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Pregnant woman won’t be deported immediately to Mexico

U.S. immigration officials have told a pregnant Mexican woman who had taken sanctuary inside a Chicago church that she can stay in the United States until after the baby is born.

Adilene Marquina had been told by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that she could be deported this week. But the Chicago Tribune says she was told on Thursday she will not have to leave immediately and should report to ICE on Oct. 23.

Marquina is staying in the Faith, Life and Hope Mission. ICE has a policy against making arrests in places of worship.

She fled to the U.S. in 2015 seeking political asylum. She waited four years for an immigration judge to deny her claim. She has two American sons ages 16 and 3 and a 14-year-old son.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Tucker Carlson: Kirsten Gillibrand and the left don’t believe Americans deserve their country

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President Trump on Monday night spoke about political elites and illegal immigration — two themes he hits quite often. Two themes that help define the presidential race now in progress.

Kirsten Gillibrand is in that race and is not just a candidate, but really a living metaphor. Gillibrand is someone who has lived a remarkably fortunate life. Until about 10 years ago, she was a member of Congress. Virtually nobody outside the mostly rural 20th congressional district in upstate New York had ever heard of her. She was considered a thoroughly average member of Congress, maybe a little below average.

And then one day, Hillary Clinton decided to run for president and Gillibrand hit paydirt. She was plucked from obscurity and handed one of the safest Senate seats in America.

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Overnight, Gillibrand became a national figure without even having to win an election. Amazing. It was the political equivalent of inheriting a billion dollars. Maybe not surprisingly, Gillibrand’s views changed accordingly. She soon adopted the politics of the trust fund left. Before long, there wasn’t a fashionable opinion she didn’t have on any topic — guns, abortion, immigration — you name it. As her friends in Aspen and Martha’s Vineyard became more decadent and more contemptuous of the country around them, so did Kirsten Gillibrand.

This past weekend, when she appeared on “Face the Nation,” Gillibrand was arguing against continuing to operate the United States as a sovereign country. “Let everyone in,” she demanded. “Detaining anyone is immoral.”

Margaret Brennan, CBS News host:: But you oppose even what the Obama administration did in terms of keeping families together or keeping them together for a longer period of time in detention? 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., 2020 presidential candidate: I wouldn’t — as president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all. 

Brennan: Homeland Security, they are saying hundreds of thousands of people are crossing the border, and they need to go somewhere before their asylum claims are actually heard. What would you do with them? 

Gillibrand: They don’t need to be incarcerated. They can, if they’re given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it. 

Hundreds of thousands of people — millions of people — over time. Where will all those people go? Well, they won’t go to Kirsten Gillibrand’s neighborhood, obviously. They’re not headed to Martha’s Vineyard, or Aspen or Southampton, obviously. But they’re going to dying industrial cities that Gillibrand believes could use more Democratic voters.

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“What the state of New York does well is we teach,” she said recently. “We actually take refugee families into our communities. We would be delighted to take refugee families into cities like Buffalo and Syracuse and Rochester, and Albany.”

To [Kirsten] Gillibrand and her friends on the left, America is not a nation, it’s a pinata filled with 200 years of treasure. “Get some quick before it’s gone.” That’s what Gillibrand is promising the world. 

So think for a minute about what Gillibrand is saying. She is arguing that anybody from anywhere in the world must be allowed into the United States, awarded a publicly-financed lawyer, given a free place to live, along with free health care and schools — all of it you pay for — and allowed to stay indefinitely, unless they lose a court case that, by the way, they will definitely show up for. That’s her core assumption.

The people who have demonstrated contempt for our laws will arrive in court when asked. Gillibrand trusts them to do that. And why wouldn’t you trust them? That’s the base. That’s the whole immigration argument that she’s making —  which is that, unlike you regular Americans, who are lazy and stupid and not worth helping, immigrants are basically perfect. They’re smarter, more industrious, and more creative than you or any of your American-born neighbors were or could be. That’s what they believe.

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However, the facts suggest a more complicated picture. Recently, ICE launched a pilot program to conduct DNA tests of adults and children arriving at El Paso and McAllen, Texas, the border crossings there. When they checked, they found that nearly a third of the kids were not related to the adults they were with. It was fraud on a massive scale. It also revealed something far darker. It revealed that our deliberate failure to protect our borders has made our own government a party to the trafficking of children.

