Nonwhite Judge Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

JUDGE DERRICK WATSON. BLOCKED EARLIER TRAVEL BAN TOO.

Wikipedia tells us that Judge Derrick Watson, who is determined to prevent any travel ban at all from ever taking place for any reason, is an Obama appointee. He is a Native Hawaiian.

He’s also not surprisingly allegedly received threats for his unconcern with public safety.

So, back goes the Attorney General’s office to the Supreme Court, which really needs to excoriate this little Hawaiian worn.

ABC News

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”

It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after the ban on a set of mostly Muslim countries was challenged by the state of Hawaii, which warned that the restrictions would separate families and undermine the recruiting of diverse college students.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the ruling “dangerously flawed” and said it “undercuts the president’s efforts to keep the American people safe.” The Justice Department said it will quickly appeal.

At issue was a ban, announced in September and set to go into effect early Wednesday, on travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, along with some Venezuelan government officials and their families.

The Trump administration said the ban was based on an assessment of each country’s security situation and willingness to share information with the U.S.

Watson, appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama, said the new restrictions ignore a federal appeals court ruling against Trump’s previous ban.

The latest version “plainly discriminates based on nationality in the manner that the 9th Circuit has found antithetical to … the founding principles of this nation,” Watson wrote.

The judge’s ruling applies only to the six Muslim-majority countries on the list. It does not affect the restrictions against North Korea or Venezuela, because Hawaii did not ask for that.

“This is the third time Hawaii has gone to court to stop President Trump from issuing a travel ban that discriminates against people based on their nation of origin or religion,” Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin said in a statement. “Today is another victory for the rule of law.”

Hawaii argued the updated ban was a continuation of Trump’s campaign call for a ban on Muslims, despite the addition of two countries without a Muslim majority.

Watson noted that Hawaii had argued Trump did not back down from that call, listing in the ruling a series of June tweets “in which (Trump) complained about how the Justice Department had submitted a ‘watered down, politically correct version’ to the Supreme Court.”

Other courts that weighed the travel ban have cited Trump’s comments about banning Muslims, including the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia and a federal judge in Maryland. Watson also referred to a Trump campaign statement in his previous ruling.

His Tuesday ruling said the new ban, like its predecessor, fails to show that nationality alone makes a person a greater security risk to the U.S.

“The categorical restrictions on entire populations of men, women and children, based upon nationality, are a poor fit for the issues regarding the sharing of ‘public-safety and terrorism-related information’ that the president identifies,” Watson wrote.

He said the ban is inconsistent in the way some countries are included or left out. For example, Iraq failed to meet the security benchmark but was omitted from the ban. Somalia met the information-sharing benchmark but was included.

Watson found fault with what sorts of visitors are barred. For instance, all tourists and business travelers from Libya are excluded from the U.S., but student visitors were allowed.

The judge said he would set an expedited hearing to determine whether the temporary restraining order blocking the ban should be extended. It comes as other courts weigh challenges to the ban.

In Maryland, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are seeking to block the visa and entry restrictions. Washington state, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, New York and Maryland are challenging the order in front of the same federal judge in Seattle who struck down Trump’s initial ban in January.

That ban — aimed mostly at Muslim-majority countries — led to chaos and confusion at airports nationwide and triggered several lawsuits, including one from Hawaii.

When Trump revised the ban, Hawaii challenged that version, too, and Watson agreed it discriminated on the basis of nationality and religion. A subsequent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to partially reinstate restrictions against Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and against all refugees.

Hawaii then successfully challenged the government’s definition of which relatives of people already living in the U.S. would be allowed into the country, and Watson ordered the list expanded.

Nonwhites shouldn’t be judges except for their own peoples. This one wants to create chaos, justifying it with that liberal catchall, “inclusion.”

To All Our Illegal Friends: Here’s Cher’s Address

It’s the big house on the Pacific Coast Highway in Mailibu.

Don’t bother to thank me now, you can thank me later, after you enjoy Cher’s hospitality for a few years. But don’t forget, I’m the guy that tipped you off.

