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MAGA: Trump Ending Immigration Protection For 200K El Salvadoran Migrants

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Almost two months after President Donald Trump revealed that the US would end immigration protections for 45,000 Haitian refugees who’ve been living in the states since the devastating 2010 earthquake that rocked the Haitian side of the island of Hispaniola.

The decision was reportedly made to appease immigration hard-liners who insist the program was never intended to grant permanent residency to Haitians who were displaced by the quake.

And in a stunning follow-up to that decision, the New York Times reported Monday that the administration plans to end protections for 200,000 people from El Salvador who’ve lived in the US for more than a decade.

The Times described the decision as “one of the most consequential to date” concerning Trump’s approach to tightening restrictions on legal immigration while simultaneously cracking down on illegal immigration. Since he’s taken office, there’s been a notable drop in the number of illegal border crossings.

Salvadorans are the largest group of foreigners benefiting from the temporary protected status. Back in September, Trump ended protections for 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children – the so-called DREAMers.

The officials, who declined to be identified because they were speaking before an official announcement on the decision later Monday morning, said that the administration was ending a humanitarian program, known as Temporary Protected Status, for Salvadorans who have been allowed to live and work legally in the United States since a pair of devastating earthquakes struck their country in 2001.

Salvadorans were by far the largest group of foreigners benefiting from temporary protected status, which shielded them from deportation if they had arrived in the United States illegally. The decision came just weeks after more than 45,000 Haitians, the second largest group, lost protections granted after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, and it suggested that others in the program, namely Hondurans, may soon lose them as well. Nicaraguans lost their protections last year.

The administration is arguing that the Temporary Protected Status program had turned into a quasi-permanent benefit for hundreds of thousands of foreign residents who relied on it. Trump’s decision to end the protections has alarmed the El Salvadoran community, and companies in California and Texas that employ large populations of the El Salvadoran migrants affected by the decision.

TPS was signed into law in 1990 by President George Bush. It granted protected status to individuals from a given country regardless of whether they entered the US legally or illegally. The protections typically extend to countries experiencing a natural disaster, armed conflict or other strife.

In the days leading up to the decision, immigrant advocates and the El Salvadoran government pleaded for the United States to extend the program, as it has several times since 2001, saying that conditions in El Salvador were still dire. A sense of dread gripped Salvadorans and their employers in California, Texas, Virginia and elsewhere.

“We had hoped that if we worked hard, paid our taxes and didn’t get in trouble we would be allowed to stay,” said Veronica Lagunas, 39, a Salvadoran who works overnight cleaning offices in Los Angeles, has two children born in the United States and owns a mobile home.

There is no limit to the number of extensions a country can receive. Countries that have received, and then lost, the designation in the past include Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was famously the setting for a bloody civil war in the 1990s. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were granted protected status during the latest Ebola outbreaks.

El Salvador was one of the first countries affected by the program because of a vicious civil war that raged from 1979 until 1992.

Many people affected by the order will likely remain in the US illegally, since their entire lives and livelihoods are based here. Though some will likely lose jobs for lack of work permits.

Ms. Lagunas said that she would remain in the United States illegally, risking arrest and deportation. But she would lose her job of 12 years without the work permit that comes wit the protection. Her family would lose medical insurance and other benefits.

“There is nothing to go back to in El Salvador,” she said, speaking in Spanish. “The infrastructure may be better now, but the country is in no condition to receive us.”

With his protected status, Carlos Jiron, another Salvadoran, started a small contracting business and won bids for big jobs, including to paint federal buildings in the Washington area.

“We have built a life here, said Mr. Jiron, 41, who lives with his wife and two American-born children in a four-bedroom house they bought in Springfield, Va.

He will have to decide whether to take his children to El Salvador, where he says they would not maximize their potential and would face safety threats; leave them with guardians in the United States;; or remain in the country at the risk of arrest and deportation as one of the millions of undocumented immigrants.

His 14-year-old daughter, Tania, a fan of Disney movies and hip-hop music, said she could not fathom starting over in El Salvador. “This is where I was born and am supposed to be raised,” she said.

Temporary protections for El Salvadorans were also granted in March 2001 after two earthquakes in January and February of that year killed more than 1,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. Over the next 15 years, the George W. Bush and Obama administrations extended the protections several times. In 2016 – the last time the protections were extended – the El Salvadoran government cited factors ranging from drought to poverty to violence.

