Skip to comments.Not One More: Can These Hunger Strikers Stop Obamaís Deportations?
Posted on 04/17/2014 6:37:04 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Ernestina Hernandez (second from left), Cynthia Diaz (center), José Valdez (far right), and other members of the Not1More Deportation campaign, who are on hunger strike near the White House in Washington, DC (Zoë Carpenter).
When José Valdez talks about his son Jaime, his eyes shine.
He is one of the sweetest young men youll ever meet, José said on Wednesday through an interpreter. I dont say that just because Im his father. Hes a young man who likes to help people. He thinks about humanity. Anytime he sees something thats uncomfortable he sees a way to try to help. Hes dedicated to study.
It was a frigid morning in Washington, and José was shivering. He looked across Lafayette Park towards the White House. I came to DC to ask that my son be let go from detention, he said. For five days José fasted on President Obamas doorstep, protesting his sons treatment and the deportation of millions of other undocumented immigrants under Obamas tenure.
With House Republicans refusing to move on immigration reform, activists have asked the president to use his executive authority to change the countrys deportation procedures. Of all the effects the broken immigration system on families, deportation gauges the deepest wounds, taking husbands from wives, sons from fathers, and often without due process. Its also the area over which the president has the most power. But Obama has been reluctant to move before Congress, despite mounting pressure not only from activists but also from prominent members of his own party. On Tuesday, religious leaders whod met with the Obama at the White House reported that he made it clear to them that he was still not planning executive action.
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They don’t look like they’re starving to me.
I am going to eat only fast food till we build a fence. Except on Fridays when I go to an all you can eat food bar.
How can Obama let this suffering go on? Its inhuman.
“Let my people go! ‘ Seth Moses.
The narrative spread by the lamestream media is that deportations are underway. It, of course, is a lie. I haven't seen any here in Texas and we have plenty of criminal invaders that need to face a renewal of Operation Wetback.
Man Alive, the Nation, that’s radical.
I go to the Nation front page, they are talking about normalizing relations with Cuba.
I don’t see a Hispanic name among their columnists.
Someone get me a plane ticket. I wanna stand next them , scarfing down donuts like I’m Chris Christie, hmmmmm Bavarian cream. Or how about a nice soft pretzel? Hahahahahahahhahaha.
On a serious note, hunger strikes are the most asinine form of protest ever conceived. I guess they aren’t hardcore enough to set themselves on fire.
Self - starving or Self - deportation?
Either way, hostility toward Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico is “working,” to use an Obama phrase.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BORDER
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