Nov 4, 2015

Hilarious Meme Shows How Judge Judy Would Deal With Illegals


By on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

From Buzzfeed:
Sanders is set to announce executive actions he would take as president on immigration, and has made a string of major hires of immigration activists focused on Nevada and the southwest. But as he tries to position himself to the left of Hillary Clinton on major issues, Democrats and activists aren’t sure immigration qualifies.
At a winter retreat in Maryland in early January 2013, the Senate Democratic caucus met to plot the way forward on the large immigration bill that would include a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, a guest-worker program, and major changes to U.S. immigration policy.

Senator after senator stood up to speak, discussing how to frame immigration positively to constituents, according to a source in the room. Even Sen. Joe Manchin, the moderate Democrat who often disagrees with his colleagues, offered that in his experience talking about immigration through the stories of undocumented youth, known as DREAMers, was helpful.
Then it was Sen. Bernie Sanders’s turn.
He was tired of guest workers in Vermont taking jobs from locals during ski season, and said there needed to be protections for them, the source recalls him saying.
It wasn’t new or different for Sanders, the socialist senator, whose driving policy agenda is improving wages for American workers.
Though he ultimately voted for the 2013 Senate bill, Sanders voted against a similar effort in 2007. At the time, he told Lou Dobbs that he didn’t know why “we need millions of people to be coming into this country as guest workers who will work for lower wages than American workers and drive wages down even lower than they are right now,” he said. This year, he called open borders a right-wing idea, promoted by people like the Koch brothers, that would hurt the American poor, and was roundly criticized by Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, United We Dream, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The positions put Sanders squarely in the tradition of economic populism — but at odds with the Democratic Party’s progressive shift on immigration.
And as the campaign enters a more combative new phase, Sanders has cast himself as the true progressive in the race — someone who’s been consistent on the issues for decades, from trade to gay rights to intervention abroad. And though the stance requires Sanders to smooth over these past positions (he spent roughly half of an October speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute explaining his 2007 and 2013 votes), he clearly wants to be seen as an ally to progressives on immigration, too.
Sanders has hired some of the best known, most successful young immigration activists in the country to focus on Nevada’s early caucus and the southwest. The campaign will also roll out details on something all Democratic candidates support: executive actions on immigration that go further than President Obama did.

According to sources with knowledge of the plans, in addition to Sanders current plan to expand deferred action to shield parents of DREAMers from deportation, the proposed administrative actions would include increased labor protections through deferred action to incentivize undocumented workers to report labor violations, and closing detention centers.
Arturo Carmona, the campaign’s national Latino outreach director and southwest political director, declined to address the coming immigration announcement, but said that Latino and immigration outreach is “inspired by our platform.”
“We’re continuing to unveil important policy positions that directly impact Latinos,” he said. “With the economy and economic justice, a big piece of that is immigration policy.”

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