Trump poised for a September fight over border wall

by NIV ELIS
August 21, 2017

Funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall is poised to be a central issue in this fall’s showdown over government funding.

Unless Congress approves a new funding bill, the government will shut down on Oct. 1.

Trump is demanding funds for the wall that was the centerpiece of his successful presidential campaign, but Democrats have warned they will vote en masse against any legislation that includes money for the wall.

“I don’t see Democrats going along with anything that funds the wall,” said one senior House Democratic aide.

That’s a huge problem, since Republican

29 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • PatriotGal says:

    Why do people continue to term them as Democratic? They are not Democratic, they are Democrats, or as I say, Demonazis!

  • 1Davenportguy says:

    I thought the money was appropriated while Obozo was in charge so what happened to tht money

  • Norman Fox says:

    OH WOW here we go again. Elected white collar criminals showing and telling lies. They love their life of screwing WE THE PEOPLE. Take the black negro bitch Maxine Waters. What has she done positive while taking money from the country? Anything? She like most all elected officials are full of hate, lies, and sturing up riots. The leftist liberal dumocrats are pissed because they do not have any brains to come up with anything new innovative and really good for the country

  • Jose says:

    Have you noticed that a lot of the demoncrats are nothing by anchor bestards whose ILLEGAL INVADER parents popped them here in the USA. Then with all the illegal voting by ILLEGAL INVADERS and other anchor bestards, they became politicians (paid by daca) so they now rule the demoncrats. The actual democrats are nothing but puppets for the demoncrats

  • Marilynn Reeves says:

    I support Trump and the Border Wall .

  • American Me says:

    Build the WALL.We need it and in the long run it will pay for its self.The savings in welfare,food stamps,federal housing and on and on will help pay for the wall and keep out Terrorists and Illegal Aliens.Spunds like a good deal to me.

    1. I Seigel says:

      No sign of the wall yet. Border agents have lost numbers in the last 7 months – down by 220, I believe. Fewer trainees in the pipeline to take their places. About 10,000 fewer deportations expected this year as compared to last year under Obama. The only thing that ICE is doing more of this year under Trump is arresting more illegal aliens who have been here for years, who have jobs, bought houses and paid taxes and sent their kids to schools – in other words, not criminals.

      1. Marge Schimke says:

        I Seigel – There are less illegals entering the country now than ever before. It’s because it is now harder for the American taxpayers to support them. I for one, am fed up with all the freebies they get and our veterans get nothing. Trump is stopping those freebies and that is what is keeping them out. No more coming into our country to have their babies so they can become American citizens. those babies will retain the citizenship that their parents have. Just like in any other country in this world. This country has been too lenient in this regard. We need to close our borders one way or another. If the democrats vote against this wall, I pity them in the next election. The citizens in this country want that wall and our elected representatives will ear the blunt of it in 2018 as will any Republican who doesn’t vote for same.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Fewer illegals are attempting to enter the country now than before. But that number started to drop – a lot – before Trump took office. Look up the facts.

          1. Marge Schimke says:

            I did look at the facts and I am correct. Obama was letting all of them come in. Every year more and more….Stop listening to the media – all they do is lie.

          2. I Seigel says:

            Stop listening to YOUR media. All you’re getting are lies.

            Tell me – show me a link – what facts you looked up. PLEASE.

      2. PatriotGal says:

        NOT TRUE! I Seigel, why don’t you go troll where you;re wanted. It certainly isn’t here with your fabricated lies and erroneous opinion stats! The wall prototypes are already up in areas. Our ICE agent numbers are increasing and they are doing a great job of stemming the ILLEGALS.

        “Trump’s First 100 Days

        Cracking down on undocumented immigrants is one campaign promise he’s keeping.

        By Julianne HingTwitter MAY 18, 2017

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        Trump Supporters

        People cheer as US President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on April 29, 2017. (Reuters / Carlo Allegri)

        In the first 100 days that Donald Trump has been in office, arrests for immigration violations have increased 38 percent over to the same period in 2016, according to figures Immigration and Customs Enforcement released Wednesday. More than 41,000 people have been arrested.

        His Muslim ban remains tied up in the courts, and judges have issued early setbacks to his attempts to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities, but this week’s announcement is robust proof that Donald Trump has indeed managed to translate his fiery anti-immigrant campaign rhetoric into an actual policy agenda targeting undocumented immigrants.

