“‘This deferred action is a temporary permit,’ says Claudia, who fled from violence in her native Mexico and has been living in the US since 2000. ‘What is going to happen when Mr Obama is no longer president? They are going to know where I am, where my family is. Is it possible that we will all be deported?’ she tells the BBC in El Paso, Texas.” It’s an entirely sensible concern, expressed to the reporter in ‘The silent enemy of Obama’s migrant plans‘ at bbc.com. “Now, with the new executive action, the Obama administration hopes many immigrants will provide their personal details, and it is confident the initiative will not be overturned when a new president comes to the White House in 2017. Remind you of anything? TTAG reader NC sees a parallel . . .
This story’s easily tied to the Connecticut gun registration and the subsequent banning of “assault weapons.” The main connection: a change in political climate can change a harmless registration into active confiscation (or in the migrants’ case deportation).
It’s not paranoia, it’s possible reality. The media understand this and is sympathetic. As long as it’s not guns.