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  • DOJ LAWYERS SABOTAGE TRUMP EXEC ORDER IN WISCONSIN FAILING TO CITE 1158(D)(7) BAR TO SUE FOR ASYLUM.

    03/20/2017 7:54:01 AM PDT · by TruthTruck · 21 replies
    Truth Truck ^ | March 17, 2017 | Bill Ette
    "The Government's reply brief in John Doe v. Trump - before Judge William Conley in the Western District of Wisconsin - was filed late last night just minutes before the deadline. Incredibly, in an act of sheer deep state sabotage, it does not cite to, rely upon, or draw the attention of the Court to, the very statute that specifically bars asylum seekers and asylees from suing the US Government or its officers. That statute is 8 U.S.C. 1158(d)7. This section of US Code has been cited in multiple federal cases regarding asylum issues. It is beyond question the most...
  • Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/16/2017 8:14:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/16/2017 at 10:05 PM | Leo Hohmann
    The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The irony is hard to miss: Trump has talked about declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and now it is a Brotherhood-backed imam who is playing a key role in blocking his executive order on immigration. Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.
  • Two Obama-appointed judges have now blocked Trump's latest immigration EO

    03/16/2017 9:58:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Law is dead The first Trump immigration EO was stopped by a Bush-appointed judge out of the Seattle area. His legal reasoning was awful, and he had a background advocating for refugees, but nonetheless he made the ruling and an appeals court let it stand. Rather than defy the courts as his predecessor did, Trump had his administration draw up a new order that addressed the issues the court raised in the first one. So that would eliminate all possibility of the new order being halted by judges, right?
  • Trump’s Executive Order Mandates Government Reports on Honor Killings Committed by Migrants

    03/06/2017 10:00:28 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATIE MCHUGH
    President Donald Trump’s executive order halting the importation of refugees from six terror-exporting countries also includes a section requiring the government to publicly release information on crimes committed by foreign nationals, including honor killings of women. This lets the government “be more transparent with the American people and to implement more effectively policies and practices that serve the national interest,” the order states. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions must work together to provide the public with a report on foreign nationals charged with and convicted of terrorism-related offenses, including those who associate...
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Administration to Reveal Revised TRAVEL BAN New Executive Order

    03/06/2017 8:19:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/06/17 | Donald J Trump
    Trump's new travel ban executive order The Trump administration plans to roll out its revised travel ban Monday, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said in an interview  It will go into effect on Mar. 16, 10 days from signing, as opposed to immediately; This travel ban will not apply to Iraq, based on its enhanced screening and reporting measures, Conway said. That would leave six countries from which individuals will be banned for 90 days, if there are no other changes to the countries listed: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Syrian refugees will be treated the same way...
  • Trump's Executive Order Could Result in Zero Net Regulatory Costs This Fiscal Year

    03/01/2017 4:01:08 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 3 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-01-2017 | Tim Brown
    According to a report that's out, President Donald Trump's executive order that eliminates two regulations for every new rule imposed could result in zero net regulatory costs this fiscal year. On Tuesday, the American Action Forum released a report titled "Getting to $0" demonstrating how Executive Order 13771, using 2006 as a model, could result in zero net regulatory costs for the current fiscal year. The report, written by Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the American Action Forum, claims that EO's on regulation and the Congressional Review Act could bring regulatory costs to $0 by October 1, 2017.  Contrast...
  • Did a Big Law Attorney Act Unethically to Sabotage Trump's Travel 'Ban'?