San Salvador, the country’s capital, is considered one of the most dangerous cities on Earth. Its reputation for violence has hampered foreign investment. But the Trump administration says the only factor that should be considered when deciding on an extension should be the initial reason for granting the protections: In this case, whether the damage from the two earthquakes has been repaired.

The Department of Homeland Security has decided that, 17 years later, enough of the damage has been fixed, and that the El Salvadorans should rightfully return home.

To be sure, some members of Congress are pushing to enshrine these protections in law – much like Democrats are now trying to do for dreamers. Others are asking the federal government to grant these protections to Venezuelans fleeing an economic collapse in their country. The US Chamber of Commerce has also urged the administration not to abandon the protections.

According to the NYT, removing the protections would result in a labor shortage in the Houston area as it struggles to rebuild following Hurricane Harvey.

But the administration appears unwilling to budge, with Trump viewing his crackdown on immigration as an issue that’s important to his base – making it a nonnegotiable component of his political platform.

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The Breakfast Clubs Greatest Misses

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When keeping it real BLACK, goes wrong!

The internet is ablaze with the Joe Biden gaffe, if you don’t know if you’re for me or Trump then you ain’t Black. Good ‘ole Joe was very comfortable in the company of Charlamagne Tha God of the hot morning radio show The Breakfast Club. White liberals are very comfortable around Black liberals because they will both disrespect a Black man who doesn’t ascribe to their political opinion and the Black liberal will say nothing. In this circle of sycophants they never get to hear opposing opinions and points of view. Therefore Joe went into his negro dialect, “you ain’t Black.” This puts in a most straight forward fashion of how the Black vote among liberal politicians is taken for granted. This has been acted out in real time on The Breakfast Club.

Remember when Hillary Clinton was on the Breakfast Club and she was asked,”What do you carry around in your purse?” She answered, “hot sauce.” Yes ladies and gentlemen the former First Lady of the United States and former Secretary of State, wants Black people to believe that she travels with hot sauce at the ready. Charlamagne jumped into action and said, (paraphrasing) people are going to think you are just pandering to Blacks for votes saying you have hot sauce in your purse. (Blacks do like hot sauce!) Hillary half joking half condescendingly answered Charlamagne, “well is it working?” This is the same woman who put on the fake southern drawl Black accent when in front of a Black church in the south with her, I ain’t no ways tawd, (that’s ebonics for tired). Joe Biden used the same phrase when he was talking with the Black church. Sounds like their best impression of Blacks after watching a slave movie.

This brings us to the weed smoking, rap music listening, California prosecutor and former presidential candidate Lil’ Yung Kamala Harris. Ms. Harris was on the Breakfast Club and was asked did she smoke weed in her college days and the answer was yes because of her Jamaican roots and of course all black people smoke weed. Then she was asked what music did she listen to. She said Tupac and Biggie. I am not a nuclear scientist but I do know if you went to college in the 80’s, Tupac and Biggie came out in the 90’s, so that couldn’t have been what you were listening to unless that weed had you seeing into the future. I think I would like to try that. ASAP!

Clearly they are pandering with a capital “P” for what they think is uninformed Black voters. I like the Breakfast Club as a music show, but when it comes to politics they need to shut it down. They are woefully uninformed. They don’t think they even know when they are being pandered to which is each time a liberal Democrat take the guests seat.

I remember when Hillary was running against Trump and it was the last days of the campaign just before the election and Hillary was in Pennsylvania. A friend didn’t realize the significance. Pennsylvania has been a blue state since Ronald Reagan. In the last days of a presidential campaign you go to swing states, the battleground states where the big fights for voters will be. Hillary Clinton was in Pennsylvania with Jay-Z and Beyonce. To the trained political observer you knew their internal polling was telling them you are close to losing a blue state. So instead of going out there and talking to the people about her policies she brought a rapper and singer and thought that is enough to get votes along with some hot sauce. This is how much they disrespect the Black voters. If you like rap and hot sauce then vote for me. Needless to say she lost Pennsylvania. When keeping it real BLACK, goes wrong.

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General Michael Flynn “The Obama Kryptonite”

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The important details the media conspicuously leave out.

When last we left General Flynn our caped crusader in my previous article, he was at the precipice of a hideous judicial roadblock not scene in recent memory. What we will delve into here will be the small details that will color your perception of the Government vs Michael T. Flynn in a totally different hue. You grow weary night after night of listening to half truths and outright lies in the media. There is a definitively evil intent behind this type of reporting. Some of the reporters are multimillionaire graduates of ivy league schools. They are definitely educated and know exactly of what they speak. Purposeful omission is the same as a willful lie.

