Tag Archives: Immigration

Sessions Unhappy With Judge’s Ruling Restoring DACA

(Washington, DC) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is vowing to fight a judge’s order to restore DACA. A federal judge issued the ruling last Friday, saying the White House failed to lay out its justification for ending the Obama-era program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Sessions argues the Trump administration has the authority to rescind the policy because it was created by a presidential order. He adds that the judge’s ruling was improper because the changes DACA brought about should be made by Congress.

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Illegal Immigrant Pizza Deliveryman Out Of Jail After Judge Orders Release

(New York, NY) – An illegal immigrant who was detained for several weeks after delivering food to an Army base in Brooklyn is free. A federal judge ordered Pablo Villavicencio’s release.

The Ecuadorian native had disobeyed an order to leave the country in 2010. The judge said he’s been a model citizen, he’s supporting his family, and he pays his taxes. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo calls Villavicencio’s release “a victory for New Yorkers and for basic human rights.”

NY And Several Other States Sue Over Family Separations

(Washington, DC) – Seventeen states are suing the federal government over the Trump administration’s family separation policy. In an announcement today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York and 16 other states were suing to protect the well-being of children.

Officials from both side of the aisle have criticized the government’s “zero tolerance” policy and say last week’s executive order from President Trump reuniting families does not go far enough to reunite families.

15-Year-Old Migrant In Mexico After Escaping Child Care Facility

(Brownsville, TX) – A 15-year-old boy is in Mexico after running away from a migrant shelter in Texas. The boy was being sheltered at a child care facility in Brownsville in South Texas near the border with Mexico when he left Saturday.

After police scoured the area, it was reported that he had crossed the border into Mexico. A man who claims to be the boy’s father is now working to get him back to his native Honduras. Officials at the shelter say they aren’t allowed to restrain kids because it’s not a detention center.

Dem Lawmakers Concerned By Conditions At Texas Border Detention Center

(McAllen, TX) – A group of more than 20 Congressional Democrats touring a border patrol detention facility in Texas yesterday called the conditions “unacceptable” and “cruel.” California Representative Jackie Speier said the U.S. needs to come up with a better system to handle immigrant families with children.

Speier says the process should be taken out of the criminal justice system and put it into the social services system. One Democratic lawmaker called for the UN to investigate the use of wire cages to hold children, saying it’s a violation of human rights.

Thousands of people in cities across the country are demonstrating against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration. “Keep Families Together” rallies took place yesterday in New York, Texas, Florida, California and other states. Demonstrators formed a human chain to block a bus carrying children outside the detention center in McAllen, Texas.

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Protesters block a bus carrying children outside of the detention center in McAllen Texas.

A rally and prayer vigil outside an East Harlem child care agency where dozens of recently separated children arrived drew the Reverend Al Sharpton and other New York City officials. More than five-thousand people gathered at a rally in San Diego to support reuniting families. Although it was not needed, (he could’ve just picked up the phone), President Trump signed an executive order that immigrant families crossing the border illegally will no longer be separated.42879919991_6627a2fcfe_k.0More than 23-hundred children were taken from their parents in recent weeks under the previous policy.

 

Trump Using Immigrant Children As Bargaining Chips

(Washington, DC) — The leader of New York City’s two-point-eight million Catholics says the Trump administration’s policy of separating kids and parents is “un-biblical.”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says references to scripture by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify the practice is “un-American” and goes against human decency.

Dolan told CNN the Apostle Paul would not endorse the immigration policy. Sessions referenced the apostle in remarks last week, saying Paul preached to obey the laws of the government. Dolan said sessions might need a Sunday School refresher.

Sessions in fact needs Sunday School, Vacation bible school, bible study and quite frankly baptism to get himself straight. Omitting the most important parts of the scripture he quoted pulls on just how desperate the Trump administration is to push its agenda by any means necessary….even at the heartless bottom of all bottoms …act of separating children from their parents at the border and blaming democrats while at it.

Trump says he’s just following the law that democrats enforced, which is not true. And even more so, nowhere in the law does it say anything about child separation where immigrants are concerned. DHS says under the law, authorities may separate children from their parents or legal guardians for several reasons, including if those adults are referred for criminal prosecution, but that doesn’t seem to apply here.

The Department of Homeland Security says the Trump administration separated nearly two-thousand children from their parents or guardians at the border between April 19th and May 31st.  And a more grave concern…where are they exactly? Reportedly, the children are spread out in 100 different shelters across 17 different states.

