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Friday, April 12, 2019

The Trump administration pressured the Department of Homeland Security to release immigrants detained at the southern border into so-called sanctuary cities in part to retaliate against Democrats who oppose President Donald Trump's plans for a border wall, a source familiar with the discussions told CNN on Thursday.

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"Trump personally pushed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to follow through on the plan, the source said. Nielsen resisted and the DHS legal team eventually produced an analysis that killed the plan, which was first reported by The Washington Post.

The proposal is another example of Trump's willingness to enact hardline immigration policies to deliver on border security, a key issue for his political base. Thursday's reports come as the President has amplified his rhetoric on illegal immigration in recent weeks, even threatening to close the southern border if Congress and Mexico don't take action.

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller urged senior DHS officials to make the plan a reality, the source said. The plan finally died after Miller and other White House officials pushed it in February, according to the source."

Trump is used to lawyers like Barr who make up any analysis he wants, not those who follow the law.

No wonder so many people are getting canned over there.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-12 12:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was uner the impression that leftists support unconditionally refugees, "illegal" or not, who are currently being ground into dust underneath the boot-heel of the current administration. Why, then, would those cities who've declared themselves as sanctuaries not eagerly welcome and celebrate this? Is it not an opportunity to add more skin in the game?

Of course, expecting any kind of reasoned consistency out of a leftist is a fool's errand; that's why the phrase, "feels over reals" exists.

#2 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 12:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 7

Not in my backyard!

--Democrats

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-12 01:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Obama flies them in ....

Just before election, Obama doubles down on illegal immigrant fly-in program

Indeed, statistics show the surge starting directly after his 2012 DACA decree which granted self-described "dreamers" deportation deferrals and work permits.
...
So if Obama's DHS officials know most UAMs will get rejected from CAM under US refugee law, why are they bothering? Why not just refer to CAM as solely a parole program? It's likely the political usefulness of the word "refugee" itself. The emotive term fulfils the crucial element of emotional blackmail which the president is always eager to employ when imposing his open-borders experiment on the American people.
thehill.com

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-12 01:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Of course, expecting any kind of reasoned consistency out of a leftist is a fool's errand; that's why the phrase, "feels over reals" exists.

#2 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 12:41 AM | Reply

You fly right over the vindictive aspect of this, you vindictive SOB.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 07:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

that's why the phrase, "feels over reals" exists.

#2 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-12 12:41 AM | Reply

You guys fascinate me. You've elevated the darkest, nastiest of your personal feelings to the level of personal policy and then have the gall to described yourself as being realists of some sort.

You are cult-members, snake handlers. You worship a pagan god.

Before this nightmare is over, some of you will be offering prayers TO Trump. Know what, I'll bet some of you already do.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 07:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Zed, not that I disagree with you all the time, but you come across the most unhinged on this site.

It's gonna be ok, man.

#7 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-04-12 10:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 7

No it's not, Zed! More Xanax and Play Doh!

#8 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-12 11:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#7 - Zed, not that I disagree with you all the time, but you come across the most unhinged on this site.

Most unhinged on this site. Very true, and that's really saying something.

#9 | Posted by homerj at 2019-04-12 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 | Posted by homerj at

I described you an idolator, HOMER, Hit a nerve, did it?

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 12:46 PM | Reply

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#2 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

This isn't about sanctuary cities accepting immigrants. They already happily do. This is about Trump wanting to dump immigrants into cities without any consultation or preparation. Not because it's the right thing to do, but simply out of spite. Sheer hatred of others. Liberal cities are the enemy and your fellow Americans must be punished for trying to be humane.

Human beings, women and children, would be dumped off with no shelter. No food. No medical care.

You Trump supporters are sick.

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-04-12 01:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 6

"I was uner the impression that leftists support unconditionally refugees, "illegal" or not"
#2 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

That's what happens when you poison your mind with nothing but Fox & Friends propaganda.

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-04-12 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- You Trump supporters are sick

Chronically, incurably.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-12 01:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

obama & Co, dropped many illegals in towns/cities throughout the country and I do not remember those here on the left complaining, sow what's the problem?

#14 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-04-12 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Read the whole article............ Trump admin never proposed that but I think it is a great idea.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-12 02:14 PM | Reply

The moral retardation of the Con mind is on full display here.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-12 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Last 2 paragraphs in the article.

It was during that mid-February standoff that one whistleblower went to Congress alleging that the White House was considering a plan to punish Democrats if they did not relent on ICE funding for beds. A second official independently came forward after that.

