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Obama, you need to come home

Barack Obama needs to come back from his vacation. Michelle, too. We need a voice for the majority of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump. Democrats and progressives are frantic about Trump’s steady stream of executive orders violating the human and civil rights of people firmly established by law and the U.S. Constitution. Arrogantly some pundits are asking ...

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S.I. group says they'll open homes to undocumented immigrants

A group of Staten Island residents said they will provide safe haven for undocumented immigrants seeking protection from President Trump’s deportation orders. Cesar Vargas, the city’s first undocumented lawyer, said 35 people stepped up at a recent community meeting to open their homes to their endangered neighbors. Trump has pledged that his administration will rapidly deport 2 to 3 million ...

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Day one of Trump refugee ban sparks chaos at U.S. airports

A newlywed blocked from bringing her husband to Florida. Legal U.S. residents barred from returning to their homes. Airline passengers booted from flights worldwide. The wide-reaching ramifications of President Trump’s refugee ban unfolded around the globe Saturday, spawning uncertainty and criticism of the crackdown on refugees from predominantly Muslim nations. “It’s working out very nicely,” Trump told reporters in the ...

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We must stand with the victims of Trump's refugee ban

President Trump on Friday ordered the U.S. government to bar green card holders and nonimmigrants (visitors, students and others) from Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from entering the United States for at least 90 days. Combined with his restrictions on refugee admissions and his plans for increased interior immigration enforcement, Trump’s program represents the most restrictive immigration policy ...

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Trump falls short of campaign promises despite busy first week

He raised a furor over crowd sizes at his inauguration and hurled accusations of voter fraud about an election he won, but President Trump still managed to have one of the busiest first weeks in office in U.S. history. It included signing more than a dozen executive orders — some symbolic, some massive in impact — and touching off two ...

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Google recalls employees traveling abroad amid Trump’s Muslim ban

Google ordered some of its staffers traveling abroad back to the U.S. pronto, delivering a sharp condemnation of President Trump’s executive order that closes American borders to travelers and immigrants from seven Muslim nations. More than 100 Google employees are affected by the order, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said. “It’s painful to see the personal cost of this ...

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Kal Penn fundraises for Syrian refugees after hateful tweet

Kal Penn is turning a negative into a positive. The Indian-American actor created a fund-raising page for Syrian refugees on Friday after a Twitter uset cursed him out on the social network, declaring he doesn’t belong in the United States. “To the dude who said I don’t belong in America, I started a fundraising page for Syrian Refugees in your ...

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President Trump calls Russia’s Vladimir Putin

President Trump chatted with Vladimir Putin Saturday, his first known White House conversation with the Russian leader he frequently complimented on the campaign trail.   White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo of Trump on the phone in the Oval Office just after noon Saturday. “@POTUS is now onto his 3rd of 5 head of government calls, speaking ...

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Mike Pence once called Muslim ban ‘offensive and unconstitutional

Vice President Mike Pence sneered at the the thought of a Muslim ban, calling it “offensive and unconstitutional” just one year before he applauded as one was announced Friday. The former Indiana governor smiled and clapped his hands at a Friday ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the ...

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Iraqi man, Hameed Darweesh, free after detainment at JFK Airport

A heroic Iraqi man who worked as a U.S. Army translator in his homeland was released Saturday after his detention at JFK Airport under President Trump’s arriving refugee ban. A second Iraqi national remained in the custody of federal officials as lawyers filed a federal writ of habeus corpus seeking his immediate release. Both men were taken into custody Friday ...

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