Cher: House and Protect DACA Dreamers in Your Homes

Not as ugly as Whoopi Goldberg, but ugly enough, washed-up platicized hag Cher repeatedly proves that she has no understanding of politics, reality, or the founding principles of America. This mixed-race monstrosity who created transgended freak Chastity/Chaz Bono ought to refrain from Tweeting until she has something intelligent to say.

Breitbart

Pop icon Cher urged her three million-plus Twitter followers on Tuesday to provide shelter for illegal immigrants who are currently being shielded from deportation, thanks to the controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program.

“Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them,” Cher wrote. “I’m Ready 2 Do This & Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME. SANCTUARY.”

The singer’s plea came in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement Tuesday officially ending the Obama-era program that granted temporary legal status for some 800,000 thousand people who illegally entered the U.S. with their parents as children.

“I’m here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated by the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Sessions said Tuesday to reporters at the Department of Justice.

President Trump’s decision to end DACA fulfilled a major campaign promise. The move has sparked intense backlash from major business leaders and Hollywood stars, many of whom have promoted pro-DACA rallies in front of Trump Tower in New York City.

Cher later called President Trump a “coward” for throwing DACA beneficiaries “into the wilderness.”

“[America] HAS BEEN OUR DREAMERS ONLY HOME HOW CAN WE THROW THEM INTO THE WILDERNESS. TRUMP IS COMPLETE COWARD, WHY DIDNT HE END DACA’HIMSELF’ON,” she wrote.

Cher’s call for Americans to house illegal immigrants is reminiscent of left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore’s 2015 open letter, in which called Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s ban on allowing Syrian refugees into the state “disgraceful.”

“I just wanted to let you know that, contrary to your declaration of denying Syrian refugees a home in our state of Michigan, I myself am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan, to those very Syrian refugees you’ve decided to keep out,” the Academy Award-winner wrote in a Facebook message.

DACA permits have not been revoked effective immediately. The Trump administration gave lawmakers six months to find a Constitutional solution to the issue of legal residency for those affected by the program’s demise.

“No current beneficiaries will lose their protected status for six months, but no new applications for DACA status will be taken after Tuesday,” Sessions said.

Contrast Cher’s stupidity to the Tweeting of another celebrity, James Woods:

This seems like a good place to include one of Styx’s latest masterpieces, mocking Obama for DACA and praising Trump:

This rant is too good to pass up. Fourteen minutes.

Trump has said by rescinding DACA that this is Congress’s problem, not his.

Styx makes a number of points that aren’t commonly made. Trump is forcing Congress to find a long-term solution to the immigration problem. Styx also favors putting Rand Paul in charge of the Senate in place of turtle Mitch McConnell.

James Woods and Styx are doing a good job of pushing back against the liberal loons who hate Trump, white people, and America.

Politico: Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

It looks like the end for dreamers. This is big if true.

By delaying the start of the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), El Presidente Trump takes a bite out of the firestorm of anger that’s going to take place.

Since Paul Ryan will step in and try to persuade Congress to restore DACA, this gives us a huge opportunity to demonize him: “Mr. Ryan, why are for denying American children their dreams. You’re giving hundreds of thousands of jobs to non-citizens, sir. Why?”

If we get lucky, Mexicans will be joined by the Antifa and riots will break out. If you’re white and older or sickly, don’t wear your MAGA caps out in public for a while. There’s no sense in making yourself a target.

Politico

President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.

Trump has wrestled for months with whether to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. He has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program and struggled with his own misgivings about targeting minors for deportation.

Conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who argued that Congress — rather than the executive branch — is responsible for writing immigration law, helped persuade the president to terminate the program, the two sources said, though White House aides caution that — as with everything in the Trump White House — nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made.

In a nod to reservations held by many lawmakers, the White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for six months, giving Congress a window to act, according to one White House official. But a senior White House aide said that chief of staff John Kelly, who has been running the West Wing policy process on the issue, “thinks Congress should’ve gotten its act together a lot longer ago.”

