Big govt, Courts, Immigration, Politics

Supreme Court Sides with Trump

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 with the Trump administration Tuesday that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation regardless of when or if prison sentences have been served. The case was brought by the ACLU, which argued that the federal government cannot exceed the strict 24-hour time limit on detentions of illegal immigrants pending deportation following release from prison.” As we have held time and again, an official’s crucial duties are better carried out late than never,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority. This is a major victory for Trump in the battle with Congress over the emergency declaration amid a massive upsurge in illegal crossings in recent months.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation long after they serve prison sentences for criminal convictions.

The ACLU had argued that federal law imposes a strict time limit on when government officials can detain aliens for deportation after they are released from jail.

Thousands of noncitizens could be affected by Tuesday’s ruling.

The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in a dispute over the federal government’s power to arrest certain noncitizens who commit crimes and hold them in immigration jails before a deportation proceeding.

The five to four decision was met with a vigorous dissent from the Court’s liberal bloc led by Justice Stephen Breyer, who said the majority was enabling the detention and possible deportation of foreign nationals for minor crimes they committed in the distant past.

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Big govt, Immigration, Issues, Politics

Lindsey Graham: If 1 Million Flooding the Border is not a Crisis, “What the Hell Would Be?”

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) just drove a stake through the heart of the Left’s “no crisis” lies about President Trump’s border security national emergency. During an interview with Sean Hannity, Graham confirmed that the U.S. is being “flooded.” He demanded, “If this is not a crisis, what the hell would be?” His remarks were made in the wake of Homeland Defense Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday during which she revealed that an estimated 900,000 illegal immigrants were expected to cross our border by the end of this year. Migrants aside, the Left continues to ignore the reality of rampant drug trafficking, human trafficking, and terrorism.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Sean Hannity on Fox News that the United States is being “flooded” with people coming across the U.S. border with Mexico, and it is indeed a “crisis.”

“If this is not a crisis, what the hell would be?” Graham said in the interview, which comes ahead of the Senate’s vote on President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to allow federal funds to be used to build a wall. “We’re being flooded.”

“The numbers are just through the roof,” Graham said.

Those numbers include family units being apprehended at the border up 335 percent over the last year and the apprehension of unaccompanied minors up 55 percent.

As Breitbart News reported, Homeland Defense secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday that an estimated 900,000 people are expected will be counted as border apprehensions by the end of the year.

The nation’s border defense system “is clearly breaking,” Nielsen said. “We need a barrier.”

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Socialist Bernie Hires Illegal Immigrant Press Secretary

Socialist 2020 contender Bernie Sanders has thrown down the gauntlet to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by deliberately hiring illegal immigrant and Arizona Left wing activist Belen Sisa to become his press secretary. According to the Washington Examiner, Sisa is protected from deportation by Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childood Arrivals. Ironically, Sanders and his fellow members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate don’t appear interested in Trump’s compromise to move these DACA kids “out of the shadows.”

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new deputy national press secretary likely won’t be eligible to vote in the 2020 election due to what she says is her status as an undocumented immigrant.

The hiring of Belen Sisa, an Arizona leftist activist, was announced Wednesday evening. Sisa, who says she was brought to this country illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six, is currently protected from deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Despite her immigration status, Sisa has remained active in liberal politics over the years. In 2016, she worked as a page to the Arizona delegation at the Democratic National Convention and in Latino outreach for Sanders’ 2016 campaign.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Pelosi Pushes Border Wall Termination Bill to Senate

House Democrats-and 13 House Republicans-decisively passed a resolution to “terminate” President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has less than eighteen days to bring it for a vote. Though Pelosi only needs four Senate Republicans to join their Democrat counterparts to pass the measure, there are not yet enough votes in either chamber to override a presidential veto. Three Republican senators have already said they support the bill, which begs the question why Pelosi would pursue such a pointless charade. But the question answers itself, doesn’t it?

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

House Democrats overwhelming passed legislation on Tuesday designed to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, Fox News reports.

“Tuesday’s vote marked the first time the House or Senate has tried to terminate a presidential declaration of a national emergency, using the provisions of the National Emergencies Act of 1976,” reports the outlet. “Former Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., attempted a similar effort regarding a national emergency declared by then-President George W. Bush, but the measure never came to a vote on the House floor.”

Tuesday’s bill passed the House by a vote of 245-182. All Democrats voted in favor of the bill and were joined by only 13 Republicans. For the bill to pass the Senate, enough Republicans would have to break party lines, prompting President Trump to issue his first veto that only a two-thirds super-majority could break.

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Immigration, Politics

Border Wall Construction Begins in California

Despite the Left wing hysteria and lawsuits, border wall construction is under way in California. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced this week that work has started on replacing 14 miles of steel fence with 30-foot-high steel bollards along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego. According to the Associated Press, it is the second layer of barrier to deter illegal immigration in the area. A new section of wall has already been completed in New Mexico, “47 days ahead of schedule!” per a tweet by President Trump. We’re pretty certain Nancy Pelosi is foaming at the mouth right now in her walled-off San Fran estate.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Several days after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, construction began on the fifth border wall project of his administration.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that work has started on replacing 14 miles of a steel-mesh fence along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego, The Associated Press reported. The fence is being replaced with 30-foot high steel bollards. It is actually the second layer of barrier to be put up in the area, with the first layer nearly complete.

SLSCO Ltd., a company located in Galveston, Texas, scored the $101 million contract in December 2018. The Trump administration has already awarded around $1 billion in contracts to cover 97 miles of the southern border, with the project in San Diego being one of the latest.

Trump touted the construction Wednesday of a border wall in New Mexico.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Hillary Chimes In: “There’s No National Emergency at Our Border”

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just can’t move on and accept that her opinion has been relegated to the “no one cares” realm. This time she’s added her two cents, declaring “no national emergency” at our Southern border during a recent interview. “I just don’t think you should call national emergencies unless there truly is a national emergency. There’s no national emergency at our border.” Her remarks are, of course, in response to President Donald Trump’s ultimatum to Nancy Pelosi and the political Left to fund the border wall by Friday, Feb. 15. If they fail to do so, he has promised to declare a national emergency to secure the funding and do it without the political headache. The next four days are going to be interesting.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sunday on Showtime’s, “The Circus” former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump should not declare a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border because she argued there was “no national emergency at our border.”

Clinton said, “I just don’t think you should call national emergencies unless there truly is a national emergency. There’s no national emergency at our border. And he’s frustrated because he can’t even get his own party to support his request. And he shouldn’t be breaking new ground and causing new precedents that really may come back to not only haunt him, but our country. He should go through regular order. He couldn’t get Congress when he had Republican control. He can’t get it now. Then work with Congress. Every Democrat, every Republican wants to do what is right to secure our border. They disagree with his demand that there is only one way to do that.”

 

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