1. Trump has expressed a desire to end “chain migration.”
CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE! pic.twitter.com/PQGeTTdRtX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2017
2. 45 just insulted immigrants from Haiti and African nations …
and everyone who is sane with a brain and is of immigrant descent got offended (rightfully so).
Not only did he say African countries and Haiti were “shithole countries” but he also added “Why can’t we let people from Norway in?” What’s the difference between Haiti, African countries and Norway? Which leads us to confirm, for those who didn’t yet know yet. TRUMP IS A RACIST.
As Julio Ricardo Varela states in a piece called White People are the only ones still surprised by Surprised by Donald Trump’s racism: “people of color have always seen the danger of the president’s prejudice quite clearly.”
Check out Anderson Cooper’s harsh words towards Trump and beautiful words towards the Haitian people:
3. Dreamers are still waiting for a resolution… and Trump wants to get the Supreme Court involved.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 17, 2018
4. Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, Director of New Sanctuary, was detained in NY last week.
During a routine check-in with ICE, Ragbir was detained and has been sent to Florida. People have been rallying since the day of his detention. This weekend, people rallied in Washington Square Park.
5. TPS was ended for Salvadorans.
What will happen to Jorge & Araceli’s three children now that TPS for 200k Salvadorians was ended? There are 193K children with parents with TPS from El Salvador. Trump’s collateral damage https://t.co/fVB7si0gt3 via @Rewire_News@TheTinaVasquezpic.twitter.com/MleSGnR4ra
— We Belong Together (@WomenBelong) January 9, 2018
In November 2017, DHS announced it was ending TPS for Haitians. Last week, the Trump administration has ended TPS for citizens of El Salvador. If you’re interested in reading DHS’ take on this, you can click here. Among other things, they state that they carefully considered the conditions on the ground, and found that most reconstruction from the earthquake has been complete. They have provided 18 months for an “orderly transition.” Secretary Nielsen’s release points out that the 18 months are also there for Congress to come up with a legislative solution. “Only Congress can legislate a permanent solution addressing the lack of an enduring lawful immigration status of those currently protected by TPS who have lived and worked in the United States for many years.”
6. Jorge Garcia, an undocumented father with no criminal record, was deported from Detroit to Mexico.
Mr. Garcia has an American wife and 2 American children. He has been in the United States for 30 years. He missed the DACA cut off by a year. He was deported to a place he hadn’t been to in 30 years, and was taken away from his loved ones.
Heartbreaking & Infuriating.
Jorge Garcia has lived in the United States since he was 10 years old.
As Trump tweets his love of Dr. King, he deported Jorge today – ripping him away from his wife & kids.
FULL STORY: https://t.co/ozGseuG8Vq
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 16, 2018