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Will there be a Government Shutdown?

Republican Senate Leader Mitc McConnell doesn’t think so….

Democratic leader Chuck Schumer isn’t so sure….

Mitch needs some of Chuck’s people’s vote….

Donald Trump has been attacking Schumers people….

Hmmmmm?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that there will not be a government shutdown over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing “there is no crisis.”

“Look, there’s not going to be a government shutdown. It’s just not going to happen,” McConnell told ABC’s “This Week.”

McConnell argued that since President Trump has given Congress until March to work on a fix to DACA, there is no emergency that would require a shutdown.

“I don’t think the Democrats would be very smart to say ‘we want to shut down the government over a non-emergency that we can address any time between now and March,’” McConnell said “That’s a very untenable position.”

“I can’t imagine that they want to shut down the government over an issue that’s not an emergency,” he added….

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House Republican leaders are pursuing a two-step strategy to avoiding a government shutdown, but might have difficulty rounding up votes in the caucus for that approach.

Leaders want to vote on stopgap funding in two steps — one continuing resolution keeping government agencies operating through Dec. 22, and then another probably running into January, Rep. Charlie Dent said Friday.

“We obviously have to pass a CR. It looks like they are going to do it in two steps,” said Dent, R-Pa., a senior House appropriator, as he went into a GOP conference meeting to discuss fiscal 2018 spending.

Current stopgap funding expires Dec. 8, and congressional leaders are no closer to agreement on funding levels for the 12 fiscal 2018 appropriations bills let alone the hard slog of actually drafting an omnibus package. With little time remaining before the winter holidays, reality is setting in that at least one more CR will be necessary to buy more time….

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“I don’t think this thing passes,” Walker [R-NC] said. “I think they’re probably going to have to push something into January. At the same time you have defense and military issues when you do that. This is probably going to be a main topic of conversation going into next week.”

Walker confirmed that one option discussed was a CR lasting through December 30.

“We just think that in the throws of tax reform over the next two weeks and then trying to spin out of that and get something done in a day or two there right before Christmas, we just don’t think that puts us in the healthiest place,” he said.

Another member, speaking anonymously to discuss the internal conference deliberations, said the December 30 option was discussed as a way to get more Republicans on board but with the caveat that GOP leaders would not cave to Democrats’ demands on whatever spending bill comes after that….

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Trump and Kelley ARE quietly closing the door on illegal/legal immigration to America…Open Thread for 11/22/17

Donald Trump kept talking about a Border Wall…Republicans kept talking about the big increases in Immigration Police….

Both things are still on hold in Congress….

But quietly ?

Beginning with John Kelley as Homeland Security head and now as the President’s chief of staff….We see how immigration policy is the domain of the American President…Not Congressional lawmakers….

From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama America has had a tolerance and look the other way regarding illegal immigration…In fact the movement of the undocumented families has provided economic boosts to this country….

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But that isn’t what Republicans like….

Using the incidents of violence by a few who have recently come to America from Muslim counties and south of the border , the Grand Ole Party has pushed for closing down the border with a possible trillion dollar wall and going back to the days of immigration raids…..

The jawboning by Trump and media attention itself , along with the recent American economic downturn has cut down on undocumented arrivals….

Added to all this is the Trump Admin efforts to limit almost ANY people coming from Muslim countries to America…That efforts is being fought in the courts…There IS a color and religious angle in this and a political one also against Democrats , who make gains with new immigrants that can vote….

Finally?

The Trump Admin is going after those promised to be able stay in this country legally by past American actions….

These efforts are an attempt to lock the doors against something that HAS been America from the days the place was born….

We will have to wait for the next Democratic President to crack the door open for the door to be cracked open….

President Trump’s vision of a “big, beautiful” wall along the Mexican border may never be realized, and almost certainly not as a 2,000-mile physical structure spanning sea to sea.

But in a systematic and less visible way, his administration is following a blueprint to reduce the number of foreigners living in the United States those who are undocumented and those here legallyand overhaul the U.S. immigration system for generations to come.

