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Speaking of next week’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump spoke yesterday of "working together on a positive trade, safe borders and economy" to "enhance the relations between our two nations not seen before in a very long time." Today, he announced that they have agreed to cancel the meetings. "Unless Mexico is going to treat the United States fairly with respect such a meeting would be fruitless and I want to go a different route."
But Peña Nieto said he cancelled because of Trump’s order to implement the Wall on the Mexican border, as we hear from Azam Ahmed, New York Times Bureau Chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Candidate Trump said he'd build that wall on the Mexican border and crackdown on "sanctuary" cities that harbor undocumented immigrants. As President, he's ordering implementation — despite massive cost, dispute about whether America will be safer — and civil liberties issues. He doesn't need any new legislation to build the wall, but lawyers are lining up to argue about withholding federal money from sanctuary cities. It's still not clear what's in store for "dreamers" — who were brought here illegally as children and don't know any other country.
Stephen Legomsky, Washington University School of Law (@WashULaw)
Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law / Cato Institute (@JoshMBlackman)
Mike Stoker, agricultural law attorney
Marielena Hincapié, National Immigration Law Center (@MarielenaNILC)
NY Times on how much top 10 US sanctuary cities face in cuts by Trump policy
Cato Institute's amicus brief in United States v. Texas
Blackman on how states can help Trump make federalism great again
National Immigration Law Center on Trump's immigration orders as costly, ineffective, harmful
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has no experience running the Department that oversees foreign policy, and today the entire management team has either resigned or been asked to resign. That’s according to the Washington Post, where Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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