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I can't believe that I've been put into the position of rooting for Lindsey Graham...

Graham preparing 'Dreamers' bill
By SEUNG MIN KIM 11/30/16 04:31 PM EST Updated 11/30/16 04:32 PM EST

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is readying legislation that would extend legal protections for previously undocumented immigrants who came here as children — benefits granted under a 2012 directive from President Barack Obama that are at risk with the incoming Trump administration.

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to revoke Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including one that has shielded more than 740,000 young undocumented immigrants from being deported and gave them permits to work legally. With Trump’s surprise election earlier this year, Democrats on Capitol Hill and immigrant advocates have been urging the President-elect to back off those threats.

But should Trump follow through on that promise, some key lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to make sure those protections stay in place for the immigrants who willingly gave personal information to the federal government and went through background checks. One big fear among advocates is that the Trump administration could use that personal information to track down the immigrants to deport them.

“The worst outcome is to repeal the legal status that these kids have,” Graham said Wednesday. “Whether you agree with them having it or not, they’ve come out of the shadows.”

Graham said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans, and named Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) as one GOP supporter of the forthcoming legislation. While lawmakers are discussing the proposal now, actual legislation won’t be rolled out until the new Congress next year, Graham said. A spokesman for Flake said the senator is discussing "potential paths forward" in dealing with the DACA issue with several colleagues.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/lindsey-graham-dreamers-bill-immigration-232017


No space between...

Ain't gonna happen...

He's the smartest...

The Red, and White, and the Blue'll Come Through

Congress may try to fake some respectability by blocking one of Trump's cabinet picks

If he picks Palin for Dept of Vets Affairs or Sheriff Uncle Ruckus for Homeland Security, those would be the most likely stances.

If those are the picks and they both get through, not only will Congress have lost all credibility (including the fake kind), but those departments will be scandalized for as long as Trump's in office.

My bet is that Congress will be too spineless to block either of them. Which means that the game will be on.

I used to think that what's wrong with America could be fixed by what's right with America

My faith is faltering now.

We're about to enter some really harmful times as a nation and we only have ourselves to blame.

The saddest part is that, by looking at the popular vote, most of us knew better but were unable to stop it from happening.

We're now about to fall hard because we've all never realized what our true potential is. False narratives abound and will lead to harsh times at the expense of the many, in order to benefit the few.

After we fall, perhaps we will find a way to pick ourselves up. But that will require some faith. I just don't see it happening anytime soon.

Trump Effect: Latino man punched from behind This is for Donald Trump

NOVEMBER 30, 2016 BY EGBERTO WILLIES

Trump surrogates want Americans to believe their eyes and ears are lying to them. I’ve been documenting the Trump Effect for a while now. A DailyKos reader alerted me to this incident along with the actual police report. It only got coverage in a small Gainesville, Florida news outlet, Gainsville.com.

We must inform America about all of these incidents that have the one common thread, the vile hate cauterized by the Donald Trump campaign, the Trump Effect. Of course, Donald Trump’s appointment of a white supremacist does little to assuage his vapid followers and to quell the fear of all ‘the others’ he spent months vilifying.

The police report describes the entire event. It is sad but given Trump rallies and his proclivity to incite violence; we expected it. VIC is the victim, Pablo J Echevarria. DEF is the defendant

Trump surrogates want Americans to believe their eyes and ears are lying to them. I’ve been documenting the Trump Effect for a while now. A DailyKos reader alerted me to this incident along with the actual police report. It only got coverage in a small Gainesville, Florida news outlet, Gainsville.com.

We must inform America about all of these incidents that have the one common thread, the vile hate cauterized by the Donald Trump campaign, the Trump Effect. Of course, Donald Trump’s appointment of a white supremacist does little to assuage his vapid followers and to quell the fear of all ‘the others’ he spent months vilifying.

The police report describes the entire event. It is sad but given Trump rallies and his proclivity to incite violence; we expected it. VIC is the victim, Pablo J Echevarria. DEF is the defendant


https://egbertowillies.com/2016/11/30/trump-effect-latino-punched/

Get in, let's go, there's no time to explain!

Meanwhile, in Michigan...

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