This evening I attended a Chapel Hill/UNC forum about immigration and the law. The county sheriff and town police chief were there. They said the IDs issued by Faith Groups were very helpful and encouraged other districts to use them. The current Trump immigration order bans refugees from all countries not just the 7 nations often listed. None of the officials remember any local police being involved with deporting people. However, depending on the crime someone is arrested for, data is entered into systems which can be accessed by ICE. The immigration lawyers present advised legal immigrants with visas or Green Cards not to travel outside of the US nor near the US border states.
I went to the white house web site to contact Trump about his latest ex order about immigration. I tried to call the numbers listed. I used 202-456-1414 this Sunday afternoon and a pleasant woman answered and explained that the comment line has not been activated for this administration and I should complete the on line form from the web page which I did.
This should be an interesting forum.
Post Date: 01/24/2017 8:51 AM
Carolina Student Legal Services, Inc., Justice Initiatives, Inc., and the Town of Chapel Hill will co-sponsor an Open Forum for the University and the surrounding Community entitled:
Immigration Law and the New Administration
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Carolina Union Auditorium on the Campus of UNC Chapel Hill
11/13/16 Election Result analysis for those of you who like numbers.
The election results show how divided the US is and I hope will mean that the winning side will take in consideration some of the issues of the losing side. Personally I know that the current Electoral College are the rules of the game and I accept the results. (Since Trump won, I have been mulling over a large number of “might have beens” but will save that for another time.)
Exit polling indicates that most women voted for Clinton and most men voted for Trump; younger voters (under 45) voted for Clinton and older voters for Trump (as always, older voters had higher turnout); minorities (Blacks, Asians, Latinos) for Clinton and Whites for Trump. Protestants voted mostly for Trump, Catholics were more split (45% Clinton, 52% Trump) while Jews and other non Christian religions voted a lot more for Clinton as did the 15% of Americans who stated they had no religion. See http://www.cnn.com/election/results/exit-polls/national/president
I'm sorry to see the election activity on Orange Politics is minimal these days. I volunteered at Kings Mill Precinct this morning. By 10 AM about 130 people had voted. The most common question was who were the District Judge candidates. FYI. For NC District Court Judge District 15B, Long is on the ballot but has withdrawn. I hope folks will vote for Sherri Murrell. She spoke at the candidate forums and comes highly recommended by people involved in the local judicial system. The last week I have been in Wake, Allamance and Granville counties. Some voters still think they needed an ID to vote or that if you have a felony conviction you can't vote. I met several 18 year olds who were not registered to vote. Everyone who I talked to said they had either voted early or were going to vote today. Hope it turns out that way.
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