelrath) September 9, 2019

That’s it. We’re leaving — all Bahamian evacuees without a visa taken off. The Bahamians who remain are in shock. No one understands why the rule was changed at the last minute. The parents and kids now stuck on the island.

— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 9, 2019

Trump says Bahamas death toll would be higher without his help

— Ellen Gill (@EllenGill65) September 9, 2019

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has risen to 43, and officials say that number will go up drastically as hundreds of residents remain missing.

— CNN International (@cnni) September 7, 2019

The GOP is consistent. They cheat to win. E.g., voter suppression, restrictions on voting (causing long lines and taking hours to vote), and notwithstanding it violates federal law, Trump wants Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden to create a scandal or no aid $$. GOP=anti-democracy!

— John Dean (@JohnWDean) September 8, 2019

Trump suspended the delivery of $250 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
The fact that we even have to wonder whether he is catering to Putin or trying to get Ukraine to help his reelection prospects is deeply alarming.

— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) September 9, 2019


NEW: I got ahold of a draft copy of the House Judiciary Committee's resolution laying out impeachment procedures and due process for President Trump. It is likely to get a vote this week.

Here's what it says:

— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) September 8, 2019

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