It is that time again and wow did this past year zoom by! Each year- heading into the NEW YEAR – I indulge myself here on Oblogdee with Heroes and Zeroes. Back in 2016 I wrote: “I could not help but notice that this year 62,979,879 ZEROES voted for a sick, mentally deficient, hateful, misogynistic, racist, sexual … More Heroes and Zeroes 2018
Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2018) – A federal court has struck down Trump administration policies that sought to gut asylum protections for immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) challenged the administration’s new “expedited removal” policies when they were put forth by then-Attorney General … More Court Rules Trump Policies Denying Asylum Protections to People Fleeing Domestic and Gang Violence Are Illegal
For over two months Joshua Rubin from New York has been camped near a Trump internment camp for detained migrant children, in protest and spreading awareness into what he can see as the day to day happenings of the camp. A documentary team has been on the ground in Tornillo, Texas reporting the story, through regular … More One Man’s Protest Highlights Texas Internment Camp for Thousands of Detained Children
There are millions of migrants and refugees around the world. Displacement of human beings is at an all time high.The most marginalized among all refugees are LGBTI refugees seeking safety and a resettlement process in countries which continue the persecution they had escaped from. LGBTI people are fleeing homophobic violence and the criminalization of their … More For LGBTI People Kakuma Camp is a Desperate Nightmare
Today Trump issued a new Proclamation with the new interim final rule which would shut down access to asylum for many individuals and families fleeing life-threatening persecution. The rule would specifically preclude from protection those who cross the United States’ southwest border between official ports of entry. If implemented, it would result in the deportation … More Donald Trump Proclamation Set to Shut Down Access to Asylum
VIA CNN: United States President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed he would sign an executive order “next week” aimed at restricting US asylum rules, as he seeks to use a group of Central American migrants heading for the US border as part of his midterm election closing argument. He also suggested that the US troops … More Speaking Out Against Trump Asylum Seeker Political Stunt
Antisemitism and Refugees and Jews helping refugees mixed with trump Anti Refugee dicta and lies is the perfect storm! Today the Pittsburgh Jewish community was attacked by a terrorist, killing at least 4 people and possible as many as 8, with reports of numerous injuries. While some may suggest we wait to get more information … More Trump Refugee Lies Perfect Storm for Antisemitic Massacre
Trans people in the United Sates have responded to the Trump threat to tighten the definition of gender as revealed by the New York Times with a resounding: “WE WON’T BE ERASED”. It was reported that the Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move … More Statements as Trump Admin Threatens to Erase Trans Community
By Melanie Nathan. Kanye West’s trip to Uganda has been excruciatingly tone deaf. Not only did he hand out oversized shoes to orphans and relish photo-ops with one of Africa’s longest-serving oppressive autocratic rulers, but the rapper also seemed willing to turn his back on fellow rapper Bobi Wine, as well as the socio-economic issues facing his … More Kanye West is Tone Deaf in Uganda
Homeland Security proposal would penalize those receiving public benefits Marin County, CA – Local community leaders are mobilizing in response to a new proposal from the Trump Administration that would penalize certain immigrants seeking to change their legal status if they receive public benefits or are deemed likely to become a “public charge” in the … More Local Marin Leaders Mobilizing Against Cruel Immigration Changes
The faces of those patrons of the MAGA Trump rally who applauded and laughed as Trump mocked, in essence, all sexual assault survivors Last night America was shocked. Well shocked that there was something even more shocking than the things that have already been so shocking! We must be talking about Trump! Donald J. The … More Close-up Faces of those who cheered and laughed as Trump Mocked Sexual Assault Survivor
“As we fight for the soul of this country, we must save its heartbeat – SCOTUS! Read this important piece and please follow up. If you do nothing this week that is proactive, then you are complicit in the silence that is destroying America. Because without ALL our voices, yes the majority, we are as … More Will YOU let the Right Wing Fight Harder than America’s Majority for SCOTUS ?
The nation’s foremost civil rights organization will mobilize against Senate hearings for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. The group is bringing leadership, members and supporters to Capitol Hill to voice their opposition to Kavanaugh, when the Senate hearings kickoff on Tuesday morning. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will attend the Senate Judiciary … More NAACP Mobilizing and Calling on Senate to Halt and Reject Kavanaugh Nomination for SCOTUS
“An irresponsible alliance with white Apartheid Nationalists, evidence of racist mindset, A diversion from his political and criminal woes, and plain dangerous attempt to stir race war! My hope is that South Africa is not drawn into Donald Trump’s racist rants, and instead asserts its autonomy and sovereignty for peaceful and equitable reform, and that … More Donald Trump’s Tweet Can Stir Racial Violence in South Africa
Facebook: Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2018: When I immigrated to the United States of Amerca from South Africa in 1985, Nelson Mandela was still imprisoned on Robbin Island and Apartheid was for the most part in full swing! During the Reagan era a movement was afoot to implement sanctions that would ultimately be a … More Time to REVOLT: No Question U.S. President Trump is a Racist!
