Feb 27 2015

GOP Stymies DAPA Even as Immigrant Inmates Riot Under Horrific Conditions

GUEST: Salvador Sarmiento, Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Carl Takei, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project.

A federal judge named Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas has singlehandedly quashed the hopes, at least temporarily, of millions of undocumented immigrants who were hoping for deportation relief as a result of President Obama’s executive action. The program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), was just hours away from accepting its first applications when Hanen put a hold on the program, so that a group of 25 states could sue the White House over the policy. The move is happening in tandem with Republican efforts to use the legislative process to undermine DAPA through holding hostage the annual funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Also in Texas in recent days, there was major riot at a detention center in Raymondville by nearly 3000 undocumented prisoners. The inmates, were being held in a privately run prison that has come under fire from civil rights groups in the past. Using pipes to tear down structures, they protested among other things, a lack of medical care.

To follow this issue, visit www.aclu.org/blog/author/carl-takei and www.notonemoredeportation.com.

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2 Responses to “GOP Stymies DAPA Even as Immigrant Inmates Riot Under Horrific Conditions”

  1. DeanOon 27 Feb 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Your use of UNDOCUMENTED is pathetic and stupid…the legal term is ALIEN and yes they are illegal…Congress needs to criminalize visa overstays and border jumping. Stop the madness. NO Amnesty not now not ever.

  2. WillyTon 06 Mar 2015 at 10:50 am

    Listen DeanO, WE crackers are the aliens. They were already here before your bible existed. Next, although they do not run the u.s. they make the u.s. run meaning if they leave then WE are screwed, factually SOL. I was born, raised, lived my entire life in Tx and the proud Latin influence undeniably permeates until saturation the entire reality the same as air. Who stole this land? Do you ask why they come? As in what endless sick hellishness WE always have been committing that creates the situation in the 1st place? Also: the idea of impeachment, the idea of federating 13 colonies, so many cultural practices and concepts, architecture, agricultural/ farming science, incorporated words, foods, so much you take for granted has all been a gift from them. They are such a beautiful wonderful people of religiosity and family orientation, insanely fun and they work harder and suffer greater misery than your mind has the capability to conceive, more than ten of you or me simultaneously. How can you be so monumentally hateful & hurtful to such obviously unfairly long suffering superior human beings when it is we who owe them so much its unrepayable like parents? You should open your heart to what would be the greatest or longest friendship or lover you’ll ever meet in your entire lifetime! And they don’t burn in the sun like we do? Are you kidding? What are you waiting for foolish honkey?