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France 24 :   Thousands face deportation as Trump ends special status for Salvadorans


Thousands face deportation as Trump ends special status for Salvadorans

The US government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens of thousands of well-established families with children born in the United States.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the end of the “temporary protected status” (TPS) granted to Salvadorans already in the United States in 2001, when two major earthquakes rocked the Central American country.

They were given 18 months to leave or be deported, which officials said is enough time for a legislative solution to be crafted by Congress to allow them to stay.

“Only Congress can legislate a permanent solution addressing the lack of an enduring lawful immigration status of those currently protected by TPS,” said the Department of Homeland Security.

Part of a broader crackdown on illegal immigration by President Donald Trump, the move comes after 59,000 longtime resident Haitians and 5,300 Nicaraguans were stripped of similar protections late last year, after having been allowed to set deep roots inside the United States for decades.

Democrats in Congress are also fighting to protect the right to stay inside the US of 690,000 young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” people who arrived in the country as children.

Trump has said he will back a compromise on the Dreamers if Congress budgets $18 billion to build an anti-immigrant wall along the border with Mexico.

Canada said it wanted to “make sure we’re ready” for an influx of Salvadorans, in an effort to prevent the kind of massive flooding of the border that took place after the US ended protections for Haitians.

‘My life is here’

Many, if not most, of those shielded by TPS had originally entered the country illegally or overstayed visas, but the program had effectively allowed them to settle down without the constant fear of deportation.

Previous governments rolled over the protected status with little debate, but Trump has pursued a tougher “law and order” approach to the issue.

For TPS beneficiaries, the decision was a thunderbolt.

“My life is here,” said Minda Hernandez, a 48-year-old housekeeper from Long Island who fled conflict in El Salvador 20 years ago — leaving a one-year-old child behind.

“This is where my home is, where I pay my taxes. I am happy here — even if I work myself to death.”

Now she fears most for her 16-year-old son, who was born in the United States.

“There are so many gangs and crime back there,” she said. “But how could I leave him here alone?”

In San Salvador, President Salvador Sanchez Ceren avoided criticizing Washington and focused on the 18-month grace period.

Ceren’s administration “considers this decision to be a recognition of the contribution of our compatriots who hold this migratory benefit, who are an important workforce in that country,” the presidency said.

Ceren’s government has grown closer to the United States, and was one of only eight countries at the United Nations to support the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.

Important to US & Salvador economies

Without a change in the law, some 195,000 Salvadorans will be forced to leave the country by September 9, 2019, in what amounts to one of the Trump administration’s most substantial moves yet to enforce its crackdown on illegal immigration.

This impacts large communities of deeply-rooted people in California, Texas and around the US capital — more than 135,000 households — according to the Center for Migration Studies.

Nearly all have jobs, over a quarter own homes with a mortgage, 10 percent are self-employed and about 10 percent have married US citizens.

They are as important to the Salvadoran economy as they are to the US.

Remittances from the more than one million Salvadorans across the United States account for large chunk of Salvadoran GDP.

“We are not criminals. We came here to realize the American dream, which unfortunately we cannot obtain in our country,” said Hugo Rodriguez, a 48-year-old Salvadoran cook in Brooklyn’s celebrated Peter Luger Steakhouse.

“We have succeeded due to our work… We are a part of the economic engine of this country.”

The decision will also impact nearly 193,000 children of Salvadorans born inside the United States — who have citizenship rights unlike their parents.

Washington union activist Jaime Contreras, who arrived from El Salvador in 1988 and earned his citizenship, called the DHS decision “shameful” and “inhumane.”

“We have 18 months to pressure Congress and tell them it’s time once and for all to give TPS holders a path to citizenship,” he said during a small protest outside the White House immediately following the announcement.

“Today’s decision is a poignant reminder that we have an anti-immigrant president who turns his back on hardworking families and insists on governing by fear and intimidation,” said Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.

