Wednesday Reads: Is Yo’ Kiddin’?Posted: January 6, 2016
The Plan is working!
Real big ass surprises (if they are confirmed) that have cause for concern, and may bring other problems this year.
Revenge actions, expected. Carried out by creeps hell bent on showing us what genuine assholes they truly are.
One last thing.
While all this is going on…another lowly expectation is being carried out.
Something the GOP should be ecstatic about.
Is it a surprise that it is happening while all this other stuff is going on.
Of course not.
Now the links, to all I am taking about. In dump fashion because as expected, I overslept and that means this “morning” thread is obscenely late. Which for y’all should come as absolutely NO surprise….whatsoever.
Don’t open your door. Ask for a warrant when a stranger knocks on your door. Memorize the phone numbers of relatives and lawyers.
These are just some of the pieces of advice that immigrant advocates have been giving Central Americans who entered the country after May 2014, now that the Obama administration has begun an aggressive immigration operation targeting them for deportation in the new year.
Over the weekend, at least 121 Central American individuals primarily from Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina were taken into custody and are now in the process of being repatriated to their countries of origin.
The recent raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency mark “the first large-scale effort to deport families who have fled violence in Central America,” according to the Washington Post, which first reported about the operation toward the end of last month.
“This is consistent with the kinds of priorities that the President himself has talked about; that our enforcement efforts need to be focused on deporting felons, not families, and with a particular focus on individuals who have only recently crossed the border,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Monday.
But immigrant advocates say the phrase — which Obama adopted in November 2014 to assure people that his administration would prioritize deportation for criminal immigrants — rings hollow given that families were the focus of the weekend raids.
“President Obama continues to cement his legacy as Deporter-in-Chief,” Cristina Jimenez, the managing director of United We Dream, an immigrant advocacy group, said. She likened the weekend raid to something that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who espouses extreme anti-immigrant views, would do. “Raids and ICE activity reported in shopping centers, near parks and churches have forced families to miss work and avoid sending their children to school today.”