Tag Archives: immigration

Trump Might Pardon Racist Birther Joe Arpaio

Well of course: President Trump told Fox News he is “seriously considering” a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the controversial former sheriff of Maricopa Country, Ariz. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt last month after he was ordered to stop racially profiling Latinos in his Maricopa County office. “I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” Trump told Fox ...

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“Nazi Ship” Breaks Down In Mediterranean On Mission To Thwart NGO Rescues Of Immigrants [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Volunteers on a German refugee rescue ship have been deployed to help a vessel chartered by far-right activists that became stranded in the Central Mediterranean. Sea-Eye said Italian officials told their crew that the C-Star, operated by an anti-immigration group calling itself Defend Europe, had suffered a mechanical failure and could not manoeuvre. A spokesperson for Sea-Eye, ...

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Dem House Rep. Judy Chu: Nevertheless She Persisted

PERFECT: The first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress clapped back at a top White House aide’s defense of legislation aimed at curbing legal immigration on Wednesday. Stephen Miller, a policy aide to President Trump, was responding to a CNN reporter quoting lines about “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” from the poem “The New Colossus,” which is found on the ...

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Stephen Miller: The Statue Of Liberty’s Welcome To Immigrants “Doesn’t Matter” As It Was “Added Later”

Heavy.com reports: During the White House press briefing this afternoon, White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller had a contentious exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta, calling one of his statements “outrageous,” “ignorant,” “insulting,” and “foolish.” Miller took the podium to discuss President Trump announcing his support for the Raise Act, which would reduce the rate of legal immigration in the United ...

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Ann Coulter Says “Hallelujah” After White Supremacist Leader Celebrates Trump’s Racist “Speak English” Bill

With an exultant “Hallelujah!” this afternoon Ann Coulter joined white supremacist leader Jared Taylor in celebrating Trump’s endorsement of the GOP’s “speak English” immigration bill. Some background on Taylor via his Wikipedia entry: Taylor is an American white nationalist and white supremacist. He is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a magazine often described as a white supremacist publication. ...

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Trump Endorses “Speak English” Immigration Bill

Mic.com reports: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced support for new legislation that would seek to curtail legal immigration to the United States by imposing a skills-based system that would prioritize immigrants based on current work-force needs. If passed, the plan would reduce the number of immigrants the U.S. will allow into the country. Trump said the legislation — known ...

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Nazi Leader: We’re “Actively Volunteering” For ICE

Portland’s Fox affiliate reports: The self-proclaimed unit leader of Oregon’s National Socialist Movement, a known white supremacist group, is speaking openly about the state of their movement in the Pacific Northwest. Kynan Dutton agreed to sit down with FOX 12 to discuss public perception of the NSM. He believes people should not be afraid of members in their group. “We ...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Leads Ten-State Coalition With Lawsuit Threat Over Obama-Era Immigration Reform

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Friday urged the Trump administration to end an Obama-era program that’s allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the country without fear of being deported. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Paxton urged the White House ...

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Trump Claims Victory In SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling

Via White House press release: Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective. As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States ...

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INFIGHTING IS FUN: Ann Coulter Rages Against Trump In Border Wall Meltdown About His “Daily Melodrama”

The Week reports: Ann Coulter’s frustration with President Trump reached a breaking point Friday, following news that the Trump administration is keeping in place an Obama-era policy allowing immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, known as “DREAMers” (after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act), to remain in the United States. “This daily Trump melodrama is ...

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Ninth Circuit Court Affirms Block On Travel Ban

The New York Times reports: A second federal appeals court on Monday ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban. The decision, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, was the latest in a string of court rulings rejecting the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. The administration has already ...

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Trump Doubles Down On “Travel Ban” Language

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has doubled down on his executive order banning travel to the US from six majority-Muslim countries. “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump said in the first of a series of tweets Monday ...

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Trump Appeals Block On Muslim Ban To SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court late Thursday to revive its revised ban that limits travelers visiting the United States from six mostly Muslim countries. The move sets the stage for a constitutional showdown over the president’s authority to make national security judgments in the name of protecting Americans from terrorism. Last week, a ...

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REPORT: Trump To Roll Back Obama’s Cuba Policies

The Daily Caller reports: President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba, The Daily Caller has learned. Two sources told TheDC that the development is due to the behind-the-scenes efforts of Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. This information coming ...

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TEXAS: GOP Rep Threatens To Shoot Dem “In Self Defense” During Melee Over Immigration Bill [VIDEO]

More on today’s fracas in the Texas House from the Texas Tribune: State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, said he called U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement while hundreds of people dressed in red T-shirts unfurled banners and chanted in opposition to the state’s new sanctuary cities law. His action enraged Hispanic legislators nearby, leading to a tussle in which each side ...

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TEXAS: Lawmakers Fight After GOP Rep Tells Others He Called ICE To Have Protesters In Gallery Deported

The Texas Tribune reports: The last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature — normally a celebratory, ceremonial affair — was disrupted by hundreds of protesters raising their ire about the state’s new sanctuary cities immigration law. Meanwhile, tensions escalated among lawmakers on the House floor. The protesters, most of whom were wearing red, packed the gallery ...

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Appeals Court Upholds Block On Trump’s Travel Ban

The Hill reports: A Richmond, Va.-based federal appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate President Trump’s ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., delivering a major blow to the Trump administration. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling that Trump’s executive order “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips ...

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Feds Using Anti-Terror Tech To Hunt Undocumented

The Detroit News reports: Federal investigators are using a cellphone snooping device designed for counter-terrorism to hunt undocumented immigrants amid President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, according to federal court records obtained by The Detroit News. An unsealed federal search warrant affidavit obtained by The News is the first public acknowledgment that agents are using secret devices that masquerade as a ...

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POLL: Canadian Opinion Of USA Hits 35-Year Low

The Globe And Mail reports: Some views in Canada have shifted, markedly. Attitudes towards the United States have soured, with fewer than half of Canadians now holding a favourable view of the United States – the lowest level since the survey started tracking this in 1982. In opinions about the United States, “there’s been a dramatic change,” said Mr. Neuman. ...

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Trump Scrubs Call For “Muslim Ban” From Campaign Website Minutes After Spicer Was Asked About It

The Hill reports: President Trump’s campaign appears to have removed the 2015 press release calling for a halt on Muslim immigration to the United States following a reporter’s question on Monday. “Minutes after we asked the WH why the President’s campaign website still calls for a Muslim ban, it appears the statement was deleted,” ABC News’ Cecilia Vega wrote on ...

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