Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Fighting the mass deportation

A press release from the National Immigration Law Center describes legal efforts on behalf of Daniela Vargas, the Argentine Dreamer arrested in Jackson MS by ICE in an obvious retaliation for her having spoken out publicly against the Trump Family Business Administration for arrested her father and brother as part of their mass deporation operation (Civil and Immigrants’ Rights Groups Work to Win Release for Dreamer Daniela Vargas and Prevent Deportation 03/07/2017):

Civil and immigrant rights groups have taken legal action to stop the deportation of Daniela Vargas, a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient who was detained by immigration agents immediately after she spoke at a March 1 press conference protesting recent U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in Mississippi. Vargas spoke of her hope that she and other Dreamers could remain in and contribute to this country.

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the law firm of Elmore & Peterson, and the Law Office of William Most filed a habeas petition on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division.

“Detaining Dany just minutes after she spoke publicly about immigrants’ rights appears to be nothing short of ICE retaliating against somebody who dared assert their First Amendment rights,” said Naomi Tsu, deputy legal director for the SPLC. “Dany, an aspiring math teacher and active community member, is not a threat to her community. Her detention only serves to chill free speech and stoke fear throughout immigrant communities.”
BBC Mundo reports on the 23 countries that ICE describes as uncooperative or outright refusing to take deportees that the US claims are from their countries. (Los 23 países que rechazan recibir a sus nacionales deportados desde Estados Unidos 03/07/2017) Cuba is the only one from Latin America on the list of 23. Canada is also not one of the 23. And Canada is seeing an increase in the number of Mexicans requesting refuge there. Aumenta en Canadá el número de peticionarios mexicanos por refugio

Just Security 03/08/2017 provides A Line-by-Line Comparison Between Trump’s Original Muslim Ban and Today’s 03/08/2017.

Faiza Patel evaluates the new order in A Muslim Ban By Any Other Name Smells Just the Same Brennan Center 03/06/2017: "The revised executive order President Trump signed Monday morning is still a Muslim ban and it is still unconstitutional."

I'm guessing that the Trump Family Business Administration will try to protect at least one business from being much disturbed: the small arms proliferation business, which relies heavily on its own form of undocumented activity, Estados Unidos, principal vendedor de armas a México Proceso TV 03/07/2017:

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