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The House is only three signatures away from filing a discharge petition that will force a full debate on immigration. The GOP is meeting today to try to attain a compromise on an immigration bill that can be passed with only Republican support.
Democrat Rep. Henry Cueller in Texas has been a hold-out by not signing and Republican Representatives Daniel Newhouse (Washington) and Dennis Ross (Florida) are considered to be potential signers (would be joining other Republicans who have crossed the aisle).
DO THIS NOW: Call your Representatives and tell them to sign the discharge petition! Remind them that government depends on inclusive debate that considers all voices, not on backroom dealing. Remind them also that the majority of Americans (whom they are supposed to be representing) support DACA and oppose a border wall.
In his legal memo, Trump not only argues that he can pardon himself but also that he has unlimited power to investigate his enemies and pardon his friends. If that sounds like tyranny to you, that’s because it is. Trump's memo is a declaration of absolute power, an attack on the rule of law, and an assault on the Republic.
In light of this memo, any Member of Congress that supports Trump is unfaithful to the Constitution and must be unelected.
Many people wrongly believe that Robert Mueller will rid us of this president. He will not. He cannot. Only Congress can do that via impeachment.
The responsibility for the future of an America, therefore, is with the Congress.
With few exceptions (e.g., Jeff Flake, John McCain), @SpeakerRyan, @SenMajLdr McConnell, and the Republicans have been obsequious to this President and kowtowed to his every authoritarian impulse.
This is why Democrats must be elected in this cycle. It is not a stretch to say that the 2018...
Amnesty International has documented US immigration agents forcibly separating families of asylum seekers, even when they have proof of their family relationships and the persecution that they have fled.
What is more shameful than separating parents from infant children at the border, then losing track of those children?
America used to be exceptional for its liberty; now it is exceptional for its cruelty.