As you know, President Trump recently revoked TPS (or Temporary Protected Status) for some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants -- who have nearly 200,000 children, many of whom, having been born in America, are American citizens, so that could mean a lot of divided families. If you're tempted to respond America can't do everything for everyone, well, the TPS program actually isn't that -- it's a program that helps good folks from other nations that are no longer safe for them, whether that's due to armed conflict or natural disaster. And other nations tend not to recover from armed conflict or natural disaster very quickly, which is why so many TPS recipients have American children now. The Trump Administration says El Salvador has rebuilt to the point where TPS recipients can return, but I wonder what the courts will say about how they determined that! In the meantime, Moms Rising helps you tell your Congressfolk to help Salvadoran TPS recipients stay in America.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the FCC Inspector General to investigate whether FCC Chair Ajit Pai made corrupt "sweetheart" deals in order to get the proposed Sinclair/Tribune merger through, then Demand Progress still helps you do that. Specifically, you'd ask the Inspector General to investigate whether he did anything corrupt during his two meetings with the Sinclair Broadcast Group early in 2017 -- this, after Sinclair, a notoriously right-wing corporation, showered favorable coverage on the Trump campaign and then met with President Trump specifically to discuss potential FCC rule changes! As you know, this Trump Administration is really corrupt and really stupid about it -- the FCC's recent killing of internet freedom could die in court in a half dozen ways! -- and Mr. Pai sure seems like a Trump kind of guy, so an investigation may well turn up something substantial. But only if we demand it.
Finally, we've learned that trade deficits with Canada, Mexico, and China have actually worsened during Mr. Trump's first year. With anyone else, we'd nod and say well, it takes a long time to turn around a cruise ship, but not with Mr. I-Alone-Can-Fix-It. And will any of our intrepid "liberal" media reporters ask Mr. Trump why the trade deficit with Canada and Mexico is widening? Nah, probably not -- he'll just shriek TEH FAKE NEWZ!!!!, and though I can't entirely blame a reporter for not wanting to deal with that, duty is still duty. And speaking of duty, Action Network helps you tell your House Reps that any replacement for NAFTA must put people ahead of corporations. I can't say I'm hopeful about that, since Mr. Trump didn't want to get rid of the "investor-state dispute settlement" system that always puts corporations ahead of people. But he and his corporate cronies don't get all the say in America, so let's get to it.