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Re: Another reason to Love Scotland other than whisky

July 06, 2016 06:35AM

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But, this is a thread about Trump and the US. If he gets elected, and gets his way with his immigration hardline, do you foresee American citizens being harassed because they don't look, dress, worship or speak like you or I? 'Cause that's what's happening over there now. And already here, to some extent.

I think its a lot of fear mongering

1 - If they hold companies liable for hiring illegals/undocumented workers (Pick your poison) Trump would be putting himself in the firing lines as I'm sure one of his companies has tapped this workforce

2 - IMO what Europe is dealing wrt immigration is considerably different than what we in the US deal with. So I dont think its an apples to apples comparison. Much of the immigration coming to the US going to areas where there is already a "culture" for the immigrants - Hispanics have developed cultural centers and have are assimilating, Somali's have established roots in places like DC & Mpls smoothing the transition.

#1 - Agree
#2 - News accounts seem to imply otherwise. There have been backlash anti-Muslim attacks after most US terror attacks, and many foreign. After the terrorist attacks in France, anti-Muslim attacks in the US occurred at the rate of 10 per day for a week. There are enclaves, but there are also areas where Muslims live and work embedded in non-Muslim areas. Heck, my next-door Muslim neighbors are the only ones around where I live. Anti-Muslim backlash attacks happen in both situations. My worry is what will happen when President Trump (shudder) eggs them on. Or when his initiatives are denied by Congress or negated by SCOTUS. We don't have a great track record.

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