Trump deportation policy threatens up to 10,000 Vietnamese immigrants trtworld.com.
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Trump’s finally gets around to Asian-American communities. This policy move comes from deeper structural racism in specific US states where Vietnamese culture is strongest in the post-war period. It may get cloaked in anti-gang rhetoric even if there’s no Southern border, and even if the average American, much less the below-average Trumpist, has encountered such violence. The number of people affected is probably so small as to make this seem like a stunt. More likely are some US interests in gaining economic concessions from Vietnam in negotiations. Imagine the “unintended” consequence climate in everyday life as anyone who remotely looks “Asian” gets to be even more a subject of whatever additional bigotry was already present. Now there are more targets for ICE to rationalize their existence.