Amos Yee blames Donald Trump for his extended incarceration in U.S. jail

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Teen blogger Amos Yee has taken to Facebook to blame the American President Donald Trump for his extended incarceration in the United States’ detention center.

“However, due to the recent executive orders issued by Donald J. Trump against migrants, the higher-ups in Department of Homeland Security have broadly interpreted Trump’s orders to mean issuing actions that stop any migrants from being able to go out of jail (on bail or parole) until the entire asylum process in court has completed its course (even if these refugees are escaping oppressive anti-free speech laws from tyrannical dictatorships) to prevent “exploitation of the system.””

Yee made his first appearance at an immigration court in Chicago on 30 Jan.  The blogger claimed that the American authorities backtracked on their promise to release him from the American jail after his first hearing. His next hearing is set for 7 March.

Yee landed in Chicago O-Hare Airport on 16 Dec with a tourist visa and was detained by the US authorities when they discovered text messages between him and a US-based Singaporean activist, Melissa Chen, about his bid for political asylum in America.

Yee had earlier said that America’s immigration policies were repressive, that “tens of thousands of people have already suffered from these policies”, and that he was speaking up against them. Amos’ rant against the American system is a U-Turn from his earlier post where he said that incarceration in the US “is far better than Singaporean jail.”

Yee also likened his actions for immigration reforms in the US to that of “Gandhi, Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr, and to Jesus Christ”, Yee asked his fans to join his resistance.

He further said that the he has no intention of returning to Singapore as he does not want to do National Service. Last month he appealed for $10,000 to be donated towards his relocation to the US. To date, about $3,000 has been pledged to his relocation fund.

Yee’s latest FB post is here: https://goo.gl/M735CB. If you can’t see Yee’s post, this is what he said in his most recent FB post.


Trump’s recent order against immigrants coming into the US has greatly affected me. I came to America after being arrested twice in my country of origin, Singapore, for criticizing the Singapore Government and religion, to seek asylum and finally live in a place where I’m able to exercise my free speech.

Upon my arrival at Chicago O’Hare International Airport airport, the immigration officers knowing that I wanted to seek refuge in the US after I told them (rather blatantly because I was unaware of the consequences), immediately sent me to American jail where I’ve been in since December 16th 2016. The immigration officers promised that I’ll be able to go out of jail on parole after my first court hearing on January 30th 2017.

However, due to the recent executive orders issued by Donald J. Trump against migrants, the higher-ups in Department of Homeland Security have broadly interpreted Trump’s orders to mean issuing actions that stop any migrants from being able to go out of jail (on bail or parole) until the entire asylum process in court has completed its course (even if these refugees are escaping oppressive anti-free speech laws from tyrannical dictatorships) to prevent “exploitation of the system.”

Which means unlike what the immigration officers have promised, I won’t be able to get out of American jail until my entire asylum process has concluded, which will take a couple more months. News of this have been sent to my lawyer Sandra Grossman a few days ago.

Having to be sent to American jail for simply asking for protection in the US is bad enough, but the recent orders issued by Trump has now as you have evidently seen, leaves people who fought for free speech in their countries languishing in distress during their time of need, and unlike how the anti-SJWs use the term, Trump’s actions are genuinely quite anti-free speech. Please share this post and tell your friends about this awful effect of Trump’s actions.

We can band more people together to fight against this tyranny when it concerns the free speech of our society. Please, let your voices be heard and let the skies tremble with the strength of our defiance. The people must be aware of this, the world must know.

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