(AFP)

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Juncker: EU member states must contribute more post-Brexit | News | DW | 09.01.2018


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Juncker: EU member states must contribute more post-Brexit

Britain’s departure from the EU will leave a hole in the budget of approximately 12-13 billion euros. Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has a tough job ahead of him convincing member states to pony up more funds.

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Member states of the European Union will have to raise their contributions once the UK leaves in 2019, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday.

“We need more than one percent of European GDP, quite clearly, if we are to pursue European policies and fund them adequately,” said Juncker at a conference in Brussels.

This coming May, the commission, the European Union’s executive, is going to present its budget proposal for the period after 2020. Ideally, they want to reach an agreement before European elections next year.

Read more:‘Leave’ champion Nigel Farage says EU doesn’t get Brexit

Günther Oettinger (CDU), EU-Kommissar für Haushalt und Personal (Imago/photothek/T. Trutschel)

EU Budget Commissioner says, ‘You’ll have to contribute this much more.’

EU Budget Commissioner, Germany’s Guenther Oettinger, said that Britain leaving the bloc would leave a shortfall of 12-13 billion euros ($14.3 – $15.5 billion).

Filling the UK-sized gap

This coming May, the Commission is planning to adopt a detailed proposal for the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF), which Oettinger said should be from 2021 until 2027.

Oettinger said he planned to deliver his message when he visits European capitals in the next several months.

So far, the EU budget has been capped at around 1 percent of the bloc’s economic output. However political priorities, combined with the loss of Britain’s funds, will require this ceiling to be lifted, said Juncker.

He pointed out that the EU budget costs the average taxpayer about a cup of coffee daily. “I am of the opinion that Europe is worth more than a cup of coffee a day,” Juncker added.


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The European Parliament and the European Council will negotiate the details before finally approving the budget. Unanimity in the council is required to pass the budget.

Tough negotiations ahead

The talks will be tough as member states usually seek to curb spending, while the European Parliament tends to push for more funds.

Oettinger warned that “big cuts” will be needed in some programs even as his commission says that they will need fresh revenue. 

Some of those new demands include building a common European defense, the fight against terrorism and protecting borders as more and more refugees and migrants seek to enter Europe. There are also calls to increase spending on research and making the bloc’s economy more competitive in the digital age.

Oettinger added that more money would also be needed to respond to natural disasters, which he warned will increase as a result of climate change. Southern Europe was plagued last year by forest fires.

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MARIA TANASE – CÂNTEC DE NUNTĂ DIN FĂGĂRAŞ  

Iese muma miresii, 

In mijlocul curtii, 

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 Ține soare ziua mare 

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Si la frați ne întrebați … 

 Ia-ți mireasă ziua bună

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De la ficiorii din joc,  

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un măr mare si frumos, 

dar la soacră-ta vei fi 

ca vătrariul după uşa, 

ca mătura dupa uşa, 

ca vătrariul din cenușă… 
 Iese muma miresii,

 In mijlocul curtii, 

Si se roaga Soarelui…

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Oprah Winfrey – does speech provide clues about presidential run? – BBC News. Question: What makes she think that she deserves the right to become the PRESIDENT of the USA? 


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Oprah Winfrey – does speech provide clues about presidential run?

By Anthony Zurcher – North America reporter

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During the opening of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards programme, host Seth Meyers toyed with the idea of a possible Oprah Winfrey presidential campaign. When Winfrey took the stage later that night, the speech she gave was no joke.

There are reports emerging in the US that she is actively entertaining the notion.

And her speech sounded an awful lot like a presidential candidate on the campaign stump – polished and effective.

Here are a few reasons why.

Personal touch

“In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee, watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: The winner is Sidney Poitier.

Authenticity has become a buzzword in American politics of late, ever since Donald Trump skewered a field of polished politicians on his way to the White House in 2016. Winfrey opened her speech on Sunday night by recalling what it was like when she was a child, watching the first black person win a major Academy Award.

