On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released two memos that empower immigration officers with the authority to deport many more undocumented immigrants much more quickly than they could during the Obama administration. Eli Sanders is out on vacation, so Rich Smith and Sydney Brownstone dive back into the case of Daniel Ramirez, a DREAMer who was recently arrested in Seattle. Many more people may find themselves in his situation soon.
After that, Ana Sofia Knauf and Dan Savage unravel Milo Yiannopoulos's death spiral. Videos of the "medium-talent pro-fascist gay blogger" advocating for sex between 13-year-old boys and grown mens resurfaced over the weekend. As a result, he lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster, his invitation to keynote speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, and a huge chunk of his alt-right fan base. What took everybody so long to wise up?
Finally, it's time for recess! Some Senators and Representatives are holding public meanings back in their home districts during this state work period. Some are not. In either case, constituents are finding ways to make their reps listen up. We offer up a curated selection of town hall confrontations, as well as a few recess plans from some of our listeners.
Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.