President Trump is venturing onto increasingly shaky legal ground as officials reject new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, sidestepping a Supreme Court ruling reinstating DACA, legal experts and lawmakers say.
The court ruled last month that the Trump administration hadn’t followed federal procedural law or justified terminating DACA in 2017, calling the rescission “arbitrary and capricious.”
Source: Trump defies Supreme Court by denying new DACA applications – Los Angeles Times
Giving companies a free hand needs to be called out for what it is: permission to kill people with no consequences! An inhuman proposal by someone who has sold his humanity as Cain did.
Yet again, Mr. Slavitt is dropping truth. Keep your eyes open. Mitch McConnell will not pass any more Congressional aid for Americans losing income…Open Thread | Andy Slavitt Trying To Warn Us
ICE broadened the reasons a detainee can be placed in solitary confinement and removed language preventing officers from using “hog-tying, fetal restraints, [and] tight restraints.” The agency also extinguished requirements for new facilities to have outdoor recreation areas and provisions guaranteeing that nonprofit organizations have access to the detention centers. There were also significant revisions to protocols in the case of serious injury, illness, or death, such as allowing guards to notify ICE “as soon as practicable” (as opposed to immediately) that a detainee needs to be transferred to a hospital and removing any mention of how to proceed if a detainee dies during the transfer. Attorneys worry the revised standards will have a real impact on the way immigrants in custody are treated.
Source: ICE Quietly Lowers (Already Low) Standards at Some Immigrant Detention Facilities – The Texas Observer
Efforts by the Agriculture Department to tighten eligibility for food stamps were greeted with a deluge of protests. The comment period ended Monday.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/us/politics/agriculture-department-food-stamp-purge.html
Their cruelty aside, once again, they haven’t thought things through. Sure, they will hurt ‘ those people’, but, the bottom line is that SNAP is nothing but another FARMER WELFARE PROGRAM. …and a federal subsidy for WALMART. The farmers might not care, after all, he’s bankrupting them, and destroying their overseas markets, and they still support him. Let him destroy their domestic market too….but, he’ll be hurting ‘ the right people’, so they’re cool with it. But, WALMART…. The amount of funds they will lose if they lost the SNAP benefits. It is quite obvious that SNAP benefits are beneficial to the economy, because, this is money that is immediately spent and put back into our economy. We’ve already seen the signs of a slowing economy. Take away the buying power of 3.6 MILLION people….you don’t think that won’t have a negative ripple effect upon the economy? But, as always….THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT.
Source: Open Thread | Taking Away SNAP Benefits…Because The Cruelty IS the Point of This Administration😠😠😠 | 3CHICSPOLITICO
The L.A. Times finds the Trump administration appears to be violating U.S. law in implementing the Remain in Mexico policy, officials and lawyers warn.
— Read on www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-28/trump-administration-pushes-thousands-to-mexico-to-await-asylum-cases
Under pressure from President Trump, Mexico’s iron-fisted approach to migration has led to a surge in detentions. An unprepared system is overwhelmed and filthy.
The school district is trying to collect a little over $22,000 in lunch debt, in a county where 14 percent of families live below the poverty line and where the school district “qualifies for enough money to provide free lunches to all students for the upcoming school year,” per WNEP.
Source: School District Threatens Foster Care on Parents in Lunch Debt
U.S. officials are unlawfully moving asylum-seeking children from costly shelters into relatively cheaper Immigration and Customs Enforcement jails. The Deportation Research Clinic has reviewed hundreds of age assessment cases since January 1, 2016. Among the 205 formal Memorandums of Age Determination coded to date we found ORR officials blatantly misstating the results of medical assessments and official policies. Along with keeping adults out of facilities meant for minors, officials from the Office of Refugee and Resettlement are placing unaccompanied children into ICE jails. We found ORR coordinating with ICE, repeatedly violating the policies for placement, and also hurting children’s asylum claims.
Source: States without Nations: Age Assessments for Unaccompanied Children: Alternative Facts, Policies, and Logic