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>>>A GUT WRENCHING NEW REPORT>>>A GUT WRENCHING NEW REPORT ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IMMIGRATION POLICY. IMMIGRATION POLICY. SEVERAL SEVERELY ILL IMMIGRANTS SEVERAL SEVERELY ILL IMMIGRANTS INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH CANCER INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND CYSTIC FIBROSIS IS FACING AND CYSTIC FIBROSIS IS FACING DEPORTATION DEPORTATION DEPORTATION DEPORTATION DEPORTATION. DEPORTATION. IT’S NOT EXACTLY CLEAR HOW MANY IT’S NOT EXACTLY CLEAR HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD BE AFFECTED, SOME PEOPLE WOULD BE AFFECTED, SOME ADVOCATES ESTIMATE IT TO BE IN ADVOCATES ESTIMATE IT TO BE IN THE THOUSANDS. THE THOUSANDS. ONE MOTHER WHOSE 7-YEAR-OLD HAS ONE MOTHER WHOSE 7-YEAR-OLD HAS EPILEPSY SAYS THEY ARE FACING EPILEPSY SAYS THEY ARE FACING DEPORTATION IN THE SPRING. DEPORTATION IN THE SPRING. SHE SAYS SHE FEELS LIKE I’M SHE SAYS SHE FEELS LIKE I’M SIGNING MY SON’S DEATH WARRANT SIGNING MY SON’S DEATH WARRANT AND A TEENAGER IS SPEAK OUT AND A TEENAGER IS SPEAK OUT SAYING HE FEARS HE WILL DIE IF SAYING HE FEARS HE WILL DIE IF HE’S DEPORTED. HE’S DEPORTED.>>IF THEY DENY THE PROGRAM THEN>>IF THEY DENY THE PROGRAM THEN I NEED TO GO BACK TO MY COUNTRY I NEED TO GO BACK TO MY COUNTRY AND I’LL PROBABLY DIE BECAUSE IN AND I’LL PROBABLY DIE BECAUSE IN MY COUNTRY THERE’S NO TREATMENT MY COUNTRY THERE’S NO TREATMENT FOR CF. FOR CF. DOCTORS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT’S DOCTORS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT’S THE DISEASE. THE DISEASE. THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN HELP ME THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN HELP ME ARE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. ARE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.>>JOINING ME NOW IS RONNIE>>JOINING ME NOW IS RONNIE MILLER. MILLER. THEY REPRESENT JONATHAN SANCHEZ. THEY REPRESENT JONATHAN SANCHEZ. RONNIE, EXPLAIN THIS TO US AND RONNIE, EXPLAIN THIS TO US AND TO ALL OF OUR VIEWERS OUT THERE. TO ALL OF OUR VIEWERS OUT THERE. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR CLIENTS LIKE JONATHAN SANCHEZ? CLIENTS LIKE JONATHAN SANCHEZ?>>GOOD EVENING.>>GOOD EVENING. JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT THAT THE JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATION COULDN’T SINK TO ADMINISTRATION COULDN’T SINK TO ANY LOWER DEPTHS THEY FIND A NEW ANY LOWER DEPTHS THEY FIND A NEW WAY TO TORTURE IMMIGRANT WAY TO TORTURE IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. ENDING THIS MEDICAL DEFERRED ENDING THIS MEDICAL DEFERRED ACTION PROGRAM IS REALLY CRUEL ACTION PROGRAM IS REALLY CRUEL AND UNJUST. AND UNJUST. FAMILIES LIKE THE SANCHEZ ARE FAMILIES LIKE THE SANCHEZ ARE RECEIVING FAMILIES TO SAY THEY RECEIVING FAMILIES TO SAY THEY HAVE 33 DAYS TO LEAVE THE UNITED HAVE 33 DAYS TO LEAVE THE UNITED STATES OR THEY FACE DEPORTATION. STATES OR THEY FACE DEPORTATION. MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE MANY OF THESE CHILDREN ARE RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR CANCER RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR CANCER AND FOR OTHER LIFE THREATENING