Mar 8, 2017
In Emil Amok's Takeout, host Emil Guillermo, writer on the Asian American Legal Defense and Educaton Fund blog (www.aaldef.org/blog) talks about the new travel ban.
Even sanitized, the ban is an attack on Muslims and Muslim Americans.
Beyond the travelers it specifically bans, it authorizes a provision to create a data base of foreign nationals in America and the crimes they commit.
A score card! What better way to criminalize an innocent community. It's another wrongheaded attempt by Trump 45 which will only alienate and anger Islamic people, not just from the six countries in the ban, but all Islamic countries and the communities where they live in America.
Good job, Trump!
Emil also talks to Deepa Iyer, author of the book, "We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim,and Sikh immigrants shape our multi-racial future."
Iyer says immigrant communities are already in fear. She denounces the travel ban, and talks about how it fans xenophobia in the U.S.
Specifically, she talks about the shooting death in Olathe, Kansas, where one Indian engineer was killed and a second on injured in February.
Iyer says the killing has impacted the Indian community, which she says is "becoming woke."
Go to Emil Amok's bio at http://www.aaldef.org/blog