|The Ultimate American Idiot|
Here's the good news: Just when you are demoralized and think Trump the deranged maniac is in control and able to fuck everything completely up, from the Associated Press:
"Judge blocks Trump decision to end young immigrant program"
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.
Alsup said lawyers in favor of DACA clearly demonstrated that the young immigrants "were likely to suffer serious, irreparable harm" without court action. The judge also said the lawyers have a strong chance of succeeding at trial.
DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. The program includes hundreds of thousands of college-age students.
Earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders from both parties met at the White House to discuss the DACA program and other immigration issues as they sought a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, which could occur in 10 days.
Trump suggested that an immigration agreement could be reached by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September that the program would be phased out, saying former President Barack Obama had exceeded his authority when he implemented it in 2012.
The move sparked a flurry of lawsuits nationwide.
Alsup considered five separate lawsuits filed in Northern California, including one by the California and three other states, and another by the governing board of the University of California school system.
"DACA covers a class of immigrants whose presence, seemingly all agree, pose the least, if any, threat and allows them to sign up for honest labor on the condition of continued good behavior," Alsup wrote in his decision. "This has become an important program for DACA recipients and their families, for the employers who hire them, for our tax treasuries, and for our economy."
That echoed the judge's comments from a court hearing on Dec. 20, when he grilled an attorney for the Department of Justice over the government's justification for ending DACA, saying many people had come to rely on it and faced a "real" and "palpable" hardship from its loss.
Alsup also questioned whether the administration had conducted a thorough review before ending the program.
Brad Rosenberg, a Justice Department attorney, said the administration considered the effects of ending DACA and decided to phase it out over time instead of cutting it immediately.
DACA recipients will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for the remainder of their two-year authorizations. Any recipient whose status was due to expire within six months also got a month to apply for another two-year term.
The Justice Department said in court documents that DACA was facing the possibility of an abrupt end by court order, but Alsup was critical of that argument.
People took out loans, enrolled in school and even made decisions about whether to get married and start families on the basis of DACA and now face "horrific" consequences from the loss of the program, said Jeffrey Davidson, an attorney for the University of California governing board.
"The government considered none of this at all when they decided to rescind DACA," he said at the hearing.
DACA recipients are commonly referred to as "dreamers," based on never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act that would have provided similar protections for young immigrants.
"Dreamers lives were thrown into chaos when the Trump Administration tried to terminate the DACA program without obeying the law," California Attorney General Becerra said in a statement after Tuesday's decision. "Tonight's ruling is a huge step in the right direction."
Dalton reported from Los Angeles. "
But look what he is doing to all of the others.....
Okay electricity went out and I'm on battery....electricity came back on. Meanwhile the executions are savage and horrendous here - last week Mike passed a dead body on the Scenic Highway on his way to work by Punta Bandera that was partially wrapped in plastic, but the dead person's face and teeth were clearly visible. ( Only saw this reported on Zeta on 01/03: " Hallan cadaver con impacto de bala en craneo") It's completely gross. I'll be back with the December, 2017 YTD and current stats (BTW nothing has changed, in fact it is worse than ever already this month of January we are up to over 53 executions in TIJ. Welcome to Level 2 everyone !), have to go see the podiatrist in a couple of days.
UPDATE 01/10/17 2:44PM:
- Democracy Now ! puts the Salvadorian numbers at more like 250,000 people: (Don't miss anything else)
"It's a Nightmare for Us": Up to 250,000 Salvadorans Face Deportation After Trump TPS Decision"
- From The Intercept this early afternoon: (Don't miss related and all reports)
Dreamers Win In Court, But Until Congress Acts, Their Futures are As Uncertain As Ever
by, Aida Chavez
- Earlier this morning the news read that a potential deal was in the works to grant the DACA/Dreamer kids reinstatement back into the system with the attachment of billions of dollars for a border wall. You can heave up disgust at this point. We are all waiting with baited breath to see just how far the Democrats will go and sell their souls for, but maybe that's a good thing. Maybe if the Democrats actually go along with this hostage deal, people will finally realize how base they are.
I had to look through my notes late last night and found a couple of reports that should affirm that in reality none of us need be surprised over Trump's plans to make America white again ( and BTW google in " The Intercept: Immigration" and you will find report after report of the atrocities the US Government has been guilty of committing these past months regarding immigration. With the Paris situation, it was impossible for me to blog all of these, and they are outstanding.)
So, let's go to the not too distant wayback machine:
The Real News - 07/07/2017
Secret Memo Revels How Trump Plans to Deport Millions of Immigrants
Interview by Jaisal Noor featuring Marcelo Rochabrun of Politico
The Intercept - 02/23/2017
Donald Trump Plans To Bypass The Courts To Deport As Many People As Possible
By, Ryan Devereaux and check out his related reports while you are there.
Now today (I'll never get anything done around here today (;):
This remark of course is being reported just about everywhere around the globe, christ Trump is unhinged !
Trump Told Senators He Doesn't Want Any More Immigrants From "Shithole Countries"
by, Joshua Keating
Finally I know lots of you don't especially like the Washington Post. In this case it doesn't matter because this report is terrific, please take the time to read it (no I don't think it was written by the State Department):
The Washington Post - about an hour ago:
|Courtesy Washington Post|
Trump Wants To Remove These Immigrants. An Ugly Bit of History Tells Us What It Could Do To The Economy
by, Andrew Van Dam
Say "Seig Heil" everyone. End edit.
I read that Trump is going to visit the Wall Prototype Shrine here - we'll see - but if he does show up, I wonder if there are going to be riots ? Anyway you might remember we used Green Day's "American Idiot" as the anti-Bush, anti- Iraq War, anti-empire anthem - it sure holds up: