What is now becoming abundantly clear is that by 2020, the whole immigration system will be doing the job intended and that the illegals will be well on the way to been thrown out. The DEMs desperately need to abandon this whole MEME just as quickly as they can in the hopes they can get the voters to forget it all.
In fact, i have long since failed to understand just how the DEMs can be so incoherent in dealing with Trump initiatives. You pick your fights, not set yourself up to lose. It is as if all the strategic thinkers have been thrown out of the party.
Remember folks, the reward for a hostile opposition that loses is ongoing hostility for years after.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr walk out of the Oval Office to announce an executive action to tally American citizenship, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, on July 11, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
“Trump, in fact, took the citizenship issue to a whole new front — one that only he controls through the federal bureaucracy.“He signed one of his favored executive orders erasing data-sharing obstacles between departments, including Defense and Homeland Security, and compelling all to cooperate with the Census Bureau on estimating citizenship.“Trump called this data vital to design sound public policies in health care, civil rights, education, and immigration. ‘We must have a reliable count of how many citizens, non-citizens, and illegal aliens are in our country,’ the president declared.“Recent polls indicate 60 percent of Americans actually agree with Trump.“Of course, he also slipped in a political shot: ‘As shocking as it may be, far-left Democrats in our country are determined to conceal the number of illegal aliens in our midst. They probably know the number is far greater, much higher than anyone would have believed before.’”
“Because as the Supreme Court recognized, the defect in Secretary Ross’s decision was curable with a better record, the President asked me to work with Secretary Ross to determine whether there remained any viable path for including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. I did so. In my view, the government has ample justification to inquire about citizenship status on the census and could plainly provide rationales for doing so that would satisfy the Supreme Court. There is thus no question that a new decision to add the question would ultimately survive legal review.
“The problem is that any new decision would be subject to immediate challenge as a new claim in the three ongoing district court cases. In addition, there are injunctions currently in place that forbid adding the question. There is simply no way to litigate these issues and obtain relief from the current injunctions in time to implement any new decision, without jeopardizing our ability to carry out the census itself, which we are not going to do. So, as a practical matter, the Supreme Court’s decision closed all paths to adding the question to the 2020 decennial census. Put simply, the impediment was logistical, not legal. We simply cannot complete the litigation in time to carry out the census, including appeals.”
“One other point on this. Some in the media have been suggesting—in the hysterical mode of the day—that the Administration has been planning to add the citizenship question to the census by executive fiat without regard for contrary court orders or what the Supreme Court might say. This has been based on rank speculation and nothing more. As should be obvious, that was never under consideration. We have always accepted that a new decision to add a citizenship question to the census would be subject to judicial review.”
- A new asylum rule, which requires asylum-seekers to file for asylum in the first safe country they reach. Only after they are rejected can they apply for asylum in the United States.
- Barr invoked §1158(a)(2)(a), a multilateral treaty that declares Mexico a safe third country, to implement this new rule, so now all asylum-seekers will be sent legally to Mexico to await their hearing.