Above all, the most disturbing part of the immigration debacle is the usage of these children and their families for leverage and getting a few bills passed and the wall built. The Department of Homeland Security says Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal attorneys on the border to prosecute all adults who enter the country illegally, including those with children. Trump says Democrats can fix the problem by working with Republicans on an immigration bill that funds the border wall. A cruel tactic indeed to try and get democrats to negotiate and it will surely backfire.

Love thy neighbor.

 

More Migrants At Border, Ready For Asylum Push

(San Diego, CA) – Hundreds of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. are getting ready to turn themselves in to Customs agents. A caravan of men, women and children are in Tijuana, Mexico.

They are expected to hit the border crossing at the U.S. late this afternoon hoping to make it into the United States under the asylum law. Lawyers from the U.S. have been setting up shop at shelters where the group has been staying, letting them know what they are in for when they meet Border Agents.

President Trump has told the Department of Homeland Security not to let the people into the country.

Trump Lashes Out At California Over Pardons

(Palm Beach, FL) – President Trump isn’t limiting his Twitter attacks to one target. Trump blasted California Governor Jerry Brown for pardoning five illegal immigrants who were facing deportation.

Trump said the crimes of those pardoned included kidnapping, robbery, domestic violence and drug dealing. He then asked, “Is this what the great people of California want?” The President’s comments come after the Democratic governor granted more than 50 pardons and 14 commutations Friday.

Top Headlines: Atlanta Still Dealing With Cyber Attack, Woman Behind Brown vs Board of Education Dies, Attorney General Planning An Update In Alton Sterling Shooting Case …And More

(Atlanta, GA) – The city of Atlanta continues to struggle with a massive cyber attack. In a news briefing yesterday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said response teams are working around the clock to fix the problem. The cyber attack hit city computer systems last week.3265415_1280x720The woman at the heart of a landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that ended school segregation is dead. Linda Brown was just nine-years-old when her father tried to enroll her in an all-white elementary school near their home instead of an all-black school that was farther away. danvile_front.page_-1024x587She was not allowed to attend the school, so he sued the Topeka Board of Education over its segregation policies. “Brown vs. Board of Education” went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1954 unanimously ruled that having separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional.Alton-Sterling-killed-by-Baton-Rouge-police-1000x532-1The Louisiana attorney general is planning an update today on the Alton Sterling shooting investigation. The 37-year-old African-American man was shot and killed two years ago after he allegedly reached for a gun during an altercation with two white police officers in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana attorney general has to decide whether to bring criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting.

UPDATE: Louisiana’s attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man whose death fueled widespread protests.

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s announcement Tuesday comes nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling’s July 2016 death.

donald-trumps-alleged-affair-with-stormy-daniel-lasted-11-months-while-he-was-married-melania-was-pregnant-ftrPresident Trump maintains he never had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2006. So said White House spokesman Raj Shah in a briefing Monday. He also expressed skepticism on Daniels’ claim that she was pressured to remain silent and threatened by a man in a parking lot in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Daniels is suing President Trump’s lawyer for defamation. The day after her “60 Minutes” interview detailing the affair she says she had with Trump, Daniels filed a suit accusing lawyer Michael Cohen of portraying her as a liar. The new legal action is tagged onto Daniels’ previous suit to get out of an agreement to keep quiet about the alleged affair.  140529090640-01-census-0529-large-169The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status for the first time in decades. The Commerce Department announced the decision yesterday, even after critics warned that the move could result in a massive drop in response rate from immigrants fearing that they could be deported. In a statement, the Commerce Department said the data will, “permit more effective enforcement” of the Voting Rights Act.

 

 

 

Funeral Today For Colts Player Killed By Drunk Driver

(Indianapolis, IN) – Funeral services are set for today for Indianapolis Colt’s player Edwin Jackson. The 26 year old was killed February 4th by an illegal immigrant suspected of driving drunk. 636534440531588704-Manuel-Orrego-SavalaJackson was standing outside of a car along with an Uber driver when Manuel Orrego-Savala allegedly slammed into it, also killing the driver. Prosecutors have charged Manuel Orrego-Savala with four felonies.

They say Orrego-Savala has twice been deported. President Trump called the crime “disgraceful,” and used it to call upon Democrats to work towards stricter immigration laws.