Trump is expected to announce his decision on Tuesday, and the White House informed House Speaker Paul Ryan of the president’s decision on Sunday morning, according to a source close to the administration. Ryan had said during a radio interview on Friday that he didn’t think the president should terminate DACA, and that Congress should act on the issue.

Neither the White House nor a spokesman for Ryan immediately responded to requests for comment.

The president’s expected announcement is likely to shore up his base, which rallied behind his broader campaign message about the importance of enforcing the country’s immigration laws and securing the border. At the same time, the president’s decision is likely to be one of the most contentious of his early administration, opposed by leaders of both parties and by the political establishment more broadly.

The White House and Congress have tried to pass the issue off on each other – with each arguing that the other is responsible for determining the fate of the approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who are benefiting from DACA. Though most Republicans believe that rolling back DACA is a solid legal decision, they are conscious of the difficult emotional terrain. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch joined Ryan in cautioning Trump against rolling back the program.

The president is likely to couch his decision in legalese. Many on the right, even those who support protections for children brought into the country illegally through no fault of their own, argue that DACA is unconstitutional because former President Barack Obama carried it out unilaterally instead of working through Congress.

Some Republican lawmakers, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, have said that Congress needs to pass a law to protect the so-called Dreamers.

“My hope is that as part of this process we can work on a way to deal with this issue and solve it through legislation, which is the right way to do it and the constitutional way to do it,” Rubio told CNN in June.

Trump’s expected decision to scrap DACA represents another challenge for Ryan and fellow congressional Republicans, who are facing an end-of-September deadline to avert a government shutdown and government debt default, while also tackling a Hurricane Harvey relief package and a major tax reform push.

Haha. Score one for Jeff Sessions. Thanks Jeff for persuading Trump to MAGA.

It looks like Ivanka lost the argument this time.

Trump Might Allow Current “Dreamers” to Stay

We’re not interested in splitting hairs or explanations. We want them out on general principle.

End DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Mr. President.

You promised.

Excerpt from the New York Post

President Trump is mulling a split decision on the “Dreamers.”

White House sources say the president is moving toward ending new work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, without changing the status of the roughly 800,000 already enrolled in the program.

A decision on the future of the “Dreamers” is expected Tuesday.
Trump has spent the last week trying to decide what to do with the program started by former President Barack Obama in 2012, which allows young immigrants brought to the country as children to work in the US legally, while shielding them from deportation.

Despite Trump’s strident campaign speeches calling DACA an illegal “amnesty,” the fate of the young people already in the program is a key concern, according to several people familiar with his deliberations.

Ending new permits without scrapping the program altogether could be a compromise to buy time for Congress to provide alternative protection for the Dreamers, who registered after being told they would not be deported.

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other legislators are urging the president to hold off scrapping DACA, to give them time to come up with a legislative solution for those now covered by the program.

“These are kids who know no other country, who are brought here by their parents and don’t know another home. And so I really do believe that there needs to be a legislative solution,” Ryan told a Wisconsin radio station.

Trump’s decision comes as a deadline set by 10 Republican state officials critical of DACA approaches. The group told US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a June letter they would challenge DACA in court by Sept. 5 if the president didn’t end the program.

We’ll know for sure on Tuesday.

Untold Successes of President Trump’s First 100 Days

Investors Business Daily

Whether you agree or disagree with the Trump administration’s actions so far, the first 100 days have offered a tireless pace.

And though my organization has not agreed with every policy decision, his administration has employed a thoughtful approach in a number of areas that has yielded significant victories that will help millions of Americans improve their lives.

That’s the untold story of the first 100 days.

Start with the most consequential victory to the future of our country: the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Vacancies on our nation’s highest court are exceptionally rare.

Not since Ronald Reagan has a president confirmed more than two Supreme Court justices in a four- or eight-year term—in his first 100 days, President Trump already has half that.

Even rarer are confirmation processes executed as flawlessly as Justice Gorsuch’s. This started from the very beginning, after the unexpected passing of Justice Antonin Scalia last February.

