Tag Archives: Immigration

Poetic Justice

A Border War

We knew Trump would be tough on immigration,
But lately there’s been an alarming escalation.
“We’re getting gang members out,
“We’re getting drug lords out,”
In what he refers to as a “military operation.”

News & Comment

Thank You, Germany!

A picture tells a thousand bad executive orders …

Der Spiegel No 6 2017

Enumerati

America Divided Over Trump Travel Ban

49% to 41%

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Americans are sharply divided over President Trump’s order to temporarily block U.S. entry for all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries, with 49% approving and 41% disapproving. Another 10% are undecided.

Enumerati

India Rushes to Get Ahead of Trump Immigration Protectionism

$150 billion

Anticipating a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under a Donald Trump administration, India’s $150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in the United States and recruit more heavily from college campuses there.

Enumerati

Melania Trump Worked in U.S. as an Illegal Immigrant

10

Number of modeling jobs in the United States for which Melania Trump was paid $20,056 in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, the AP reports. “The details of Mrs. Trump’s early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them.”

Enumerati

Pentagon Says 44 Afghan Soldiers Have Escaped in U.S.

44Number of Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training who have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, according to Pentagon officials, Reuters reports. Although the number of disappearances is relatively small – some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 – the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs.

Verbatim

Walker Would Consider Walling Off the Canadian Border

Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.

— Gov. Scott Walker, saying it’s “legitimate” to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, CNN reports.

Enumerati

Trump Providing American Jobs to Foreign Workers

1,100

Number of temporary visas for foreign workers Donald Trump’s companies have sought since 2000, despite the fact that Trump is staking his run for president in part on a vow to protect American jobs, Reuters reports.

News & Comment

Trump’s Big Government, ‘Expedited’ Revolving-Door Amnesty Plan Would Cost $375 BILLION

Donald Trump interviewed by CNN's Dana Bash, July 29, 2015
Donald Trump interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash, July 29, 2015

Now that the media is forcing Donald Trump to provide specifics to back up his bravado and bluster, he’s revealing himself to be just another big-spending, big-government Republican — at least when it comes to two of the nation’s most complex and intractable problems: funding healthcare for the poor and what to do about the millions of undocumented residents living in the United States.

In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Donald Trump admitted he once supported socialized healthcare in the form of a single-payer system like Medicare for seniors in the United States and the cradle-to-grave socialized systems in Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Japan, Kuwait and other U.S. competitor and allied nations.

(CNN has not enable embedding the video, but see it here — and the transcript of section of the interview about Trump’s healthcare and immigration plans follows this article)

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Verbatim

Franklin Graham Suggests Stopping Muslim Immigration

Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized – and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad. During World War 2, we didn’t allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans. Why are we allowing Muslims now?

— Franklin Graham, urging in a Facebook post for a halt to all Muslims coming into the United States in the aftermath of shootings in Chattanooga that killed four Marines and one sailor.