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Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Struck Down

From Fox News:

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban – just hours before it was expected to go into effect across the United States.

Tuesday’s decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s third attempt to indefinitely ban entry into the country by most nationals of Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. The ban would also prevent some Venezuelan government officials and their families.

“Today’s dangerously flawed district court order undercuts the President’s efforts to keep the American people safe and enforce minimum security standards for entry into the United States,” the White House said in a statement. “The Department of Justice will vigorously defend the President’s lawful action.”

Watson, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, found Trump’s executive order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”

The judge said the new restrictions ignore a federal appeals court ruling that found Trump’s previous ban exceeds the scope of his authority. The latest version “plainly discriminates based on nationality in the manner that the 9th Circuit has found antithetical to … the founding principles of this nation,” Watson wrote.

Trump Demands Wall in Return for DACA

I think it’s an opening position in a negotiation. But who knows how much President Trump can get on immigration in return for allowing the “dreamers” to stay, which is a partial amnesty? Maybe, if the Democrats actually care more about people than having this as a political issue, they’ll give in on the wall or at least some other strong measures.

From an appearance on Hannity’s Fox News show Wednesday night.

Video || Pelosi Thanks Illegal Immigrants for Coming to the United States

Yes, thank you for breaking the law. Thank you for making your first act in this country an illegal one.

It’s one thing to say that we should consider not sending people who have lived all their lives in this country into what is de facto a foreign nation for them. I support some kind of – I’ll use the word – amnesty for such people, combined with serious new measures combating illegal immigration, including money for a wall and curtailing chain migration. And if the “dreamers” are over, say, 25 and can take care of themselves, frankly their parents should go back to their country. We cannot allow the DACA issue to morph into another “final” general amnesty. We’ve been there, done that.

But it’s quite another thing to say that illegal immigration is a good thing and we should be thrilled that we are going to have to grant some kind of qualified amnesty to lawbreakers. And it’s astonishing that the U.S. House minority leader would be found congratulating people for sneaking into the country. Even if it gladdens her heart and enlarges the future Democratic voting base.

Here’s what she said on a CNN “town hall”:

Our Dreamers, they make America dream again.

Pelosi can really turn a phrase, can’t she?

She continues:

They’re so lovely and we, frankly, owe a debt to your parents for bringing you here to be such a brilliant part of our future. A constant reinvigoration of America – that’s what newcomers are.

When you watch the video below, listen to the DACA beneficiary’s self-righteous tone. As if the country owes him something. What’s more, he portrays the president of the United States as some kind of Gestapo round-up artist:

I am terrified that a deal with Trump would mean that, even if it protects me and my sisters who also have DACA, would enable Trump’s mass deportation agents to go after my family. We need a solution, and we need it soon. Do you commit to pass a dream act before December?

I could be wrong, but judging by his accent and grammatical error, he may not have come to this country too early in life and might not find it so strange to be back there. Either way, he could try out a little humility while making demands on the president and his “mass deportation agents.”

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

Pelosi Shouted Down by Immigrants Protesting Her Talks with Trump

Nice to see the Left getting a taste of the Left. From the Associated Press: U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been shouted down at a San Francisco event by young immigrants protesting her conversations with President Donald Trump on immigration policy. The Democratic leader was barely able to speak over the chorus of… Continue Reading

Trump is Right on DACA

President Trump today said his “deal” with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over Chinese food at the White House to legalize illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children must include “massive” border security measures. Trump is getting furious pushback from conservatives who are accusing him of… Continue Reading

CNN’s Acosta Accuses Trump of Racism with New Immigration Plan

CNN’s Jim Acosta got into it with White House advisor Stephen Miller during an exchange in the White House briefing room this afternoon about an immigration proposal backed by Trump that would favor skilled workers who speak English. “It sounds like you’re trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country,”… Continue Reading

Live Stream || Trump, Senators to Propose Lowering Legal Immigration

This is an extremely significant step that would change the current system, with the result that the overall levels of immigration would decline and the population of immigrants would become more diverse, with a lower proportion from Mexico. According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump will join Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom… Continue Reading

Sessions Moves to Force Sanctuary Cities to Cooperate

This is what President Trump was elected to do. And this is what he appointed Attorney General Sessions to do. And Sessions has the determination to get it done. From the Washington Times: The Justice Department issued a new warning to sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying they must prove they fully cooperate with immigration agents in… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Grants Temporarily Allows Portion of Trump Travel Ban

The Supreme Court Monday reversed lower court opinions and allowed a portion of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect, barring entry to some who hail from six countries where terrorist organizations operate. The new opinion could still be reversed. The Justices plan to hear oral arguments on the case in October. The loophole… Continue Reading