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  • Nancy Pelosi’s border wall alternative includes ‘mowing the grass’

    02/22/2018 8:04:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested this week that “mowing the grass” near the U.S.-Mexico border so that illegal immigrants can’t be smuggled through thick vegetation would be a more effective measure to secure the country than President Trump’s proposed border wall. “I’m not the wall’s biggest advocate in Congress,” Mrs. Pelosi said in an interview with The Arizona Republic. “But I do know that representatives in the House and senators in that body from the border areas have some serious objection to a wall, because they know how detrimental it can be to the community trade, to all the...
  • Mexico's rampant racism decried by the UN

    02/21/2018 9:20:50 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 2/21/2018 | Monica Showalter
    ....... it turns out the Mexicans have quite a few racism problems of their own. Fresh off Vatican Radio, which takes this sort of news from the United Nations seriously, the Mexicans have been told to clean up their act on all the rampant racism against their indigenous peoples, something that has been going on as long as there's been a Mexico.
  • Richmond-based federal appeals court finds Trump Muslim travel ban unconstitutional - again

    02/15/2018 11:52:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | February 15, 2018 | Frank Green
    A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday held as unconstitutional President Donald Trump's anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries, six of them majority-Muslim with a total population of 150 million. In a 9-4 vote, the Richmond-based court upheld a Maryland district judge's preliminary injunction against the ban taking full effect and ruled that the travel restrictions violate the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which bars the government establishment of a religion. “In sum, the face of the Proclamation, read in the context of President Trump’s official statements, fails to demonstrate a primarily secular purpose. To the objective observer, the...
  • Democrats block vote on sanctuary cities

    02/13/2018 9:35:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | S.A. Miller, Stephen Dinan
    Democrats blocked a vote Tuesday on cracking down on sanctuary cities as the first day of the immigration debate began with a whimper. Sen. Charles E. Schumer said debating sanctuary cities would be getting off “on the wrong foot,” insisting this week’s floor fight should only be about illegal immigrant “Dreamers” and border security. The early jockeying underscored the problems the Senate is about to face. Democrats had begged for a “fair” process to debate immigration, but are now worried about just how wide-ranging that debate will be, and are trying to shape the amendments that will be offered.
  • DHS chief on gang members at the border: 'I have to let them in'

    02/06/2018 1:45:36 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    American border officials cannot refuse to let in gang members who either sneak in or show up at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials said Tuesday as they pleaded for congressional action to close loopholes gang members are exploiting. “When they come to our border I have to let them in,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a White House roundtable. “This is unique to our country, and it’s got to change,” President Trump chimed in. Mr. Trump has made highlighting and combatting MS-13 a major tenet of his immigration policy, and his aides bolstered his...
  • Indiana Police: Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Kills Colts Linebacker While Drunk-Driving

    02/05/2018 3:04:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 5, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    According to Indiana State Police, Manuel Orrego-Savala, the man suspected of killing Colts player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, is a twice-deported illegal immigrant from Guatemala. Police say that Orrego-Savala was driving drunk when he caused the fatal accident on Sunday morning. Earlier today, local news station CBS 4 provided details of the circumstances of the deadly incident: Police believe Monroe was working as an Uber driver and Jackson was his passenger. At some point Jackson became sick, so Monroe pulled over on the side of I-70 just west of Holt Road shortly before 4 a.m. They were...
  • ICE looks to private sector to help hire nearly 6,600...

    02/04/2018 10:54:30 PM PST · by qaz123 · 6 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | 01Feb2018 | Greg Moran
    A little more than year ago President Donald Trump signed an executive order that spelled out his administration’s initial steps to crack down on unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. — chief among them a mandate to hire an additional 10,000 new agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • WH Shows 15 Jihadis Who Got Visas by Lottery or Chain Migration

    02/03/2018 3:25:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    White House officials rolled out a list of 15 visa-lottery jihadis and chain-migration terrorists to pressure Democrats towards a compromise on the president’s “framework” amnesty-and-immigration plan. The February 2 list of jihadis includes a senior leader in the Islamic counter-attack against personal freedom, Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook. He is an “alleged United States Hamas leader [who] received his green card through a predecessor program to the visa lottery,” said the statement. “Marzook was deported in 1997 for terrorist activities.” The statement backs up Trump’s speech in the State of the Union speech, where he urged elimination of the visa lottery...
  • DHS waives more than 30 environmental laws to speed Trump's border wall

    01/22/2018 6:24:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 127 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/22/18 | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration is waiving more than 30 environmental rules to accelerate the construction of President Trump's proposed border wall in New Mexico, forcing environmental groups to consider another round of lawsuits.The Department of Homeland Security published a notice Monday that said the waiver was necessary to ensure the "expeditious construction of barriers" near the Santa Teresa Land Port of Entry. "The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the...
  • Illegal Aliens Quietly Being Relocated Throughout U.S. on Commercial Flights

