Past Features

November 18, 2016

mil·i·tant
adjective
combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause,
and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods.

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The Star  
Trump faces ‘militant' response if he targets undocumented ‘DREAMers,' advocate says
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to scrap a Barack Obama program that gives opportunity to 750,000 young illegal immigrants.
    Washington -- One of the first big fights of Donald Trump's presidency will be about what to do with people like Oliverio Cortes, whose future he could crush in a single second.
    “One little signature,” Cortes said Wednesday. “One little signature could just destroy me.”
    Cortes wakes up at five a.m., six days a week, to drive his parents to the life he thought --- until last Tuesday --- he had managed to avoid: picking tomatoes under the hot Florida sun. They are illegal immigrants. [...]
    Frank Sharry, a leading pro-immigrant reform advocate, believes it is a fight they will probably lose. [...]
    Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, said the coming battle might involve everything up to “widespread civil disobedience” and, “if need be, law-breaking.” He said he expects citizens to “literally” put themselves in between DREAMers and federal agents trying to apprehend them, some companies to declare they will continue to employ DREAMers, some cities to declare themselves no-apprehension zones.
    “I think the opposition is going to be increasingly militant,” Sharry said. “The idea of taking 750,000 kids who are American in all but paperwork and putting them at risk of deportation and taking them out of jobs is just so radical, and if he does it, it'll be incredibly unpopular. And I think it will stir a kind of resistance that you don't normally see in American politics.”

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