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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Legal Resource for “Illegal” Immigrants & Facts on “Illegal” Immigration

As we watch America too quickly descending backwards in both progress and 5c3784d0a0e4e44a463c9aa51af4f684morality under the tyranny of Trump/Pence, we must never forget the turmoil of those being thrown out of America. Too many Hispanic people live in fear night and day of being harassed, arrested or deported, and too many people -based on those I personally know- are aware of the legal rights they have,  “illegal” or not. Thus, I am posting a link for all people facing threat of arrest, detainment or deportation under the new, sickening tyrant rule of Trump/Pence.

The following link(s), which directs you to a section of the National Immigration Law Center, is a PDF file giving the rights each individual holds when it comes to questioning, detainment or deportation. It also refers people to a link where you can ensure loved ones know your location, stating:

  • Make sure your loved ones know how to find you if you are detained by ICE. They can use ICE’s online detainee locator (https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do) to find an adult who is in immigration custody. Or they can call the local ICE office (https://www.ice.gov/contact/ero). Make sure they have your alien registration number written down, if you have one.

Additionally, because one of these rights is the right to not speak, there is a card to print out and carry with you in the event an officer attempts to question or arrest you. Some of which has been copied and pasted below:

Hand this card to the officer, and remain silent.

The card explains that you are exercising your right to refuse to answer any questions until you have talked with a lawyer.

Please be informed that I am choosing to exercise my right to remain silent and my right to refuse to answer your questions. If I am detained, I request to contact an attorney immediately. I am also exercising my right to refuse to sign anything until I consult with my attorney. Thank you.

While this may not be enough or even offer much for anyone living in fear, I hope if you’ve found this it will offer at least a tiny bit of comfort. Click here for the link.

Now for a word to those who think they they are justified in supporting Trump’s racist, inhumane attack on ‘illegal’ immigrants (are none of you aware that if you are of European descent you, too, are an immigrant- this country was invaded by immigrants). Let’s go over a summary of you cruel beliefs and lies, as well as what the truth to those lies regarding “illegal” immigrants really are.no immigration ban.png

If you believe in the deportation and illegal immigration that is going on, you support the following facts as well. To do so and not be bothered is not only heartless but also shows your privilege -which most of you deny-, your false feelings of superiority, your ignorance (or most likely your stupidity), and your inhumane depravity.

Supporting immigration bans and deportations means you are supporting the following… From words to actions…all of it is a disgrace to humanity.

First, starting with labels… To define human beings as legal or illegal is sick enough in my opinion, but to then support and also be okay with their detainment and deportation despite what it means to their safety or their very lives?  

Oh and let’s not forget the fact that you also are supporting ripping people from their mothers, fathers, grandparents, wives, husbands, their children. And the impact on these people, including the innocent children, never strikes your alleged pro-life beliefs of being savage or gods forbid, wrong.

People are suffering in numbers virtually uncountable; in ways most people cannot even conceive. The fear they face even just sending their children to school or going to work no one can understand unless they are living it which you obviously are not being a supporter.

Worse yet, the very arrest and detainment process in itself is not even done to the standard being considered creditable, much less considerate or humane. Trump officials have been caught in the illegal act of “bullying” police departments into doing work ICE “legally” cannot do, such as entering a person’s residence without a warrant. Some police departments surprisingly have brought these attempts to national attention and declined taking part in their actions publicly, but not all have been so kind.

We can see more cruelty in the arrest and detainment process by looking at just one story of a woman in Texas. This proves no place is safe, not even medical care is taken into consideration, nor does safety come even after a person has been admitted to a hospital. They made this last month when ICE invaded the hospital room of a woman with a brain tumor, tying her ankles and wrists before dragging her to a ‘detention center’, cutting off her ability to contact the outside world -this included doctors and family.

All of this from self righteous “people” who support this for one of the following (emphasized by Trump’s lies)…

…immigrants from China and Vietnam and India more broadly, Trump in April of this year said our “jobs are being stolen … like candy from a baby.” In August 2015, Rasmussen—a conservative-leaning polling groupfound that 51% of respondents believe “illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from U.S. citizens.”

Research has found the reality of “illegal immigrants”“illegal immigrants” in America to be the exact opposite of Trump’s claims. This is but a small portion of many studies you can easily locate for yourself by some easy research.

