Amash Tells Trump To Stick His Republican Dictatorship Up His Ass

Corporate earnings took a hit in the second quarter. That’s another sign the economy is on the way to a nasty recession unless someone can control Trump’s urge to ruin the U.S. economy. Second quarter GDP product growth is in the one percent range, and employment figures took a hit in June after a decent May.

The trade war with China has Wall Street’s attention. Even though economic fundamentals show there’s a wolf in the economic henhouse, stocks keep Trump’s façade alive with his promise to make a great trade deal. But the trade war with China won’t end on Trump’s terms. The Chinese don’t trust Mr. Trump. China agreed to negotiate a deal again if Trump lifted the ban on Huawei. Mr. Trump agreed to do that. But the Commerce Department told the big tech companies the Chinese giant is still on the blacklist, according to the New York Times.

The pending Iran catastrophe keeps getting hotter. Trump wants Pompeo to find a way to link Iran with al-Qaeda. If Pompeo has proof, Trump can use the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) clause to put the lights out in Tehran. Iran told Trump they would explain the nuclear treaty to him again if he drops the sanctions. Instead of defusing the conflict, Trump inflames it to show he has the power to hurt people in other countries, according to the Iranians. In other words, he’ll do what he can to making people suffer, so he looks like he rules the world, according to the Washington Post.

The NYC Congresswoman known as AOC told the world Trump is up to no good on the border. AOC told the press Trump still wants money for a wall. The unsanitary conditions and judgmental border agents give his voter base the illusion he needs more money to stop the flow of migrants. Acting DHS Director Kevin McAleenan said he would dig into the nasty Facebook page and weed out the Trumpians who want to make life miserable for the migrants. Border agents set up a Facebook page to trash talk immigrants and the Democrats.

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash was the only Republican to call Trump out after he read the full Mueller report. Amash told the press Trump colluded, and he did obstruct justice. Trump called Amash a loser. After Amash told Trump to shove his dictatorship up his ass, Trump called Amash dumb and disloyal. Amash is an Independent and he’s up for reelection.

The Lawn Mower Drunk Driving Trend Continues in Florida

Florida’s trend of lawn mower drunk driving arrests continues. In the most recent case, a Haines City Police Department squad car was allegedly damaged while officers were attending to an unrelated matter. Upon hearing a crash, officers report that they saw a man on a riding mower pulling a trailer. When stopped by police, the 68-year-old man allegedly became loud and aggressive. Upon being taken into custody, he was transported to a local hospital where testing reportedly indicated that he was three times over the legal limit of .08. Cocaine was also said to have been detected in the man’s blood.

When police ran a criminal history check on the riding mower driver, they learned that his driver’s license had been suspended since 1978. The suspension was based on two prior convictions for driving under the influence. The man reportedly admitted to being intoxicated and hitting the squad car, but he denied using cocaine. He accused police of having put it in his system. According to Newsweek, the man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusing to submit to a DUI test after his driver’s license was suspended. Both charges are misdemeanors that are punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. There is no indication as to whether a search warrant was issued for blood testing, nor was there any information as to where the man was when police saw him driving the riding mower.

Lawn mower drunk driving arrests are nothing new in Florida, says cleveland.com. In 2017, a Port St. Lucie man was arrested on a riding mower on a public street while transporting a case of Budweiser. He was also three times over the legal limit. Another man in Sarasota was arrested for DUI on a lawn mower while he was armed. In 2014, a Citra man drove a lawn mower more than two miles to purchase an 18-pack of beer. He said it was hot outside, and he was depressed. When police stopped him on his way home, he had four beers left. In the recent past, two other riders were cited for being on horses while under the influence. At this point in time, there is no news of any disposition in the Haines City case.

Trump Walks Away From The Census Citizenship Question

President Trump’s Fourth of July Campaign rally disguised as a salute to America will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The Park Service diverted $2.5 million from other obligations to pay some of the cost of moving tanks and preparing fighter jets to participate in this questionable event, according to the New York Times.

