Despite the apparent benefits that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has brought in the United States, the extremists of GOP are starting attacks against the program. Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, drafted a letter asking the Trump administration to revoke the program. The letter signed by nine attorneys and the red states’ governor stated that if they do not meet their demand, they will take legal action. However, they do not expect the cancellation of the DACA program to be at once. Instead, the Trump administration should not accept new candidates and not make any renewals.
This move is putting a lot of fear to the beneficiaries of the DACA program. In its fifth year, the program has more than eight hundred members who fear the termination of their protection. John Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland Security, held a closed meeting with the members of the Hispanic Caucus to discuss the issue. The secretary stated the legal cases that are already a challenge to the program. He also recognized the benefit the program has on the economy. The beneficiary of the DACA program either work or study or do both and the income pay for their studies. For the years the program has been on operation, the members’ earnings have increased and paid more taxes. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund promised to give support, guidance, and information in the fight for DACA and finding a lasting solution to the problem.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a fund founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to fund organizations that are fighting for human, civil and migrant rights. Michael and Jim directed the settlement they received from the lawsuit against the County Sheriff to help fight for rights. The three million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars will make a big difference in fighting for a good cause.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a relief from deportation for undocumented youths. These youth, however, should meet specific prerequisites to qualify for the relief that is renewable in two years. They are also offered a social security number and given chances to work in the United States. The DACA program beneficiaries can also acquire in-state-tuition fees and driver’s license. The US recognizes individuals who came before their sixteenth birthday as eligible immigrants hence the need to protect them. A person is required to make sure they meet all the qualifications and then apply to be part of the program.
The 2018 midterm elections are now just months ago and the End Citizens United PAC has fired the first shots across the bow of Republican politicians who are known for accepting major financial donations for their election campaigns. End Citizens United President, Tiffany Muller revealed the list of the 20 conservative politicians who have taken the money of major political billionaire donors as they seek to influence the way the policies of both political parties are formed in the coming years; the reason for targeting Republicans has been explained by Tiffany Muller as being a result of Democrats being more open to making a change to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010.
Initially formed in 2015 to raise awareness of the problem of big money in the U.S. political landscape, End Citizens United has become a major force after the 2016 Presidential election showed the number of those concerned about the influence of billionaire donors continues to rise. The 2010 Supreme Court decision has continued to be important for many as donors such as the Koch Brothers are pushing forward a political agenda of their own through the promise of a high level of financial support for various conservative candidates in each election cycle.
Having grown to include more than three million members, End Citizens United is now one of the most important and feared PAC’s in the U.S. political environment with a large amount of power among Democrat and independent voters. The success shown by End Citizens United in raising more than $25 million prior to the 2016 Presidential elections has given the group the confidence to position itself against some of the most powerful Republicans in Washington D.C. The “Big Money 20” list revealed from the headquarters of End Citizens United in Washington D.C. is headed by two of the most famous conservatives on Capitol Hill; Texas Senator Ted Cruz and House Speaker Ted Ryan of Wisconsin have both been named to the list of top targets End Citizens United will be looking to remove from office during the 2018 midterm election cycle according to usatoday.com.
One of the main priorities for End Citizens United is to ensure the number of independent voters who hear their message about removing big money from politics is heard in a positive light. Despite the success achieved during the 2016 election cycle, End Citizens United trialed a number of ways of looking for support for Democrat candidates among independent voters who responded positively to the message of financial reform spearheaded by Democrats which will form the basis of the election messages pushed forward in 2018.
Find more about End Citizens United: http://chronicleweek.com/2017/10/randy-bryce-is-the-perfect-fit-for-end-citizens-united/
A new GoFundMe account was set up by Avi Weisfogel in efforts to collect money for an organization devoted to helping young children and their dental needs. Avi Weisfogel is a dentist in the New Jersey area who is passionate about his work and helping others, and that’s why he chose to help raise money for an organization called Operation Smile. Operation Smiled help children all over the world with their dental needs. They have performed million of surgeries throughout the thirty years they’ve been in business, and Dr. Weisfogel is dedicated to helping raise funds to ensure that children always get the healthcare services they need. Operation Smile operates with volunteers and donations only, and has been able to perform surgeries related to cleft palates, cleft lips and other facial deformities. Their first mission was stationed in the Philippines in 1984. Bill and Kathy Magee are the founders and have been very dedicated to ensuring that children remain hopeful in their situations and have always made sure they treat each child as if it’s their very own. That is one thing that drew Dr. Weisfogel to the charitable organization. He has put $2000 of his very own money into the account to get it started, and he hopes that he can raise enough money to really help and make a donation to the wonderful organization.
Dental Sleep Masters is program that was developed by Dr. Weisfogel to help other dentist’s offices with patient’s who have sleep disorders. The program is dedicated to the education and proper structure identifying patient’s with sleep apnea and other disorder that disable and hinder their sleep. By identifying symptoms and helping the patient resolve their issue by an oral appliance or a CPAP machine, they can eliminate their sleep apnea and wake up feeling better.
Weisfogel is also very interested in making music and recording some popular tunes. He has recently taken up a love for hip hop music and has been spinning some tunes of his own. Be sure to check out his newest tunes and follow him on soundcloud.com.
It is easy to see why so many people are compelled by the ideals of socialism. After all, they are usually presented by pointed out a host of problems with a capitalist government. Issues of corruption and dishonesty and greed are often raised. These are legitimate problems that need to be confronted and dealt with. However, any government will have problems such as this. A capitalistic government is significantly more difficult for a greedy person to take advantage of, while a social government is very easy to take advantage of. This point was made by Thor Halvorssen in this video.
Since socialism makes it extremely easy for governments to take advantage of the citizens, it often leads to their taking of political prisoners for reasons that US citizens would think are unjust. Any passing glance at the history of socialism will lead one to this conclusion. Halvorssen and his family learned this the hard way. Members of his own family have been murdered by socialist governments. He currently has a cousin who is being kept as a political prisoner. This is more than a social issue for human rights activist and documentary film producer Halvorssen. It is a dire situation, and Americans cannot be unaware about the consequences of socialism.
There is a reason that the United States has always been so prosperous. The practice of free trade makes it possible for companies to compete with one another and to raise the prices at will. But when the government controls everything, poverty quickly follows. If a store cannot afford the prices that the government has mandated, they will go out of business. Manufacturers will not be able to produce their product. Poverty follows behind socialism. Thor Halvorssen pointed out that in socialistic governments, there are often food shortages for this reason.
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While he is deeply opposed to socialism as a model of government, Halvorssen is a Sanders supporter. That is because the other options in the election are far too treacherous. He objects that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be dangerous as world leaders.
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