In what proved to be one of the smartest strategic moves of 2016, then-candidate Trump brought in constitutional experts to assemble a list of the most qualified candidates and promised to nominate someone from it if elected.

This helped unite many wary Republican voters in key states who viewed this list as proof of President Trump’s conservative bona fides.

After inauguration, it took President Trump just 12 days to nominate Justice Gorsuch. His team worked with outside organizations like Judicial Crisis Network, Concerned Veterans for America, the Federalist Society, and others to ensure Justice Gorsuch had support on the airwaves, on the ground, and on Capitol Hill.

These herculean efforts paid off: After throwing the kitchen sink at Justice Gorsuch, progressives couldn’t pick off a single GOP vote for his confirmation. At 49-years-old, Justice Gorsuch could affect the direction of the country for three decades or more.

The Trump administration has also demonstrated a thoughtful, deliberate strategy to regulatory reform. This was another key campaign promise, and for good reason: Federal regulations cost the economy nearly $1.9 trillion in 2015 alone. That’s nearly $15,000 for every U.S. household each year, representing lost income and higher costs for many essential needs.

Here again, President Trump acted quickly and on the advice of highly-respected experts in federal regulations.

After being sworn in on January 20, he issued an order freezing the implementation of all pending regulations until they are approved by his administration.

He followed that up 10 days later with an executive order requiring that any federal agency proposing a new regulation also identify two regulations to be repealed. This will undoubtedly help lessen the burden on American businesses and families that’s been building for decades.

President Trump has also begun unwinding specific regulations that have made life harder for American families. That includes the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon rules, which would have increased annual electricity bills by hundreds of dollars.

It includes reviewing the 22,000 pages of regulations passed under Dodd-Frank, which have made it harder for mom ‘n’ pop stores to get a loan and keep their businesses going. And it includes delaying Obama’s “Fiduciary Rule,” which would make it much more costly for retirees to receive financial advice.

The theme among these executive actions is the same: They are helping ordinary Americans afford a bigger slice of their own American dream.

The administration has also worked with Congress to repeal 13 Obama-era regulations via the Congressional Review Act — 12 more than Presidents George W. Bush and Obama combined.

Regulations like the EPA’s “Stream Protection Rule,” which would have eliminated up to one-third of remaining coal-mining jobs. These communities have been devastated by the war on coal, with many having among the highest unemployment rates in the country.

For the first time in years, families — many of which have been miners for five generations or more — can breathe a sigh of relief that their way of life might be able to go on.

This thoughtful, methodical approach to both the Supreme Court confirmation and regulatory reform will provide benefits to families across the country.

But they also provide something else: a blueprint for how to be successful on bigger reforms to come. That includes both health care and tax reform, which if done right, can help millions of people improve their lives.

To be sure, we believe some of the administration’s executive actions and policy positions will prove counterproductive. And in those cases, we’ll push them to consider more productive alternatives.

But through his first 100 days, President Trump has enacted many reforms that will move the country in the right direction. We will support those positive efforts every step of the way.

100 Days of Trump Celebrated with Campaign Style Rally

Watch the video and enjoy President Trump blast the (((media))) and the other enemies of working class people.

As usual, the reporting is slanted against Trump. Read around that fake news and savor the victory.

HARRISBURG — President Trump delivered a slashing, campaign-style speech here to mark his 100th day in office, accusing the media of lying about his success and saying he would rather spend the day with “much better people” in Pennsylvania than those in Washington.

“Make no mistake: We are just beginning in our fight to make America great again,” Trump told a raucous crowd at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, many wearing his signature red “Make America Great Again” hats. “We are keeping one promise after another and, frankly, the people are really happy about it.”

He touted his placement of Justice Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and scrapping of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. But he got his biggest cheers with a sustained attack on the media, returning, nearly six months after Election Day, to the same themes that drove his campaign.

While Trump has come under criticism for failing to show progress on some of his biggest campaign pledges, he said the media has refused to give him credit and “deserves a very, very big fat failing grade.”