Mr. Trump plans to speak in front of the Lincoln Memorial, but according to the White House, his speech won’t be a campaign rally. But Trump’s critics say every time Trump is in front of an audience he talks about his reelection and how he plans to keep America great.

Keeping America great is not the way Europe views Trump’s presidency. Trump added $4 billion more in tariffs on European products after returning from the G20 Summit. Trump wants to stop Europe from subsidizing Airbus. Airbus is Boeing’s major competitor. Mr. Trump wants to help Boeing make a comeback from their 737Max debacle, according to the New York Times. The World Trade Organization hasn’t approved the additional tariffs, on whiskey, cherries, coiled copper, and a plethora of other products.

The unsanitary conditions in the detention center on the Southern border are out in the open after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the press the Trump administration forces migrant women to drink water out of toilets. Federal border agents are also under attack for creating a Facebook page filled with migrant jokes, and unacceptable comments about the treatment of migrants. AOC said border agents treat migrants like prisoners instead of asylum seekers. Democratic candidate Julian Castro took photos of the migrants with a hidden camera to show the abuse migrants endure on Trump’s watch.

Mr. Trump still wants an excuse to crush Tehran. The president said Iran’s decision to keep stockpiling uranium is a dumb move. Ben Netanyahu is ready to back up his business pal if Trump gives John Bolton the signal to bomb Iran. Ben has Israel’s troops on high alert. He wants Iran to continue testing Trump so he can play a part in missile-frying Iran.

The citizenship census question is no longer an issue. The Supreme Court blocked Trump’s quest to give Republicans an unfair advantage as well as to help zero-in on illegal immigrants. Mr. Trump usually fights decisions that don’t go his way, but he decided to drop the question. The Justice Department sent a one-sentence email to the plaintiffs in the New York case. The DOJ didn’t say why Trump gave up the fight. But Trump called the Supreme Court’s decision, sad.

Read More: https://time.com/5620274/trump-census-citizenship-question-department-of-justice/

Some Democrats Think Rudy Is A Ukraine Lobbyist As Well As A Slippery Trump Lawyer

Ivanka Trump made her debut as an American diplomat at the G20 Summit. Trump let his daughter act like the president at several meetings with G20 members. Ivanka wants to run for political office in the near future. Mr. Trump wants her to have a diplomatic resume that could earn her a seat in Congress or the Senate when she’s ready to run. White House aides say Ivanka already thinks she’s the president. They say she runs the White House along with her slippery husband Jared Kushner.

Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace and economic plan is a bust. The Palestinians told Jared his plan sounds more like a New York real estate deal than a solution to Middle East unrest. Kushner’s close friendship with Ben Netanyahu and Prince Salman makes his plan more suspect, according to the Palestinians.

Trade talks with China will resume thanks to Trump’s decision to roll back the Huawei ban. But Mr. Trump still has to address the Meng Wanzhou issue in Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau visited Trump before the summit. Mr. Trudeau asked Trump to drop the extradition charges against Wanzhou so China will start buying Canadian meat and canola oil again.

Canada also wants China to release the two Canadians they arrested after Canada arrested Meng. Even though Trump said he would lift the ban on Huawei and other tech companies, the Meng issue is still a question mark.

Mr. Trump told the press China would buy a lot more American farm products. But the Chinese didn’t confirm they would reinstate soybean and corn contracts this year. Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina took that business away from American farmers when Trump imposed tariffs on China.

The Chinese don’t want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo involved in the trade talks. China’s news agency calls Pompeo a Chinese hater. North Korea’s state-run press said the same thing about Mr. Pompeo.

Rudy Giuliani helped Trump keep the press confused during the Mueller investigation. But Rudy also likes to represent foreign governments. He helps them get special treatment from the Trump administration, according to several Democratic lawmakers. The lawmakers think Giuliani’s relationship with Ukraine is suspect. He acts like a lobbyist for Ukraine, but Rudy is not a registered lobbyist.