Across agencies and programs, federal officials are wielding executive authority to assemble a bureaucratic wall that could be more effective than any concrete and metal one. While some actions have drawn widespread attention, others have been put in place more quietly.

The administration has moved to slash the number of refugees, accelerate deportations and terminate the provisional residency of more than a million people, among other measures. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said nearly 60,000 Haitians allowed to stay in the United States after a devastating 2010 earthquake have until July 2019 to leave or obtain another form of legal status.

“He’s building a virtual wall by his actions and his rhetoric,” said Kevin Appleby, migration policy director for the Center for Migration Studies, a nonprofit think tank….

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No matter how hard they do try?

No one will be able to completely stop people from coming to America…legal or illegal…

THAT is impossible….

America IS growing less white and Republican….

Trump & Co. may slow the movement…

But they cannot stop it…

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Democrats look to push GOPer’s on the Dreamers Immigration policy…

The Trump Admin is moving to expel ALL illegal immigrants it can find, wether they have had past promise’s from prior presidential admin or not….This has been the policy of John Kelly when he became Dept. of Homeland Security head less than a year ago….

His explanation was he is just following the law….

In his move up to the President’s chief of staff, he has placed  a deputy to him over at DHS…..She seems to be following her old boss , who is still her boss….

Kelly has also explained that if there is to be a change in the law?

It has to come from Congress….

That IS a problem….

This Congress has unable to do much of anything except run around in circles and have its members talk to the media….

With the Republicans in firm control of things?

It seems like their position is to keep stalling and let the government keep rounding up undocumented people and ship them out….

Democrats have signaled that they will try to force action on the ‘Dreamers’ program in the next two final weeks of the 2017 legisaltive calendar … or…They will move to shut down the government….

The fight over “Dreamers” is heating up as the legislative calendar winds down, setting the stage for a year-end clash that’s heightening the odds of a government shutdown.

Lawmakers headed into the long Thanksgiving recess are in stark disagreement over how, and when, to provide legal cover for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children — legislation both parties say they want after President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September.

Behind Trump, GOP leaders are opposed to attaching any DACA provisions to legislation extending government funding, which expires Dec. 8. But Democratic leaders, pressured by their activist base and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, are insisting that the DACA protections be finalized before year’s end. Many Democrats are threatening to withhold support for an omnibus spending bill if the immigration language isn’t included.

With just 12 legislative days left on the calendar — and the Republicans laser-focused on enacting a tax overhaul before Christmas — GOP leaders have some tough decisions ahead. And the question of timing on DACA is becoming every bit as sticky as the substance of the bill.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has repeatedly noted that Trump, in dismantling the Obama-era program, gave Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative fix. With that in mind, the Speaker has suggested Republicans would be fine addressing the issue early next year.

“I don’t think we should put artificial deadlines in front of the one we already have,” Ryan told reporters this month.

But a number of Republicans, moderates and conservatives alike, want to move more quickly….

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There was almost a agreement in September…But when GOPer’s saw Trump cutting a deal with Democrats?…They made sure they added things to derail the ‘agreement’…

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Trump Admin to end Haitian emergency illegal status protection for 60,000…

The acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine C. Duke has ruled that like the protected status for Nicaraguans….The same for Hailtians will be ended…..Following the view of her privious boss John Kelley….Their view is that Congress should be passing law to deal with this….

Congress probably won’t since they seem unable to come up with a law to protect the ‘Dreamers’ /DACA children brought to this country illegally that have been following the law and registering ….

Thier numbers are estimated from 500,000 to a million…

The Haitian ‘s involved could be around 60,000….

Duke has the Hatian dedline at July 2019 and the Nicaraguians at  January 2019 in hopes that either Congress will deal with the issue or those impacted will try other means to qualify to stay legally in the country…

….Immigration advocates have said it is wrong and unfair to consider sending large numbers of immigrants back to troubled countries, particularly Haiti. A report by the United Nations in January said the country is still mired in poverty and struggling to recover from a legacy of political upheaval and serial disasters, with about 2.5 million people still needing help.

