Offbeat Donald Trump Was Forced To Unblock Twitter Critics. Now They're Getting Revenge.
Lawyers on the Border Still Dealing With Fallout From Family Separations
While the political conversation has moved on from the now-defunct family separation policy, the real-world effects continue to be felt.In June, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the Trump Administration to reunite the more than 2,000 families separated under a policy aimed at deterring illegal immigration. According to a federal filing last week, 565 children remain separated from their parents, some of whom have already been deported.
President ― or whoever has access to his account ― apparently spent part of Tuesday evening unblocking users.
Since taking office, Trump has blocked a number of people for criticizing him or even just cracking jokes at his expense, including celebrities such as modeland author .
However, in May, a federal judge saidas his Twitter feed was a public forum that “has been used in the course of the appointment of officers (including cabinet secretaries), the removal of officers and the conduct of foreign policy.”
Judge denies Trump bid to toss married immigrants' lawsuit
A federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's practice of targeting for deportation immigrants who are pursuing legal status through their marriages to U.S. citizens will move forward.Judge Mark Wolf on Thursday has denied the federal government's bid to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. Wolf says officials cannot deport immigrants simply because they're subject to a final order of removal if the immigrant is seeking a waiver to remain in the U.S. while they try to become legal residents. © Getty Images .S.
U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald advised Trump to use Twitter’s “mute” function instead and asked the president and White House social media director Dan Scavino to unblock the users. So Trump unblocked the seven plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by the, but not the others he had previously blocked.
Although the, earlier this month, Knight asked the White House to . On Tuesday night, that happened ― at least for some of them.
Knight is now asking others who have been Trump-blocked to.
Comedy writer Bess Kalb took a moment to savor the victory:
Then, newly unblocked by Trump, she turned around and blocked him instead.
Jules Suzdaltsev was blocked in May 2017 after urging Trump to spend more time with his son. Like Kalb, Suzdaltsev first basked in the moment:
Then, he hit Trump with a block of his own:
A few others also celebrated:
Not everyone has been unblocked. It appears the action was limited to just some of the people on the Knight list. Others reported that they remain blocked, including longtime Trump nemesis.
Lawyer packs a punch in ACLU's family separation lawsuit
Lee Gelernt traveled light. Leaving his New York home in July, the lawyer packed only a single change of clothes. Since he didn't intend to be gone more than 48 hours, that seemed sufficient. Protestors march through from Independence Mall to City Hall, voicing opposition to the Trump administration's immigration policies and calling to abolish the federal immigration law enforcement organization ICE on Aug. 4 in Philadelphia.
It’s not clear if Teigen and King were among the unblocked. Last year, Teigen said she was blocked after writing “.” King described the moment he was blocked to “Late Show” host earlier this year.
“This article originally appeared on ,” King said. “And that was it, man.” .
The lasting effects of family separations, as seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old .
Alejandro and his mom journeyed for days without food, stuck in a putrid bus with 65 strangers stuffed "all on top of each other." Then they reached the US, where their nightmare really began. The Guatemalan migrants, desperate to flee violence back home, left everything they knew for one dangerous attempt to seek US asylum. But what they faced in the US turned out to be far more arduous than their grueling 9-day trek across Mexico. "We just thought that they would empathize with us and that it would be different. But it didn't go that way," 13-year-old Alejandro said. "We had to suffer.
Today News - Donald Trump Was Forced To Unblock Twitter Critics. Now Theyre Getting Sweet Revenge.
Today News - Donald Trump Was Forced To Unblock Twitter Critics. Now Theyre Getting Sweet Revenge. President Donald Trump ― or whoever has access to ...
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