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"At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court."

"There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word 'Bienvenidos,' or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply.... he most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls...." From "First migrant facility for children opens under Biden" ...
Tags: Law, America, Journalism, Biden, Trump, Ann Althouse, Bob Boyd, Trump and immigration, Biden And Immigration


"Remember in the Lion King when Scar cheated to win the title as king? And the pride land was overrun with the hyenas? And all of the lions lost everything they had built and maintained? Just asking. No reason."

Tweeted Donald Trump Jr., quoted in "Ivanka praises her own work in farewell message as bitter Don Jr compares Biden to The Lion King’s Uncle Scar/Members of the Trump family signed off after four tumultuous years in the White House" (The Independent). Don't compare human beings to animals. Don't say "pride land was overrun with the hyenas"! Your father was called a racist for his statements and policies on immigration, and "pride" resonates with white pride and Proud Boys. Why would you do th...
Tags: Law, White House, Africa, Disney, Harvard, New York Times, Broadway, Biden, Whoopi Goldberg, Pride, Lions, Trump, Jeremy Irons, White Supremacy, Don, Ivanka


"The swing towards Trump in Hispanic areas across the country is extraordinary. It was hinted at in the preëlection polls."

"The polls always showed the President faring better among nonwhite, and particularly Hispanic, voters than he did four years ago, but the magnitude of the shift was way beyond expectations.... I think it could easily be a double-digit swing in the President’s direction. I have not crunched these numbers conclusively, and it’s still too early to do that. But that would be my initial gut sense, yes. The most obvious reason for this, I would assume, is the education divide in our politics manifest...
Tags: Texas, Law, Ethnicity, Trump, Rio Grande Valley, Nate Cohn, Jason Villalba, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump and immigration, 2020 Campaign, Said Nate Cohn, Sharon Navarro, Texas Latinos


"But if Biden wins, your borders will be gone and your country will be gone, frankly. Look, this is not a man that’s capable."

"When I meet with these heads of state, the one thing I can tell you, they’re sharp. They’re sharp. They’re not off. They’re sharp. This is not a man that can handle the job.... All he talks about is COVID, COVID, COVID because they want to scare people. And we’ve done so well with it. Now it’s 99.8%. I mean, you look at what’s going on and we’re rounding the turn. We’re rounding the corner. We’re rounding the corner beautifully. But Joe Biden was very disrespectful last night to President Barac...
Tags: Florida, Law, Obama, President Obama, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Joe, Trump, Barack Hussein Obama, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and immigration, Trump 2020, Obama Sleepy Joe Biden


If Barbara Lagoa is Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, it will forefront a subject that roiled the presidential election in 2000 — Elian Gonzalez.

I'm reading "Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick/Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump" (NYT).Ms. Lagoa represented a relative of a 5-year-old boy found off the Florida coast after his mother had drowned trying to cross over from Cuba. His name was Elián González. Federal agents would eventually seize Elián and ...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Atlantic, United States, Miami, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Gore, Trump, South Florida, Moore


"President Trump and the Republican Party placed the powers of the federal government in service to Trump’s reelection on Tuesday..."

"... staging pardoning and naturalization ceremonies as part of the GOP’s official nominating convention and using the White House Rose Garden for a speech by the first lady.... The format bucked traditional norms of diplomacy and launched a House investigation into whether Pompeo violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that separates government functions from political ones — and a line that Trump and many of his aides have appeared to delight in blurring. Pompeo's address, delivered with the nig...
Tags: Law, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Fbi, Gop, Ethics, House, Republican Party, Trump, U S Embassy, Pompeo, Chad Wolf, White House Rose Garden, Ann Althouse, White House Trump, Trump and immigration


Trump is putting children in cages hotels... and it's an outrage.

"The Trump administration has been using major hotel chains to detain children and families taken into custody at the border, creating a largely unregulated shadow system of detention and swift expulsions without the safeguards that are intended to protect the most vulnerable migrants.... Children as young as a year old — often arriving at the border with no parents — are being put in hotels under the supervision of transportation workers who are not licensed to provide child care.... But becau...
Tags: Law, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


"What happens if it's a 'Flight 93 Election' and your side is corkscrewing down into the earth?"

