Pic of the day


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Iraqi immigrant Hameed Darweesh walks out of JFK with Congressman Jerrold Nadler (L) and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (R) after being released

The whole world is watching. Trump’s official bigotry is halted for a brief while. The Republican Party’s acceptance of official bigotry is halted for a brief while. Congress’ acceptance of official bigotry on behalf of the United States of America – is halted for a brief while.

4 thoughts on “Pic of the day

  1. Emma Lazarus says:

    “Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an Iraqi man who put his life on the line as an interpreter for the U.S. military, praised America as the “land of freedom” after being released from airport detention.” (includes video and the ACLU lawsuit) http://heavy.com/news/2017/01/hameed-khalid-darweesh-refugee-iraq-trump-immigration-executive-order-visa-interpreter-iraqi-detained-haider-sameer-abdulkhaleq-alshawi/ The detainment sparked immediate outrage because Darweesh, in particular, had helped the U.S. military. Brandon Friedman, former deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, wrote on Twitter: “Guy literally spent years keeping U.S. soldiers alive in combat in Iraq. He was one of the first to sign up in 2003. He is fearless.”
    Re: Translators: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QplQL5eAxlY See also “No One Left Behind” https://www.change.org/m/no-one-left-behind
    “Donald Trump defends Muslim-countries travel ban amid protests: ‘our country needs strong borders’ (live updates) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/jan/29/donald-trump-us-travel-ban-refugees-airports

  2. Aushänge says:

    NBC News (Jan 29, 2017 @ 10:08 am ET): “a federal judge issued an emergency stay on parts of the executive order Saturday evening, but the Department of Homeland Security and the White House responded early Sunday, saying that the order continues to remain in force.” Also according to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Trump’s Immigration Order ‘Doesn’t Include’ Green Card holders, but anyone [including US citizens] traveling to banned countries Will Be ‘Subjected to Further Screening’ http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/priebus-immigration-order-doesn-t-include-green-card-holders-anyone-n713731

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