AND FOR OTHER LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES. ILLNESSES. THEY ARE ACTUALLY RECEIVING THEY ARE ACTUALLY RECEIVING THESE LETTERS IN THE HOSPITALS, THESE LETTERS IN THE HOSPITALS, IN THE HOSPITAL BEDROOMS TELLING IN THE HOSPITAL BEDROOMS TELLING THEM THEY HAVE TO LEAVE THE THEM THEY HAVE TO LEAVE THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. IT’S JUST HORRIFIC. IT’S JUST HORRIFIC. THE FAMILIES ARE DEVASTATED AND THE FAMILIES ARE DEVASTATED AND REALLY TRAUMATIZED BY THIS. REALLY TRAUMATIZED BY THIS.>>WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT>>WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT JONATHAN’S PARTICULAR CASE? JONATHAN’S PARTICULAR CASE? HOW IS HE HOLDING UP SINCE HE HOW IS HE HOLDING UP SINCE HE CAME FORWARD WITH HIS STORY AND CAME FORWARD WITH HIS STORY AND WHAT IS HIS CURRENT STATUS RIGHT WHAT IS HIS CURRENT STATUS RIGHT NOW? NOW?>>JONATHAN AND HIS MOM AND DAD>>JONATHAN AND HIS MOM AND DAD ARE SO COURAGEOUS AND SO BRAVE ARE SO COURAGEOUS AND SO BRAVE FOR SPEAK OUT ON THIS SITUATION. FOR SPEAK OUT ON THIS SITUATION. JONATHAN IS SO BRAVE. JONATHAN IS SO BRAVE. HE’S BEING TREATED FOR CYSTIC HE’S BEING TREATED FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND HE HAS ANXIETY FIBROSIS AND HE HAS ANXIETY ATTACKS. ATTACKS. THEY WANT TO HELP OTHER THEY WANT TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES. FAMILIES. THEY WANT TO SEE THIS PROGRAM THEY WANT TO SEE THIS PROGRAM CAN BE RESTORED AGAIN. CAN BE RESTORED AGAIN. THEY DID RECEIVE A LETTER TO SAY THEY DID RECEIVE A LETTER TO SAY THEY NEED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY THEY NEED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IN 33 DAYS. IN 33 DAYS. THEY ARE VERY TRAUMATIZED ABOUT THEY ARE VERY TRAUMATIZED ABOUT THIS AND ANXIOUS. THIS AND ANXIOUS. OUR ATTORNEYS ARE COUNSELLING OUR ATTORNEYS ARE COUNSELLING AND COMING ALONGSIDE THEM. AND COMING ALONGSIDE THEM.>>WHAT IS YOUR PLAN OF ACTION>>WHAT IS YOUR PLAN OF ACTION NOW THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED THIS NOW THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED THIS LETTER? LETTER? WHAT ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO DO TO WHAT ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO DO TO STOP THIS POLICY AND MORE STOP THIS POLICY AND MORE SPECIFICALLY TRY TO KEEP SPECIFICALLY TRY TO KEEP JONATHAN IN THE COUNTRY TO JONATHAN IN THE COUNTRY TO RECEIVE HIS TREATMENT? RECEIVE HIS TREATMENT?>>WELL THERE’S BEEN A>>WELL THERE’S BEEN A TREMENDOUS RESPONSE FROM THE TREMENDOUS RESPONSE FROM THE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. WE’RE WORKING WITH MANY WE’RE WORKING WITH MANY PROFESSIONALS, COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS, ACLU, THE AMERICAN PARTNERS, ACLU, THE AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION ALL CAME LAWYERS ASSOCIATION ALL CAME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY ON TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY ON MONDAY TO TALK ABOUT THIS. MONDAY TO TALK ABOUT THIS. WE’RE EXPLORING ALL LEGAL WE’RE EXPLORING ALL LEGAL OPTIONS WITH ACLU. OPTIONS WITH ACLU. WE’RE GOING TO REALLY CHALLENGE WE’RE GOING TO REALLY CHALLENGE THIS AND FIGHT THIS. THIS AND FIGHT THIS. THIS IS INCREDIBLY UNJUST. THIS IS INCREDIBLY UNJUST. WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO STOP THIS WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO STOP THIS DEPORTATION MACHINE AND FIGHT DEPORTATION MACHINE AND FIGHT THIS ALL THE WAY. THIS ALL THE WAY.