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DREAMers to Stage Sit-in at Texas Attorney General’s Office

DREAMers to Stage Sit-in at Texas Attorney General’s Office

‘Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic’

Pro-DREAMer organization Cosecha is planning a sit-in at Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton’s office Wednesday, July 26.

Cosecha, literally translated as “harvest” is a radical, “non-violent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We believe that through direct action and economic non-cooperation, we can make a change” so they claim.

Wednesday morning, AG Paxton’s office will be flooded with Cosecha activists from states near and far for what they’re calling “escalated action”. Escalated action which is supposed to promote dignity (they use this word in every single statement). And nothing is more dignified than a veritable adult temper tantrum.

Cosecha has intentionally targeted Texas, claiming it’s a battleground state for immigration rights. In a release for their upcoming sit-in, they explain:

Texas has become the battleground state in the struggle for immigrant rights in the Trump era. It leads the country on mass deportations and recently passed the most anti-immigrant statewide law. It was Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who spearheaded the call for the repeal of DACA. Undocumented youth in Texas and across the country are confronting attacks on the immigrant community head on.

“With DACA under threat, we know that some will put their hope in DC politicians. But we also know that we won DACA not because of any politician, but because our community took fearless action. We marched, we walked-out, we stopped deportations and shut down detention centers. We took risks and put our bodies on the line to tell the people of this country that we were ‘Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic,’” said Maria Fernanda Cabello, a spokesperson for Movimiento Cosecha. “This moment calls for us to be brave again; to create a moral crisis that will change the narrative on immigration in this country.”

Immigrant youth have always known DACA was temporary, which is why we need permanent protection, dignity and respect for all. This moment is bigger than any piece of legislation. DACA is under attack while our parents, who were never even given the temporary protection DACA provides, are denied dignity and respect in a country that has never recognized them. It is time for the immigrant community to show this country that it depends on us. We will not stop fighting until we have won permanent protection, dignity and respect for our parents, our communities, and all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Last week, Sen. Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Durbin (D-IL) introduced a new Dream Act which would protect immigrant children brought to the U.S. as children without documentation. But that’s not good enough for Cosecha who are pressing for protection of the parents of Dreamers because of dignity and things.

In this current political climate, we find it hard to believe that a Dream Act bill would have any hope of passing, unless tied to dangerous enforcement measures that would hurt our parents, our families, and our communities.

With DACA under threat, we know that hundreds of thousands of young people and parents will put their hope in this bill. But we also know that we won DACA not because of any politician, but because our community took action. We marched, we walked-out, we stopped deportations and shut down detention centers. We took risks and put our bodies on the line to tell the people of this country that we were “Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic.” Today, as the Dream Act bill is reintroduced in DC, we choose to once again put faith in our community.

This moment is bigger than any piece of legislation. DACA is under attack while our parents, who were never even given the temporary protection DACA provides, are denied dignity and respect in a country that has never recognized them. We are done letting politicians decide who deserves permanent protection and who does not. We are done negotiating away our families, and promoting a narrative that excludes our parents. We are called once again to take bold action that will change the conversation on immigration in the United States. It is time for the immigrant community to show this country that it depends on us. We will not stop fighting until we have won permanent protection, dignity and respect for our parents, our communities, and all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Cosecha continues to demand “dignity” (which is something that must be earned, not simply given) but fails to recognize the dignity of the laws in the country which their constituency has chosen to live. Talk about a self-awareness fail.

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Comments

I’d have ICE on hand to start arresting people. I’m sick to death of the constant, ongoing violation of our laws by people who act as if they have a right to do so.

    UnCivilServant in reply to Virginia42. | July 25, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Indeed. Verify the residency status of everyone and immediately deport the illegals, then file whatever charges may be appropriate for the citizens who caused trouble/damage/whatever.

    Though just threatening to process and deport might be enough to scare off the smarter ones.

    thalesofmiletus in reply to Virginia42. | July 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

    On some days, the fish just leap into the boat!

There won’t be any illegal aliens at the sit in, because they expect to be arrested and any illegal aliens would be deported.

    Virginia42 in reply to Jackie. | July 25, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I wouldn’t be too sure about there being none present. Some seem to enjoy getting “in your face” and daring the authorities to arrest them.

      mathewsjw in reply to Virginia42. | July 25, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      especially when desiring a free ride home to central america.. however the idiots have yet to realize deportations are tracked.. reentry is a crime on top of original crime of illegal entry.. and multiple crimes IS cause for immediate deportation ever after..

