In a fascist state, you don't need "policy". The functionaries are only too happy to take matters into their own hands and start implementing what they think is the leader's intent, partially because that is who they have always been and partially to gain the leader's favor and not incur his wrath. Franco's Spain epitomized this.

In the US this started a few days after Trump was sworn in, ICE agents started their genocidal behavior without waiting for any actual written policy change, knowing that acting on their most racist impulses would not earn them any punishment at all.

I stop to miau to cats.

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