The Split on the Right: Laura Ingraham vs. Jennifer Rubin; The Future of the American Experiment: A Challenge For Us All – AMERICA’s VOICEAMERICA’s VOICE: Washington, DC – At a time when some pundits are attempting to divine a nonexistent civil war on the left, it seems to us that the divide on the right is of … More The Split on the Right: The Future of the American Experiment
Is that how you conduct criminal investigations or search for known criminals? By asking the average American on a BUS if they are in fact Americans? This is not fake news! Below is the Video to prove it. Another one of those many private citizen videos. Donald Trump himself is conducting one of the biggest … More America’s Real Witch-Hunt by Donald Trump
When viewing the @POTUS rallies this is all very clear: It was clear then and more clear now! When you hear the fervent hate from Trump supporters, it is clearly all about race! When Donald Trump showed up on that escalator that began his campaign during President Barack Obama’s presidency it was like putting a … More Trump is the Cheese and The Rats are Feasting!
At Senate Hearing, Kids, Parents, and Faith Leaders Walk Out in Protest of Trump Administration’s Failure to Reunite Families Families and Women Call on Congress to Hold Accountable ICE and CBP for Reports of Abuse and Lagging Efforts to Reunite Families As the Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland … More Senate Hearing Walk Out in Protest of Trump Admin’s Failure to Reunite Families
First Legal Challenge to Muslim Ban Implementation Since Supreme Court Ruling Last night, Muslim Advocates, Lotfi Legal, LLC, the Immigrant Advocacy & Litigation Center, PLLC, and Public Counsel filed an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit on behalf of all individuals whose visa applications were wrongfully denied or stalled by the federal government’s failure … More Class Action Suit Against Trump Admin for Wrongfully Denied Muslim Ban Waivers
Trump Derangement Syndrome – Hey Republicans and sycophants – Careful of what YOU invent! And Trump it is YOU who has led the name-call era – and this may be what leads to an excuse for your demise! Name calling seems to be the mark of this 45th President, Donald J. Trump and his bevvy … More Could Trump Derangement Syndrome Be a Defense to Assassination Similar to the Twinkie Defense?
They Can — and Must — Bring the Parents Back Using Well-Established Parole Authority It is now clear that the Trump administration deported 463 parents without the children they arrived with. With the administration under court order to reunite all families separated by the government, it is now imperative that these families be found and … More Remedies Sought as United States Deported 463 Parents, Leaving Behind Traumatized Children
On Wednesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump administration’s appeal of an injunction blocking it from moving forward with its attempts to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The original injunction was issued in December 2017 by U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman, of the Western District of Washington, … More Trump Loses in 9th Circuit on Transgender Service Ban
Bush appointed Sacramento Judge Checks DOJ’s Bid to Enjoin California’s Immigration Laws – Cross Blogged from The Recorder – See Below. “If there is going to be a long-term solution to the problems our country faces with respect to immigration policy, it can only come from our legislative and executive branches,” U.S. District Judge John … More Republican Appointed Federal Judge Blocks Trump Attack on California Sanctuary State Laws
Moments ago the White House of Donald J. Trump used its official taxpayer-funded Twitter account to launch a completely false attack on Senator Kamala Harris. This White House’s uncouth attack on the Senator from California is based on false assertions and does nothing more than reflect failed leadership on the part of a White House … More Senator Kamala Harris Attacked by White House
Washington, D.C. (July 2, 2018) – A federal court has blocked the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers fleeing persecution, torture, or death in their countries of origin. It also ordered a case-by-case review of whether each asylum seeker in the class-action lawsuit should be released on humanitarian parole. The ruling stems from a challenge brought … More Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Arbitrary Detention of Asylum Seekers
While the Message from hundreds of thousands of marchers –“Families Should Be Reunited in Freedom” resonated across the United States, Trump played golf and doubled down on tweets to separate and deport ! This past weekend, hundreds of thousands of Americans turned out in both big cities and small towns to protest the Trump administration’s cruel Zero Tolerance and … More Hundreds of Thousands Marching and Trump May Defy Court Order to Reunite Children
Trump Administration Seeks Court Order to Allow for Indefinite Detention of Children with Parents; Ignores Smart, Cost-effective and Humane Alternatives to Detention Washington, D.C. – As directed by the President’s executive order issued on Wednesday, the Trump Justice Department has filed a request on Thursday to amend a federal court order – the “Flores Agreement” … More Trump Seeks Court Order for Indefinite Detention of Children
Following President Donald Trump’s executive order on family separation – which does not end the family separation crisis – House Republicans are set to vote on Speaker Paul Ryan’s immigration bill next week. Despite the speaker’s claims, the bill would provide no clear path to citizenship to Dreamers and place thousands of children in detention … More Advocates Address Trump’s Executive Order and Republican Immigration Bill
San Francisco, CA (June 21, 2018) – The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) denounces the new Executive Order on the separation of immigrant families issued by the White House yesterday. The Order purports to put an end to family separations at the border, and its issuance is a testament to the overwhelming public outcry that arose … More Denouncing New Executive Order Expanding the Indefinite Detention of Families