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Obama to Trump: We're Supposed to Stand up to Discrimination and to Nazi Sympathizers

To voters: You can make sure that white nationalists don't feel empowered to march in Charlottesville in the middle of the day.

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Former President Barack Obama kicked off his campaigning for November's midterms, on Friday afternoon, and took jabs at President Trump and the spineless backbones of his Republican constituents.

Obama spared no expense rebuking the administration's actions that have emboldened racists.

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Trump Targets Immigrants to Take Heat Off Himself

Justice takes a backseat to ego as DOJ sets quotas on judges.

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New York Congressman and former undocumented immigrant Rep. Adriano Espaillat, in his recent commentary on CNN, stated that President Donald Trump goes after the Dreamers and immigrants every time he feels Robert Mueller's heat, Stormy Daniels' heat or heat from his base.

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Trump Administration Takes Another Hit on DACA

The fate of Dreamers remains to be seen.

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The Trump administration suffered another major blow in their fight against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Supreme Court's Monday ruling to allow the latest state level injunction concerning the March 5 deadline to renew DACA eligibility has temporarily halted the President's attempt to eliminate the Obama era initiative.

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Here's What The $495 DACA Application Fee Is Worth in States with The Most Dreamers

The majority of recipients aren't "lazy" but cannot possibly earn a livable wage.

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Chief of Staff John Kelly questioned why eligible DACA recipients don't get off their lazy asses and apply for DACA. One answer he did not consider is the $495 it costs to apply.

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The Chief of Staff Needs to Get Off His Privileged Racist Ass and Do Some Homework

And his draft-dodging boss needs to put his juvenile visions of military dictatorship out of his head.

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There have been many disturbing days over the past year. I found yesterday to be particularly troubling. Chief of Staff John Kelly called people who had not already signed up for DACA to be "too lazy to get off their asses."

Our journalist, Kaitlyn D'Onofrio, wrote a very good story about this.

I was emotionally rocked to learn from her article that it costs $495 to sign up for DACA. I didn't know.

I think there are times in most people's lives where $495 is simply a bridge too far. Can you imagine being in another country, brought there as a child, without documents? What kind of job would you have? How much money would you have in your pocket? Not being able to open a bank account — having to hide your little savings someplace while you work at your menial job. $495 is a HUGE amount of money.

I'm embarrassed that I didn't know about the application fee. The chief of staff for the president of the United States has no excuse, especially when he's going to be a racist and demean an entire group of people that lives among us. There are days when I feel embarrassed to be an American.

Aside from this debacle yesterday, draft-dodging Trump also told our military he wants a grand military parade. (Trump is also known as Cadet Bone Spurs, a great nickname coined by former assault helicopter pilot Sen. Tammy Duckworth.)

The founders of this country were against a standing army — James Madison: "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people."

This was on his mind because our country had just beaten the global superpower (England). Here is our Third Amendment: "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

Why was this the Third Amendment? The British would kick your door in, throw you out on the street and put their troops in your house, anytime they felt like it.

I have served our military, in several capacities, for most of my adult life. I think a military parade in Washington, other than to celebrate the end of a war, is anti-American; Trump is either talking out of ignorance or simply lying about the strength of our military. At one-third the size it currently is, it would still be the planet's largest military by far. His focus on nuclear weapons makes me believe that unilateral nuclear disarmament is the only safe way for our planet to proceed.

If Donald J. Trump doesn't make you a believer in that philosophy, you're not paying attention. Most people aren't. Let's face it, we can't intimidate a backwards hermitage nation with 1/1200th of our GDP. Something is seriously wrong with our leadership and how we're spending money.

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Immigrants 'Too Lazy To Get Off Their Asses' Says Chief of Staff Kelly

What really keeps eligible Dreamers from applying for DACA? A $495 application fee and fear.

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Taking a page from President Donald Trump's book, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly spent Tuesday perpetuating fake news about undocumented immigrants.

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Will Republicans Trash the Economy on the Altar of Bigotry?

With labor growth at zero, does it make sense to deport Dreamers or El Salvadorans? Who are they? What do they contribute?

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The Trump administration and its sycophant GOP enablers seem more than willing to sacrifice the nation's economic power and growth in exchange for ridding the United States of its darker-skinned immigrant population.

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Camila Cabello at Grammys: Dreamers 'Can't Be Forgotten, Worth Fighting For'

"I'm a proud, Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City," the chart-topping singer said.

During the 60th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Cuban-Mexican singer Camila Cabello gave a stirring speech about the uncertain times for undocumented immigrants in America.

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Future for Thousands of Dreamers Lies in the Hands of Splintered Washington, D.C.

Washington's deepening partisan divide on immigration leaves the fates of many in the balance.

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David Perdue, a Republican senator from Georgia, has described it as "a Rubik's cube with five dimensions," although it may, at times, seem more like a hostage negotiation. Republicans have talked about handling "Dreamers" (young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children) more harshly than Obama's administration had. But now, it looks like they have a new plan of attack when discussing DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

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Sessions' DACA Announcement Fueled with Myths

U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a longtime proponent of deporting undocumented young immigrants.

The Trump administration's wave of anti-immigration action now includes overturning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving the lives of about 800,000 young immigrants in limbo.

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Why Ending DACA Will Hurt the U.S. Economy

The decision could cost the United States about $280 billion, one study found.

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President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have negative consequences on the United States economy, according to experts and leaders in the business community.

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Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes, Too: A Young Woman's Facebook Post Goes Viral

"We are the subject of scapegoating, especially during the Trump era," said 23-year-old Belén Sisa.

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According to some right wing politicians undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes. One of them is taking to Facebook to debunk what she calls a myth.

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