President Donald Trump’s revised, softened executive order that pauses refugee entry from six terrorist-sponsoring nations – Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Syria – and suspends the refugee resettlement admissions program for 120 days is sure to set off explosive racism and anti-Muslim charges leveled at the administration.
During the Trump inauguration ceremonies, announcers made much ado of outgoing Vice President Joe Biden taking Amtrak back home to Wilmington, Delaware. Reportedly nicknamed “Amtrak Joe,” and in keeping with his alleged “man of the people” reputation, Biden when he was a Senator commuted daily between the capital and his Delaware residence.
In the first of what will be many reversals of sanctuary city policies, Suffolk County (N.Y.) Sheriff Vincent DeMarco said that his jurisdiction will no longer require a judge’s order before detaining inmates wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation.
Early in his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised a fired-up crowd of supporters that, when he was elected, they’d be able to say “Merry Christmas” again. At that instant, I knew Trump had a chance.
Here’s a good example of how crazy the debate about what to do with the DREAMers is. Listen to this interview that features Jirayut Latthivongskorn, the first confessed illegal immigrant enrolled in the University of California system as a medical school student at UC San Francisco. Latthivongskorn’s family came to the United States on a tourist visa from Thailand, and never went home.
If President Donald Trump wants to get his administration off to a flying start, he should make good on his promise to restore American jobs. In June 2015, when he announced his presidential candidacy, Trump said: “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created. I tell you that.”