By Anita Hall (Editorial Contributor, The Debrief)
Recently President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating migrant families…this action has left many confused and wondering if the recent Presidential order is a gift and a curse.
Unfortunately, an executive order that was executed prior to this one had allowed children to be separated from their families, making those children the true victims of this “cold war.” These children were separated from their loved ones, and then placed in harsh foster care environments to say the least.
For many of the oppressed immigrant families-the thought of these children struggling with the worry of how long will it take before being able to be reunited with their parents, (which can very well be a long time, depending on the circumstances), is heartbreaking. Although they are not technically considered orphans, most will understand their feelings.
One issue that the separated children may have to deal with is the fact that long-term separation may have caused is separation anxiety. This illness is extremely devastating for both parents and children. Separation anxiety refers to excessive fear or anxiety about separation from home or an attachment figure. In previous versions of the DSM, separation anxiety was only applied to people under the age of 18. The diagnosis is now categorized as an anxiety disorder that can be present at all stages of life.
For the record many, who do not agree with the first order, were equally disturbed and dumbfounded upon hearing about the signing of a second executive order as many wondered what was the purpose of this first. The overall question that has remained on the minds of watchers is-was the order meant to separate children from their parents? Did President Trump sign order to keep the children safe or to punish the parent? Now that the bill was overturned what will be the fate of the children when the parents have also been detained for trying to cross the border?
Atlas Mr. President “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”
Most would agree second executive order, is not going to fix the damage which the prior order had placed upon the victims of bad immigration policy. Those who oppose both the bills overall will say “signing the order did not settle any minds,” and it will not change the negative attitude gear toward immigrants. If anything has happened by the President signing those bills it has separated this country even more, and people are now wondering what’s next.
I think we are all curious about how this will eventually play out, as the young people say, “we stay ready,” and as we all wait-we could indeed heed these words found in the Bible from Isaiah1:17 for any resemblance of hope and inspiration for a more positive outcome.
Anita Hall is a One World Contributor and also inspiring Independent writer from New York city. She attended The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC)-Master Play-writing Class, with the late Playwright Leslie Lee, she has worked with the Actor and Artistic Director Charles Weldon, and Director Eric Kilpatrick who directed two children’s plays she wrote in 2002. Anita is also a member of the Volunteers Diva and Divos Group also in New York City. Anita dedicates ample time to Social Justice organizations such as Freedom First International. In her spare time Anita writes on her own writing page called “Feelingwriteon” there she shares her passion for creative writing, with a dose of reality and humor. Contact Anita at her email address: email@example.com.
For immediate Release: Press Conference Social Justice Activist call for Accountability and answers in the death of Shawn Brider-Today at 5:30pm
Today April 12, 2017 -at 5:30 pm at Chicago Police Station 3rd District 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
A group of civil rights activist and Family members said, Shawn Brider should have never been arrested Sunday night after falling asleep in a parked car with a child inside. At about 4:30 a.m., they were told Brider had died in custody at the 3rd District.
The man was found dead in the lockup area of a Chicago police station Monday morning in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. Police reports said the man was found unresponsive at about 12:15 a.m. in the 3rd District Police Station lockup in the 7400-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. As the day went on, the department’s spokesman said it appears the man may have had a cardiac arrest. Reports show about 4:30 a.m.,they were told Brider had died in custody at the 3rd District
Activist, strongly feel that Brider never should have been arrested on Sunday night for just merely falling asleep in a parked car even with a small child inside. Activist and Briders family are questioning why Brider was taken into custody in the first place.
“He was just waiting for his girlfriend to come downstairs and he nodded off because he had been driving. They arrested him for that,” Kewonda Brider said.
“The Black Community in Poor Chicago are systematically being worn down and worn out by the constant microaggressions, When a suspect is arrested for merely sleeping in a car, we would have to ask the question where is the accountability? Did Brider have to be arrested and taken to the district or could he have been ticked?-The evidence is super compelling: The Chicago Police Department is in urgent need of reform. While the problems are clear, the path to solutions is filled with controversy. Even after Chicago Police Department was sanctioned by federal investigators who found that officers routinely used excessive force against minorities and tolerated “racially discriminatory conduct” by officers we still are seeing widespead abuse and issues-that could be rountinely avoidible.”What needs to happen is the time has now come for a frank and insightful discussion of what it will take to achieve true police reform in Chicago. We will now push harder for the city to reform it’s policing policy.
Pastor Gregg L.Greer-Freedom First International, SCLC Chicago
Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has done an autopsy, but the results are pending more test results. Police are conducting a death investigation, and no further information was immediately available.
Recent initiatives to address
Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Chicago Police Reform.
WHAT: Press Conference and Community Action requesting the CPD Officials to Stop forced immigrations.
WHERE: Chicago Police Station 3rd District 7040 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 on 4/12/17 at 5:30pm
WHO: Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters, and others.
WHY: Even after Chicago Police Department was sanctioned by DOJ federal investigators who found that officers routinely used excessive force against minorities and tolerated “racially discriminatory conduct” by officers we still are seeing wide-spread abuse and issues that could be routinely avoidable.” A change is needed CPD!
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Mayor and Chicago Police Policy. This group is
AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in Chicago, IL and nationally.
National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:
Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes
Lead Activist-Media Adviser
For immediate Release: Social Justice and immigrant activist to rally this Friday to make demand to the Trump Administration to stop illegal deportations
For immediate Release: Social Justice and immigrant Activist rally this Friday to make demand to the Trump Administration to stop illegal deportations
April 7, 2017 at Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL)
A group of civil rights and immigrant activists will gather on this Friday morning to express fears over the direction President Donald Trump is taking the country with immigrant rights.
They fear families will be torn apart by deportation and blocked from reuniting with relatives seeking to flee war and oppression in other countries after the president signed a pair of executive orders tightening immigration measures.
“We are working to wake up those who refuse to believe that “making America great again” means spreading a message of racial separatism and hate. closing off our nation with walls, illegally detaining men, women, and children, stripping cities of federal funding and tearing families apart with deportations,” For the record Freedom First International is part of the group also participated in the massive Trump protest in Chicago that put 16,000. people in Downtown.” Gregg L.Greer President of Freedom First International.
For the record:
At the start of this effort the Family members and Community activist-Leadership will hold a joint Press Conference (briefing) -This Friday/morning April 7, 2017 in Broadview, IL at 7:15 AM, people of faith, civil rights activist and others will join together in a prayer vigil-protest demonstration at Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL) to support those who are in the immigration deportation process, the families of those being deported, and to be a public witness to the injustices of our harsh (enhanced) immigration system. The event will be coordinated by members of several organizations who will join leadership on the ground. Stand with us!
Recent initiatives to address
Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about The Trumps immigration policy
WHAT: Press Conference and Community Action requesting the Trump Administration to Stop forced immigrations.
WHERE: Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL)
WHO: Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois and others.
WHY: Family and activist will address concerns that situation may be growing more volatile due to negative community pushback.
Many folks nationally believe that the Trump administration’s-policy is both Illegal and unconstitutional.
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Trump Immigration Policy.
AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair immigrations in Chicago, IL., and Nationally.
Lead Activist-Media Advisers
For immediate Release: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil) Press Conference and Prayer Vigil
For immediate Release: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil)
Press Conference and Prayer Vigil
Sunday-March 19, 2017 62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)
Chicago, IL. at 11:00 am
When 30,000 Americans die each year due to gun violence, it is time to acknowledge that we are suffering from a modern plague. When schoolchildren are gunned down by single shooters with a high-capacity magazine, we suffer from a modern plague. And, when criminals can buy weapons without having their backgrounds checked, we suffer from a modern plague.
This Vigil will be part of our early effort to “Prevent the critical Issue of Gun Violence” for 2017 in areas in Chicago where this plague is taking young lives in abundance. (This corner is where a three year old is in critical condition after being shot in the head in an apparent accident.) The goal is to stop unnecessary loss of life!
Recent initiatives to address
Recent- Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about Chicago Community Violence
WHAT: Guns Don’t Die Children Do_Chicago (Prayer Vigil)Press Conference and Prayer Vigil
WHERE: March 19, 2017 11:00 a.m at 62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)
62nd and Aberdeen Chicago, IL (Corner)
WHO: Violence Interrupters, Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois and others. (Please note this group has been on the frontlines of Chicago Violence for the past three years and more).
