Donald Trump was well-known for making many awful promises during his campaign for the presidency. One that he seems intent on keeping is his registry for Muslims. Carl Higbie went on Megyn Kelly’s show ‘The Kelly File’ citing Japanese internment camps of World War II as a precedent for the unconstitutional plan.
“Come on. You’re not proposing we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope.” – Megyn Kelly
Higbie said that not all Muslims are bad people but that there are bad ones that we should “keep tabs” on.
“We’ve done it with Iran back a while ago,” Higbie said, “we did it during World War II with the Japanese.” Here Higbie is referring to the ban on Iranians entering the nation which was enacted under president Jimmy Carter and also referencing Japanese internment camps in the U.S enacted under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Kelly heatedly responded, “Come on, you’re not proposing we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope.”
Higbie said he wasn’t suggesting that at all but that it did create a precedent.
Megyn Kelly fired back, “You can’t be citing Japanese internment camps as a precedent for anything the president-elect is gonna do!”
How real could this actually be?
After hearing of this, many may be reminded of the inhumane horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. And Rightfully so. The Holocaust began with a registry for the Jews.
This is a very real threat to our humanity.
In an interview with Reuters, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is leading us to believe that the infrastructure for this is already in place thanks in part to his post 9/11 work for the Bush administration.
To implement Trump’s call for “extreme vetting” of some Muslim immigrants, Kobach said the immigration policy group could recommend the reinstatement of a national registry of immigrants and visitors who enter the United States on visas from countries where extremist organizations are active.
Megyn Kelly called this a slippery slope and she is 100% accurate in that assessment. Watch the bizarre interview below.