There are so many outrages perpetrated on the American peoples by the republican President Donald Trump’s administration that it is mission impossible to keep track.
The following are just a three examples out of many. First there was the couple visiting their daughter and son-in-law in a military base where they were picked up by ICE agents.
Then the other news report that caught my eye is about a 91 year old man from Mexico who was visiting his family in the USA which he does a couple times in a year. He was beaten up and told to “go back home.” These kind of cruel hate crimes have been on the rise since President Trump moved into the White House.
The third faux pas by President Trump exemplifies what he is infamous for, failing to pay what is owed to employees, contractors. In this case, he failed to compensate a former driver for overtime pay to where the driver has been forced to file a lawsuit.
Here is the rest of the story…
On July 10, 2018, Samantha Schmidt of the Washington Post penned the following report, “A couple visited their soldier son-in-law on July 4. The Army turned them over to ICE.”
“It was the Fourth of July, and longtime Brooklyn residents Margarito Silva, 60, and Concepción Barrios, 50, wanted to celebrate the holiday with their daughter and son-in-law, a sergeant in the Army.”
Instead, while visiting the Fort Drum military base in Upstate New York, the parents were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“Silva and Barrios had visited several military bases in the past, in Brooklyn, Colorado and Hawaii, with no problems, their daughter Perla Silva wrote on Facebook over the weekend. While the husband and wife acknowledge living in the country illegally, they both have valid New York City-issued identification cards, which are available to New Yorkers regardless of immigration status.”
“During the couple’s previous visits to military bases, these ID cards were enough to gain entry, Perla Silva said. But during last week’s trip to Fort Drum, military authorities at the base stopped them.”
“Fort Drum Military Police called U.S. Border Patrol, which soon arrived to arrest the couple, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said in a statement to The Washington Post.”
“Perla Silva was there with her 5-year-old daughter, who watched, weeping, as her grandparents were taken into ICE custody.”
Link to entire report: A couple visited their soldier son-in-law on July 4.
On July 10, 2018, Paul Vercammen of CNN has penned the following report, “91-year-old man beaten with brick, told ‘go back to Mexico’
“Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez’s face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk on the Fourth of July.”
“Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn’t pay him overtime and raised his salary only twice in 15 years, clawing back the second raise by cutting off his health benefits.”
“Noel Cintron, who is listed in public records as a registered Republican, sued the Trump Organization for about 3,300 hours of overtime that he says he worked in the past six years. He’s not allowed to sue for overtime prior to that due to the statute of limitations.”
“In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige,” Trump and his businesses exploited the driver, Cintron says in the complaint.”
“The driver’s allegations echo those of other Trump employees or contractors who have sued the president or his businesses over the years claiming he has underpaid them or failed to honor promises to compensate them for their work. They have included mortgage brokers, landscapers and electricians who say they were stiffed on commissions or fees.”
“Last year, one of Trump’s luxury golf resorts in Florida was ordered by an appeals court to pay more than $32,000 to a supply company that claimed it wasn’t paid for paint that was used to spruce up the property.”
“Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law,” Trump Organization spokeswoman Amanda Miller said in a statement. “Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court.”
“Cintron says he was required to be on duty for Trump starting at 7 a.m. each day until whenever Trump, his family or business associates no longer required his services. He worked as long as 55 hours per week, but was paid a fixed salary of $62,700 in 2003, $68,000 in 2006, and $75,000 in 2010, according to the complaint.”