WND
It’s time for Trump to take on Mitch McConnell

(Enter Stage Right) - This week we have one of those rare occasions when government priorities and government funding match exactly. Fox News reports, “Loose change left at airports may be used to help fund border operations.” If you need additional proof Washington, Inc. doesn’t give a damn about stopping and reversing illegal immigration this should do it. Maybe Trump will order the Pentagon to go through the seats looking for nickels after Nancy Pelosi commandeers a military jet to take her home on weekends. Pelosi, though isn’t the problem. She’s doing what she promised her voters. Th

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HUGE: The number of "family units" detained at the border has decreased by 13% since the Trump Immigration Deal wi… https://t.co/C779ZPrIFs

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.@POTUS is winning domestically: -Fighting to secure the border -Cracking down on illegal immigration and sanctuar… https://t.co/S93vq8GvBQ

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Trump's threat to deport "millions of illegal aliens" is outrageous. He is a demagogue and a bully who who seeks po… https://t.co/2K1UTuYH4h

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Independent Journal Review
Gaetz Rips Dems for ‘Standing in the Way of Progress’ Amid Reports of Plaguing GOP Border Bill With Riders

The office of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) ripped into House Democrats after it was revealed they were bogging down a big border appropriations bill by attaching riders that would reportedly functionally nullify&"; current federal immigration laws. According to a report by Fox News , multiple Republican sources familiar with the bill negotiations said that Democrats in the House have been introducing various controversial riders — provisions that ride&"; a different measure into law as they would not likely pass Congress in their own stand-alone legislation — that would adversely

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Kevin
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@SenKamalaHarris Citizens should be the only ones voting in our elections, yet you and your party embrace illegal i… https://t.co/ywPl2fgO6B

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@AOC To bad we can't DEPORT you.

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Washington Free Beacon
Media Members Defend Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Remarks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) claim the Trump administration was running "concentration camps" on the southern border was defended by several historians and members of the press on Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez told viewers during an Instagram Live session on Monday that Trump was running an "authoritarian and fascist presidency" and said the detention system for illegal immigrants was akin to concentration camps, adding "never again," a clear Holocaust reference. "The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturb

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Newt Gingrich: Deport every Muslim who believes in Sharia https://t.co/9QVkWwJXSs

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Independent Journal Review
Crenshaw Flattens Ocasio-Cortez for ‘Total Disregard for Our Sovereignty’ With Controversial Comparison

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is questioning Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) motives after she sparked backlash following her comparison of border detention facilities to concentration camps. The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,&"; Ocasio-Cortez said late Monday during an Instagram Live video, as IJR Red reported. […] A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it's very difficult to say that.&"; Her remarks come at a time when the Trump administration plans to house undocumented mi

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Washington Free Beacon
N.C. Elections Board Sued for Withholding Noncitizen Voter Data

The North Carolina state board of elections has been hit with a lawsuit over its refusal to turn over noncitizen voter data. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based election integrity group, filed suit Monday in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Western Division, after the board failed to provide the group with records in relation to noncitizens on voter rolls in numerous counties in the state. The board continuously pushed back dates that they would provide the group with the records, which were first requested 280 days ag

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Illegal immigration and drug cartels have turned the land of Milk and Honey into the land of Coke and Money… https://t.co/IlXVaRignQ

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Washington Free Beacon
New York Democrats Vote to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

New York will become the 13th state to allow licenses for illegal immigrants after Democrat state Senators passed legislation Monday allowing illegal immigrants to gain access to driver's licenses in the state. Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law later that evening. Before the bill's passage, Republican state senators criticized the proposal as giving favor to criminals and creating an unsafe environment. The bill is "continuing this state's trend toward favoring criminals over law-abiding citizens," New York Republican state Senator Fred Askhur said during

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@SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump SEND THEM HOME. DEPORT THEM ALL CRIME WILL FALL BUILD THE WALL

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The Washington Times
Donald Trump: DHS aware of deportation plans

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Hot Air
Here we go: Trump may live-tweet the Democratic debates

