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McConnell Predicts No Shutdown: Trump “Flexible” on Border Deal

“House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiIsrael boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate McConnell predicts no shutdown: Trump ‘flexible’ on border deal Ocasio-Cortez had highest percentage of small donors in midterms: report MORE (Calif.) also told reporters before lunchtime that she would not accept the offer” reports thehill.com. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellIsrael boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate Schumer blasts GOP request for immigration ‘slush fund’ Trump: ‘Too early to say’ if shutdown will be averted MORE (R-Ky.) on…

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U.S. reverses policy in move to speed release of migrant children

“(Reuters) – The Trump administration is reversing a controversial policy that required extensive background checks of all adults living with sponsors of migrant children, in a move that could lead to faster release of migrant minors from shelters” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The children are then expected to show up to immigration court to fight their deportation cases.Another reason, they say, is that information about potential sponsors is now shared with the Department of Homeland Security, which enforces immigration law. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that immigrants make the U.S. ‘dirtier’ costs Fox News an advertiser

“Pacific Life, an insurance company, said in a statement Friday that it “strongly” disagreed with Carlson’s immigration comments” writes Alex Horton for sun-sentinel.com. Few advocates, if any, argue the economic merit of immigration, Carlson said in his opening monologue Thursday evening. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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DHS needs to mount a PR campaign in Central America

“The impression in Central America today is that if you push north before new immigration laws are passed, you will get a path to U.S. citizenship” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The U.S., working with Mexico, can offer solutions in the form of honest messages until new immigration laws are passed.Even before I worked for the White House Security Council’s DHS Human Smuggling Cell in 2015, the message that had spread widely among Central American migrants was to get a foothold in the U.S. before any new immigration laws were implemented. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share…

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William Barr, Trump’s pick as attorney general, is an immigration hardliner

“In the 1990s, while serving as deputy attorney general and then attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush, Barr expressed his frustrations with U.S. asylum policies” reports washingtonexaminer.com. President Trump’s pick to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be an even stauncher ally of his immigration policy than his hawkish predecessor.Barr has publicly expressed his support for Sessions’ time as attorney general, writing in the Washington Post in November 2018 to praise his efforts to tighten up the U.S. immigration system. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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The number of people arrested for illegally employing or working at U.S. companies skyrocketed more than 700 percent during President Trump’s first full fiscal year in office, according to government data released Tuesday afternoon.

“While at the worksite, ICE may arrest employers and employees found to be illegally employing or working, respectively” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Administrative arrests are not necessarily punitive and indicate the person does not have legal documents to work in the U.S. Criminal arrests are typically for possessing fraudulent work documents or illegally employing workers. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Is Team Trump ready for Pelosi’s ‘death by a thousand cuts’?

“But now that the House is changing hands, the president’s allies will have less power to stop Democrats, which signals trouble for the Trump administration” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “I think they are certainly not prepared for the death by a thousand cuts that is almost undoubtedly coming from Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats,” one source close to the administration told the Washington Examiner. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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