Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

senate Bill S. 1591

Should Congress Rescind Trump’s Executive Order for ‘Mass Deportations’?

Argument in favor

Mass deportation of unauthorized immigrants is a recurring threat from the Trump administration. This threat, empty or not, strikes fear into immigrant communities and distracts from the real issues (such as people who pose a legitimate threat to communities). Rescinding the Executive Order on Interior Enforcement would help mitigate these fears.

jimK's Opinion
···
09/22/2019
I expect trump to start wearing a black hat, dark cape and an evil twisted handlebar mustache, like those silent movies filmed in black and white, as he ties defenseless immigrants across train tracks - waiting for the steam locomotive to ‘solve’ his ‘immigration problem’ as he laughs hysterically. Bullies like pushing around defenseless people because it is hard for them to defend themselves and they are easy targets. Certainly this is easier that actually catching all the drug lords, cartel enforcers, crazed gang members and human traffickers that the evil one assured us were streaming though our Southern border. Too hard to catch? Did you lie, Donny? Stop this insane war on peace loving, hard working and taxpaying immigrants. Just stop. We don’t seem to have any white hat good guys willing to stand up to you and thwart your villainy- but one day, hopefully soon, they will.
Like (135)
Follow
Share
···
09/22/2019
An ever growing list of trumps accomplishments and of those in congress who support him: Mr. America first is sendin troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. Blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. Has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. Invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. Has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. Took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. Privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. Pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. Took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. Thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. Pushing to host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. Was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. Destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
Like (65)
Follow
Share
Yvonne's Opinion
···
09/22/2019
Friedrich tRump, DT’s grandfather, came on a ship to this country in 1885 as an unaccompanied minor. He came from a poor family, spoke no English, didn’t have a high school diploma, had no skills, and not a penny to his name. 134 years later, his grandson would have him deported.
Like (60)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

The Trump administration is well within its rights to exercise executive authority to set immigration policy. This includes using executive actions like the Executive Order on Interior Enforcement to set a policy prioritizing the deportation of unauthorized immigrants who commit crimes or carrying out mass deportations.

ManfromNebraska's Opinion
···
09/22/2019
Those who have been given deportation orders need to be removed. And those who are here illegally should be deported until they get their proper paperwork done to come to this country. They should not be allowed to cut in line all the people who are doing it correctly.
Like (78)
Follow
Share
SneakyPete's Opinion
···
09/22/2019
No Way Folks..... No Way The Trump administration is well within its rights to exercise executive authority to set immigration policy. This includes using executive actions like the Executive Order on Interior Enforcement to set a policy prioritizing the deportation of unauthorized immigrants who commit crimes or carrying out mass deportations. SneakyPete.......... No Way...... 9.22.19..........
Like (48)
Follow
Share
Tim's Opinion
···
09/22/2019
Illegal! What’s so hard to understand. And they have committed other crimes while here illegally. Just because you don’t like President Trump don’t act dumb. They are here illegally and should be deported just like Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama said! Just because it’s coming from President Trump is not a reason to get all ‘holier than thou.’ Illegal is still illegal and they should go and work on a legal way to immigrate.
Like (38)
Follow
Share

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMay 22nd, 2019

What is Senate Bill S. 1591?

This bill — the End Mass Deportations Act — would rescind President Trump’s Executive Order on Interior Enforcement (Executive Order 13768). That order directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize the deportation of a vast majority of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. and prioritizes the deportation of non-citizens who have been charged with crimes or committed chargeable offenses (such as unlawful entry).

Impact

Immigrants; unauthorized immigrants; immigration enforcement; and Executive Order on Interior Enforcement (Executive Order 13768).

Cost of Senate Bill S. 1591

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthSen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced this bill to rescind President Trump’s s Executive Order on Interior Enforcement, which directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize the deportation of a vast majority of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. In a press release upon introducing this legislation, she said: 

“President Trump’s divisive and racist executive order is a threat to the safety and security of our hardworking families and immigrant communities, and must be rescinded. As the proud granddaughter of immigrants who came to America for the opportunity to succeed, I know firsthand how essential it is that we continue to provide that same opportunity for hardworking families who come to America from all over the world. Every new generation of immigrants further enriches the fabric and culture of our nation, and without them this country would not be what it is today. President Trump is carrying out an unprecedented massive deportation agenda, without regard to the American values of family unity and fairness. This approach is wrong. Instead of instigating fear through insensitive and ill-suited executive orders, we should be working together to find a permanent solution to our serious immigration problems.”

