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AG Jeff Sessions On DACA: Obama’s Unconstitutional Abuse Of Executive Authority Is Being Rescinded

The New York Times reports: “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Mr.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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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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Trump To Announce End To Obama’s DACA Program

Fox News reports: The fate of DACA looms as the border wall debate heats up. President Trump is expected to announce plans to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had halted the deportation of certain young illegal immigrants, a senior administration official told Fox News. The announcement could come as early as Friday. Trump promised to ...

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Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Faces Legal Challenge

The Washington Post reports: Protect Democracy, an activist group seeking to thwart Trump’s violations of legal norms, and a group of lawyers have sent a letter to Raymond N. Hulser and John Dixon Keller of the Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division of the Justice Department, arguing that the pardon goes beyond constitutional limits. In their letter obtained by Right Turn, ...

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Joe Arpaio Would Really Like You To Stop Calling Him “Racist” Because That Characterization Is “Distressing”

According to tweet posted late this afternoon by the Arizona Republic – the state’s largest newspaper – Joe Arpaio’s legal team intends to put out a plea calling on the media to stop calling him a racist because “he’s been distressed by characterization.” Take it away, Daily Kos: “Distressed,” like getting shackled to a bed during childbirth “distressed”? “Distressed” like ...

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Trump Defends Pardoning Joe Arpaio By Citing Cheering From “Massive Crowd” At His Arizona Rally [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio by citing applause from one of his rallies — and then attacked former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. “Well, a lot of people think it was the right thing to do and actually in the middle of a hurricane, even though ...

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Birther Loons Lavish Praise On Trump Over Joe Arpaio

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Jerome Corsi, the former WorldNetDaily writer who was one of the primary drivers of the birther conspiracy theory, blasted critics of the pardon as “ELITE GOP GLOBALISTS Anti-Trump.” Corsi now works at Alex Jones’ Infowars, where he has been advocating Arpaio’s case. Arpaio recently thanked Jones and his staff for helping to influence ...

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Mexico To Trump: Yeah, We’re Totally Still Not Paying

CNN reports: The Mexican government again stressed its position that it will not pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Trump tweeted Sunday morning: “With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other.” In response, the country’s foreign ministry released a statement saying Mexico ...

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Joe Arapaio Floats Bid To Challenge Sen. Jeff Flake

The Washington Examiner reports: After receiving President Trump’s first pardon, Joe Arpaio’s plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat one opportunity he is eyeing. The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he’s upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he ...

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Tillerson Backs Away: The President Speaks For Himself

The AFP reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended American values on Sunday after a UN panel criticized the official response to racist violence — but conspicuously declined to speak for President Donald Trump. Asked on Fox News Sunday whether Trump’s stance had made it harder for Washington’s top diplomat to promote US values around the world, Tillerson spoke for ...

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Trump: Mexico Will Totally Pay For The Border Wall

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump played hardball over the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations with Canada and Mexico on Sunday by threatening to pull out of talks and terminate the agreement in a tweet. Trump ran on a more protectionist platform than many Republican candidates in recent elections, and has promised to renegotiate all of the country’s trade ...

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REVEALED: Months Ago Trump Asked Jeff Sessions To Drop Case Against Racist Birtherism Ally Joe Arpaio

The Washington Post reports: As Joseph Arpaio’s federal case headed toward trial this past spring, President Trump wanted to act to help the former Arizona county sheriff who had become a campaign-trail companion and a partner in their crusade against illegal immigration. The president asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions whether it would be possible for the government to drop the ...

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Sen. John McCain: By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Undermined His Claim Of Respecting The Rule Of Law

“No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status ...

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Arizona Newspaper: By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Made It Clear That Institutional Racism Is His Goal

From the editorial board of the Arizona Republic: While America was talking about tearing down monuments that offend historically oppressed people, Donald Trump effectively erected yet another one. His pardon of Joe Arpaio elevated the disgraced former Maricopa County sheriff to monument status among the immigration hardliners and nationalists in Trump’s base. This erases any doubt about whether Trump meant ...

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