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Lawyer, Memes, and New York: A Defender of the Constitution, With No Legal Right to Live Here Lizbeth Mateo in her office in a day laborer center in Pasadena. Ms. Mateo, now a lawyer, was born in Mexico and has lived in the United States for years as an undocumented immigrant. EMILY BERL FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES Last month, Ms. Mateo was officially sworn in as a lawyer, taking an oath to uphold the United States Constitution. After years of flaunting her status as undocumented and openly defying immigration law, she is now part of the legal system and hopes to represent clients who, like her, entered the United States illegally. LOS ANGELES โ€” She spends her days preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country. But at any moment, Lizbeth Mateo could be picked up for deportation herself. She is an immigration lawyer with her own immigration lawyer. Last month, Ms. Mateo was officially sworn in as a lawyer, taking an oath to uphold the United States Constitution. After years of flaunting her status as undocumented and openly defying immigration law, she is now part of the legal system and hopes to represent clients who, like her, entered the United States illegally. Allowing undocumented immigrants to work as lawyers is a sign of just how far the acceptance of such immigrants has come in places like California. When Kevin de Leรณn, the leader of the California State Senate, presided over Ms. Mateoโ€™s swearing-in ceremony, he called her the embodiment of the American dream. But Ms. Mateo is setting out to practice law in a new era: President Trump, whose vows to seal off the border with a wall energized supporters, has made clear that all undocumented immigrants could be deported. Some immigrants have responded by going into hiding while others prepare to return home. Source: NY Times
Lawyer, Memes, and New York: A Defender of the
 Constitution, With No Legal
 Right to Live Here
 Lizbeth Mateo in her office in a day laborer center in Pasadena.
 Ms. Mateo, now a lawyer, was born in Mexico and has lived in the
 United States for years as an undocumented immigrant.
 EMILY BERL FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
 Last month, Ms. Mateo was officially sworn
 in as a lawyer, taking an oath to uphold the
 United States Constitution. After years of
 flaunting her status as undocumented and
 openly defying immigration law, she is now
 part of the legal system and hopes to
 represent clients who, like her, entered the
 United States illegally.
LOS ANGELES โ€” She spends her days preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country. But at any moment, Lizbeth Mateo could be picked up for deportation herself. She is an immigration lawyer with her own immigration lawyer. Last month, Ms. Mateo was officially sworn in as a lawyer, taking an oath to uphold the United States Constitution. After years of flaunting her status as undocumented and openly defying immigration law, she is now part of the legal system and hopes to represent clients who, like her, entered the United States illegally. Allowing undocumented immigrants to work as lawyers is a sign of just how far the acceptance of such immigrants has come in places like California. When Kevin de Leรณn, the leader of the California State Senate, presided over Ms. Mateoโ€™s swearing-in ceremony, he called her the embodiment of the American dream. But Ms. Mateo is setting out to practice law in a new era: President Trump, whose vows to seal off the border with a wall energized supporters, has made clear that all undocumented immigrants could be deported. Some immigrants have responded by going into hiding while others prepare to return home. Source: NY Times

LOS ANGELES โ€” She spends her days preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country. But at any moment, Lizbeth...

All Lives Matter, Arguing, and Black Lives Matter: *me on a first date* So black lives matter or all lives matter? โ˜๐Ÿพโ˜๐Ÿฝโ˜๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿฟ Repost from our friend @thewayofwilson: "If you really know me... You know I would say thisโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ BlackLivesMatter To be honest, the fact that Black people had to create an entire movement to acknowledge that their humanity MATTERS is troubling and extremely disheartening. BlackLivesMatter is not stating that anybody's lives matter less or that Black lives matter more, it's truly just recognizing that in the society we live in, Black people are often seen as less than human (for a multitude of reasons) and thus treated inhumanely. Additionally, for people who say "all lives matter" as a response to BlackLivesMatter... Do you respond that way at a Breast Cancer event? Do you say "all cancers matter" or do you recognize that this event is highlighting Breast Cancer? How about at an event focused on the issue of Economic Oppression, do you say "all oppression matters" or do you recognize that this event is highlighting Economic Oppression? It's unbelievable that when Black people want to acknowledge the fact that their lives have VALUE, people truly feel the need to argue and invalidate that fact." BlackLivesMatter Now & ForeverโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข BlackisBeautiful Undocumedia Instagram ShareThisPost RaiseAwareness SpreadConsciousness
All Lives Matter, Arguing, and Black Lives Matter: *me on a first date*
 So black lives matter or all lives matter?
โ˜๐Ÿพโ˜๐Ÿฝโ˜๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿฟ Repost from our friend @thewayofwilson: "If you really know me... You know I would say thisโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ BlackLivesMatter To be honest, the fact that Black people had to create an entire movement to acknowledge that their humanity MATTERS is troubling and extremely disheartening. BlackLivesMatter is not stating that anybody's lives matter less or that Black lives matter more, it's truly just recognizing that in the society we live in, Black people are often seen as less than human (for a multitude of reasons) and thus treated inhumanely. Additionally, for people who say "all lives matter" as a response to BlackLivesMatter... Do you respond that way at a Breast Cancer event? Do you say "all cancers matter" or do you recognize that this event is highlighting Breast Cancer? How about at an event focused on the issue of Economic Oppression, do you say "all oppression matters" or do you recognize that this event is highlighting Economic Oppression? It's unbelievable that when Black people want to acknowledge the fact that their lives have VALUE, people truly feel the need to argue and invalidate that fact." BlackLivesMatter Now & ForeverโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข BlackisBeautiful Undocumedia Instagram ShareThisPost RaiseAwareness SpreadConsciousness

