Trump: Immigration

“My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.”
Barack Obama

“America was founded on immigrants. The immigrant experience is common to all of us.”
Nia Vardalos

I hope you will sign and share the following petitions concerning the appalling treatment of immigrant children in the US and related issues.

If you don’t have time to read the whole blog entry please at least sign the petitions below:

Reunite Families Separated at the Border Now!

“After much public outrage, President Trump signed an executive order today reversing his administration’s cruel and inhumane policy of separating families at the southern border.

Unfortunately, it isn’t enough. The damage is already done.

According to reports, more than 2,300 children have already been separated from their parents since Trump first enacted his cruel “zero tolerance” policy. Even worse, the policy didn’t include a plan to reunite children with their parents.”

Please read more and sign the petition:
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/224/701/950/reunite-the-families-now/?z00m=30609945

Anyone worldwide may sign the above petition

The following I think is meant for US citizens:

Keep the pressure on to impeach Trump

“Donald Trump is placing families in internment camps. His immigration policy has already separated 2,300 children from their parents, housing kids in filthy, crowded cages.

The American people have had enough: 42% say Trump should be impeached and removed from office — on par with Richard Nixon at the height of Watergate.”
Please read more and sign the petition:|
https://www.needtoimpeach.com/impeach-trump/?utm_campaign=sg_email&utm_source=needtoimpeach&utm_medium=email

Consider that all migrants want is a better life for themselves and their children. They are not criminals. It is natural to want for yourself and your children a good quality of life, a life free from poverty, free from fear, free from of violence or the treat of violence, free from oppression. It is natural to want to protect your children from threats such as drug related violence and poverty to which many people in central American countries are exposed.

“The reality is that many of these families came from Central America to seek asylum because they’re “fleeing gang violence and poverty”. And as HuffPost reported, this situation “has its roots in six decades of U.S. policies carried out by members of both parties”. It continued:

Since the 1950s, the U.S. has sown violence and instability in Central America. Decades of Cold War gamesmanship, together with the relentless global war on drugs, have left a legacy of chaos and brutality in these countries.

https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/06/19/children-crying-as-theyre-torn-from-their-parents-heres-the-sound-of-trumps-america/

Clearly the US has a responsibility.

No child should however in any circumstance be separated from their parents, the trauma of which could have life long consequences.  That such treatment of innocent children exists in a country such as the US is as surreal as it is sickeningly shocking. It is inhumane.

“The U.S. immigration laws are bad – really, really bad. I’d say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices   done in our government’s name.” 
Bill Gates

Consider the following

With the exception of Native Americans the US is itself is a nation of immigrants, Trump’s own wife is an immigrant.

The Americans who support this inhumane treatment of children are complicit in the inhumane treatment of defenseless children – if you voted for Trump and continue to support him you should count yourself among them.

That such behavior exists in a any country is shocking but for the US this seems even more so. It has to be said that US immigration polices are fueled by racism, they always have been.

In this regard consider the following:

Click the above tweet to get to the New York Times article. For some reason I was unable to paste a direct link into this webpage

Below is a real eye opener into the racist mentality of Trump and those who support him

How anyone can condone or justify the separation of children from their parents is beyond my conprehension. If you are one such person listen to the anguished cries of desperate children forcibly removed from their parents.

Information about the video from Youtube

“ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.” Read the full story here: https://propub.li/2tcYE9M Correction: A version of this lists the wrong number. An overlay corrects it. And we’re correcting it here: To reach us if you have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, are a worker at a detention center or aid families who have been affected, call 347-244-2134.

“We are a country where people of all backgrounds, all nations of origin, all languages, all religions, all races, can make a    home. America was built by immigrants.”
Hillary Clinton

Related Links

What you need to know about the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/jun/06/what-you-need-know-about-trump-administrations-zer/

Facebook doesn’t want you to know that some migrant children have been forcibly drugged.
https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/06/21/facebook-doesnt-want-you-to-know-that-some-migrant-children-have-been-forcibly-drugged/

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Trump: Take Action

You know there is just so much going on in the world that it is difficult to keep pace with the disastrous events which affect the vast majority of us, in particular the poor, the sick and other vulnerable people. There is so much injustice in the world it is staggering . It is not only that we are making little progress in this regard but it is that we are taking steps backwards, particularly in rich countries such as the USA and the UK.

With all the terrible events here in the UK it has been some time since the focus of this blog has turned to the USA where some of the worse social injustice, including constant attacks on healthcare, and environmental damage is gathering considerable and very rapid momentum and there seems less opposition, less protest. Concerning damage to the environment, Trump’s Mexican Boarder wall Will be Exempt From All Environmental Laws

Below are a few simple and quick actions you can take concerning some of the more recent outrages by the Trump administration.