    01/20/2018 6:50:01 AM PST · by · 86 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JANUARY 19, 2018
    Immigrants entering the United States illegally through the southern border are quietly being relocated to different parts of the country on commercial flights, high-ranking Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week. In the last few days alone, groups of illegal aliens boarded planes at airports in Texas and Arizona accompanied by a taxpayer-funded government escort in civilian clothes to avoid drawing attention. The first flight originated at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas and was bound for Minneapolis. The second left from Tucson International Airport and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, federal sources said. In both locations the...
  • Supreme Court Takes Historic Case on Trump Travel Ban

    01/19/2018 5:05:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/19/18 | Ken Klutowski
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted review in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s permanent policy restricting entry into the United States from the residents of eight terror-prone nations, in what will be a historic case on presidential authority, national security, the role of the courts in immigration, and the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.This travel policy has gone through three versions since President Trump was sworn into office, and the Supreme Court’s decision in the case they accepted Friday should permanently settle all legal challenges to his authority on this subject. Congress delegated broad authority to the...
  • Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

    01/19/2018 11:27:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, and in particular asked to hear arguments on whether the president showed illegal animosity toward Muslims.
  • Trump contradicts top aide, says border wall stance has not 'evolved'

    01/18/2018 1:40:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 18, 2018 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his concept of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico "has never changed or evolved," contradicting comments made by his chief of staff. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Hispanic lawmakers during a Wednesday meeting that some of Trump's immigration views during the campaign were "uninformed," according to reports in the Washington Post and New York Times. Kelly, in an interview later with Fox News, said the Republican president's views have evolved. In an apparent rebuke of Kelly, Trump tweeted on Thursday: "The Wall is the Wall,...
  • DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities

    01/16/2018 11:16:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 221 replies ^ | - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to...
  • Trump remains the biggest obstacle in his administration’s messaging

    01/14/2018 8:19:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | JAN 14 2018, 5:58 AM ET | VIVIAN SALAMA
    WASHINGTON — Last summer, President Donald Trump publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration’s woes on its communications efforts. The White House and his broader administration could do better at communicating his agenda in one unified voice, he conceded in a Fox News interview, giving himself a “C or a C plus” on messaging. But Trump’s leaked remarks during an immigration meeting Thursday calling Africa a bunch of “shithole countries,” coupled with his contradictory tweets that same day about a House bill authorizing foreign surveillance on U.S. soil, underscored his administration’s continued struggle with public messaging nearly one...
  • Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

    01/11/2018 7:39:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 11 at 7:31 PM | Josh Dawsey
    President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be...
  • Time to Say It: Trump Is a Racist ("You're a racist!": Last Refuge of the Soyboys)

    01/12/2018 7:03:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | JAN. 12, 2018 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More | David Leonhardt
    This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. When it comes to President Trump and race, there is a predictable cycle. He makes a remark that seems racist, and people engage in an extended debate about whether he is personally racist. His critics say he is. His defenders argue for an interpretation in which race plays a secondary role (such as: Haiti really is a worse place to live than Norway). It’s time to end this cycle. No one except Trump can know what Trump’s private thoughts or...
  • Durbin disputes Trump's 's**thole' denial: 'He said these hate-filled things'

    01/12/2018 7:06:59 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 131 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 12th 2018 | ADAM EDELMAN
    President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to deny he insulted Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries” but admitted he used “tough” language during a discussion about an immigration deal with lawmakers. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” Trump tweeted. “What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!” On Thursday, Trump used vulgar language during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House, a Democratic aide briefed on the meeting told NBC News. When they were talking...
  • Importing The S***hole

    01/12/2018 2:15:34 AM PST · by lowbuck · 84 replies
    Spectator ^ | January 11, 2018 | Scott McKay
    A quote attributed to President Trump horrifies our snowflake intellectuals, but accurately reflects the sentiments of much of America. . . snip The Post article isn’t exactly the finest example of American journalism, identifying as its source no one actually in the room to confirm what Trump supposedly said but instead naming two anonymous people who were “briefed on the meeting.” (Ha Ha). . . snip Between the two, the crude man who tells the truth and looks out for his own citizens is preferable to the genteel man who sells us out for cheap labor or ballot-box fuel for...
  • Trump decries immigrants from 'shithole countries' coming to US

    01/11/2018 2:53:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/11/2018 | By Eli Watkins and Abby Phillip, CNN
    President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from "shithole countries," The Washington Post reported Thursday. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to the Post, which cited two people briefed on the Thursday Oval Office meeting with lawmakers. Trump, in vulgar terms, rejects bipartisan immigration proposal at White House meeting When lawmakers in the meeting floated restoring Temporary Protected Status for some immigrants, Trump grew frustrated and shocked the lawmakers with his "shithole" comment in reference to African countries and Haiti, according to the Post....