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California Governor Declares There’s No ‘National Emergency’ In Border Town With A Wall

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a major critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, visited a border town with a wall and declared there was no “national emergency.” WATCH: I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.” San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a region of economic vibrancy — of trade ...

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Trump To Top CEOs: We Still Want Legal Immigrants To Work In The US

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President Donald Trump made clear that, while he has made curbing illegal immigration a top priority for his administration, he still adamantly supports legal immigration in order to support the country’s growing economy. “We want to have a very strong border, but we’re going to have a lot of people coming in. A lot of people don’t understand that.  They ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Planning To Sue Oil Companies To Force Climate Policies

A spokesman for Arnold Schwarzenegger said the former governor and famous movie actor is still pursuing his options to sue oil companies for “first degree murder.” “We’ve had consistent meetings with a team of legal experts who focus on environmental law and ways to sue for pollution, so we have continued those meetings and we’ve definitely made progress,” Daniel Ketchell, ...

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Another Judge Has Ruled Trump’s Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities To Be Illegal

A California judge has ruled President Donald Trump cannot withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that harbor illegal aliens, the latest in a string of court defeats against the administration’s effort to crackdown on sanctuary cities. Judge William Orrick III — a Obama-appointed judge serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — ruled Monday that the State ...

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Plans To Save Largest US Coal Plant In The West Hit A Roadblock

Negotiations to keep one of the biggest coal power plants in the U.S. in operation have stalled, placing hundreds of Native American workers at risk of losing their jobs. Owners of the Navajo Generating Station — a 2,250-megawatt coal-fired plant in northern Arizona — say talks to transfer ownership of the facility have reached a standstill, and they are moving ...

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2019 On Track To Experience Highest Level Of Illegal Immigration In A Decade

Unusually high illegal immigration in January and February at the U.S.-Mexico border has put fiscal year 2019 on pace to experience the highest levels of unauthorized migration in a decade. Roughly 58,000 migrants were detained at the U.S. southern border in January. Preliminary figures show the rate is only climbing, with over 70,000 recorded migrant apprehensions in February. In fact, ...

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Most Sanctuary Cities Still Enjoy Federal Funding Despite Trump Threats

A vast majority of the cities and townships that applied for federal law enforcement grants have received them, despite attempts from the Trump administration to withhold funding from sanctuary cities. President Donald Trump issued an executive order in January 2017 to block federal funding from jurisdictions that harbor illegal immigrants and refuse to work with federal immigration authorities. The Department of Justice ...

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George Soros-Linked Money Used To Promote BDS Movement Against Israel

The Open Society Foundations, an international grant-making organization bankrolled by George Soros, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the EIRIS Foundation.  The EIRIS Foundation used the Soros-linked funds to create a “Business in Occupied Lands” database that frames Israel as an occupying government force.  Soros is one of the most prolific mega-donors to Democrats and other progressive causes in ...

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Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Is Changing How Immigrants Try To Enter The US

The Trump administration’s asylum policy is prompting more migrants to try their luck at crossing illegally rather than seeking out legal ports of entry, Customs and Border Protection data suggest. The proportion of foreign nationals attempting to cross the border illegally rather than reporting to legal ports of entry has risen in the past year, according to the data. Those crossing ...

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Ilhan Omar Compares Trump’s Presidential Victory To Maduro’s Scandal-Plagued Election

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar compared President Donald Trump to Nicolas Maduro, the dictatorial leader of Venezuela. Speaking Wednesday at a Busboys and Poets town hall in Washington, D.C., Omar argued against U.S. support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. The first-term congresswoman made her case by comparing Maduro’s suppressive regime to that of Trump, according to video obtained by The Washington ...

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Nearly 40,000 Visa Applications Were Denied In 2018 Thanks To Trump Travel Ban

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President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban of mostly Muslim-majority countries led to over 37,000 visa applications getting denied in 2018. The “2017 Executive Order on Immigration” was cited as the reason for the denial of 15,384 immigrant visa applications and another 21,645 non-immigrant visa applications in 2018. The State Department confirmed that the 2017 Executive Order refers to the president’s ...

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Pakistan To Release Indian Pilot As Nuclear Powers Step Back From The Brink

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced he will release a captured Indian pilot, a move he is calling a “peace gesture” after the two nuclear powers engaged in their first aerial combat in nearly five decades. “De-escalation should not be understood as a sign of weakness,” Khan said Thursday, telling his country’s parliament that he will release the Indian pilot ...

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Border Patrol Chief Agrees With Trump That There Is A Border Crisis

In testimony to Congress, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost broke down why the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border qualifies as a national security crisis. “There is an ongoing debate as to whether this constitutes a border security crisis or a humanitarian crisis. Let me be clear, it is both,” Provost — President Donald Trump’s top border official — said ...

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Another Democratic Governor Is Pulling National Guard Troops From The Border

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers joined a growing number of Democratic governors by ordering his state’s National Guard troops to leave the U.S.-Mexico border. Evers issued an executive order Monday that withdraws 112 National Guard troops from their posts along the southern border. The first-term Democratic governor, while blasting President Donald Trump’s claims that a national crisis exists at the border, ...

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Dems: Green New Deal ‘Not a Serious Proposition’ – Set to Prove it With a Vote

  Senate Democrats, forced into a vote on the Green New Deal, are set to show that it was never a serious plan by not voting for it when it hits the Senate floor. Many Democrats are considering a “present” vote if the Green New Deal resolution is brought to the Senate floor, as voting against it would alienate the ...

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