Not 24 hours ago, WaPo ran a story about how frustrated House Democrats are that they can"t get away from him. They try to talk about health care - and suddenly there"s news about a new tariff. They try to talk about their big ethics bill - and there"s a bulletin about Russiagate. Even when they"re talking (reluctantly) about impeachment, they"re apt to be thrown off by some major new immigration policy or whatever that Trump is rolling out. And of course there"s always, always a tweet. They can"t get a word in edgewise in the news cycle. They"re constantly, endlessly reacting to whateve

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Hot Air
More AOC: Fascist Trump is running “concentration camps” on southern border

"I don"t use those words to just throw bombs," says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in this bizarre rant . That appears to be exactly what the frosh House Democrat is doing in this Instagram Q&A. Ocasio-Cortez uses Holocaust language to describe detention centers for border crossers and calling Donald Trump a "fascist" for making them an "institutionalized practice." Just to show that the comparison is deliberate, Ocasio-Cortez also declares that "‘Never Again" means something": Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “Th

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The Denver Post
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan steps down to avoid “painful” family situation

WASHINGTON - After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family situation that would hurt his children and reopen “wounds we have worked years to heal.” President Donald Trump announced Shanahan’s departure in a tweet, and said that Army Secretary Mark Esper would be the new acting Pentagon chief. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time

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Independent Journal Review
‘They Need to Understand’: Border Town Mayor ‘Frustrated’ After Being Overrun With Illegal Immigrants

The Democratic mayor from the border town of Del Rio, Texas, had harsh criticism for lawmakers for not addressing the immigration crisis effectively. During a city meeting earlier in the month, Mayor Bruno Lozano slammed lawmakers for failing to address the immigration crisis effectively and questioned why they were not taking a more hands-on approach. I asked that you go see firsthand and walk through what the Border Patrol is walking through, walk through the system of release, walk through the coalition [of nonprofits and churches], walk through the judicial process, because the senator

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WND
Trump to deport 'millions' of illegals starting next week

President Trump, faced with a stonewalling Democratic House majority, is making an end-run around Congress by simply enforcing the law, ordering the immediate removal of millions of illegal aliens who have been issued final deportation orders. The president said on Twitter: "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in," he said. Democrats in Washington have been intent on depriving Trump of movement on his major campaign promise to address illegal immigr

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Independent Journal Review
The 2020 Twenty — Bill Weld

This is IJR's third segment of The 2020 Twenty. We're asking every 2020 presidential candidate 20 questions on their plans, policies, outlook, and background as well as some lighter ones to help our readers get to know the people and their personalities as they compete to run the country. There are several Republicans who have criticized President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is the only candidate trying to stop the president from the same side of the aisle. The 2020 election will not be the first time Weld's name will appear on a ballot against T

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The Huffington Post
New York Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the controversial bill into law after it was passed by the state Senate.

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Independent Journal Review
AOC Gets Blasted for ‘Disgusting’ Claim That US Is ‘Running Concentration Camps on Our Southern Border’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is receiving backlash after she claimed the Trump administration's detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border are exactly&"; like concentration camps. In a live video Monday evening, the self-described Democratic socialist took a swipe at President Donald Trump as she called him fascist.&"; The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,&"; Ocasio-Cortez said. She continued: If that doesn't bother you… I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough

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The Huffington Post
Boston Globe’s Spoof 2016 Cover Imagining Trump Presidency Goes Viral Again

The fake front page is making waves again following the president's latest announcement about immigration.

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Says US Agency Will Begin Removing Millions of Illegal Immigrants

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,&"; Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. They will be removed as fast as they come in,&"; he said. He did not offer specifics. There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America. Under a deal r

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NPR
Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection

The administration is seeking to ramp up deportation, focusing on those who have skipped court hearings. (Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

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Hot Air
New York approves driver’s licenses for illegals over public opposition

New York State may not be able to figure out how to deal with people fleeing high taxes or its deteriorating infrastructure, but gosh darn it, they"re going to allow illegal aliens to obtain drivers licenses. A measure to put this policy in place has now passed both chambers of the legislature and the Governor announced last night that he"s going to sign it. So - ; job well done ? (The Hill) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will sign a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for driver"s licenses in the Empire State, a counsel to the governor announced Monday evening. The measure wa

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WND
Trump says ICE to start removing illegals

