Tag Archives: immigration

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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TEXAS: 61% Oppose Trump’s Proposed Border Wall

The Hill reports: Sixty-one percent of adult citizens living in Texas oppose President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a poll the nonprofit, nonpartisan Texas Lyceum released Tuesday. Thirty-five percent of Texas citizens in the survey favor constructing Trump’s long-promised barrier, which he says will reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. Pollsters found 50 percent believe Trump ...

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TEXAS: Private Prison Corporation Celebrates $110M ICE Contract After Huge Donation To Pro-Trump PAC

Last year the Justice Department declared that it would no longer contract with private for-profit prisons after widespread reports of corruption and mistreatment of prisoners by the global private prison company GEO Group. Back in February that decision was reversed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the GEO Group donated six figures to a pro-Trump super PAC. Which brings us ...

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ICE Deports Husband Of Vocal Trump Fan [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Helen Beristain voted for Donald Trump even though she is married to an undocumented immigrant. In November, she thought Trump would deport only people with criminal records — people he called “bad hombres” — and that he would leave families intact. “I don’t think ICE is out there to detain anyone and break families, no,” Beristain told CNN ...

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ARIZONA: Phoenix Pride Parade Spirals Into Ugliness After Immigration Activists Block Route [VIDEO]

The Phoenix New Times reports: For a few brief moments this Sunday, activists from Trans Queer Pueblo shut down the Phoenix Pride Parade, unfurling a giant banner that read, “No Justice, No Pride.” As Trans Queer Pueblo explained to New Times on Friday, their message was a simple one: They want Pride to be inclusive and stand up for the ...

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Irish Prime Minister Lectures Trump On Immigration: The Irish Were Once Your “Wretched Refuse” [VIDEO]

This didn’t get enough attention yesterday, mostly thanks to Sean Spicer’s daily meltdown. The Independent reports: Taoiseach Enda Kenny told Mr Trump that he holds the “future of America, and indeed the world, in your hands”. After handing over the traditional bowl of shamrock, he said the US President was taking up a job that “is exceptionally demanding and difficult”. ...

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Three States Sue To Block Latest Muslim Travel Ban

The Hill reports: Democratic attorneys general in three states announced Thursday that they will try to block the Trump administration’s new executive order on travel in court, pushing for the temporary restraining order that halted the first order to remain intact. In early February, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart issued an order blocking the first version of the administration’s ...

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Ben Carson Doubles-Down On “Immigrant” Slaves

The Hill reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson doubled-down Monday on his description of slaves as immigrants, arguing that the label fits anyone who comes into a country from the outside – even “involuntary immigrants.” “I think people need to actually look up the word immigrant,” Carson said. “Whether you’re voluntary or involuntary, if you come from the ...

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Gold Star Dad Khizr Khan Cancels Toronto Speech After Being Told His Travel Rights Are Under Review

The Week reports: Gold Star father Khizr Khan has canceled an upcoming speech in Toronto after being told that his “travel privileges are being reviewed,” CTV’s Rosa Hwang reports. Khan and his wife were born in Pakistan, but Khizr has been an American citizen for more than 30 years. The Khans famously accused President Trump of having “sacrificed nothing and ...

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Trump Signs Revised Muslim Travel Ban

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts. The new order, which the White House said Trump had signed, keeps a 90-day ban on travel to the United ...

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Trump To Sign new Muslim Travel Ban Tomorrow

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is expected to sign on Monday a new executive order on his controversial travel ban at the Department of Homeland Security, according to senior government officials familiar with the matter. It is unclear how significant the changes to the current order will be or whether the White House will continue a court fight over its ...

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White Sox First Baseman: I Ate My Fake Haitian Passport While Being Smuggled From Cuba To USA

The Chicago Tribune reports: When Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu finally boarded a plane to the U.S after being smuggled from Cuba to Haiti, he said he had one mission: Destroy the fake Haitian passport he was traveling on before his flight landed in Miami. He testified Wednesday that he went to the restroom as soon as possible ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers First Speech To Congress

Donald Trump will give his first address to both chambers of Congress at 9PM Eastern tonight. Advance coverage has begun in the live-streams posted below. The speech is not billed as a formal State Of The Union address, as tradition dictates that SOTU addresses only take place after the first full year in office. Sean Spicer has released a short ...

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MAJOR SHIFT: Trump Tells News Anchors He’s Now Open To Legal Status For Non-Criminal Undocumented

The New York Times reports: President Trump, signaling a potential major shift in policy, told news anchors on Tuesday that he is open to a broad immigration overhaul that would grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes. “The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both ...

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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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