Mr. Rudy Giuliani still wants Ukraine officials to release dirt on Joe Biden. But according to Ukraine’s Attorney General, Biden and his son did nothing wrong when Biden got his son a high-paying job with a Ukraine company.

A Shooting in Pleasant Grove, Alabama

Things have been tough in Pleasant Grove in Alabama in recent times. Marshae Jones was arrested by law enforcement officers not too long ago at all. They stated that the woman initiated a confrontation that lead to dire impacts. Her child who wasn’t yet born was shot and killed. People everywhere have sent scathing messages to police after learning about the grave situation.

A lady who resides in Southern California in San Diego stated that she’s going to get people who run businesses to ban Pleasant Grove. She put this comment on Facebook as well. It appeared on the city’s Police Department account. One individual labeled the police offers of the community as being “trash” and “misogynistic.” There was even a person who instructed people to terminate their jobs.

Robert Knight is the professional who serves as the city’s police chief right now. He indicated that the people who were part of his team didn’t have much of an option. He revealed that the officers are obligated to abide by any laws that are in place no matter what. Knight stated that his officers consistently proceed in manners that are in line with specified legalities.

According to nytimes.com, people in the United States think that Jones’ circumstances highlight some key points that pertain to how the members of the general public view females who are expectant. Many think that the circumstances highlight “penalties” that are linked to pregnancy and women nowadays as well.

Pleasant Grove is a community that has a total of 10,000 or so residents right now. It’s not far at all from Birmingham, a sizable metropolis in Alabama. The situation isn’t a massive one in Pleasant Grove. Rights that involve guns are a big thing in the city. Rights that involve female reproductive systems, on the other hand, aren’t spoken about with as much frequency.

Pleasant Grove’s sole supermarket is referred to as “Foodland.” There were a pair of women who waited outside of the business. They were attempting to gather funds for cheerleaders in the neighborhood. They indicated that the shooter and Jones should encounter the impact of the things they did. They suggest that the individuals go to courses that concentrate on the management of emotions such as anger. Sharonda Hall is a woman in her thirties who states that babies who are unborn are similar to those who are already walking. She aspires to go to law school.

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 on Political Gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision along conservative-liberal lines that deciding the issue of political gerrymandering was beyond the court’s reach to decide. The court determined that gerrymandering is more of a political question than a judicial one that should be best decided in state legislatures. Partisan redistricting, though lamentable, does not fall under review of the federal courts.

Chief Justice Roberts was the decisive swing vote in yet another decision that mostly fell cleanly along conservative-liberal lines in the highest court. Instead of empowering the courts to do anything to forestall the possibility of worse gerrymandering in the future, Chief Justice Roberts’s decision simply flings back the onus on making tough decisions about political gerrymandering to individual states and the legislative branch.

The trouble, as many liberals see it, is that the states have already shown a problematic level of political bias in redrawing districts for partisan advantage. What’s more, the legislative body is paralyzed by partisan gridlock and unable to pass a law that would fairly affect hundreds of different political races in the future. Nonetheless, Justice Roberts defended his decision by saying, “federal judges have…no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution [to make these kinds of decisions].”

Chief Justice Roberts further bemoaned the fact that, even if such a power were constitutionally granted to the federal courts, there are no legal standards by which to navigate the process of political redistricting decisions. Some liberals were frustrated with Chief Justice Robert’s punt on the issue of redistricting, which he seemed to rebut by saying that though some maps are “unjust,” the courts are powerless to do anything about that injustice. Many legal scholars see Chief Justice Roberts’s decisive call in the 5-4 case as highly concerning moving forward.

The Supreme Court’s recent decision makes the upcoming 2020 elections that much more pivotal in the sense that new districts are slated to be drawn for the next decade. The state legislatures help in drawing many of the U.S. House of Representatives’s districts, so the Supreme Court’s recent decision has certainly added more weight to this upcoming round of elections.

