Trump got caught, and he confessed. We discuss the latest in the impeachment inquiry: texts from diplomats Sondland and Taylor, what happens if the subpoenas keep being defied, and what we think the Republicans’ calculus is, and what we’ll be watching to evaluate where they’re at. We also review a host of horrifying new anti-immigrant policies that you may have missed while impeachment was going on, and a handful of recent victories against them, include a great campaign by Mijente against tech giant and ICE collaborator Palantir.
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We talk with Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, about their lawsuit against Trump on behalf of six members of the armed forces who are transgender. The lawsuit argues that “the new ban violates the constitutional guarantees of equal protection and substantive due process by singling out transgender individuals for unequal and discriminatory treatment based on uninformed speculation, myths and stereotypes, moral disapproval, and a bare desire to harm this already vulnerable group.”
We also discuss Trump ending DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. And talk with Chase about his tweetstorm about people defend those who have DACA (and other groups) as being “not criminals.”
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- Help Fund DACA Application Fees for Recipients in Need
- The ACLU sues Trump over the trans ban. (Read the lawsuit and get more details!)
Follow these organizations on Twitter:
- United We Dream (@UnitedWeDream)
- Mijente (@ConMiJente)
- Cosecha will be holding mass calls every night this week at 9pm. Join them at: http://bit.ly/dacamasscalls
- Southerners on New Ground (SONG) – @ignitekindred
Sources for audio clips from 9/5 protests:
- Denver student walkout
- “Move Trump, Get Out the Way” in Washington, DC
- While blocking traffic in front of Trump Tower in NYC, 9 DACA recipients and 2 allies chanted “Sin DACA, sin miedo” (“without DACA, without fear”)