No doubt to the consternation of President Donald Trump (it still aches to type that, to say it), Daniela Vargas has been released from ICE. The freedom of the 22-year-old #Dreamer was heralded by the Southern Poverty Law Center:
We’ve just won an important legal victory.
Today, Daniela Vargas, a 22-year-old aspiring math teacher, was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. A week ago, she had been detained by immigration agents moments after speaking publicly about immigrants’ rights.
It was a transparent attempt to chill free speech and intimidate immigrants who speak up. We filed a habeas petition to force her release and to stop her deportation.
“We’re joining the community in celebrating the release of our client, Dany Vargas,” said SPLC Deputy Legal Director Naomi Tsu.
“But we will continue to challenge the unconstitutional actions of ICE agents in this case and will not rest until she is no longer under threat of deportation. It is counterproductive and harmful to our communities for ICE to be targeting aspiring young people in this country and we urge ICE to release other immigrant youth held in detention.”
Read more about Dany’s case and the SPLC’s efforts to ensure detained immigrants have access to counsel.
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“A transparent attempt to chill free speech and intimidate immigrants who speak up” indeed. This was ugly and wrong.
As is the Trump-declared war on immigrants.
It must stop.
More about Dany’s case here. Read. Celebrate tonight. Remember the many, many who do not make the news.
John Oliver On Donald J. Drumpf, a.k.a. Trump: No Kidding, Watch This #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain
This is an amazingly honest assessment of Donald J. Trump, a.k.a. Drumpf (no kidding). This is important political commentary.
What is Drumpf’s true net worth? The answer may surprise you. Even shock you.
You must, must watch this video.
And you will learn that Trump’s real, ancestral name was “Drumpf.”
No kidding. No kidding at all.
And thank you to John Oliver!
Want more information? Try here!
You can also pick up a Chrome extension from that site that will change Donald Trump’s name to Donald J. Drumpf on every website you visit.