Trump back on board with DACA

With the federal budget signed into law earlier this week, the immigration reform negotiation is back. Trump is now OK with DACA so long as he’d get $25 billion for the wall and another $10 billion for security equipment to go along with that wall. Dreamers’ path to U.S. citizenship is also included “over a […]

Senate votes to reopen Government

The vote, 81-19, will move the budget to the House. In all, Democrats got no DACA deal. Mitch McConnell promised the take up immigration debate should Democrats sign onto the 3-week budget. The promise is not binding in any way and anything produced from that debate can be dismissed. The silver lining here is that […]

Most pertinent question of Trump’s years

The government shutdown is here. On the legal front, employees of the Justice Department will stay home for the most part, but the people of Bob Mueller’s team will continue to show up to do their designated investigation because they have a “permanent indefinite appropriation” funding set aside. Congressional Republicans blamed Democrats for the shutdown. […]

Shutdown it is

On the first anniversary of Trump’s reign, the government is closed for business. No one could reach a funding deal to keep it open, not even for in the short term. Blames couldn’t come fast enough. Is it about DACA or the wall? How we see this shutdown will determine which political party get to […]

All the president’s liars

One week after the fallout, we still have no idea if President Trump actually asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Since reports of the president using racist remarks on Haiti and El Salvador first published, new details emerged claiming there were at least ten people the room. Almost […]

Our president is racist

Trump’s contempt for ethnic minorities no longer debatable. During a closed-door meeting with some senators on the upcoming immigration bill, Trump asked why should the United States issue permanent visas to applicants from “shithole countries” instead of Norway. His comment denigrated entire countries like Haiti and El Salvador, and entire continent like Africa. It also […]