(Washington Examiner) President Trump said Monday on Twitter that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin deporting “millions” of illegal migrants next week. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…" the president tweeted. “ - ;long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t

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Independent Journal Review
In Battleground State of Florida, Trump to Launch Reelection Campaign

President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policies. At an evening rally in Orlando, Florida, Trump, who has long made it known he is running for re-election, will begin making his case with gusto for a second term. The Trump of 2020 will most certainly bear a strong resemblance to the Trump of 2016 – brash and eager to bash his Democratic opponents and promote tough policies on trade and

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Hot Air
Trump: We’re gonna be deporting millions

Tonight marks the official launch of President Trump"s 2020 reelection campaign, with a large rally being held in Florida. Of course, I"m not sure how we"re supposed to be able to tell this. Did the campaign ever actually end? In any event, he"s setting the theme early, with an overnight announcement that there will be a surge in deportations of illegal aliens . This isn"t much of a surprise, really. Trump ran on immigration as a key campaign issue in 2016 and he"s no doubt planning on doing the same thing next year. The usual suspects are up in arms, as you would expect. (Associated Press)

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The Grist
Florida’s summer of slime turned its politics upside down

It was a sweltering late summer day in southern Florida when Becky Harris took her dogs to run along the bank of the St. Lucie River. Her white Pomeranian, Pandora, was off leash while Kylie, her Rottweiler mix, trotted alongside her. Suddenly, Pandora took off down the grassy hill toward the beach and was soon tearing into a dead fish. Harris tried to yank it out of her mouth, but Pandora bolted under the sea grapes to polish it off. Within hours, the normally bouncy Pandora was so lethargic that her head fell into her water bowl. Harris took Pandora to the closest veterinary ER, where the l

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Counter Punch
The False Prophets Cometh

A church was burned in Massachusetts; historically black churches were burned to the ground in Louisiana; a church in Georgia was the scene of a horrific mass shooting; worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh were gunned down; a gunman attacked worshippers at a synagogue near San Diego. Readers aren’t being catapulted back in some sort of time machine to the U.S. of the 1950s or 1960s when four girls lost their lives while at a morning religious service in Birmingham, Alabama, and three civil rights workers were tortured and murdered in rural Mississippi during Freedom Summer when they return

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Counter Punch
If Trump’s the Symptom, Then What’s the Disease?

Don’t try to deny it! The political temperature of this country is rising fast. Call it Trump change or Trump warming, if you want, but grasp one thing: increasingly, you’re in a different land and, whatever happens to Donald Trump, the results down the line are likely to be ever less pretty. Trump change isn"t just an American phenomenon, it"s distinctly global. After all, from Australia to India , the Philippines to Hungary , Donald Trumps and their supporters keep getting elected or reelected and, according to a recent CNN poll, a majority of Americans think Trump himself will win a

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The Denver Post
Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of “millions of illegal aliens” starting next week

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting "next week," an apparent reference to a plan in preparation for months that aims to round up thousands of migrant parents and children in a blitz operation across major U.S. cities. "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump wrote, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "They will be removed as fast as they come in." Large-scale ICE enforcement operati

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Independent Journal Review
Former ICE Director Slams Democrats for Pushing ‘False Narrative’ About Trump’s Immigration Policies

The former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) slammed the Democrats for pushing a false narrative&"; regarding President Donald Trump ‘s immigration policies. During an interview with Fox News' America's Newsroom ,&"; former acting ICE Director Tom Homan praised the president's tough stance toward the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border , saying that Trump deserves credit&"; for the progress he has made on the border crisis and that he believes the threat of tariffs&"; has worked so far.&"; Homan continued on to say that he thinks the pre

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Independent Journal Review
CA Governor Claims Trump Will End Up in the ‘Waste Bin of History’: Here’s How Things Look in His State

California Gov. Gavin Newsom had some sharp words to say against President Donald Trump in a recent interview with Politico . Newsom — who was elected governor following the 2018 elections — claimed that Trump and his Republican supporters would end up in the waste bin of history.&"; [Republicans] are into the politics of what California was into in the 1990s..and they'll go the same direction — into the waste bin of history, the way Republicans of the '90s have gone,&"; he said. That's exactly what will happen to this crop of national Republicans.&"; Newsom also atta

