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  • Trump Praises SCOTUS Decision On Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 4:58:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 26, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    President Donald Trump is quite pleased with today's Supreme Court decision reinstating the majority of the "travel ban" until the court can come to a decision this fall. The court overturned decisions from state courts and said that people from the six listed countries that lacked "bona fide" reasons to come to the United States can be blocked from entry. In a statement, Trump said that the ban is a "clear victory for national security" and that it is "gratifying" that the decision was unanimous. Trump further defended the ban as a way to ensure that people who come...
  • Statement from President Donald J. Trump On Reinstatement of Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 9:50:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | June 26, 2017
  • Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | June 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Supreme Court, ladies and gentlemen, has upheld Trump’s travel ban and has reinstated it. To me, this is an example of how silly and stupid we have been since Trump was — not us. There has been no question that Trump was totally constitutionally within his rights to issue this travel ban. An act of Congress that we read to you many times explicitly granted to Trump the official constitutional powers to do exactly what he did and more if he wanted to in his travel ban. It was stayed by all these lower courts and then upheld...
  • Trump State Dept. Approves Stricter Vetting for Visa Seekers

    06/26/2017 9:11:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2017 | John Binder
    The U.S. State Department under President Trump has introduced stricter vetting procedures for all visa seekers. The State Department approved the new rules last week in an effort to follow-through on Trump’s campaign promise to tighten security issues involving visitors. Under the new vetting procedures, foreigners would need to submit: Social media accounts for the last five years Biographical information for the last 15 years All previous passport numbers 15 years’ worth of travel history Employment history for the last 15 years Email addresses Phone numbers Any relatives, including siblings, children and spouses A State Department official told Reuters that...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Decision

    06/26/2017 11:15:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 201`7 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning President Trump’s Executive Order that, among other anti-terrorist measures, temporarily restricts most travel from certain Middle East nations: Today, in a historic decision, every Supreme Court justice agreed for now to reinstate practically all of President Trump’s executive order concerning travel. This is a major blow to anti-Trump activist judges on the lower courts. And it is a big victory for our nation’s security, President Trump, and the rule of the law. In light of today’s strong...
  • Victory for Trump: SCOTUS Restores Vast Majority of Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    National review ^ | June 26, 2017 | DAVID FRENCH
    Today, in a per curiam ruling, the Supreme Court restored the vast majority of the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban — including the temporary ban on refugee entry. The lower courts’ injunctions remain only in the narrowest of categories — where the person seeking entry has a “bona fide relationships with a person or entity in the United States.” And what is a “bona fide relationship?” The court’s guidelines were strict: For individuals, a close familial relationship is required. A foreign national who wishes to enter the United States to live with or visit a family member Notably absent from...
  • Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban from Muslim-Majority Countries

    06/26/2017 8:03:45 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 96 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6/276/2017 | Ian MAson
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced Monday that it will review the lower court injunctions blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travel from six Muslim-majority countries. In a per curiam opinion, the Court announced it will consolidate the cases from the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Fourth circuit, Trump v. Hawaii and Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, respectively. Both courts found the executive order unenforceable as a likely violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment Establishment Clause because the lower courts held it was motivated by an intent to disfavor Islam.
  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

    06/25/2017 3:14:21 PM PDT · by Hildy · 87 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles. Now, the 85-year-old who called himself America’s toughest sheriff will face his day of reckoning in court for defying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Arpaio’s trial starts Monday on a criminal contempt-of-court charge for prolonging the patrols for nearly a year and a half. The judge later...
  • Number of refugees admitted to U.S. drops by almost half

    06/24/2017 6:59:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    LAT ^ | June 23, 2017 | Tracy Wilkinson
    The number of refugees admitted to the United States was cut by nearly half in the first three months of the Trump administration compared with the final three months of the Obama presidency, reflecting the new president's skepticism toward immigration. Government statistics released Friday showed that more than 25,000 refugees were permitted to enter and reside in the United States at the end of the Obama administration. In the initial months under President Trump, the number fell to 13,000.
  • Trump now says SOLAR will pay for the wall

    06/23/2017 9:09:51 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 28 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 06/23/2017 | Frank Andorka
    t’s clear once again that Trump doesn’t really understand how solar works. From his words, he appears to believe the mere production of energy will somehow generate revenue, ignoring the fact someone has to buy the energy it produces. He didn’t explain who would be dong that – was he planning to sell the power to Mexico? The poor residents of south Texas border towns? Who will be purchasing the electricity and at what price?
  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 43 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border