In a Senate floor speech urging her colleagues to support this bill, Sen. Cortez Masto added: 

“This administration is targeting immigrants who are deeply woven into our communities, and this inhumane approach must end… [A]s a native of Nevada—a state where one in 5 schoolchildren have an undocumented parent—I know how deeply communities are hurt when we drive out longtime members. That’s why I’m introducing the End Mass Deportation Act to… make sure we’re not indiscriminately targeting people for deportation who have contributed to their communities for decades. The End Mass Deportation Act would make the administration focus our law enforcement resources where they should be: on people who pose a legitimate threat to our communities. Historically, prosecutorial discretion was used to take into account the compelling circumstances of an individual’s case, like parents who have US citizen children and strong ties to the community, or individuals who have served in our military. As a former prosecutor, I understand what an important law enforcement tool this is. The President’s mass deportation order ends prosecutorial discretion in our immigration system, taking valuable time and resources away from pursuing criminals and other security threats. Even worse, the order makes us all less safe, because it discourages people without documentation from turning to police to report crime.”

When he threatened mass deportations of unauthorized immigrants in June 2019, President Trump said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would soon begin deporting millions of unauthorized immigrants. He tweeted, “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” Trump doubled down on his comments in person, saying, “[W]hen people come into our country and they come in illegally, they have to go out.”

In response to Trump’s pronouncements, John Sandweg, former head of ICE under President Obama, told NPR that logistically, “it’s just impossible” to begin mass deportations. He added, “[t]here's no unreserved capacity over at ICE that this president's going to suddenly unleash” to carry out mass deportations.

A few days after his original announcement, Trump announced via Twitter that he’d delayed plans to deport unauthorized immigrants en masse by two weeks. He said the announcement was to allow lawmakers to create a plan to tackle issues at the border.

This legislation has 24 Senate cosponsors, including 23 Democrats and one Independent.


Of NotePresident Trump’s January 25, 2017 “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” executive order made broad changes to immigration enforcement in the U.S. interior. It significantly broadened the categories of unauthorized immigrants who are priorities for removal, revived the controversial Secure Communities program, and reinvigorated a federal-local partnership (287(g)) under which state and local law enforcement agencies can sign agreements to enforce certain aspects of federal immigration law. It also outlined the administration’s intent to limit funding for sanctuary cities, take on countries that refuse to accept return of their nationals ordered deported from the U.S., and to seek funding for an additional 10,000 Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers (more than doubling their ranks from the 8,000 ERO officers in FY 2016).

Under the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” executive order, the following categories of noncitizens are prioritized for deportation

  • Those who have been convicted of any criminal offense;
  • Those who have been charged with any criminal offense, where the charge has not been resolved;
  • Those who have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense;
  • Those who have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a government agency;
  • Those who have abused any program related to the receipt of public benefits;
  • Those who are subject to a final order of removal but have not departed; and
  • Those who in the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.

Unauthorized immigrants without any criminal history can fall under the third bullet because entering without inspection is a chargeable criminal offense (illegal entry or re-entry). Additionally, as the order also states that unauthorized immigrants are a risk to public safety and national security, the final bullet becomes a catch-all category.

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) criticized the order for being overly broad

“[T]he executive order is so broad that anyone who committed even a minor offense, such as a traffic violation or jaywalking, could be deported. The order also applies to those who may have misrepresented their status to obtain work. In order to carry out the president’s pledge to deport 2-3 million persons he deems as criminals, the Trump administration would need to significantly increase the number of ICE agents and conduct nationwide raids and sweeps.”

Additionally, the Center for Migration Studies notes that both Secure Communities and Section 287(g) have been criticized for eroding cooperation between local law enforcement officials and immigrants and their communities. When immigrants are hesitant to report crimes to local law enforcement for fear of detainment and deportation, communities become less safe. The Center for Migration Studie adds that immigrants have been deported for minor offenses, such as loitering, under the Secure Communities program; and local enforcement officials, who are untrained in immigration law, have repeatedly violated legal residents’ civil rights.

The Trump administration’s immigration policy, as expressed in the three executive orders (on border security, interior enforcement, and “extreme vetting” that Trump signed in his first week in office) is a significant departure is a significant departure from the Obama administration’s immigration policy. During the Obama administration, a 2014 memo focused on national security threats, immigrants convicted of serious crimes, and recent border crossers. 

