Dems, opponents of the Census citizenship question have won the battle – and lost the war

One way or another, Americans are going to find out whether it’s really true that the illegal alien population has somehow stayed at 11 million for decades despite the hundreds of thousands of new illegal immigrants who cross the border every year, or whether researchers at Yale and MIT were correct when they determined that there are actually between 16.5 million and 29.1 million illegal aliens residing in our country.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

“According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

There are some exceptions: If someone has been trafficked, if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them) or if an asylum-seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for U.S. asylum.”

‘NOT A TYPO’: Democrat Poll Shows What Voters Think Of Omar, Ocasio-Cortez | Daily Wire

“Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view,” Axios reported. “Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.”

“Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%,” Axios added, whereas “capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.”

Source: ‘NOT A TYPO’: Democrat Poll Shows What Voters Think Of Omar, Ocasio-Cortez | Daily Wire

Sanders says Pelosi is being ‘a little’ too tough on progressives like Ocasio-Cortez

“Asked about growing tensions between the House Democrats, Sanders said that he supports “Alexandria and the other women’s desire to bring more people, especially young people, working class people, into the Democratic Party.” And when asked if Pelosi is being too tough on those freshmen lawmakers, Sanders replied, “I think a little bit.”

“You cannot ignore the young people of this country who are passionate about economic and racial and social and environmental justice. You’ve got to bring them in, not alienate them,” Sanders said in an appearance on “Meet the Press.””

Marijuana legalization gets bipartisan support in ‘historic’ hearing | Fox Business

“A group of experts testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday in favor of changing federal laws to allow for the legal sale and use of marijuana, which was largely embraced by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle throughout the hearing.

Topics ranged from racial disparities among incarceration rates for possession, to the economic impact of legalizing the plant’s use.”

Brandon Judd: ICE deportation raids – Here’s the truth (that even Pelosi and Clinton don’t want to admit) | Fox News

In open defiance of the law, both Pelosi and Clinton have published guides for illegal immigrants who have already been ordered deported by a judge. These guides show illegal immigrants how they can avoid lawful deportation orders. The guides are unfathomable and unconscionable on many levels.

‘You’re the member of Congress. Fix it!’

“At the hearing, Rep. Jesus Garcia, an Illinois Democrat, asked Homan if he didn’t care about migrant children ‘because the children don’t look like children that are around you.’

‘Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?’ Garcia asked Homan.

‘First of all, your comments are disgusting,’ Homan replied. ‘And yes I held a five-year-old boy in my arms in the back of that tractor-trailer, and I knelt down beside him said a prayer for him knowing what his last 30 minutes was like. And I had a five-year-old son at the time.’ “

Planned ICE raids are putting the restaurant industry on edge – SFGate

The national restaurant industry is bracing for a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that could round up hundreds of migrant families that have received deportation orders. Restaurant owners and worker advocates hope the operation, planned to start on Sunday, will not disrupt an industry already hurting for staff, or broaden into a wider investigation of employees not on the Trump administration’s deportation lists.

AG Barr Explains Why Trump Had to Back Down on the Census Citizenship Question

“The problem is that any new decision would be subject to immediate challenge as a new claim in the three ongoing district court cases,” Barr said. “In addition, there are injunctions currently in place that forbid adding the question. There is simply no way to litigate these issues and obtain relief from the current injunctions in time to implement any new decision without jeopardizing our ability to carry out the census itself, which we are not going to do.”

“As a practical matter, the Supreme Court’s decision closed all paths to adding the question to the 2020 decennial census,” he added. “Put simply, the impediment was logistical, not legal. We simply cannot complete the litigation in time to carry out the census.”

Source: AG Barr Explains Why Trump Had to Back Down on the Census Citizenship Question