Tag Archives: immigration

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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Schumer: Dems Will Fight “Heartless” DACA Reversal

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pledging that Democrats will fight the Trump administration’s decision to phase out an Obama-era program allowing undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to remain legally. “The human and economic toll of rescinding DACA will be far reaching and Democrats will do everything we can to prevent President Trump’s ...

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Paul Ryan On DACA: Congress Must Work For A Solution To Protect Young People Who Did Nothing Wrong

Via press release from House Speaker Paul Ryan: However well-intentioned, President Obama’s DACA program was a clear abuse of executive authority, an attempt to create law out of thin air. Just as the courts have already struck down similar Obama policy, this was never a viable long-term solution to this challenge. Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this ...

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AG Jeff Sessions On DACA: Obama’s Unconstitutional Abuse Of Executive Authority Is Being Rescinded

The New York Times reports: “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Mr. Sessions told reporters, adding that “The policy was implemented unilaterally, to great controversy and legal concern.” Mr. Sessions called the Obama-era policy an “open-ended circumvention of immigration laws” and an unconstitutional use of executive authority. “The executive branch through ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Makes DACA Announcement

USA Today reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA, Tuesday. The Trump administration will reportedly end the Obama-era program, but kick it to lawmakers to attempt a legislative fix first, rather than immediately end it. DACA shields roughly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. Critics quickly ...

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Trump Warns Congress On DACA

The Hill reports: President Trump told Congress to “get ready to do your job” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a tweet on Tuesday just before an expected announcement that he is eliminating DACA. The Justice Department said late Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an announcement on Tuesday about the Obama-era program, which temporarily ...

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Trump To End DACA With Six Month Delay

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the ...

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White House Press Secretary Contradicts Trump, Says Final DACA Decision Will Come On Tuesday [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump would announce his decision concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) on Tuesday, Sept. 5 — the deadline that 10 Republican attorneys general set for Trump before they promised to sue the government to end the program. Earlier Friday, Trump said he would announce ...

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US Senate Frontrunner Roy Moore: What Is DACA?

The Hill reports: The frontrunner in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary Roy Moore said he did not know what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is, during a radio interview. Moore was asked by host Dale Jackson on WVNN about President Trump potentially ending the Obama-era program, in which nearly 800,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children ...

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Paul Ryan Bucks Trump On Scrapping DACA

CNN report: House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday gave a major boost to legislative efforts to preserve protections for young undocumented immigrants — and urged President Donald Trump to not tear up the program. Responding to a question about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, on his hometown radio station WCLO in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan said Congress was working ...

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Kris Kobach: Yes, I’m On Breitbart’s Payroll

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is now a regular columnist on the far-right news site run by President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist. Kobach, a candidate for Kansas governor who is running on a platform of combating illegal immigration, published his first article for Breitbart.com in June — a piece that tied refugees to ...

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