Trump eyeing executive order to end citizenship for children born in U.S. to non-citizens

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CaliforniaCowboy

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I don't think so, some of my best friends are republicans. But Ted Cruz is a chickenshit. I don't know anyone that can call themselves a Texan and still kiss a guys ass who has insulted his wife and dad. Pussy!
but then... that's not really what happened, now is it?

Cruz was a never-Trumper, and refused to address him at the GOP Convention, which obviously didn't sit well with lots of Trump supporting Texans who did not show up to vote for him on Tuesday.

Cruz did reconcile with Trump (as he should, for the good of the country) and Trump appointed him and Mike Lee to select the judge pool for the lower courts - which they have done a wonderful job at.
 
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The "headline" was just the "hook". I posted the article mainly because it illustrates how TDS turns some people (in this case Krugman) into total douches.

I actually know some "bad" Republicans. As for Cruz, I don't care for him much, but if somebody insulted my wife and/or father I might still be able to "work" with them for the common good......... but yeah I would never forget the slight and temper my interactions with them appropriately to the effect of watching my back around them.
 

pokes16

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The "headline" was just the "hook". I posted the article mainly because it illustrates how TDS turns some people (in this case Krugman) into total douches.

I actually know some "bad" Republicans. As for Cruz, I don't care for him much, but if somebody insulted my wife and/or father I might still be able to "work" with them for the common good......... but yeah I would never forget the slight and temper my interactions with them appropriately to the effect of watching my back around them.
Krugman does not help a trigger to turn into one!
 
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FEINSTEIN URGED OBAMA TO USE PRESIDENTIAL POWER TO LIMIT IMMIGRATION: ‘NO LEGISLATION NECESSARY’
1:53 PM 11/09/2018 | POLITICS
Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter
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  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California encouraged then-President Barack Obama to use broad presidential powers to tighten immigration rules in response to a wave of migration from Central America in 2014.
  • In a letter to Obama, Feinstein cited the same statutory authority that President Donald Trump invoked to make illegal border-crossers ineligible for asylum.
  • That authority comes from Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows the president to “impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein encouraged then-President Barack Obama to use the “very broad power” granted to him by Congress to limit immigration in any way he saw fit, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Feinstein sent the letter to Obama in July 2014, in the midst of an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration by family units and unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, across the southwest border.
In her note, Feinstein referred to Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which grants the president the authority to “suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
The statute gave Obama wide latitude to issue new regulations concerning the entry and detention of migrants, Feinstein wrote, including limiting deportation appeal rights and keeping children in the custody of immigration authorities rather than transferring them to the Department of Health and Human Services.
“It therefore appears that no legislation is necessary to give your administration the tools it needs to respond to this crisis, and that any needed temporary measures can be implemented through presidential action,” Feinstein concluded.
The existence of Feinstein’s letter was first reported by Fox News late Thursday, a day before President Donald Trump issued a proclamation making most migrants caught crossing the southwest border illegally ineligible for asylum. In his proclamation, Trump invoked his authority under Section 212(f), the same provision cited by Feinstein in her letter to Obama.
Trump’s order limits asylum protections to only those migrants who present themselves at U.S. ports of entry, with the exception of unaccompanied alien children. The aim of the policy is to channel asylum seekers away from illegal border crossings, which have surged this year amid a wave of Central American migrants, administration officials said Friday.

Migrants, part of a caravan traveling from Central America en route to the United States, wait outside a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) office during a march demanding buses to take them to the U.S. border, in Mexico City, Mexico November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo
The Trump administration says the U.S. asylum system has become overwhelmed by thousands of dubious “credible fear” claims that have little chance of resulting in a favorable asylum determination. Because the credible fear standard is so low, the argument goes, economic migrants and others who don’t meet the legal standard for asylum use it as a way to remain in the U.S. while their cases play out in immigration court. (RELATED: DHS Data Shows How Long-Shot Asylum Claims Become A Ticket To Stay In US)
“There is an unprecedented crisis at our Southern border where aliens understand that they can enter the country illegally, avoid removal, and ultimately remain in the U.S. living and working illegally,” Michael Bars, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said in a statement. “The congressionally delegated authority for our president to handle crises at our border appropriately is recognized historically as a bipartisan approach to solving some of the most endemic challenges to national security and public safety.”
Although Feinstein has been a leading critic of Trump’s immigration policies, she has a history of expressing relatively hawkish positions on immigration. In the 1990s, she railed against illegal immigration across the southwest border, saying, “The day when America could be the welfare system for Mexico is gone. We simply can’t afford it.”
Feinstein has not responded to inquiries about her letter to Obama, according to Fox News.