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White House trusts Democrats on immigration negotiations despite campaign ad calling them ‘complicit’ in murder

“President Trump’s harsh criticism of Senate Democrats, coupled with a campaign ad accusing them of being “complicit” in murder, will not impact future negotiations on immigration reform, the White House said Monday” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “I wouldn’t say it’s the highest level of trust, but we’re certainly hopeful that we can reach an agreement on responsible immigration reform,” she told reporters on Monday. “I don’t think there’s a whole lot of daylight between where we are and where the Democrats are,” Sanders said Monday, suggesting that bipartisan immigration talks may be…

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Trump: Senate should change rules if shutdown stalemate continues

“Current Senate rules require a super-majority of three-fifths of the chamber, usually 60 out of 100, for legislation to clear procedural hurdles and pass” reports foxbusiness.com. Senate Republicans oppose changing the chamber’s rules so that legislation to fund the government and end the current shutdown could pass with a simple majority, the spokesman said. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Instagram joins crackdown on hate speech

“Instagram is the latest tech company to promise a crackdown on hate speech following criticism that it was not doing enough to remove offensive posts from its app” writes Margi Murphy for telegraph.co.uk. The Facebook-owned tech company, along with Google+, has pledged to remove hate speech within 24 hours of it being reported, as part of the European Commission’s code of conduct on illegal hate speech.”The Internet must be a safe place, free from illegal hate speech, free from xenophobic and racist content,” said Vĕra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice,…

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UPDATE: Hungary plans ‘Stop Soros’ laws…

“Budapest (AFP) – Hungary published details Thursday of tough anti-immigration laws named after “public enemy” George Soros amid a row over claims Budapest covered up a hike in refugee arrivals” writes Peter Murphy for yahoo.com. According to Orban the election will decide if Hungary stays a “land for Hungarians or becomes a country of immigration”. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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Civil rights official: DACA increases black unemployment, crime

“New support for killing the Obama-era amnesty for young illegal immigrants is coming from a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights who is warning that extending DACA will increase black unemployment and crime” writes Paul Bedard for washingtonexaminer.com. Kirsanow, however, said it could be devastating to African Americans, drive more into unemployment and crime and also undermine black families and marriage.Although this correlation does not necessarily indicate causation, the dynamic is consistent with what would be expected from a reduction in unskilled labor competition from illegal immigrants,” he…

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Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

“(Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican’s last day in office” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The drone measure was among 109 bills that Christie signed into law on his last full day in office, spokesman Brian Murray said by email.The law prohibits flying a drone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, the same as for driving a vehicle, or while…

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The most ridiculous law in every state

“We’ve all heard urban legends and rumors about absurd laws in America, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet” writes Melia Robinson for businessinsider.com. Sites like dumblaws.com — which rarely link to states’ current statutes or may misinterpret them — only perpetuate the myths.Yes, it’s illegal for a drunk person to enter a bar in Alaska. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Yes, your ancestors probably did come here legally — because ‘illegal’ immigration is less than a century old

“To enforce the ban, a bureaucracy had to be created, leading in 1891 to the establishment of the federal Bureau of Immigration, the first body charged with enforcing federal immigration law” writes Kevin Jennings for latimes.com. Beyond these restrictions, however, federal immigration laws remained relatively lax: If you were an able-bodied, non-Chinese person, you could come “legally” for several more decades.What constitutes “legal” immigration has been a moving target throughout our history.When people say “my ancestors came here legally,” they’re probably right.And almost none of those who came here “legally”…

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Banks handed secret list of illegal immigrants and ordered to close their accounts in Government crackdown

“The Government will today hand banks a secret list of illegal migrants suspected of hiding in the UK and order that their accounts be closed in a bid to force them out of the country” writes Kate Mccann for telegraph.co.uk. Writing for the first time since her appointment in today’s Daily Telegraph, Caroline Nokes, the new immigration minister, says she will not “turn a blind eye” to people who abuse the system because they drive down wages and put pressure on public services.It is a significant extension of Theresa May’s plan…

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