Thursday, 27 February 2020

free white persons of good moral character

Removing another pesky obstacle on the path towards nativist fascism, we learn via Boing Boing, the US Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs issued a press release yesterday announcing the creation of a section focused on investigating and litigating the revocation of citizenship acquired through the naturalization process.
The first candidates for denaturalization are terrorists, war criminals, sex offenders and other fraudsters and puts the onus of proof on the government to demonstrate, on a case-by-case basis, that the defendant’s citizenship was “illegally procured” or otherwise procured “by concealment of a material fact or by willful misrepresentation” and carry no statute of limitations or presumably grandfather clause and coincided with the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Trump’s means test requirement for immigration, allowing the US to deny an immigration claim based on the likelihood of the applicant becoming a “public charge”—a burden on the state. Discounting the very real risk of creating stateless people whom migrated from places that no longer exist, the criteria for adjudication is far from objective.