Padma Lakshmi Bakes Fourth of July 'Close the Camps' Red-White-Blue Flag Pie

Padma Lakshmi Bakes Independence Day 'Close the Camps' Red-White-Blue Pie

‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi celebrated the Fourth of July, creating her own fireworks with her special American flag pie. Lakshmi decorated her Independence Day pie with an American flag and the phrase “Close The Camps.” In another tweet, she urged people to “contact your representatives tomorrow and demand they #CloseTheCamps”, referencing the federal facilities that are holding undocumented migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Trump Administration's Scott Lloyd's Refusal To Allow Abortion For Immigrant

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Trump Administration's Scott Lloyd's Refusal To Allow Abortion For Immigrant

The full US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that a 17-year-old immigrant held in federal custody in Texas must be allowed to obtain an abortion. The teen, known only as Jane Doe, is about 15 weeks pregnant and entered the US in September. 

The federal government did not appeal the decision and the ACLU writes that the abortion is concluded. 

Lawyers for the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for sheltering children who illegally enter the country unaccompanied by a parent, have said the department under the Trump Administration has a policy of "refusing to facilitate" abortions and that releasing the teenager would require arranging a transfer of custody and follow-up care. E. Scott Lloyd, the head of the federal refugee agency that oversees detention centers for minors, is a longtime antiabortion activist.

Texas Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

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Texas Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

A federal district judge on Wednesday ruled against the state of Texas and halted a controversial state-based immigration enforcement law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect, writes The Texas Tribune. .

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia granted a preliminary injunction of Senate Bill 4, one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s key legislative priorities that seeks to outlaw “sanctuary” entities, the common term for governments that don’t enforce federal immigration laws.  

Opening Ceremony NYCB Collab With Justin Peck Was Perfectly-Timed Trump Protest

Opening Ceremony NYCB Collab With Justin Peck Was Perfectly-Timed Trump Protest

Opening Ceremony designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have always politicized their fashion. Six months ago, they registered people to vote at their New York Fashion Week show. We knew that the designers intended to present their new collection in advance of New York Fashion Week, working on a third collaboration, choreographed by Justin Peck of the New York City Ballet and titled 'The Times are Racing'. 

Little did the artists know that at the same time protesters were fighting their way towards New York's JFK airport to protest the Trump administrations poorly-executed ban on refugees and even green card residents from seven primarily Muslim nations, their show would hit the Lincoln Center stage in a resounding third ballet, uplifting style chorus designed to support the protesters with slogans reading 'Defy,' 'Protest', 'Unite' and 'Fight'. These pieces make up the brand's Action capsule, presented as a see-now, buy-now collection and they served as a celebration of New York City's melting pot status.  Read on in AOC Salon

TrumpTracker: Melania Trump Fronts Vanity Fair Mexico As Mexicans Demand Boycott of American Goods

TrumpTracker: Melania Trump Fronts Vanity Fair Mexico As Mexicans Demand Boycott of American Goods

As part of her Dujour interview with Mickey Rapkin, Melania Trump was aggressive in batting down comparisons with her then presidential candidate husband with Adolf Hitler, prompted by her GQ interview:  "We know the truth. He's not Hitler. He wants to help America. He wants to unite people."

The people of Mexico don't agree, as they launch a boycott against American-made products in protest against Trump's executive order to start building yet another wall on America's southern border. The administration made news yesterday, threatening to impose a 20% tariff on goods made in Mexico entering the US. 

Circulating back to America's new First Lady Melania Trump, Mexican author and columnist Guadalupe Loaeza said: "It's a lack of sensitivity on the part of the publisher. I started reading this and I couldn't finish. I didn't want to know anything about the wife of our country's No 1 enemy."