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  • Trump lists immigration demands that could derail 'Dreamers' deal

    10/08/2017 7:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2017 | Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey and Ted Hesson
    President Donald Trump laid out his immigration principles for Capitol Hill on Sunday — a list of hardline policies that could seriously complicate the prospects of striking a deal with Democrats over the future of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. “The priority for Congress ought to be to save American lives, protect American jobs and improve the well-being of American communities. These reforms accomplish that,” a senior administration official told reporters on Sunday night. “They live up to the president’s campaign commitment to have an immigration system that puts the needs of hardworking Americans first.” The broad parameters...
  • Lindsey Graham: After DACA, Bigger Amnesty, More Immigration

    10/06/2017 8:45:48 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham promised a group of younger illegal immigrants on Wednesday that Congress will amnesty 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States and increase legal immigration numbers once it approves his “Dream Act” amnesty for younger illegals. “What will happen next is I think we’ll set down and deal with the rest of the 11 million,” he told a group of roughly 100 young “DACA” illegals at a Wednesday press conference organized by Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us pro-amnesty lobby group. He then promised more border security and workplace security so that voters will OK greater inflow of cheap...
  • House committee approves $10 billion to fund border wall

    10/04/2017 10:08:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation Wednesday that would provide $10 billion toward President Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a step toward possible consideration on the House floor. The committee passed Wednesday afternoon in a party-line vote, after dismissing all Democratic amendments.....
  • Obama tells Toronto audience that closing borders won't create jobs

    09/29/2017 7:03:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CablePulse 24 ^ | September 29, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    TORONTO -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that closing borders won't create future jobs because what's changing industries like manufacturing are automation and artificial intelligence. Obama told a Toronto luncheon on Friday that the transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy happened over the course of 150 years, but that the technological revolution is happening in 20 years. He said it's hard for governments to catch up to the pace of disruption. Obama said over the next 25 years, advanced economies will have to confront the fact that there is not going to be enough high-paying full-time...
  • The Trump administration has already started building the border wall

    09/29/2017 10:04:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vox ^ | September 29, 2017 | Tara Golshan
    During the campaign, Donald Trump made what seemed like an outlandish promise at the time. “I will build a great, great wall on our Southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall," he said in his announcement speech. Mexico already said it is not paying for the wall, and congressional Republicans haven’t been successful in passing funding either, but the Trump administration’s plans to build the Southern border wall are already well underway. In late August, after a months-long proposal process, Trump’s administration announced four companies would begin building prototypes for the border wall this fall. Construction on...
  • Construction of Donald Trump's controversial border wall starts

    09/26/2017 6:35:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    SBS ^ | September 26, 2017 | AAP - SBS Wires
    Contractors have begun building eight prototypes of US President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. The building process will last about 30 days, Customs and Border Protection said. Each prototype will be up to nine metres high and nine metres long. Bidding documents say four of the prototypes are to be solid concrete and four are to be made of "other materials". Mr Trump said on Friday that the wall should be see-through, appearing to cast doubt on the concrete designs. Funding to extend the wall beyond its distance of 1,046 kilometres is in doubt. Democrats have balked at...
  • Schumer tells crowd Trump’s ‘d---ed wall’ doesn’t represent US

    09/24/2017 2:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday declared that the Statue of Liberty will continue to stand as the nation's iconic symbol of American immigration, "not that damned wall." "We are going to continue to have the Statue of Liberty be our symbol, not that damned wall," the Democratic lawmaker said during the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, seemingly referring to President Trump's proposed border wall. During the event, Schumer stressed that the importance of protecting foreign aid funding after Trump proposed a 30 percent cut to the foreign assistance package in his fiscal year 2018 budget. "We welcome...
  • Trump Facebook ads reassure supporters he will build border wall

    09/21/2017 12:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2017 | Ali Breland
    President Trump is using targeted Facebook ads to assure supporters he will build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, reports BuzzFeed News. "There's been a lot of noise and a lot of rumors," reads the ad from Trump's personal Facebook page. "WE WILL BUILD A WALL (NOT A FENCE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES," it adds, calling the issue "non-negotiable." The ad has been targeted to specific Facebook users in recent days. Vice President Pence’s Facebook page is running a similar ad, according to BuzzFeed. Trump’s declaration comes after he tweeted last week that the...
  • Refugees are flocking to Mexico for asylum as Trump closes doors to the US

    09/20/2017 10:30:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 20, 2017 | Zoë Schlanger
    During US president Donald Trump’s first month in office, the Department of Homeland Security saw a 40% drop in “apprehensions and the prevention of inadmissible persons” at crossings between the border of Mexico and the US; after the Trump administration threatened to separate children from their parents at the border, the number of parents and children apprehended at crossings dropped by 93%. Up to this point, many of the people who had been trying to illegally enter the US at the southern border in recent years were not Mexicans, but refugees from other Latin American countries passing through Mexico....
  • Soros-Funded Activists Demand Democrats Oppose Border Security At Any Cost

    09/18/2017 7:42:31 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9.18.17 | Peter Hasson
    Leading activist groups backed by pro-open borders financier George Soros are demanding that congressional Democrats obstruct any measures that allow the administration to enforce existing immigration law, even if they come as part of a package granting amnesty to more than 800,000 “DREAMers.”
  • President Trump’s border wall could carve path through Native American lands