That's the prospect facing once and possibly future Trumpists. It's undeniable at this point: Trump's falling behind and flailing. He's alienating white voters, and not gaining enough of any other kind.... If Trump loses, and in the process Democrats retain the Senate and win back the House, they will have the chance to do big things. On many issues, they’re split — but one big thing they’ll be able to agree on is passing a giant Gang-of-8 style amnesty bill.... They see a mass influx of immigra...
Tags: Law, Senate, White House, Immigration, Joe Biden, House, Trump, Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, KAUS, Mickey Kaus, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, the stop-Trump effort, Trump Pence, Trump and immigration


Click on this WaPo link to see a photograph of Chuck Schumer exiting the Senate chamber while holding an N95 disposable respirator in his hand, with his middle finger on the inside...

... and walking past a woman — an assistant or guard of some kind? — who is wearing a disposable surgical mask. Here: "House pushes toward historic change in voting procedures as pandemic sidelines Congress."Such an unpleasant look for him. Either wear the mask or don't. And why are these people using the medical supplies and not the washable cloth mask they tell us to wear? And how inept is it to put your finger on the inside? That's actually quite gross even in times of plentiful supplies.I've...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Labor, Putin, Congress, Senate, Intelligence, Ap, Harvard, Quora, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Flynn, Koch, WaPo


"In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!"

Trump tweeted last night, reported in "Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says He Will Suspend Immigration" (NYT).In recent weeks, the Trump administration has said that health concerns justified moving swiftly to bar asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants from entering the country, alarming immigration advocates who have said that Mr. Trump and his advisers are using a pandemic to broaden hard-line policies.Under the kind of executive order the president described, the Trump administration wou...
Tags: Law, United States, Trump, WaPo, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse, Mr Trump, Trump and immigration, Coronavirus


Trump with the Evangelicals.

Yesterday, in Miami:ADDED: Here's a Guardian article about Trump's rally, "'He was sent to us': at church rally, evangelicals worship God and Trump":“My administration will never stop fighting for Americans of faith,” Trump said at the conclusion of an often freewheeling 75-minute speech. “We will restore the faith as the true foundation of American life.”...Friday’s rally, hastily organized in the wake of a stinging Christianity Today editorial last month, recognized Trump’s need to retain the ...
Tags: New York, Law, Miami, Prayer, Trump, Christianity Today, Ann Althouse, Religion And Politics, Mike Cernovich, Trump and immigration, Trump 2020, Trump and religion


"But I guess being on an island with minimal food resources might cause someone... to get excited by a blue-hued adult beverage called the 'Shark Bowl' that features a floating gummy fish."

"... Or cause [someone else] to declare that Applebee’s is her favorite 'sit-down restaurant.' I mean, come on. Shrimp ‘n’ Parmesan Sirloin? Yuck. Spinach and artichoke dip with chips? No thanks. Chef Bulgarelli’s Stuffed Rigatoni and Tomato Meat Sauce? Not exactly the right food for a tropical paradise. I don’t know how host Jeff Probst managed to even spit out the words 'loaded, sizzling fajitas, smothered with hot queso' with a straight face. Oh, and don’t forget the blue-ribbon brownie, what...
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Blogging, Logic, Survivor, Hitler, Trump, Applebee, Jeff Probst, Ann Althouse, Laslo Spatula, Racial Politics, Trump rhetoric, Susan Wloszczyna, Trump and immigration, Bulgarelli


“According to an excerpt, the president privately suggested to aides that soldiers shoot migrants in the legs, but he was told it would be illegal.”

BBC reports on the book, “Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration” (written by NYT reporters and published by the NYT):Mr Trump suggested other extreme measures, according to the book."Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh," reads the extract.Assuming — only for the sa...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Bbc, Snakes, Propaganda, Alligators, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump and immigration


"We also observed detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space, thus limiting access to the toilets."

"A cell with a maximum capacity of 12 held 76 detainees, another with a maximum capacity of eight held 41, and another with a maximum capacity of 35 held 155, according to the report. '[Customs and Border Protection] was struggling to maintain hygienic conditions in the holding cells. With limited access to showers and clean clothing, detainees were wearing soiled clothing for days or weeks... Corrective action is critical to the immediate health and safety needs of detainees, who cannot contin...
Tags: Headlines, Taxes, Makeup, Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Obama, Abc, Mexico, Cnn, Empathy, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Robots, San Diego, Republican, Customs


"President Trump on Monday ordered new restrictions on asylum seekers at the Mexican border — including application fees and work permit restraints — and directed that cases in the already clogged immigration courts be settled within 180 days."

