But she was as idealistic and naive as she was smart. Despite winning a federal lawsuit in , she lost everything to a judo-political system gone totally awry.
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She came out the other side of nearly 2 decades of mental illness and despair ready to warn others of the pitfalls of workplace litigation and politics that prevail. Thrown appeals to all ages from mature teen on up.
It is gender neutral. Indeed, among former DHS Secretary John Kelly's first acts upon assuming office was to end the late Obama-era policy of limiting deportation action to criminal aliens and making all undocumented aliens, even those with no criminal records, fair game for removal. Trump did, after all, say he has a "big heart" and would "take care" of Dreamers.
The vast majority of Dreamers have lived in America practically their entire lives, with little to no contact with their birthland. Many of them work, have served in the military, volunteered in relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.
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So exiling them from a country where they have family, friends, and community ties to one where they have no roots at all is beyond cruel. To add insult to injury, the Dreamers who obtained deferred action status under DACA are especially vulnerable to deportation, because the government now has all their contact information.
Not only is there no harm in letting them stay, but there is a major upside to keeping them around. Dreamers are Meanwhile, their fiscal costs are comparable to the fiscal costs of H-1B workers, which are minimal.
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Under current law, DACA beneficiaries are ineligible for means-tested welfare benefits that are provided by the federal government or funded through federal matching grants to the states. So even if you buy the idea that Dreamers are "lawbreakers," if there is any group worthy of a presidential "pardon," it's them. After all, over the last 50 years, almost every president has used his prosecutorial discretion to offer a reprieve to entire groups of unauthorized foreigners.
And yet Donald Trump, the man who had no compunctions pardoning a rogue cop like former Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio, couldn't find it in his "big heart" to pardon the Dreamers.
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The White House is spinning this decision as an "emotional struggle" that was forced on the president by a group of red state legislators threatening to sue the program if he didn't scrap it by today. This would have put the president in the untenable position of having to defend the program, they claim, that the Supreme Court was likely to rule against given that a tied decision last year let a lower court ruling against DACA stand.
But the president doesn't know that. The fact of the matter is Trump put himself in a bad position with his harsh anti-immigration rhetoric that left him little wiggle room to manuver without losing face with his base.
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Otherwise, he could have taken the wind out of the lawsuit by declaring support in advance for a myriad bills—some by his own party—to protect the Dreamers. Maybe by shedding light on this particular issue, it will help others that are struggling in similar situations. Great job Mrs.
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Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass. It is a very well written book, Ms. Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass is passionate about what she does in life. She tells her story of work place harassment she endured while working for an employer with no regard for her personal well being.
Teresa tells the frustrating account of dealing with the lawyers, doctors, and court system for her fight for justice. Life isn't always fair, Teresa proves it through the writing of this book. You won't believe the wild ride Ms. Her fight for justice is both courageous and commendable. A True Page Turner! A book that begs the question: Is the American Dream ours for the taking — or can it just be taken away?