In 2014 General Michael T. Flynn was the Director of Intelligence for the Obama administration. He testified before congress on security issues under the Obama administration and soon after was unceremoniously fired. Mike Flynn disagreed with the administration on a host of issues and one was the ascension of ISIS. The Iran deal was another point of friction. Flynn had the inside scoop on the outright lies the administration used to cover up The Benghazi tragedy. Benghazi was a planned terror attack they blamed on an obscure video that to this date not many have seen, but to add insult to injury in pushing their video narrative they arranged a 70 thousand dollar taxpayer funded video decrying negative islamophobic portrayal in the media. Then arresting the innocent maker of the video to complete the Hollywood ending. CIA director John Brennan was funding official government operations off the books to the tune of billions of dollars, sometimes involving shady foreign financiers. General Flynn was going to audit the intelligence agencies as well as restructure them and spill the beans on all illegal and unethical activities. Before all of this could happen he was fired!

Low and behold after Obama fires Flynn to quell the mutiny, soon after, Flynn is hired by the incoming Trump administration after the warning of Obama to Trump that Flynn was bad news. So you can imagine the utter panic the Obama officials felt when they saw General Flynn entering and exiting Trump tower during the transition. So Flynn was immediately targeted, Public Enemy #1 on the Obama Most Wanted list. So this lays out the motive.

To dispel some rumors that Flynn lied, FBI agents Pientka and Strzok said initially they thought Flynn was being truthful in the unscrupulous Whitehouse interview. The original 302 FBI notes from that interview have gone missing or fishing. How could the worlds premiere law enforcement agency lose the notes on a case of this magnitude, unless it was on purpose? The transcript or audio of the phone call was never reviewed by Flynn’s legal team to actually show where exactly they thought Flynn lied. Yes he lied but we are not going to show it to you. It’s probably because he did not lie. The agents initially said he didn’t lie and nowhere in any records does it speak of sanctions in which they said he spoke or lied about. General Flynn speaking with his Russian counter-part about sanctions are perfectly legal so why would he lie about something legal and he knows the call was being monitored? Also he spoke with approximately 30 countries in a 24 hour period while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. So it suffices to say he may not remember every little exact detail. This is the discrepancy with Mike Pence. General Flynn could not remember exactly what was said on all of those phone calls and the FBI said he illegally talked about sanctions which was not illegal and the evidence of that has not shown up yet.

FARA the Foreign Agents Registration Act. They also hid a small connection in the fine print of Flynn’s Turkish company that may have some minor contact to Russia, so when Flynn says he does not work for the Russians they can say he lied. They also said Flynn was guilty of not filing his FARA paperwork correctly. This is a crock! There is never usually harsh punishment for FARA violations. The Podestas with whom Paul Manafort Trumps brief campaign advisor worked for, along with the DNC, Hillary Clinton and many other politicians had FARA violations. The Podesta brothers John and Tony are free as a bird FARA violations and all. Slap on the wrist and don’t pass go. A FARA violation is like a speeding ticket. Pay your fine, retroactively file your paperwork and move on. Obama brought up the LOGAN ACT. This states a civilian can not make policy with a foreign government without express consent from the current administration. Flynn was working for the administration doing his job. So the never used in our history LOGAN ACT would not apply. So you see they were desperate to dig up dirt on Flynn, and were coming up empty everytime. Obama had everyone in his administration listening and combing through Flynn’s calls to dig up dirt. So to the point Flynn was being targeted and spied on he never did anything wrong or against the law. The prosecution also threatened Flynn’s son with prosecution after Flynn endured 2 million dollars in legal fees having to sell his house, he plead guilty. Facing bankruptcy and an incoming attack on his family Flynn plead guilty. How many media sites and broadcasts would give you all of this information? Stay tuned, News@11

 

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Gen. Michael T. Flynn “The Character Assassination of an American Patriot”

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How can our country let this travesty of justice happen?

When Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of The United States was welcoming in President Elect Donald J. Trump, there was something subtle but telling  in their conversation, although in hindsight monumental. President Obama warned President Elect Trump of two things. 1) Kim Jong-Un 2) General Michael T. Flynn former Director of Intelligence under President Obama. Looking back you would ask why would President Obama mention General Flynn, a decorated war hero, in the same breathe as Kim Jong-Un, the ruthless despot dictator of North Korea, who off and on, on occasion threatens to blow up the United States? Once uncovered that Michael Flynn bumped heads with the Obama administration over the strategy and tactics in combating ISIS, domestic spying, the Iran deal and other security issues it makes sense. So as they say Flynn knows where the bodies are buried so it behooved Obama to silence the man who knew too much.

