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This Trump-Supporting, California Family Might Lose The Father And Sole Provider To Deportation

A family is reeling from the sudden detention of father and minister Jorge Ramirez of Oceanside, Calif., which is about an hour drive north of San Diego. Ramirez, who supported President Trump during the 2016 election, was detained in May after immigration officials staked out his home, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. According to Ramirez and his family, he does not have a criminal record and the family remains confused about his detention.

Ramirez, who is undocumented and therefore was not allowed to vote, urged his family to vote for Trump during the election because he agreed with him on religious grounds, according to NBC 7 San Diego. Ramirez contends that he doesn’t agree entirely with Trump’s immigration stance but does see the merit in what he says.

“Everything that he’s said against immigrants, it’s not that I’m in favor, but bad people don’t belong here,” Ramirez told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “In order to make America great, you have to have people contributing to this country.”

Despite his time in the detention center, being denied bond to be released and having to wait until August for a new hearing, Ramirez still supports Trump as president, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The family admits that the likelihood of Ramirez being released is getting smaller and smaller, based on the kinds of people he has encountered at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego. Ramirez has expressed to his family that the detention center is filled with good people who shouldn’t be there.

Ramirez is married with three children who have U.S. citizenship. His youngest daughter, Abisag, will be starting her freshman year of college in New York when his case is brought before a judge. The judge rescheduled Ramirez’ bond hearing to August because of the 210-page packet submitted to the judge by his attorney. The packet includes scholastic accolades, taxes paid, and letters of support, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The family has set up a page on GoFundMe to raise funds to support the family. Ramirez was the sole provider, according to the GoFundMe page. The family is trying to raise money to keep their mortgage payments current.

(H/T: The San Diego Union-Tribune)


READ: A Florida Family Might Lose The Father To Deportation And They Blame Obama For Ending ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are at it again on Twitter. This time it’s about immigration policy. After recently traveling to the US-Mexican border to underline the recent rise in immigration, Cruz accused AOC of pushing for a “full open borders” policy.

And of course, AOC got him with some solid zingers.

AOC in turn hit back at Cruz for recently fleeing his home state of Texas during its power grid collapse to vacation in Cancún.

In response to Cruz’s attack, AOC suggested Mexico avoid allowing Cruz in the next time he attempts to vacation there. She also called on him to resign from office for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of hypocritically attacking the current administration’s detention of migrant children at the border after they supported President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children.

Currently, Democrats like AOC are calling on Biden to impliment more liberal immigration policies.

Republicans have strongly expressed their dislike for the recent rise in migrants which has come as a result of Biden’s reversal of Trump’s most rigid border policies.

AOC is currently a co-sponsor of the Roadmap to Freedom resolution. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom “in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.”

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Turns Out The First Owner Of Beverly Hills Was An Impressive Afro-Mexican Woman

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Turns Out The First Owner Of Beverly Hills Was An Impressive Afro-Mexican Woman

Beverly Hills, one of the most well-known destinations in the country and world has long been a thriving and prime area for real-estate. Long before it was colonized by the Spanish, and was largely populated by rich white elites, the Indigenous people of California known as the Tongva, thrived there.

Hundreds of years later, in the 1830s, when the area was colonized, Maria Rita Valdez Villa, the granddaughter of Spanish colonists Luis and Maria Quintero and the great-granddaughter of an African slave was granted the original 4,500-acre of Beverly Hills, then known as El Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas.

Yes, as it turns out the foremother of Beverly Hills was a Black Latina!

During her ownership, Maria Rita oversaw cattle ranching and farming.

According to LA Magazine, Rita “was well known for holding a yearly celebratory rodeo under a famous eucalyptus tree at what is now Pico and Robertson boulevards.”

Sadly, after working the land for so much time, three Indigenous Californian outlaws attacked the ranch in 1852. The attack led to a shootout amongst “a grove of walnut trees at what is now Benedict Canyon and Chevy Chase drives” and eventually in 1854 Maria Rita decided to sell the area to investors Henry Hancock and Benjamin D. Wilson for $4,000.

Perhaps there’s a chance for justice for Maria Rita in the end.

Recently, Los Angeles County officials revealed that they were contemplating returning a beachfront property that was seized from a Black family nearly a century ago.

According to the Guardian, Manhattan Beach used “eminent domain” in 1924 to force Willa and Charles Bruce, the city’s first Black landowners, of the land where they lived. “The Bruces also ran a resort for Black families during a time when beaches in the strand were segregated,” explained the Guardian in a recent report. “Part of the land was developed into a city park. It is now owned by Los Angeles county and houses lifeguard headquarters and a training center.”

Manhattan Beach county Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that she was looking into ways to restore justice for Bruce family. Options include delivering the land back to the family, paying for losses, or potentially leasing the property from them

“I wanted the county of Los Angeles to be a part of righting this terrible wrong,” Hahn explained in a recent interview with KABC-TV.

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