In effect, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’s decision places more emphasis on the power of state legislatures and other non-judicial bodies to make these weighty redistricting decisions, though they’ve largely failed to remain non-partisan in the past. Hundreds of 2020 elections now have added political import.

SCOTUS Kicks Trump’s Census Question To The Lower Court’s Corner

President Trump has his hands full in Japan. He needs to take back all those snide remarks he said about other members of the G20 before he hopped on Air Force One to watch the first Democratic debate. Mr. Trump thought the debate was better than a sleeping pill.

Trump’s main agenda at the G20 is to make other countries do what he wants. He wants other G20 members to support his pending military war with Iran. He also wants President Xi Jinping to make him look like a trade hero back home. But Xi is in no mood to listen to Trump brag about adding $300 billion worth of Chinese exports to his tariff prison.

The Chinese let the world know they want a trade deal with the United States. But they will not let Trump change their internal laws and keep the tariffs in place. Adding more tariffs would shake the U.S. economy. The economy is already on Trump’s slippery economic slope. Adding tariffs or a war with Iran will be his downfall, according to the state-run Chinese news agency.

If Mr. Trump wants a trade deal with China, he will have to drop the tariffs, lift the extradition order so Canada can release the Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei. Canada has Meng under house arrest, and she’s seven months into her sentence for being a pawn in Trump’s trade war with China.

Mr. Trump will also have to allow U.S. tech companies free access to Huawei tech products and services. And he must treat the trade talks with respect and dignity. Two traits Trump lost when he became a mobster, according to the New York Times.

Europe wants to beat Trump over the head about his climate change denial. French President Macron has a meeting with Trump to discuss climate change. Macron told the press he’s not signing any G20 agreement unless Trump gets on board and stops his fossil fuel addiction.

The Supreme Court just let Trump know they don’t want to deal with his census citizenship question. The Court said Trump’s case was half-baked, so they sent it back to the lower courts. Trump wants a decision by June 30th from the Appeals Court. But the decision may not come for another four or five months. Trump wants to move the date the forms go out to October 30th. He thinks the courts will rule in his favor if the judge is a Trumpian.

 

Trump Wants To Talk To Putin About Iran At The G20 Summit

John Bolton still was to missile-barbeque Iran. But Trump put the hammer down on Bolton’s plan to start a Middle East catastrophe. Bolton waited a long time to be in his current security chief position. John thinks Iran is behind all the conflicts in that part of the world. Bolton is pro-Israel and pro Saudi Arabia, and so is Trump.

According to vox.com, this U.S. created showdown with Iran didn’t happen overnight. The oil tanker attacks in the Strait of Hormuz was a setup by the U.S., but it backfired, according to the Times. American allies don’t trust John Bolton, and they certainly don’t trust Trump.

Trump threw Europe to the curb when he told the press he didn’t care what happens to Europe during his war with Iran. Europe will be a big loser if Trump lets Bolton loose. Oil shipments, supply chains, and a plethora of economic draining events will happen in Europe and all over the world.

Mr. Putin called Trump a tech and tariff war starter. He wants Trump to back off Iran, and he wants Trump to let North Korea gradually take apart their nuke facilities. China President Xi just left North Korea after a historic meeting with Kim Jon Un. Xi told Kim he has his back if Trump tries to summit shame him again.

Kim Jon Un got a great letter from Mr. Trump, according to the North Korean news agency. Trump said he got a great letter from Kim a couple of weeks ago. Kim didn’t say why Trump’s letter was so great. European news reports say Trump agreed to buy land to put hotels on North Korea’s coastline at full ask price in the letter.