The “humble roots” narrative is a staple for many an accomplished politician, a way of grounding candidates to ordinary Americans despite their rise to the nation’s elite. By reminding viewers of her childhood spent on “linoleum floors” – in Wisconsin, a rust-belt swing state, no less – Winfrey hits the mark.

Statement of purpose

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”

Truth against power isn’t exactly a new theme in US politics, but it is an effective one.

Mr Trump campaigned on his own version. He was the outsider railing against career politicians who, as he said in his inaugural address, “reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost”.

After a tip of the hat to a free press that uncovers “the absolute truth”, Winfrey broadened her message to include women from all walks of life – domestic employees, farmhands, factory workers, doctors and soldiers – who have “endured years of abuse and assault”.

If Winfrey were to run, her adversaries would try to characterise her as a Hollywood insider, out of touch with the real world. Passages like the above show how she might try to position herself as the voice of a movement.

Compelling anecdote

Recy Taylor died 10 days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived, as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. And for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.

Midway through her speech, Winfrey narrowed the focus, recounting the story of Recy Taylor, who was abducted and raped by six white men in 1944. Taylor’s case was taken up by the NAACP and Rosa Parks, 11 years before she became famous for her Montgomery bus protest.

Ronald Reagan, during his State of the Union addresses in the 1980s, innovated the use of personal heroes to illustrate his points – an oratory technique that’s now a staple of political speeches. Winfrey ticks another box.

Call to action

I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizonAnd when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too’ again.

Might as well print the bumper stickers and the yard signs now. Every campaign needs a catchy slogan, and Winfrey’s “a new day is on the horizon” fits the bill. So does “for a brighter morning”, which she tossed out a sentence earlier.

Watch the speech again, this time with the sound turned off. Notice the faces of the celebrities in the audience, hanging on Winfrey’s every word. She made a connection with them – and, likely, with many of the viewers at home.

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And here are the buts…

Presidential boomlets come and go, of course, and 2020 is a lifetime away, politically speaking.

If Winfrey wants to get in the game, however, the door is open.

Her speech was no accident. It was a national rebranding from a powerful woman who – with her team – knows a bit about the tastes and temperament of the American public.

Winfrey has the name recognition, the money and, if Sunday’s speech is any indication, a message to run on.

Alex Burns of the New York Times asks who, among Democrats, could give her a tough fight for the party’s nomination.

The list is certainly short. Bernie Sanders? Joe Biden? Maybe Senator Elizabeth Warren?

Yes, Winfrey is a political novice – and Democrats could decide after four years of the Trump presidency that the American public would prefer someone with governing experience or, perhaps, a populist firebrand.

Although Mr Trump was seemingly bulletproof throughout his presidential campaign, there’s no telling how Winfrey would hold up under the national political spotlight.

And while she was a voice of Middle America during the height of her talk-show stardom, her ties to the liberal Hollywood elite could become a political liability.

Then again, Winfrey’s “new day on the horizon” could be one where celebrity and politics are forever joined at the hip.

If Mr Trump truly has redefined the modern US presidency – of what being president means and what it takes to get to the White House – then Sunday night may have been the starting gun of an extraordinary 2020 campaign.

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Sunt cel puțin 30 de jandarmi acum la sediul PSD din Șoseaua  Kiseleff călare pe cei câțiva protestatari. Le-au luat actele de identitate, au tras de ei, au vrut să-i bage în dubă numai să nu-i mai audă dragnea scandând pe sub ferestre. E deja de porc să tot repetăm că identificarea pedofilului-polițist a durat patru zile în condițiile unor imagini video de claritate impecabilă. În schimb, protestatarii #rezist , inițiatorii celor mai pașnice proteste din istoria Europei, sunt hărțuiți neîncetat de oamenii ministrului incapabil sa gestioneze corect situațiile de criză și instituțiile aflate în subordinea sa. JANDARMERIA a devenit, fără dubiu, organul represiv al REGIMULUI INFRACȚIONAL condus de Liviu Dragnea. 

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