The 2014 Obama memo also laid out factors to be considered while executing prosecutorial discretion to deprioritize or not take action against otherwise removable persons, including strong family or community ties and length of time in the United States. Under the Obama administration, ICE attorneys were encouraged to request the dismissal or indefinite suspension of deportation cases for immigrants who weren’t serious criminals or national security threats. To carry out this directive, ICE attorneys looked for qualifying cases and encouraged immigration attorneys to email ICE with requests for “prosecutorial discretion.”

Under the current administration, the new priorities for removal rescind all previous policy related to priorities for removal and target what the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) concludes is “a much broader set of unauthorized persons.” The BPC concludes that the Trump administration’s “bottom-up system of prioritization” will probably mean that removal “will be determined only by whom ICE can practically and easily apprehend (“low hanging fruit”) and the discretion of individual ICE officers.” The BPC also theorizes that the Trump administration’s adherence to “less strict priorities” will lead to an increase in overall deportations. 

In an August 15, 2017, memo, the Trump administration effectively ended prosecutorial discretion as a practice. In the memo, Tracy Short, ICE’s principal legal advisor and head of the attorneys who handle deportation cases in court, wrote, “Prosecutorial discretion is an act of administrative leniency, it is not an entitlement.” Short also told attorneys they were no longer required to check the email inbox used to receive requests for leniency from immigration attorneys and clarified that ICE attorneys could consider prosecutorial discretion for immigration in very limited circumstances, including: a relative of a military member, those with obvious claims to status, with an “extraordinary humanitarian factor,” or for assets to state or federal law enforcement. Even in such cases, ICE attorneys must receive written approval from senior leadership in Washington for their requests.

David Leopold, an immigration attorney at Ulmer and Berne in Cleveland, Ohio, said the memo “changed prosecutorial discretion by all but forbidding ICE prosecutors from using their common sense or showing any compassion.” Sarah Pierce, a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, agreed with Leopold’s assessment, saying the memo was “in line with the broader interior enforcement goal of the administration: Enforce immigration laws against everyone.”

The Center for Migration Studies estimates that a mass deportation program would have a number of major consequences for the U.S. economy

  • Removing unauthorized immigrants from mixed-status households would reduce median household income from $41,300 to $22,000 — a $19,300 (or 47%) drop that would plunge millions of families into poverty; 
  • If only 33% of U.S.-born children of undocumented residents remained in the U.S. following a mass deportation program, the cost of raising those children through their minority would be $118 billion;
  • A high percentage of the 1.2 million mortgages held by households with unauthorized immigrants would be imperiled, putting the entire U.S. housing market in jeopardy; and
  • GDP would decline 1.4% in the first year, and cumulative GDP would decline $4.7 trillion over a 10-year period.

The Urban Institute finds that U.S. citizen children whose parents have been deported also experience numerous emotional and behavioral challenges. These include heightened fear, anxiety, anger, aggression, withdrawnness, and clinginess. A majority of children experienced four or more of these behavioral changes. 

There are also broader societal costs to mass deportation: the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (APA), reports that raids and deportations make community members more fearful and mistrustful of public institutions. This curtails their public engagement and crime reporting behavior. In her research, Emily Ryo, a professor of law and sociology at the USC Gould School of Law, finds that enforcement actions perceived to be arbitrary, discriminatory, or unjust also breed governmental distrust and undercut immigrants’ confidence and the legitimacy of the law and legal authorities.

There have been several high profile cases of U.S. citizens and residents being physically hurt — and even killed — by unauthorized immigrants. For example, Alexander Mazin, 27, was shot and killed in a San Diego parking lot in February 2018. The suspected shooter, Ernesto Castellanos Martinez, was reported to be the ex-boyfriend of the women Mazin had recently started dating and a twice-deported unauthorized immigrant. After killing Mazin, he fled to Mexico. 

In another case in Houston in 2015, Spencer Golvach was shot and killed by an unauthorized immigrant at a traffic light. His mother, Julie Golvach, said in a  January 2019 on "Fox & Friends" that the unauthorized immigrant crisis only seems "manufactured" to Democratic leadership because "they are sitting safely behind walls." She said that "for those of us out in regular America, we are victims, we are prone to the victimization of illegal aliens and crime."

The Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that advocates for reduced immigration rates, reports that non-citizen households, including unauthorized immigrant households, access public services at a higher rate (63%) than native households (35%). Using Census Bureau data, the CIS noted that compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher uses of food programs (45% vs. 21% for natives) and Medicaid (50% vs. 23% for natives) in particular. 

However, the National Immigration Forum observes that both authorized and unauthorized immigrants pay more into public benefit programs than they take out. In 2017, thhe Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) reported that undocumented immigrants contribute an estimated $11.74 billion to state and local economies each year. However, as they don’t qualify for many of the federal or state benefits (such as means-tested benefits like SNAP, regular Medicaid, SSI, and TANF) that their tax dollars help fund, they take out less money than they pay in via taxes.

More broadly, statewide studies in Arizona and Florida have found that immigrants overall pay more in taxes than they receive in government services and benefits. In Arizona, a study by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona found that the state’s immigrants contribute about $2.4 billion (about $860 million for naturalized citizens plus about $1.5 billion for non-citizens) in tax revenue. Balanced against incremental fiscal costs of $1.4 billion for education, health care, and law enforcement, immigrants in Arizona generated a net contribution of about $940 million toward services such as public safety, libraries, road maintenance, and other government services in FY 2004. In Florida, a 2007 study by the Research Institute for Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) of the Center for Labor Research and Studies (CLR&S) at Florida International University (FIU) estimated that immigrants in the state contributed about $1,500 more in taxes per capita than they received in public benefits.

Based on available data, Econofact concludes that “[d]espite scapegoating in public discourse, the drain that [unauthorized] immigrants place on government benefit programs is small.” As they represent only proportion of the overall low-income population and can’t participate in most federal assistance programs, low-income unauthorized immigrants don’t cost the federal government much. However, Econofact does note that due to the low amount of available federal assistance, “some states and localities bear a disproportionate burden” for unauthorized immigrants.


Media:

Summary by Lorelei Yang

(Photo Credit: iStockphoto.com / anouchka)

AKA

End Mass Deportation Act

Official Title

A bill to nullify the effect of the Executive order that makes the vast majority of unauthorized individuals priorities for removal and aims to withhold critical Federal funding to sanctuary cities.

