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Iranian-American citizens detained at the border on the orders of Donald Trump’s goons

Excerpt: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is singling out people who were born in Iran or have Iranian heritage at the border and needlessly detaining them, while publicly denying its activities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense
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Nancy Pelosi has held the U.S. House floor for over eight hours in support of DREAMers

Excerpt: At 7:04 AM this morning Pacific Time, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came to the floor to deliver remarks in support of DREAMers who are facing the threat of deportation by the Trump regime in just a few weeks (aided and abetted by Republicans in Congress). Nearly eight hours later, she was still speaking.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Detainees at NWDC immigration prison revive hunger strike in response to abuse

Excerpt: Today at noon, over one hun­dred peo­ple being detained in the West Coast’s largest immi­gra­tion prison in Taco­ma — the North­west Deten­tion Cen­ter  — launched a hunger strike in response to inhu­mane liv­ing con­di­tions at the prison. Detainees refus­ing their lunch­es cir­cu­lat­ed a let­ter of demand regard­ing vio­la­tions of what most Wash­ing­ton res­i­dents would con­sid­er […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson issues immigration guidance to local governments

Excerpt: This week, the Wash­ing­ton State Attor­ney Gen­er­al’s office announced the release of new­ly-pub­lished guid­ance con­cern­ing immi­gra­tion enforce­ment, assem­bled to help local gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions rec­og­nize the lim­i­ta­tions of fed­er­al agen­cies’ pow­er to com­pel assis­tance with immi­gra­tion enforce­ment. This guid­ance comes in response to Don­ald Trump’s recent puni­tive exec­u­tive orders. The Trump regime plans to increase depor­ta­tions […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Trump loses again: 9th Circuit refuses to reinstate discriminatory travel ban

Excerpt: Don­ald Trump’s uncon­sti­tu­tion­al and dis­crim­i­na­to­ry trav­el ban will remain unen­force­able for the time being, the Ninth Cir­cuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In a unan­i­mous deci­sion, a three judge pan­el ruled that Trump’s regime “has not shown a like­li­hood of suc­cess on the mer­its of its appeal, nor has it shown that fail­ure to enter […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation
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State of Washington wins restraining order against Trump regime’s immigration ban

Excerpt: Hand­ing Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son a pre­lim­i­nary vic­to­ry in his efforts to stop neo­fas­cist Don­ald Trump from stomp­ing all over the Unit­ed States Con­sti­tu­tion and fed­er­al law, U.S. Fed­er­al Dis­trict Court Judge Judge James L. Robart today grant­ed the State of Wash­ing­ton’s request for a tem­po­rary restrain­ing order block­ing imple­men­ta­tion of key pro­vi­sions of Trump’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Shameful: U.S. House passes bill to effectively stop Syrian refugees from coming to America

Excerpt: The Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives today dis­graced itself by vot­ing over­whelm­ing­ly to approve a Repub­li­can-backed bill intend­ed to effec­tive­ly block Amer­i­ca from tak­ing in more Syr­i­an refugees. The vote on the leg­is­la­tion was two hun­dred and eighty-nine to one hun­dred and thir­ty-sev­en, with forty-sev­en Democ­rats shame­ful­ly join­ing near­ly all the Repub­li­cans in vot­ing aye. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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The disgusting extremism of Republican Jay Rodne, Snoqualmie’s own resident bigot

Excerpt: Over the past few days, we’ve seen a vile esca­la­tion of anti-refugee rhetoric from some of the Repub­li­can Par­ty’s most bom­bas­tic fig­ures, includ­ing pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates like Don­ald Trump and Ted Cruz in the wake of the hor­rif­ic attacks in Paris, France. A num­ber of Repub­li­can gov­er­nors have also got­ten into the act, declar­ing that the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
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President Obama pledges to treat more new Americans with dignity in immigration speech

Excerpt: In a ground­break­ing speech, Barack Oba­ma announced this evening that he is using his author­i­ty and dis­cre­tion as Pres­i­dent to end the oppres­sion of over five mil­lion new Amer­i­cans by grant­i­ng them a reprieve from the threat of depor­ta­tion, pro­vid­ed they iden­ti­fy them­selves to the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and pay their tax­es. Speak­ing from the White […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Navy veteran Matt Isenhower announces he’s challenging Republican Andy Hill for Senate

Excerpt: The Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s effort to recap­ture the state Sen­ate got a big boost today with the announce­ment that the par­ty has found a chal­lenger to take on fresh­man Repub­li­can Andy Hill in the 45th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict. Hill is the Chair­man of the Sen­ate’s Ways & Means Com­mit­tee. Matt Isen­how­er, thir­ty-three, says he’s run­ning […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
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Bring the DREAM Act up for a vote, Senator! An open letter to Majority Leader Rodney Tom

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s note: Ear­li­er today, fol­low­ing the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ light­ning fast pas­sage of the DREAM Act, NPI founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor Andrew Vil­leneuve sent this mes­sage to Sen­a­tor Rod­ney Tom, who rep­re­sents the 48th Dis­trict (Belle­vue, Red­mond, Kirk­land, Med­i­na, Clyde Hill) and is — at least in name — the Major­i­ty Leader of the Wash­ing­ton […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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