    03/01/2017 12:14:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Hans A. von Spokovsky
    The White House seems poised to issue a revised executive order restricting visas from seven terrorist havens until sufficient vetting procedures are in place. Yet one related issue has not been fully explored: The way the arguments over the original order may have been sabotaged in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. On its way to upholding an injunction issued against the original executive order, the Ninth Circuit failed to even discuss the relevant federal immigration provision that authorized the president’s action. At oral argument, the government was represented by career lawyer August Flentje. As Paul Mirengoff at Powerline...
  • Poll: Americans oppose sanctuary cities, support Trump’s immigration agenda

    02/21/2017 5:21:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    A poll released today found that Americans are overwhelmingly against sanctuary cities. From the Hill: A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with…A majority — 52 percent — say they support Trump’s two executive orders allowing for the construction of a southern border wall, increasing the number of immigration officers by 10,000 and finding a way to revoke federal funds for sanctuary cities.The crackdown on sanctuary cities is the...
  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’

    02/21/2017 6:33:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    President Donald Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling a regulation central to former President Barack Obama’s plan to fight global warming. A source briefed on the matter told The Washington Post one of the orders “will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities” and order “the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.” Trump will issue a second order instructing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.”...
  • While Jihadis Plot our Deaths, Liberals Live in a Fantasy World

    02/11/2017 9:28:15 PM PST · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    This week’s ruling by the activist U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, aka the 9th Circus was another indicator of the absolute fantasy world liberals inhabit every day. Judges Canby, Clifton and Friedland upheld a nationwide temporary injunction on President Trump’s executive order. In its unanimous decision, the three-judge panel denied the Department of Justice’s bid for an emergency stay, saying that the president’s previous remarks about a Muslim ban potentially could be used as evidence, saying rights attached to non-citizens and saying the government did not present evidence that nationals from the affected countries perpetrated attacks in...
  • If We Don’t Let in Muslims to America, They’ll Kill Us

    02/10/2017 10:08:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    If keeping Muslim migrants out of America will make them kill us, why would we let them in? Trump’s executive order is “going to get Americans killed,” Senator Murphy declared. The Connecticut Democrat was joining a chorus of the clueless warning us that if we don’t let
  • Ninth Circuit abandons rule of law in favor of ‘stop Trump’

    02/10/2017 9:04:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    By refusing to reinstate the immigration executive order, Appeals Court completely ignores both statute and facts The left is pretty excited right about now, and I suppose you can’t blame them. When they can’t win elections or pass their agenda via legislation, what they usually do is run to the courts. It matters not at all that it’s not the job of courts to overturn the will of voters or legislators. The only thing that matters to the left is getting their way, and they’ll be more than happy to see judges make up law from whole cloth if that’s...
  • (9th Circus) Court Of Appeals Rules Against Reinstating Trump's Immigration Executive Order

    02/09/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 9, 2017
    The ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is out, and it has found against the Trump Administration, choosing to uphold the nationwide restraining order against Trump's immigration action. APPEALS COURT KEEPS U.S. DOORS OPEN DURING IMMIGRATION FIGHT Developing
  • "Alarmed by Trump's executive actions? Here's what you need to know"

    01/28/2017 10:59:51 AM PST · by TakebackGOP · 59 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/26/2017 | Robert Eno
    "Can a limited government conservative be happy with the results of Trump’s executive actions after questioning and criticizing President Obama’s use of the pen for eight years? That is the central question that seems to be being asked on social media over the whirlwind first three full days of the Trump presidency. The answer is like all things complicated. In order to arrive at an answer, however, some facts are needed. Some of the questions conservatives should be asking include: Are all executive actions similar? What is the difference between a presidential memorandum and an “executive order?” Where does Trump’s...
  • Next Executive Order to list Iranian military as a terrorist organization?

    02/08/2017 1:39:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump promised during the campaign to get tough on radical Islamic terror groups as well as force Iran to renegotiate terms on Barack Obama’s nuclear deal. The next executive orders from the president may address both pledges — and create more controversy. According to Reuters, Trump will designate the entire Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO), expanding current sanctions applied at the moment to only its Quds Force: A designation of the entire IRGC as a terrorist group would potentially have much broader implications, including for the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and...
  • Morning Consult poll now has support for Trump’s immigration EO at 55-38

    02/08/2017 10:10:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Histrionics having no effect whatsoever It bears repeating because it’s easy to forget: The loudest among us are not necessarily the most numerous. In fact, they’re usually not, because if they were in the majority they’d be winning, and they wouldn’t be so hysterical. If that’s true, so is this corollary: The most hysterical have gotten that way precisely because they can’t think of a reasoned method of persuading anyone. They can get lots of attention - hysterics usually can - but just because people are looking at you and talking about you doesn’t mean they have any sympathy for...
  • Executive Power Run Amok

