Yes, Rescinding DACA Is Completely Racist

Yes, Rescinding DACA Is Completely Racist

Rescinding this law has nothing to do with national security or immigration and everything to do with racism.
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You've probably been hearing a lot about DACA recently. DACA is the Obama Administration's immigration policy. It stands for Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals or children whose parents brought them to the US illegally when they were very young.

Naturally, because Obama enacted it, Trump has announced he's getting rid of it. He claims this is to help decrease the number of illegal immigrants in this country, and deter other illegals from entering our country as well ... illegally, and return criminals to their home countries.

This is bullshit.

To tackle the issue of DACA recipients being criminals, this is simply incorrect. It is actually a really exclusive pool to be considered for DACA. Below, I have listed the requirements to apply for DACA from the US Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services, so you know it isn't "fake news":

1. Had to be under the age of 31 in June of 2012,

2. Came to the US before their 16th birthday

3. Have resided in the US from June of 2007 to present time

4. Were physically present in the US on June 15th, 2012

5. Had no lawful status in June of 2012 (aka not granted citizenship)

6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States

7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors (aka no criminal record of ANY kind)

But yeah, people who immigrated to the United States as children, who have never known their home countries and have no life in those home countries, are more dangerous to our national security than the white supremacist groups which Trump has endorsed.

Rescinding DACA is racism at its very core. We are choosing to deport people who have been positive contributing members of our society simply because their parents made a decision for them before they were capable of making that decision themselves.

You cannot be a DACA recipient if you have committed a felony. You cannot be a DACA recipient if you do not have AT MINIMUM a high school diploma or equivalent. You cannot be a DACA recipient if you came in the US as a legal adult.

This is choosing to deport mainly Mexicans based on the assumption that Mexican people escaping their home country for a better life here in America are less than we are, deserve less than natural born citizens, and deserve to be punished for the choices their parents made.

By this logic, Trump should have been punished for his father's involvement with a KKK rally ... but oh wait, Trump is being celebrated for it. Incredible.

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The Trump Presidency Is Over

Say hello to President Mike Pence.

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Remember this date: August 21, 2018.

This was the day that two of President Donald Trump's most-important associates were convicted on eight counts each, and one directly implicated the president himself.

Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman for a few months in 2016, but the charges brought against him don't necessarily implicate Trump. However, they are incredibly important considering was is one of the most influential people in the Trump campaign and picked Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate.

Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to file a report of a foreign bank account. And it could have been even worse. The jury was only unanimous on eight counts while 10 counts were declared a mistrial.

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, told a judge that Trump explicitly instructed him to break campaign-finance laws by paying two women not to publicly disclose the affairs they had with Trump. Those two women are believed to be Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, a pornstar. Trump had an affair with both while married to his current wife, Melania.

And then to no surprise, Fox News pundits spun this in the only way they know how. Sara Carter on Hannity said that the FBI and the Department of Justice are colluding as if it's some sort of deep-state conspiracy. Does someone want to tell her that the FBI is literally a part of the DOJ?

The Republican Party has for too long let Trump get away with criminal behavior, and it's long past time to, at the very least, remove Mr. Trump from office.

And then Trump should face the consequences for the crimes he has committed. Yes, Democrats have a role, too. But Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, so they head every committee. They have the power to subpoena Trump's tax returns, which they have not. They have the power to subpoena key witnesses in their Russia investigations, which they have not.

For the better part of a year I have been asking myself what is the breaking point with Republicans and Trump. It does not seem like there is one, so for the time being we're stuck with a president who paid off two women he had an affair with in an attempt to influence a United States election.

Imagine for a second that any past president had done even a fraction of what Trump has.

Barack Obama got eviscerated for wearing a tan suit. If he had affairs with multiple women, then Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would be preparing to burn him at the stake. If they won't, then Trump's enthusiastic would be more than happy to do so.

For too long we've been saying that Trump is heading down a road similar to Nixon, but it's evident now that we're way past that point. Donald Trump now has incriminating evidence against him to prove he's a criminal, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just getting started.

Will Trump soften the blow and resign in disgrace before impeachment like Nixon did? Knowing his fragile ego, there's honestly no telling what he'll do. But it's high time Trump leaves an office he never should have entered in the first place.

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The Images Tug At Your Heartstrings, But What Can You Do To Help?

10 ways that you can help victims of Hurricane Florence

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Early on September 14th, Hurricane Florence made landfall south of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and moved inland from there, leaving a path of destruction. Florence downed trees, caused flooding, and set off tornadoes. At this point, damages are estimated to be at least 17 million dollars. It is also estimated that at least 36 people have died due to Hurricane Florence. More than one million people have had to evacuate their homes, and it is unknown as to when and if they will be unable to go home.

The statistics are sobering, but what can you do to help? Lots actually! Here are xx ways that you can help victims of Hurricane Florence:

1. Donate to the Red Cross.

Even though Red Cross is already working hard to help victims of Hurricane Florence, they can still use your help! Donate here.

2. Donate blood.

Whenever there's a crisis, hospitals will almost always find themselves short on blood. Find out how you can give a life-saving gift here.

3. Donate to the Humane Society.

Thousands of animals have been harmed by Hurricane Florence. The Humane Society is working hard to help save them. Find out what you can do to help out too here.

4. Donate or join Habitat for Humanity.

Whether you donate money or help rebuild homes destroyed by the hurricane, Habitat for Humanity will appreciate your help. Find out more here.

5. Donate to the United Way Hurricane Florence Relief Fund.

United Way has dedicated a specific fund just for hurricane relief. Donate here.

6. Donate to the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.

This organization is dedicated to supplying families with young children diapers and other needed supplies. Donate here.

7. Add one dollar or more to your order at 7-Eleven.

7-Eleven is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Find out more about their fundraiser here.

8. Donate to Save the Children.

Save the Children is dedicated to providing for children around the world who are impoverished or who have been affected by national disaster. Find out more about their Hurricane Florence relief fund here.

9. Donate through Sprint's Text-To-Donate program.

If you're a Sprint customer, you can text a variety of different codes to donate. Find out more here.

10. Volunteer to help storm victims.

Help clear waste, rebuild homes, even deliver food or medicine. Find out more about how you can volunteer to help storm victims here.

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