The decision will upend the lives of thousands of Haitians in the U.S., many of whom have taken advantage of their legal status to put down roots, building careers and raising children, many of whom are American citizens.

“This administration has no plan in place for the children who are U.S. citizens but may now lose their parents and caregivers to deportation,” said Amanda Baran of the Washington office of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, a advocacy group for immigrants.

The group called on Congress to change the law to allow immigrants currently covered by temporary status to stay.

Immigrants affected by the order said they worried for their future….

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Senate moves to cut back Trump and Conservative demands on Immigration…

There has NOT been a ability to pass a comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill for a long time…

Senate leaders are warning that it won’t happen now either…

Senators are moving away from the White House’s long list of demands as they try to negotiate an agreement on a key Obama-era immigration program.

Trump decided to nix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and released a seven-page list of immigration “principles” outlining what the administration wants as they jockey for leverage ahead of negotiations with Capitol Hill.

But senators — while acknowledging they support the “merit-based” immigration reform favored by Trump and conservatives — have appeared cool to the wide-raging plan advocated by the White House.

They warn that an overly broad package would sink the chances of an agreement on undocumented immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, commonly referred to as “Dreamers.”

“I do support merit-based immigration reform but what I don’t want to do is get back into the morasses of comprehensive immigration reform. That’s why I think the … simpler and more easily accomplished goal would be to marry up some fix for the DACA beneficiaries with a border security and enforcement bill,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), said in response to a quest….

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Senate Republicans go it alone on a possible bipartisan Dreams overall Immigration deal…

Bipartisanism is running under the radar in the US Senate…..

The Murray/Alexander Bill has 60 votes in their chamber…..

Now we find out that several GOP Senators are ‘quietly’ working on a bill deal with the Dreamers /DACA issue…..

Of course these efforts will have to get past Conservative ‘s in their own party….

But in order to succeed ?

The WILL have to leave the Conservatives standing on the sideline as they will on the healthcare bill…

Oh, and Democrats will have to agree to more enforcement money and there will be no ‘wall’ money…

A handful of Republicans have run ideas by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Senate Democrat who first wrote legislation that gives Dreamers a pathway to citizenship in 2001. Durbin and Graham have been pitching the latest iteration of the DREAM Act, although Graham says he’ll need to secure some concessions from Democrats to lock down enough GOP votes. The DREAM Act, for instance, covers a much broader population than the estimated 690,000 immigrants who currently hold DACA permits.

Graham wants to begin transforming the U.S. immigration system to one based primarily on economic needs rather than family ties, without slashing the number of green cards as some conservative senators have proposed.

Legislation from Tillis and Lankford tries to address so-called chain migration concerns by barring Dreamers who benefit from their bill from sponsoring relatives until they obtain U.S. citizenship. Under current law, green card holders can sponsor spouses and children for permanent residency.

“We gotta deal with that issue somehow and we just can’t single them out,” Graham said. “So we’re gonna have to start making a down payment on moving toward a merit-based [system], a down payment toward rebalancing green cards.”

Even though they’re aware Republicans will want some concessions, Democrats are wary about accommodating an extensive list of GOP demands and prefer to abide by the narrower deal that Trump seemingly agreed to last month.

“We cannot put comprehensive immigration reform on the backs of these kids,” Durbin said in an interview. “That is unfair and the long list of things that Republicans want to do include many things that need to be saved for a later debate on a comprehensive bill.”

Still, Durbin expressed some optimism: “I think we’re at critical mass here in terms of the number of Republican senators once we reach an agreement. We haven’t reached an agreement yet.”….

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All previous Major Immigration reform trys have ended up in failure….

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Judge: DACA legal advice must be made public….

Will this EVER happen?

A federal judge in California on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to turn over emails, letters, memos and other materials related to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, based in San Francisco, also appears to cover legal advice about winding down the program, which grants quasi-legal status and work permits to so-called Dreamers.

