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California Governor to Pull National Guard From Border

"This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism," says Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will order the removal of roughly 360 National Guard members from California's southern boundary with Mexico.

"This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism."

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ICE is Giving Fake Court Dates to Immigrants: Attorneys

Hundreds of immigrants were required to show up to court Thursday or risk being deported, only there was no hearing actually scheduled.

In four states — Illinois, Florida, Texas, Virginia—attorneys reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent their clients, who are accused of being in the country illegally, an official Notice to Appear (NTA) in court on Jan. 31. Hundreds showed up, only to learn it was a fake court date.

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Shutdown Over Border Wall Stops Over 42,000 Immigration Hearings in Their Tracks

"Largely, the individuals in the immigration courts and the ones getting their cases cancelled during the shutdown are on the lower end of the economic spectrum," said Alan Pollack, a New Jersey immigration attorney.

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A report by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse says that the tally of canceled immigration hearings, currently almost 43,000 for the shutdown period, would likely grow by 20,000 for each additional week the government fails to reopen.

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Using Undocumented Immigrants for ​Labor is the Norm at Trump's Golf Club

"We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money," said a woman working at Trump National Golf Club.

As President Trump sends troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to "defend" (white) America against the caravans of Brown people and bar some from asylum in the U.S., the history of hiring undocumented workers at his properties in New Jersey and Florida continues to come to light.

Trump has a problem with undocumented immigrants seeking asylum, but not when they are hired to wash his clothes or make his bed.

Victorina Morales, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, reportedly crossed the border in 1999 and has worked at the at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J, since 2013, The New York Times reported Thursday.

According to a spokesperson for his business organization, she would be one of tens of thousands of people to be employed by Trump, and would be terminated if she was undocumented. Sandra Diaz, 46, from Costa Rica was another.

Both Morales and Diaz, during their stints, washed the Trump family's clothes in a special detergent, made beds and dusted.

"There are many people without papers," said Ms. Diaz, who said she witnessed several people being hired whom she knew to be undocumented.

Morales was initially pleased with her job because she was paid and tipped well, often times by Trump. But her sentiments changed when he ran for president.

"I'm tired of being humiliated and treated like a stupid person," she said in Spanish during a brief interview. "We're just immigrants who don't have papers."

During his campaign in 2016, when he referred to Mexicans as rapists and criminals, he promised to mandate E-Verify, a federal tool to verify employment eligibility, and requested $23 million in his 2019 budget proposal to expand the program for nationwide use. He also bragged when a new Trump hotel opened in Washington, "We didn't have one illegal immigrant on the job."

"The president has been half-serious about stopping illegal immigration by not taking away the jobs magnet," said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group pushing to reduce immigration. Beck said Trump has "let us down in his promise to help American workers" because he hasn't "put his shoulder behind a mandatory E-Verify bill."

Morales reports being driven to work by staff to hide the fact that she couldn't legally drive, and that after she presented fake papers for work, she was given another set of fake papers by the Trump Organization to keep her employed there.

Morales had a front row seat on the job to Trump meetings as she was cleaning his villa, even when potential cabinet members were interviewed and when he met with the White House chief of staff.

But that didn't come without experiencing verbal abuse from Trump's staff.

Her attorney Anibal Romero said in a statement Thursday that his clients were called racial epithets and threatened with deportation by a supervisor that ironically, "had employed them despite knowing their undocumented status and even provided them with forged documents."

"We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money," she told the NY Times. "We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation."

Reader Question: Do we need any more proof that he's a liar about everything?

White Nationalists Feel at Home Visiting the White House

Identity Evropa leader, whose group believes in returning people of color back to native homelands, posts tour photos. Meanwhile, Trump calls Black reporter's white nationalism question "racist."

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Patrick Casey, leader of alt-right white nationalist group, Identity Evropa, and Charlottesville marcher, posted a visit to the White House on social media this week:

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Racist to Latina Voter: 'Trump's Deporting Your Illegal Cousins Today'

Janet Sabriu teaches hater a lesson with recording him: "It's not okay, racists." He apologizes to her after backlash.

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A white man screamed racist hateful speech out of his car window at Janet Sabriu, a citizen and Houston voter on her way to the polls.

Alongside Sabriu on the road in the Spring Branch neighborhood, the white man criticized Sabriu's driving and yelled, "That's not how we drive in America. Trump's deporting your illegal cousins, today, b----."

Sabriu asked Geirer if he was going to vote, to which he responded, "Learn English… it's my country."

The Latina, who has been a Houston resident for 9 years and is a U.S. citizen, pulled out her cellphone to record the racist rant, which occurred on Thursday. She posted it on Facebook, where she goes by the name Janet Espejel, and it has gone viral with over 3.7 million views.

Sabriu said of her recording the incident, "That's the best lesson you can show somebody."

"It's not okay, racists. It's not okay [to allow] bullying," she told the television station. "We have to stop all this hate, and the only way is respecting everybody; every human being."



He continued to hurl insults at her, "You need a gay friend to help you with your makeup and clothes... Ugly tacky, sticky, skanky bit*h."

Sabriu said she wanted an apology and of defending against racists, she told KHOU, "Speak up. Don't be afraid. That's the only way that we can stop all this hate is just showing and exposing the people because I think the majority (are) good people that don't want this to continue."

While social media quickly identified the racist as Charles Geirer, by Saturday, he was using an alias, Kevin, to apologize to Sabriu, as he started receiving death threats.

He back tracked his vulgar name calling and his racist comments and traded them for an apology stating he suffers from bipolar disorder, and that he reacted poorly in his car that day. He also said he never would've yelled if he knew Sabriu's two-year-old daughter was in the backseat of her car. Of his disorder, he said "it's very real" and "not an excuse."

"All I want to say to her is, 'Miss, I'm so sorry, I hope you can understand more, and I wish you nothing more than love and happiness for your family,' " he told KTRK News.

Houston police tweeted that they were aware of the incident and investigating:

Reader Question: Would you record a racist or bigoted rant if you witnessed it, or experienced it yourself?

Judge Questions Lawyer on Deportations: ‘Are We Just Doing What We Want Here?’

"The powerful are doing what they want," a judge said in the deportation case of a pizza delivery man, "and the poor are suffering what they must."

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A federal judge had a hard question for a lawyer on Tuesday: "Is there any concept of justice or are we just doing what we want here?"

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Trump's Minion Betsy DeVos Gives Green Light for Schools to Blow Whistle on Immigrants

Ignorance ignores federal law protecting DACA kids; pushes deportation over education.

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There is no sanctuary for children in President Donald Trump's racist world, and now schools can be a tool for deporting children and parents.

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Philadelphia Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cancelled Amid Fear of Immigration Raids

An event organizer called it "sad but responsible" to cancel Philadelphia's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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A popular Cinco de Mayo festival in Philadelphia has been cancelled due to increasing fears of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

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Threat of Trump Deportation Forces Bipartisan Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Protect 'Dreamers'

"The DREAMers who have DACA are not competing with Americans for a slice of the pie, they are helping to bake a bigger pie for our country and our economy."

Sen. Dick Durbin shares story of "Dreamer" Asael Reyes from Chicago on the Senate floor in December 2016.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced bills in the House and Senate to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from being deported by the incoming Trump administration.

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