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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/topic/fox-news-flash" (Page 26)

Acting ICE director blasts AOC for wanting to abolish agency: ‘I would like to talk to that young congresswoman’

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The acting director of ICE appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday where he blasted Congress for inactivity regarding the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying lawmakers “refuse” to do what’s needed.

Mark Morgan, who took the job in early May after leading the U.S. Border Patrol, also defended ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) against those who would like to see it abolished, in particular, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

“If you talk about abolishing ICE, it is absolutely irresponsible,” Morgan told Ingraham. “Last year alone 34,000 criminal arrests, 5,000 gang members arrested. Thousands of cases of child smuggling exploitation, human trafficking.”

OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLS TO ABOLISH ICE, SAYS LATINOS MUST BE EXEMPT FROM IMMIGRATON LAWS BECAUSE THEY ARE ‘NATIVE’ TO US

“If you talk about abolishing ICE, it is absolutely irresponsible. Last year alone 34,000 criminal arrests, 5,000 gang members arrested. Thousands of cases of child smuggling exploitation, human trafficking.”

— Mark Morgan, acting director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Morgan added, “I would like to talk to that young congresswoman and have her tell me what is going to happen if ICE is abolished.”

He also told host Laura Ingraham that Congress has been a major impediment against ICE accomplishing its goals at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“We’ve been sounding the alarm for a very long time that this is absolutely a humanitarian and national security crisis,” Morgan said. “Congress has failed to do their job.

MEXICO OFFICIALS PREPARE TO INTERCEPT ABOUT 1,000 MIGRANTS

“It is unbelievable to me that we’re still asking, across the board, what can Congress do,”  Morgan added, “when we’ve been telling Congress — the experts living this every single day from ICE to the Border Patrol, the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] — they need to pass meaningful legislation, they need to address the Flores agreement and they do that, fund some bed space and this crisis ends tomorrow.”

The Flores agreement refers to Reno v. Flores, a 1990s U.S. Supreme Court case that set standards for the treatment of minors detained by U.S. immigration authorities.

The Border Patrol’s apprehensions about migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border hit their highest level in more than a decade in May, as officials warned they don’t have the money and resources to address the surge of parents and children entering the U.S.

Agents apprehended 132,887 in May, the first time that apprehensions have topped 100,000 since April 2007. It set a record with 84,542 adults and children apprehended. Another 11,507 were children traveling alone, and 36,838 were single adults.

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Morgan acknowledged dire situations involving facilities and supplies on the border with Mexico, saying conditions and facilities were unsafe and arguing that Congress refuses to help.

“Congress is still sitting on their hands,” Morgan said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mark Levin: Mainstream media ‘abandoned the pursuit of objectivity’

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The mainstream media is no longer trying to be objective in their reporting, according to Mark Levin.

The host of Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin” claimed Wednesday on “Hannity” that the media are trying to promote a progressive political platform.

“They have abandoned the pursuit of objectivity for social activism, progressivism, and the Democratic Party agenda. And, they promote that agenda day in and day out. In fact, they lead it,” Levin claimed.

TRUMP BLASTS MUELLER AS ‘HIGHLY CONFLICTED,’ CALLS IMPEACHMENT A ‘DIRTY, FILTHY, DISGUSTING WORD’

Levin said he believes the prevalence of the term “impeachment” in the day-to-day lexicon is not because of any actions on the part of President Trump, but because the media continues to cover the prospect of such a development.

“The reason we talk about impeachment today is not because the president committed any impeachable offenses, it is because the media and the Democratic Party want to remove him,” he said. “The reason we spent two-and-a-half years talking about collusion with Russia… [was] not because there was any evidence, but because this is what the media was pushing.”

“The reason we talk about impeachment today is not because the president committed any impeachable offenses, it is because the media and the Democratic Party want to remove him.”

— Mark Levin

The radio host continued, saying the right to freedom of the press was meant as a service to the American people and not a means to push any alleged agenda.

