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Illegal immigration is one area where successive administrations (both Republican and Democrat) have let the American people down. The Congress too has to shoulder part of the blame for this level of policy paralysis over decades.
In the recent past, the United States has seen a huge influx in the numbers of immigrants mostly from central America reaching the southern border with the intention of illegally crossing into the country.
Trump Calls Off Plan to Close the Border -By Jim Owen President Trump, after vowing to close the southern border of the United States, now says the action is not necessary , at least for the time being. The president explained that he changed his position on the border issue because Mexico had promised to be more aggressive in stopping undocumented immigrants […]
Trump Vetoes Bill Rejecting His National Emergency By Jim Owen President Trump is still fighting for his proposal to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, even though Congress voted to block his national emergency declaration to proceed with the project. On March 15, the president issued his first veto after more […]
Trump National Emergency for Border Wall Faces Opposition By Jim Owen President Trump is fighting an uphill battle to persuade Congress to agree with him on the need for a national emergency to build a border wall. After lawmakers refused to provide the funding he requested for a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico boundary, Trump announced he was using […]
Trump Declares National Emergency By Jim Owen President Trump has invoked a national emergency as a way to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He resorted to using the executive power after being frustrated in his attempts to persuade Congress to allocate the money required for the wall. A budget bill crafted […]
Trump, Democrats Still at Impasse Over Border Wall -By Jim Owen President Trump and congressional Democrats continue to debate whether to include border wall funding in legislation to keep the government operating. The two sides agreed last month to a temporary solution, without any money for the wall, that reopened a number of federal departments following a record-setting 35-day shutdown. However, […]
President pushes for resolution, Pelosi opts for evasion, blames Him for Shutdown 2019 started with a seesaw game between the US President and the Democrat party. On one end, the President continued to come up with new deals to end the shutdown, on the other end Nancy Pelosi kept giving excuses to avoid him altogether. […]
A Tale of Two Bills – Or How Trump Ended the Shutdown (For Now) The longest partial government shutdown in US history is finally over. President Donald Trump ended it on Friday, January 25th by inking his signature on H.J. Res.28, a stop-gap spending bill passed by both the Senate and the House. This was a very […]
800,000 Workers May Miss Their Second Paychecks, but Pelosi Wanted to Visit Afghanistan – By Preetam Kaushik President Trump denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a delegation the use of a military plane to visit Afghanistan on Thursday, January 17. In his letter to Pelosi, the President wrote that her trip to Brussels, Egypt and […]