Governor Angers Muslim Group by Accusing Trump of Waging ‘Jihad’ on Illegal Aliens

By Townhall. During a press brief in Puerto Rico Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) compared the current administration’s efforts to curb illegal immigration to Islamic Jihad.

“They are on a Jihad to deport as many people as they can who they believe are not in the United States legally,” Cuomo said.

“This administration is on a crusade against people who they do not consider original Americans, which is specious and hypocritical at best [because] unless you’re a member of a Native American tribe, then you’re really an immigrant to the United States.” . . .

On Tuesday, the Muslim Democratic Club of New York’s board secretary, Sadaf Mehdi issued a statement requesting an apology from Cuomo for his misuse of the word jihad.

“Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda is rooted in white nationalism, racism, and xenophobia. Governor Cuomo’s comparison of it to a ‘jihad’ only perpetuates the Islamophobic trope that acts of violence are somehow a Muslim invention,” the statement said. (Read more from “Governor Angers Muslim Group by Accusing Trump of Waging ‘Jihad’ on Illegal Aliens” HERE)

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DOJ Tells Agency to Use ‘Illegal Aliens’

By Numbers USA. The Department of Justice issued guidance this week, instructing U.S. attorneys offices to use the term “illegal alien” instead of “undocumented” when referring to a foreign national illegally residing in the U.S. The guidance states that the DOJ should use the term “illegal alien” because it is used in the U.S. Code to describe foreign nationals who reside in the country unlawfully.

“The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in U.S. code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country,” the email states.

The email goes on to say that when referring to a foreign national who is either residing in the country legally or with an unknown immigration status, offices should describe them by their country of citizenship. It adds that U.S. citizens or green card holders are to be described as a “resident” of the city or state they reside in and that the agency can refer to their citizenship or immigration status if it is pertinent to the factual record of the case. (Read more from “DOJ Tells Agency to Use ‘Illegal Aliens'” HERE)

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