The national security threats the behavior of President Donald Trump and his administration have posed to the United States have justifiably been the focus and concern of those members of congress leading the impeachment inquiry. After all, the Mueller report compellingly concluded that the Russian Government “interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion” and discovered numerous points of contacts between Russia and the Trump associates leading up to, and even after, the 2016 Presidential election. Trump’s recently discovered shenanigans in soliciting the Ukraine government to dig up dirt on his opponent Joe Biden and effectively interfere in the 2020 election.
(Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on Thursday called for state authorities to investigate a small group of armed U.S. citizens who they alleged are illegally detaining migrants entering the United States.
Donald Trump has spent the last few days engaged in one of his favorite activities: firing people. And the net result is that he has decimated the Department of Homeland Security.
The president seems to be in a controlled rage, having now let go DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Lee Cissna, Undersecretary for Management Claire Grady, and General Counsel John Mitnick. And on top of that he also got rid of the highly respected Secret Service director, Randolph “Tex” Alles.
In Donald Trump’s world, immigrants provide two essential services: as free or nearly free labor and as a political piñata.
Of the long list of people and groups of people Trump hates, immigrants have had the most exposure to Trump’s authoritarian aspirations.
By Mica Rosenberg
(Reuters) – U.S. immigration arrests fell under President Donald Trump at the end of 2018 compared to the same period a year earlier, a drop authorities attributed to a growing need to deal with “alarming rates” of migrant families at the border.
The New York Times reported Thursday that President Donald Trump is considering closing the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
According to the Times:
“The effort would be the starkest indication yet of Mr. Trump’s election-season push to play to his anti-immigrant base as his party fights to keep control of Congress.”
Donald Trump said on Saturday that separating migrant families at the border could deter illegal immigration and that he was considering several options to tighten border security.
A new poll has found that calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a losing issue For Democrats this election year. The poll found that just one-fourth of Democrats surveyed support eliminating the much-aligned agency. ICE got massive amounts of unfavorable publicity after enforcing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of arresting undocumented adults crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and then separating immigrant children from their parents.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said after being on a conference call with the Trump administration that it was clear that Trump doesn't care about reuniting separated children with their families.
There are as many as 3,000 migrant kids separated from their parents, thanks to this president's policies, while he is also trying to hire dozens of more foreign workers for his private golf club.
Trump went on a tirade against the Constitution where he declared America his property and demanded the power to throw immigrants out of the US.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is continuing his war on refugees and asylum seekers. On Tuesday he officially rescinded Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance from 2011 which said that refugees and asylum seekers coming to the United States have the right to work while in this country.
MSNBC's Ali Velshi wrecked Trump's MS-13 immigration invasion lie by showing that what Trump calls an infestation and invasion is actually just 180 people.
The Trump White House is using their official Twitter account to make false accusations and harass Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
On MSNBC, Steve Schmidt laid it out clearly and bluntly that Donald Trump's Muslim ban has made Osama Bin Laden's dream of a war of civilizations come true.
As Democratic resistance grows, Donald Trump is getting desperate and demanding that Democrats stop resisting him and support his policies.
A record number of Americans in the latest Gallup Poll say they believe that more immigration is a positive thing for the United States. The new poll, released on Thursday, said that fully 75 percent of Americans are of the opinion that immigration is good for the nation, while just 19 percent said it is bad for the country. According to Gallup,the percentage of poll respondents who indicated that immigration is positive went up 4 percentage points when compared to their 2017 poll asking the same questions.
Watch the traumatic reunion of a mother and seven-year-old boy who were separated for more than a month, because Trump and the Republicans thought it was going to make Democrats pay for his wall.
If a tweet, Trump ranted that the country didn't need more immigration judges, which was a tip-off that his real plan is to end the immigration and asylum.