>>STAY WITH ME FOR A SECOND.>>STAY WITH ME FOR A SECOND. I’D LIKE TO BRING IN JUANITA I’D LIKE TO BRING IN JUANITA TOLIVER. TOLIVER. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH US. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH US. I’D LIKE TO GET YOUR REACTION TO I’D LIKE TO GET YOUR REACTION TO THIS WHAT WE JUST HEARD ABOUT THIS WHAT WE JUST HEARD ABOUT JONATHAN’S CASE BUT ALSO ABOUT JONATHAN’S CASE BUT ALSO ABOUT THIS RULE THAT IS IN PLACE. THIS RULE THAT IS IN PLACE.>>IT’S FLAT OUT DISGUSTING.>>IT’S FLAT OUT DISGUSTING. AT THIS POINT IT FALLS IN LINE AT THIS POINT IT FALLS IN LINE WITH THE INHUMANE AND JUST WITH THE INHUMANE AND JUST DEPRAVED TACTICS THAT TRUMP AND DEPRAVED TACTICS THAT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAVE HIS ADMINISTRATION HAVE LEVELAGEDLEVELAGE LEVELAGEDLEVELAGE ED ED — LEVERAGED AGAINST IMMIGRANT — LEVERAGED AGAINST IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES TO PUTTING KIDS IN COMMUNITIES TO PUTTING KIDS IN CAGES AND NOT GIVING THEM SOAP. CAGES AND NOT GIVING THEM SOAP. NOW HE’S GOING AFTER THE MOST NOW HE’S GOING AFTER THE MOST VULNERABLE SEGMENT WHO COME TO VULNERABLE SEGMENT WHO COME TO THE COUNTRY AND SEEK LIVE SAVING THE COUNTRY AND SEEK LIVE SAVING MEDICAL CARE OFTEN NOT AVAILABLE MEDICAL CARE OFTEN NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE. ELSEWHERE. IT’S ANOTHER DEPRAVITY OF THE IT’S ANOTHER DEPRAVITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. FOR WHAT? FOR WHAT? TARGETING THE MOST VULNERABLE TARGETING THE MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES HERE. COMMUNITIES HERE. THESE ARE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THESE ARE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO NEED THIS CARE TO SURVIVE. WHO NEED THIS CARE TO SURVIVE. HONESTLY, THE MOTHER WHO SAID HONESTLY, THE MOTHER WHO SAID IT’S LIKE SIGNING THE DEATH IT’S LIKE SIGNING THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR HER CHILD, THIS A SENTENCE FOR HER CHILD, THIS A REALITY THEY ARE FACING AND IT’S REALITY THEY ARE FACING AND IT’S IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY IN IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY IN TRAGIC WAY. TRAGIC WAY.>>FLSTTHERE’S NO DOUBT THE TRUM>>FLSTTHERE’S NO DOUBT THE TRUM ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO MAKE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR POOR IMMIGRANTS TO IT HARDER FOR POOR IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME CITIZENS. BECOME CITIZENS. THEY WANT INDEFINITE DETENTION THEY WANT INDEFINITE DETENTION CENTERS. CENTERS. THEY ARE DENYING FLU VACCINES. THEY ARE DENYING FLU VACCINES. WHY IS THIS ADMINISTRATION, FROM WHY IS THIS ADMINISTRATION, FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, SO ADAMANT YOUR PERSPECTIVE, SO ADAMANT ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE IT HARD FOR ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE IT HARD FOR IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY? IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY?>>IT’S ANOTHER ONE OF THE>>IT’S ANOTHER ONE OF THE DISGUSTING PROMISES THAT TRUMP DISGUSTING PROMISES THAT TRUMP MADE. MADE. HE SAID I’M GOING TO CRACK DOWN HE SAID I’M GOING TO CRACK DOWN AND HE’S TARGETING THE MOST AND HE’S TARGETING THE MOST VULNERABLE SEGMENT TO DO JUST VULNERABLE SEGMENT TO DO JUST THAT. THAT. WHAT’S ABOUT RIDICULOUS IS THESE WHAT’S ABOUT RIDICULOUS IS THESE ARE FAMILY WHO IS HAVE FOLLOWED ARE FAMILY WHO IS HAVE FOLLOWED THE RULES. THE RULES. THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR THE THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR THE PROGRAM. PROGRAM. THEY HAVE APPLYIED FOR RENEWALS THEY HAVE APPLYIED FOR RENEWALS AND WHAT’S ALSO COME TO LIGHT AND WHAT’S ALSO COME TO LIGHT THROUGH THE BOSTON GLOBE PIECE THROUGH THE BOSTON GLOBE PIECE IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STOPPED OFFERING RENEWALS ON STOPPED OFFERING RENEWALS ON AUGUST 7th. AUGUST 7th. FOR THEM TO NOW SAY THIS PROGRAM FOR THEM TO NOW SAY THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OVER, THEY ARE JUST IS NOT OVER, THEY ARE JUST PAUSING IT IS A LITTLE PAUSING IT IS A LITTLE INCREDULOUS. INCREDULOUS. THEY ARE DOING THIS TO APPEAL TO THEY ARE DOING THIS TO APPEAL TO HIS BASE AND FOR HIM TO BE ABLE HIS BASE AND FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO STAND ON THE CAMPAIGN STAGE TO STAND ON THE CAMPAIGN STAGE AND SAY, LOOKS, I LOWERED THE AND SAY, LOOKS, I LOWERED THE NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS BUT HIS NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS BUT HIS ACTIVITIES ARE INHUMANE AND ACTIVITIES ARE INHUMANE AND DEBRAVEDE DEBRAVEDE DEPRAVE DEPRAVE DEPRAVED. DEPRAVED.>>YOU TALKED ABOUT THE>>YOU TALKED ABOUT THE COALITIONS HELPING YOU. COALITIONS HELPING YOU. I’M CURIOUS IF THERE’S ANY ON I’M CURIOUS IF THERE’S ANY ON CAPITOL HILL IF YOU’RE WORKING CAPITOL HILL IF YOU’RE WORKING WITH TO TRY TO STOP OR REVERSE WITH TO TRY TO STOP OR REVERSE THIS. THIS. WHETHER OR NOT SENATORS OR WHETHER OR NOT SENATORS OR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE COME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE COME FORWARD TO TRY AND HELP YOUR FORWARD TO TRY AND HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION AND TRY TO REVERSE ORGANIZATION AND TRY TO REVERSE THIS. THIS.>>YES SENATOR MARKY AND SENATOR>>YES SENATOR MARKY AND SENATOR WARREN HAVE ALREADY HELPED WITH WARREN HAVE ALREADY HELPED WITH THIS. THIS. THEY ARE OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS. THEY ARE OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS. WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM. WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM. THE DELEGATION TO TRY TO REVERSE THE DELEGATION TO TRY TO REVERSE THIS POLICY DECISION SO THERE’S THIS POLICY DECISION SO THERE’S A TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND THEY A TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND THEY HAVE BEEN QUACKED BY OTHER HAVE BEEN QUACKED BY OTHER CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES ACROSS THE CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THERE SEEMS TO BE A REAL

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