The NYT reports.In a memo sent to Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland security, and Attorney General William P. Barr.... Mr. Trump gave administration officials 90 days to draw up regulations that would carry out his orders.... The memo did not make clear how the plans would be carried out in immigration courts. More than 800,000 cases are pending, with an average wait time of almost two years...Fewer migrants try to cross the border now than in the early 2000s. But the demographic...
Tags: Law, Central America, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Kevin McAleenan, William P Barr Mr Trump


I'm reading "How to Resist Validating President Trump’s View of Sanctuary Cities."

By Masha Gessen in The New Yorker. Her idea is that the right response to Trump is not what Nancy Pelosi said (through a spokesperson):Pelosi’s spokeswoman Ashley Etienne issued a standard statement: “The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated. Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.” Like the media, Pelosi, whose district covers the sanctuary city of San Francisco, did...
Tags: Law, Pelosi, Masha Gessen, Trump and immigration


"The Trump administration pressured the Department of Homeland Security to release immigrants detained at the southern border into so-called sanctuary cities in part to retaliate..."

"... against Democrats who oppose President Donald Trump's plans for a border wall, a source familiar with the discussions told CNN on Thursday. Trump personally pushed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to follow through on the plan, the source said. Nielsen resisted and the DHS legal team eventually produced an analysis that killed the plan, which was first reported by The Washington Post. The proposal is another example of Trump's willingness to enact hardline immigration policies t...
Tags: Law, White House, Dhs, Cnn, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post, Miller, Trump, Pelosi, Stephen Miller, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


"Neither Trump nor Democrats have advanced a solution for the border. Here’s one."

Say the editors of The Washington Post.A cogent plan to cope with the tsunami of asylum-seeking migrants, mainly Central American families and unaccompanied minors, would start with hundreds more immigration judges to supplement the existing 400 or so whose backlog of roughly 800,000 cases means that hearings are now scheduled for 2021 and beyond. It would mean expanding and constructing detention centers near the border, suitable for families, that could accommodate many multiples of their curr...
Tags: Law, Immigration, The Washington Post, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


But when Obama did it...

CNN's Sam Vinograd: Yes, Obama also separated families at the border, but when he did it, it was "for their own protection." pic.twitter.com/q9ZGailOX3— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 9, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Obama, Cnn, Tom Elliott, Ann Althouse, Obama and immigration, Trump and immigration, Trump is like Obama, Sam Vinograd


"White House senior adviser Stephen Miller wants to make sure that outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is only the first of a string of senior officials headed out the door...."

"... as he is given more authority over immigration policy. The President has also pushed in recent weeks to reinstate the family separation policy, which Nielsen resisted.... Miller's heightened influence within the West Wing has been aided by the President, who recently told aides in an Oval Office meeting that Miller was in charge of all immigration and border related issues in the White House, according to a person familiar with the meeting. Trump administration officials say that Miller, wh...
Tags: Law, White House, Homeland Security, Nielsen, Miller, Trump, Oval Office, West Wing, Stephen Miller, Ann Althouse, Trump Administration, Trump and immigration, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Randolph Tex Alles, Kirstjen Nielsen, Lee Cissna


"It's a little jarring to hear an American president say, 'Our country is full,' given the history of the United States of America."

Said Chuck Todd, prodding Senator Mitt Romney to set himself apart from President Trump. But that's not what happened. Romney staunchly backed up Trump:MITT ROMNEY: Well, we've seen a dramatic shift in the nature of immigration and illegal immigration just over the last few weeks. I mean, a number of years ago and up until just a few weeks ago, the great majority of people coming into our country were coming, looking for work. Single men and oftentimes just were turned at the border. Sent back h...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Mitt Romney, Trump, United States of America, Chuck Todd, Romney, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


When "The Late Show" mocks millennials...