“It’s in there for the American people. Why do we have freedom of the press? We have freedom of the press to expand freedom of speech among the American people,” he said.

“The point of news and newsrooms is to give us the information through which we can make decisions about our families, our lives, our government, our country, so we can be informed.”

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He added he believes the difference between commentators like himself and some reporters on network television is that he and hosts like Sean Hannity express to their audience when they have a political view on something.

“The difference is we’re transparent. We tell people who we are,” he said.

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Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Hyper-partisanship’ getting in the way of pathway to citizenship legislation

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Washington’s “hyper-partisan” atmosphere is getting in the way of meaningful progress on approving a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Tulsi Gabbard said.

Rep. Gabbard, D-Hawaii, reacted to the Democrat-led House passing the Dream and Promise Act, which would protect people covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in an interview Wednesday on “The Story.”

Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, claimed the stark political divide is holding back Congress’ ability to help affected individuals receive a pathway to citizenship.

HOUSE PASSES BILL GIVING ‘DREAMERS’ PATH TO CITIZENSHIP, DESPITE TRUMP VETO THREAT

“The hyper-partisanship around this issue has gotten in the way of delivering a real solution,” she said. “This legislation and finding a solution for these Dreamers is something that has had bipartisan support.”

The Army veteran added Dreamers and DACA recipients are being unfairly treated through no fault of their own.

“This bill, passed with bipartisan support, seeks to address a deeply concerning issue about how people were brought here into this country as children with no choice of their own [and] have been living in fear and uncertainty with no path towards a future.”

She said those affected know only of their life in the U.S. and therefore should be treated better than they are.

“These people who have known no other country than the United States of America as their home, should have the opportunity to earn their citizenship. This bill provides the path to do that.”

Despite a veto threat from President Trump, House Democrats on Tuesday passed the Dream and Promise Act.

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The 237-187 vote elicited chants of “Si Se Puede” or “Yes We Can” in the chamber. The measure is not likely to succeed in the GOP-led Senate, where other pieces of legislation advanced by Democrats on issues like gun controlhealthcare and climate change have languished in recent years.

Seven Republicans voted to support the bill, while all 187 “no” votes came from Republicans.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Rep. Mark Meadows: ‘Senate Republicans need to get a backbone’ on immigration

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Senate Republicans must take action on immigration reform instead of allowing Democrats to prevent President Trump from securing the border, according to Mark Meadows.

On the House side, Republicans will continue to follow Trump’s lead on the issue, Rep. Meadows, R-N.C. said Wednesday on “The Todd Starnes Show.”

“If the president works, we’re going to stand with the president and we’re going to secure our border,” the House Freedom Caucus chairman said.

TRUMP: MEXICO TARIFFS ‘WILL TAKE EFFECT,’ ‘FOOLISH’ FOR GOP TO BLOCK

He criticized some Republican senators for taking issue with Trump’s decision to use tariffs against Mexico to get their assistance on the illegal immigration front.

“They passed a disaster relief [bill] out of the Senate, which we all know that many of our states needed that disaster relief,” Meadows said.

“But they also passed it without giving the president any money for border security measures. Now they want to blame the president for actually taking a tool that he has in his toolbox to make sure we secure the border.”

JONAH GOLDBERG: TRUMP MEXICO TARIFF THREAT COULD ‘SCUTTLE’ PLANNED REPLACEMENT OF NAFTA

“Shame on them, and I’m saying it being a part of the same party,” the western North Carolina lawmaker said.

Meadows added, “There’s nothing being done other than a whole lot of politicians talking about doing something.”

“Whether you applaud the tactics or not, [Trump is] serious about getting something done.”

In the past week, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. and Charles Grassley R-Iowa, released statements opposing the use of tariffs.

Toomey said tariffs are a “dangerous and risky economic tool.”

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“They raise the cost of products for American families, reduce market share abroad for U.S. exporters and make our economy less competitive globally. History has shown us time and again that nobody wins a trade war,” the Pennsylvania lawmaker added.