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Hot Air
More evidence that Trump’s tariff battle with Mexico made a difference

Last week, Ed pointed to some pretty clear evidence that things were changing in Mexico in response to direct pressure from President Trump. Specifically, it appears Mexico is making a more concerted effort to stem the flow of migrants from Central America to the US border despite some claims in the media that Trump"s tariff threats hadn"t accomplished anything. Yesterday, the Associated Press reported some more evidence Trump"s plan is working : Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking iden

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Hot Air
Jon Stewart’s imitators have weaponized comedy in the Trump era

Jon Stewart was back in the news last week which may be what prompted Politico to publish a piece over the weekend looking at how comedy has changed in the Trump era. It turns out most of the comedians currently hosting shows with nightly or weekly political content all have a connection to Stewart. The core of the Politico piece is that Stewart presented comedy with a kind of ironic detachment which allowed him to occasionally go after both sides, even if he was obviously a progressive. But Stewart"s progeny have mostly dispensed with detachment and even-handedness in the Trump era. Now peo

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Independent Journal Review
McConnell Calls Out Dems for ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’: They ‘Reflexively’ Oppose Anything He’s for

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for being unwilling to work on immigration issues, claiming they had Trump derangement syndrome.&"; McConnell discussed Democrats' reluctance to work with Republicans on the immigration issue, calling it a real problem.&"; He used the example of a recent bill to provide aid at the border that was shot down by Democrats, despite there being no mention of the wall. I'm going to bring it up freestanding next week and see if they really aren't interested in dealing with this mass of humanity that we have to take care of at the border,&";

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Independent Journal Review
Jake Tapper Tries to Pin Down O’Rourke’s Immigration Plan — Asks ‘to Get a Straight Answer’

CNN's Jake Tapper pushed presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to take a position on immigration after he attempted to avoid the question during an interview on Sunday. Tapper brought up fellow Democratic candidate Julián Castro ‘s calls for the repeal of a law that makes it a crime to enter the United States illegally&"; and asked O'Rourke if he agreed. However, O'Rourke avoided directly answering the question, saying, I don't know&"; before vaguely suggesting it shouldn't be repealed. Tapper didn't let O'Rourke avoid directly answering it, as he continued to press the cand

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Independent Journal Review
Mexico Says It Will Finish National Guard Roll-Out to Stem Migration This Week

Mexico will complete deployment of National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week as part of a new immigration control plan agreed with Washington, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday. The deployment of the National Guard ordered, with support from the Ministry of Defense and the Navy, will be completed this week,&"; Ebrard said at a news conference. Mexico is stepping up efforts to cut the flow of mostly Central American migrants toward the U.S. border under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump , who vowed to hit Mexican goods with tariffs if it did

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Independent Journal Review
For US-Bound Central American Migrants, Better to Stay in Mexico Than Be Sent Home

Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration. Mexico is ramping up security on its southern border with Guatemala as part of an agreement with Washington after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods if the government did not stem the flow of migrants reaching the United States. As part of that effort, Mexico has pledged to deploy 6,000 National Guard members along the border. Reuters report

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
The Dark Side of Brexit: Britain’s Ethnic Minorities Are Facing More and More Violence

Pictures of Daniel Ezzedine show him to be a fresh-faced 17-year-old with a warm cheerful smile. His parents are Lebanese but he was brought up in Germany where he had just left school. His teachers brought him to celebrate his graduation on a trip to Canterbury, where he was assaulted and beaten half to death by a gang of youths in what local people are convinced was a racist attack. It took place at 6pm on 6 June in Rose Lane in the centre of the city about 250 yards from Canterbury Cathedral. Daniel received a merciless beating from his numerous attackers, which left him close to death.

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of Julian Assange. The process was certified by Sajid Javid, a man rather distracted of late. He is, after all, seeking to win the hearts of the Conservatives and replace Theresa May as Prime Minster. Boris Johnson, not Wikileaks and press freedom, is on his mind. The WikiLeaks front man had failed to satisfy Javid that

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
“Wheel! Of! Fortune!” (A Vegas Story)

Wall and Trump Vegas. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. An unnaturally tan woman with metallic blond hair and garish makeup has hit a bonus. Automated applause, bells, whistles, whoops, and all manner of artificial sounds ring out. Flashing in the acrid, recycled air, pixelated explosions of light refract off of the woman’s painted face, glistening and oily underneath all that goop. Sighing, smiling with crooked and stained teeth at no one in particular, the woman reaches into her worn but still violently red leather handbag. Effortlessly freeing a cigarette and pulling it to her lips, she lights i

1 day ago.

