Facing imminent deportation despite having no criminal record and following ICE’s rules to check in, Leonor Garcia went into sanctuary in a Cleveland Heights, Ohio, church one week ago. It wasn’t an easy choice for Garcia to make: after her husband was deported in 2011, she became a single mom to four U.S. citizen kids. But when she was slapped with an ankle bracelet during her routine August check-in, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church announced Garcia would be given sanctuary in an act of holy resistance.
But while she is safe inside the church, her attorney alleges ICE agents went to her home to harass two of her children:
Agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “pounded on the door” of the Akron home of Leonor Garcia Friday morning, even though the office was told she has taken sanctuary in the the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights, church officials said.
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A group of ten protesters—including Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, New York Congressman Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito—were among the immigrant rights advocates arrested during a demonstration in front of Trump Tower in New York City earlier Tuesday, where they staged an act of civil disobedience to demand a vote on a clean, bipartisan DREAM Act following Donald Trump ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation and put DREAMers in a safe place,” said. Rep. Gutiérrez. “A few congressmen and elected-officials gathering in front of Trump Tower doesn’t mean much if it is not backed up by the grassroots and allies and today we are
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The historic civil rights organization NAACP has joined in the legal action against Donald Trump over his cowardly decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, “alleging that Trump violated due process, the equal protection clause and regular administrative procedures in deciding to end DACA,” a move that the organization says overwhelmingly affects young immigrants of color:
There are approximately 800,000 DACA recipients across the country, and more that would have been eligible for the program had it not been unnecessarily and unconstitutionally cancelled. The vast majority of DACA registrants and those eligible for DACA are people of color. More than 80% of registrants are of Mexican origin, according to the Migration Policy Institute; about 36,000 immigrants of African origin were also immediately eligible for the DACA program. Additionally, the report shows that over 20,000 youth from Caribbean nations of the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are
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When you take the position of press secretary in the Trump White House, the first thing they teach you is highly selective editing. That’s how you can get something like this:
That certainly makes it appear that President Obama made the same unvarnished threat as Donald Trump, only in that case the national press didn’t raise an eyebrow. Clearly another case where Trump is being held to a higher standard for policy that’s just the same as past administrations.
That is, except for some pesky words located adjacent to those that Sanders lifted.
“It’s not something that lends itself to an easy solution,” Mr. Obama said. “We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals. But aside from the humanitarian costs
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In its ongoing effort to replace the Statue of Liberty with a racist border wall as the symbol of the United States, The New York Times reports that the Trump administration commissioned a study from the Department of Health and Human Services “to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed” into the country next year. But when HHS’s study ended up undercutting the regime’s nativism by revealing that refugees actually contribute tens of billions more dollars than they cost, the research was allegedly scrapped. Whoops:
Advocates of the program inside and outside the administration say refugees are a major benefit to the United States, paying more in taxes than they consume in public benefits, and filling jobs in service industries that others will not. But research documenting their fiscal upside — prepared for a report mandated by Mr. Trump in a March presidential memorandum implementing his travel ban
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Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations was highlighted—in the most bizarre sense of the word—by his direct threat to North Korea.
“If it is forced to defend itself or it’s allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself, and for his regime.”
CNN has reported that this line was Trump’s personal contribution to the speech and that he “insisted” that it be left in. The best that can be said for it is that, compared to the admix of bumper sticker slogans and phrases taken from white nationalist rhetoric that were library-pasted together to form most of the text, it at least was relatively clear.
Trump’s speech before the United Nations started as all Trump speeches do: by bragging about Donald Trump. After informing the gathered world representatives that the stock market was up, and giving them the
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Today is the day that Donald Trump has to make the ultimate sacrifice. He must stand in front of cheap 12 inch marble tiles at the United Nations to tell other world leaders that they need to be like Trump.
In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump will urge other countries to do their part in confronting threats such as North Korea.
And how can everyone else do their part? By supporting Trump.
Trump will also argue that his nationalist doctrine of “America First” is not an impediment to international cooperation, but rather a rational basis for countries to work together, without losing sight of their own self-interest.
Trump will press this as an alternative to the oppressive one-world government which overrides national boundaries, enforces arcane rules under the threat of a blue-helmet invasion, and exists only in the minds of Trump’s black
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