According to both, there were at least two versions of the plan being considered. One was to move migrants who were already in ICE detention to the districts of Democratic opponents. The second option was to bus migrants apprehended at the border to sanctuary cities, such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-12 02:28 PM | Reply

I guess these cities will have justification to make DC one big homeless camp.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-12 03:44 PM | Reply

So the "right" wants to spend limited ICE funding on travel for illegal immigrants getting them to places they probably wanted to go anyway? And they wouldn't be the criminals since ICE is required by law to detain them?

Wow, excellent logic, "right"ies. Tell me more of your grand plans.

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 03:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's a good idea. If they get along peacefully and the community thrives, Trump is proven wrong. If lots of crime follows and things deteriorate, he is proven correct. But since there is a risk that this could prove one side wrong, people are ultimately going to hate the idea.

"The moral retardation of the Con mind is on full display here."

And here's the penultimate problem with Liberals. Laws are not made based only on morals. They are made for what is best for society...or at least that's the idea (I think we can all agree that doesn't happen that much anymore). But regardless, morals and what's best for society don't always match. For example, is a thief who can't feed his family and thus needs to steal from a mom and pop shop morally right or wrong? Should we allow thievery from businesses when feeding a child is the issue?

If you make laws based on morality alone, you are setting yourself up for failure. Reps understand this. Dems don't. That's not to say Reps are better because there are times when morality is necessary for society and Reps don't get it (I don't think it's even within their realm of understanding sometimes).

#20 | Posted by humtake at 2019-04-12 03:54 PM | Reply

Maybe I missed something. I fail to see where any "sanctuary cities" refused to take the immigrants.

All the conservatives here are building up the strawman that liberals don't want the immigrants. Do you have any evidence of that?

Though, using people as political paws is disgusting in and of itself, but it is about what I have come to expect from Republicans at this point. And my concern is that, since Trump is TRYING to use these people as pawns to "punish" his political enemies, if he did this it would probably (intentionally) be in a way that was inhumane to the immigrants and extremely difficult and inconvenient to the affected cities (not giving the city information and time to prepare, intentionally dropping them off in inconvenient locations, etc).

I feel like I should be surprised that the conservatives here are supporting things like this, but as far as I can tell most of you have given up on any sense of morality long ago, so this is about what I expect at this point.

#21 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-04-12 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

This entire proposed policy is the realization of a childish tu quoque fallacy ("if you like it so much, why dont YOU do it"). I suppose that's what we should expect from our ----------- in chief.

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-12 04:23 PM | Reply

Even conservatives thought it would be unthinkable. CNN's Steve Cortes thought it was so absurd, he wouldn't even entertain the hypothetical that the report was true. David Harsanyi, an editor for the Federalist, suggested it was just a "stupid idea" brought up in a meeting that was never seriously considered. When the White House responded to the story, it said, "This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion."

But then on Friday afternoon Trump undermined all that, his staffers' downplaying of the idea, his conservative defenders' dismissals, by saying yes, of course, he was seriously considering the idea.

Tal Kopan, a correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, pointed out the absurdity of the idea, even from the president's own perspective.

"I see," she said. "To own the libs, the admin will use ICE's budget that is supposedly nowhere near enough $ to at great expense bus or fly immigrants to cities that are often their preferred destination anyway and where the immigration courts are most lenient on them? Got it."

AlterNet

#23 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-04-12 04:52 PM | Reply

Yes. Let them stay at Soonfys house.

#24 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2019-04-12 05:00 PM | Reply

"Repeat interrogation

Subject sanctuary"

..."there is no sanctuary"

....dome control computer (programmed by progressive elders) self destructs in a great 1970s hollywood non CGI explosion.

#25 | Posted by mutant at 2019-04-12 05:02 PM | Reply

24...i like the new moniker for him ....like what these sanctuary cities will do to when they heed their own policies....soon. f. Y. S.

#26 | Posted by mutant at 2019-04-12 05:05 PM | Reply

That's what happens when you poison your mind with nothing but Fox & Friends propaganda.

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones

Tell me waldo, WTF is a sanctuary city? Isn't that where they give sanctuary to illegals?

#27 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-12 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All the conservatives here are building up the strawman that liberals don't want the immigrants.

#21 | Posted by gtbritishskull

If that is true why are they complaining so much about the idea? They are not immigrants, they are illegal immigrants.

#28 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-12 06:12 PM | Reply

Trumplethinskin is a vindictive little snit.