    02/06/2017 10:04:18 AM PST · by Theoria · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 Feb 2017 | John Yoo
    Faced with President Trump’s executive orders suspending immigration from several Muslim nations and ordering the building of a border wall, and his threats to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even Alexander Hamilton, our nation’s most ardent proponent of executive power, would be worried by now. Article II of the Constitution vests the president with “the executive power,” but does not define it. Most of the Constitution instead limits that power, as with the president’s duty “to take care that the laws are faithfully executed,” or divides that power with Congress, as with making treaties or appointing Supreme Court...
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/05/2017 8:11:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2017 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart's restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president's constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and "second-guesses the...
  • Ninth Circuit Rejects Motion For Immediate Reinstatement Of Executive Order

    02/05/2017 1:21:09 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 85 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | 2/5/17 | Jonathan Turley
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has declined a demand for an immediate reinstatement of the Executive Order on immigration but has scheduled expedited arguments and filings in the case for Monday. The decision is not surprising in such a case. Courts need to hear from the other side in the dispute, particularly when the Washington Attorney General prevailed in the trial court. Moreover, a temporary restraining order is very difficult to reverse on an interlocutory appeal. Normally, appellate courts will wait for a final decision and opinion from the lower court before agreeing to review...
  • Virginia Allowed to Join Lawsuit Over Trump's Immigration Order

    02/03/2017 8:31:41 AM PST · by tekrat · 18 replies
    Virginia will be allowed to join a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, a judge ruled Friday. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, sought to join the lawsuit and broaden its scope.
  • Why Trump's executive order draft on religious liberty is just what America needs

    02/02/2017 5:18:11 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/2/17 | Nate Madden
    Just two days after what looked like betrayal in the ongoing battle between religious liberty and the LGBT lobby’s never-ending quest for positive “rights,” President Trump may sign an executive order Thursday protecting religious liberty throughout the federal government. Naturally, the Left is losing its collective hive mind again. In an attempt to stop the president from issuing the order, LGBT groups and left-leaning media outlets leaked the document, according to The Daily Signal. Just hours after the initial leak, the president unequivocally vowed to protect religious freedom at the National Prayer Breakfast.
  • Joe Scarborough Slams Obama's Response to Trumps Travel Ban

    02/02/2017 10:24:35 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/17 | Katie Frates
    Joe Scarborough went off on Barack Obama for five minutes on “Morning Joe” Tuesday over his “rank hypocrisy” in releasing a statement condemning President Donald Trump’s visa freeze. Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis tweeted Monday the former president’s support for anti-Trump protests across the country. Trump signed an executive order Friday limiting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries and indefinitely suspending Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. Scarborough said, "Barack Obama can't have it both ways". “People should keep their mouth shut and not be self-righteous when their policies led to this stage.”
  • These 73 sitting Democrats voted to ban visas from some Muslim countries. That law still exists.

    02/02/2017 7:25:02 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    CR ^ | Jan 30 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Trump’s executive order is so modest that the foundation of it is essentially existing law. That law was passed unanimously by both bodies of Congress in 2002. In fact, it garnered the support of 16 Democrat senators and 57 Democrat House members who are still serving in their respective bodies! Following 9/11, Congress passed the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, which addressed many of the insecurities in our visa tracking system. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously. The bill was originally sponsored by a group of bipartisan senators, including Ted Kennedy and Sen. Dianne Feinstein,...
  • DHS Vows to Enforce Donald Trump’s Executive Order

    01/31/2017 1:14:15 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security plans to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order to dramatically reduce immigration from high threat countries in the Middle East. “The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people,” the agency made in a statement sent to reporters on Sunday. They reminded Americans that only a small percentage of travelers were affected by the new restrictions.
  • Leaked Executive Order Reveals Trump Crackdown On Immigrant Welfare

