Posted in Resisting Trumpism, tagged Angela Merkel, Geneva convention, Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear, Muslim ban, New York Times, Philip Olterman, Sam Jones, The Guardian, Trump on January 31, 2017|
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In the first week in his presidency, Trump has swiftly moved ahead with absurd infrastructure projects: The wall, the keystone and Dakota pipelines. He also stepped without any second thought on the Geneva convention when he barred entry to refugees from seven Muslim countries. Actually, this statement is incorrect: Trump did not have second thought about the Geneva convention, he did not even know what it was. Chancelor Merkel had to explain it to the poor fellow, and the duties countries which signed the convention -the U.S. among them- have with the the prisoners of wars, the refugees seeking asylum.
While people from these Muslim countries – among them green card holders- were stranded in US airports this weekend, immigration lawyers came to the airports, to help them remain in the U.S. and protect their rights. I have not always been lenient with lawyers. These lawyers command my respect.
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Posted in Family Laws, Father Rights Movement, Fatherhood in the Media, Parental Alienation Syndrome, tagged Families Need Fathers, Fathers-4-Justice, Jack O'Sullivan, joint custody, Matt O'Connor, Shared parenting, The Guardian, The Telegraph on June 14, 2012|
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That’s happening in the UK; The government is to attempt to change the law so that both parents – mothers and fathers- will have the right to see their children. Family Courts will have the responsibility to give to fathers time with their children. This is not joint custody, but a step in the right direction.
Matt O’ Connor, the President of Fathers 4 Justice (UK) , is not happy about it. From what I understand of the debate in the UK, the law is not going to prevent women to invoke child abuse to deny fathers access to their children. Point taken. Yet, from New York State (and most of the States), where family courts have one motto – bleed the turnip (the non-custodial father who does not see his children)-, a law like this would be significant progress.
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