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Danziger

Danziger: What If They Built A Wall And Nobody Came?

To Danziger it is obvious what shoppers will find in supermarket produce sections across America if Trump’s immigration policy ever succeeds in driving away the migrant workforce: not much to eat.

May 25, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: That Other Wailing Wall

Was Trump’s visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem a spiritual experience? Danziger imagines Trump as Scrooge in a yarmulke — with an immigrant apparition showing up to spook him.

May 23, 2017
100 days

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Trump’s 100 Days

To Trump’s long list of broken promises and guarantees during his first 100 days, the Late Night host adds his recent backpedaling on the construction of the vaunted border wall. But if fans like Rush Limbaugh are disappointed, they can take comfort in one vow he may fulfill: to cut taxes for corporations, adding some big special tax benefits for the wealthiest Americans, such as the abolition of the alternative minimum and estate taxes.

April 27, 2017
Trump impersonator

#EndorseThis: Another Trump Impersonator Crashes The Daily Show

This Trump impersonator isn’t Alec Baldwin but comic Anthony Atamanuik — and he has a lot to say about Mexico, fake news, and the president’s self-serving scheme to cut the corporate tax rate by more than half.

April 26, 2017
Border Wall

The Cost Of Trump’s Wall Compared To The Programs He’s Proposing To Cut

The $2.6 billion is more than twice the annual costs of 21st Century Community Learning Centers created across the country to fund programs run before and after school and throughout the summer. You could actually throw in the $190 million spent on teaching students with disabilities and limited English proficiency and still not match the wall costs.

March 18, 2017
Wall

Former ‘Border Czar’ Gives Real Facts About Immigration

Alan Bersin, who spent almost five years as President Clinton’s “border czar,” says a border wall won’t address the real challenges confronting the U.S. border enforcement system: hopelessly understaffed immigration courts and lawlessness and poverty in Central America.

February 14, 2017
Wall, Ecosystems, Environment

Forget Mexico: The Environment Will Pay For Trump’s Wall

A political act of this kind can have far-reaching consequences for the ecological and even evolutionary landscapes. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has estimated that the wall will threaten 111 endangered species as it passes through four key wildlife reserves on the U.S. side of the border and several nature reserves on the Mexican side.

February 14, 2017
Wall, Drug cartels

Exclusive: Border ‘Wall’ To Cost $21.6 Billion, Take 3.5 Years To Build

The report’s estimated price-tag is much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The report is expected to be presented to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in the coming days.

February 10, 2017
Danziger: tough weenie Spicer explains who will pay for that wall

Danziger: Gringo Loco

Sean Spicer, the new presidential press secretary, is one tough weenie — so Danziger pictures him in a bar somewhere south of the border, muttering nonsense about making Mexico pay for Trump’s wall.

January 29, 2017
Border Wall

Trump’s Border Wall Lunacy Won’t End Well

Immigrants and their families are deeply entrenched in America, which is why a wide range of interests pushed back when Trump let his orders fly. Mayors, police chiefs, legal scholars, refugee advocates, educators, and everyday citizens have all signaled their determination to resist his policies.

January 29, 2017
Sessions

Without Changing A Single Law, Sessions Can Shape Tougher Immigration Policies

While most enforcement of immigration law rests with agencies in the Department of Homeland Security, offices in the Justice Department also play a major role in administering immigration law, including how quickly migrants are deported.

November 25, 2016
Trump holds a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio

Donald Trump’s Border Wall Falling Flat In Arizona

Asked if a wall would be “an effective barrier or a waste of money,” 47 percent of Arizona residents picked “waste of money” and 34 percent picked “effective barrier”, with the rest picking neither, according to the poll.

October 23, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a round table discussion with law enforcement officials in Akron, Ohio, U.S., August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Wants To ‘Abolish’ The Border, Another Falsehood By The GOP Nominee

“Clinton is the first person in history to run for the presidency who is proposing to abolish the borders around the country that she is supposed to protect,” the Republican presidential nominee said in Houston to family members of people killed by people in the country illegally.

September 19, 2016
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the visit of Donald Trump, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

How Washington Blew Its Best Chance To Fix Immigration

Just four years ago, Republican leaders, coming off a presidential election in which their candidate received barely a quarter of the Hispanic vote, made a concerted push to reach a compromise on immigration reform. President Obama, too, elevated it as one of the top issues of his second term.

September 19, 2016

Trump Is A Phony On Immigration

Trump’s nasty rhetoric should not hide the reality that he’s taken no fixed stand on whether millions of otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country. Some days, it’s deportation. Some days not.

September 9, 2016

Trump Can’t Meet His Own Standards

Critics were right Wednesday in blasting CNN commentators for describing Republican Donald Trump as presidential. He had given remarks beside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. As the Washington Posts’s Greg Sargent predicted, he didn’t vomit. He didn’t urinate. So … he’s presidential!

September 2, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump’s Immigration Harangue Sells Out America’s Finest Ideals

If ever a candidate deserved “extreme vetting,” it’s Donald Trump. There are few policy proposals I can think of that are more un-American — a term that any defender of civil liberties must use advisedly — than the ones he made this week in a speech in Phoenix on immigration.

September 2, 2016
A worker labors on a housing project on Mission Street in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, California April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

What Are Sanctuary Cities, Anyway?

At Donald Trump’s immigration-themed rally Wednesday night, the Republican nominee said that in a Trump administration, he administration would move to “block funding for sanctuary cities… We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths.” So what is a sanctuary city, and are sanctuary cities less safe because of how they treat undocumented immigrants?

September 2, 2016

#EndorseThis: Corey Lewandowski Says Trump’s Arizona Speech Clearly Meant For White Men

The charge against Donald Trump’s immigration so-called proposals is that they’re nonsensical word salad meant to appeal to white people. Corey Lewandowski inadvertently lent credence to that story last night.

September 1, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Returns To Hardline Position On Illegal Immigration

In his speech, Trump emphasized that his priority would be to deport those among the undocumented population who have committed serious crimes. “As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities,” Trump said. “Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have a country.”

September 1, 2016
A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the visit of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Trump’s Mexico Visit Stirs Outrage: ‘We Don’t Want Him’

“You’re coming to take your picture with the very people you’ve offended,” Miguel Barbosa, of the leftist opposition Democratic Revolution Party, told Trump on Twitter. “Get out!”

September 1, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico Contradicts Trump On Paying For Border Wall, Clouding Visit

“At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall,” Pena Nieto said in a tweet after not mentioning the issue during their joint news conference.

August 31, 2016
Trump, U.S. - Mexico relations

Trump Says He, Mexican Leader Discussed Border Wall But Not Who Pays

“We did discuss the wall, we didn’t discuss payment of the wall, that will be at a later date, this was a very preliminary meeting, it was an excellent meeting,” Trump said.

August 31, 2016
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the visit of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

What Is A ‘Crime’ For An Undocumented Immigrant?

In his town hall with Hannity, Trump specified “killers” and “the bad ones, the gang members,” would be kicked out immediately. Trump has since referenced “criminal illegal immigrants” several times. What is a “crime” for an undocumented immigrant? The word can mean anything, and that’s why Trump loves it so much.

August 31, 2016

Cartoon: Ann Coulter Is Not Happy

“Perhaps it is in our interest to let some of them stay.”

August 27, 2016