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‘Dreamer’ died rescuing Houston flood victims

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A volunteer rescuer who drowned trying to save others from the floods in Houston last week has been identified as a recipient of the immigration amnesty program the Trump administration ended Tuesday.

Alonso Guillen, 31, was a so-called “Dreamer” protected from deportation under the program known as DACA, according to US Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas and immigration advocates.

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Guillen’s body was recovered at the weekend, the latest victim of mega-storm Harvey whose death brought the toll from last week’s historic flooding in southeast Texas to approximately 60.

“Alonso Guillen put the needs of others above his own safety and died while trying to rescue people in need,” Castro said.

News of Guillen’s death galvanized immigration advocates, as the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA, the program protecting from deportation some 800,000 immigrants brought to the US as children.

“Texas’s Dreamers were victims of the flood, first responders to the flood, and at least one — Alonso Guillen of Lufkin — was a volunteer who gave his life to rescue his fellow Texans from the flood,” said Terri Burke of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Guillen and his friend Tomas Carreon, 25, were with a group of rescue volunteers, when they both fell from their boat and drowned in the fast-moving waters, according to US media reports.

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The Harris County medical examiner’s office said his body was recovered on Sunday.

His mother, who lives in Mexico awaiting the right to legally immigrate to the US, was allowed to travel for her son’s funeral in Texas, The Washington Post reported.

“He liked helping people,” Guillen’s brother Jesus, a US citizen, told The Post.

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Typical of many Dreamers, Guillen’s family was of mixed immigration status. His youngest brother was deported from the US five years ago, but his father was a legal resident, The Post reported.

As news spread late last week that Trump was looking to rescind DACA, another Harvey rescuer also waded into the debate.

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A Houston-area paramedic who spent days rescuing flood victims said he was able to legally work because of the deferral program.

“We’re not doing anything but giving back, being model citizens,” Jesus Contreras, 23, told MSNBC.


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Seth Meyers mocks Devin Nunes saying Dems wanted to find nude photos of Trump: ‘Literally no one wants that’

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his absurd line of questioning that accused Democrats of the impeachment is the same as the Russia scandal.

Nunes said that Democrats want the world to forget about their efforts to obtain nude photos of Trump, something Meyers countered with actual sense.

"Hey man, I guarantee you no one wants nude pictures of Donald Trump," Meyers said. "I'm not crazy about clothed pictures of Donald Trump. Also, I have to believe that if there were nude pictures of Donald Trump, the first person to show them would be Donald Trump. He'd probably hold a press conference with a giant poster board."

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr

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President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.

The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.

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