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Trump Tells Schumer No Wall, No DACA

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(Via Zerohedge)


President Trump fired off a Tuesday night tweet to “Cryin'” Chuck Schumer (D) letting let the New York Senate Minority Leader know that without funding for the wall – one of the president’s cornerstone campaign promises, there would be no compromise on legislation to help so-called Dreamers, something we expected when we reported that Schumer was pulling his border wall funding “offer” on Tuesday.


Schumer had offered and then withdrawn a deal which would secure funding for the wall in exchange for an agreement over immigration. Schumer’s office confirmed on Tuesday that the offer – initially made last Friday during negotiations over the shutdown – had been withdrawn on Sunday.

“Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!” Trump tweeted.

Trump was of course referring to the Obama-era “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program which offers federal protection to illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children. While running for president, Trump said that he would repeal DACA on “day one” of his presidency. Nearly six months later on June 16, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would repeal the program, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirming the repeal in early September.


Congressional Democrats attempted to strongarm a DACA compromise out of GOP leaders last weekend, threatening to allow a government shutdown if no deal was reached. Republicans called their bluff, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer caved after three days with a stopgap funding bill that would keep the lights on in DC until February 8 following a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resume immigration talks in February.


As we noted on Monday, Democratic Senators with 2020 presidential aspirations naturally came out against the agreement.


“The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill,” said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word. I will do everything in my power to continue to protect Dreamers from deportation.”


Sens. Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand – some of the most vocal members of the Trump “resistance” – all voted against closing debate over DACA.


Earlier this month, House Judiciary Committee member Louie Gohmert (R-TX) wrote a scorching op-ed warning that if Trump betrays his base and works with Republicans to pass a “DACA amnesty” bill without first “securing the border and building a wall where it is needed,” Republicans will get slaughtered in the 2018 midterm elections less than ten months away – with Nancy Pelosi reclaiming her seat as Speaker of the House.


Trump, meanwhile, has said no DACA without a wall. “It’s gotta include the wall,” said the US President at a press conference in early January with Norway’s prime minister. “Any solution has to include the wall, adding “We need the wall for security, we need the wall for safety, we need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in.”

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Not So Fast: Where are the Gun Running Records on Eric Holder?

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March 7,  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice (DOJ) would provide documents to Congress on the Obama-era program dubbed “Fast and Furious”.

The program allowed criminals to purchase guns in Phoenix-based gun shops in order to track them into Mexico.

The Justice Department, then run by Eric Himpton Holder Jr., declined to provide documents on the program to Congress in 2012 and was held in contempt of Congress.

Holder is the only Attorney General to be held in contempt of Congress.

Holder is an open border, pro-Amnesty, pro-Santurary city advocate, currently at the center of a battle between lawmakers in California, with the Senate wanting him to tight President Trump’s immigration policies, and the Assembly wanting him to go away.

Holder continues to be a social justice warrior using race against the American culture, and he has been active in a Democrat plot to redistrict States congressional lines, where Democrats need an edge to win US house races in 2018 and 2020. 

The decision to release the sought after documents ends six years of litigation with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Washington Times reported on the murder of a Border Agent, Brian Terry , who was killed by a criminal who had been encouraged to get guns under Holder’s scheme.

According to  Washington Times, “Mexican authorities said Thursday they’ve arrested one of the fugitives wanted on murder charges in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — a shooting that drew new attention to the dangerous border and exposed a botched Obama administration gun crimes probe.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was part of a five-man “rip crew” that patrolled the border looking to rob drug smugglers, U.S. officials said. A team of agents got on their trail in December 2014 and the crew decided to shoot it out, killing Terry in the exchange.

Two of the weapons the crew used were part of the Obama administration’s botched Operation Fast and Furious, which had allowed straw purchasers to buy weapons in the U.S. and then smuggle them back to Mexico, where many ended up in the hands of the cartels.”

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DHS Wants 700 More Troops And Helicopters

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After much success on the border that has been recently reported, such as a 40% increase in deportations of Mexicans and a successful National Guard deployment, the DHS is requesting for 700 more troops and helicopters, in an attempt to keep up the good work and secure our border.

ABC Reports: The Department of Homeland Security is asking the Pentagon for additional manpower and equipment to help secure the southern border, U.S. defense and Homeland Security officials tell ABC News.

The defense official said the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday will request about 700 additional National Guardsmen plus helicopters and other equipment. Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to review the request and respond to DHS on Thursday.

The goal is to have it finalized in the coming days, according to a DHS official.

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National Guard Deployment Leads To More Border Captures

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Who would have thought, more protection on the southern border has lead to more apprehensions. This is a continued sign of Trump’s follow through on his promise to tighten border security.

Washington Examiner Reports: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have apprehended an additional 1,600 people attempting to illegally enter the country from Mexico since April 15 as a result of the deployment of National Guard troops to the southwest border, CBP and defense officials said Wednesday.

National Guard officials overseeing the border state deployments said troops helping monitor the international boundary have freed up more border agents to physically guard the border. The result has led to a surge in the amount of criminal activity agents have stopped.

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