Sunday Praise & Worship | Lord Help Me To Hold Out

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10 Responses to Sunday Praise & Worship | Lord Help Me To Hold Out

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    I ache for those in the DACA program who face each day with fear and uncertainty not knowing what might happen to them at any moment. The tenseness must be so emotionally painful.

    “Stuck in limbo, DACA recipients are consumed with fear and anxiety”
    https://pilotonline.com/news/government/nation/article_81a264e8-0cf2-5e5e-b9d7-203615298b0d.html
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    The anxiety keeps coming in waves.

    And right now, for Fernando Hernandez and the hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients whose fate lies in the hands of a polarized Congress and a mercurial president, the despair is crashing in.

    “It’s been weighing down on me,” said Hernandez, 28, of Santa Clara, whose mother crossed the border illegally with him when he was 5 and who now works as a lab technician at an LED company. “It feels like I don’t have an identity anymore, like I’m somebody’s plaything, somebody’s bargaining chip.”

    … Mental health experts and advocates say the fears and uncertainties plaguing undocumented immigrants and their families are causing “toxic stress” that can have long-term health effects, including problems sleeping and eating, headaches, vomiting, depression and anxiety.

    “What we’ve seen in the past six to eight months has ruined people’s lives because of the uncertainty,” said Mayra Alvarez, president of the Children’s Partnership, a nonprofit children’s advocacy organization based in Los Angeles. “It’s this constant struggle of not knowing what the future is going to hold and that daily stress that impacts your well being.”

    For Hernandez, those fears manifest in questions big and small, from the trajectory of his future, to the fate of his two dogs, Ellie and Chewy, and to the 2013 black Honda Civic he bought and is still making payments on.

    “I have no clue what they would do. Would I still have to pay this vehicle off even if I couldn’t use it? Could I take it with me? I don’t know. Would they come knocking on my door, putting me in detainment facilities, put me on a plane and have someone else take care of my stuff? Would they round everyone up?” Hernandez asked. “I would be afraid of losing everything, losing my friends, having to start over again in a place I barely know. I can still speak Spanish, but as far as living a life there, it wouldn’t be mine.”

    Please, Dear Lord, watch over the Dreamers of DACA.

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  6. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “These GOP lawmakers say it’s okay for imprisoned immigrants to work for a $1 a day”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/03/16/republican-congressmen-defend-1-a-day-wage-for-immigrant-detainees-who-work-in-private-prisons/?utm_term=.2f83a251cc85
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    At least five lawsuits have been filed against private prisons, including GEO and CoreCivic, over detainee pay and other issues. The lawsuits allege that the private prison giants use voluntary work programs to violate state minimum wage laws, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, unjust enrichment and other labor statutes.

    The state of Washington sued GEO last year for violating its minimum wage of $11 an hour and sought to force the company to give up profits made through detainee labor. The state argued that the wage floor should apply because GEO is a private company detaining people on civil, not criminal, charges…

    …Inmates in Colorado and California have also sued the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company, alleging that they were forced to work for $1 per day to pay for necessities like food, water and hygiene products. Detainees performed janitorial work such as scrubbing floors and cleaning windows, as well as clerical work, washing laundry, even cutting hair. Detainees who objected were punished by “disciplinary segregation or solitary confinement” or referred for criminal prosecution, one suit alleged.

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  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    This should not be happening in 2018.

    “Working at Kansas Ranch ‘Like Slavery,’ Immigrants Say”
    https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/working-at-kansas-ranch-like-slavery-immigrants-say/4286862.html

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  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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