The Republican have been doing absolutely nothing to protect this nation’s democracy and people. Yet, all is not lost. The governors of some states have begun to exert their power over Donald Trump while he dances with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. These governors have made a huge dent into Trump’s cruel and heartless treatment of immigrants.
New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Como announced that he decided to pardon seven individuals who are under the pressure of possible deportation. At the same time, Cuomo released a statement that POTUS was “raging war” on immigrants according to ABC News:
‘Ramp up deportation of New Yorkers to advance his political agenda of hate and division. At a time when President Trump and the Federal government are waging a war on our immigrant communities, New York stands firm in our belief that our diversity is our greatest strength.’
Cuomo went on, saying that his state would “protect our immigrant communities:”
“While President Trump engages in policies that rip children out of the arms of their mothers and tries to ramp up deportation of New Yorkers to advance his political agenda of hate and division, we will protect our immigrant communities. With the Statue of Liberty in our harbor, New York will always stand against the hate coming out of Washington and instead serve as a beacon of hope and opportunity for all.’
The New York governor pardoned seven immigrants in:
‘Recognition of their rehabilitative efforts.’
Cuomo has always opposed Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy. This policy has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families with no workable plan for Homeland Security to bring them back together, in spite of a judge’s order to do so.
In addition, the governor refused to send National Guard troops from New York to the country’s southern border with Mexico.
Cuomo pardoned Marino Soto, 43, who was from Columbia and who now owns a software company here. For the past 12 years, he has been “crime-free.”
Another one of the people Cuomo pardoned was a 35-year-old woman who had gone to Jamaica for the funeral of one of her relatives. When Tamar Samuda came back, ICE was waiting. They could legally keep her, because she had minor assault convictions — 17 years ago.
A day after that announcement, Cuomo also announced that his state planned to file this lawsuit, a:
‘Multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump administration for violating the Constitutional rights of immigrant children and their families who have been separated at the border.’
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