The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in September.
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.
Right-wing lawyer, writer and commentator Ken Klukowski joins the White House OMB. He previously wrote for Breitbart and has ties to the anti-LGBTQ hate group ADF.
The Trump administration considers halving the number of refugees accepted from countries with special status, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, to 10,000-15,000.
President Trump decides not to grant temporary protected status to Bahamians fleeing Hurricane Dorian.
The Trump administration promoted an immigration judge who threatened a 2-year-old asylum seeker with an attack dog in 2016.
President Trump names Charles Kupperman as acting national security adviser. He once served on the board of anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.
The Trump administration can deny asylum to immigrants who have traveled through Mexico or another country without seeking protection there on their way to the US.
The Trump administration considers increasing the cost to appeal immigration deportation cases from $110 to $975.
The Trump administration signed a bill to send asylum seekers to El Salvador.
The Trump administration signs an agreement requiring immigrants traveling through Honduras en route to the US to seek asylum there, rather than continuing north.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of USCIS, speaks at the anti-immigrant group CIS' "Immigration Newsmaker" speaker series. He also gives multiple interviews during the anti-immigrant group FAIR's annual media event.
The Trump administration cuts the number of refugees the US will accept over the next 12 months from 30,000 to 18,000.