On Monday, Fox News reported that the embattled Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) along with about 40 other alleged “immigration and civil rights groups,” signed a letter demanding that corporate America blacklist former Trump aides.
“Some of these individuals have left the administration in recent months,”said the letter, addressed to CEOs of all Fortune 500 companies. “Regardless of when they leave, they should not be allowed to seek refuge in your boardrooms or corner offices. Allowing them to step off the revolving door and into your welcoming arms should be a nonstarter.”
Translation: We hate Trump and we’re demanding that you refuse to hire anyone who worked in his administration.
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Fox News added:
The coalition targeting the Trump administration officials also purchased an ad in Sunday’s New York Times that read: Attention Corporate America: Don’t let hate into your boardroom.” The ad features a MAGA-like hat emblazoned with the slogan “Put Kids In Cages.”
The campaign was organized by Restore Public Trust, a predominantly Democratic public-interest group. Spokesman Karl Frisch told Bloomberg that the letter serves as a warning to corporations that hire former Trump administration officials.
He said that companies “need to think twice about what that will mean for their brand to be associating with somebody who is responsible for one of the most horrific policies this administration put forward and that speaks volumes.”
We're carrying a simple message in today's @nytimes:
Corporate America should not allow administration officials responsible for Trump's family separation policy to seek refuge in their corner offices or boardrooms.#FamiliesBelongTogetherhttps://t.co/J0CZcUpklk pic.twitter.com/KMveqNPb52
— Accountable.US (@accountable_us) April 7, 2019
The groups signing the letter, which include the National Immigration Law Center, RAICES and America’s Voice, called on companies to “make it clear that you will not hire for employment, contract for consulting, or seat on your boards” anyone involved in Trump’s family separation policy.
The letter’s release is timed to the April 6 anniversary of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s announcement of the “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy that led to the separation of more than 2,000 migrant children from their parents over the course of less than two months. Trump announced an end to the policy in June.
So, does that mean no one should hire anyone who worked for Barack Obama, since his administration did the same thing?
Here’s the blacklist, courtesy of the Gateway Pundit:
● Matthew Albence, Executive Associate Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
● Nathalie Asher, Acting Executive Associate Director, ICE Operations
● Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services
● Matthew Bassett, Assistant Secretary for Legislation, HHS
● Rachel Brand, former Associate Attorney General
● Joseph Edlow, Deputy Attorney General, DOJ
● Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary, HHS
● Gene Hamilton, Counselor to Attorney General, DOJ
● Jonathan Hayes, Office of Refugee Resettlement, HHS
● Thomas Homan, Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
● Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Press Secretary
● Sarah Isgur Flores, Former Spokesperson, DOJ
● Lynn A. Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Family Support, HHS
● John Kelly, Former White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Homeland Security
● Kathy Kraninger, former Associate Director for Government Programs, OMB
● Scott Lloyd, Former Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement
● Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
● James McHenry, Director of Office of Immigration Review, DOJ
● Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor to the President
● Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security
● Carla Provost, Chief of U.S. Border Patrol
● Jeff Sessions, Former U.S. Attorney General
● Judy Stecker, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, HHS
● Jallyn Sualog, Deputy Director of Office of Refugee Resettlement, HHS
● Ronald Vitiello, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
● Steven Wagner, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration for Children
and Families, HHS
● Maggie Wynne, Counselor for Human Services Policy, HHS
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