Petitions

Unbelievable! Trump calls for police brutality! As if there is not enough already! Please sign and share petition

“Trump spoke in front of an audience of Suffolk County Police and family and called on them to use violence against anyone in their custody. The crowd cheered as Trump told them not to shield a detainee’s head on their way into a police car. ”

Please continue reading, sign and share:

Disavow Trump’s Call For Police Brutality
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/273/909/257/disavow-trumps-call-for-police-brutality/

For more information please read the following article:

Trump Encourages More Police Brutality:
http://www.care2.com/causes/trump-encourages-more-police-brutality.html

Petition to Tell Congress to Impeach Trump

Tell Congress: Impeach Donald Trump
http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/impeach-trump/?t=1&refcode=g-DTJimpeach0711.d-20170711.m-9525.s-33437&akid=9525.2630474.GFVaoT

Visit Action Hub

This website lists ways to help protest and resist Trump, it collects action alerts and calls to action from more than 30 different websites. A wealth of information and ideas, there is something here for everyone, a very useful resource for anyone who wishes to bring about change or protect themselves.

What Do I Do About Trump.com is a resource hub for people who are upset about Trump’s Presidency.

http://whatdoidoabouttrump.com/

What Do I Do About Trump.com/Action Hub on Twitter: https://twitter.com/calltoactionhub

Please share with as many people as Possible.

Daily Action

Join Daily Action where can make a difference by simply making a phone call

RESISTING EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, ONE PHONE CALL AT A TIME.

“Since its launch in mid-December 2016, Daily Action has exploded into a huge phenomenon, with over a quarter of a million subscribers. We make civic engagement easy and painless, with a single action every day—connecting citizens to their legislators with a quick swipe of their phones.”

“To join, text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). Every morning, you’ll receive a text that links you to your Senator, member of Congress, or other appropriate official. You can call when you’re walking to the bus stop or brewing your coffee. With a tap of your finger, you can do your part to resist extremism in America.”

Read more and sign up for daily action alerts:
https://dailyaction.org/

The next link lists change org petitions relating to Trump and the Trump administration

Accountability for the Trump Administration
https://www.change.org/m/demand-action-from-president-elect-donald-trump

There are an incredible 6,431,670 supporters 7,547 petitions. You could start by signing a petition to the US senate to stop Climate Skeptic Scott Pruitt from taking the position of head of EPA. Scott Pruitt, “…represents a serious threat to the future of global climate change and cooperative efforts to prevent catastrophic and irreversible damage to the health of the planet. Regardless of political affiliation, we as Americans have a responsibility to ourselves, to future generations, and to the rest of the world to work towards a clean and sustainable United States.”
https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-don-t-let-scott-pruitt-dismantle-the-epa?source_location=movement

Please take action whether it is signing one petition or making one phone call or a demonstration all actions count.

Whether large or small all actions make a difference

This mother directed thousands of anti-Trump activists with texts sent from her living room

Capitol Hill mom directs thousands of anti-Trump activists with texts sent from her living room
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/a-capitol-hill-mom-directs-thousands-of-anti-trump-activists-by-sending-texts-from-her-living-room/2017/01/27/cf0538f2-e447-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.2eb38d946c79

Related Links

Trumponomics Is Killing American Prosperity

“So far Trump doesn’t seem like a great deal for people living the United States. Millions of people’s livelihoods are being threatened by his policies”
http://www.care2.com/causes/trumponomics-is-killing-american-prosperity.html

A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

Trump’s wall will cost US Tax payers $1.6 billion, it will impact the human rights of Native Americans and asylum seekers.
It is money which could be better spent on providing health care, housing and education.

House approves spending bill with $1.6 billion for the border wall.
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/spending-bill-vote-border-wall-money/index.html

Here is the latest concerning the controversy over Trump’s Mexico wall

Trump’s Border Wall Will Be Exempt From All Environmental Laws:

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will waive environmental laws and regulations that would get in the way of the border wall in San Diego getting off the ground.
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/trumps-border-wall-will-be-exempt-from-all-environmental-laws/

Trump to Peña Nieto: border wall not so important – just don’t say you won’t pay

Report reveals leaked transcripts of phone call between US and Mexican presidents, in which Trump begs Peña Nieto not to tell press he won’t pay for wall.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/03/donald-trump-mexico-australia-call-transcripts-border-wall

Whoever pays for the wall it is money that could be spent on improving people’s lives not bigotry and segregation.