And in a sign that 100 days in the Oval Office have done little to change him, the president continued to boast about the crowds at his events, declaring that “we have a lot of people standing outside” and that he “broke the all-time record for this arena.” Still, there were rows of empty seats and space on the floor as he spoke.

Trump spoke just 40 miles from Gettysburg, where in October he laid out a largely unaccomplished 10-point plan for his first 100 days in office. The rally also took place as the Capitol press corps mingled with celebrities at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a gala that has become a symbol of cozy ties between media, cultural, and economic elites. He had attended in the past but Trump became the first sitting president in more than three decades to skip the dinner.

“There’s another big gathering taking place tonight in Washington, D.C.,” he said to loud boos. “I could not possibly be more thrilled to be more than 100 miles away from the Washington swamp, spending my evening with all of you, and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people.”

Central Pennsylvania was a regular campaign stop during 2016, and in many ways Saturday’s rally was a mirror image of those events. Outside the complex, Democrats gathered to protest what they said would be devastating policies the president hopes to enact and said he had little to show for his first three months in office. Inside, effusive supporters had traveled hours – some from Michigan and New York – to join the rally, chant “U.S.A., U.S.A.!,” and roar as the president repeated familiar promises and catchphrases.

He painted a dark picture of dangerous immigrants flooding into the country, of police under siege and Islamic terrorism threatening Americans’ safety, promising to reverse those problems. He urged police to get several protesters at the site “outta here” as his supporters shouted at those who came to disrupt. Several people were walked out, including one man who shouted “Trump is a traitor” and held a Russian flag. State police held him briefly on the ground before escorting him out.

Despite his approval ratings hovering around 40 percent through most of his presidency, a historically low rating at this point, Trump’s aides have pushed hard to persuade the public his early days have been a major success. His team touted Trump’s moves to roll back Obama regulations and strike Syria. As he arrived in Harrisburg he toured a nearby wheelbarrow factory and signed two more executive orders he said were aimed at creating jobs.

“Promises Made. Promises Kept.” read one sign prominently displayed inside the Harrisburg arena. The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” a favorite from the campaign trail, played over the loudspeakers.

Many of his biggest promises have languished, but Trump promised his supporters all would be well. “Don’t even worry about it — go home, go to sleep, rest assured,” he told the crowd, “we’re going to build that wall,” though he has not yet secured funding for it.

He touted his major tax overhaul, released Wednesday on one page, and his plan to finally repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is stuck in the mud in the Republican-controlled Congress.

This, Trump acknowledged, blaming Democrats for standing in the way. “I’ll be so angry at … all of the congressmen in this room if we don’t get that damn thing passed quickly,” he said of the repeal, then again assured supporters that Obamacare “is dead anyway” and will collapse.

His supporters — including many waiting in a line snaking through the vast farm complex parking lot — seemed to agree. They remain fiercely loyal and encouraged by his first few months. They blamed setbacks on congressional obstruction and activist judges and said they believed he was keeping his promises as best he could.

“No matter what he’s trying to do, he’s getting stopped,” said Jill Williams, 39, who drove four hours from Groton, N.Y., to attend the rally. “He’s the president. He should be able to overrule some things.”

She said she was especially disappointed by federal judges who blocked Trump’s ban on travel from several majority-Muslim countries.

Zachary Adam Perry, a York resident who served in Iraq in 2007, said he hopes Trump can hold his temper on the world stage, but approved of the president’s missile strikes in Syria.

“It’s time we show the terrorists that we are a nation that is forceful now. They see weakness and they jump on it,” said Perry, 30.

Brendon Gaylor, 22, a network technician at the state Department of Health, was attending his first Trump rally. He said he was a member of the alt-right, the far-right nationalist movement that embraced Trump early and fervently.

As for Trump’s first 100 days in office, “I thought it’d be a little easier to drain the swamp,” Gaylor said, “but 2018 is around the corner.”

Full speech:

Fun rally. Just like old times. Loving it.