#29 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-12 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was uner the impression that leftists support unconditionally refugees, "illegal" or not,
#2 | Posted by berserkone

Why? Are you actually dumb enough to believe what a con man or fox news tells you?

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-12 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Tell me waldo, WTF is a sanctuary city? Isn't that where they give sanctuary to illegals?

#27 | Posted by Sniper

What can't you use google?

It's a city that doesn't ask to see someone's papers if they call the cops to report a gang shooting.

You know - a safer place to live.

What does fox news tell you it is?

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-12 06:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Sanctuary city" is a broad term applied to jurisdictions that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation with or involvement in federal immigration enforcement actions.

So, according to his definition Illegals probably want to go to Sanctuary Cities.

Sanctuary Cities want them, the Illegals want to be there... ... ...why not?

#32 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-04-12 08:34 PM | Reply

Sanctuary Cities want them
#32 | Posted by Maverick

That's a leap in logic.

Sanctuary cities want illegals TO REPORT CRIMES TO THE POLICE. You only think they want illegals to move there because you get your news from liars.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-12 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

GREAT idea. Oh, you want to defy federal law? Alright - here's all the illegals!

#34 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-04-13 12:29 AM | Reply

What is wrong with our President?!

My theory has been that he isn't THAT FAR off the standard of the median white 71 year old millionaire. But that isn't that great of a standard. There are some cantankerous old rich dudes.

#35 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-04-13 12:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sad that Dems are saying don't "dump" them in our cities, referring to them as trash. Is it because they are brown? True colors are showing here. Obama did it in our state in Lewiston without asking the City, what is the difference? NIMBY is the difference plain and simple.

#36 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-04-13 07:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

What could be more kind then sending illegals to the cities where they will be the most welcome? Do you want to send them to some ------- in Nebraska?

#37 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-13 08:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Its part of a consistent pattern of behavior by the orange sloth. He refuses to take responsibility for each and every problem and seeks to mitigate the problem in the most self serving, vengeful manner possible.

#38 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-13 09:28 AM | Reply

YEAH!

This is the Thread where the "champions" of States Rights suddenly prefer Federal Law over State Laws

Or in other words

The "rule of law" and "constitutionalists" now want states to ignore their "laws" and "constitutions" because it's politicaly expedient

You know, cause "Libzzz"

#39 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-04-13 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nothing says unity to today's GOP quite like being a vindictive POS to Americans that don't agree with them

#40 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-04-13 09:32 AM | Reply

Miami is today a thriving city that welcomed millions of aliens from many nations. I'll tell you what, y'all in Nebraska or whatever s**tH**e you live in are crazy. With immigrants you get energy that your cities just don't have now. You need immigrants but you are just to stubborn to know it. Trump is leading you down a dead end. When someone is leading you to a previous era when things were "great" you should be smart enough to realize there was not such "great" time. If there was please provide the date so I can laugh at you. If you can't provide the date then take off that stupid hat.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You want the illegals, Trump wants to send you the illegals. I don't see a problem.

#42 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-13 11:15 AM | Reply

It's funny how much lefties are up in arms over this. It's quite telling, actually.

#43 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-13 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I applaud the idea.

Let the immigrants in.

They'll get to where they were heading once they've been dropped off in "sanctuary cities".

#44 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-13 02:06 PM | Reply

It's funny how much lefties are up in arms over this. It's quite telling, actually.
#43 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Funny.

Most the posts I read were fine with the proposal.

Perhaps I missed the post you were referring to.

Perhaps.

#45 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-13 02:07 PM | Reply

#44 - Nope. They'll get to the sanctuary cities, and if they leave for a non-sanctuary city, that city will beg the federal government to do its job and deport them. It's basic game theory - turn non-sanctuary cities against sanctuary cities, AND encourage illegals to stay in sanctuary cities to overwhelm and degrade the community resources.

Trust - this WILL create more pressure to fix the illegal immigration problem.

#46 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-04-13 02:36 PM | Reply

"Read the whole article............ Trump admin never proposed that."

Sounds like somebody was listening to Rush Limbaugh who was saying that the story was fake news. Apparently they didn't get their talking points straight.

twitter.com

#47 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-04-13 02:42 PM | Reply

If hypocrisy was a felony, all the Democrat politicians who voted to make California a sanctuary state would be behind bars.

#48 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-13 03:00 PM | Reply

Sad that Dems are saying don't "dump" them in our cities, referring to them as trash. Is it because they are brown? True colors are showing here. Obama did it in our state in Lewiston without asking the City, what is the difference? NIMBY is the difference plain and simple.

