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Trump orders construction on border wall; pulls grants from Sanctuary Cities; restores 287g and Secure Communities. But... - 01/25/17
In a test of whether the lunkhead, Breitbart News way of opposing illegal immigration will work, Donald Trump signed two executive orders today dealing with illegal immigration.
In a tweet today, Donald Trump said : Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views. That followed by an hour or so this earlier tweet : Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
Immigration is the most vital domestic issue because it impacts everything else in the U.S. It's also the issue that helped elect Donald Trump. Yet the initial version of WhiteHouse dot gov doesn't highlight it. The Trump version of the site is very barebones and that might change, but if it were truly a key issue for Trump he'd put it front and center.
UPDATES BELOW In a 1/18/17 interview on Fox News by Ainsley Earhardt, Donald Trump yet again implied support for the anti-American DREAM Act and legalizing hundreds of thousands or millions of "DREAMers".
In a 1/18/17 interview on Fox News by Ainsley Earhardt  (video below), Donald Trump yet again promised the outlines of a skilled immigration plan that would be friendly to the Silicon Valley investor class and unfriendly to American high-tech worker
Former Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich - now a University of California at Berkeley professor - is wrong about lots of things, and the latest thing he's wrong about is Donald Trump's wall on the Mexican border.
As you can see on the DREAM Act page, there are valid arguments against that anti-American bill, arguments that can be used to show its supporters wrong. There are also much better ways to deal with "DREAMers" than to allow them to remain in the U.S., and arguments for that can also be used to undercut those who support the DREAM Act and its implementation-by-executive-fiat, DACA.
Remember how four blacks tortured a white special needs victim on Facebook video over Trump? - 01/05/17
Four blacks have been arrested in Chicago for torturing a white special needs victim live on Facebook video. They've now been charged with a "hate crime" (link). They may have also kidnapped the victim and if that charge is made and it sticks they could be looking at long prison sentences.
A group of former Congressional staffers  have penned the "Indivisible Guide" , a document purporting to describe how to oppose Donald Trump. The New York Times even gave them their very own OpEd , despite the fact that - like all Trump's other loud opponents - they aren't going to do anything but help him.
Donald Trump has picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R - South Carolina) to chair the Office of Management and Budget (link). Mulvaney is a budget hawk associated with the Tea Parties movement, and a founder of the House Freedom Caucus.
Twelve hundred scholars, mostly historians, have shown they can't learn from history by signing a pathetic letter  to Donald Trump:
Trump Labor Secretary Andy Puzder wants mass legalization, guest workers, anti-American DREAM Act; ally of Norquist & Bloomberg - 12/09/16
Donald Trump has nominated Andy Puzder to head his Department of Labor. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which runs Carl's Jr and Hardees, and he's very bad on immigration.
Donald Trump has been named Time Magazine's Man of the Year, and in an interview with them he said this about the so-called "DREAMers": "We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud. They got brought here at a very young age, they've worked here, they've gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they're in never-never land because they don't know what's going to happen."
Discussing Jeff Sessions - Donald Trump's choice for Attorney General - John Hinderaker of Powerline declares :
Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump sat down with the publisher of the New York Times and many of their reporters, editors and columnists. The transcript is here. The NYT didn't bring up any immigration-related topics, and Trump only briefly mentioned it. However, what he said was very, very bad:
Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to legalize millions of illegal aliens. He did it before he was elected and now at least twice after being elected.
Trump transition team's Kris Kobach tries to make Trump Wall succeed unlike his past failures - 11/10/16
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is an anti-amnesty stalwart who serves on Donald Trump's transition team. Per the Wall Street Journal, the transition team "includes a unit dedicated to figuring out how to build Mr.
On today's John and Ken show on KFI, the hosts deceived about Donald Trump's idiot initial comment about Mexicans and his idiotic Muslims and regions bans.
Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States of America, despite how easy it would have been to stop him. All his loudest opponents had to do was understand what attracted voters to Trump, and then show those voters how incredibly fake he is. Instead, all his loudest opponents could do was in effect help him such as by smearing likely Trump voters or by only opposing Trump over issues that likely Trump voters didn't care about.
Paul Rahe is a history professor at Hillsdale College and a conservative thinker. For an example of his thinking, he writes : I regard trade policy, immigration, entitlement reform, abortion, kangaroo courts on campus, and a host of other matters of public policy as important. But we can go wrong on any of these matters and later correct course - as long as we can still have an open discussion of political issues and free elections.
