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Homeland Security Seeks 5,000 More Border Patrol Officers

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued two memos on Tuesday aimed at implementing President Trump’s immigration-related executive orders, which call for strict enforcement of U.S. immigration laws and the hiring of thousands of new border officials, the Washington Examiner reported.

Kelly’s memos include guidance about where the agency stands in the process of building Trump’s border wall, instructions to hire 5,000 additional border patrol agents, and to meet the president’s demand for more rigorous enforcement of existing laws. Kelly also called on Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hire 10,000 new officials to handle the increased enforcement activity.

DHS Guidelines Would Expand Illegal Immigrant Deportations

A president who is serious about enforcing the law and safeguarding our culture. Thank you.

From the Washington Examiner:

The Department of Homeland Security has written new guidelines that would expand the number of immigrants subject to deportation and expedite their removal.

The proposal would expand the number of people considered criminals and therefore targeted for deportation by including those charged with a crime or suspected of committing one. And it would allow expedited deportation for illegal immigrants who have been in the country for up to two years, instead of the current two weeks.

White House Denies Considering Using Troops to Round Up Illegal Immigrants

The White House flatly rejected a report on Friday that said President Trump is weighing plans to mobilize thousands of National Guard soldiers to begin apprehending criminal illegal aliens across the country, the Washington Examiner reports. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters aboard Air Force One “this is not true” and that the… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Maintains Hold on Trump’s Temporary Immigration Ban

Are these judges privy to intelligence briefings? How is this not an infringement on the executive branch. I don’t see how President Trump is overreaching. But I do know that this will keep these San Francisco judges in good stead with their friends. Is political correctness again supplanting the Constitution and the rule of law?… Continue Reading

Stopping Trump’s Order: Follow the Money

Byron York has a piece today discuss what the effort to quash President Trump’s order is really about: cash for big corporations that want cheap labor, like Washington State’s Microsoft. From his piece: Why is Washington State mounting such a vigorous challenge to President Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terrorism-plagued countries?… Continue Reading

Justice Department Destroys Case Against Trump Travel Ban

Washington Examiner columnist Byron York shows how President Trump is clearly within the law with his immigration order banning travel from seven countries where terrorist organizations operate. And he indicates part of what is animating the Seattle judge who stayed to order is the judges own opinion on national security matters. From the piece: James… Continue Reading

Trump: If Something Bad Happens, Blame the Judge

Is he kidding? From the Washington Examiner: President Trump Sunday told Americans to blame the judge who halted his immigration order if any of those who enter from the countries subject to his suspended travel ban commit attacks. “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him… Continue Reading

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump Travel Ban Appeal

A federal appeals court early Sunday denied a Justice Department request to reinstate a travel ban President Trump had placed on those trying to enter from seven countries that have terrorist organizations within them, the Washington Examiner reported. About 24 hours after U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled Friday in favor of a lawsuit by… Continue Reading

Seattle Judge Issues Nationwide Restraining Order on Immigration Ban

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered a temporary nationwide restraining order to halt President Trump’s executive order that bans refugees and asylum seekers from seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the Washington Examiner reported. U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor of a lawsuit by Washington Attorney General Bob… Continue Reading

House Chairman: Trump Executive Order to End Sanctuary Cities’ Funding

A return to the rule of law? Could it be? The House chairman who oversees Justice Department spending is telling so-called “sanctuary cities” that funding for police, jails and housing will end under President Trump’s new executive orders tightening immigration control, reports Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner. “It’s real easy, their money disappears. There’s… Continue Reading

Trump Presses Immigration Ban in Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast

President Trump promised to safeguard “freedom of religion” during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, vowing to repeal a provision of the tax code that prevents religious nonprofits from engaging in openly political activity and doubling down on his aggressive anti-terror message, the Washington Examiner reported. “My administration will do everything in… Continue Reading