        “ICE agents and officers have been given clear direction to focus on threats to public safety and national security, which has resulted in a substantial increase in the arrest of convicted criminal aliens,” ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in the statement. “However, when we encounter others who are in the country unlawfully, we will execute our sworn duty and enforce the law.”

        That last sentence is key, and is the crux of how the Trump administration has pursued the expansion of its enforcement efforts. On January 25, after barely a week in office, Trump released an executive order laying out who among the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants would be prioritized for removal from the country. The short answer: just about everyone. While President Obama—who, it should be noted, deported a record-breaking 2.8 million people while in office—set a series of enforcement priorities ostensibly focusing on gang members and those who’d been convicted of the most serious offenses, President Trump obliterated them. Under his watch, any deportable person who had been convicted of a crime, or charged but not yet convicted of a crime, or who had even committed a “chargeable criminal offense,” would be “prioritize[d]” for removal. Those who’d ever committed fraud before a government agency—like using a fake Social Security Number to work, which is an often inescapable part of undocumented life—would also be prioritized.

        Trump’s DHS is not embarrassed by pursuing immigrants with little or even no criminal record.

        But the big whammy came at the end. The federal government now will pursue the removal of anyone who, “in the judgment of an immigration officer,” poses “a risk to public safety or national security.” In other words, anyone that any immigration official feels like deporting. A memo written by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly operationalized that mandate, authorizing immigration officers to round up anyone they encounter who is in the country without authorization.

        According to ICE, nearly 75 percent of those arrested between January 22 and April 29 had been convicted of a crime. The release called out the most serious—homicide, rape, kidnapping, and sexual abuse—and said that violent crimes “accounted for more than 2,700 convictions” of the 41,318 people who’d been arrested on immigration violations. The release did not give any further breakdown of how many had been convicted of such serious violations, nor did it mention the other sorts of crimes people had been convicted of. “We do not have statistics to the specificity of criminalities,” Rachael Yong Yow, a spokesperson for ICE, said in an e-mail when The Nation requested this information.”

        1. I Seigel says:

          There’s no disagreement that the number of arrests of illegals has increased during the past 7 months. As I stated in my post. Those arrests of have of otherwise law-abiding, tax-paying, homeowning, working illegals – not criminals with any record of violence.

          Trump can hold all the rallies he wants, and sign all the EOs he wants. That doesn’t mean that he’s accomplishing anything. Most of his EOs have been to order studies – not to actually change a policy.

        2. I Seigel says:

          As of mid-July, the latest news was that construction of a portion of the wall on federally-owned land in a Texas wildlife refuge will begin in Jan 2018. No construction yet.

  • Paige Augustine says:

    Shut it down and end DACA while you are at it. Time to start acting like the majority party that we voted for.

  • Carolann Enkhaus says:

    No one expects the dems to go along with anything we the people want…but we do expect the republicans to do what they were elected to do, their jobs to represent us!

    1. American Me says:

      Carolann, Have you considered that most of them could care less what we want.It’s all about them and how much money they can get for selling their vote.Greed and Power is Washington,and I must admit it would be very difficult to stay honest when lobbyists are giving out bags of cash.That is why Republicans can’t pass anything.

    2. I Seigel says:

      “We the people” are in the minority, and DT’s poll numbers keep dropping, even among “we the people”.

      1. grandmary42 says:

        Not true!

        1. I Seigel says:

          You probably looked directly at the eclipse, too, just like our CiC, with no glasses.

      2. PatriotGal says:

        NO WAY! That’s an outright lie.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Click your heels 3 times and repeat after me…..

  • Lajos Markos says:

    who needs the democarts any way they are only good in destroying them self

  • JOHN STEEL says:

    If these dumbbells would start backing DT, MAY BE HE WOULD” NOT “FEEL LIKE HE HAS TO DEFEND HIMSELF all the time. He is a totally different animal . Give him time , he will become a more polished politician . Until then work with him., if you wont ,he will firer you.

  • Patricia Gleitz says:

    Support the wall, it will be a huge savings for America in the long run!

  • bobnstuff says:

    I fine the idea of a clean bill, one that simply does one think and nothing else is a problem shows just how bad our congress has become. As far as I’m concerned all bills should be clean. If congress want’s a bill to fund the wall they should do it with a clean bill, that way there is no where to hide.

  • rayhause says:

    I just hope that each of you are demanding your representatives and senators to get on with passing Trump’s policies, it really is easy. It is now time we drop what we are doing and raise hell with these losers, Republican turncoats.

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