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Trump’s Companies Boosted Foreign Worker Visas To 10-Year High In 2018

President Trump may have ratcheted up his anti-immigration efforts in recent months, but his family companies appear to be using foreign workers at a higher rate than ever before. The Trump Organization requested and received at least 192 visas for foreign workers in 2018, according to Department of Labor data. That number appears to be the highest for the company going back to at least 2008 and likely much earlier, based on public records. The nearly two decades’ worth of data were pulled to...
Tags: Utah, Japan, New York, News, Congress, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Virginia, West Virginia, Atlanta, Dhs, Fbi, Gop, United States


A list of Steve King's worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain stupid

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns, this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades. Notable that these long, long predate the latest “why does racism have such a negative stigma” remarks that got him in trouble, and ultimately led to his removal from various powerful committees in Congress this week. “I'm a western Iowa newspaper owner who has chronicled @SteveKingIA and his troubling remarks for 2 decades,” tweeted Bu...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Christ What An Asshole, Congress, Mexico, America, Barack Obama, US news, Gop, United States, House, Iowa, Republican Party, Christ, King


Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, China, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Economy, Ap, Soccer, South Dakota


Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota, House, Connecticut, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


More than 2,100 new Americans take oath of allegiance in Ontario

Immigrant Bertha Perez (left), 75 from Mexico City, applauds after officially becoming a United States citizen as her son Julio (right), also a United States citizen, sits next to her during the first of two U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremonies at the Ontario Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Over 2,100 immigrants, with the most coming from Mexico, the Philippines, China, El Salvador and South Korea, became United States Citizens. (Photo by Will Lester,...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Mexico City, Local News, Ontario, Ventura, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services, Sheri Pym, Julio, Ontario Convention Center, National Politics


West Virginia: Proposal to give $10M for Trump’s border wall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia lawmakers want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus for wall […]
Tags: News, Mexico, West Virginia, Ap, Nation, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, House of Delegates, CHARLESTON W Va, Nation & World Politics


White House shifts shutdown strategy, tries to bypass Pelosi

Shifting strategy, the White House invited rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch Tuesday with President Donald Trump, bypassing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team in an effort to get centrist and freshman lawmakers on board with funding Trump's long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Tags: Mexico, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi


Word of the week: Furlough

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history began on December 22, 2018, when Congress and the White House failed to break an impasse over a spending bill. It is now in its fourth week. An estimated 800,000 federal employees are either working without pay – as in the case of thousands of TSA workers at the nation’s airports – or furloughed: sent home, deprived of paychecks, and forbidden to do any kind of work on behalf of the government. “Furloughed employees have no automatic right to paym...
Tags: Congress, Mexico, Government, White House, Wikipedia, Paris, Linguistics, Army, Tsa, Trump, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Word of The Week, Nancy Friedman, Portmanteaus, Eric Reed


The Winner Of The Shutdown? Brandon Judd, Border Patrol Union President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. At the same time, Judd, president of the National Border ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Fbi, Arizona, Secret Service, Customs, Donald Trump, Council, Border Patrol, Clinton, Trump, U S Customs


DACA recipients being allowed to travel outside U.S. was stopped by Trump. Now they want it back

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach


Trump Mindful Of Optics As He Decides Which Trips To Take During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he’ll travel during the partial government shutdown. He visited with U.S. troops stationed at a military base in western Iraq the day after Christmas and flew to the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Texas last week to try to buttress his argument for...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Boston, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Barack Obama, Ap, Ronald Reagan


Graham Urges Trump To Reopen Gov. Temporarily, Continue Wall Negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency. But that may be wishful thinking, given that Sen. Lindsey Graham also says Trump still wants to reach a deal for the wall before agreeing to reopen shuttered government department...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Cnn, House, Fox News, Graham, Nancy Pelosi, Johnson, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump


DACA recipients from SoCal go to D.C. with a request: Can we travel?

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach


Here’s how much and how fast apprehensions at the border change

The border wall is at the center of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. President Trump is insisting on billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border before he reopens the government. How has the current wall worked to secure the border? How many people has it deterred? Funding and technology for security along the southern border has increased nearly every year for the past 15 and been effective. The number of people listed by the U.S. Borde...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Immigration, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, House, San Diego, Customs, Local News, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Border Protection, Rio Grande Valley


A sensible compromise is needed on Dreamers and border security

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln famously warned, “A house divided against itself cannot stand… half slave and half free… It will become all one thing or all the other.” In 2019, Americans of all political persuasions must come to grips with a similar reality; this country cannot endure permanently half legal and half illegal. We either believe in the sovereignty of our borders or we don’t. If we chose the latter over the former, we will punt away our birthright and America will be a nation in name only...
Tags: Japan, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Mexico, White House, Court, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, San Jose, Nancy Pelosi, Liberal, Republican Party