Counter Punch
Trump Washington Detests the Belt and Road Initiative

The foreign and domestic policies of the US Administration appear to be guided by a combination of financial greed, the desire to exploit weakness for the sake of doing so, a partiality for malevolence, and determination to be spiteful. In no manner, domestically, has the last been more effectively demonstrated than by Trump’s treatment of the children of illegal immigrants. On June 5 the Washington Post reported that in its most recent persecution of migrant children “The Trump administration is cancelling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
High court, chief justice face upcoming tests

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. began the Supreme Court"s term last fall seeking to assure the American public that his court does not "serve one party or one interest." He will end it playing a pivotal role in two of the most politically consequential decisions the court has made in years. One initiative is to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, which has fueled a partisan showdown on Capitol Hill. The other could outlaw the partisan gerrymandering techniques that were essential to Republican dominance at the state and congressional level over the past decade. The politically

1 day ago.

WND
Who can afford California?

It"s always trite to complain about taxes and the intrusion of government into private lives, but if you are one of the now-unfortunates who lives in California, you have every right to complain. The reality of it all is that it will only get worse, especially now that the state has a new liberal-to-the core Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, and that every single state office is inhabited by a Democrat. To say that Republicans are out-numbered in the Senate and Assembly is the understatement of the year. To assume it will only get worse over the next years is probably a sure bet. The headli

2 days ago.

WND
Trump: Americans demand sanctuary cities 'be GONE'

(THEHILL) — President Trump in early morning tweets on Sunday said Americans “are demanding that Sanctuary Cities be GONE.” Trump, citing Fox News, initially noted that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) “just signed Bill banning Sanctuary Cities in State, & forcing all law enforcement agencies to cooperate with Federal Immigration authorities.” The post Trump: Americans demand sanctuary cities 'be GONE' appeared first on WND .

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Independent Journal Review
Mexico Detains Nearly 800 Undocumented Migrants in Four Trucks

Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants in eastern Mexico in four trucks on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign nationals were found in the trucks stopped in the eastern state of Veracruz, confirming earlier reports about a mass detention. The apprehension came as Mexico steps up efforts to reduce a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who has vowed to hi

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
H-1B visa: Arizona Congressman seeks to kill OPT work permit for foreign students

An Arizona Congressman plans to introduce a bill to end a federal government program - widely used as a pathway to the H-1B visa — that lets foreign students and graduates of U.S. schools work in this country for up to three years. Republican Paul Gosar expects to introduce to the House of Representatives within two weeks the “ Fairness for High-Skilled Americans Act of 2019 ” to kill the Optional Practical Training program, his office said Friday. The OPT program grew 400 percent in the decade after the government in 2008 boosted the amount of time students and graduates in science, techn

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
POTUS Lauds DeSantis’ ‘Courage’ on Sanctuary Cities Ban, Says ‘More States’ Want Similar Laws

President Donald Trump gave Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) props for signing into law a state bill that essentially bans sanctuary cities in the state and claimed that other states want similar measures in place but their leaders are too afraid to go through with it. In a pair of tweets published Sunday morning, Trump lauded the move by DeSantis — who previously served in the House of Representatives before being elected governor — and explained that the bill prohibits local [government] from enacting sanctuary policies that protect undocumented immigrants.&"; Florida Governo

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Romney Pens New Bill to Help End Employment of Illegal Immigrants, Make E-Verify System Permanent

Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) penned a new piece of legislation that would make the E-Verify system a permanent tool to help reduce illegal immigration in the United States. As IJR previously explained , E-Verify is an electronic verification system operated by the federal government that allows employers to check the legal status of the employees they hire. All the employers need to do is submit the employee's full name, date of birth, and Social Security number into the system to be confirmed. This ensures that any employee hired by a company has the proper legal status to be working in

2 days ago.

