Daily Archives: August 18, 2015

Could Trump really change birthright rules?


Could Trump really change birthright rules?
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Plague closes Yosemite camp site


Plague closes Yosemite camp site
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Judge Rules Two Police Officers To Be Tried For Murder Of Homeless Man http://n.pr/1PxWmWI

Mike Huckabee declares West Bank to be part of Israel during settlement visit


Mike Huckabee declares West Bank to be part of Israel during settlement visit

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We need to learn what 2,000 calories a day looks like to prevent diabetes


We need to learn what 2,000 calories a day looks like to prevent diabetes

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From France 24 : Defeating IS…


‘Defeating IS takes priority over Assad ouster’ in new Syria peace plan

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 16th, 2015: St. Stephen the Great


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St. Stephen the Great

St. Stephen the Great (977-1038), was the son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader in 997. Already raised a Christian, in 996 he wed the daughter of Duke Henry II of Bavaria … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 18th, 2015: St. Helena


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St. Helena

Empress mother of Constantine the Great. She was a native of Bithynia, who married the then Roman general Constantius I Chlorus about 270. Constantine was born soon after, and in 293, Constantius was … continue reading

 

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Trump plan: Make immigrants pay for ‘permanent border wall’ and deport millions – LA Times


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Trump plan: Make immigrants pay for ‘permanent border wall’ and deport millions

Donald Trump has been stirring up passions with his heated rhetoric on immigration for weeks. But when he finally outlined a platform Sunday detailing his policy proposals, what he outlined wasn’t all red meat. The plan, as he posted on his website and explained in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” offers a mix of familiar conservative proposals, alongside some far-fetched ideas and blunt talk that pleased immigration hard-liners. It’s likely to lay down the marker for his rivals as they roll out their own.

A breakdown of what Trump says he’d do to fix the nation’s immigration system:

Build a wall:

“There must be a wall across the southern border,” is the first core principle of Trump’s plan. A “permanent border wall,” he argues, would stem illegal crossings and cut down on crimes committed in the U.S. by people in the country illegally. In this, Trump is treading on familiar ground. Many Republican politicians have at times argued for building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, as a way of one-upping the high-tech fence already in place across much of the border.

But Trump’s proposal veers from the script in that it proposes forcing Mexico to pay for construction of the wall – or, more precisely, forcing Mexican immigrants to pay for the wall. Trump would cover the cost by seizing remittances that immigrants send back to families in Mexico if the money was “derived from illegal wages.” He also would raise the cost of legal immigration to the U.S. by raising fees on various worker and diplomatic visas.

Mexicans living abroad sent $23.6 billion in remittances in 2014, most of that from the U.S. It was not clear how Trump planned to determine what share of that came from “illegal wages” and how he would “impound it.”

“Remittances are a big part of workers’ lives, especially lower-skilled workers and a lot of families in Mexico rely on them. It’s big business; it’s billions of dollars,” said Audrey Singer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. “It’s not easily measured and it’s not easily regulated. Enforcing something like that would be nearly impossible.”

Birthright citizenship:

The populist sentiment fueling both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns

The populist sentiment fueling both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns

Trump proposed ending what’s known as birthright citizenship, U.S. law that grants citizenship to babies born in the U.S. regardless of their parents’ legal status. Trump and many conservatives argue that the law encourages immigrants to enter the U.S. illegally to give birth, an analysis many experts argue ignores that economic opportunity is the primary incentive for immigrants.

The push to end birthright citizenship has gained steam in recent years. Although many believe changing it requires a constitutional amendment, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has proposed legislation to change the law. King’s Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013 had 39 cosponsors in the House, and a related bill introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) had two cosponsors in the Senate.

Trump’s plan ensured the proposal would remain a part of the ongoing debate over immigration. On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told MSNBC that he agreed that the U.S. should end birthright citizenship. An aide for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Walker and Trump of taking “extreme anti-immigrant positions.”

Deporting the 11 million immigrants already in the U.S.:

via Trump plan: Make immigrants pay for ‘permanent border wall’ and deport millions – LA Times.

The Guardian


The Guardian

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