DACA- Know YOUR Rights

For those of you who have been affected or impacted by President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) six months from now, know your rights. It’s important at this point to speak to an immigration lawyer and take immediate action. Contact your legislators and ask Congress to make positive change. We must protect the Dreamers. One way of doing this is by passing the BRIDGE Act (S.128/H.R.496), a bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham that will protect the presence of undocumented immigrants who are in school, working or the military. You can learn more about the bill by clicking here. Now it’s NOT the time to panic, but for action to obtain equality and justice for all.

LOVE: Meryl Streep’s Speech at the Golden Globes

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes was so moving and sincere that one could not help but to love those words full of wisdom. Here’s an excerpt:

“What is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in London — no, in Ireland I do believe, and she’s here nominated for playing a girl in small-town Virginia. Ryan Gosling, like all of the nicest people, is Canadian, and Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania. So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” She proceeded, “It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”