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L.A., Home To More Than 1M Undocumented Immigrants, Is Preparing For Trump’s Threat Of Deportations With New Fund

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It doesn’t take a fortune-teller to predict that our president-elect, Donald Trump, is going to attempt to make good on his promise to crack down on the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. That crackdown is expected to hit the city of Los Angeles hard since about 1 million of the approximately 11 million immigrants without legal status live in L.A.

On Monday, Los Angeles officials announced the creation of the L.A. Justice Fund, a $10 million legal fund designed to help immigrants who can’t afford legal representation or who might not know they need it.

Half of the money for the fund will come from public funds and the other half will come from private foundations. The goal is to get the fund set up and running before Trump is sworn in.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer told the Los Angeles Times that the fund would help provide “more fairness and more effectiveness in the immigration system” because statistics show that immigrants with legal representation fare better in court.

Los Angeles isn’t the only city getting ready to help immigrants legally defend themselves against Trump’s deportation crusade. San Francisco is mulling over several different options to fund legal services for the undocumented; New York already has a program in place that they plan to build on and Chicago created a $1.3 million legal fund with the help of the National Immigrant Justice Center.


Find out more about the L.A. Justice Fund here.

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A Politician From Mexico Revealed Santa Claus Isn't Real In An Event Filled With Kids

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A Politician From Mexico Revealed Santa Claus Isn’t Real In An Event Filled With Kids

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Jaime “El Bronco” Rodriguez, the controversial governor from the state of Nuevo León in Mexico, was dubbed the “Grinch of Mexico” after telling kids at a Christmas event that Santa Claus wasn’t real. Rodriguez, who was speaking at an event held for the families of police officers, addressed the children in the crowd with some spoilers:

“Let’s have a happy morning… a happy afternoon. Hug your father when you have a chance. Tell him that you love him very much. Because your father is Santa Claus. Did you know that?”

Upon hearing Rodriguez’s announcement, several people in the crowd groaned audibly. Others found it hilarious.

Soon, Rodriguez was being called the Grinch.

And Mexican comedy site El Deforma poked fun at Rodriguez’s apparent love for spoilers. Here’s his take on “The Sixth Sense”…

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CREDIT: Credit: El Deforma

… His summary of “Inception”…

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CREDIT: Credit: El Deforma

… And his thoughts on “Star Wars.”

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CREDIT: Credit: El Deforma

You can see the rest of their hilarious movie posters here.


H/T: Fusion


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