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Poll: 75 Percent of Americans Say Immigration Is Good For Country

Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:13 pm by The Last Outlaw



From The New York Times

Niraj Chokshi of The New York Times wrote:


Most Americans oppose the separation of immigrant families at the border, and a larger share of people than at any point since 2001 say immigration is good for the nation.

Those were just some of the findings of polls …


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Key Immigration Vote Delayed Until Next Week

Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 pm by The Last Outlaw



From The Associated Press

Lisa Mascaro, Congressional Correspondent for The Associated Press wrote:


LATEST NEWS: Embattled House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on compromise GOP immigration legislation until next week, and are planning changes in hopes of salvaging the legislation.

GOP lawmakers leaving a two-hour …


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FACT CHECK: Did the Obama Administration Separate Families?

Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 am by The Last Outlaw



Welcome to another exciting edition of BETHEA'S BYTE: FACT CHECK, where everything Donald Trump says is carefully scrutinized and the facts come out.  The latest claim is that the Obama and Bush Administrations have been separating families before this administration has done it.  But is it true?  Our friends at FactCheck.org breaks it down.

From …


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WH Official: Border Patrol Will Stop Referring Migrant Parents Who Cross Into The U.S. Illegally With Children For Prosecution

Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 am by The Last Outlaw



UPDATED POST!

From The Washington Post

Nick Miroff of The Washington Post wrote:


The U.S. Border Patrol will no longer refer migrant parents who cross into the United States illegally with children to federal courthouses to face criminal charges, a senior U.S. Customs and Border …


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The Trump Administration Changed Its Story On Family Separation No Fewer Than 14 Times Before Ending The Policy

Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:39 pm by The Last Outlaw



Welcome to another installment of BETHEA'S BYTE: FACT CHECK, where we attempt to separate the facts from the fiction of the Trump Administration.  This time around, the administration has told their biggest share of lies, half-truths and falsehoods regarding the so-called "zero tolerance" policy.  Our friends at The Washington Post has the …


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'The Fool Builds Walls': China Takes Aim At Trump Trade War Threats

Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:27 pm by The Last Outlaw



From The Guardian

Lily Kuo in Hong Kong for The Guardian wrote:


Chinese state media has attacked the White House for escalating the prospect of a trade war, calling the administration of president Donald Trump “selfish” and “rude” and “mundane” in its capriciousness.

“The …


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In Reversal, Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separation

Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:21 pm by The Last Outlaw



From The Associated Press

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long of The Associated Press wrote:WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his …


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Longtime GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt Announces He’s Leaving His Party

Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:49 am by The Last Outlaw



From The Washington Post

Felicia Sonmez of The Washington Post wrote:


Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party …


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Ryan: House To Vote Thursday On Immigration Legislation

Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:30 am by The Last Outlaw



From Reuters

Reuters Staff wrote:


WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation designed to end the U.S. government's practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally, House …


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