Tag Archives: immigration

State Department Observes Human Rights Day

The Trump administration last week pulled out of the United Nations Global Compact On Migration, a 2016 193-nation agreement “pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they had access to education and jobs.” And in standard Trumpian hypocrisy, today we get this from the State Department: Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Travel Ban To Go Into Full Effect As Legal Challenges Continue

Bloomberg reports: A divided U.S. Supreme Court let President Donald Trump’s travel ban take full effect while legal challenges go forward, handing him a major victory and suggesting the court ultimately will uphold the restrictions, Bloomberg News reports. Trump will now be able to bar or restrict entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries, even if they have a ...

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US Pulls Out Of UN Global Compact On Migration

The Guardian reports: The Trump administration has pulled out of the United Nations’ ambitious plans to create a more humane global strategy on migration, saying involvement in the process interferes with American sovereignty, and runs counter to US immigration policies. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, informed the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, at the weekend that Donald ...

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REVEALED: Trump Paid $1.4M Settlement In Class Action Suit Over Undocumented Labor At Trump Tower

The New York Times reports: In 1980, under pressure to begin construction on what would become his signature project, Donald J. Trump employed a crew of 200 undocumented Polish workers who worked in 12-hour shifts, without gloves, hard hats or masks, to demolish the Bonwit Teller building on Fifth Avenue, where the 58-story, golden-hued Trump Tower now stands. The workers ...

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Court Strikes Down Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge Monday permanently struck down one of President Donald Trump’s first executive orders, cutting off funds to “sanctuary cities.” In a summary judgment ruling, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III found Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order violated the Constitution in multiple ways: by invoking spending powers that belong exclusively to Congress, and by placing unrelated ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sessions Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee, Fireworks Expected From Democrats

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will once again be in the hot seat in front of his former colleagues Wednesday, when he testifies before the Senate judiciary committee. Wednesday’s hearing will be the Judiciary committee’s first turn to ask questions of Sessions since his confirmation hearing, a sore subject for committee Democrats who have pushed for a chance to ...

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US Army Bans Green Card Holders From Enlisting

Mic reports: Army recruiters have been told to stop enlisting green card holders into the Army effective immediately, according to an email sent to military recruiters and obtained by Mic, a move that experts say breaks federal law. “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY DO NOT ‘SHIP’ OR ‘ENLIST’ ANY FOREIGN NATIONAL’S (ALL I-551 CARD HOLDERS) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,” reads an email sent to ...

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Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban Attempt

The Los Angeles Times reports: A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday issued an order blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it amounted to unconstitutional discrimination against Muslims and violated immigration law. The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s travel restrictions nationwide before they were scheduled to take full effect ...

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Ann Coulter: If Trump Backs Immigration Reform, One Option We Have Is Organizing Death Squads [AUDIO]

“We have made as clear as you can possibly make it, we want less immigration. Stop dumping the third-world on the country. If he continues down this path, well I guess there are three options. There’s the organizing the death squads for the people who ruined America, because there will be no more hope. I guess the other possibility is ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Three Democratic US House Reps Arrested At DACA Protest Outside Trump Tower [VIDEO]

Three Democratic members of the US House were arrested after refusing to leave Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower this afternoon. Talking Points Memo reports: “We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation ...

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Schumer Caught On Hot Mic: Trump Likes Me [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was heard saying Thursday morning that President Donald Trump “likes us” and that “it’s going to work out,” perhaps referring to a potential deal shielding young undocumented people from deportation. The comment was picked up by a CSPAN microphone and broadcast live. “He likes us!” Schumer is heard saying, referring ...

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Ann Coulter: Who DOESN’T Want Trump Impeached?

The Washington Examiner reports: Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter’s support for President Trump is on thin ice after he tweeted support for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Trump asked early Thursday why anyone would want to “throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military.” Coulter, a staunch supporter ...

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Motel 6 Admits Staffers Left The Light On For ICE

The Huffington Post reports: Employees at Motel 6 locations in Phoenix have ceased working with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in light of a new report that revealed motel staffers were reporting guests who appear to be undocumented immigrants, according to a spokeswoman for the motel chain. Raiza Rehkoff, the director of public relations and marketing for the motel ...

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Trump Contradicts Democrats’ Claim Of DACA Deal

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump insisted Thursday morning that there was “no deal” with Democrats to extend protections for so-called Dreamers, but pleaded with congressional leaders to reach one, and vowed to push ahead with his border wall. “No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. ...

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan Hits Back At Steve Bannon

Politico reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s assertion that Roman Catholic bishops “need illegal immigrants” is so “preposterous,” “insulting” and “ridiculous” that it doesn’t merit a response, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday. “You might imagine I was rather befuddled to see it,” Dolan said. “I don’t really wanna care to go into what I think is a preposterous ...

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Bannon: The Catholic Church Supports DACA Because They Need “Illegal Aliens” To Fill Their Pews [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new interview slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches.” Bannon told “60 Minutes” that the Catholic Church has been “terrible about” immigration when Charlie Rose noted that Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York opposed President Trump’s ...

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Obama: Trump Is “Cruel And Wrong” On DACA

NBC News reports: Former President Barack Obama criticized his successor Tuesday for rescinding an immigration program that protects some undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation, calling President Donald Trump’s decision “cruel.” Preserving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is “about basic decency,” Obama said, defending his signature immigration action in one of his few ...

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Sen. John McCain Blasts Trump On DACA Reversal

CNBC reports: Republican Sen. John McCain denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced it. McCain, R-Ariz., called Trump’s decision “the wrong approach” to immigration policy. “I strongly believe that children who were illegally brought into this country through no fault of their own should not be ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders On DACA Reversal: It’s Not Cold-Hearted For Trump To Uphold The Law [VIDEO]

“It’s not coldhearted for the President to uphold the law. We are a nation of law and order and the day that we start to ignore the fact that we are that, then we throw away everything that gives these people a reason to want to come to our country. If we stop becoming the country that we were envisioned ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Raw Story reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is holding a press briefing Tuesday. Reporters are expected to question Sanders about the Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era policy that protects immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children from deportation.

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