Immigrant workers are actively lured to the United States largely by big business employers who don’t want to pay decent wages. But American families also rely on cheap goods and services to maintain a sense of material status. Also, after decades of wage stagnation where we’re all working more and more hours to make ends meet, U.S.-born workers rely on low-wage nannies and housekeepers and other service workers to pick up the slack of family life. According to data cited by the Wall Street Journal, every 1 new immigrant creates 1.2 new jobs for local workers. 

Also,

“…considering that comprehensive immigration reform—legislation both parties once supported—would boost employment, investment and productivity and grow the tax base, the jobs case against undocumented immigrants is increasingly hard to make.”

Next, somehow these people have began to claim –incorrectly– immigrants are a drain to public benefits. Trump, like most anti’s, depend only on fake, fabricated or deceptive facts known as alternative facts; never do they have a respectable source to cite.

As Time so accurately puts it:

Citing a study by an anti-immigrant organization, Trump said: “illegal immigrant households receive far more in welfare benefits” than native citizens.That assertion has been disputed by the conservative Cato Institute, which actually found that they are less likely to use welfare benefits than citizens—both in terms of frequency and dollar amount.

How can that statement ever be true when it has been made illegal for undocumented immigrants to obtain public benefits. They do not qualify for food stamps, Medicaid or any of the other public benefits despite the fact that they pay approximately  $13 billion in payroll taxes annually (that’s a net gain, by the way).

They help to fund the public benefits they cannot receive yet the very same people complaining about this false issue could or can or even do receive public benefits of all sort.

To take it one step further, if people took a look at the 1996 welfare law, they would learn that not even legal immigrants don’t have access to public benefits until they’ve been in America for more than five years.

As for Social Security, Trump and his deceitful supporters would have us believe that illegal immigrants also don’t pay money towards these benefits but take advantage of it, nevertheless.

The reality is very different.

Illegal immigrants, again, are not even eligible to collect Social Security (SSA) benefits. Despite that, they still are responsible for paying $100 billion in Social Security. According to a statement by the SSA to CNNMoney regarding illegal immigrants and social security benefits:

“They are paying an estimated $15 billion a year into Social Security with no intention of ever collecting benefits,” Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the SSA told CNNMoney. “Without the estimated 3.1 million undocumented immigrants paying into the system, Social Security would have entered persistent shortfall of tax revenue to cover payouts starting in 2009,” he said. 

Stephen Goss went on to say how vital these workers are in maintaining as well as improving, quote,

“…the effects of the decline in U.S.-born workers paying into the system.”

FURTHER, the Social Security Board of Trustees projects  by 2037 that the system won’t any longer be able to pay rightful benefits promised to “American citizens”.

These allegations of “illegal” immigrants being the reason for unemployment, accusing them of stealing, abusing or whatever other hateful alternative “facts” can be verified if people are willing to do some research and reading. I’ve addressed a few above, but for more facts or simple information, don’t use your same biased resources but instead use an independent resource so you can become aware of
what you are saying, before you speak.

I hope those of you who were unaware will now head off to research the real facts, not the racist, biased ones planted in their minds via Fox News or Donald Trump.

With too many people and families in America facing –unrightfully so,- being ripped apart from their families, taken back to a violent or dangerous situation or country, just to name a few circumstances going on now with the “bans” and raids on people for no reason, I’d think knowing what you believe and support as your politics would be made the ever more important, for those who care for the consideration and care of other human lives.

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February 23rd Nationwide Protests to Protect Individual Privacy From FBI and Government

We’re NOT protesting Apple, they are fighting back against this too. We’re protesting the government’s dangerous attempt to undermine our security by demanding a backdoor.- Below

The government is searching for an easy way to access and monitor all of us with iPhones. I’ve always been an Apple supporter; now more than ever for not simply selling us out and making a new OS with a backdoor for the FBI. They at least are resisting.

The AP states:

“Apple is fighting the court order issued in the case, arguing that the special software sought by the FBI could be used to break into millions of other iPhones. The FBI contends Apple is exaggerating the security risks of complying with the court order in a marketing ploy aimed at selling more iPhones.

Fight for the Future believes Apple’s concerns are warranted and is hoping the protests will persuade the Obama administration to take a stand against the way the FBI is trying to break into Farook’s iPhone, said Evan Greer, the group’s campaign director.”

