Tag Archives: immigration

Jeff Sessions Rescinds DOJ Phaseout Of Private Prisons (Which Totally Coincidentally Donated Heavily To Trump)

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government’s use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. Sessions issued a new memo Thursday replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo told the Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing ...

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Stephen Miller: Trump’s Coming Travel Ban Will Be “Fundamentally” The Same As The First One [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Fox News held an immigration town hall event in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday night, and host Martha MacCallum started off by asking White House policy adviser Stephen Miller via satellite about President Trump’s coming replacement executive order limiting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and refugees. “So how is it going to be different this time?” she asked. ...

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Homeland Security Head John Kelly: Trump’s Coming New Travel Ban Will Be “Tighter, More Streamlined”

The Hill reports: President Trump’s revised executive order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. will be phased in and will likely exempt green-card holders, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday. “The president is contemplating issuing a tighter, more streamlined version of the first [executive order],” Kelly said at the Munich Security Conference, according to ...

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REPORT: Trump Administration Mulls Mobilizing 100,000 National Guard Troops To Round Up Immigrants

Via Reuters: The Trump administration is considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up non-citizens who are in the country illegally, the Associated Press said in a tweet on Friday without citing a source. UPDATE: From the Associated Press. The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to ...

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Trump Administration Drops Travel Ban Appeals Court Battle, Promises New Immigration Order For Next Week

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s administration said in court documents on Thursday it does not want a larger appellate panel to review a ruling keeping its travel ban on hold and will instead replace the ban. “In so doing, the president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation,” the ...

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Trump Vows To Negotiate Lower Wall Costs

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday responded to reports that the cost of his proposed border wall is much higher than expected, insisting that it will be much cheaper after he gets involved in negotiations. “I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the ...

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BREAKING: Trump Won’t Appeal Travel Ban TO SCOTUS, New Executive Order On Immigration Likely Coming

The Hill reports: The Trump administration is not currently planning to appeal a temporary hold on his travel ban to the Supreme Court, a White House official said Friday. But the White House said it will forge ahead on the broader battle against a lawsuit challenging the executive order. The administration plans to continue its defense of the order on ...

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Conway On Ban: We’ll Prevail On Its Merits [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: A top adviser to President Trump said Thursday in an exclusive interview on “The First 100 Days” that the White House is “fully confident” it will get its day in court in the wake of the decision by a federal appeals court to uphold the suspension of the controversial executive order on immigration. “This ruling does not ...

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Hair Furor Blows Fuse IN ALL CAPS After Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Unanimously Rules Against Him

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT” after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump’s also says in the tweet that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” In a unanimous decision, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ...

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BREAKING: Appeals Court Rules Against Travel Ban

A three judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just unanimously ruled against Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, virtually guaranteeing a showdown before the US Supreme Court. Story developing…. UPDATE: Ruling the ruling here. UPDATE II: From the Los Angeles Times: The court rejected the Trump administration’s argument that the courts lacked the right ...

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Pope Francis Slams Trump’s Proposed Mexican Wall: A Christian Would Never Say “You Will Pay For That”

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis repeated his appeal for people to build bridges of understanding, not walls as he marked a feast day of a Sudanese immigrant amid a global uproar over the Trump administration’s attempts to impose a travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries. “In the social and civil context as well, I appeal not to create ...

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Twitter Snickers Over Trump’s Plea For “Easy D”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday said there has been a large increase of people come into the U.S. from “certain areas” as federal judges are weighing whether a court order blocking the president’s travel ban should be lifted. “Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait ...

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Trump Boasts To Police Group: “I Comprehend Very Well, Better Than I Think Almost Anybody” [VIDEO]

The Week reports: President Trump defended his immigration executive order Wednesday while speaking at the National Sheriffs’ Association’s winter meeting. After reading the entirety of the order, which bans people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S., Trump insisted the order “couldn’t have been written any more precisely.” Whether “you’re a good student in high school or a ...

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Trump Cries “Politics!” Over Travel Ban Case

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter to voice his outrage at U.S. federal appeals court judges, who are weighing the temporary suspension of immigration restrictions order. “If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!” he tweeted. The ...

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LIVE AUDIO: Appeals Court Hears Travel Ban

Happening right now. Via the Washington Post: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is located in San Francisco. But none of the judges hearing arguments over President Trump’s executive order on immigration are there today. U.S. Circuit Judge Michelle T. Friedland is in her chambers in San Jose, Ca. Senior Circuit Judge William C. Canby Jr. is ...

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TRUTH IS DEAD: Homeland Security Head John Kelly Claims There Was “No Airport Chaos” After Travel Ban

Politico reports: Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly repeated on Tuesday his contention that there was “no chaos” in U.S. airports after the rollout of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that temporarily banned citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and suspended the refugee resettlement program. In the aftermath, civil ...

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Spicer Slams “Rogue” Travel Ban Judge

The Hill reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump’s executive order on immigration after a federal judge issued a ruling halting the order. “The law is very clear that the president has broad powers to keep this country safe and limit access to people that can come into this country,” Spicer told Fox News. “He ...

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Trump Lashes Out At “So-Called” Federal Judge Who Last Night Temporarily Blocked His Travel Ban

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Saturday morning ripped into a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block enforcement of his controversial travel ban. “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security — big trouble!” Trump posted on Twitter. He also appeared to ...

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Over 100,000 Visas Revoked Under Trump’s Ban

The Washington Post reports: Over 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government revealed in Alexandria federal court Friday. The number came out during a hearing in a lawsuit filed by attorneys for two Yemeni brothers who arrived at Dulles International Airport last Saturday. ...

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84 Lumber Taunts Trump With Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin. As the two cross the country by foot, truck, and train in the 90-second long “The Journey Begins” spot, the girl ...

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