Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

The Estrogen Hour: “I Scream, You Scream” on National Ice Cream Day

 

“On July 15 – National Ice Cream Day – The Estrogen Hour will celebrate the life and comedy of our late friend Jennifer Finley (JFin) whose candor and creativity made her a crowd favorite.

At Laff’s Comedy Cafe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,  2900 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 154

We’re departing from our usual fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for this very special summer show and we’ve set a goal of $2,000 to help JFin’s family with funeral expenses.

Host Nancy Stanley will be joined onstage by some of Tucson’s funniest females, including Amber Frame, Ann-Eve Dingell, Bridgitte Thum, Cindell Hanson, Edna Meza Aguirre, Jessica Stapp, Mo Urban, Noel Hennessey, Steena Salido, and Suzie Sexton…PLUS our featured ‘Guestosterone’: Dominic DiTolla!”

Tickets: https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-honoring-jennifer-finley

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Federal judge rejects request to modify Flores Settlement Agreement

A federal judge in Los Angeles dealt the Trump administration another significant blow on Monday by rejecting its attempt to indefinitely detain immigrant children caught crossing the border illegally with their parents (in the decades-old Flores case). Judge rejects Trump administration bid to indefinitely detain immigrant children with parents:

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee issued an   order lambasting the Justice Department for its request to modify the 1997 [Flores] settlement agreement that set rules for how the government can deal with immigrant children in its custody. Calling President Trump’s executive order on immigrants “ill-considered,” the judge accused the administration of attempting to shift blame to the courts for a crisis of Congress’ and the president’s making.

Gee’s order came as Justice Department attorneys told a federal judge in San Diego [Ms. L. v. ICE] they would miss Tuesday’s deadline for authorities to reunite parents and children younger than 5 who were forcibly separated at the border.

Just over half the 102 children identified by the government will be reunited by Tuesday’s deadline, the attorneys told U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who had previously ordered the reunifications in response to a legal action brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The rest includes children whose parents were already deported, have criminal records and are unfit to care for them, Justice Department attorneys said. In the case of one 3-year-old boy, they said, authorities couldn’t find any parental records.

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