The Fat Lady Sings
Rep. Eric Swalwell was the first casualty of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, but who will be the next?
There are no less than (8) current candidates polling under 5%, including “Beto” O’Rourke and Julian Castro, two guys that were expected to be doing much better than this.
While Sen. Kamala Harris got a bit of a bump after her debate performance, she and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, remain deadlocked in second place way behind former VP Joe Biden.
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“Marco Rubio to file Holocaust education bill,” The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
To most Americans like Sens. Rick Scott (R) and Marco Rubio (R), the Holocaust that occurred at the hands of Nazi Germany is undeniable, but not to one Florida educator.
“U.S. Senators wants Benghazi heroes recognized, awarded,” by HISPOLITICA’s Javier Manjarres
A bipartisan Senate bill has been introduced to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the four Americans killed during the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
“Rep. Escobar won’t deny staff in Mexico helping migrants,” by HISPOLITICA’s Javier Manjarres
Rep. Escobar won’t deny staff was in Mexico helping migrants.
“Cruz says Pelosi driven by “white-hot rage” of Trump,” by HISPOLITICA’s Javier Manjarres
Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) has stated his case for why the 2020 U.S. Census should include a citizenship question, saying that he “absolutely” believes the controversial question should be added to the survey, adding that it was “just common sense.”
“Verdict upheld in exploding E-cigarette case,” by News Service of Florida
A state appeals court Tuesday upheld a verdict of more than $2 million in a case involving an electronic cigarette that exploded and caused damage to a man’s teeth. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected arguments by R-L Sales, LLC, which sold a lithium ion battery used in the electronic cigarette.
“DeSantis keeps winning, announces new air service to Israel,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
Trump ally Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues his “winning” ways, as the newly-elected governor has just announced that EL Al airlines will start new nonstop service between Tel Aviv and Orlando.
“New Florida law targets sex trade and trafficking at spas and hotels,” by Palm Beach Post’s Lulu Ramadan: “Months after a high-profile prostitution bust netted New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on charges of soliciting sex at a Jupiter spa, a new state law aims to drive down demand in the sex trade industry and curb human trafficking.” Read more
“Democrats say new law resolves ballot signature fight,” by News Service of Florida
This fight is over when the Democrats figured it all out and decided the law was good enough.
“FBI’s Christopher Steele (FAKE) Story Falls Apart: False Intel & Media Contacts Were Flagged Before FISA.” John Solomon, The Hill.
Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer
President @realDonaldTrump doesn’t believe in a free press.
That’s a danger to the very core our democracy.
Trump speeds up asylum processes, but does not seek to help migrants. This is your tactic by Telemundo (Opinion)
Under a new rule of the Trump Administration, migrants would wait less time from the moment they are arrested until they submit their documents to request asylum, however, the president’s tactic is not precisely to help them.
The Acting Director of Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS), Ken Cuccinelli, has also implemented this measure. Generally, migration officials had to wait up to 48 hours to hear the cases of a detained migrant, but now, the time has been reduced to a calendar day, according to BuzzFeed News , who obtained documents confirming that the news was extended to the officers this Monday.
According to several critics, this movement that seeks to accelerate cases would give migrants less time to prepare their files for interviews, contact a lawyer or recover from the long journey they take from Central America.
“This is another way to limit the process, which will lead to fewer interviews with credible positive fear, more deportations,” said Ur Jaddou, a senior USCIS expert.
In this way, the Trump government wants to reduce the number of cases that are accepted under asylum, a maneuver that “seeks to eliminate people,” Jaddou added.
Sarah Pierce, an analyst at the Institute for Migration Policy, said the policy would bring a “significant change” in the current way USCIS operates:
“At this moment, half of the asylum seekers wait 10 days or more before their case is attended by an asylum officer,” he said.
However, agency officials justified the new measure and said it was part of a process that had the objective of accelerating the elimination process and increasing its effectiveness.
“USCIS is modifying the consultation period to better align it with today’s operational realities. This will make the entire accelerated phase-out process more expeditious and help avoid bottlenecks in the system as DHS components continue to process the record number of people arriving at the southern border, “said Jessica Collins, spokesperson for the agency.
The interview is the first step for migrants to apply for asylum, but this procedure has been criticized by Trump as too simple. In that first meeting with the US officers, they have to show that they have fled their countries because they are afraid of losing their lives, have been extorted, threatened or have experienced episodes of violence. The 48-hour deadline gave them the opportunity to organize their ideas and present a stronger case.
“Removing the prohibition of credible fear interviews within the first 48 hours of being in detention will prevent asylum seekers from accessing a lawyer or exploiting their rights under the law to obtain evidence and consult with the person of their choice” said Shalyn. Fluharty, attorney for the Dilley Pro Bono Project.
Also, this new policy does not give migrants the option to reschedule their interviews unless they have an extraordinary justification.
Congratulations to Commander Edward C Gorecki and the rest of the incoming officers of American Legion Post 15 in Dade City Florida. My team was honored to be on hand to celebrate the changing of the guard.#AmericanLegion #DadeCity
More than 130 million Americans live with a pre-existing condition. I refuse to let Republicans destroy health care for American families! Proud to have voted to let the House step in to protect the #AffordableCareAct.#ProtectOurCare
Three Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies have been charged in connection with the rough arrest of Delucca Rolle, 15, in April, Broward County State Attorney Michael J. Satz announced Wednesday.
Sgt. Gregory LaCerra, 51, is charged with two counts of battery on suspicion of spraying Rolle in the face with pepper spray April 18 and throwing him to the pavement outside a McDonald’s. He was also charged with one count of falsifying records and one count of conspiracy to falsify records, prosecutors said…
Starting to no believe the polls. First he’s way up, then he’s down, now he’s back up. What gives?