Once Gen. Flynn was designated as public enemy #1 in that infamous January 2017 oval office meeting with President Obama and his top officials including Vice President Joe Biden, Flynn was a dead man walking. On his way out the door President Obama expanded the powers of the NSA world wide to more easily share intelligence. What that did was trigger felonious classified information leaking on Trump campaign officials like never before to establish a nefarious narrative that Trump and his administration were working with the Russians. If you had Russian salad dressing on your salad it would be leaked to the media, and then portrayed as the most dangerous salad in existence to be taken down by a highly lethal Navy SEAL Team. This worked beautifully with full complete and gleeful cooperation of the media.

An important note. There was never any Russian collusion, and 53 Obama administration officials and Intelligence agents testified under oath that they never saw or possessed any derogatory information on the Trump campaign and Russia as it pertains to any illegalities. No collusion, no obstruction. But on television they all would lie and say Trump is definitely working with Putin. General Flynn’s investigation was also being dropped for lack of derogatory information until FBI agent Peter Strzok desperately petitioned to keep the investigation of Flynn open. Now we see this move was to manufacture something, anything negative to take down General Flynn.

Flynn was hired as National Security Director by President Trump. This set off alarm bells within the Obama administration. Within days FBI Director James Comey sent over to the Whitehouse 2 agents to interview General Flynn as he was under investigation. But the agents were sent over, breaking normal protocols and disguising the investigation interview as just a friendly chat. Flynn was told by Andy MccAbe the FBI #2 that he did not need to notify Whitehouse counsel or summon any legal representation. Mind you at this ponit, General Flynn had been investigated, cleared, spied on and unmasked and had not committed any crimes. General Flynn did nothing wrong or illegal within his job as a Trump administration official or private citizen.

The Whitehouse interview was to be used to say Flynn lied or did something illegal. But at that time even the two FBI agents Joe Pientka and Peter Strzok said they thought Flynn was being truthful. Once Robert Mueller Special Counsel came on the scene then all of a sudden Flynn was charged with misleading the FBI even though the agents said initially he was being truthful. The FBI 302’s notes of the original interview have been lost and subsequent notes altered. The FBI had the Flynn call transcript with Russian official Kislyak and were fully abreast of the conversation but were trying to get Flynn to make some misstatements this is known as a perjury trap. If you get a date wrong as George Papadopoulos you could be charged with perjury during an FBI interview. In all of the reporting I’ve seen on this I never hear it explained that Gen. Flynn talked with almost 30 countries in 24 hours. If I talk to 30 different world leaders in 24 hours while I am on vacation I don’t think every word with every leader would be engraved in my memory. From the January oval office meeting Bill Priestep, FBI lawyer had notes that read, “what is our goal with Flynn, to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or to get him fired?” The last time I looked FBI agents weren’t in the business of getting people fired. This was a classic witch hunt.

General Flynn’s legal team was from the law firm of former Attorney General under President Obama his so called wing man Eric Holder. So Flynn was not in good hands. His legal team made a deal with the prosecution to make a plea deal in exchange for not prosecuting Flynn’s son who had a four month old baby at the time. So Flynn had over 2 million dollars in legal fees, sold his house and staring at the prospect of having his family prosecuted. So facing this seemingly insurmountable challenge Flynn plead guilty because he was bankrupt and to save his family. I never see this explained on most newscasts.

In comes the heroine, famed lawyer and best selling author Sydney Powell. She pushed for Brady material (exculpatory evidence) that was illegally withheld from Flynn. Once the evidence came out that exonerated Flynn he withdrew his guilty plea and with the grace of GOD the DOJ under AG Bill Barr dropped the charges. Now a rogue judge Emmitt Sullivan is pulling a hail mary stunt to let in friends of the court try to argue against Flynn. This is highly immoral and unethical by the judge. There is no precedence to what he is doing. Only a prosecutor can prosecute not a judge. Powell filed a motion in circuit court to strike down this attempt by the judge to prosecute a dropped case. The court ruled that Judge Emmitt Sullivan has until June 1st to explain to the court why he is taking this extraordinary action. No matter what happens, President Trump will see General Flynn a free man but will let the case play out and hopefully the court will eventually honor the dismissal of the case. News@11

 

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