The Stephen Miller/Donald Trump ethnic cleansing attempts continue ……
It is NOT making fellow Republican lawmakers happy…..
Now, a Trump administration push to deport Vietnamese nationals is compounding the party’s problems, possibly cementing the loss of a coastal county that had long been the epicenter of Republican power in California.
As state Republicans try to chart a path out of electoral oblivion, several of them expressed incredulity that Donald Trump would follow the election thrashing by antagonizing one of the few minority groups that has consistently voted for GOP candidates.
“Trump shovels more dirt on California Republicans’ grave…” Republican Assemblyman and former leader Chad Mayes tweeted in response to reports that the administration would revive its efforts to deport Vietnamese people who arrived in America before 1995.
A substantial number of those Vietnamese people, many of them war refugees, settled in Orange County, and a shared aversion to communism forged an enduring bond with the Republican Party — much as it did with Cuban refugees from the Castro regime.
While there are signs that younger Vietnamese-Americans have veered sharply to the left of their elders, there are still more registered Republicans than Democrats among Orange County’s roughly 100,000 voters of Vietnamese descent, according to Political Data Inc., a voter data firm used by both Republicans and Democrats in California.
A wave of deportations — or even pervasive rumors linking that fear to Trump — could erode that support, state Republicans said, with lasting consequences.
“It’s not just bad social policy. It’s incredibly bad politics,” said GOP consultant Mike Madrid, who has been vociferously imploring his party to renounce Trumpism and expand its electorate. He was among a group of former California Republican Party political directors who signed a recent letter urging the rejection of “messages of hatred, division and rhetoric that divides us by race.”
Vietnamese-Americans, Madrid said, represent “the only ethnic diversity in the party to speak of.”…..
One would assume that Trump asst. Miller would be invited to appear before House Democrats come next year for a hard grilling….
image….Janet Nguyen, a former Republican state senator who was born in Saigon and was among a wave of Vietnam War refugees who settled in California, told POLITICO that word about the administration’s potential crackdown left people “very worried.”