Blake Alsup The Detroit News Published 7:32 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 Detroit — Dozens of federal workers protested three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump in late May at a rally Wednesday in the city's downtown. More than 100 protesters were demonstrating outside the McNamara Federal Building as part of a rally hosted by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The three orders allegedly causing federal workers problems were issued on May 25. They deal with issues ranging from employees with disabilities, training and overtime to employees’ rights to protection against retaliation and discrimination. Participants Wednesday wore red shirts while holding signs and posters, many with the hashtag "#RedForFeds" written at the bottom. Chants of "Hey hey, ho ho, union busting has got to go" and a "show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!" call and response were led by organizers with … [Read more...] about Federal employees protest Trump’s executive orders in Detroit
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On Wednesday night, Samantha Bee slammed President Donald Trump for his executive order that ended the separation of illegal immigrant families at the southern border. Trump reversed his policy of separating migrant children from their parents that had sparked intense backlash over the past week. And the executive order he signed Wednesday afternoon will keep children and parents detained together “indefinitely.” “Yay! No more baby interment camps, just regular internment camps… Cool! That’s what we call a win in 2018,” Bee exclaimed. “To be clear, I am happy that at least these kids are theoretically are gonna stay with their parents, but Mommy & Me Jails are not a solution.” The Full Frontal host said that we’ve “tried the family detention thing before” and that it was “very not good.” She then invoked the 1997 Flores settlement which forbade the incarceration of migrant children longer than 20 … [Read more...] about Samantha Bee Mocks Trump’s Executive Order Stopping Child Separation: From ‘Baby Internment Camps’ to ‘Mommy & Me Jails’
After tearing into the Trump administration's separation of families at the U.S. border for multiple days, late-night hosts reacted to the president's executive order ending the dispersal of families but retaining its "zero-tolerance" policy for illegal immigration on Wednesday night. Early on Wednesday President Trump signed the order, which will keep families together as they are criminally prosecuted, in a dramatic turnaround of his stance on the issue. (The order may face legal challenges in coming weeks.) The hosts, which had been on the attack for days on the issue, on Wednesday expressed the dissonance of the president's dramatic executive order signing, considering that Trump's Department of Justice instituted the "zero-tolerance" policy that required family separation in the first place. On CBS' Late Show, Stephen Colbert joked that "our long national nightmare is ... different." Colbert noted that Trump had falsely been claiming for days that only Congress could change … [Read more...] about Late-Night Hosts Tackle Trump’s Executive Order on Family Separation
Fox’s Laura Ingraham was among the many people who this week said dumb, clumsy, or rotten things about the family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, but on Tuesday night, before Trump announced his executive action, Ingraham ran an extensive segment from on-location at the border south of San Diego. The lengthy opening segment to The Ingraham Angle on Tuesday was, in contrast to the icy detachment of White House adviser Stephen Miller, very cognizant of the well-being of the children who have become the responsibility of the American taxpayer. In keeping with her “summer camp” remark, she was highly focused on the quality of care for the kids at the known facilities, as opposed to the harm of being apart from their parents or the horror of American government officials taking them away. Nevertheless, at least some care was taken with the topic. The situation was “not ideal” she said, “but it’s not a concentration camp, don’t say … [Read more...] about Laura Ingraham at Border Ahead of Trump Executive Order: Stop Playing Politics and Act
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 Activists are planning civil disobedience June 28 in Washington, D.C., and massive protests June 30 at the capital and in cities around the country in response to the immigration crisis at the U.S./Mexico border, where thousands of asylum seekers have been separated from their children and detained. MoveOn.org is collaborating with several organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Women's March and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to march starting at 11 a.m. June 30 in Lafayette Square in Washington to protest the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy. In April, the Trump administration began prosecuting adults who cross the border illegally as they seek asylum in the United States. In the process, their children have been separated from them and detained separately. … [Read more...] about Trump’s executive order won’t stop immigration protests in Michigan, D.C.