“Trade policy and border security are separate issues,” Grassley said last week.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, R-Texas, were also critical of tariffs.

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Collins on Nadler’s contempt vote: ‘He wants to subpoena everything that moves’

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., is pushing ahead with his planned contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr simply because he wants to “subpoena everything that moves,” according to Republican Rep. Doug Collins.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom,” Collins, R-Ga., told hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, “We’re seeing a chairman who frankly has shown, in five and a half months, he really doesn’t know what he wants.

“Except that, frankly, he wants to subpoena everything that moves. He wants to go to contempt and now he’s come back after holding someone in contempt –think about what’s happening here — you have a chairman who held somebody in contempt on false grounds and now he’s saying ‘I’m open to negotiate.’ He knows he can’t win in court; that’s what this is all about.”

This accusation is coming just hours after the Department of Justice slammed House Democrats for planning the vote and charged that they had privately admitted their subpoena requests were “overbroad.”

DOJ REVEALS DEMS ACKNOWLEDGED BARR SUBPOENA WAS ‘OVERBROAD’; NADLER FIRES BACK, OFFERS TO MEET ‘WITHOUT CONDITIONS’

On Tuesday morning, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd penned a letter blasting Nadler and House Democrats for announcing they would vote next week on whether to hold Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt.

Boyd called on the House Judiciary Committee to “moot” its May 8 vote to hold Barr in contempt, but said they were “prepared to resume negotiations with the committee regarding accommodation of its narrowed Subpoena” — as long as Democrats removed the “threat of an imminent vote by the House of Representatives to hold the attorney general in contempt.”

In response, late that night, Nadler announced he was open to negotiating with the DOJ “without conditions,” sending Republicans and DOJ spokesmen into a frenzy.

“We are here and ready to negotiate as early as tomorrow morning,” he wrote.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR: CONGRESS HEADING INTO ‘WORLD OF HURT’ WITH BARR CONTEMPT VOTE

However, Nadler has refused to cancel the proposed vote prior to beginning any new negotiations, but also criticized what he deemed DOJ “brinkmanship.” He blamed the DOJ for stemming any negotiations in early May.

In a reactionary statement, Collins highlighted the DOJ’s revelation that Nadler apparently signaled a willingness to work with the DOJ: “After racing to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt, Chairman Nadler finally seems ready to join the Justice Department at the negotiating table,” he said.

“When Judiciary Democrats wield subpoena power like a sword instead of a plow, their investigations bear little fruit. The House Intelligence Committee has shown us that working with the Justice Department in good faith yields documents. Abusing subpoena and contempt authority, however, has left the Judiciary Committee with little to show for its obsessively unreasonable demands.”

On Wednesday, Collins echoed those sentiments, accusing Nadler of not have a “legitimate legislative purpose” in which to base his vote: “A legitimate legislative purpose is not presidential harassment on an issue in which Mueller has spoken. It is a purpose in which he just simply wants to get it out there to appear he’s trying to impeach.”

ANALYSIS: BARR DETERMINED TO FIND TRUTH BEHIND ORIGINS OF RUSSIA PROBE — AND DEMS ARE WORRIED

“How can you have a contempt for making the Attorney General follow the law? This is nothing but a circus and the chairman…I’m not sure where he wants to go next except he’s feeding a base that is pushing him,” said.

A vote of contempt against Barr would be historic, but not unprecedented. In 2012, the Republican-controlled House’s voted to hold former Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to comply with investigations into the Obama administration’s failed gun-running sting operation, “Fast and Furious.”

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The resolution scheduled for a June 11 floor vote and would allow the Judiciary Committee to pursue civil action to seek enforcement of its subpoenas in federal court.

“The chairman’s not negotiating. He’s coming back with the same tired talking points that he’s said before,” lamented Collins.

