Immigrants

Who Gave STAND DOWN Order To Remove Coronavirus Posters In Immigration Courts?

Probably a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. Like racism, probably.

Staffers at immigration courts across the country had a good idea: Put up posters designed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in multiple languages, to inform people of the steps they should take to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The posters were suggested in an email yesterday from the National Association of Immigration Judges, the union that represents judges in the US immigration courts. Because hey, immigration court is definitely one place that immigrants with ongoing cases have contact with the US government.

And then some asshole higher up in the immigration hierarchy got wind of the posters, and ordered they be removed, because it wasn't the immigration judges' turn to give a fuck about immigrants' health.

Fortunately, there's a semi-happy ending, so far: Hours after the Miami Herald reported the story this morning, the Justice Department contacted the Herald to say oops, big mistake, the order to take the posters down was wrong, no harm no foul, OK? So at least for now, they can go back up. Just run a few more off on the office printer, 'kay? All is well, and perish the thought that anyone wants immigrants to get sick and die, however popular that might be at a Trump rally.

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Wonkette's Weekly Top 10 Has A MONKEY ON ITS HEAD!

You come read your top 10 stories RIGHT NOW!

Wonkette, you have surely been asking, how do you do read so much news, FOREVER, and mostly about that fucking human shitbucket, without murdering everybody right in their dumb faces? Well, we don't believe in murder, for one, except via SHARP TONGUE. And second, we have a magnificent staff that YOU have given us, whether through the handy widget at bottom, or via our patreon, or perhaps you even send a check in the mail to Wonkette, PO Box 361, Polson MT 59860, for old times' sake! Yes, you buy us a staff, and the server costs, and healthcare, and SALARIES so we can do things like "take a week off the internet entirely and go to Mexico, where we still are actually, pero trabajo es mejor aqui than at home, however you say 'than at home' in Spanish."

Who's sunscreened and wearing a hat and a wrap and rested and ready for some TOP TEN and then MEXICO PIX? Me too!

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Immigrants

Judge Declares Ken Cuccinelli An Illegal

So when do we deport him?

A federal judge in Washington DC ruled yesterday that Ken Cuccinelli's appointment as (acting) director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was illegal, and that two major policy changes Cuccinelli put in place are also illegal. US District Judge Randolph Moss ruled that Cuccinelli's appointment violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA), but Moss graciously didn't impose additional penalties on the administration for making him work on a Sunday.

Donald Trump has a long history of ignoring the Vacancies Reform Act, which requires that when certain top agency positions come open, they have to be filled by the "first assistant" in the chain of command. Trump prefers appointing loyalists who have no qualifications for their jobs, because he is a lawless dipshit.

Judge Moss's decision seems especially apt in Cuccinelli's case, since it underlines some basic points Trump's supporters keep yelling about immigration: If you don't enforce the law, you don't have a country; people who get their jobs illegally can't be trusted; and if Cuccinelli wants to be director of USCIS, he should get in line and be confirmed by Congress like everybody else.

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When You See What These Kids Are Jumping In, Your Jaw Will Drop! Tabs For Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

We'll take a tab at this.

Yr Editrix will be back (to work, not from her friend's beach house in Mexico) Monday, but for now you get guest tabs again. And don't expect any recipes either, because Yr Dok Zoom is a philistine when it comes to food. And most other things!

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