#36 | Posted by fishpaw

Why do you keep listening to fox news telling you what dems are saying? Quote a dem saying that.

#49 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-13 03:28 PM | Reply

It's funny how much lefties are up in arms over this. It's quite telling, actually.

#43 | Posted by JeffJ

It's funny how you believe liars when they tell you what lefties are thinking. It's quite telling, actually.

#50 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-13 03:28 PM | Reply

You want the illegals, Trump wants to send you the illegals. I don't see a problem.

#42 | Posted by visitor_

That's because you're too stupid to see the difference between WANTING illegals to move there vs wanting illegals to call the cops when there's a crime.

#51 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-13 03:29 PM | Reply

I suppose it has to be asked, why aren't right-wingers up in arms at the prospect of sanctuary cities being flooded with illegal immigrants?

Because to them it leads to hurting the people that need to get hurt.

Congratulations, Republicans. You built that.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-13 03:54 PM | Reply

The left welcomes illegals but they don't welcome welcome them.

#53 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-13 04:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The left welcomes illegals but they don't welcome welcome them.

#53 | Posted by visitor_

The right believes whatever fox news tells them about "the left" because they're gullible morons.

#54 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-13 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So Trump is going to allow illegals to stay instead of deporting them? His supporters will hate this.

#55 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-04-13 04:47 PM | Reply

It's not the worst idea. You go to the processing center. There are buses waiting with destinations on the front. You get enough MREs to get you to your destination. When the bus is full it departs and another bus slots in. The sanctuary cities and states need to set up receiving points.

This way you make sure you get to a community that welcomes you with open arms.

#56 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2019-04-13 06:26 PM | Reply

#56 | POSTED BY NUKE_GENTLY

I like it. And no splitting up families or children in cages. Everything the left wants.

#57 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2019-04-13 06:38 PM | Reply

The sanctuary cities and states need to set up receiving points.

Fine by me. Your own rightwing thinktanks admit that "
"a higher illegal immigrant population does not increase violent crime rates," that "illegal immigrant incarceration rates are about half those of native-born Americans," and that "even [in Texas], illegal immigrant conviction rates are about half those of native-born Americans...[t]he illegal immigrant conviction rates for homicide, larceny, and sex crimes are also below those of native-born Americans."
www.cato.org

You ------- dopes are so racist you don't even stop to consider the fact that illegal immigrants aren't going to make any of these places more dangerous.

Now if only we could deport our meth head Trump supporters on a 1 to 1 basis.

#58 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-13 06:48 PM | Reply

Miami is another giant traffic jam. This country is overwhelmed by traffic jams, engineered by General Motors, who bought up and shut down public transportation systems around the country.

#59 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-13 08:17 PM | Reply

If immigrants get sent to NYC, can NY keep the tax revenues state residents would normally pay to the federal govt in order to care for them?

#60 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-13 10:33 PM | Reply

I believe this is a great idea so when they fail to show for their court hearings ICE will not be able to come and get them to deport - I applaud the left for wanting to shelter such people!

#61 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-04-13 11:40 PM | Reply

Now if only we could deport our meth head Trump supporters on a 1 to 1 basis.

#58 | Posted by JOE

Now that's a MAGA strategy I can get behind.

#62 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-14 03:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Traffic jams are engineered by the left because they believe the inconvenience will herd you into public transportation. They hate the freedom cars represent.

#63 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-14 03:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Trump is sounding more like an autocratic despot every day. He's the embodiment of everything cruel and vile.

This story is just more of the same chaff Trump throws out on a daily basis to manipulate the news cycle and give the media another bone to chew on. The idea may (or may not) have been the brain fart of Steven Miller at a meeting that may (or may not) have taken place.

Regardless, if people don't know by now that they're being used as a tweeter telegraph for all the crazy stuff that comes out of Trump's mouth, they need they have to be the biggest suckers in this country ~ and that include the media. I'm sure Trump is laughing his ass off at how enthusiastically they jump on the bait.

#64 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-04-14 05:41 AM | Reply

I give Trump credit for knowing how to work the media. They're so desperate for their "breaking news" every day, they practically trample each other to death to be the first one to get it on the air. As if that isn't bad enough, then they gnaw on it for days.

The only benefit I see from Trump's chaff is it's an unlimited supply of fodder for SNL.

#65 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-04-14 05:54 AM | Reply

Human beings, women and children, would be dumped off with no shelter. No food. No medical care.