Acting in a series of lawsuits filed over the decision, the judge said the administration had waived its attorney-client privilege by claiming the decision was driven by concerns that the program is unconstitutional…

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Ivanka Trump: ‘Dreamers’ deserve ‘long-term fix…

Hmmmmm?

Her daddy (in the name of Steve Miller) seems to be working to NOT solve the problem with hardline demands that Democrats can’t accept for a legislative deal …..

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Ivanka Trump on Monday night publicly waded into the immigration debate for the first time, calling the plight of Dreamers a “very complicated issue that needs a long-term congressional fix.”

Addressing the Obama-era executive action that protected from deportation about 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children — a group referred to as “Dreamers” — Ivanka Trump expressed sympathy, calling them “innocent people” who deserve a “long-term fix.”

The comments, delivered at a dinner panel where Ivanka Trump was expected to speak about workforce development, could put the first daughter at odds with White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, the author of a wish list of hardline immigration demands released by the White House just 24 hours earlier.

The White House’s new demands for any deal to protect Dreamers included the construction of a wall along the Mexican border — which alone is a deal breaker for the Democrats who said they struck a deal with Trump on DACA last month — and hiring 10,000 more immigration agents, among other measures aimed to crack down on illegal immigration….

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Trump White House advances immigration ‘wish list’ as part of Dreamers deal….

You ARE sitting down readinbg this right?

It’s complicated….

Donald Trump makes promises to ‘take care of’ the Dreamers…..

Anti-Immigration people in HIS party don’t want any part of this….

Donald Trump floats the idea that he wants a ‘Wall’ built between America and Mexico….

Most people think the who idea is without merit….

Trump supporters and anti-immigration people buy into the idea….

Illegal immigration and border crossing drop by MORE than 60%….

The Mexican governemnt assures the world that they will NOT pay for Trump’s Wall….

Trump doubles down on the view that he’ll get the Mexican’s to pay for the Wall….When THAT is dismissed?…He floats an export tax on Mexica good to pay for the wall…When Congress dismisses THAT and dismisses seriopus funding for a Wall?….Trump stops mentioning it….

The Dreamers DACA bill gets time critical…..

Anti-Immigration people dig in their heels…..

They do NOT want the Dreamers….

Trump thinking about his promise and realizing that his party will NOT support his wishes?

Has a sitdown with Democrats and allows them to annouce they will try to make a deal on the Dreamers….

The Democrats float a stand alone bill…But KNOW that is impossible….

Republicans have a shit fit over Trump going to Senate Minority Leader Schumer  (twice) and House Minority Leader Pelosi…..

We NOW have Donald Trump’s White House releasing a ‘wish list’ of things they want in exchange for helping the Dreamers…The list , of course, isn’t something Democrats want to see and do…..

Stay tuned……

There is more to this dance…..

And the clock IS running out for the Dreamers, who the Immigration people have in their data base and could go out and round up…..

And Donald Trump and Republicans REALLY are looking for a win….

On ANYTHING….

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Republicans are working to defy Trump on Dreamers deal with Democrats…

Stung by President Donald Trump’s efforts to cut a deal with Democrats on keeping the 800,000 to 1.2 million Dreamers from being deported from this country?

The Republicans are setting out to do what they did to President Obama ….

Rolling Him…..

The House memebers GOP Speaker Paul Ryan (who is trying to keep his anti-immigration people happy) has given the task of writing legisition on Trump’s request is balking at any support for a bipartisan deal….

The House Democrats are well aware of this and have dug in their heels also….

There is support for Trump’s wishes…

But that support has yet to come forward….

And some the Dreamers have to decide what to do soon with no guarantee if signing up to continue in the program is just giving the govermnment a way to find them and ship them out….

Trump is gonna have to come back and work this against rightleaners in his own adopted party to get what he wants…

Ironically?

The rightleaners are holding out for Trump’s own ‘wall’ somethingb they KNOW Democrats won’t support….

Stay tuned for the give and take that is gonna occur to get this done….

