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Hate in the White House: May 2019

The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in May.

President Trump has opened the White House doors to extremism, not only consulting with hate groups on policies that erode our country’s civil rights protections but enabling the infiltration of extremist ideas into the administration’s rhetoric and agenda.

Once relegated to the fringes, the radical right now has a toehold in the White House.

Groups and individuals referenced in the list below are not associated with hate groups and extremist ideology unless indicated by a hate group profile.

Anti-Immigrant
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May 1

Emails obtained by NBC show that as the Trump administration pledged to reunite families separated at the border, they only had enough information to reunite about 60 parents with their children.

Anti-Immigrant
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May 3

The Trump administration considers a proposal that would make it easier to deport legal permanent residents who have used public benefits.

Anti-Immigrant
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May 9

During a rally, President Trump laughs off a supporter's suggestion to shoot migrants at the border.

Anti-Immigrant
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May 10

The Pentagon shifts $1.5 billion intended to support Afghan security forces to build 80 miles of border wall.

Anti-Immigrant
0
May 10

HUD acknowledges a plan backed by Stephen Miller to remove undocumented immigrants from public housing could displace 55,000 children who are legal U.S. residents or citizens.

Hate
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May 15

President Trump refuses to join world leaders in signing a resolution to take action against online extremism.

Anti-Immigrant
0
May 16

President Trump announces a merit-based immigration plan that emphasizes skills over family ties to U.S. citizens.

Anti-Immigrant
0
May 16

A Guatemalan toddler dies in government custody. He is the fourth Guatemalan child to die since December following a border apprehension.

Anti-Immigrant
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May 17

Mark Morgan, Trump's nominee to lead ICE, tells FOX News he can look into the eyes of migrant children and determine who "is a soon-to-be MS-13 gang member."

Anti-Immigrant
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May 20

A teenage boy dies in government custody. He is the fifth Guatemalan youth to die since December after a border apprehension.

Anti-LGBT
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May 22

The Trump administration announces plans to allow recipients of federal housing funding — including homeless shelters — to discriminate against transgender people.

Anti-Muslim
1
May 22

At the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Attorney General William Barr poses for a photo with Brigitte Gabriel, the leader of anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America.

Anti-Immigrant
0
May 23

Information is released about the death of a 10-year-old migrant girl who died in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2018. She is the first of six children reported to have died in government custody.

Anti-LGBT
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May 24

The Trump administration proposes rollbacks to civil rights protections to transgender people, which would make it difficult to access medical care and health insurance.

Anti-Immigrant
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May 24

A federal judge partially blocks President Trump's border wall project by issuing a preliminary injunction.