 

Of course the Government thus far is supporting the FBI’s attack on the people and Apple. And the abusive, brutal and cruel NYPD has said the encryption Apple uses is, “A Gift From God to Criminals”….

That all by itself should be a huge red flag to all of us. Our privacy is at risk of being further invaded and violated. Join me and Apple at protesting the government! (See Links Below)

And from another article:

This is a huge.

“This is really dangerous. The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to build a software “backdoor” to help them hack into an iPhone. They’ve been wanting to do this for years, but now they’re exploiting the tragedy in San Bernardino, CA to push their agenda to weaken the security of all of our phones to enable more government surveillance.

Our basic safety and security is at stake! On Tuesday, February 23rd we will gather at Apple stores nationwide with two simple messages: “Don’t Break Our Phones!” and “Secure Phones Save Lives!”

We’re not protesting Apple, they are fighting back against this too. We’re protesting the government’s dangerous attempt to undermine our security by demanding a backdoor.

Scroll to the bottom of this event for a list of organized protests (coming soon), or simply show up at the most central Apple store in your town at 5:30pm. Check back soon for a simple tool that will allow you to turn your iPhone, tablet, or laptop into a protest sign you can bring to these events.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

Breaking the security features of our iPhones won’t just hurt our privacy, it puts all of our safety at risk. Once a backdoor is built, it won’t just be used by governments or law enforcement. It will enable malicious hackers, foreign governments, terrorists, thieves and stalkers to use our data against us.

What the FBI is doing is dangerous, but it’s also illegal. Apple has a right to offer customers secure devices that protect our most sensitive information. According to the ACLU, forcing Apple to hack their own customers is unconstitutional and will undermine our privacy and safety without improving national security.

So far, Apple is vowing to fight this unlawful and reckless demand by the government, but we need to show them that they’re not standing alone. Join us at one of these important events to stand up for everyone’s safety.”

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“We’re a Living Science Experiment.” Methane Gas Leak Critical

Methane is a global warming pollutant that is about 80 times more potent at warming the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. However, methane stays in the atmosphere for only about two decades, whereas carbon dioxide remains for many centuries, warming the climate over the long term.

“Methane is a really bad pollutant, it tends to have a bigger impact closer in than carbon, it doesn’t go as far,” said former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman, in an interview with Mashable. “[Methane] concentrates more and it’s more of an issue and people are gonna start to recognize that, and question again that while this is better certainly than coal, it’s not as good as we could be.”

This is tragic but not new… All over America this insanity is and has been going on; because they were allowed to do it. More info on the places that aren’t making the news will be up asap….So for now…
Continue reading “We’re a Living Science Experiment.” Methane Gas Leak Critical

Never Forget Aaron Swartz; A Revolutionary Hero…

Three years ago this world was robbed of a beautiful life, a wonderful soul…his name, Aaron Swartz. It is a very emotional topic for me, I’d like to write more about him and about all the good he has without a doubt done for us, given to us; but right now I can’t find the words.

In the below video from “The Young Turks” we are given information on just how unjust, biased and discriminatory the prison sentences are. Of course with drug offenders, who should not be in prison either, the mandatory minimums are outrageous. But comparing what Aaron Swartz “did” -wanting to help people, understanding that education should be free; and so more- to other offenses that people would think carry more time than he was facing; but don’t.

Note, under 15% of prisoners are in for murder or sexual offenses, 95% of those last offenders will haunt the streets shortly after doing time, if they do in fact do time. The majority being drug offenders who are over 56% of the prison population. The reason I note this is because these laws he goes over make it seem the American government doesn’t have an agenda; but it does.

That can clearly be seen if you look at the numbers and the crimes; if you look at the man I deem a hero, Aaron Swartz; who was facing an outrageous amount of time for doing nothing more than trying to help make this world a better place. I do blame the government for his death; his suicide. 

The government was afraid of the intelligence and awareness Aaron had. His gift mixed in with his intelligence and concern for social issues made him someone they feared because they can’t grasp it; they don’t desire to… Their mind and heart are in it for the money; the people are the last thing they care for.

And thus, we lost an amazing, amazing activist & caring, kind and brilliant man 3 years ago….

