Trump signs executive order aimed at social media companies after fuming over fact-check : NBC News

Trump spent days fuming over the fact check, saying Thursday it’s “so ridiculous” for Twitter to make the case mail-in ballots aren’t subject to fraud.

Source: Trump signs executive order aimed at social media companies after fuming over fact-check : NBC News

Birthright Citizenship Puts Trump Judges in a Bind – Bloomberg

Whatever he’s being told by his lawyers, President Donald Trump can’t use an executive order to deny birthright citizenship to U.S.-born children of undocumented parents. The Constitution puts Congress, not the president, in charge of citizenship.

Federal law says that “a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” counts as a citizen. That language on its face covers all kids born in the U.S. 1

What’s more, the statute intentionally echoes the 14th Amendment, which says, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.”

Should Trump issue an executive order, as Axios reported Tuesday that he intended to do, it would trigger a lengthy judicial process in which the courts will have to interpret the language of the statute, and by extension of the Constitution. In the process, which would likely go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump might unleash a serious embarrassment for the court’s self-professed originalists.

That’s because there is, in fact, an originalist argument that has been made by some conservatives in favor of interpreting the 14th Amendment to exclude the U.S.-born children of parents who are not citizens or permanent residents. The argument is pretty clearly wrong. But even if it were right, the problem is that this argument flies in the face of the ordinary meaning of the words used in the Constitution and the federal statute.


Source: Birthright Citizenship Puts Trump Judges in a Bind – Bloomberg

Thousands Protest Family Separations as Trump Blames Democrats : IJR

Hundreds of protests are planned across the country on Saturday to call for the reunification of immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” border policy.

Even after President Donald Trump ended family separation on the border with an executive order in June, images of children being taken from their parents, as well as a disappointingly slow reunification process, has sparked more than 700 planned marches in cities throughout the U.S., according to The Associated Press.

The protests attracted immigration activists as well as other first-time marchers who were drawn to respond to what they see as an immigration crisis on the southern border.

“I’m not a radical, and I’m not an activist,” Kate Sharaf, a co-organizer of a march in Portland, Oregon, said. “I just reached a point where I felt I had to do more.”

Protest organizers and immigration advocacy groups say the marches — which are funded by groups like the ACLU and The Leadership Conference, according to CBS News — show that the issue is gaining traction in response to White House policies.

“Honestly, I am blown away. I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this,” Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, said.

Meanwhile, Trump responded on Twitter to Democrats pushing for ICE to be abolished, and he called for more Republicans to be elected in the midterms and for Senate rules to be changed so that immigration reform legislation can be passed.


Source: Thousands Protest Family Separations as Trump Blames Democrats : IJR

I Cancelled My 2017 Travel Plans Due to the Executive Order

Taking no chances, good for you and I hope one day you will be free.

Alexis Chateau

In late 2016, I returned from a trip to Myrtle Beach with some exciting news.One of my clients was just about to launch an indie travel agency, and hired me to do their PR work in exchange for travel perks and shares in the company.

By January, I had put together the5 Travel Destinations on my 2017 List.That post became – and still is – my most popular for 2017.

Through the post, I’ve received priceless advice from locals and fellow travelers, and heard your stories of where you’ve been and where your 2017 travel plans will take you.

Executive Orders

Then, just one week after my post was published, the U.S. President issued an executive order on immigration, which banned the entry and re-entry of immigrants from all over the world.

Ever the vigilant ones, my family and I had a brief five minute meeting; at the…

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Sir Mo Farah tells family ‘Daddy might not be able to come home’ after Trump travel ban

Sir Mo Farah, the British Olympic hero, has attacked Donald Trump and said he fears he may now be separated from his family because of the American president’s immigration crackdown.

The four-times Olympic gold medal winner said the Queen had made him a knight, but Mr Trump had apparently now made him an “alien“.

Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions – The Washington Post

The seven nations that fall under the executive order don’t include countries with Trump Organization projects.

Source: Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions – The Washington Post