    Milhouse in reply to Jackie. | July 25, 2017 at 8:46 am

    DACA is a deferral of action, not official permission to remain. It’s the government saying “Yes, you’re deportable, but if you keep your nose clean we’ll get around to it some time around 2050”. If they deliberately bring themselves to ICE’s attention they may find that it finds the time to enforce the law against them.

LoneStarWhacko | July 25, 2017 at 8:10 am

Start working from the far side of the parking lot towards the building. There’s going to be some “fish” hanging around. Thing is, just enforce the immigration laws. That’s all it will take.

But we also know that we won DACA not because of any politician, but because our community took action.
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Bull$hit.

You “won” DACA (which federal courts have already held is unconstitutional), because leftist stooge and self-proclaimed “constitutional law expert” Barry Obama, who had previously acknowledged publicly on several occasions that he did not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally grant amnesty to a huge class of illegal aliens, decided to ignore his oath of office and “give” amnesty to a huge class of illegal aliens anyway, because he needed hispanic votes to win re-election in 2012.

Ummm…hasn’t El T-rumpo endorsed DACA, such that there is no chance of ICE doing anything to people who fall into that class?

There MIGHT be some police action appropriate to the conditions, but ICE, very likely won’t even be there. Not if they’re following the lead of El T-rumpo.

    tphillip in reply to Ragspierre. | July 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    “Ummm…hasn’t El T-rumpo endorsed DACA”

    Dunno Rags. You’re up on this stuff, you tell us.

      Ragspierre in reply to tphillip. | July 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      WASHINGTON — President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security has rescinded former President Barack Obama’s order shielding millions of migrants from deportation, but is letting stand a policy that grants reprieves to people who arrived in the United States as children.

      Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced late Thursday that, after consulting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he is rescinding an Obama memorandum from 2014 that allowed immigrants to remain in the United States under certain conditions.

      The rescinded memo created a program that protected undocumented immigrants from deportation if they have a child who is a U.S. citizen or lawful resident.

      The program – known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA – was never implemented because it was challenged in court by 26 states and was put on hold by federal courts.

      The DHS decision to rescind the memo came ahead of a court-ordered deadline to resolve the case.

      Kelly said in a news release that he decided to rescind the memo because “there is no credible path forward” to litigate the policy.

      The decision fulfills part of a campaign promise by Trump, who vowed to overturn two of Obama’s memos on illegal immigration.

      However, Kelly said the decision would not impact an Obama program created in 2012 that granted reprieves from deportation to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

      The terms of that program, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will not change, Kelly said.
      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/16/donald-trump-migrants-dreemaers/102912330/

      Seems pretty clear to me. Did you not know this…???

      4th armored div in reply to 4th armored div. | July 25, 2017 at 11:15 am

      not a clear consensus – but as for me,
      if they expect dignity, they must behave in a dignified fashion – which CLEARLY they are not.

        4th armored div in reply to 4th armored div. | July 25, 2017 at 11:18 am

        additionally, if granted legal status, they can bring in a whole slew of their ‘close family’ who can then do the same ad infitium – so NO MAS

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Here’s another example of statements of objective fact…or at very least debatable facts…that get hated on.

    So strange…

DREAMERs void their DACA status if they break the law. Trespassing is against the law, so have the PD arrest them and hand them over to ICE!

    Ragspierre in reply to Dave. | July 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    You left out the part about a trial and all that. A happy fantasy, at best….

      Milhouse in reply to Ragspierre. | July 25, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Is conviction necessary to void DACA status? I wouldn’t have thought so. It’s just an administrative courtesy, so surely the determination on whether it’s been voided would also be administrative, i.e. if the government believes you’ve broken the law you’re out.

        Ragspierre in reply to Milhouse. | July 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

        “…if the government believes you’ve broken the law you’re out.”

        Seriously? You didn’t think about that before you wrote it. Tell me you didn’t…

          Milhouse in reply to Ragspierre. | July 26, 2017 at 1:10 am

          I did, and I’ve thought some more, and I still don’t see how anything else makes sense. Why would the government defer to any other body’s judgment on whether a DACA recipient has committed a crime? If the government believes the person has committed a crime, why would it voluntarily continue to refrain from deporting him? Why tie its hands like that? Would you do so, in its place?

