Trump and his cabinet picks are on record defending torture as a legitimate form of interrogation, even calling torturers "patriots." With the torturers hired by the Bush administration having escaped prosecution, Trump's administration may feel that it can use torture with impunity.
While the government officials developing and enforcing US immigration policy changed on January 20, the economic system in which they make that policy did not. As fear sweeps through immigrant communities in the United States, understanding that system helps us anticipate what a Trump administration can and can't do in regard to immigrants, and what immigrants themselves can do about it.
With the Women's March behind us, it's time to organize, open up movement spaces and raise enough political consciousness to take back our democracy. Let's find ways to unleash the potential of the millions of activated people to talk to one another, to knock on doors, to self-organize actions and more.