It would be hard overall to design an immigration system that’s worse for a country — our country. But Democrats don’t care. To a party totally controlled by identity politics, everything is about race or gender or sexuality. Nothing else matters, including reality.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently tried to explain how giving preference to immigrants who speak English is — can you guess — racist.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calf.: Some of that is very racist. It is not keeping with what this country is supposed to be all about. 

John Berman, CNN anchor: What exactly — just so our viewers know — are you saying as racist there? 

Waters: Well, you know this business about you must speak English. We’re going to give you points for speaking English,and we don’t want poor people. We only want those people who are earning substantial wages already. I think that some of those policies are racist. 

Imagine the CNN anchor asking of Maxine Waters, just to be specific, what is racist? Everything, of course. But in this specific case, she and virtually everyone else in her party is arguing that Americans have no right to want immigrants who speak English.

Americans have no right to want immigrants with job skills. Nancy Pelosi explained that last week. Americans have no right to decide how many immigrants come here or how long they stay. And yet, as Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and others have just told us, Americans are required to pay for free health care for everyone who comes, along with housing and education and lots of others. Got that?

You can see where all of this is heading and fast. In France, they’re nearly there. This was the scene at Charles de Gaulle, the country’s biggest airport on Sunday. Hundreds of illegal immigrants from Africa took over a terminal to make political demands. At one point, a leader of that demonstration chanted into a loudspeaker, , “France does not belong to the French. Everyone has a right to be here.”

Kirsten Gillibrand would agree with that. “America for Americans”? That’s racist. You don’t deserve your own country. To Gillibrand and her friends on the left, America is not a nation, it’s a pinata filled with 200 years of treasure. “Get some quick before it’s gone.” That’s what Gillibrand is promising the world.

How long before groups of angry illegal aliens protest in this country? “Where’s our share of the spoils? ” they’ll wonder. “The one that Gillibrand told us about?” That day is coming soon.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on May 20, 2019.

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Migrants dropped off at bus stations in Southern California amid swelling border detentions: report

U.S. Border Patrol in southcentral California said it began dropping off migrants at San Bernardino’s Greyhound Station last Wednesday because housing facilities are beyond maximum capacity, according to a report.

The move comes amid a surge in migrants – mostly from Central America – crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. In the seven months leading up to April, apprehensions of unaccompanied children or migrant families were up more than 380 percent from the same period a year earlier, Reuters reported

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FILE: Honduran migrants, one carrying a child, who plan to turn themselves over to U.S. border patrol agents, walk up the embankment after climbing over the U.S. border wall from Tijuana, Mexico.  (AP)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that the influx of migrants has overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol stations originally built to house single adults. The agency said the stations have struggled to keep up with the numbers.

FORMER ACTING ICE DIRECTOR SLAMS GILLIBRAND OVER IMMIGRATION STANCE

Migrants awaiting court hearings to decide whether they can stay in the U.S. have for years been dropped off at bus terminals in the southwest by Customs and Border Patrol agents.

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The San Bernardino Sun reported Monday that 230 Central American migrants had been dropped off within the last week and about 4,000 since last October. CBP’s Acting Commissioner John P. Sanders issued a press release Saturday calling the situation at the border a “national emergency.”

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Former acting ICE director slams Gillibrand over immigration stance

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Former acting ICE director Thomas Homan took Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to task Sunday for her immigration comments and politicians like her are enticing illegal immigrants to come to the United States.

“When politicians like her say things like we don’t want to detain anybody. She wants to support sanctuary cities. We have the open border attitude or people are enticed to come here illegally and put themselves in the hands of criminal organizations to come to this country. That’s why they’re coming,” Homan said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday.

TRUMP UNVEILS SWEEPING PLAN TO ‘TRANSFORM’ AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

Gillibrand, while on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” said she would not use the detention system if she were elected president.

“If they are given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it,” she said. “They can go into the community in the way we used to handle these cases under the Department of Justice.”

Who’s to blame for the child dying in custody today? They need to look in the mirror.

— Thomas Homan

Homan said that is the wrong message to immigrants.

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday in U.S. custody.  He had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — before being transferred to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu.

The teenager, identified as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was the fifth minor from Guatemala to die after being apprehended by U.S. border agents since December.