    01/31/2017 12:16:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 31, 2017
    Seemingly following the proposals of Bill Clinton (and Ron Paul), The Washington Post reports that a leaked document shows the Trump administration is planning to crackdown on current, and would-be, immigrants who are likely to require public assistance. [Snip] The Washington Post reports that The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the United States who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Washington Post. [Snip] While Trump’s immigration ban...
  • Trump’s Regulatory Executive Order: One In, Two Out

    01/31/2017 6:19:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    White House officials described President Donald Trump’s Executive Order for “Reducing Government Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Cost” as Trump’s “one in, two out” plan: For every regulation promulgated by a federal agency, that agency must “identify” two existing regulations to be targeted for extinction.The order also sets a cap of $0 for the cost of new regulations, with the only exceptions being military and national security regulations. The president said when signing the order, “This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen. There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control.”Budget...
  • Dozens Rally for CUNY Doctoral Student from Iran Denied Reentry to U.S. Amid National Backlash

    01/30/2017 12:16:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 01/30/2017 | By Andrew Siff and Jennifer Millman
    Dozens of sign-wielding City University of New York students and staffers from Brooklyn Borough Hall rallied Monday in support of a graduate student detained abroad because of President Trump's immigration order. "Unify and defy," the 50 or so protesters outside the Cadman Plaza federal courthouse chanted. "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here." Others held signs with three simple words in capital letters: "LET HER IN." "Her" is Saira Rafiee, a doctoral student enrolled at the CUNY Graduate Center through an F1 visa who spent winter break visiting family members in her native Iran, one of the seven countries...
  • SNOWFLAKE PARTY Suffers Major Meltdown After Only 109 of 325,000 Visitors Detained at US Airports

    01/30/2017 11:37:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/30/2017 | Joe Hoft
    Tears of a ClownLiberal Democrat Snowflakes had a major meltdown over the weekend over President Trump’s Executive action preventing individuals from seven countries from entering the US. A total of 109 individuals were detained as a result of the action. Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017 protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017 CNN...
  • OBAMA-APPOINTED JUDGE VS. TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION CHANGES

    01/30/2017 10:19:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/17 | Matthew Vadum
    George Soros groups try to block Trump's time-limited executive order to protect U.S. security A day after President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from terrorism-producing countries was signed, an Obama-appointed judge on Saturday night followed the advice of George Soros-funded groups seeking to blunt it. It is yet another searing reminder that the Left doesn’t believe in American democracy. To the Left, elections only have consequences when their side wins. And when they lose, mobocracy, intimidation, and street violence take over. The chant “this is what democracy looks like” is the hallmark of left-wing authoritarianism.
  • Trump signs “one-in, two-out” EO to reduce federal regulations

    01/30/2017 9:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The new Trump administration will operate on a specific budget for new regulations, according to the executive order signed by Donald Trump this morning — and for 2017, the budget will be $0. The EO instructs federal agencies to eliminate two rules for every one they wish to add over the next four years, and Trump wants a focus on eliminating regulations that amount to rent-seeking for larger companies: MOMENTS AGO: President Trump signs new executive order cutting government regulations on small businesses https://t.co/8so2iQ5456 pic.twitter.com/STvXLfN3uh— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 30, 2017 “We want to end the unfairness between small...
  • Friendly Reminder: Obama Selected The List Of Muslim Countries in Trump’s Executive Order

    01/29/2017 11:31:39 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 29, 2017 9:00 AM | Matt Vespa
    As the Left and some Republicans lose their minds over President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration, let’s not forget that the list of concerned countries that the Trump administration outlined in the order is based on the one signed into law by the former Obama administration. So, it looks like the Obama White House set the groundwork (via Mic News): According to the draft copy of Trump's executive order, the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015. Obama signed the Visa...
  • August 4, 2011 Presidential Proclamation--Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

    01/29/2017 9:50:23 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Obama White House ^ | Aug 4, 2011 | Obama
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of persons described in section 1 of this proclamation would be detrimental to the interests of the United States. I therefore hereby proclaim that: Section 1. The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of...
  • July 25, 2011 - Presidential Proclamation--Suspension of Entry of Aliens

