Not truthiness, just truth.
It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States. We’re a great nation that people find so great they want to seek refuge in its borders.
We’re treating suffering people with contempt and treating them like animals.
Despite Donald Trump lying and saying this is a law that democrats can change… It’s not a law. It’s a policy Jeff Sessions said he’d enact months ago, and now he is.
Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions could stop this now. This moment. But they won’t because they lack the humanity to do so.
Can someone please remind Jeff Sessions that Jesus was a child refuge brought by his mother to a safer place?
“Certain magoi(“wise men”/astrologers) come from “the East” to Herod, the Roman client king of Judaea, looking to honor a new ruler they have determined by a “star,” and Jesus is identified as the one. All this is bad news to Herod, and Herod acts in a pre-emptive strike against the people of Bethlehem and its environs. He kills all boys under two years of age in an atrocity that is traditionally known as “the massacre of the innocents” (Matthew 2.16–18).
But Joseph has been warned beforehand in a dream of Herod’s intentions to kill little Jesus, and the family flees to Egypt. It is not until Herod is dead that Joseph and Mary dare return, and then they avoid Judaea: Joseph “was afraid to go there” (Matthew 2.22) because Herod’s son is in charge. Instead they find a new place of refuge, in Nazareth of Galilee, far from Bethlehem.
Jesus’ earliest years were then, according to the Gospel of Matthew, spent as a refugee in a foreign land, and then as a displaced person in a village a long way from his family’s original home.”
On Wednesday, activists with the Latinx-rights group Mijente marched to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where they first erected, and then tore down a statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in confederate garb.“Jeff Sessions is a living monument to the Confederacy,” Mijente director Marisa Franco said in a statement announcing the action.The protest took place in response to the administration’s decision to endthe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program which protected hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people who arrived in the U.S. as children. The president had Sessions make the official announcement on behalf of the Department of Justice. Read more.
White House spokesman tries to clarify Trump’s Charlottesville statement, says “of course”it “includes white supremacists”
- Trump faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for his comments on the white supremacist rally and car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Now, the White House seems to be trying to walk his comments back.
- The president’s silence on white supremacy drew widespread criticism even by those in his own party, as many other prominent Republicans and Trump allies — including the president’s own daughter — were quick to use the term “white supremacy” in the wake of the attack.
- An unnamed White House spokesman issued a clarification on the president’s statement Sunday, claiming that Trump’s “very [strong]” statement had included white supremacist groups. Read more (8/13/17)
- Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Tuesday morning, sending a series of tweets in which he called Sessions “weak” and suggested Sessions has not been doing his job.
- Trump has reportedly been mulling whether to fire Sessions.
- Such a move would, in part, be an effort to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller, who has expanded his investigation from alleged Russian ties to Trump’s business dealings. Read more (7/25/17 9:30 AM)