Democrats Have Proposed Legislation to Abolish the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppNew legislation has been proposed to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Abolishing ICE has been demanded by activists and protestors for months. Recently, prominent political figures including Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Mark Pocan, and Kirsten Gillibrand have supported putting an end to the corrupt agency. This new bill was created by Democratic Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin. It has been backed by two legislators who were immigrants to the U.S. themselves: Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington, and Adriano Espaillat, a Democratic Representative from New…

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Immigration Officials Resort to DNA Testing to Reunite Families

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFollowing a recent court order, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is using DNA tests to speed up the process of reuniting immigrant families that have crossed the border. Under the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, 2,300 children have been separated from their families. Due to mounting political pressure for the government to fix this human rights violation, the Federal District Court of San Diego has set a deadline to reunite families by Tuesday, July 10th. Alex Azar, the secretary and chief of HHS,…

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90-Year-Old, Ethel Kennedy, Joins Hunger Strike to Protest Immigration Policies

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppEthel Kennedy, the ninety-year-old widow of Bobby Kennedy, recently joined a hunger strike to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The hunger strike, organized by various activists groups including the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights nonprofit opposes recent policies which separate immigrant children at the border.    HUNGER STRIKE AGAINST IMMIGRATION POLICIES   Kennedy, a human rights advocate, willingly teamed up with others in the “Break Bread Not Families” strike. Ms. Kennedy said in a statement, “Generations of Americans did not toil and sacrifice to…

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Millennials On The Rise

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppMillennials, born between 1980 and 1995, are beginning to be elected to Congress. This fact could potentially shift the United States’ political system towards democratic socialism. Millennials could one day make up the largest generational group in Congress, and that time is starting now. Starting, specifically, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Cortez is a 28-year-old democratic socialist who won Tuesday’s primary in New York, thus becoming the youngest women in Congress. Cortez was born and raised in the Bronx. She started off humbly, working as a bartender in…

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThe United States Supreme Court recently upheld President Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 ruling. President Trump’s travel ban imposes restrictions on those traveling to the United States from certain “Muslim countries.” This ruling is the Trump Administration’s first high court victory. The President tweeted his delight regarding the ruling: For fifteen months, the federal court either ruled that the travel ban was unconstitutional or scaled back its earlier versions. The latest version of the policy places limits on granting visas to those travelling to Iran,…

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