... it's pretty weak.But at least they tried, and points for not getting distracted into Trump hating. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Comedy, Law, Millennials, Avocado, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


"Americans would run out of avocados in three weeks if imports from Mexico were stopped..."

"... according to Steve Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, the largest distributor and grower of avocados in the world. 'You couldn't pick a worse time of year because Mexico supplies virtually 100 percent of the avocados in the US right now,' Barnard said. 'California is just starting and they have a very small crop, but they're not relevant right now and won't be for another month or so.' Trump said on Friday that there was a 'very good likelihood' he would close the bo...
Tags: Asia, Law, California, Mexico, US, America, United States, Commerce, Peru, Mission, Avocado, Trump, Barnard, Harvard Business School, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


"The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the federal government can detain immigrants indefinitely for past crimes, even if they have been previously released."

"In a 5-4 decision that fell along ideological lines, the high court reversed lower court rulings that found immigrants could only be subject to mandatory detention without a bond hearing if they were detained promptly upon their release from custody."Politico reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


"Mexican officials are carrying out the Trump administration’s immigration agenda across broad stretches of the border..."

"... undercutting the Mexican government’s promises to defend migrants and support their search for a better life. The Mexican authorities are blocking groups of migrants at border towns, refusing to allow them onto international bridges to apply for asylum in the United States, intercepting unaccompanied minors before they can reach American soil, and helping to manage lists of asylum seekers on behalf of the American authorities to limit the number of people crossing the border. Breaking with ...
Tags: Law, Mexico, United States, Tijuana, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


"For weeks, President Trump has been criticized for exaggerating the brutality experienced by migrant women on the border as he makes his case for a wall."

"A Rose Garden address in January was only one of the times when Mr. Trump has made the claim: 'Women are tied up. They’re bound. Duct tape put around their faces, around their mouths. In many cases, they can’t even breathe. They’re put in the backs of cars or vans or trucks.' If the president was suggesting that such savagery occurs daily on America’s southern border, then he was indeed exaggerating.... But there is some truth to the president’s descriptions of the threat of sexual assault and ...
Tags: Texas, Crime, Law, America, Rape, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Carrizo Springs, United States The Times


"I want to do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster…. I just want to get it done faster, that’s all."

That's something Trump said while explaining his need to use emergency powers, and as MSNBC's Steve Benen puts it, it's "probably the one thing Trump will regret saying."It will be used as evidence that not only that it's not an emergency but that at the time of deciding to rely on the concept of emergency, he himself did not believe it's an emergency. Of course, the lawsuits have already started. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Msnbc, Trump, Steve Benen, Executive Power, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump and immigration


The Supreme Court just granted cert. in the case about adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

Robert Barnes reports at WaPo.The census hasn’t asked the question of each household since 1950, and a federal judge last month stopped the Commerce Department from adding it to the upcoming count. He questioned the motives of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and said the secretary broke a “veritable smorgasbord” of federal rules by overriding the advice of career officials.Those opposed to the question argue the census response rate will likely fall if households are asked whether undocumented i...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Commerce, Census, New York New York, Robert Barnes, WaPo, Commerce Department, Department of Commerce, Ann Althouse, Wilbur Ross, Trump and immigration


Trump in El Paso last night: "I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay?"

"The biggest proponents of open borders are rich liberals and wealthy donors. These are hypocrites who oppose security for you, while living their entire lives — I do too, to be honest with you, I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay? — They live behind walls and gates, and they have guards all over the place. Me too! Because I want to be safe and I want to make America safe, if you don't mind."Here's the precise clip:Meanwhile, in Congress (NYT): House and Senate negotiators on ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Australia, Senate, Wikipedia, America, House, Geelong, Trump, El Paso, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump and immigration, Trump's new Congress, Trump's shutdown, House Bollard


Things highly unlikely to bother Trump in the least.

"In the grand tradition of tweaking the executive in power, Democrats have filled the [State of the Union] invite list with some not-so-subtle rebukes to Trump."What are these unsubtle rebukes? 2 women who were housekeepers at a Trump resort when they were not legally in the country, 2 mothers from Guatemala who were separated from their children while they were seeking asylum, and an independent contractor who lost work during the government shutdown. Is there some notion that the presence of t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Guatemala, Trump, Sotu, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration