Former North Coast Representative Speaks Out Against President Trump’s Order Banning Immigration

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

The North Coast’s former representative to the US House of Representatives, Mike Thompson, posted a protest on Facebook today to President Trump’s order temporarily banning immigration from seven countries that have Muslim minorities majorities.

The order caused chaos as those who had already passed the vetting process including refugee families, scientists who were on their way to jobs in the United States,  students admitted to universities, and even employees of the U.S. Government were turned back as they arrived in the airport or even before they left.

One woman who has a Ph.d from an American University was overseas visiting family when she was warned that the order might go through. She quickly bought a ticket home to South Carolina and made it through the first leg of the journey before she was forced off the plane by US Transportation Security Administration officers.

She is quoted in Slate Magazine as saying,

“No one warned me when I was leaving [the U.S.], no one cared what will happen to my dog or my job or my life there,” she said. “No one told me what I should do with my car that is still parked at the airport parking. Or what to do with my house and all my belongings. They didn’t say it with words but with their actions, that my life doesn’t matter. Everything I worked for all these years doesn’t matter.”

Representative Mike Thompson, who now represents the 5th District, spoke out against the order. He argued, “We already have a vetting system for refugees that is thorough, exhaustive, and successful.” He pointed out that it takes two years for refugees to pass through interviews and background checks saying, “I don’t want anyone entering this country who could pose a threat to Americans, but intelligence officials have said our process works.”

He related the reason he is personally concerned with President Trump’s order. He wrote,

One of my interns was a refugee from Afghanistan. He risked his life to help our soldiers, and I did everything I could to help him build a new life in America. He’s hardworking, dedicated, and we are all better for having him here in our country.

It’s not right to turn our back on people. This isn’t the American way.

After immigrants and U.S. officials dealt with the chaotic situation today, a Federal Judge Ann M. Donnelly issued a temporary stay for those that have valid visas. This stopped deportations. However, those with visas who are not yet in the country are still unable to return.



  • Who in the hell cares what Mike Thompson says or protests against. He never really ever done anything for the North Coast unless it benefited his agenda. Maybe we could send all of the Illegals and criminals to live with him. He made enough money off of most of the North Coast people and elsewhere to supply these illegals for the rest of their lives.

    • Actually congressman Thompson was one of the absolute best representative’s this district ever had.

      • Thompson was one of the best reps this district ever had? His MO was to roll into town and give money to tribes and special interest organizations while egging them to keep spending it on projects to nowhere. While these people were busy spending the money moving rocks around to save the fish that would never come, he was making land grabs, selling the Eel River to the south, and patiently waiting for our economy to fail so we could become one big park, managed by every agency known to man. Complete governmental control was the goal. He killed the Eel, our fishery and our livelihoods, paving the way for the era of environmental and moral destruction we now call the foundation of our economy.

    • I sincerely hope that all of King Donald’s edicts become tied up in court, and delayed during filibusters. Trump hates everyone, even babies! Funny how celebrities attract rich friends and get elected. Even Reagan was better than this guy! Damn, I wanted to tour Iran though…

    • Wow, you know him? Like, personally? Been in his office in Washington DC? I do & I have, & you’re wrong about him. Don’t believe me? Contact him & tell him your thoughts. No, really, he’d listen. He’d hear your side before forming an option about you. I know, crazy, huh?

  • If yourr white youre the “illegal”. This land was stolen from natives and much of california belonged to mexico.
    So what gives you the right???
    Guess what a majority of terrible acts like sniper taking out multiple cops, shooting people in the airport after departing your plane, and blowing up a federal building full of people were all committed by miltary veterans, US citizens, not anyone illegal.

  • Lost Croat Outburst

    i’m proud of Mike Thompson and agree with every word he says. Thompson worked hard for this District and did a good job. He and these immigrants understand what America is all about and Eldon does not. Maybe Eldon should leave and let people who love this country stay. Thompson carries shrapnel wounds from his Vietnam service. What has Eldon done for America except maybe vote for batshit-crazy Trump? Wow, thanks for nothing, man.

  • Thank you, Congressman Thompson!

  • We aren’t privvy to the Intel he has, we can only opine as we research.
    I trust Justin Amash & he’s against the temporary ban. But just because he’s in congress, doesn’t mean he has the intel either.
    Something might be stirring.
    Law: “Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited.”
    He wants to close all borders until things can be handled properly & expediently, but that’s impossible until more border patrol are hired & trained. His main goal right now is to halt criminal felons & terrorists.
    It does no good to rile up about it. Research & discussion, patience for intel, and constitutional knowledge is what’s needed.
    As for me, I’ll try to keep abreast of Massie & Amash’s tweets & posts, for more info, as well as the WH releases.
    No way will I give honor to any news outlets who have been dishonoring all of us with their circus.

    • You are the alien in my land, Redland!
      Trump opens the dapl again. My people are fighting everyday for the right thing. You are fighting for a nasty cause and you deserve the nasty outcome. How do you think we felt when you white aliens came onto our land, and I say our land because it actually is. Not when you say it as a falsehood.

      • Yet you rally against the wall that will keep more transients out? I am Native, & I don’t wish for more transients, nor to abandon them.
        This land is big enough for all. Once we get it back from forked tongue politicians, that is.

  • I think it’s halarious how many people are in “uproar” over the possibility of an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT being deported. I also find it funny how hypocritical some people are. Today, I had an individual who was extremely racist towards whites. Like 4 other people came to his defense,stating that ONLY whites can be racist because the establishment backs whites, and that no other ethnic group can legally be racist. It boggles my mind!

  • It’ is what it is!!! And Trump isn’t trying to get rid of ALL muslims,etc just the ones.who are criminals and don’t pay taxes.the ones here to take everything,pay nothing and be a burden on our already taxed nation.he doesn’t mean everybody giving Trump a least he’s trying to do better for US.

    • what the fuck are you talking about?? Dope growers are involved in illegal activities, and don’t pay taxes. Their trimmers are illegal aliens, working without permits. Maybe your President A-hole should come to Humboldt, and arrest and deport all the guilty. Then, you could have the county all to yourself! You are a hypocrite.

  • Honeydew Bridge Chump

    Seven nations with Muslim miniorties?

    Those seven nations have Muslim majorities…

    Not sure what the writer is trying to say with this line.

    Monitized wall with remote hunting and also use that to pay off the national debt.

    People love video games and a monitized wall would be the biggest thing since Atari 2600.

  • Thank you Mr thompson now let’s get rid of oBamacare

  • Obviously the vetting system doesn’t work . There have been whole towns ruined by the influx of Islamic migrants that insist everyone else follow their rules . They do not want to fit in , they want to take over . Just look at the problems in Germany and France . Unless you want your daughters forced to wear burkas and pork to be non existent . You realize these changes are in line with the current laws in all of those countries . We are actually much less strict . In Mexico you can get 10 years for crossing their border illegally . In China you can be put to death and no they aren’t taking any refugees . Get a grip . The wall , the executive orders and the safety that follows will benefit you all . Like it or not this is what most of America wants . All except those illegal aliens and refugees that illegally voted . Let’s make America great again! Go Trump!!

    • Your people slaughtered my people for this land and you have the nerve to say this is your land. All you Republicans are lieing to themselves when you say this is your land, you think you just were handed this land, no, you genecided my ancestors.

  • Why is it okay for some felonies to be overlooked but not others.

    I don’t think there’s many American that condones the genocide happening in the Middle East right now. And while it’s easy to say that we should open our borders and allow all seeking Refuge to come hence the simple fact is we cannot handle every Refugee in the world running from a crisis, we are 20 trillion dollars in debt and can’t even keep care of the citizens in this country already.
    There is no doubt there’s a huge genocide happening we’re Christians are being slaughtered in Mass yet Christians make up less than 2% of the refugee population coming from these war-torn countries. On top of that in Europe over 72% of refugees are male and only13% are women and 15% are children.

    A global average of Muslims show that over 55% subscribe to Sharia law and think it should be the law of the land. What is Sharia law and what are some of the punishable offenses.

    In the United States 65% of Muslim refugees are sunnis while only 11% are shia’s, sunnis believe that the Prophet Muhammad is their rightful leader and the prophet Muhammad subscribed to Sharia law. 96% Muslim refugees pulled in the United States believe in God and 70% identified as Democrats.

    Most Democrats believe in women’s rights, LGBT, rights and pretty much equality for all which I agree with personally. But why would so many Democrats support a population of witch a large percentage believe and want to be governed under a set of laws that would treat women and gay people not to mention any minority that doesn’t subscribe to their law with such disdain?
    If we truly want to help refugees that are being slaughtered and oppressed, shouldn’t we give priority to the people that are actually being killed and why would we want to bring people to this country that do not believe in our moral values and want to change our laws to reflector s religion that believes in the whole sale Slaughter of gay people and non-believers, not to mention sexual mutilation of women and oppressive behavior to their rights.
    Doesn’t it only makes sense to aggressively vet these people and determine what their beliefs are and who they are and give priority to the ones that need it the most.
    There are several poles that say that less than 3% of Muslims being allowed in America could be considered radical, however I would say if you had a bowl of a hundred mm’s and you knew that three of them we’re poison and would cause instant death would you still eat out of that bowl of mm’s. Would you let your daughters?
    Sexual assault related crimes have increased rapidly in Europe over the last several years.

    Do you really want to bring this to America?

  • All of my grandparents were immigrants

    These words written by Emma Lazarus are on the base that the Statue of Liberty stands on.
    New Colossus
    statue of liberty poem

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

  • Pretty weak, Mike. Pretty weak

    • All you white people are immigrants on my peoples land! What gives you the right, you think because you are white this is your country? You are wrong, this land belongs to Native Americans. How’s about go back to your land! Their was no disease before the white man came here, no treaty’s were needed no pollution. You forced us to live with you belief and religion, you slaughtered my people for greed. The white man deserves much worse, and the white man will get it in the future, it is well deserved.

  • I find it Very odd that the ban doesn’t include the countries that have caused harm nor does it include countries that trump is currently doing business with, this was a big mistake with huge repercussions, welcome to nazi America folks

    Boston bombers were from Russia and the San bernadino couple from Saudi Arabia, but we believe in alternative facts these daze

  • What are the 5 best accomplishments of Thompson’s time in office??

    The useless expensive Obama Care?
    All the full time jobs turned into part time because of Ocare rules?
    10 Trillion in debt run up under the Obama regime?
    Millions of people added to Food Stamps program?

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