WND
Iowa shows Democrats moving left

(New York Sun) Events in Iowa this week show the Democratic Party is skidding off the rails. Nineteen Democrats running for president took the stage at Cedar Rapids on Sunday to woo voters. It was a circus of left-wingers going bonkers for things most Americans don’t want. The frontrunners back abortion any time before birth, abolishing ICE (the immigration enforcement agency), outlawing gas-burning cars, shutting down fossil-fuel industries that employ millions and redistributing wealth. These White House contenders are veering far left, even though polls show half their own party’s voters a

2 days ago.

WND
Sanctuary-state guv sues over too-many illegals

(Associated Press) New Mexico and its largest city sued the Trump administration Monday in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from a state seeking to stem the quick release of asylum seeking migrants into local communities and claim reimbursement for humanitarian efforts to shelter migrants temporarily. Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham cited a “derogation of duty” in announcing the lawsuit against acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and top federal immigration officials, with Albuquerque listed as co-plaintiff. President Donald Trump, she said in a statement, “is int

3 days ago.

WND
1st step to demand payback from immigrants' sponsors

(Epoch Time) The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has begun to remind immigrants that if they receive any welfare benefits prior to becoming a citizen, their sponsors will be responsible for paying back the government. “If the sponsored immigrant receives any federal means-tested public benefits, the sponsor will be expected to reimburse the benefits-granting agency for every dollar of benefits received by the immigrant,” the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) wrote on Twitter on June 14. Immigrants who apply for permanent residency and citizenship in the United States

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
‘Nothing Calms Rough Seas Like Partnerships’: FL Sheriff Applauds New State Law Banning Sanctuary Cities

A Florida sheriff lauded a new state law enacted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) banning localities from becoming sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants and requiring them to work with the federal government to enforce immigration laws. On Friday, DeSantis signed into law legislation banning sanctuary cities in the state and mandating that localities work with federal immigration enforcement. I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida's cooperation with

3 days ago.

WND
Florida's DeSantis signs sanctuary-cities ban into law

(Fox News) Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial measure on Friday that blocks localities from becoming sanctuary cities and mandates they cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. “I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law," DeSantis said in a statement on Friday. "This is about public safety, not about politics. We must do everything within our power, and use all the

3 days ago.

WND
New border czar: All illegals 'should be worried'

(Washington Examiner) President Trump’s pick to be the nation’s first-ever “border czar” is a longtime former cop and immigration official who takes a hard line on illegal crossings. Former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan told Secrets early in the Trump administration, for example, that he views every unauthorized border crossing as a crime that can and should be punished. "If you are in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried," Homan told Secrets. The post New b

3 days ago.

Hot Air
Ninth Circuit attempts to reverse deportation order for illegal alien

The madness continues unabated out on the left coast. More than ten years ago, ICE raided a manufacturing plant in Los Angeles where it was suspected that the employer was hiring illegal aliens. They had a warrant and discovered well over 100 illegals working at the facility. They were all taken into custody and the process of deporting them began. But now, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that one of the men (who admitted to being in the country illegally at the time of the raid) should not be deported. This is being hailed by the ACLU as a victory for "immigrants" over the forces

3 days ago.

Hot Air
ABC: Trump’s own internal polling in March showed him trailing far behind Biden in battleground states

It makes me laugh how sensitive people get about bad polling this far out, and by "people" I mean you-know-who. A few days ago the Times reported that "After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Mr. Trump told aides to deny that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in many of the states he needs to win, even though he is also trailing in public polls from key states like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania." He didn"t like that: - ;..The Fake (Corrupt) News Media said they had a leak into polling done by my campaign whi

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
More mumps and chickenpox cases hit Aurora’s ICE facility

Two cases of mumps and a case of chickenpox at Aurora"s immigration detention facility - the latest in a string of outbreaks at the center - have forced 142 detainees into isolation. As of noon Friday, two pods at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility were affected, according to a local ICE spokesperson. The mumps cases were both in one pod, and the chickenpox in a second. All detainees have been given a measles and mumps vaccine, ICE says. "We have one confirmed case of mumps, one probable case of mumps - pending more testing results - and then one confirmed case of chi

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
DC Democrats target Colorado’s Scott Tipton as 2020 House race begins

The campaign arm for U.S. House Democrats took aim Friday at Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, an early indication that national Democrats will work to unseat the five-term congressman in 2020. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched online ads claiming Tipton hasn’t listed a public constituent event on his website since early 2017. The ads, which feature a cartoonish depiction of Tipton as the British puzzle book character Waldo, ask, "Where’s Tipton?" When they click, internet users are sent to a website that tracks the number of days since the last event Tipton listed on

4 days ago.