โ˜๐Ÿพโ˜๐Ÿฝโ˜๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿฟ Repost from our friend @thewayofwilson: "If you really know me... You know I would say thisโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ BlackLivesMatter To be honest, the ...

Life, Memes, and Army: Ll bat.defense AIRBORNE RANGER IN THE SKY SGT ALESSANDRO PLUTINO 1ST BATTALION 75TH RANGER REGIMENT KILLED IN ACTION AUGUST 8, 2011 AFGHANISTAN Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN PAKTIYA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.PLUTINO WAS A TEAM LEADER ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. HE WAS ON HIS SIXTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WAR ON TERROR WITH THREE PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND TWO TO AFGHANISTAN.HE WAS BORN AUG. 23, 1982 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY. HE ENLISTED IN THE USARMY IN AUGUST 2006 FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF PITMAN, N.J. PLUTINO COMPLETED ONE STATION UNIT TRAINING AT FORTBENNING, GA., AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE THERE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM ALSO AT FORT BENNING.PLUTINO GRADUATED FROM THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM AND WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT IN FEBRUARY 2007, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN, GRENADIER, AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, AND A RANGER TEAM LEADER.HIS MILITARY EDUCATION INCLUDES THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE, RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM, U.S. ARMY RANGER COURSE, WARRIOR LEADER COURSE, AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AMBULATORY COURSE.HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE RANGER TAB, THE EXPERT INFANTRYMANโ€™S BADGE, COMBAT INFANTRYMANโ€™S BADGE AND THE PARACHUTIST BADGE.HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH TWO CAMPAIGN STARS, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH CAMPAIGN STAR, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON AND THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL TWO.PLUTINO IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DIANNE HAMMOND AND HIS FATHER SANDRO PLUTINO, BOTH OF PITMAN, N.J.AS A RANGER, PLUTINO SELFLESSLY LIVED HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS AND DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMYโ€™S PREMIER DIRECT ACTION RAID FORCE, CONTINUOUSLY DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY AS HE SERVED HIS FELLOW RANGERS AND OUR GREAT NATION.- tillvalhalla
Life, Memes, and Army: Ll bat.defense
 AIRBORNE RANGER IN THE SKY
 SGT ALESSANDRO PLUTINO
 1ST BATTALION
 75TH RANGER REGIMENT
 KILLED IN ACTION
 AUGUST 8, 2011
 AFGHANISTAN
Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN PAKTIYA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.PLUTINO WAS A TEAM LEADER ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. HE WAS ON HIS SIXTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WAR ON TERROR WITH THREE PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND TWO TO AFGHANISTAN.HE WAS BORN AUG. 23, 1982 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY. HE ENLISTED IN THE USARMY IN AUGUST 2006 FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF PITMAN, N.J. PLUTINO COMPLETED ONE STATION UNIT TRAINING AT FORTBENNING, GA., AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE THERE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM ALSO AT FORT BENNING.PLUTINO GRADUATED FROM THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM AND WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT IN FEBRUARY 2007, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN, GRENADIER, AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, AND A RANGER TEAM LEADER.HIS MILITARY EDUCATION INCLUDES THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE, RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM, U.S. ARMY RANGER COURSE, WARRIOR LEADER COURSE, AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AMBULATORY COURSE.HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE RANGER TAB, THE EXPERT INFANTRYMANโ€™S BADGE, COMBAT INFANTRYMANโ€™S BADGE AND THE PARACHUTIST BADGE.HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH TWO CAMPAIGN STARS, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH CAMPAIGN STAR, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON AND THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL TWO.PLUTINO IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DIANNE HAMMOND AND HIS FATHER SANDRO PLUTINO, BOTH OF PITMAN, N.J.AS A RANGER, PLUTINO SELFLESSLY LIVED HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS AND DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMYโ€™S PREMIER DIRECT ACTION RAID FORCE, CONTINUOUSLY DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY AS HE SERVED HIS FELLOW RANGERS AND OUR GREAT NATION.- tillvalhalla

Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATI...