As Oakland’s Citywide Elected Councilmember, and the author of Oakland’s City Resolution calling for the Administration to cut ties between OPD and ICE, I’m denouncing Federal Immigration Chief Thomas Homan’s recent threats to harass people in California and sanctuary cities. Homan is now threatening to go after both immigrants and those of us public officials who speak up to protect human rights. Let me make this clear—if you are coming for my neighbor, you are coming for me.
In August 2017, the Oakland Police Department knowingly assisted with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in West Oakland. OPD’s participation contradicts the fact that Oakland is a Sanctuary City, and that on July 18, 2017, the full City Council unanimously voted for my legislation calling for the City to “immediately” cut ties with ICE. As we discuss collusion with inappropriate behavior by ICE in our city, I wanted to share some information about their recent behavior.
A new Gallup poll shows deep partisan divides over whether the government should actively work to create a more equal distribution of wealth in society. About 70 percent of Democrats surveyed believed the government should impose higher taxes on the wealthy in order to spread out wealth, while roughly the same percentage of Republicans oppose that policy. Minorities, women, and lower-income Americans are more likely to favor wealth distribution, consistent with their voting patterns.
After meeting with some Freedom Caucus members, chairman Mark Meadows says most members are no or undecided on latest CR — enough that there won’t be 218 GOP votes. They would prefer a yearlong defense funding bill.
House bill posted to fund the government through Feb. 16. It would also:
-Reauthorize CHIP for 6 years
-Delay three Obamacare taxes: the medical device tax and Cadillac tax for 2 years, and the health insurance tax for 1 year starting in 2019
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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