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Homan argued that policies like Gillibrand’s promise to not detain only invites more illegal immigration.

“When you start preaching open borders, we won’t detain you, that’s when more people come. That’s when we’re going to lose the border,” Homan said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Adam Brandon: Trump’s immigration plan recognizes that we urgently need workers – Here’s why it could work

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Give credit where it’s due. President Trump and the White House have put together an immigration plan that recognizes the short- and long-term challenges that America faces in the labor market. These challenges are a direct threat to the future of the nation, and we must begin treating them seriously.

Our current immigration system is broken and doesn’t meet the needs of the American people. These laws were in written the 1960s for an America and an American economy that, quite frankly, no longer exist. The economy has evolved from one heavily focused on manufacturing, as it was decades ago, into a service-based economy. Manufacturing output, though, is at or near-record levels, although employment has declined due to automation.

Previous presidents, such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama, failed to put together an immigration reform plan that could attract wide bipartisan support. Part of the reason these plans failed was because neither administration was serious about passing immigration reform. Rather, these administrations were more interested in scoring political points. The handling of immigration reform by these administrations turned the issue into a political football.

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Congress needs to fundamentally rethink immigration to respond to the needs of Americans today, with an eye toward tomorrow. This starts by recognizing that the United States faces long-term labor shortages. Just this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the births in the United States have fallen to the lowest point in more than 30 years.

This is a crisis, and we must begin striving toward solutions. This is evident in even today’s labor market. CBS News, for example, recently noted that “[t]here are now about 1 million more open jobs than unemployed workers.” The United States needs workers, and we need them now. Sure, the economy faces challenges, but we essentially have a “hiring” sign on our front window.

An aging workforce and lower birthrates should be a concern. Fewer workers mean lower productivity. Lower productivity means less economic output. Less economic output means a nation in decline.

Few are discussing the issue with the seriousness it deserves. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., recognizes the labor shortage America faces. “[O]ur birth rates are nowhere near what we call ‘replacement rates’ as a society. We are down to…1.76 births, when you need to be up around 2.1 just for population stability,” Rep. Schweikert said during a speech on the House floor in January. “We are getting older very fast as a society, and our birth rates as a society have collapsed. We don’t have enough children right now, over the last decade, to even be at replacement rates.”

Securing the border certainly has to be a part of the equation. This means Congress must find a way to fund new primary and secondary barriers at priority sectors of the southern border, in addition to bolstering immigration courts and Customs and Border Patrol and enforcing visa laws.

Canada has developed a merit-based system that was based on the value created by someone who wants to immigrate to the country. In short, an immigrant has to contribute and society must benefit. Congress should strive to emulate the Canadian immigration system because it would, if done right, bring the best and the brightest to the United States. Such a system allows selectiveness but is also responsive to the needs of the economy as the dynamics shift.

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President Trump’s plan resets the conversation on immigration. Funding for barriers at the southern border is important, but it can’t be the only focus. This plan shows that the White House realizes the path forward is more than the partisan bickering that has dominated this issue, with everyone endlessly catering to their constituencies.

President Trump has done his part. He has put forward an immigration plan. Now, the ball is Congress’s court to step up and address the underlying issue: our broken immigration laws.

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DeSantis: Florida ‘cannot accommodate’ influx of migrants expected for processing

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was caught off guard Thursday when he was notified by U.S. Border Patrol that hundreds of migrants from the Mexican border would be moved into two South Florida counties.

DeSantis, who is close to President Trump, especially since the president’s endorsement helped propel him to the top in the 2018 gubernatorial race, said he would complain to him about the agency’s decision.

“This was not something that came down from the White House. This was something that came out of the agency. Sometimes this stuff happens. It’s gonna ultimately be something I’m going to have to talk to the president about,” DeSantis said Friday during a press conference noting that he heard the new plans through the media and made a call to the president on Thursday.

In two weeks, Broward and Palm Beach County may start receiving migrants, even after DeSantis recently signed a bill banning sanctuary cities and pledged to help federal immigration authorities control illegal immigrants trickling across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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FILE – In this April 2, 2019, file photo, immigrants from Central America seeking asylum board a bus in San Antonio. The Trump administration has alerted two counties in Florida to prepare for an influx of immigrants at the border. The federal government is planning to transport more than 100 immigrants a week to Broward and Palm Beach counties, two predominately Democratic counties in Florida. The administration is providing no funding to house or feed them. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (AP)

“I think it will tax our resources, the schools, the health care, law enforcement, state agencies,” DeSantis said.

The Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police wrote a letter Thursday complaining to the governor that an influx in migrants would have a “direct effect on the potential homeless numbers and present challenges to our school district.”

The surge in migrants across the border has taxed the Texas border facilities, pushing them to move migrants elsewhere for processing. Processed migrants are given a court date and are allowed to stay with family members in the state they are expected to appear.

FLORIDA LEGISLATURE PASSES GOP BAN ON SANCTUARY-CITY POLICIES; DESANTIS EXPECTED TO SIGN INTO LAW

Still, DeSantis insists he will remain “cooperative” with measures to crack down on illegal immigration, even if parts of Florida have been designated for migrants going through processing to reside.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘Fox & Friends’ hosts press WH spokesman on whether Insurrection Act will be used to stem border crisis

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The “Fox & Friends” co-hosts on Friday pressed Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on reports that the Trump administration plans to use the Insurrection Act to combat illegal immigration.

Trump intends to use the “tremendous powers” of the law to remove illegal immigrants from the country, the Daily Caller reported, citing multiple senior administration officials.

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The Insurrection Act goes back to 1807, and allows a president to deploy troops anywhere in the U.S. to execute federal law — generally, to put down lawlessness and insurrection. This power is limited, though it was used as justification for the Civil War.

It was last invoked by former President George H.W. Bush during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Before that, it was used in 1957 by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower to desegregate schools in the south.

“Is the administration considering the Insurrection Act?” Steve Doocy asked Gidley.

Gidley began answering that Trump will do everything in his power to protect the nation when Doocy interjected with, “Is that a yes or a no?”

“He’s going to do everything within his legal authority to protect the American people and the families of this country,” Gidley said.

“That’s a yes,” Doocy and Brian Kilmeade agreed.

Gidley did not commit one way or the other, but said there are many “tools” at the president’s disposal.

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“What’s so sad is that we’re getting to this point in the first place,” Gidley said. “We can fix this now with Congress, we can fix this in a lasting way that protects the American people. We’ve got to do it.”

Fox News’ Steve Kurtz contributed to this report.

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Ali Noorani: Trump and Dems must compromise on immigration or nothing will be accomplished

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The plan President Trump announced Thursday to dramatically transform America’s immigration system is a constructive starting point to create a system that will benefit our nation.

However, Democrats made clear that compromise will be necessary to win their support if any immigration overhaul is to become law.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the president’s plan was “dead-on-arrival” and “not a remotely serious proposal.”

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“The White House has repackaged the worst of its past failed immigration plans: greenlighting the Administration’s barbaric family detention policies, reviving the President’s ineffective and wasteful wall, completely abandoning our patriotic and determined Dreamers,” Pelosi said in a statement. “To say that this plan’s application criteria are ‘merit-based’ is the height of condescension.”

If there was ever a time for compromise to achieve a bold transformation on immigration, it is now. The U.S. birth rate is declining, we have more jobs available than there are unemployed workers, and we have a significant need for skilled workers across all sectors. These are significant challenges to American competitiveness.

In an encouraging sign, President Trump acknowledged the need for immigration to ensure economic prosperity and innovation. He did not embrace the call by some immigration opponents to sharply cut the number of immigrants allowed in the U.S. legally each year – a move that would be harmful to our economy.

A big change in the president’s plan would emphasize what he called “merit-based” preference in determining who can enter the U.S. legally. President Trump would give preference to workers who speak English, have high skill levels, have a higher education, and have an offer of a well-paying job in the U.S.

A Gallup Poll released a few months ago found overwhelming support (81 percent) for a proposal to allow immigrants “currently in the country illegally” the chance to become citizens over time if they meet certain requirements. 

“Currently 66 percent of legal immigrants come here based on random chance, they’re admitted solely because they have a relative in the United States, and it doesn’t really matter who that relative is,” the president said. Under his plan, only 33 percent of immigrants would come to the U.S. based on family connections, with most of the rest being admitted on the “merit-based” criteria, administration officials said.

But what’s not part of the president’s plan is as important as what’s included. Omissions of proposals to deal with some of the most serious immigration issues will block any legislation from being approved by Congress, as Pelosi pointed out.

For starters, the president’s plan doesn’t deal with three groups of immigrants now in the U.S. who could be deported without changes in current law.

These include about 700,000 young people who are participants in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Another 1.6 million would be eligible for the program if it is allowed to stay in effect.

DACA recipients, known as Dreamers, were brought to the U.S. as children and many have no memory of their native countries and don’t speak the language of the nations where they were born. Many have gone to college in the U.S. and are in the workforce, yet President Trump wants to phase out the DACA program and deport them.

The president’s plan also doesn’t deal with about 300,000 immigrants from 10 countries who are about to lose their Temporary Protected Status, which they were granted because they are unable to return to those nations due to dangerous conditions.

And the president’s plan doesn’t deal with the much smaller number of immigrants in the Deferred Enforced Departure program. This protects people from regions facing political or civil conflict or natural disaster. Only an estimated 840 to 3,600 people from Liberia are designated for participation in this program, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that the omission of a solution for DACA recipients was intentional. “It’s a divisive thing,” she said.

No. It isn’t.

Democrats and Republicans alike recognize that we need a solution to enable Dreamers to stay in the U.S. – the nation they grew up in and love as much as people born here. It is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine a successful immigration compromise that continues to leave them in legal limbo.

As Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine, put it earlier this week: “I am concerned about the fate of the DACA young people, and they cannot be excluded from any immigration package.”

A Gallup Poll released a few months ago found overwhelming support (81 percent) for a proposal to allow immigrants “currently in the country illegally” the chance to become citizens over time if they meet certain requirements.

And a CBS News Poll released just before the midterm elections last November found that a majority of the public thought immigrants make America better.

We know that changes to legal immigration must address workforce needs broadly. We certainly need high-skilled immigrants, and no one advocates excluding them.

But our economy needs the skilled farmworker as much as it needs the skilled engineer. That is why implementing a points-based immigration system and de-emphasizing family-based immigration – as President Trump proposes – are not effective solutions for American workers.

Also keep in mind that millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. with little education, unable to speak English, and who worked in low-paying jobs became the parents and grandparents of doctors, scientists, business leaders, government officials, and other Americans who contributed enormously to the U.S. and made us the great nation we are today.

President Trump himself is the grandson of immigrants and his mother was an immigrant.

In research from the National Foundation for American Policy and the organization I lead, the National Immigration Forum, we found that the RAISE Act – a proposal that takes a similar approach to what President Trump announced Thursday – would stifle economic growth and would not raise wages for American workers, among other concerns.

A ripple effect from too few workers in sectors such as agriculture and construction could cause job losses for Americans in related sectors. You don’t need an advanced degree or English skills for these jobs, but our country would be in big trouble without enough people to grow our food and build infrastructure, homes, businesses and all the other construction projects we need.

Ask CEOs about what stands in the way of the growth of their companies and they will have the same answer: workforce. A humming economy needs more, not fewer, workers. And the president’s plan comes up short in this respect.

We also need to be smart about the people who are currently waiting in line. Over at Forbes, Stuart Anderson analyzed the Trump administration’s proposal and identified a major issue that needs to be addressed: “More than 4 million people waiting in family and employment-based green card backlogs would have their immigration applications eliminated, even if they have been waiting in line for years to immigrate.”

Tossing millions of people who have waited patiently for their green cards into a state of limbo is the very definition of divisive.

The president’s plan needs compassion as well, especially when it comes to the challenges of asylum seekers at our southern border.

Restricting the legal opportunity for people to petition for asylum goes against a fundamental principle that dates to the post-World War II era: that people fleeing threats to their lives or freedom should have a place to go. Not everyone who requests asylum should receive it, but they should be able to go through a fair process.

Both sides know what has to be done. Compromising on immigration is not a zero-sum game. We can ensure our safety, foster a talented and productive workforce, and offer a compassionate solution for the men, women and children who are fleeing persecution in Central America.

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While we’re at it, we can also strengthen and streamline the legal immigration system so families and businesses are not hurt.

The president’s willingness to talk about solutions is an important first step. Democrats and Republicans in Congress ought to take the next step and put sensible proposals on the table. If they don’t, pessimism and gridlock will fill the void.

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From abortion to immigration, endless battles that lead nowhere

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It seems to be all sound and fury these days, with no tangible outcome.

