Good Morning, Birdies!
Here’s a thread, starting with Bernie Sanders in front of a small crowd of protestors in front of the US Customs Office. As usual, other news and comments are welcome. Have a great day!
— Chris D’Angelo (@c_m_dangelo) March 21, 2017
From HuffPo’s environmental reporter, Chris D’Angelo:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined some 100 demonstrators outside U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters on Tuesday to send a message to President Donald Trump: Stop terrorizing immigrant families.
“For the last many hundreds of years, wonderful people against great odds have stood up to fight against racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia,” Sanders said. “We have fought against all of those efforts to divide us up. And our message to Mr. Trump is we are not going backwards. We are going forward.”
“Our job as Americans, our job as members of Congress, is to pass comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship,” he said. “President Trump thinks he’s a tough guy because he’s taking on farm workers who make nine or ten bucks an hour; he’s a tough guy because he can throw moms and dads out of this country. Well, I say to Mr. Trump, ‘If you’re such a tough guy, why don’t you take on the insurance companies and the drug companies and Wall Street?’”
Read the rest here.