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South Bay Vietnamese Fear Deportations From Tougher Trump Policy

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese joined dozens of members and leaders of the Vietnamese community Saturday who say they are concerned by what they perceive as the Trump Administration’s attack on immigrants. A new White House policy could leave thousands of members of the Vietnamese community vulnerable to deportation for crimes committed years or even decades ago. “Some of these convictions occurred in the 90s or the 80s. You did your time and I think you paid your debt to society,” immigration attorney Tuan Le explained. “But now, it’s 30 years later and you’re getting the harshest punishment.” “It really feels like no immigrant is safe. And here in Santa Clara County, 40 percent of our population is foreign-born,” Cortese said.
South Bay Vietnamese Community

Members of the Vietnamese community dine a the Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple in San Jose. (CBS)

Currently, the U.S. government has an agreement with Vietnam to accept the deportation of immigrants who’ve committed certain crimes if they arrived here in 1995 or after. The Trump Administration is reportedly trying to strike a deal that would allow the deportation of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived prior to that — often as refugees who fled their war-torn homeland. “They’re trying to change the law so they can get rid of whoever comes before 1995,” said Thich Phap Luu, spokesperson for Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple in San Jose. “We have pro bono legal help at the county for people with immigration issues and there’s a reason for that: We want people to feel like they don’t have to flee, they don’t have to hide,” Supervisor Cortese said. According to Supervisor Cortese, the Vietnamese community here makes up 10 percent of Santa Clara County’s population.

South Bay Vietnamese Fear Deportations From Tougher Trump Policy

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese joined dozens of members and leaders of the Vietnamese community Saturday who say they are concerned by what they perceive as the Trump Administration’s attack on immigrants. A new White House policy could leave thousands of members of the Vietnamese community vulnerable to deportation for crimes committed years or even decades ago. “Some of these convictions occurred in the 90s or the 80s. You did your time and I think you paid your debt to society,” immigration attorney Tuan Le explained. “But now, it’s 30 years later and you’re getting the harshest punishment.” “It really feels like no immigrant is safe. And here in Santa Clara County, 40 percent of our population is foreign-born,” Cortese said.
South Bay Vietnamese Community

Members of the Vietnamese community dine a the Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple in San Jose. (CBS)

Currently, the U.S. government has an agreement with Vietnam to accept the deportation of immigrants who’ve committed certain crimes if they arrived here in 1995 or after. The Trump Administration is reportedly trying to strike a deal that would allow the deportation of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived prior to that — often as refugees who fled their war-torn homeland. “They’re trying to change the law so they can get rid of whoever comes before 1995,” said Thich Phap Luu, spokesperson for Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple in San Jose. “We have pro bono legal help at the county for people with immigration issues and there’s a reason for that: We want people to feel like they don’t have to flee, they don’t have to hide,” Supervisor Cortese said. According to Supervisor Cortese, the Vietnamese community here makes up 10 percent of Santa Clara County’s population.

Saskatoon joins world as Women’s March rallies against gender-based violence

The Amphitheatre at River Landing in Saskatoon saw some heavy foot traffic Saturday morning, as over 100 men and women braved the cold for the third annual Women's March.

Clay Cane’s Astonishing Hypocritical Condemnation of Hypocrisy

Here’s an article written for CNN by some dude named Clay Cane. It seems, from the article, that Cane hasn’t ever in his life encountered Christian orthodoxy. He’s freaking out about Karen Pence (married to Mike Pence, Vice-President of the United States) teaching at a Christian school. Between aneurysms, he writes about the declaration beliefs published by the school.
It identifies “moral misconduct” that would disqualify employees as premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex, homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female.”

He takes a pull from his oxygen mask to stave off hyperventilation and writes:
This language is disgusting and insults millions of taxpaying American citizens, many who have served their country. That it is acceptable to the wife of the man who is a heartbeat away from the presidency should horrify and alarm all Americans.
I don’t think we need both words “horrify” and “alarm”. One implies the other but I won’t nit-pick. Cane must lead a pretty dull life. Standard Christian doctrine doesn’t “horrify” anyone who lives outside a tiny bubble of self-righteous introspection. In fact, most people admit “moral misconduct” is an actual thing that happens sometimes. We just disagree about the specifics. Cane isn’t cool with, ” ‘marriage’ has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture.” But Mike and Karen Pence have an even MORE extreme view of marriage. Mike and Karen Pence believe marriage is the uniting of Mike and Karen Pence exclusively! Mike Pence considers it morally incorrect to even EAT with other women when his wife isn’t present. HORRIFYING!!! How insulting to taxpaying Americans! I’m happy to help educate Clay Cane on one of the reasons Americans pay taxes. Freedom! We have freedom to be hypocrites! We have freedom to live by the moral standards of our choosing. We are free to tell pompous, grandstanding journalists to take their outrage – and shove it. You’re free, Clay Cane! You’re free to promote adultery, promiscuity, homosexuality, bestiality and any other perversion you fancy! You’re free to reject every moral teaching from every religion everywhere! You can speak on the joy of unfettered hedonism until your life essence dissipates into oblivion. But wagging your finger at Karen Pence makes you a hypocrite. And that should alarm and horrify you.

Trump Tweets Attack on Pelosi, ‘Wine Country’ Donors

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — President Trump is stepping up his feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-S.F.) Referring to the San Francisco congresswoman’s multi-million-dollar California vineyard, the president tweeted: “Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her “big donors” in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!”

KPIX looked at individual contributions to Pelosi’s campaign committee in the last election cycle and found that donors with ties to Wine Country only represented about $34,000 out of a total $1.5 million in individual contributions. In a video posted on his Twitter feed Friday evening, Trump said both sides should “take the politics out of it” and “get to work” to “make a deal.” But he also repeated his warnings, saying: “We have to secure our southern border. If we don’t do that, we’re a very, very sad and foolish lot.”

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Bay Area Congresswoman Meets With Furloughed Workers, Demands End to Shutdown

SAN MATEO (KPIX) — With the government shutdown entering its second month, roughly 800,000 federal workers are left wondering when they’re going to see their next paycheck. Now, workers are teaming up with a local politician to call for an end to the shutdown. That politician is Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo). At a meeting in San Mateo Friday, Speier demanded, “The president has got to become presidential! This shutdown has got to end.” Speier, from California’s 14th district, has been very vocal about her opposition to the President Trump and his idea of border security. “Mr. President, you are not going to get your way on a dumb wall,” she insisted. “We will work with you on developing smart border security that actually generates results.” The Congresswoman invited furloughed government workers to share their stories. Workers from NASA Ames and the Environmental Protection Agency said they haven’t seen a check since the end of December. To help federal employees, Lefty’s Ballpark Baseball Cafe and Buffet in Fisherman’s Wharf is offering free meals until the shutdown ends. Destinee Cooper, a worker with the EPA, doesn’t see an end to the misery. “The impact of not knowing is just as stressful,” Cooper said. “‘You don’t know where and how this is going to end.” A major announcement is expected from President Trump Saturday afternoon. Congresswoman Speier says she has no idea what to expect from the commander in chief. Speier says, “You think I know how that brain works? I would hope the President has gotten enough heat and his poll numbers have dropped significantly enough that he owes it to the American people.” A senior administration official told CBS News that Mr. Trump will present what the White House believes could be a deal to end the shutdown — a deal largely influenced by talks between vice president Mike Pence, senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.