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Acting ICE director slams Pete Buttigieg’s ‘misinformed’ criticism: ‘He is vilifying the wrong entity’

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The acting ICE directed condemned Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s criticism of his department, calling his rhetoric “misinformed” and “inappropriate.”

Mark Morgan took issue with the South Bend, Indiana mayor saying Monday at a campaign event that immigration officials are ordered to carry out “inhumane” and “illegal” policies. Buttigieg called out the Trump administration for the deaths of migrant children in U.S. custody, saying “a child fleeing violence ought to have nothing to fear in the arms of the most powerful country in the world.”

During a Wednesday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Morgan, who served previously as U.S. Border Patrol chief at the end of the Obama administration, outlined some of the recent accomplishments of his department.

On the homeland security enforcement side of ICE, Morgan said, there were 34,000 criminal arrests last year including 5,000 gang members, thousands of child exploitation and human trafficking cases handled and $1.2 billion in U.S. currency seized from illegal activity.

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“I would love to sit down with this mayor and have him explain to me which part of that is illegal or inhumane,” Morgan said, adding that agents are only carrying out their orders.

“He is vilifying the wrong entity. If he doesn’t like the laws, go to Congress, change the laws, we’ll enforce those laws,” he continued.

ICE agents put their lives on the line each day to protect Americans, Morgan said, arguing that Buttigieg’s criticism does a disservice to their sacrifice.

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“The dedicated men and women of border patrol, all of CPB, HHS, ICE — they’re working every day, sacrificing so much to safeguard, protect this country, and when you hear stuff like that, it demoralizes them,” Morgan continued.

He said ICE and Border Patrol agents should not be blamed for the inaction of Congress on passing new immigration laws and for Mexico failing to stop the flow of migrants.

Other Democratic presidential candidates have called for the abolishment of ICE, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

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Brit Hume: Trump tariff policies ‘a dramatic departure’ from conservative American thought

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President Trump’s use of tariffs as a negotiating tool is in stark contrast to how Republicans have traditionally operated, according to Brit Hume.

The move would be a “dramatic departure” from conservative orthodoxy if Trump follows through on his threat to impose tariffs on countries like China and Mexico, Hume said Tuesday on “The Story.”

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“He really has made a kind of dramatic departure from what had been contemporary American conservative thought about trade,” Hume claimed. “Tariffs were considered anathema and people look back to the tariffs that were imposed during the Great Depression and the damage they did and said, ‘this is folly’.”

Last week, Trump threatened to institute a 5 percent tariff on Mexico until the illegal immigration surge at the southern border is “remedied.”

Hume said he believed Trump’s use of tariffs as a warning to Mexico on that particular policy front is not something Capitol Hill is used to.

“[Trump] calls himself ‘tariff man‘ and he is wielding tariffs now as his tool of choice and all kinds of ways. He is trying to help solve the immigration crisis at the border with tariffs threatened against Mexico,” he said.

“He is obviously using them to accomplish trade concessions from China.”

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Hume said such plans have the potential to work, but could be politically disastrous if they don’t.

“If he gets trade deals out of this and concessions from Mexico, that will be a huge victory. But it is risky because a big trade war that doesn’t result in a deal sometime soon could be the thing that derails the recovery we have had going on for ten years,” he claimed.

“A trade war that stunts trade could cause that.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump Mexico tariff threat could ‘scuttle’ planned replacement of NAFTA

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President Trump’s tariff threat against Mexico could complicate plans to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to columnist Jonah Goldberg.

Trump’s plan to impose escalating tariffs on all Mexican imports – unless the country stems the flow of illegal immigrants – could “scuttle” the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Goldberg said Tuesday on “Special Report.”

The Trump administration negotiated with Canadian and Mexican officials in hopes of replacing NAFTA with the USMCA.

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“At this very moment, President Trump actually has no serious trade agreements signed – there’s one thing with South Korea,” Goldberg said. “But he has this basically rehashing of NAFTA that is on the books coming up and it looks like [the tariff threat] could scuttle it.”

