3/ The Women in the Photograph, with her Two Children has been Identified as Kami Kennedy, widow of US Army Maj. Thomas Kennedy... Here they are on the Red Carpet with Co-Founders of Children Of Fallen Patriots, David and Cynthia Kim @realDonaldTrump#PedoGateNews
The thing is, Texas has a number of competitive statewide races this cycle, one of which is for attorney general.
The incumbent, @KenPaxtonTX, is under indictment, an ideologue, and even less likable than Cruz.
3/ By contrast the Democrat, @NelsonforTexas, is a highly qualified centrist who has clerked for two Reagan appointees and was provoked into running because Paxton is legitimately a threat to the rule of law.
Also, Nelson is not under indictment. Strikes me as quite lawful.
THREAD: A year ago today, a smiling Jeff Sessions walked onto stage and giddily announced the end of #DACA, taking away the ability for me and 800,000 others to keep living and working in the only country we consider home. He could hardly contain his excitement. It was wild. 1/
That announcement threw my life into total chaos. I’ve lived here for 22 YEARS, since I was 6 years old, & can’t imagine a life anywhere else.I’m a former Girl Scout & proud graduate of Rona ld Reagan High School w/ law school ambitions. Here’s me one year b4 I moved to Texas. 2/
Again: I came here as a six year old. I made my best friends here. I learned how to add & subtract numbers here. I learned to love country music here. Some of my DACA friends came here before they were old enough to read or walk; now they have kids of their own! 3/
One year ago today, President Trump announced he was ending the #DACA program. With the stroke of a pen, he could fix it and give #Dreamers the future they deserve in the only country they call home. #SaveDACA
Since President Trump announced he was ending #DACA one year ago, he has rejected at least 6 bipartisan deals to give #Dreamers a future here in America. He’s proven time and again he has no interest in solving the crisis he created.
Instead of working with Democrats, Trump has sabotaged every effort to save #Dreamers and tried to put his entire hardline immigration agenda on their backs. We need bipartisan action, not hateful, anti-immigrant rhetoric. #DreamActNow
Even if Trump was a racist, ( He's not ) If I cared about an issue , I would work with him if he was willing to help me, I would not sit on my A$$ and wait 7 years until someone I liked more came along! That is selfish and self centered AF !
You had a black President for 8 years and he didn't do sh*t for poor inner cities or push for any prison reform. He was to busy giving amnesty to illegals via #DACA and fighting for Transgender restrooms and creating a caliphate in Syria! Get woke !!
My man @kanyewest tried to get Bathhouse Barry to help stop the violence in Chicago and he blew him off !!! Obama had a globalist agenda and he cared more about his religion than black people. See everything he pushed for in middle east . So many blind folks out there.
DACA UPDATE: DC district court partially stayed a previous order to fully reinstate #DACA. This means that USCIS will not accept first time applications or advance parole for now. DACA renewals are still being accepted. 📣 1/
Three federal courts that have now said that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was wrong. 2/ #ProtectDreamers
This development in the DC case eliminates Texas’ explanation for why they need an immediate halt to #DACA renewals. Simply put: they have no real argument. 3/
6 years ago, the government began accepting the first applications for the #DACA program, changing the lives of 800,000 young immigrants who could now receive temporary protection from deportation, study, and legally work in the only country they have ever known. #ProtectDreamers
Federal Judge orders full restart of DACA program - The restart won’t be immediate. U.S. District Judge John Bates said the order would be delayed until Aug. 23 to allow the government to appeal. apple.news/ADbtC1iiDTMOLC…
In a 25-page opinion Friday, Bates, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, rejected the administration’s argument that the original decision to end DACA remained sound. #DACA
If Friday’s ruling goes into effect later this month, the administration will be required to accept new applications from people who meet DACA’s eligibility requirements.
