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Hillary Clinton Raised $1.5 Million to Help Kids Torn From Their Families at the Border

This makes me smile https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a21748901/hillary-clinton-fundraises-border-crisis-children/

Following her keynote address at the Women’s Forum of New York’s 2018 Elly Awards on Monday, Hillary Clinton has raised more than $1.5 million for families being separated at the border.

After taking to Twitter to urge her followers to donate to a group of 10 organizations that are fighting our country's immigration policy (a direct donation that is split evenly across each organization), Clinton was able to raise $750,000 in just one day—a number that has continued to grow throughout the week, largely in part to the politician's massive social media following.

With an average donation of $60, Clinton has raised money for the American Civil Liberties Union, the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and seven other organizations—all of which are fighting tooth in nail to protect children and families separated by President Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Half of the donations alone have come from Twitter, with email, Instagram, and Facebook following behind.


Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville found guilty in court-martial

This idiot should not be in our military https://abcnews.go.com/US/marine-marched-neo-nazis-charlottesville-found-guilty-court/story?id=55998984&cid=social_twitter_abcnp

The U.S. Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in last summer's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty in a summary court-martial after he reportedly bragged online about participating in the violence that day.

Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was convicted Monday of failing to obey an order or regulation and making a false official statement under Articles 92 and 107 in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.

ACLU to continue lawsuit over Trump policies toward immigrant families

This lawsuit has already survived a trump DOJ motion to dismiss and will be going to trial https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/20/aclu-to-continue-lawsuit-over-trump-policies-toward-immigrant-families.html

(Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday said it plans to continue pursuing its lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies concerning the treatment of immigrant families trying to enter the country.

The nonprofit plans to seek an order in the federal court in San Diego compelling the reunification of immigrant parents with their children, a lawyer for the ACLU said in a phone interview.

The announcement came after Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending the separation of families and instead calling for the detention of parents and children together.

Sociologist, Michael Eric Dyson, says Trump is no "aberration from whiteness" but its ultimate fulfi


Mike Luckovich. Caged.

List of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families

Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families

We’ve compiled a list of organizations that are mobilizing to try and help children that have been separated from their parents at the Texas-Mexico border:

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project works to prevent the deportation of asylum-seeking families fleeing violence. The group accepts donations and asks people to sign up for volunteer opportunities here.

South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project is providing free legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas.

RAICES is a nonprofit that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas. It’s accepting donations and volunteers at its website. In addition, the

#postcards4families campaign will donate $5 to RAICES for every postcard kids write to help the separated immigrant children.

The CARA Project is currently recruiting attorneys, law students and paralegals with experience in asylum work. The group asks volunteers to be fluent in Spanish or willing to work with an interpreter.

Kids In Need of Defense partners with major law firms, corporations and bar associations to create a nationwide pro bono network to represent unaccompanied children through their immigration proceedings. Volunteers don’t need to have immigration law experience.

The El Paso-based Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center provides legal representation to immigrants who might not be able to afford it otherwise. It’s accepting volunteers and donations.

The Austin Bar Association Civil Right and Immigration Section is coordinating training for pro bono attorneys to handle credible fear interviews for asylum seekers.

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley shelters immigrants who've recently been released from U.S. Border Patrol custody.

American Gateways provides legal services and representation to separated parents. It's currently seeking volunteers to represent detained parents who've been separated from their children.

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services is the largest provider of free and low cost immigration services in West Texas and says it's the only organization in El Paso serving unaccompanied children.

Justice for Our Neighbors provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant individuals and families in Texas.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is looking for more child advocates to visit the immigrant kids inside the detention centers weekly and accompany them to immigration proceedings. It is also raising money for advocates who will deal specifically with family separation cases.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is raising money to provide immigrant children "immediate shelter and beds, medical services, counseling and therapy to help them deal with the trauma of family separation."

Together Rising is collecting money that'll go to advocacy groups that are working to reunify immigrant children with their families.

Comfort Cases is raising money to provide backpacks to the separated immigrant children. Each case will contain items such as blankets, pajamas, toiletries, a stuffed animal, a book, a journal and art supplies.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates” who will work one-on-one with unaccompanied immigrant children while they are subject to deportation proceedings.

Tahirih Justice Center is providing free legal and social services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.

Houston leaders condemn so-called 'baby jail' in Houston


My son's law firm is sending attorneys to Brownsville

I am proud of this firm and my profession



David Hogg Renews His Call for an Advertiser Boycott Against Laura Ingraham

It is time for another boycott https://secondnexus.com/news/david-hogg-laura-ingraham-another-boycott/?utm_content=inf_677_1164_2&tse_id=INF_cb97b3b0740711e891b1752e4aebc11c

David Hogg, the Parkland, Florida student who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and became one of the nation’s leading gun reform activists practically overnight, has renewed his call for an advertiser boycott of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle, after she described the child detention centers housing immigrant children as “essentially summer camps.”

“As more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents,” Ingraham said during her show last night. “And temporarily housed at what are, essentially, summer camps.”

To underscore her point, Ingraham cited a news report from The San Diego Union-Tribune that compared the camps to “boarding schools.”

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