    09/16/2017 4:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KVOA-TV ^ | September 16, 2017 | NBC News
    Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel is determined to prevent President Trump's proposed border wall from carving a path through his tribe's lands — a move which he said would separate members from much needed resources and disrupt the community’s way of life. The nation, which is about the size of Connecticut, is a federally recognized tribe that has land and members on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. “Walls are made to keep animals in or out, walls cannot contain people,” Manuel said. “People are too intelligent. They can always find a way to get over the wall, under...
  • Trump says immigration deal with Democrats close, with border security

    09/14/2017 10:00:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 14, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe and Richard Cowan, Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his conservative supporters. Trump, who met with the top Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, at the White House on Wednesday evening, said any final agreement must include significant measures to protect border security. The Republican president added that funding for his planned wall along the U.S.-Mexican border - a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign - would "come...
  • Angela Merkel: Hungary Can’t Disobey EU On Immigration Policy

    09/12/2017 2:52:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Given the recent history between Hungary, Germany and the European Union on matters of immigration policy and refugee resettlement, one can only imagine how well this is going to go over.Angela Merkel is up for reelection this year so she’s making a point of bolstering her open border policies and her support for the EU. That’s apparently why she felt she had to weigh in on Hungary’s recent positions on the subject. Those positions are, basically, that the EU can commit cultural suicide if they want, but Hungary won’t be having any part of it. Still, Merkel clearly wants...
  • DREAMers Lobby Against a Trump Border Wall Deal—Even One That Would Save Them

    09/06/2017 6:44:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 5, 2017 | Sam Stein
    Recipients of DACA are encouraging lawmakers to reject the main demand the president has made in exchange for their legal protections. President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy opened the door for legislative deal making. And no proposed trade has been more widely discussed than one in which Trump gets funding for his beloved border wall in exchange for permanent legal protections for the so-called DREAMers. There are just two major hitches: Democrats aren’t biting and, more significantly, neither are DACA recipients. Those recipients, along with immigration reform advocates, have been...
  • Should Democrats Trade DACA for Border Wall Funding?

    09/04/2017 9:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | September 4, 2017 | Kevin Drum
    DACA, the “mini-DREAM Act” enacted by executive order under President Obama, is about to be killed by President Trump. Politico reports: President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises. The administration’s deliberations on the issue have been fluid and fast moving, and the president has faced...
  • Flake Argues ‘Nobody Ought To Support’ The Wall

    09/03/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 3, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona disparaged President Donald Trump’s promise to erect a physical border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing “nobody ought to support” the idea. “Obviously all of us believe in border security. It depends what he means by the wall and we still really haven’t seen what he means by the wall,” Flake said on CNN’s State of the Union. “If that’s a metaphor for border security we can support that but if he’s talking about a solitary, brick and mortar two thousand mile edifice on the border, then no, nobody ought to support that.” Immigration has...
  • Trump officials pick four companies to build prototypes of border wall

    08/31/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 31, 2017 | Tracy Jan, The Washington Post
    The Trump administration on Thursday announced it has chosen four companies to build concrete prototypes of the president’s much-touted border wall. Construction of the prototypes, to take place in San Diego, is the first step in fulfilling Trump’s campaign promise of building a “big, beautiful” wall stretching along the 2,000-mile Mexico border. “Today we mark a significant milestone,” said Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. But there appears to be a lack of political will to fund a continuous barrier. Congress has set aside $20 million in the current budget to build the prototypes but...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake says Trump's border wall plan is 'just a bit, you know, out there'

    08/25/2017 7:33:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | August 25, 2017 | Becca Stanek
    In further evidence that tensions are rising between President Trump and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Flake just criticized Trump's signature proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "This notion of a 2,000-mile wall has always been just — for anybody who spends time on the border — just a bit, you know, out there," Flake said in an interview Thursday with ABC15 in Arizona. He offered to show Trump the landscape of the Arizona-Mexico border to prove a wall isn't necessary. Flake's criticism came two days after Trump worked hard to avoid calling the Republican senator out...
  • Four ways Trump could force Congress to either fund the wall or shut down the US government

    08/25/2017 1:14:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Quartz ^ | August 24, 2017 | Max de Haldevang and Heather Timmons
    As a candidate, US president Donald Trump insisted he’d make Mexico pay for a wall on its border. As president, he’s trying to strong-arm lawmakers into funding it. “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” he said (paywall) at a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. Even in normal circumstances passing a spending package is steeped in complexity, and when Congress returns from summer recess on Sept. 5 it will have less than a month to do it. Simultaneously, it must agree to lift the federal debt ceiling by Sept 29 to stop the country...
  • Ryan warns Trump not to shut down government over border security funding

    08/23/2017 2:19:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 23, 2017 | Ted Barrett
    Speaker Paul Ryan Wednesday rejected a threat by President Donald Trump to shut down the government to force Congress to approve funding for a border wall with Mexico. "I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included," the leader of the Republican-controlled House said at a news conference in Oregon where he was promoting tax reform. Ryan argued the House had already passed funding for border security but that the narrowly divided Senate -- where Democrats have considerably more sway over what gets into funding bills --...