As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a renewed partial government shutdown if an agreement isn’t reached. With the […]

4 Anti-American House freshmen urge against more ICE funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House freshmen are urging congressional negotiators to not increase spending for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of any congressional deal to bolster border security and keep the government open.The anti-progressives say the Homeland Security Department’s budget should be cut, not enlarged, because it has an “inhumane” agenda toward immigrants and […]

White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after the record-long shutdown ended, the White House made clear Sunday that President Donald Trump is prepared to shutter the government again without a border wall deal from Congress. The president’s standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is ticking — the spending bill […]

Trump offers temporary ‘Dreamers’ deal for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were […]

Republican politicians learning lesson from President Trump who has held firm on border wall funding even if leads to federal government shutdown

Conroe and Washington, D.C., December 21 – Republican politicians learned an important lesson from President Donald Trump that he made promises to the citizens for the purpose of keeping them, not just tricking them into voting for him in an election. Fred McCarthy of the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party said two days ago, “Support for Republicans […]

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border. Several hundred people from the caravan got off buses and made their way […]

Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that […]

Trump’s campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he’s back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress. It’s an approach that offers […]

Editorial: Historical Commission folly illustrates principle that government does badly whatever government does (other than 2 exceptions)

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Montgomery County Historical Commission illustrates the principle that government does badly whatever government does (besides law enforcement and national defense). Sorry, all of the accolades the government-run local historical commission has received from other state-sponsored organizations doesn’t impress. The Soviet Historical Commission bragged about the same honors as it reported […]