For the first time in history, the Senate has denied an incoming president a full Cabinet within his first month of taking office. The refusal to adhere to a peaceful transition of power is anathema to the democratic ideals held dear in our constitutional republic.Despite that, President Trump has worked to make things happen. The latest is to enforce the immigration law as writ.
From the Washington Times:Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises.While young adult illegal immigrant “Dreamers” are still exempted, agents were told there are no longer any other special classes of people that should be considered off limits for deportation.Those caught at the border are to be swiftly shipped back, Mr. Kelly said, and he freed agents to target a broader universe of illegal immigrants for deportation from within the interior of the U.S. The secretary said agents are still to give priority to those with criminal rap sheets, but are free to use discretion — taken away from them in the Obama years — to detain anyone they believe to be in the country illegally.President Obama's unconstitutional executive orders re-writing immigration laws went unchallenged by a Republican Party owned by globalists.Conservatives must bear this in mind.The delay tactics are bipartisan. It will be interesting to see who is primaried next year.
Meanwhile, the Washington Blade reported with sadness:Despite pleas from parents of transgender children and LGBT employees, the Trump administration is set Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the Washington Blade on Monday she’s heard from “reliable sources” President Trump has green-lighted the plan for the Justice Department and Education Department to send a “Dear Colleague” letter to schools rescinding the guidance.“This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” Keisling said. “I’m angry; I’m outraged. This is about kids who just want to go to school who just want to be themselves, and to hear the president a week or two ago talk about how supportive he is of LGBT people, it’s just outrageous that he go after trans kids this way.”Removal of the guidance would fulfill a campaign promise from Trump, who pledged to rescind the guidance after it was issued, but still “protect everybody,” amid outcry from conservative-leaning states. The Trump administration would be moving to rescind the guidance shortly after the confirmation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.Remember, making the abnormal normal (and the normal abnormal) is a socialist trick.Trump stopped that.
How does this play in Corpus Christi? 'Criminal Investigation in Refugio leads to detainment of 16 undocumented restaurant employees'....officials say they have worked on this for 4 years. And the Corpus Christi Immigration Coalition began crying for people to report apprehensions on their Facebook page. The "coalition" was formed shortly after Trump was elected.
From the Washington Times:President Trump raised more money from small donors during the 2016 campaign than Sen. Bernard Sanders and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton combined, and also topped former President Obama during each of Mr. Obama’s presidential runs, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.Mr. Trump raised about $239 million from small donors during the campaign, compared to $137 million for Mrs. Clinton and about $100 million for Mr. Sanders, according to the report from the Campaign Finance Institute.Mr. Obama had raised about $219 million from small donors during the 2012 race and about $181 million during the 2008 campaign. Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, raised about $58 million from small donors that year.Mr. Trump frequently boasted during the campaign about how he managed to hang tough while being vastly outspent by both Mrs. Clinton and his Republican primary rivals. But the new figures illustrate the significant level of support he did receive from those contributors giving $200 or less.The figures represent donors who gave over the course of a two-year cycle, and so many Clinton, Sanders and Obama donors could have started small and eventually triggered the $201 threshold, according to the CFI analysis.