#11 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR AT 2019-04-12 01:03 PM | FLAG:

That's actually where the food, shelter, and medical care is. Most illegals go straight to sanctuary cities, the overwhelming majority of them. Now Trump is giving them a free ride straight there.

Not sure what's more ironic, Trump accidentally doing illegals a favor, or Nancy Pelosi going full NIMBY over it.

#66 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-14 09:55 AM | Reply

Pelosi must rethink her position.

#67 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-14 10:06 AM | Reply

Trump is like the foul stench that you perceive before you find source of the odor...

He's the infection...not the disease

what scares me is the thought about what an Intelligent charismatic leader could possibly achieve in our country

#68 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-14 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That was the last administration. Intelligence, charisma, a much more tamped down narcissism.

#69 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-14 11:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

GREAT idea. Oh, you want to defy federal law? Alright - here's all the illegals!

#34 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN

Where do we send Humpy and his gang for defying federal law?

A sanctuary prison I hope.

Anyway. Please!! Do it and stfu. Close the border or stfu. Ban all Muslims or stfu. Build the wall and have All Three Mexicos pay for it or STFU. Destroy Obamacare or STFU. Destroy Planned Parenthood or STFU.

We are sick of Deplorables and their message of hate and divisions. You are making us all sick to our stomachs.

Every Mayor of every sanctuary city has expressed a concern with the sanity of this President But has indicated they all will continue to act like Compassionate Humans and accept these refugees.. these pawns in Humpy's sick game.

America will solve this problem eventually. In spite of Humpy and the Deplorables. Not because of them.

2020 can not get here too soon.

#70 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-14 11:31 AM | Reply

It's funny how you believe liars when they tell you what lefties are thinking. It's quite telling, actually.

#50 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

My comment is based on how prominent Democrats have reacted to this proposal. I can provide some quotes if you'd like.

#71 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-14 11:45 AM | Reply

My comment is based on how prominent Democrats have reacted to this proposal. I can provide some quotes if you'd like.

Your comment said "lefties", not "prominent Democrats".

Either way.

I'd love to read some quotes.

#72 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 12:40 PM | Reply

Cory Booker

@realDonaldTrump is "trying to pit Americans against each other and make us less safe" by threatening to release undocumented immigrants from the border into sanctuary cities in an exclusive interview with moderator
twitter.com

How does this work again?

#73 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 12:51 PM | Reply

Bizarro world: Pelosi angry over Trump plan to send illegal crossers to sanctuary cities

Pelosi's communications director, Ashley Etienne, told The Washington Post, which reported the story Thursday, "The extent of this Administration's cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated. ... Using human beings -- including little children -- as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal."
thehill.com

#74 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 12:54 PM | Reply

Jeffrey Toobin on proposed policy: This is grotesque

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to a report in The Washington Post about a policy proposed by the Trump administration to release immigrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities
www.cnn.com

The interesting thing, and irony is this idea, is it would move the "detention" facilities to the Sanctuary cities, in the form of more homeless.

#75 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 12:59 PM | Reply

I'd love to read some quotes.
#72 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

We good? Get in the game Clownshack, Google is one tab away....

#76 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 01:00 PM | Reply

Bussing thousand of asylum seekers into a sanctuary city without advance preparation would be a disaster.

And isn't that what Trump really want? A DISASTER that he can blame his most hated enemy ~ Nancy Pelosi?

What about all you Trump supporters? Are you really THAT kind of person? ARE YOU????

#77 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-04-14 01:02 PM | Reply

The Mayor Oakland, California, Libby Schaaf, who made news last year by tipping off illegal alien criminals to ICE raids, shared her sentiments, which are common among the left. About the Post story, Schaaf said it was "(a)n outrageous abuse of power -- using human beings to settle political scores. Our President wants to punish everyone; those who seek sanctuary in our country and those who provide it."

n her local TV appearance, Schaaf repeated the standard lie that illegal immigrants "actually makes our city better and safer." If that were so, why is she so outraged? Shouldn't this idea be greeted with tickertape parades? Oakland isn't exactly a safe city, the opportunity to reduce crime by importing people with higher moral character than the average American should be a net-plus, right?"

#PartyOfOpenBorders

#78 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 01:07 PM | Reply

Good ol moderate, "I swear I'm not a Republican", Nancy Pelosi.

Sell out to the pharmaceutical industry, Cory Booker.

I guess I'm required to accept these two as prominent Democrats.

#79 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 01:20 PM | Reply

#PartyOfOpenBorders
#78 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Good ol' Libertarian party. Or is it the party of the classic liberal?

You know what we should call the Party of Open Borders?

