(Detroit, MI) – A 39-year old father of two has been sent back to Mexico after living in the United States for 29 years.
Jorge Garcia was brought over to the United States by a relative when he was 10 years old. He’s been here ever since, married and has two kids. Past work includes gardening and he has NO arrest record.
His wife Cindy and their kids 12 and 15 had a tearful goodbye as their father was ordered to leave for no apparent reason outside of just being Mexican. Yes, technically, he’s still illegal but he and his wife have been working since 2005 to legalize his status.
He alerted himself to ICE and in 2009 he was told to expect deportation. However, the Obama Administration was lenient and gave them several extensions to become an American citizen. In November, under Trump’s administration he was told he had to go. And to add injury to insult, he could be banned from reentering the U.S. for 10 years.
Jorge doesn’t qualify for DACA as the age requirement means he would’ve had to have been under age 31 in June of 2012 to request permanent status. He was 32.
Protesters joined the family at the airport with signs that said “Stop tearing families apart.” Cindy Garcia says the whole scenario has been a nightmare.
Garcia was escorted through the checkout desk by two ICE agents. The agency hasn’t responded to inquiries about Garcia’s case.
(SL) – A U.S. Appeals Court says President Trump “exceeded the scope of his delegated authority” with his latest version of the hotly contested travel ban. In a unanimous decision yesterday, a three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said its ruling would be put on hold pending by the U.S. Supreme Court.
That means the ban targeting people from six majority Muslim countries will remain in effect after the Supreme Court lifted temporary lower court orders preventing the latest ban from taking effect earlier this month.
The ruling says Trump’s proclamation makes no finding that simply being from one of the countries cited in the ban makes someone a security risk. The panel also said the ban should not apply to people with strong U.S. ties.
Trump issued his first travel ban in January, targeting people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen seeking to enter the country. After the first ban was blocked by federal courts, the Trump Administration issued a revised one in March, which expired in September and was replaced by the current version.
(SL) – President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has until the end of today to hand over more documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It’s part of the committee’s probe into Russian election interference. The lawmakers are looking for any records of transcripts of Kushner’s interviews with other Congressional committees, anything related to WikiLeaks, his White House security clearance and contact with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.The pressure is getting hotter and hotter with Trump doing everything he can to take the focus off of the probe. Withing the past few days he attacked NFL players once again, started in on immigration and travel bans and today he went to Twitter to bash the networks.
Forty-Five tweeted, “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”
It’s not entirely clear what set off this latest twitter attack. Trump also tweeted “Back in D.C., big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country. Senate Republicans will hopefully come through for all of us. The Tax Cut Bill is getting better and better. The end result will be great for ALL!”
(SL) – The Independent reports, In all the mass shootings that have occurred since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the perpetrator has been more likely to be a white male citizen of the US than a Muslim from a foreign country.
According to a study by the think tank New America, between 2001 and 2015 more Americans have been killed by homegrown right-wing extremists than by terrorists espousing Islamism.
Data compiled by the Gun Violence Archives, since President Trump took office on 20 January 2017, shows that 323 people have died and 1249 people injured in a mass shootings.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas, resulting in 59 deaths was, according to police, carried out by Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old resident of Reno, Nevada.
Speaking from the podium of the White House on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said now was ‘not the time’ to discuss stricter gun control.
In January, the President signed an executive order, since revised, that banned citizens of seven Muslim Majority countries from entering the United States, done in part on grounds of security.
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