    01/29/2017 9:50:20 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Obama White House ^ | Jul 25, 2011 | Obama
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of persons described in section 1 of this proclamation would be detrimental to the interests of the United States. I therefore hereby proclaim that: Section 1. The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of...
  • Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

    01/29/2017 12:00:45 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 29 Jan 17 | ELI ROSENBERG
    It began in the morning, with a small crowd chanting and holding cardboard signs outside Kennedy International Airport, upset by the news that two Iraqi refugees had been detained inside because of President Trump’s executive order. By the end of the day, the scattershot group had swelled to an enormous crowd. They filled the sidewalks outside the terminal and packed three stories of a parking garage across the street, a mass of people driven by emotion to this far-flung corner of the city, singing, chanting and unfurling banners. This was the most public expression of the intense reaction generated across...
  • April 23, 2012 Executive Order - Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons

    01/29/2017 9:50:25 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Obama White House ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Obama
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, [] hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would...
  • Mayor Adler: Immigrants should feel welcome and safe (Austin, TX)

    01/29/2017 9:39:41 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    keyetv ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | Jordan Bontke|
    Near the end of his over hour-long speech, Adler went off script for a moment to remind those in the city his stance on immigrants coming to Austin. “In this community, they should feel welcome and safe,” said Adler. Prior to that, he said last year Austin accepted 600 refugees from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan; most of them women and children. He anticipated another over 600 refugees in the city this year, and said almost one in four Austinites weren’t born in the U.S.
  • Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban

    01/29/2017 6:57:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/29/2017 | By Evan Perez, Pamela Brown and Kevin Liptak,
    <p>When President Donald Trump declared at the Pentagon Friday he was enacting strict new measures to prevent domestic terror attacks, there were few within his government who knew exactly what he meant.</p> <p>Administration officials weren't immediately sure which countries' citizens would be barred from entering the United States. The Department of Homeland Security was left making a legal analysis on the order after Trump signed it. A Border Patrol agent, confronted with arriving refugees, referred questions only to the President himself, according to court filings.</p>
  • Trump signs three more executive orders

    01/28/2017 2:15:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    The immediate text of the orders wasn't immediately available, but a senior administration official said one was expected to outline a plan to reorganize the National Security Council. Trump said another order dealt with a 5-year lobbying ban on administration officials. The senior administration official said it also included a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for a foreign country. The third executive order gives military leaders 30 days to construct and present a report outlining the U.S. strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the official said.   
  • Week One: Just Another Day at the Office

    01/27/2017 4:57:14 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 5 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 01/27/17 | Chris Shugart
    There are now over a dozen cabinet members and appointments working in the Trump administration with just about as many waiting in the aisles. And all the while the executive orders are flying off the desk and into the faces of incredulous Democrats who still don't understand what has happened. The swamp draining has apparently started, with the firing of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan. Six senior officials in charge of management at the State Department have reportedly resigned. The Washington Post is concerned. Everyone else, not so much. The anti-Trump angst continues to inflict its silliness on a...
  • Trump Executive Order to Ban Nationals of "Countries of Particular Concern"

    01/26/2017 1:44:26 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 January 2017 | Warren Mass
    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order soon that will suspend the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to “nationals of countries of particular concern.” Though that definition (taken from an unsigned draft of the proposed order obtained by several news outlets and posted online by the LexisNexis legal research website) does not specifically mention “Muslim” or “Islamic” nations, the order is widely being interpreted as a ban on immigration from Muslim counties. Reports from news outlets including Reuters, AFP, The Hill, and the Washington Post have all named Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and...
  • President Trump Signs “Complete No Brainer” Exec Order—Reviving Keystone XL Pipeline