The Imagine Party, and we can base it on John Lennon.

"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too"

Nulli. What made you decide to trade your soul for more space on your lawn?

You're so bitter and miserable. Perhaps you should meditate and try to channel the Nulli of your youth. The freedom fighter who opposed Nixon.

Perhaps you should smoke a bowl and relax. Good luck.

#80 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 01:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Good ol moderate, "I swear I'm not a Republican", Nancy Pelosi.
Sell out to the pharmaceutical industry, Cory Booker.
I guess I'm required to accept these two as prominent Democrats.

LOL, are you actually trying to argue that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Presidential Candidate Sen. Cory Booker are not "prominent Democrats"?

Don't pull a muscle squirming so hard.

#81 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

are you actually trying to argue that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Presidential Candidate Sen. Cory Booker are not "prominent Democrats"?

No. I'm not.

Perhaps read the last sentence again where I reluctantly accept.

"Don't pull a muscle squirming so hard."

But hey. If that was your way of saying hi, then, hi there.

#82 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:08 PM | Reply

The Imagine Party, and we can base it on John Lennon.

And be geographically placed in fantasyland.

The world is full of suffering, horrendous suffering, and you want to bring it here.

Understand its not that the illegal immigrants are bad people, its the affect they have indirectly its a second third order affect.

You live in Elysium, a bubble, you don't understand what is happening IN America.

Lets solve the problem of homelessness in America.
Lets solve the problem of income inequality in America.
Lets solve rising cost of healthcare in America.
Lets solve the broken families in America.

Allowing NO borders won't solve these problems, but make them worse.

Good luck in fantasyland, I want what you are smoking, because reality is so much more complicated, than just go relax and getting high.

#83 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 02:16 PM | Reply

#81 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-04-14 01:37 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY ANDREAMACKRIS


That post was so newsworthy! It was the most newsworthy post on this thread.

Good call Andrea.

On a side note.

It's very entertaining watching you guys flagging each other.

It's become a fun game to guess which of the three of you flagged the other. Because it's very rare for anyone else to.

#84 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:16 PM | Reply

I guess I'm required to accept these two as prominent Democrats.
#79 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Perhaps read the last sentence again where I reluctantly accept. ~ Clownshack

BS ... its a statement that implies these aren't "prominent Democrats"

#85 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 02:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#84 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

You sound irritated.

Perhaps you should go smoke a bowl and relax.

#86 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 02:18 PM | Reply

--It's become a fun game to guess which of the three of you flagged the other.

It's even easier to guess who flagged a post insulting me, Mackris or Roc. It's Corky, all the time.

#87 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 02:24 PM | Reply

The world is full of suffering, horrendous suffering, and you want to bring it here.

Thanks Capitalism!

Understand its not that the illegal immigrants are bad people,

Of course they are. They're a bunch of murderers and rapists who are here for our jobs and our womens.

Trump said so himself.

You live in Elysium

Is that what we decided to rename Los Angeles? I should keep up.

you don't understand what is happening IN America.

What part of America do you consider actually being IN America? Oklahoma?

Lets solve the problem

Can't. Those problems can be solved today if we wanted to. We don't.

Capitalism won't allow it. Nether will racism.

Say what you want. But those are the two biggest obstacles to solving any of those problems you listed.

Allowing NO borders won't solve these problems, but make them worse.

Let's see your research.

Open borders will result in an equilibrium.

#88 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:30 PM | Reply

BS ... its a statement that implies these aren't "prominent Democrats"
#85 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

If that's how you choose to interpret it. That's on you.

I already explained what I meant.

Don't like it? Oh well.

#89 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:32 PM | Reply

It's even easier to guess who flagged a post insulting me, Mackris or Roc. It's Corky, all the time.
#87 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Looks like you have your own fun game to play.

#90 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:33 PM | Reply

Keep squirming Clown, it's always fun to watch you contort when you are caught posting something idiotic.

And to keep you from having to play WFW, I gave Andrea a NW on #5 because it was NEWSWORTHY.

#91 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 02:40 PM | Reply

Keep squirming Clown, it's always fun to watch you contort when you are caught posting something idiotic.
And to keep you from having to play WFW, I gave Andrea a NW on #5 because it was NEWSWORTHY.
#91 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Is today a gift to me?

Because I couldn't be happier how angry I've made you without even trying.

It's so fkkking delightful!

I love it.

Thanks RoC. You've really made my day. Your bitter anger is literally putting a smile on my face.

And to think. I didn't even try.

#92 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:43 PM | Reply

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