“We are ready to work with Republicans to get the bipartisan DREAM Act signed into law,” Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in an op-ed Friday, where they reiterated their agreement with Trump not to include border wall funding as part of the deal.

But GOP leadership’s partisan approach isn’t surprising. Immigration is one of the most sensitive topics for the right. Ex-Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) got burned by his conference when he even flirted with the notion of a bipartisan immigration solution a few years ago, and then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor was ousted in a primary in part because of the issue.

When Ryan became speaker, he promised his right flank that he would never make them vote on an immigration bill that doesn’t have the support of a majority of the majority. Should he put Trump’s DACA deal up for a vote, he could very well face a mutiny.

Republicans want more than just a fortified border in exchange for codifying the program. Many conservatives are still enamored with Trump’s wall. And even GOP leaders are talking about hiking the number of border enforcement officers and enacting a program requiring employers to certify the legal status of their workforce known as E-Verify.

The dramatic difference between Trump and some in the House GOP was on full display during a Capitol Hill event with conservatives last week. Members of the hard-line Freedom Caucus discussed at length demanding an end to birthright citizenship or chain migration before even considering a continuation of DACA.

“When we’re talking about DACA, it’s the cream on the cake. You got to get to the meat and potatoes first,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said. “You have to talk about chain migration. You have to talk about birthright citizen for an illegal.”

“If it’s just, ‘Let’s-give-some-more-amnesty-to-illegal-aliens’ kind of legislation, then it has zero chance of getting my support,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said.

Comments like these are why Ryan started his working group, which is comprised of immigration hard-liners and moderates alike. Sources say they are likely to make a proposal that goes well beyond Trump’s framework and might include the physical southern structure Trump campaigned on.

For now, Democrats say they’re waiting on the White House to send over a list of legislative priorities the administration would like to see in any final deal. Several Democrats said they were rattled by the leak of a White House document last week that included many hard-line immigration ideas Democrats would never support.

But a Democratic aide later said the plan, written by White House adviser Stephen Miller, an immigration hard-liner, is believed to have been drafted before Trump had dinner with Schumer and Pelosi on Sept. 13…..

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Rightwingnuts going ballistic over Trump consorting with Democrats…AGAIN!

The media has been ablaze over Donald Trump’as meeting with Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer and them coming out to annouce they had a ‘deal’ on the ‘Dreamers ‘……

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It appears that Trump does NOT want them deported….

The deal  would allow the Dreamers to stay in the country, despite AG Sessions  try to send them packing, while Trump would get some border money, but NO WALL.

O fcourse there isn’t any need for a wall at all, nor is there any need for a lot more border security money since the number of reported border crossong and aprehensions have dropped by 41% since last August….

Trump woke up this morning to this….

The hashtag “AmnestyDon” was a top trending topic on Twitter in Washington, D.C., Wednesday following reports of President Trump’s agreement to work with Democratic leaders to give amnesty to nearly 800,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

“Amnesty Don” is the headline of a Breitbart News story slamming the president for working with Democrats on the deal.

“In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program,” said the top paragraph of the Breitbart report Wednesday night…..

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Trump hasn’t backed away from his ‘deal’….In fact say he’s ‘close’….But is gonna try to hold out for more money for the border and it appears he IS going to continue doing his talking to Democrats and not to the leaders of his adopted Republican party…

President Trump said Thursday he is “fairly close” to a deal with lawmakers to address young immigrants living illegally in the U.S. in exchange for “massive” border-security measures.

“We’re working on a plan – subject to getting massive border controls,” he told reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to Florida.

“We’re working on a plan for DACA,” he added, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “People want to see that happen.”

Trump suggested he would not demand funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the package.

“The wall will come later,” he said. “We’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new.”

The president said that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are “very on board” with the proposal, adding that he discussed the plan with them over the phone.

Ryan’s office, however, said the Speaker “hasn’t spoken” to the president since his dinner with the Democratic leaders.

Trump is seeking to clarify confusion surrounding what he agreed to during a dinner with Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday night…..