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | July 26, 2017 at 10:44 pm

          “If the government believes the person has committed a crime, why would it voluntarily continue to refrain…”

          Well, I’m appalled. First, there isn’t “the government”. There are people.

          Second, the system of laws we have doesn’t afford ANY person the power to act against another on “belief” in this context.

          You don’t see the VAST potential for abuse from that?

      OleDirtyBarrister in reply to Ragspierre. | July 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      The govt does not have to try and convict and illegal before using summary deportation, a civil action. But they need to be quick and avoid the illegals getting into immigration court more quickly and trying to seek whatever relief.

        Ragspierre in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | July 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

        So, they are due some due process, according to you. But you’re for making sure they don’t get it.

        Interesting…

          OleDirtyBarrister in reply to Ragspierre. | July 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

          You are constantly starting pissing contests and getting slapped around. Why not do us both a favor and ignore my posts?

          What I am in favor of is preventing them from using the system against us and overloading it to ensure that justice is not served. Deportation is a civil process and since due process is not binary, little DP is required. But due process is not what the illegals and their abettors concocting the scheme to seek asylum want; they want to choke the system with frivolous claims and prevent it from working.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | July 26, 2017 at 10:40 pm

          Because some authority “believes” one of them committed a crime?

          If you are a barrister, you should be ashamed.

          “Deportation is a civil process and since due process is not binary, little DP is required.”

          That will live in memory as one of the worst examples of pure gobbledygook…and a legal lie…ever posted here. Civil law is WAY more likely to involve due processessssssssssss than criminal law, which is why a civil law matter often takes years to conclude.

          Oh, and I DO ignore a lot of your bullshit. But I WILL comment where I wish, how I wish, and you can rotate.

LoneStarWhacko | July 25, 2017 at 12:32 pm

México doesn’t allow aliens to exercise political dissent. That’s a big crime down there. Just as Mexico has a wall on it’s southern border. Think about that for a sec……

For people “living in the shadows,” they seem to enjoy being in the spotlight.

Uncle Samuel | July 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm

I’m planning to get a navy tee shirt or jacket that says ICE in big white letters and magnet stickers for my van – for the next election and to take to any protests in my area.

If questioned by authorities, I’ll have a cooler of ice and cups, bandaids, antiseptic ready in my van and say I brought them as public service.

Maybe I’ll get some burly tough guys to come along in the same shirt/jackets.

;8->

The protesters will probably be protected by Democratic members to the Texas legislature.

OleDirtyBarrister | July 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Americans are disgusted in general with seeing so many people violate the law and go unpunished while Americans are punished for similar crimes. If the resources were applied, the govt could find multiple felonies committed by those illegals, such as procuring and using false SS cards and other fake ID’s, fake voter registrations, tax evasion, tax fraud, money laundering, etc. If a citizen is caught doing that stuff or any other crimes, he is punished for his crimes without regard to his family being split. Illegals are essentially treated better than citizens.

OleDirtyBarrister | July 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Just 30 years ago, we had a problem with illegal aliens invading and colonizing this country in the magnitude of 3MM people. The country made a big mistake, gave them amnesty, did not get serious about protecting the border, and sent entirely the wrong message to the prospective criminal invaders. Today, the problem is estimated to be 4 times as big, in the magnitude of 12MM people. But if one goes to TX, AZ, NV, and So Cal, it is hard to believe that it is only 12 MM nationwide.

So what size will the problem be 30 years from now if the country does not draw a bold line and enforce the law against illegal aliens with the same lack of mercy that it enforces the law against its citizens?

Dems see illegals as another way of flipping the country from majority white to majority non-white and replace the voters with those who want more free shit and thereby establish a permanent Dem majority.

OleDirtyBarrister | July 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm

In addition to all the other laws that illegal aliens break, they are taking considerable advantage of taxpayers through tax fraud.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/24/irs-doled-out-more-than-24-billion-in-potentially-/

    Ragspierre in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | July 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I searched your linked article for any suggesting that supported you bullshit.

    It wasn’t there.

    My experience with illegals (I’ve worked in the trades and the oilfield in Texas for decades) was that they not only don’t defraud the tax system, they fear it and avoid it.

    This is not to say that some illegals DO commit tax fraud, just like some commit various other very serious crimes. But you imply it’s common. Nothing supports that.

currently DREAMers are not under immediate deportation UNLESS A CRIME IS COMMITTED.. so warn of trespass, arrest, convict.. next incident? Deport

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