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DACA: The latest from the un-Obama

September 30, 2017

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

The artist, Michael D. Russell, writes: “In solidarity with all those suffering injustice from the stoppage of DACA, to all those suffering in stuffed cages in immigration facilities across the United States and to all those fighting injustice in Folsom State Prison Ad-Seg with their hunger strike, I want you to know that your voices are being heard.” – Art: Michael D. Russell, C-90473, HDSP C2-122, P.O. Box 3030, Susanville CA 96127

If there is one unifying principle emerging from the disaster known as the Trump Regime, it is the president’s singular mission to erase the executive presence of his predecessor, Barack Obama. This may be seen most recently in Trump’s bumbling undoing of Obama’s executive order known as DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, done to further endear him to his so-called “base,” white nationalists who love to hear about the suffering of nonwhite Others.

Under DACA, some 800,000 young people, many brought to America as babies, were given a pass to live, study and work in America, often the only home they’ve ever known.

Trump’s revocation of DACA snatches that pass away, stirring tremors of fear of deportation in nearly a million people.

Incredibly, just days before he formally issued his executive revocation, he talked about how much he “loved” DACA kids.

Meanwhile, Latinx, who are among the largest number of DACA recipients, who came here because of U.S.-supported state violence in Honduras, Guatemala and Central America, after the slap in the face of the pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff found in criminal contempt of a federal court order for intentional racial profiling, are in no mood for Trumpian “love.”

They know that he ran on anti-Mexican fear and hatred.

What’s love got to do with it?

© Copyright 2017 Mumia Abu-Jamal. Keep updated at www.freemumia.com. His new book is “Writing on the Wall,” edited by Joanna Hernandez. For Mumia’s commentaries, visit www.prisonradio.org. Encourage the media to publish and broadcast Mumia’s commentaries. Send our brother some love and light: Mumia Abu-Jamal, AM 8335, SCI-Mahanoy, 301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932.

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