Immigration

UPDATED 2/22/17

Newly released information on how the govt will enforce the Executive Orders. Lots of scary stuff here, including:

  • Using expedited removal, CBP and ICE can unilaterally deport people without them ever having the opportunity for a judge to review their case or to seek legal counsel.
  • Massive expansion of detention by requiring DHS to detain nearly everyone it apprehends, including those with no criminal convictions, potentially more than 200,000 people per day.
  • Immediate action items included in the full post

 

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Environmental Policy

The Senate has approved Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has promised to defund. 

The Trump Administration has promised to grant the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Affordable Care Act

The GOP has been pledging to repeal the Affordable Care Act ever since it became law, and now that they control the White House, they are under pressure to put their money where their mouth is.

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Gun Control

Bills on: Concealed Carry, ATF Elimination, Gun Violence Reduction, Gun Manufactures Accountability

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Current Bills

Our goal is to keep you updated on what’s happening and actions you can take.  But with the national spotlight on Trump, his executive orders, and his administration some of the bills being written, sponsored, and passed are getting lost in the shuffle.  We would like to start sharing some of the current bills to keep your eyes on.

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Reproductive Rights

There are TONS of current bills to limit access to reproductive rights. Currently we're looking at “Sanctity of Human Life Bill,” “Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017,” and “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act”

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LGBTQ Rights

We are keeping an eye on this issue but so far, we haven't seen much legislation. There is a lot of fear and uncertainty, we'll keep updated as we see things come up. For now, two things. One national and one GA level.

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Voter Rights

In a Dickensian twist, the current administration is using the imagined threat of voter fraud to deprive minorities of their voting rights.

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Education

Betsy DeVos's confirmation and recent proposals.

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