1985 Bombing in Philly & Oregon’s White Privilege

I am absolutely shocked to only now be finding out about the horrific slaughter that took place in Philadelphia against the Black men, women and children living together and involved in a group called MOVE back in 1985. It mirrors almost perfectly what is going on in Oregon, and it answers the speculative question “what if it were Black Lives Matter protesters instead”- though we already know that tragic answer, this gives us even more solid footing to stand on and sadly validate the sickest outcome.

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Cops & Person From MOVE, 1985-the Fatal Bombing in Philadelphia
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Oregon Anti-Government Organization- Meeting with Police

So, you mean to try and tell me, two groups who feel wronged by the government get treated totally different;
yet
racism doesn’t exist; white privilege doesn’t exist?

No one can actually truly believe that unless they’ve brainwashed themselves.

If it were Black Live Matters protesters they’d already have been killed, I think everyone knows that. They wouldn’t be holding press conferences, shaking hands with police, posting to Facebook asking for “supplies” or “gift packages” as they sat there in a Federal building armed and willing to fire or die, as they are so proud to say. During peaceful protests Black Lives Matters protesters get arrested, beaten and we all know far worse.

When I found out that MOVE pretty much wanted the same thing in

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Ferguson; Black Lives Matter-Peaceful Protest for Justice in the Murder of Innocence. I want to hold this child so bad. How many white kids are afraid of cops?

principal, meaning, they were anti-government and wanted to self govern, you would think the same reality they faced, the white people in Oregon would be facing, too. They also are anti-government. They also are armed and happy to tell you they’ll fire. But what is happening is the government rubbing our face in the fact that they are racist and think they can get away with these crimes.

I am ashamed to admit I only am recently learning about what happened in 1985 to those in that tragic slaughter. I’ve just bought the book, and will be watching the documentary afterward. Regardless of being anti-government, there is no need for a bombing turned inferno -which would then engulf homes around it as well, leaving 200 plus people homeless because the Mayor ordered the fire fighters NOT to respond to the fires.

As people tried to escape they were faced with two options; be shot down by military weapons at the hands of racist cops or go back inside and burn alive.

The sick mayor afterwards would call it a perfect operation; he would also go on to be re-elected. No punishment other than the shaking of a finger for the “reckless bombing” was done to him or the city.

During the trial to figure out what had caused this bombing, one of two women were asked by a government official in court if her son beat her or was otherwise violent towards her, she answers with how irrelevant the question is, asks if he will be questioning the other side about domestic abuse and obviously upset she makes her point and goes silent. His question was demeaning and uncalled for; absolutely irrelevant to the point of the case which was: why did Philadelphia drop two pounds of military explosives on a house with men, women and children in it? 

In the midst of all the emotion, the woman sitting next to the above mother asked the official the following question; a question that’s actually relevant: And she asks,

I just want to make it clear in my mind, so that I understand, am I to assume that the bomb was dropped on MOVE people because Frank beat his mother?”

You can watch the trailer with this clip in it by clicking here.

Thirty years later in 2015 a writer born and raised in Philly wrote this very insightful article of that tragic May day in 1985, trying to understand why America would bomb it’s own people. Not that it hasn’t before. Black Wall Street and the community there suffered from another one of America’s evil plots. Click here for the site that will take you to where you can find the documentary or click here if you are like me and first want to read the book.

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If every man with a gun (and every woman, child,) can’t be treated like these white males, then these white males shouldn’t be treated as they are, either. If you are going to murder anyone for standing up against the government, then you must murder all.

But the government won’t ever do that. Killing white people is “bad”. Killing anyone else… That’s just part of their job, apparently, and they are damn proud of it. So the question is, what the hell are we going to do to change this!?

Finally, knowing all of this, even though it is just touching the utmost basics, who in their right mind would say that the same thing or something of the like would not happen if those in Oregon were not white? Look at what happens on the streets to those who aren’t white! That alone should give some sickening answers.

And how can anyone say that whites do not have a disgusting privilege? How can you not see that? How can you not want to fight it but instead abuse it? If you can’t see the cruel and disgusting double standard when it comes to race in this country you have succeeded -or someone has- at putting you to sleep; it’s time you wake up.

VIDEO: My Police Brutality Channel

Yes, I look like crap; yes, I’ve been crying. How can any one not? It takes a lot to make me cry, but thinking back on all the racism and cases of police killings and beatings, including children, got me. Video below, more to come later today.

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