But activists say the bill, if enacted, would essentially gut the ADA's provisions dealing with public accommodations by removing any incentive that businesses have to comply with the law before a complaint is filed.
"We know of no other law that outlaws discrimination but permits entities to discriminate with impunity until victims experience that discrimination and educate the entities perpetrating it about their obligations not to discriminate," said a September letter from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities signed by more than 200 disability rights groups. "Such a regime is absurd, and would make people with disabilities second-class citizens."
From fundraiser, thanks to all who came and donated! Thanks Salem Access Television
Tonight at an ECCO meeting I heard the story firsthand of a woman here on the north shore with a heartbreaking story. Her husband has been in detention for a mo...nth. She has three daughters; a six year-old and two twin newborns. One twin has been in the hospital for 15 days. She has no family here. She is scared that she will soon not be able to afford the rent. This ICE crackdown has real consequences for our neighbors.
If you want to help her directly, you can send a check to/payable to: First Church (316 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970 Attn: ECCO).
We are going to have to keep taking action for our neighbors.
**Update: I have also set up my amazon wish list with diapers and wipes for her daughters. Feel free to purchase, have them sent to me, and I will deliver. Thank you friends!
Join us for our next meeting when we discuss reactions to our next member-selected book: Jesmyn Ward's MEN WE REAPED. Whether you have read Salvage the Bones or this is your introduction to Ward's writing, we welcome you to join the conversation.
Yulio Castro-Garrido is the second person to die in custody at Stewart Detention Center in less than a year.
The immigration detention system under ICE and DHS... has an appalling track record of failing to protect the basic safety of the people in its custody and is rife with civil rights violations.
We need answers.
U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, called the judge's order a significant development. "Many of these families fled religious persecution in Indonesia, and it is wrong that the Trump administration has been prioritizing them for deportation," she said in a statement.
Gov. Chris Sununu, R-Newfields, hailed the decision as good for the Dover Indonesian community, and the Granite State. "The Federal Court in Boston continues to agree and reaffirm that these cases deserve re-examination," Sununu said in a statement. "I will continue to advocate for a resolution that protects these individuals from religious persecution and allows them to remain in the United States."