Hot Air
Does NY’s new law ending religious exemptions for vaccination “attack religious freedom”?

A defense of public health, or an attack on religious freedom? New York legislators passed a law late yesterday ending the religious exemption on vaccination requirements, leaving in place only an exemption for medical necessity. Andrew Cuomo wasted no time signing the bill, which took effect immediately - but not without angry protests over the infringement on religious rights : "We are facing an unprecedented public health crisis," said Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan and the sponsor of the legislation in the Senate. "The atrocious peddlers of junk science and fraudulent medicine who

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Graham Reveals Glimmer of Hope in Finding ‘Common Ground’ With a Dem Lawmaker on Border Crisis

It's been a tough battle to get both sides of the aisle to agree on immigration fixes to the U.S.-Mexico border. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is revealing a glimmer of hope that might bring about a bipartisan agreement. Graham — who has a strong push to fix U.S. asylum laws to curb illegal immigration — told Fox News that there is a serious discussion in the works with one Democratic lawmaker: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). The Republican lawmaker laid out what it'll take to find a common ground&"; on immigration: So, Senator Durbin asked me not to mark my bill up wh

4 days ago.

WND
5,200 quarantined by ICE for exposure to mumps, chicken pox

Thousands of illegal aliens flooding across America"s southern border, part of what President Trump repeatedly has described as a national emergency, have been segregated now because they"ve been exposed to either mumps, chicken pox or both. And a physicians" organization has doubled down on its warning that some of those newcomers are coming from regions of the world that are being ravaged by Ebola, an almost-always-fatal disease for which the incubation period can be weeks. It was CNN that revealed that 5,200 adult immigrants are currently in quarantine in dozens of detention centers nat

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Florida Governor Signs Anti-Sanctuary City Bill Into Law

In an aggressive attempt to enforce immigration law, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law banning sanctuary cities in the state. The law requires state agencies and law enforcement entities to support federal law enforcement when addressing illegal immigration in the state. Sanctuary cities restrict cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, meaning that they can serve as safe havens for illegal immigrants looking to avoid deportation. Over the course of his tenure, the Trump administration has targeted sanctuary cities with funding cuts for refusing to work with fede

4 days ago.

NPR
Mexico Is Overwhelmed By Asylum Claims As It Ramps Up Immigration Enforcement

Mexico pledged to ramp up immigration enforcement and let asylum-seekers wait on its side of the border. But on its own southern border, migrant detention centers are already overcrowded. (Image credit: Quetzalli Blanco/AFP/Getty Images)

4 days ago.

The Huffington Post
DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies

The law prohibits local governments from enacting "sanctuary" polices that protect undocumented immigrants.

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
US Court Rules Against Trump Administration in Immigrant Teen Abortion Case

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the U.S. government cannot deny access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal custody, delivering a blow to a Trump administration policy. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court decision that found the government cannot unduly burden the ability of a woman to obtain an abortion under established Supreme Court precedent. The case involves the intersection of two divisive social issues on which Republican President Donald Trump has taken a hard line: abortion and im

4 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
2020 Democrat Takes Heat for Telling Woman Victimized by an Illegal Immigrant That ‘Crime Happens’

Julián Castro seemed to sidestep an immigration question during a Fox News town hall on Thursday. The Democratic presidential candidate was asked a question about immigration from a woman who had her identity stolen by an illegal immigrant. He was caught and then released on his own recognizance, never to be heard from again,&"; she said to Castro. My question is, would you be willing to penalize offenders taking advantage of Americans by having them not released if they're known to be illegal?&"; Castro began his answer by making an excuse for the man's actions. Let me begin to ans

4 days ago.

