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The Trump Administration Says It Won’t Protect DACA Recipients Unless Democrats Make Deals With Them

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Once again, DREAMers and DACA recipients are caught in the crossfire between President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers. On Sunday night, Trump issued Democrats an ultimatum of sorts, asking Dems to grant them several concessions in exchange for the protecting DREAMers and DACA recipients.

This latest pushback from the president comes less than two days after the deadline for the DACA renewal application.

So what’s on Trump’s list of demands? According to The New York Times, here’s what Trump wants in exchange for protecting DREAMers and DACA recipients:

  1. Construction and funding approval for the border wall.
  2. Approve the hiring of 10,000 immigrant agents.
  3. Tough laws on those applying for asylum or applying as refugees.
  4. The rejection of federal grants to “Sanctuary Cities.”
  5. The implementation of the E-Verify program, which would essentially keep undocumented immigrants from obtaining employment.

That’s just some of it. Here’s the entire list.

The New York Times also notes that several people worked on writing this list of demands. They include Stephen Miller, a Trump advisor who’s been outed as a racist, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“The administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leaders in the Senate and the House, in a joint statement.

Pelosi has gotten some backlash from undocumented immigrants because they claim she is playing with the fate of millions of people by even trying to compromise with Trump. Last month, protestors disrupted Pelosi during an event in which they said the Democratic leader should fight for the protection of all undocumented immigrants, not just DREAMers and DACA recipients.

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People On Twitter Are Dropping Real Christopher Columbus Knowledge For Indigenous Peoples Day

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People On Twitter Are Dropping Real Christopher Columbus Knowledge For Indigenous Peoples Day

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It’s Indigenous Peoples Day in some states and cities around the country, with many observers celebrating the native history and peoples of the United States. If you don’t know, the holiday has become an alternative to another national holiday known as Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus and his dark history in this country has very powerful and negative sentiment among Native Americans because of the violence, disease, genocide and mass raping inflicted on indigenous people after his arrival.

It is because of this violent history that cities like Seattle, Minneapolis and, as of just recently, Los Angeles, voted to no longer observe Columbus Day, instead choosing to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day to honor those who first called this land home. Here’s how people on Twitter are celebrating this growing holiday.

There is an outpouring of support and recognition of indigenous people today.

People are sharing images with maps to show the indigenous tribes and where they lived prior to European colonization.

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Some cities, according to The Boston Herald, celebrate both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day on the same day. However, as of this year, 22 cities and counties have formally adopted Indigenous Peoples Day as a recognized holiday, including Los Angeles (city and county), Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas.

Several celebrities have thrown their voice and support behind Indigenous Peoples Day.

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“#ColumbusDay has for generations commemorated the brutal systematic murder, rape, destruction, displacement and enslavement of the Native Peoples of the Americas,” wrote Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui. “Columbus did not discover uninhabited land, he discovered tribes of humans who had been settled here for thousands of years; years of tradition, connection, culture and ancestry.”

People are giving little history lessons about Indigenous Peoples Day and how it started.

South Dakota made the decision in 1990 to make the second Monday of October Native American Day.

People are using pop culture to proclaim why they support Indigenous Peoples Day.

Even Janet from “The Good Place” gets it.

And some are just saying exactly what they think about Christopher Columbus.

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But, largely, people are showing off their indigenous heritage today.

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There are photos of Indigenous Peoples Day parades in different cities in the U.S.

Beautiful.

And others are sharing photos of their families dressed in traditional clothing over the years.

#HappyIndigenousPeoplesDay


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