A short important thread on DACA: 1- Those who have DACA, go ahead & put in your renewal application even if your status doesn’t expire in 150 days. USCIS will accept the renewal application for NOW. 2. As of Aug. 8 there could be a 🛑 stop on all renewals from a fed judge in TX.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allowed some individuals who were brought to the US illegally as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. #DemHistory#WhyIVoteDemocrat
The DACA policy was announced by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012. #DemHistory#WhyIVoteDemocrat#DACA
Studies have shown that #DACA increased the mental health outcomes for DACA-eligible immigrants and their children.There are no known major adverse impacts from DACA on native-born workers' employment, and most economists say that DACA benefits the U.S. economy #DemHistory
Last week, USCIS issued two new memos that are going to affect *all* immigration applications. That includes green cards, fiancé visas, H-1B's, citizenship, work permits, extensions and changes of status - the whole nine yards.
The first memo says that if an application is denied, and that denial leaves the applicant without lawful immigration status, the applicant will be placed in removal proceedings (deportation.)
The second memo says that if an application is filed incompletely, without certain required evidence, then USCIS has the right to deny the application *without* requesting further evidence (commonly known as an "RFE.")
WHO IS LISA BARSOOMIAN? And WHY should we care?
Lets learn a little about Mrs. Lisa H. Barsoomian’s background.
Lisa H. Barsoomian a #US Attorney that graduated from Georgetown Law,
she’s a protege of #JamesComey and #RobertMuller.
2. Barsoomian, with her boss R. Craig Lawrence, represented Bill Clinton in 1998
Lawrence also represented:
Robert Muller three times
James Comey five times
Barack Obama 45 times
Kathleen Sebelius 56 times
Bill Clinton 40 times and
Hillary Clinton 17 times
3. Between 1998 and 2017 Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times
You may be saying to yourself, okay who cares, who cares about the
work history of this Barsoomian woman?
Apparently someone does BECAUSE :
Someone out there cares so much
At the bus stop where Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Alabamians protest an injustice of our time - the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy separating families all across America. #EndFamilyDetention#FamiliesBelongTogether
Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
This language about curing "taint" from Abbott v. Perez seems tailor-made for a citation in travel ban opinion. "Presumption of legislative good faith" seems very similar to "presumption of regularity." J. Alito mentioned this point deliberately during his hand-down. #SCOTUS.
Similar sentiment from @dorfonlaw
"Meanwhile, I fear further inconsistency with respect to taint, perhaps as early as tomorrow or Wednesday, in the Court's anticipated ruling in the Travel Ban Case." #SCOTUSdorfonlaw.org/2018/06/at-sco…
Relatedly, Perez offers another way another way to rebut allegations of "taint" and animus: demonstrate that decision was motivated by desire to end "expensive and time consuming" litigation. This language will be cited in future litigation over #DACA rescission. #SCOTUS
My thoughts today on the happenings over the past year and a half of political violence and oppression. You might either agree or disagree, but I will grant anyone a voice to share their point of view and welcome discussion:
To those who think they're liberal or progressive while only tolerating your opinions, it is becoming apparent that you know you're on the way out as Schlesinger's cyclical theory of politics pendulum swings back towards center.
The calls for violence against "Trump supporters" has reached a deafening & very annoying level. The 'die ins' at stores supporting the NRA as well as other boycotts have become the pacifiers to the whining babies on the left.
1/ First argument in the memo--"AG concluded it's illegal because CTA5 said so," notwithstanding extensive DOJ opinions and briefs for the U.S. to the contrary--remains absurd, and arbitrary/capricious, as @adambcox, @cmrodriguez95 and I explained and as several courts have held.
2/ See balkin.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-prim….
The five grafs beginning in middle of p.2, however, ought to resolve most or all of the current #DACA litigation. Inexplicable why it took them 10 months, and countless court challenges, to write it.
3/ Now up to Congress to correct this cruel, deeply counterproductive Trump/Nielsen policy.
It’s a relief that @realDonaldTrump has reversed himself & recognized the cruelty of his policy of separating families. While the EO doesn’t reference the families already ripped apart, I hope & expect that the admin will be able to quickly reunite these children w/their parents.
I also hope this represents a turning point & @POTUS will stop blaming others for problems he creates & start fixing them himself.
He can start with correcting the problems that this executive order will create, and should also undo his #DACA order, which has put so many young people in limbo.