Hot Air
WaPo: Say, it looks like Trump won his tariff battle with Mexico after all

For a country that supposedly only agreed to the status quo, Mexico seems pretty busy making a lot of changes. Almost as soon as Donald Trump announced an agreement with Mexico to sharply reduce the flow of illegal immigration to the US border, the US media rushed to call it a defeat. Trump didn"t get anything Mexico hadn"t already agreed to do, and news outlets concluded that Trump caved rather than apply the tariffs. If that"s the case, though, why is Mexico rushing to build a security apparatus in "weeks"? The Washington Post reports today that Mexico is feeling the pressure: Mexico, t

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Mainstream 101: Supporting Imperialism, Suppressing Socialism

In Cormac McCarthy’s consummate work of apocalyptic dread The Road , about a perished world, the narrator dreams of life with his former bride, a mere memory come to haunt his cold nights. Yet rather than embrace such crepuscular balms, he finds them suspicious. “He mistrusted all of that. He said the right dreams for a man in peril were dreams of peril and all else was the call of langour and of death.” I imagine this is how neoliberals think about socialism. As a call of langour and death. Fearful of being gulled by fantasies, they resist idealistic barnstormers with the same intensity wit

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: In the Land of 10,000 Talkers, All With Broken Tongues

Mexican wolf. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + This seems like a big deal to me, but then I don"t get out much: The world’s seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly three species a year since 1900. + From 2001 to 2017, the Pentagon"s emissions totaled 766 million metric tons, according to a new Brown University report . That makes the U.S. military by far the world"s largest single source of CO2 emissions. + The planet’s carbon concentration jumped 3.5 parts per million last year—more than twice as fast as it grew as recently as the 1980s and 50% faster than the average

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Alias Anything You Please: a Lifetime of Dylan

Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That’s a lot of coffee. That’s a lot of stirring. It started out with the folkies jumping on the bandwagon of his early ballads of change - lots of wind blowing, lots of hard rain - until Pete Seeger jumped him at the ‘65 Newport festival, reportedly taking an axe to his amp; Dylan was off the wagon. Fuck the bourgeois folkies, I went with Napoleon in rags, AKA Alias. I stirred through it all and dropped another cube. Then I went electric with Dylan for forty years, moving d

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Trump’s Washington Detests the Belt and Road Initiative

The foreign and domestic policies of the US Administration appear to be guided by a combination of financial greed, the desire to exploit weakness for the sake of doing so, a partiality for malevolence, and determination to be spiteful.  In no manner, domestically, has the last been more effectively demonstrated than by Trump’s treatment of the children of illegal immigrants. On June 5 the Washington Post  reported  that in its most recent persecution of migrant children “The Trump administration is cancelling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors stayi

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Time to Break Up the 21st Century Tech Trusts

On June 11 th , the House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the market dominance of the four leading “big-tech” companies - Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who oversees the subcommittee hearing, proclaimed, "these are monopolies," warning that they dominate the digital marketplace and it might be time for new legislation to increase competition.  "We know the problems; they"re easy to diagnose," Cicilline said. "Shaping the solutions is going to be more difficult." Congress’s action parallels actions by the Justice Department and the Federa

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Anyone Who’d Rather Not be Shot Should Read this Book

Thom Hartmann has long written and spoken on the topic of guns in the United States, along with many other topics. Of those topics he’s dealt with that I know anything about, I have not always agreed with him on every detail, but on most I’ve found him highly informative and persuasive. His new book,  The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment , is possibly the best book I’ve ever seen on its topic, both to read, and to pass along to anyone in the United States, whatever their current opinion on guns and gun laws may be, as well as to share with anyone else on earth who may be trying

4 days ago.

WND
U.S. Islamists blast Disney over 'Aladdin'

Disney"s popular live-action remake of its classic animated film "Aladdin," now enjoying hot reviews, especially from movie-goers (currently 94 percent positive on movie review aggregator "Rotten Tomatoes"), is actually "rooted in racism, Orientalism and Islamophobia." At least, that"s according to the Council on American Islamic Relations, which while claiming the mantle of Muslim civil rights organization has a long trail of terror ties, including being named by a federal judge as a co-conspirator in the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history. Moreover, says CAIR, it is especially

4 days ago.