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It does appear if he gets this ?

He has effectively  figured out how to bypass his own parties leadership and rightwingnuts AND BEGUN TO MOVE TO THE MIDDLE Politically on some policy….

This IS where he was early in his campaign for the GOP nomination before he moved to the hard right for the Republican nomination….

It is apparent that Trump is betting that his base support will follow him if he continues to campaign AGAINST his adopted parties leadership JUST LIKE he did during last years nomination run….

Donald Trump, the real estate dealing New Yorker may have found ‘the way’…..

But his trouble lay not with Congress, but with Robert Mueller and his investigation  and his grand jury….

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Breaking….Trump, Schumer and Pelosi cut a deal on Dreamers…

He does it AGAIN….

Donald Trump is a on a roll ….

Fed up with the Republican leadership that doesn’t seem to be able to do anything within their party majority…..

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President Trump has again bargained with Democrats to get their votes married with a few Republicans to get around Conservatives and let Trump be able to get another legislative win…..

It has been a good week actually for Trump who has gotten court wins on his banning efforts…

President Trump and top Democratic leaders late Wednesday agreed to work out an agreement that would protect the nation’s “dreamers” from deportation and enact border security measures that don’t include building a physical wall, according to people familiar with the meeting.

The president discussed the deal during a dinner at the White House with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The meal included Chinese food and chocolate pie.

In a statement, the White House described the meeting as “constructive” and that it focused on “tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade.”

“The Administration looks forward to continuing these conversations with leadership on both sides of the aisle,” the statement added…..

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AG Jeff Sessions call your office….

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Donald Trump stuck it to his own party yesterday…Was that Good or Bad?…Two views from the Right…

I always repeat that Donald Trump ran AGAINST his own adopted parties guys….Over at Red State , the conservative’s seem to agree….

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Pictured: House Speaker Paul Ryan looking for the least rude way to ask President Donald Trump what in the actual hell he’s doing. Probably.

In a surprise move yesterday… actually, you know what? No. It wasn’t a surprise move. Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats. He said before he would strike deals with Democrats. He was a lifelong Democrat with Democrats ideals and beliefs. His views on spending align with Democrats. His views on immigration align with Democrats.

Nothing about what happened yesterday should come as a shock. Donald Trump sided with the Democrats. Here we are, Trump choosing to deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over the leaders of his own party in Congress, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. It seems like an odd thing to happen, especially given that Trump’s most ardent supporters have been bragging about his ability to fight the liberalism invading the country.

So, when Trump chooses to side with the liberals, you would expect outrage, right? Well, only if you haven’t been paying attention to where this is going.

See, this isn’t Trump  caving in to the Democrats. No no no. This is Trump sticking it to the Establishment, you guys. That’s all. He got Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell real good, you see? The Trump fanatics, Trump cultists, or whatever you want to call them, have moved the goalposts. This is no longer about the Democrats. It’s about The Establishment….

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But over at another Conservative Republican blog , Resurgent,…they aren’t so happy….

….By  @ Resurgent….

…..The President did us all a favor.

But there is a problem. By giving the Democrats a three month extension, the President has essentially compressed the legislative calendar. The GOP will now have to do tax reform, immigration, spending, and debt ceiling all at one time. This exponentially increases the odds of a terrible deal.

With the President siding with Pelosi and Schumer so publicly, he has given the GOP every reason to publicly claim the President must want to work with the Democrats. And work with the Democrats they will — to undermine the President.

Using the newly compressed legislative calendar as an excuse, they will undoubtedly cut several bad deals with Democrats and lump them all together in a couple of pieces of legislation. Remember, there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party. Occasionally they get together and do something that is both stupid and evil and the press heralds it as a bipartisan accomplishment.

We are on the road to stupid and evil more expeditiously because of what President Trump just did….

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Donald Trump just decided to become President….

The DACA decsion just seemed to make Donald Trump turn a corner….

Trump made a call….

Has second thoughts….

And despite his AG Sessions?