The National Border Patrol Council ("NBPC") - a union representing Border Patrol agents - has endorsed Donald Trump. The NBPC says that Trump is the only candidate that would fully enforce our immigration laws.
The TV show Jeopardy decided to get cute about politics: in a category asking the contestants to decipher sentences in Spanish, one of the answers was "Who pays for the Wall?" That's a reference to Trump Wall, a plan from Donald Trump. I sent the following email (links added):
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Eric Trump thinks a U.S. Senate candidate should be assassinated (Ross Kaminsky, David Duke) - 11/03/16
Speaking with Ross Kaminsky on KHOW radio in Denver, Eric Trump said that a candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana "deserve[s] a bullet". The candidate in question is ex-KKK leader David Duke, but that doesn't matter: threatening those who aren't politically convenient for you is straight out of a Central American dictatorship or Saddam Hussein's Iraq (with Eric Trump as Uday Hussein).
Pat Buchanan seems to think that Donald Trump vindicates his positions; see "Pat Buchanan 'Delighted to Be Proven Right' by 2016 Election" . I left the following comment. This is a comment so it's not in the same format as a normal post here:
The video below features Donald Trump speaking Hindi in a new ad from his campaign.
One of the main reasons why Donald Trump is still a contender is because the opposition to him has been so unintellectual. He's made his loudest opponents stupid, dragging them into the mud with him. The smart thing to do would be for Trump to get out of the mud and leave his opponents there: doing a great public service by making them look bad.
Rich Schapiro of the New York Daily News writes "Eric Trump tricked into taking photo with woman wearing shirt that says ‘AGAINST Trump’ in Spanish" (link): (Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump) was played for a fool at a North Carolina rally when he posed for a photo with a young woman wearing a "Latinas Contra Trump" shirt.
Earlier today, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and described what he'd do in his first 100 days as president. Obviously, he's not going to be president so it doesn't matter, but what he said shows just how flawed a candidate he is and how great a disservice his supporters have done to the U.S. by enabling him rather than demanding better.
Donald Trump has a fair number of supporters from the "Alt Right": white nationalists who don't hide what they support. They tend to be nasty people who can't make valid arguments but instead rely on iconography, memes, and so on.
On October 17, Tim Hains of RealClearPolitics posted "YouTuber Test: Car With Trump Stickers Looted, Destroyed By Black Youth"  featuring a video purporting to show five black youths smashing the windows of a car that had been supposedly parked in a black neighborhood. The video later turned out to be a complete hoax, featuring actors smashing the windows.
How incompetent is Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's campaign manager? To answer that question, all you have to do is look at the current state of the election. Despite all his many personal failings, Trump should be ahead by 10 or 20 points. All he had to do was use Hillary Clinton's extraordinary vulnerabilities on immigration - such as her support for the anti-American DREAM Act - against her. Instead, Trump has decided to engage in meaningless personality issues.
After the release of the Entertainment Tonight tape, Donald Trump has decided to go full-on Breitbart News, concentrating on Hillary Clinton's and Bill Clinton's personal issues and various scandals/"scandals" rather than things that are actually importan
At tonight's VP debate, Donald Trump's VP Mike Pence lied about Trump's "Mexican" comments that kicked off his campaign. Trump kicked off his campaign by saying among other things "and some, I assume, are good people". That implies that the rest aren't. Since "some" is the opposite of "most", Trump was saying that most Mexican illegal aliens aren't "good people".
Here are yet two more examples of Donald Trump's gross incompetence:
Loose borders libertarian Trump advisor Stephen Moore is trying to weaken him on free trade - 09/07/16
Last month, Donald Trump released lists of the members of his Economic Advisory Council. (He did it in two rounds, and therein lies yet another tale about Trump's incompetence.)
Here's yet another in the long line of examples of Donald Trump's incompetence in the political arena.
Remember the "USA Freedom Kids", the trio of little girls who gave a cute-but-creepy serenade to Donald Trump before one of his Florida rallies? In yet another example of just how incompetent Trump is in the political arena, they're now suing him : Jeff Popick, the group's manager and the father of one of the girls, told CNN the Trump campaign did not give him and the girls their due.
Trump spox Katrina Pierson: "immigration is not showing to be a top priority"; Trump still for mass legalization - 09/06/16
Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson was recently interviewed on CNN by Alisyn Camerota and said among other things that "immigration is not showing to be a top priority for Americans in this election cycle".
Donald Trump plans on giving a big immigration speech today, and this text will be replaced with a discussion of all the ways his plans would fail when a transcript is available.