That may be great for the media, which love combat and conflict, and for politicians, who love to decry and declaim. But actual progress? Not so much.

Washington has always been known for gridlock that matches the Beltway traffic, but now it’s on steroids. It’s almost as though, while people slam each other on Twitter and Facebook, nobody expects anything to happen.

Let’s go down the list.

President Trump unveiled an immigration plan yesterday, and even before the announcement The Washington Post said it’s “already is facing skepticism from lawmakers in both political parties, and there appears to be no clear path toward advancing the plan through Congress.”

What a shock. And the president probably didn’t help its chances by immediately calling Democrats the “open borders” party.

The plan, which would favor legal immigrants with high skills over those with family ties, is “another test of Trump’s willingness to stump for a plan that could face opposition from border hawks and his ability to forge bipartisan support at a time when he has inflamed Democrats over unilateral immigration actions, including declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall.”

It’s true that his hard-line approach has played mainly to his base. But it’s not all Trump’s fault. Barack Obama couldn’t solve the immigration mess either, and neither could George W. Bush. Neither side is ever prepared to make the necessary compromises.

Next up is abortion, an issue that has become more politicized than ever. Alabama just adopted a law that would ban almost all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest, and that has hardened the battle lines.

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Liberal commentators and the Democratic presidential candidates are all denouncing the measure as an assault on women. Some conservative pundits and Republicans — although there is a split over severity and tactics — are defending the Alabama effort as overdue.

But here, too, we’re looking at a long period of inaction. The Alabama statute doesn’t take effect for six months and it faces a long legal battle that may well end up at the Supreme Court.

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With its extreme provisions — no exceptions for rape and incest, 99-year prison terms for providers — the law seems crafted to trigger a high court review of Roe v. Wade. And even such pro-life advocates as Pat Robertson are predicting it will be struck down, which takes us back to square one (although several states are passing less severe abortion restrictions).

And then there’s Iran. The papers are full of details about backstage power struggles after administration officials devised a contingency plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East.

“President Trump is frustrated with some of his top advisers, who he thinks could rush the United States into a military confrontation with Iran and shatter his long-standing pledge to withdraw from costly foreign wars,” says The Washington Post, “according to several U.S. officials.”

What’s more, “Trump grew angry last week and over the weekend about what he sees as warlike planning that is getting ahead of his own thinking, said a senior administration official with knowledge of conversations Trump had regarding national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”

Such infighting occurs in every administration. Trump, having pulled out of the Iran nuke deal, places a high value on confronting that provocative regime, but is also disdainful of endless wars. So we have plenty of behind-the-scenes churning, but no real movement.

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And speaking of endless wars, don’t get me started on endless investigations. We’ve been through two years of the Mueller probe and both sides are still fighting about the fallout. Now Bill Barr has tapped a federal prosecutor to look into the origins of the FBI inquiry into the Trump campaign and Russia, which is also being examined by DOJ’s inspector general. More sound and fury.

I think many Americans are just tuning out this daily warfare, along with a presidential campaign that once again has started way too early. And that may be a rational response.

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Trump immigration plan tackles problem ‘that has not been touched’ in 54 years: Kellyanne Conway

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President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday night to promote the administration’s “two-point” plan to address illegal immigration — accusing some in Congress of being invested in the “status quo.”

“There’s two points to the president’s big proposal,” Conway told host Laura Ingraham. “Full and final border security, which he’s been talking about for four years he’s been running for and being president. The second part is the modernization and merit-based immigration system.”

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Trump on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited immigration overhaul that would dramatically alter how the U.S. accepts people into the country, upending the system in order to favor job skills rather than family ties.

Ingraham asked Conway if the immigration platform was meant as an issue for Republicans to run on in 2020 but the president’s counselor made it clear it was about fixing a problem now.

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“This is not a 2020 document. If the Congress can act now we’re interested in 2019. In addition to full border security, also this modernizes a system that has not been touched since 1965 — fifty-four years,” Conway said.

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Conway also criticized members of Congress, some of whom she said were “invested in the status quo.”

“And also we want to shine a light [on the fact that] nobody in Congress has bothered to touch the legal immigration system in 54 years. Why is that?  Because some of them are invested in the status quo,” Conway said. “They pretend they’re worried about the children, they pretend they’re worried about the families.”

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