This dog thinks the ‘Dreamers aren’t isn’t gonna anyplace….

Second cal the HE MADE?

He had Democratic leaders announce a deal THEY made on keeping the government open and oking money for storm relief ….

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Folks….

Donald J. Trump just made TWO calls that are stick and stick it to the right of his adopted party….And he’s gonna get Wins….

Two storms and Dreamers have made the guy become a politician….

Stay tuned…

This is gonna get interesting….

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Trump Admin urges lawmakers to tell Dreamers to get ready to leave the country…

Talk about a cluster fuck?

Obama says sign up….

The peopele do….

Trump says you’re ok….

Then changes his mind….

Then throws the whole thing on Congress….

Then says I’ll reconsider in Six Months….

And his office tells lawmakers to tell people to saddle up  to leave  the only place you KNOW….Starting NOW?

The Department of Justice officially announced Tuesday that it would end DACA in six months. The program, which was created by former President Barack Obama through executive order, protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors from deportation.

And while the White House and President Donald Trump are urging Congress to come up with a legislative solution for the issue, the talking points from the Trump administration told Congress that DACA recipients should “prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States.”

“The Department of Homeland Security urges DACA recipients to use the time remaining on their work authorizations to prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States — including proactively seeking travel documentation — or to apply for other immigration benefits for which they may be eligible,” the document said, which ABC obtained and confirmed with two congressional sources and one White House official. ….

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Per : Admin. says ICE will use DACA recipients’ info to deport them. Prepare to leave, they say.

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‘Dreamers’ program has been around before President Obama…Update…Trump to ‘revisit’ program after 6 months?

The NY Times gives a historical readback on the program….

Before there was Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, there was Mr. Durbin’s Dream. In 2007, a version of the measure won the support of a majority of senators but fell victim to a bipartisan filibuster that included eight Democrats. Three years later, the bill passed the House but again did not get through the Senate.

And in 2013, language allowing dreamers to stay in this country and work or attend school was included in a broader immigration package that passed the Senate with 68 votes — then failed in the House.

Frustrated after years of failings, President Barack Obama signed DACA as a temporary order in the hope that Congress would eventually pass the Dream Act and broader immigration changes. But with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress, the Dream Act stalled once again.

The politics have clearly shifted on the issue — for both parties. With Mr. Trump scheduled to visit her state on Wednesday, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat who is facing a tough re-election bid, posted a lengthy statement on her Facebook page in which she echoed Mr. Obama’s assertion on Tuesday that ending the program was “cruel.”

Some Republicans have softened, as well. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Washington Republican who chairs the House Republican Conference, said in a statement that while she has long said she did not agree with the way Mr. Obama enacted his program, Congress “must protect” the dreamers who are currently shielded from deportation.

She added, “That principle is fundamental for me.”

But hard-liners in the Republican conference remain unbowed….

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Update….

President Donald Trump plans to “revisit” his administration’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program if Congress is unable to pass legislation on the issue in a designated six-month window, he announced in a tweet Tuesday night.

“Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!” Trump wrote.
On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration would end DACA — a program that gave almost 800,000 young undocumented immigrants protections from deportation.
“I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Sessions said at the Justice Department.
 However, the administration said it would continue to renew permits for individuals over the next six months, giving Congress enough time to pass legislation that could extend protections for DACA recipients past the deadline….
Barack Obama slams Trump  as being ‘cruel’  in looking receind a promise he made to the Dreamers….

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday bashed his successor’s decision to rescind an immigration order shielding some children of undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling the move “cruel” and “self-defeating.”

“To target these young people is wrong — because they have done nothing wrong,” Obama wrote in a post on Facebook hours after the decision was announced by President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “It is self-defeating — because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel.”…
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Is this Donald Trump’s attempt to leverage money for his ‘wall’ from Congress?
And already the rightwing nuts are equating any passage of this program into law as a their curse word ‘amensty’….
Other’s on the right want the parents and other family memebers of the Dreamners expressly singled out for deportation…
Stay tuned….
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