    I expect trump to start wearing a black hat, dark cape and an evil twisted handlebar mustache, like those silent movies filmed in black and white, as he ties defenseless immigrants across train tracks - waiting for the steam locomotive to ‘solve’ his ‘immigration problem’ as he laughs hysterically. Bullies like pushing around defenseless people because it is hard for them to defend themselves and they are easy targets. Certainly this is easier that actually catching all the drug lords, cartel enforcers, crazed gang members and human traffickers that the evil one assured us were streaming though our Southern border. Too hard to catch? Did you lie, Donny? Stop this insane war on peace loving, hard working and taxpaying immigrants. Just stop. We don’t seem to have any white hat good guys willing to stand up to you and thwart your villainy- but one day, hopefully soon, they will.
    Like (135)
    Follow
    Share
    Those who have been given deportation orders need to be removed. And those who are here illegally should be deported until they get their proper paperwork done to come to this country. They should not be allowed to cut in line all the people who are doing it correctly.
    Like (78)
    Follow
    Share
    An ever growing list of trumps accomplishments and of those in congress who support him: Mr. America first is sendin troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. Blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. Has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. Invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. Has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. Took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. Privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. Pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. Took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. Thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. Pushing to host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. Was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. Destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
    Like (65)
    Follow
    Share
    Friedrich tRump, DT’s grandfather, came on a ship to this country in 1885 as an unaccompanied minor. He came from a poor family, spoke no English, didn’t have a high school diploma, had no skills, and not a penny to his name. 134 years later, his grandson would have him deported.
    Like (60)
    Follow
    Share
    No Way Folks..... No Way The Trump administration is well within its rights to exercise executive authority to set immigration policy. This includes using executive actions like the Executive Order on Interior Enforcement to set a policy prioritizing the deportation of unauthorized immigrants who commit crimes or carrying out mass deportations. SneakyPete.......... No Way...... 9.22.19..........
    Like (48)
    Follow
    Share
    Illegal! What’s so hard to understand. And they have committed other crimes while here illegally. Just because you don’t like President Trump don’t act dumb. They are here illegally and should be deported just like Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama said! Just because it’s coming from President Trump is not a reason to get all ‘holier than thou.’ Illegal is still illegal and they should go and work on a legal way to immigrate.
    Like (38)
    Follow
    Share
    Congress should rescind Trump!!!
    Like (31)
    Follow
    Share
    If we had a reasonable system for legal entry we would not have so many people to deport. What we need is a path to citizenship for dreamers. We need more judges to process all the deportation cases that are now before the courts. We need to stop bringing babies (can’t believe this even needs to be said) before the courts to explain their rights to them. We need to keep families together.
    Like (31)
    Follow
    Share
    Remember...these unauthorized persons do pay taxes and are minuscule part of total population. We have to override POTUS’ blatant xenophobic behavior.
    Like (30)
    Follow
    Share
    If Congress wants to take action, they should do so by passing laws to enact immigration reform (as the Constitution allows). Congress shouldn’t act just to undermine the President, which seems to be their only motivation of late.
    Like (29)
    Follow
    Share
    The Trump administration is well within its rights to exercise executive authority to set immigration policy. This includes using executive actions like the Executive Order on Interior Enforcement to set a policy prioritizing the deportation of unauthorized immigrants who commit crimes or carrying out mass deportations. Those who have been convicted of any criminal offense. Those who have been charged with any criminal offense, where the charge has not been resolved. Those who have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense. Those who have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a government agency. Those who have abused any program related to the receipt of public benefits. Those who are subject to a final order of removal but have not departed. Those who in the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security. For example, Alexander Mazin, 27, was shot and killed in a San Diego parking lot in February 2018. The suspected shooter, Ernesto Castellanos Martinez, was reported to be the ex-boyfriend of the women Mazin had recently started dating and a twice-deported unauthorized immigrant. After killing Mazin, he fled to Mexico. In another case in Houston in 2015, Spencer Golvach was shot and killed by an unauthorized immigrant at a traffic light. His mother, Julie Golvach, said in a January 2019 on "Fox & Friends" that the unauthorized immigrant crisis only seems "manufactured" to Democratic leadership because "they are sitting safely behind walls." She said that "for those of us out in regular America, we are victims, we are prone to the victimization of illegal aliens and crime." The Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that advocates for reduced immigration rates, reports that non-citizen households, including unauthorized immigrant households, access public services at a higher rate (63%) than native households (35%). Using Census Bureau data, the CIS noted that compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher uses of food programs (45% vs. 21% for natives) and Medicaid (50% vs. 23% for natives) in particular.
    Like (26)
    Follow
    Share
    Every thing he has said, signed and tweeted Needs to be overturned. He has Never cared for people. He is thoughtless and everyone now has his number. Bull through - say aggressive things in hopes that he will push his scary ideas. Then he backs down, backs off bc he does not want war, bc he wants to golf And hates to read or be involved in anything long enough to see anything through. *** RepublicNs will continue to hurt at election time bc of their support of him ****
    Like (22)
    Follow
    Share
    The executive branch is charged with executing faithfully the laws of the land. POTUS is doing that. It’s a shame that it must occur via executive action since Congress has increasingly hamstrung law enforcement.
    Like (21)
    Follow
    Share
    No! They should be deporting more, faster!
    Like (20)
    Follow
    Share
    Democrats please stay true to your twisted agenda. Keep doing what you’re doing. It is ensuring your defeat in 2020.
    Like (20)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely NOT. If the citizens of America want a Dem from Nevada running the country, we would have voted for the Dem candidate in 2016. Remember America first, let Trump do what he does best, don’t pay attention to the left, Dems misrepresentations and violence inciting rhetoric. Trump 2020. Build the Wall
    Like (17)
    Follow
    Share
    Trump is fulfilling the promises that we elected him for.
    Like (17)
    Follow
    Share
    If people are here illegally then they should be given an opportunity to leave on their own volition. If they choose to ignore the opportunity then they should be apprehended and removed forcibly.
    Like (16)
    Follow
    Share
    The fact is that this issue is Congress' fault. They refuse to do their job and address the illegal immigration problem we have. I am really not interested in the excuses for passing this bill. The bottom line is that the law is being broken. Either change the law or make a decision on how to handle it. Until then, the law should be followed.
    Like (14)
    Follow
    Share
    trump can’t be trusted to stick to his own executive order. He will abuse the order and manipulate it to do whatever he wants. This is what narcissists do. We need to protect the American way from trump.
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE