Paul notes the Washington Post’s solicitation of readers for what he calls “immigration sob stories.” If you can explain how Donald Trump ruined your life and can tie it to the “extreme vetting” executive order, the Post wants to hear from you.
But it’s not just the Post. The New York Times is also on the case. If you have been affected (or will soon be affected!) by the executive orders and are willing to share your story, the New York Times is asking for those stories via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association would like to lend a hand. The AILA associate director of communications advises her contacts: “My recommendation would be to keep it to a paragraph or two, probably best written as first person from the client, but including your contact information too.” Make it short and colorful.
A knowledgeable reader injects a note of caution based on his own professional experience. He writes: “At least the administration seems to have backed off on green card holders but I can tell you that green card holders from all over the world (not just Muslim majority countries), and temporary work visa holders from all over the world, are freaked out and they have large networks of friends and colleagues (including many sympathetic US citizens).”
He adds: “Businesses of all sizes are sending out advisories. (I know because they are asking me to draft them.) There are people on work visas and green cards at many/many employers in America, of any size. You can try to reassure them that this applies to only certain countries for a limited period of time…”
Taking a cue from Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel (video below), the Democrat/Media Axis has turned the hysteria dial up to 11 in the first few days of the Trump administration. Where do they go from here? I guess we’ll find out when President Trump makes his Supreme Court nomination this week.