    06/22/2017 1:40:19 PM PDT · by johnk · 79 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | by EDWIN MORA
    ... WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. immigration officers keep apprehending and deporting members of the brutal Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, but they keep sneaking back across the southwest border into the United States, a high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official told lawmakers. .... “We know they’re gang members. We know they’re criminals, but if the county or the city does not allow us to get into the jail to make that final determination, to process that individual for removal and take custody of that person, then they’re released back into the community to re-victimize,” he said. “We are not asking...
  • Judge Narrows Injunction He Ordered Against Trump Travel Ban

    06/20/2017 6:41:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    newsmax/AP ^ | Jeffrey Rodack
    U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson has cut back the injunction he issued against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban order, Politico is reporting. Watson's move comes after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his injunction, but noted portions that blocked the administration from reviewing vetting procedures were too broad, according to the website. The judge narrowed the injunction clearing the way for the administration to conduct internal reviews of other nation's vetting procedures for visa applicants while the case is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN reported. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has called the move...
  • ICE Raids Dozens of Convenience Stores in St. Louis-Truth!

    06/18/2017 8:55:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Truth Or Fiction ^ | May-June, 2017 | Staff
    The Truth: Federal ICE agents took part in a raid on more than a dozen of convenience stores in the St. Louis area, and 35 men were arrested on charges related to selling illegal cigarettes and synthetic drugs. Reports about the arrests surfaced in local St. Louis-area media reports immediately after ICE convenience store raids in May 2017, and those reports filtered into fringe publications after a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release a list of 35 people with Arabic names who were indicted.Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the raids were also tied to the illegal sale of...
  • Administration revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents (Team Trump kills D.A.P.A.)

    06/15/2017 8:42:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/15/2017 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Trump administration is formally revoking an Obama-era program intended to protect immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was announced by the Obama administration in 2014 but was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states challenged the program’s legality in federal court. Kelly formally revoked the policy memo that created the program, which mirrored an earlier effort to protect young immigrants in the country illegally from deportation on June 15. --------------------------------------------- Homeland Security John Kelly formally revoked a policy memo that created the Deferred Action...
  • The Buck Stops Everywhere Else: Trump undermines his own travel ban

    06/06/2017 5:43:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2017
    ... Mr. Trump’s more consequential eruption was against Mr. Trump’s Justice Department. He was evidently responding to a segment on MSNBC’s “ Morning Joe ” about his executive order temporarily suspending immigration entry from six countries with a history of terrorism. “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want,” Mr. Trump wrote. “I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Mr. Trump added that “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.” These comments are reckless...
  • Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is developing border surveillance technology

    06/05/2017 12:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Techspot ^ | June 5, 2017 | Rob Thubron
    After last September’s revelations that Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to a pro-Trump organization dedicated to spreading anti-Clinton memes, the Oculus founder disappeared from public view. He resurfaced in March following his departure from Facebook, and is now back in the spotlight with a new company that makes technology designed to monitor border crossings. Information on Luckey’s new startup comes from a New York Times article yesterday that cites three “people familiar” with the matter. The business reportedly uses the same kind of lidar tech found in self-driving cars for the surveillance of country borders and restricted areas such as military...
  • Susan Rice says no easy fix for homegrown terror, Trump travel ban only makes it worse

    06/04/2017 10:12:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said Sunday there are no easy way to stop homegrown terrorists and President Trump’s proposed travel ban targeting Muslims is counterproductive. “We need to recognize that there will be homegrown extremists in all of our countries and there is no easy way to predict and defeat every single one of them,” Susan Rice said on ABC’s “This Week” in response to the deadly terrorist attack Saturday night in London. Ms. Rice, who also served as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, said that to protect Americans from such attacks, which appeared to be carried out...
  • President : We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights.

    06/03/2017 4:25:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
  • Trump travel ban: Where things go after the Supreme Court appeal

    06/03/2017 12:37:05 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02 June 2017 4:31pm ET | James Hill Lauren Pearle
    ...Should the Supreme Court decline to issue the temporary stay, the government is asking that the court agree to put the case on an accelerated schedule that would allow the justices to schedule arguments at the beginning of the fall term in October. Four votes are required to grant the request for the court to hear the case -- to determine if the travel ban is constitutional. But because the executive order is temporary -- the entry ban is to last for 90 days and the refugee provisions for 120 days –- it is conceivable that the executive order could...