WHY: The issue of gun violence — more specifically, Chicago’s gun violence — is by no means a new issue. However, President Trump has singled out the city, even threatening to send in the federal troops, as a part of his “law and order” campaign. The current discourse coming from the White House focuses on more police, more prison and increased criminalization of Black and Latino communities as a solution. Unfortunately, this narrative of retribution fully incorporates the Fraternal Order of Police viewpoint without considering the concerns of the community.
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change in Chicago in the wake of last years overwhelming and historically high community violence totals.
AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_Violence in Chicago, IL
As reported by various sources including the Root, and CNN-A person claiming to be a former British intelligence official compiled a dossier that has been circulating for weeks among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists, making claims that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him.
The dossier is a collection of memos reportedly written over a period of months, and includes specific but unverified allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives. It also contains graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians which are also unverified. CNN reported on Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the dossier was given to President Obama and President-elect Trump.
BuzzFeed has obtained and published the full document “so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the U.S. government.”
Much of what is in the report are things that have already been widely reported and speculated on in the media, including Russia interfering in the election by providing information on Hillary Clinton and the like. The most salacious claims, however, allege that Trump has some kinky ideas on what to do in the bedroom.
According to the report, Donald Trump allegedly rented the Presidential Suite at the Moscow Ritz Carlton Hotel “where he knew President and Mrs. Obama (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia.” The report goes on to say that Trump “defiled” the room by hiring prostitutes and having them “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.”
The room was allegedly full of concealed microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything that happened in them.
The president-elect’s attorney, Michael Cohen, said that the allegations were false.
“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” Cohen said. “Clearly the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they have.”
Trump also spoke out against the reports on his own Twitter feed.
The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials
(Original Source-The Root and the Atlantic)
For Immediate Release: Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence during Mr.Pence’s Friday visit to Chicago!
For Immediate release Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence during Mr.Pence’s Visit to Chicago!
( Chicago Club-This Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00am)
Chicago, IL. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, also known as the Governor who may citizens have said, “he made Indiana worse,” is hosting a Republican fundraising luncheon in Chicago on Friday with the help of Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Illinois Republicans.
The event will be at The Chicago Club at 81 E. Van Buren St. is hosting the $2,700 per ticket event, according to the Sun-Times. And for $10,000 a pop, a couple can attend, have lunch for two, and take a photo with Pence, while $33,400 VIP tickets per couple will also include a round table meeting.
This call to protest is continuation of the outcry against Trump that coincides with the national effort to “Rise Up” and “Resist,” with a determination that we refuse to accept a regime that feeds racial hatred against Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, women, LGBTQ, and the poor. Trump has promised to endorse torture and profiling tactics in his administration. We also stand in our continued effort to call out police brutality in America, a known tragic problem that continues to plague Chicago! The FOP strongly supports Trump and calls for unbridled “stop-and-frisk” and the abolition of Bush-era limits on racial profiling.
To all that, we stand in opposition will use this event to say “No! In the name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America.”
I say loudly, very clearly we should not be deceived by one who stands behind divisiveness when it is evoked in something that should be “quintessentially,” American. This Elect President who would claim to be a president for all of the people, African-Americans, the inner cities.” I say “No” to this President Elect who embraces the most brutal periods in world history as “Greatness.”
I say to thousands, millions, and anyone who will hear my words and receive-Keep protesting, Keep stomping, Keep crying out in the wilderness! with a raised fist-I resist-join me (us). To fight against those fractions whose actions are outside of the public interest.
NOTE: Donald Trump and Mike Pence have clearly articulated a hateful and dangerous agenda as laid out by Refusefascism.org that they plan to pursue after January 20, 2017
For example here is a short list of our growing issues:
Building a wall on the southern border with Mexico
Mass deportations of undocumented migrants;
Instituting a Muslim registry and threatening to stop
all immigration from Muslim-majority countries;
Backing out of the Paris Climate Treaty;
Threatening the press;
Implementing Stop and Frisk nationally;
Re-starting the nuclear arms race.
President Gregg L, Greer, Freedom First International
Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent –◾Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.
WHAT: Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence! (Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00am)
WHERE: The Chicago Club at 81 E. Van Buren St.-Chicago, IL
WHO: “WE Refuse Fascism, Answer Chicago, Freedom First International_Southern Christan Leadership Conference, and others
WHY: Much needed public effort to fight against Trump Pence / Police Violence
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of Trump
AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy Reform against_Presidential Elect and the Cabinet