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These local progressive bloggers are featured here regularly:
* Lawrence Davidson (see also To the Point Analyses and Facebook)
* John Grant (see also This Can’t Be Happening)
* Lisa Longo (see also Lisa Longo
* John Mason (see also The Mason Missile)
* Nathaniel Smith (see also Politics: A View from West Chester)
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In case you’ve been wondering what the .001%’s tax returns look like, download pp. 1-2 of Donald and Melania’s 2005 tax return: Trump’s 2005 Tax Return p. 1-2.
That’s assuming those 2 pages are authentic, which they may or not be.
And here is the accountants’ letter purporting to explain background: Tax_Doc < Trump accountants
Churches Are Readying Homes And Underground Railroads To Hide Immigrants From Deportation Under Trump
by Salvador Hernandez and Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed, 2/25/17
Churches across the US are fighting back against the Trump administration’s mandate to ramp up deportations with new sanctuary practices of their own, using private homes in their congregations as shelter and potentially creating a modern-day underground railroad to ferry undocumented immigrants from house to house or into Canada.
Church leaders from California to Illinois and New York told BuzzFeed News they’re willing to take their sanctuary operations for undocumented immigrants underground should federal immigration authorities, emboldened by Trump’s recent directives to take a harder line on deportations, ignore precedent and raid their campuses.
“We’re willing to take that risk because it is our call to justice, and this is how we live our faith,” Rev. Justo Gonzalez II, pastor of Pilgrim St. Luke’s in Buffalo, told BuzzFeed News. He leads one of the churches that has reached out to an organization in Canada to possibly take in undocumented families….
continue reading at BuzzFeed
email from Avaaz, 1/28/17
People are being pulled off planes and pushed into detention centers in airports across the US today — legal visa holders, visitors, refugees, even the green card holding spouses of American citizens!
And we are fighting back.
People are gathering at your airport to protest this inhumane and racist treatment. Let’s join them and add strength to this protest. Showing up in the terminal now can be the beginning of a national movement that endures and wins. Here’s the Facebook link for the protest near you:
Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A-West, International Arrivals at 2pm tomorrow, Jan 29
Check this link for any updates to the time or location
This is not an approved action. And that means people might get arrested and non-citizens might face extra threats. There will be many more chances to get involved after this, and this protest might not be right for all of us.
For those who can, make your way to the protest in the link above. Also, the resistance movement needs lawyers to help represent those detained. If you, or someone you know, fits the bill please fill out the form here:
This is last minute, and risky, but the faster we mobilize, the faster the courts, Congress and Trump feel the heat of a massive public outcry.
Trump’s Order Blocks Immigrants at Airports (New York Times)
US-bound migrants blocked from flying to JFK airport (The Guardian)
Trump executive order: Refugees detained at US airports (BBC News)