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Oakland City Council votes to establish sanctuary workplaces
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Friday Apr 21st, 2017 3:57 AM
As a sanctuary city, the Trump regime has threatened to withhold around $30 million in federal funding from Oakland, including funding from the Community Development Block Grant program, and around $2,159,809 from the Home program!
Oakland City Council votes to establish sanctuary workplaces

By Lynda Carson - April 21, 2017

Oakland - In defiance of the Trump regimes attack on undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities that have been reported on in the mainstream media, on Tuesday April 18, 2017, the Oakland City Council passed a resolution, Agenda Item 4.2, that calls upon Oakland employers to establish sanctuary workplaces.

As a sanctuary city, the Trump regime has threatened to withhold around $30 million in federal funding from Oakland, including funding from the Community Development Block Grant program, and around $2,159,809 from the Home program for not cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in helping to round up the so-called undocumented immigrants.

Just try to imagine sitting in a restaurant in Oakland with friends and family for a friendly dinner, when suddenly some bungling jackbooted thugs from ICE who are lacking in training burst into the restaurant with weapons drawn as they try to round up the cooks, waiters and waitresses, who may be suspected of being undocumented immigrants. This is the situation people face in Oakland and across the nation because of the fascist Trump regimes racist policies attacking sanctuary cities, in the name of rounding up undocumented immigrants.

The attack on Oakland and sanctuary cities by the Trump regime has become so extreme, reportedly they are now being accused of aiding organized crime.

In an attempt to intimidate critics into silence about the fascist Trump regimes attack on sanctuary cities and undocumented immigrants, reportedly John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), told lawmakers across the nation to change the laws, or shut up.

As The Trump Regime Attacks Sanctuary Cities Public Records Reveal That ICE Is A Mess

As the Trump regime attacks Oakland and other sanctuary cities for not cooperating with ICE, an October 31, 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report reveals that the DHS has been slow to hire law enforcement personnel for ICE.

Another April 13, 2017, report from John Roth, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), claims that ICE does not effectively manage the deportation of undocumented immigrants under its supervision after they are no longer being detained. In addition, the report states that ICE has failed to clearly and widely communicate Department of Homeland Security deportation priorities to ICE Deportation Officers. Furthermore, ICE has failed to issue up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible procedures, and has failed to provide sufficient training to its agents.

Additionally the report claims, “ICE’s failure to effectively balance and adequately prepare its workforce also makes it harder to address other obstacles to deportation, which may require significant time and resources. These management deficiencies and unresolved obstacles make it difficult for ICE to deport aliens expeditiously. ICE is almost certainly not deporting all the aliens who could be deported and will likely not be able to keep up with growing numbers of deportable aliens.”

Considering that ICE has untrained personnel in its ranks who do not know what they are doing, it is total madness for the fascist Trump regime to go after sanctuary universities, and sanctuary cities for not cooperating with ICE in its efforts to round up so-called undocumented immigrants.

Meanwhile, the fascist Trump regime is reportedly doing everything possible to rapidly dismantle much of the federal government, apparently in an attempt to destroy it, and rebuild it into a fascist right-wing corporate dictatorship.

This is occurring, reportedly while the federal government prepares for a possible partial government shut-down around April 28, 2017, because of sanctuary cities, or other reasons.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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