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#749 + 5 September 2017 + HostileHeartlessHopeless WH rescinds DACA + Our American “DREAMERS” + I am crying. This action of cruelty is unimaginable.

  BREATHE                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson   6 November 2016

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HostileHeartlessHopeless

Trump

administration

announces END

of

immigration

protection program

for

‘DREAMERS’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/05/trump-administration-announces-end-of-immigration-protection-program-for-dreamers/?utm_term=.889205691cdd

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His action drew swift criticism from many immigration advocates and Democratic lawmakers.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s decision “a deeply shameful act of political cowardice and a despicable assault on innocent young people in communities across America.”
Some Republicans objected, too.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Trump was taking “the wrong approach,” and he added: “The federal government has a responsibility to defend and secure our borders, but we must do so in a way that upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation.”

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“…These Dreamers are Americans

in their hearts,

in their minds,

in every single way but one:

on paper.

They were brought to this country

by their parents,

sometimes even as infants.

They may not know a country besides ours.

They may not even know a language besides English.

They often have no idea they’re undocumented

until

they apply for a job, or college,

or a driver’s license…”

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And I join my voice

with the majority of Americans

who hope they step up

and

do it with a sense of moral urgency

that matches the urgency these young people feel.

 
 
Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules.
But that’s not what the action that the White House took today is about. This is about young people who grew up in America – kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.
Over the years, politicians of both parties have worked together to write legislation that would have told these young people – our young people – that if your parents brought you here as a child, if you’ve been here a certain number of years, and if you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, then you’ll get a chance to stay and earn your citizenship. And for years while I was President, I asked Congress to send me such a bill.
That bill never came. And because it made no sense to expel talented, driven, patriotic young people from the only country they know solely because of the actions of their parents, my administration acted to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people, so that they could continue to contribute to our communities and our country. We did so based on the well-established legal principle of prosecutorial discretion, deployed by Democratic and Republican presidents alike, because our immigration enforcement agencies have limited resources, and it makes sense to focus those resources on those who come illegally to this country to do us harm. Deportations of criminals went up. Some 800,000 young people stepped forward, met rigorous requirements, and went through background checks. And America grew stronger as a result.
But today, that shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again. To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?
Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.
It is precisely because this action is contrary to our spirit, and to common sense, that business leaders, faith leaders, economists, and Americans of all political stripes called on the administration not to do what it did today. And now that the White House has shifted its responsibility for these young people to Congress, it’s up to Members of Congress to protect these young people and our future. I’m heartened by those who’ve suggested that they should. And I join my voice with the majority of Americans who hope they step up and do it with a sense of moral urgency that matches the urgency these young people feel.
Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people – and who we want to be.
What makes us American is not a question of what we look like, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. What makes us American is our fidelity to a set of ideals – that all of us are created equal; that all of us deserve the chance to make of our lives what we will; that all of us share an obligation to stand up, speak out, and secure our most cherished values for the next generation. That’s how America has traveled this far. That’s how, if we keep at it, we will ultimately reach that more perfect union.

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I am crying.

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I understand what it is like to be faulted for what is NOT one’s fault. Can you imagine what that feels like? There was no choice or consent.
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I know the elixir, the baptism of freedom and the absolution of birth right, when it is acknowledged: “You are NOT at fault! You did NOT choose or consent. YOU ARE YES!” This is what must occur with our DREAMERS!
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Define empathy. What is the effect of empathy? Is it courageous to practice empathy?

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DACA: Infants who were born in America.

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DACA: Children who were brought to America.
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DACA: Dreamers, young adults, who are woven into the fabric of what it is to be an American: HOPE + RESILIENCE + COLLABORATION + CHANGE AGENTS.

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The HostileHeartlessHopeless WH has malice in its intentional actions. The WH is/was NOT blind by the Veil of Ignorance, John Rawls’ theory of social and moral justice.

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This WH is cruel and vulgar. When our WH acts with cruelty and speaks vulgarities that becomes “normalized” and  gives “consent” for American citizens to act/speak to each other with cruelty and vulgarities.
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Most school started today in our nation.
The FIRST day of school and there are DREAMERS in those classroom.
Their FIRST day and learning what action THEIR POTUS did to them and their families today. Cruel and vulgar .
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Cruel and vulgar IS cruel and vulgar.

It is intentional actions.
It is intimidation.
It is bullying.
It is meant to hurt, injure, wound intentionally.

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The WH action is on innocents, an action of  “eye for an eye” for unemployed American born individuals who blame others and external factors for their circumstances. A rigid worldview.
 “Eye for eye” justice makes everyone blind.  Gandhi/ MLK

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Cruel and vulgar is NOT a civil conversation nor does this practice welcoming a civil conversation – it ends civility.

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Cruel actions and  spoken/written vulgarities are  violent practices, a domination,”put you in YOUR place” – to suppress/oppress the other and steal their freedom to be.

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How often do you hear/see the practice of vulgarities and cruelty as an assault on others?
Why? What is the intent, do you think? What does it disclose about character and soul?

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Intentional wounding.

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The rescinding of DACA is clear pandering to Trump’s base. This action will NEVER give jobs to American born unemployed individuals. Training and adapting to the present world is the key. Economics is NOT a river of concrete and it does NOT move backward. Americans need to MOVE FORWARD and step UP with hope, resilience and collaboration with and for all.

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To deport hundreds of thousands –  approximately 800,000 of DREAMERS  back to lands they do NOT know is cruel and vulgar. Absolute vulgar cruelty.
Words and actions have the power to either uphold light and instill hope, JOY and kindness OR to steal light and instill maligned blame and shame. Be aware of your own actions and words. Teach y/our world, y/our children, by your own actions, words and legacy that HOPE and KINDNESS is COURAGE.
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You own the power of cause and effect with your chosen actions and words – your legacy. YOU are the teacher, the template and the model. Teach by WHO you are – your actions and words.

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Who Trump hurts by ending DACA

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/1/16243080/daca-trump-chart-cartoon

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Anyone who reads this who is and claims to be an AMERICAN, call your Senators!

Please.

Imagine IF  you, me, we ALL stepped UP and refused to mimic the WH’s brand of cruelty and vulgarity – what would occur? I can envision many things: hope,  grace and freedom of expression to sing/LIVE your truth without punishment or  fear of reprisals.
Think: OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

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Call OUT the angel,

with kindness,

in those you love!

Dance with them,

as they dance

with YOU!

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Moving

your considered actions

and

your considered words

forward

is your endowment.

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Yes, we all create

our own endowment

with our

actions and words.

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2013

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