    01/26/2017 8:45:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    Obama's veto hurt the Democrats and Hillary in the blue collar counties of the formerly Democratic states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Remember in 2011 when former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper publicly told a New York reporter after speaking before the U.N. General Assembly, that U.S. approval of the Keystone oil pipeline was a “complete no brainer”. Harper was right then as Trump is right now for pushing forward on this oil pipeline once again. At the time, Harper knew that Americans and their government only acted in pursuit of their own national interests.
  • Trump To Sign Executive Order Restricting Immigration From Seven Muslim Countries

    01/24/2017 4:35:27 PM PST · by blam · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Having taken on the Keystone pipeline and America's struggling manufacturing sector in a flurry of executive actions on Tuesday, moments ago Reuters reported, citing several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter, that on Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Donald Trump will sign several executive orders restricting immigration. Trump's orders are said to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from seven mostly Muslim nations including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.(snip)
  • A Preview Of Trump's Seven Imminent Executive Orders

    01/22/2017 5:48:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/22/2017
    Having already signed a (mostly symbolic) executive order on Obamacare on Friday night, urging US agencies to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation" of provisions deemed to impose fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals, Trump is preparing to unload a volley of many more executive orders. Courtesy of Axios, which quotes "one of the best-wired Republican lobbyists in town", here is a preview of the initial round of Trump executive actions, some of which may hit as soon as Sunday afternoon: Look for a possible hiring freeze at executive branch5-year lobbying ban on transition and...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • Obama warns Trump not to overuse executive orders

    12/19/2016 7:09:36 AM PST · by Rockitz · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 December | UPI via Breitbart
    WASHINGTON (UPI) — With about one month to go before he leaves office, President Barack Obama gave some exit interview-type advice to his successor Donald Trump: Don’t rely too heavily on executive orders. In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Thursday that aired in its entirety Monday on Morning Edition, Obama said it’s preferable to work with Congress. “Keep in mind, though, that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” Obama said from the Cabinet Room in the White House. “In my first two years, I wasn’t relying on executive powers, because...
  • Little-noticed law gives Trump unexpected power to undo the mischief of bureaucrats

    11/16/2016 7:11:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-16-16 | Thomas Lifson
    Nobody was counting on this. Barack Obama infamously said that he would govern by a “pen and a phone.”  He has circumvented Congress and the laws for years. The Democrats (and much of the media, but I repeat myself) have not only given him a pass, but cheered him on. Now it appears a seldom-noticed law might be a powerful tool that Trump can use to eviscerate much of the Obama legacy. Stacy Cowley of the New York Times reports :Dozens of major regulations passed recently by the Obama administration — including far-reaching changes on health care, consumer protections and...
  • EO -US Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations

    10/16/2016 2:33:28 PM PDT · by milford421 · 6 replies
    The Whitehouse ^ | July 1, 2016 | Barack Obama
    (d) The policies set forth in this order are consistent with existing U.S. obligations under international law and are not intended to create new international legal obligations; nor shall anything in this order be construed to derogate from obligations under applicable law, including the law of armed conflict. Sec. 3. Report on Strikes Undertaken by the U.S. Government Against Terrorist Targets Outside Areas of Active Hostilities. (a) The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), or such other official as the President may designate, shall obtain from relevant agencies information about the number of strikes undertaken by the U.S. Government against terrorist...
  • Feingold: Hillary Might Issue Executive Order on Guns

    10/13/2016 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/13/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running again in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat, was recorded at a fundraiser saying that Hillary Clinton might issue an executive order on guns. The video was captured by James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas at an Aug. 17, $2,700 per-head fundraiser held at the Palo-Alto, Calif., home of Democratic donors Amy Rao and Harry Plant. Palo-Alto is located 10 minutes away from Stanford University, where Feingold taught after leaving his position as a special envoy at the U.S. State Department. Feingold can be heard in the...
  • Fishermen Question Obama’s Ocean ‘Monument’ Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.
  • Did obama sign executive order banning the pledge of allegiance?

    08/17/2016 6:37:18 PM PDT · by RebelTXRose · 7 replies
    We heard last night that obama had signed EO banning the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in all schools. Is this a hoax? is it true? I tried searching, but haven't had any luck here on FR.