Friday the 13th: Let’s fight our way out of this horror film…

Action #1: Teepee Rep. Diane Black’s office with postcards… 

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), now running for governor, is revving up the hate-machine in her state by unleashing  H.R. 6318 – “Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act”. However, this monster reaches far beyond the borders of Tennessee. It’s so toxic, there are currently no cosponsors, and it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not only does it criminalize asylum seekers, immediately turning them into felons with a year+a day sentence, and making them ineligible to ever apply for legal residence, it removes funding from public works and community development funding to sanctuary states and GIVES IT TO ICE (!). Estimates are astronomical to imprison most immigrants for a year, and it should also be noted that private prison giant, CoreCivic Inc., contributed $21,874 to Black this year, and $11,000 for the 2016 cycle.

She’s not our person, but the US mail will still delivers to her office. Note: postcard stamps are 35 cents. Here’s her address and a modest example. Share your postcard script here.

Diane Black

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Sat 6/30: Trail of tears – A very condensed history of why Central Americans are coming here.

( Updated 7/02/18

Action: Come to the protest rallies this Saturday.

Go here to find the nearest to you.

This just in – future action!

The Department of Justice, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is drafting a plan that would totally overhaul asylum policy in the United States.

Under the plan, people would be barred from getting asylum if they came into the US between ports of entry and were prosecuted for illegal entry. It would also add presumptions that would make it extremely difficult for Central Americans to qualify for asylum, and codify — in an even more restrictive form — an opinion written by Sessions in June that attempted to restrict asylum for victims of domestic and gang violence.

When the regulation is ready, it will be published in the Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking, with 90 days for the public to comment before it’s enacted as a final regulation.


WHY are Central Americans coming here?

No, don’t go “lalalalalala – TLDR!” It’s actually really interesting, and there’s lots of foreshadowing of our future under Putin’s influence and Trump’s tender mercies in what we did to Central America over the last 60 years. Election influencing, bribes, puppet leaders, money laundering, targeting “enemies”, repressive law-making. It’s all one big drama and we’re not the heroes. If we’re angry at what’s happening to us, we should be angry at what happened to them.

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