Tag: Immigration

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

Businesses Close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses across the U.S. will close Thursday in a show of support as immigrants boycott their jobs for A Day Without Immigrants. The strike will take place in cities including Philadelphia, Austin, and Washington, D.C., and is aimed at protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants throughout the nation. The demonstration will…

Trump: Wall Price Will Go ‘Way Down’

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that the price of the proposed wall on the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico will go “way down” after he negotiates. Trump’s tweet comes two days after Reuters reported that the wall could cost as much as $21.6 billion. “I am reading that the great border WALL…

Hundreds Arrested In Surge Of Immigration Raids In At Least 6 States

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least six states this week in a surge of what federal officials labeled “routine enforcement actions.” The raids targeted illegal immigrants known to have criminal records beyond their immigration status, though some immigrants without a history of crime were arrested as…

Trump Pretends Gorsuch Didn’t Say What He Said

Donald Trump attempted to whitewash critical remarks made about him by his own SCOTUS pick Thursday morning. Even though a representative for Neil Gorsuch confirmed that he had expressed dismay at the president’s attack on a federal judge, Trump claimed his words had been twisted. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, told the media that the…

Gorsuch Calls Trump Comments On Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’

President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court expressed to lawmakers on Wednesday that he was upset to see the president attacking the federal judge who temporarily suspended his ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. In a private meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch said it was “disheartening” and “demoralizing” to…

Senate Votes To Confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General

Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the next attorney general in President Trump’s administration on Wednesday night, earning a simply majority by around 7:20 p.m. with the vote total at 52 yes to 47 no. The night before Senator Elizabeth Warren made headlines for attempting to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King criticizing…

Federal Judges To Hear Challenge To Trump’s Travel Ban Tuesday

On Monday evening, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief defending President Trump’s executive order on immigration, and moments later, it was announced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a challenge to his travel ban on Tuesday. Last week, a federal judge temporarily suspended parts of the travel ban against people from…

US Suspends Travel Ban After Judge Ruling, Trump Calls Him a ‘So-called’ Judge

US authorities on Saturday suspended President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, following a court ruling that blocked its enforcement. “We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas,” a US State Department spokesman told AFP. The department had said some 60,000 travel visas had been revoked in compliance with the president’s…

Kellyanne Conway Invents Fake Bowling Green Massacre [VIDEO]

On her visit to Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” show on Thursday night, Kellyanne Conway make up a fictional “massacre” when justifying the President’s ban on refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries. “I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came…

Trump: I Will ‘Destroy’ Johnson Amendment [VIDEO]

After asking prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Apprentice ratings this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast Trump declared that religious freedom is “under threat,” He vowed to repeal an IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment…

Trump Threatens To Send Troops To Mexico To Take Care Of ‘Bad Hombres’

President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not make…

Trump Blames Airport Chaos on Delta

Airports all over the United States spun into crisis over the weekend after President Trump signed an order closing the nation to refugees and to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawyers and protesters rushed to the aid of American residents who were barred from reentry, and legal battles began all over the country. Despite…

Trevor Noah: How Trump Has Built His Own ‘Crazy Reality’ [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah ripped the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency to show what we can expect from here, and his assessment was pretty grim. It included a “Dark Knight” nod. “The difference between candidate Trump and President Trump is that now we have to live in his crazy reality,” Noah said. According to Noah, Trump…

Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports Take Legal Action Over Trump’s Order

Right after President Trump signed an executive order that bans U.S. entry from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia for 90 days while suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, the rule already faces partial challenge in court. Immigration lawyers acting on behalf of two Iraqi men, one a former U.S.…

Trump Expected To Order Construction Of Mexican Border Wall

On Wednesday, President Trump will order the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials told The New York Times. Trump will sign an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security ordering that federal funds be shifted in order to build the wall, which during his campaign he vowed would be…

Trump Falsely Says 5 Million Illegal Ballots Cost Him Popular Vote

President Trump spent the first 10 minutes of his first official meeting with congressional leaders talking about the “huge crowd” at his inauguration, rehashing the presidential campaign, and repeating a claim that has been debunked multiple times — that he lost the popular vote by a wide margin because of millions of illegal votes cast…

Mexican President Reiterates Mexico Won’t Pay For Trump’s Wall

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans that while taxpayers will initially fund his border wall, Mexico will eventually reimburse the cost. “I don’t feel like waiting a year or year and a half,” Trump told the media at his first press conference in nearly six months. “We’re going to start building. Mexico in some…

Protesters At Sessions Hearing: No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

Before the confirmation hearing for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, protesters shouted and interrupted the proceedings. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” many demonstrators in the room yelled Tuesday morning before they were escorted out. Others held signs that said “End Racism—Stop Sessions.” The proceedings continued despite…

Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings Of Trump Nominee Sessions

The Senate is scheduled to launch three days of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday. First up in the morning is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s nominee for attorney general. WATCH LIVE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF TRUMP NOMINEE SESSIONS Sessions is expected to tout his conservative legal credentials; Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)…

Trump Wants Congress To Fund ‘Great Wall’, Mexico Will Pay ‘Later’

Trump’s team told GOPers in Congress that the incoming administration would like to fund a long-promised wall at the Mexican border through the appropriations process. Throughout the campaign, Trump promised that he would get Mexico to pay for the wall. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay for…

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…

Trump: I’ll Deport 2-3 Million Undocumented ‘Criminals’ [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview set to air on 60 Minutes Sunday night to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two…

Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles [VIDEO]

Donald Trump Jr. attempted to capture the complexity of the Syrian refugee problem late Monday by likening the millions of refugees fleeing violence and certain death to a bowl of poisoned Skittles candies. In a meme sent out on Twitter, Trump Jr. asked: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just…

Mexican Senator Wants Anti-Trump Law

Armando Rios Piter, an opposition senator for the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, plans on introducing a piece of legislation next week that would allow the Mexican government to retaliate against the U.S. under a potential Donald Trump administration if he were to inflict expropriations or economic losses on Mexico to help pay for…

Trump: Mexico Will ‘100 Percent’ Pay for Wall

Hours after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he’d warned Donald Trump that Mexico would not pay for any wall between the two countries, Trump doubled down and told a crowd in Phoenix that Mexico would cover all costs of the wall. “Mexico will pay for the wall, 100 percent. They don’t know it yet,…

Nieto: Mexico Will Not Pay for Wall

A spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told Reuters that he and Donald Trump did discuss who would pay for the wall the GOP presidential nominee has promised to build if elected. The spokesman said Nieto told Trump that Mexico would not pay for it. This runs counter to what Trump said in a…