“Meanwhile we are trying to do these trade negotiations with China, which is the other trading partner that makes lots of cheap stuff.”

Goldberg said tariffs being placed on imports from both Mexico and China will hamper American businesses that rely on products manufactured abroad.

“Now we are saying we are also going to make stuff from Mexico really expensive too, which puts a double-squeeze on our businesses here at home,” he said.

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Goldberg said he believed that development is the reason top Republican senators like Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., have been critical of the new tariff plan.

“It’s why this is the first time you’ve seen Republican senators to a person stand up to the president, because it is terrible for the economies of a lot of these states,” Goldberg, an American Enterprise Institute fellow, said.

“Trade policy and border security are separate issues,” Grassley said last week.

Toomey said in a statement tariffs are a “dangerous and risky economic tool.”

“They raise the cost of products for American families, reduce market share abroad for U.S. exporters and make our economy less competitive globally. History has shown us time and again that nobody wins a trade war,” the Pennsylvania lawmaker added.

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Lawrence Jones on Buttigieg’s MSNBC town hall: Mayor Pete is a ‘chameleon’

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Is Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg showing his far-left colors?

Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones thinks he is, calling him a “chameleon” while reviewing his comments at an MSNBC town hall Monday night.

“His hope message is not going to work because he’s a chameleon,” Jones said while co-hosting “The Five” Tuesday.

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Buttigieg surprised many with his answers during a town hall moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saying he would not have pressured former Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign, calling for licenses in order to own a gun, and not being able to name one “living” Republican he respects.

“Aw, I had such a great answer if it wasn’t living,” Buttigieg told Matthews.

Jones expressed that Buttigieg tempered his views around different political groups and gave his more “extreme” opinions depending on the audience.

“Obama, what made him so successful at these town halls and talking to people is he gave the same speech every single night. If you look at Mayor Pete he changes up based on the crowd, right. He takes his extreme positions… or if it’s a moderate person he’ll have a more nuanced debate. Climate change becomes a big issue for him when he’s with the green people,” Jones added.

“And it’s because the press hasn’t pushed him on his policy or said ‘you know you’ve changed your position as you’ve gone to different town halls’ is why he’s getting away with it.”

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Co-host Greg Gutfeld agreed with Jones’ assessment of the media’s coverage of “Mayor Pete.”

“I don’t know any of his achievements as mayor. I don’t know a single one. It’s not my fault but it’s because the media focus solely on his identity,” Gutfeld said.

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Sadiq Khan is a ‘ridiculous character,’ and is seen as a failure as London mayor: Steve Hilton

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Fox News host Steve Hilton labeled Sadiq Khan a “ridiculous character” Tuesday in response to the London mayor’s war of words with President Trump.

The president doubled down on his criticisms of Khan during a press conference in London alongside outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May.

“He’s done a poor job, crime is up, a lot of problems,” Trump reasserted on Tuesday.

The two politicians have traded jabs over Twitter throughout the duration of Trump’s U.K. visit, with Trump labeling the mayor as a “stone cold loser” as he arrived in London. Khan responded by telling BBC that the president’s insults reminded him of “the sort of thing an 11-year-old would do.”

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During an appearance on “Outnumbered”, Hilton – who hosts “Next Revolution” on Fox News Channel –  said Khan is simply “pandering” to his left-wing base and is considered a “failure” as mayor.

Hilton mocked Khan for characterizing his statements as a response to Trump, pointing out that Khan fired the first shot with an article over the weekend where he called Trump a “global threat.”

“What a ridiculous character Sadiq Khan is. …  He’s not responding. He wrote a whole article gratuitously attacking the president, so the president was responding to that,” said Hilton.

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Hilton, who served as a senior adviser to former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, said he believes President Trump has “reignited” the special relationship between the countries.

He said in his view, the relationship suffered during the presidency of Barack Obama, who “prioritized the relationship with the E.U. and Germany.

Fox News’ Anna Hopkins contributed to this report.

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