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Alabama, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Austin


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Shutdown: Dot-gov websites vulnerable to cyberattacks, certificates expiring amid funding pause

Federal workers went without their paychecks Friday, as Trump's shutdown of the U.S. government continues for 21 days and counting. With no end in sight, concerns are rising that dozens of U.S. government websites have become insecure or completely unreachable, as their transport layer security (TLS) certificates expire. A Thursday report from Netcraft estimates that the .gov websites are using 80 or more expired TLS certificates. Sites like NASA, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Court...
Tags: Google Chrome, Security, Post, Politics, News, Mexico, Government, Godaddy, Nasa, Cyberattack, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Irs, Tls, Cyberattacks, Mozilla Firefox


Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE's Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls like the one Trump's pushing today, and said border barriers don’t tackle migration's root causes, and may encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. thro...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Racism, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Border Patrol, Wall, Wayback Machine, Trump


Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closu...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Puerto Rico, Trump, Calif


Trump Goes Full Conspiracy Theory, Claims US Is Being Invaded

Upon returning back to the White House following a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border — a trip he admitted to reporters was just a photo op — President Trump concluded that the U.S. is being invaded by immigrants. “I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!” he said in a Friday morning tweet. Trump and his team have been bending over backward in recent days to paint the situation at the border as a crisis in order to justify the government s...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, Nancy, Trump, Donald J Trump, Nicole Lafond


'We want our pay!' furloughed U.S. workers shout at White House

"Stop the shutdown!" protesters shouted in the bitter cold at the union-organized demonstration that started at the AFL-CIO headquarters and ended in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where they hoisted signs reading "Trump: End the Shutdown" and "Not a strike - we want to work." Some 800,000 federal government employees have been ordered to stay home or work without pay during the shutdown brought on by a standoff between Trump and Democrats in Congress over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, AFL CIO, Pennsylvania Avenue, Elaine Suriano


Gov’t Workers To Miss First Paychecks Friday As Shutdown Nears Record Length

The effects of the government shutdown are about to get a lot more real. Roughly 800,000 government workers will miss their first paychecks on Friday if the partial government shutdown continues, as expected, into its 21st day. One day longer, and the shutdown will become the longest in U.S. history on Saturday. Furloughed workers from a variety of agencies won’t get their checks. TSA agents, Coast Guard members and other workers deemed essential who’ve been working through the shutdown won’t ...
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, Senate, White House, House, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Coast Guard, AFGE, Cameron Joseph, American Federation of Government Employees, Chuck Schumer D NY, Department of Housing Urban Development


As Trump visits border, Texas landowners prepare wall fight

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HIDALGO, Texas — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall , landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some property owners are digging in, vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to ...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Democrats, Homeland Security, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security


Trump Says He Never Meant Mexico Would ‘Write Out a Check’ for Border Wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claims he never said during the 2016 presidential campaign that Mexico would “write out a check” to directly pay for a border wall. Ahead of a visit to the border in Texas on Thursday, Trump said, “During the campaign, I would say Mexico’s going to pay for it. Obviously, I […]
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington, Mexico, Donald Trump, Trump, Border Wall, Trump Says He Never Meant Mexico


WH Promises ‘You’re Going To See The Drugs’ At Trump’s Border Trip

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley promised shocking sights during President Donald Trump’s Thursday trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. “You are going to see the drugs,” Gildey said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “You’re going to see the human trafficker situation right in your face.” Watch here: pic.twitter.com/ib1RCPLbMn — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 10, 2019 [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Fox News America s Newsroom, Hogan Gidley, Kate Riga, Gildey


President Trump Says It Will Be ‘Very Surprising’ If He Doesn’t Declare Emergency to Build the Wall

The President heads to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas today
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Trump, Onetime


Texas Border Landowners Vow To Reject Buyouts For Trump’s Wall

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some property owners are digging in, vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the adm...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Dhs, Democrats, Homeland Security, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Gulf of Mexico, Trump, Border Protection, Fred


Donald Trump says '100pc' he will declare national emergency if Democrats don't budge on wall

Donald Trump has said “100 per cent” he will declare a national emergency to build his Mexico border wall if he fails to reach a deal with the Democrats to end the government shutdown.  In his strongest comments yet on the matter, the US president said he would “definitely” take the move if the Democrats continued to refuse to given him $5.7 billion for the wall.  Calling a national emergency could get Mr Trump out of his current bind, opening up new powers that could allow him to push forward c...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, China, US, Democrats, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Davos Switzerland, Donald J Trump, Chuck Schumer



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