Tag Archives: immigration

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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SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS: Texas Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Cops To Demand Immigration Status

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Senate on Wednesday voted 20-11 to accept the House’s version of Senate bill 4, legislation that would ban “sanctuary” jurisdictions in Texas and allow police to inquire about the immigration status of people they lawfully detain. The bill now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott, who declared the legislation an “emergency item” in the early ...

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Trump Compares Immigrants To Deadly Snakes With Poem Meant To Bolster Support For Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump compared immigrants to a treacherous snake that bites its host as he commemorated his 100th day as President. Mr Trump read the lyrics of Al Wilson’s 1968 song “The Snake,” in which a woman takes an ill snake into her home only for it to bite her once it has recovered. He also paused to ...

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Pat Buchanan: The West Is Being Invaded And Colonized By People From Their Own Former Colonies

Notorious racist Pat Buchanan appeared yesterday on Breitbart’s SiriusXM channel to scream about, what else, brown people. Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: “The West itself is being colonized and invaded by folks from its former colonies who are changing the character of Western civilization and frankly who disregard many of the traditions and things that we have built,” ...

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Trump Melts Down Over Sanctuary Cities Ruling

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has lashed out on Twitter after a judge blocked his executive order withholding funds from sanctuary cities if they failed to comply with his immigration demands. A federal judge in San Francisco made the ruling on Tuesday after San Francisco and Santa Clara County asked the courts to intervene, arguing that more than $1 billion ...

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SO MUCH WINNING: Court Blocks Enforcement Of Trump Order To Withhold Funds From Sanctuary Cities

Bloomberg reports: A San Francisco judge barred enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order withholding funds from so-called sanctuary cities that fail to comply with federal immigration demands by shielding undocumented immigrants. San Francisco and its Silicon Valley neighbor, Santa Clara County, on Tuesday both won preliminary injunctions blocking the Jan. 25 edict by Trump who declared sanctuary jurisdictions cause ...

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Trump Backs Off Border Wall Funding [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump indicated an openness on Monday to delaying his push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government. Trump, in a private meeting with conservative media outlets, said he may wait until Republicans begin drafting the ...

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SURE JAN: Trump Vows That Mexico Will Eventually Pay For The Border Wall In Some Form At A Later Date

The Huffington Post reports: Senior White House officials on Sunday urged Democrats not to shut the government down over partial funding for President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Lost in their appeals, however, was the president’s oft-repeated promise that Mexico would pay for it. Trump vowed that Mexico would pay for a “big, beautiful ...

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AG Jeff Sessions On Trump’s Border Wall: We’re Going To Get It Paid For One Way Or The Other [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sunday expressed confidence that President Trump’s proposed wall along the country’s southern border would be funded. “We’re going to get it paid for one way or the other,” Sessions said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if there is any evidence Mexico will pay for the wall. He said he doesn’t expect ...

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Trump Claims DREAMers Should “Rest Easy”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says young immigrants shielded from deportation — often referred to as “dreamers” — should “rest easy” about his immigration policies. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says he is “not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.” He says “that is our policy.” President Barack Obama changed enforcement priorities to ...

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Jeff Sessions Is Amazed That A Judge “Sitting On An Island In The Pacific” Can Block Trump’s Travel Ban

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week he was amazed that a judge in Hawaii could block President Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from several majority Muslim countries. Sessions made the comments in an interview with “The Mark Levin Show” Tuesday evening that was put online Wednesday. “We’ve got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth ...

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KARMA: “Mexican” Judge To Hear DREAMer Case

NBC News reports: A federal lawsuit brought by a so-called “Dreamer” deported to Mexico has been assigned to District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel — the jurist famously attacked by then-candidate Donald Trump over his “Mexican heritage” in a separate case involving Trump University. Juan Manuel Montes, 23, filed a complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District ...

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Douchebag GOP Rep. Steve King Literally Toasts Border Patrol Over Deportation Of A 23 Year-Old DREAMer

From the Des Moines CBS affiliate: A tweet posted by Rep. Steve King toasting border patrol for a deportation is causing a stir on the internet. The tweet in question says, “First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this one’s for you,” and includes a photograph of a mug full of beer. The tweet refers to the deportation of 23-year-old Juan ...

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