Putin and Xi plan to meet Trump at the G20 Summit. Trump thinks Xi will want to give in and talk trade deal again. But according to Chinese news reports, Xi won’t sign any trade deal until Trump backs off the tariffs, takes the ban off of Huawei, and gives Canada the okay to release Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou. Wanzhou is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the founder and CEO of Huawei.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the press Trump’s migrant detention centers are concentration camps. The conditions and circumstances surrounding these detention centers fit the definition of concentration camps, according to several experts who focus on the impacts of concentration camps. Trump’s America seems dreadfully familiar to historians, according to AOC and several Democratic congressmen.

Chinese Drone Manufacturer DJI Voices Concerns Against Potential Interference From United States Government

Beginning last year, the United States has been in a trade war with the People’s Republic of China. The two countries are the largest two economies in the world; by gross domestic product (GDP), the United States’ economy is the largest, whereas China has the world’s most powerful economy by measure of purchasing power parity (PPP).

Since the start of 2019, the Trump administration has raised concerns about doing business with Chinese tech firms, namely Huawei.

One of the largest drone manufacturers on the planet, DJI, a Chinese manufacturer of tech products, recently spoke out against the Trump administration’s and Congress’ recent actions taken against Chinese tech giants.

Although the United States federal government hasn’t taken any actions against DJI specifically, the company is worried that it may soon have to quit doing business in the United States, reports Reuters. Americans collectively purchase more drones from DJI than any other manufacturer, regardless of whether they’re found in China or elsewhere.

The Senate’s Transportation Subcommittee, which is part of the Senate’s Commerce Committee, shared in a meeting last week that prolific Chinese drone manufacturer DJI could be of as much concern as Huawei in terms of collecting information from American users and then directly turning around and sharing those insights with the Chinese government.

This is of concern because China has been accused of having unfair intellectual property guidelines that allow Chinese manufacturers, which largely provide the most value in terms of all manufacturers, to require businesses from the United States to share their organizations’ patents, trade secrets, and other helpful information with them. Chinese manufacturers have been able to demand the sharing of such information with widespread success for many years, thanks to the best manufacturers on planet Earth in terms of providing the highest value for the lowest cost having outshined the rest of the world’s manufacturers by leaps and bounds.

Some industry experts based in the United States have alleged that DJI directly sends all information that it collects from American users and the American market to the Chinese government. However, DJI has repeatedly denied such allegations.

Even though some American government officials and industry experts believe that DJI is operating against the concerns of the United States government and the country’s economy, DJI has been awarded the rights to several government contracts. For example, DJI just came out with a drone system intended solely for use by governments earlier today, which the United States is already expected to utilize.

Federal Judge Issues Ruling Against ICE

Since the election of Donald Trump, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been arresting and deporting illegal immigrants from a number of locations. One of the locations where arrests are occurring has caused a great deal of controversy among those in the legal community. ICE has been arresting illegal immigrants who are coming to court hearings for their own legal matters or to be witnesses in other cases.

District attorneys in more than one state have filed suit against the federal government in order to stop the practice of ICE arrests at courthouses. The district attorneys claim that fear of arrest and deportation are keeping people from showing up for their court cases and from being witnesses in other cases.

This week, federal judge Indira Talwani ruled on a case brought against ICE by district attorneys, public defenders and those who assist immigrants. Talwani issued a preliminary injunction stopping ICE from making certain types of arrests at state courthouses in the state of Massachusetts. The judge barred ICE from making civil arrests of those on official business with the court. Those with court cases, those serving as witnesses and those coming and leaving from the courthouse on official business will not be allowed to be detained by ICE.

The judge’s ruling will allow ICE to make arrests in some circumstances. ICE agents will be able to take into custody those who are wanted in conjunction with criminal offenses. Illegal immigrants already in custody for other matters will also be allowed to be detained by ICE.

This is not the only case concerning ICE that is occurring in the state of Massachusetts. Currently, a case is being heard in Boston where a judge has been charged with obstruction of justice for supposedly helping an immigrant avoid detention by ICE agents.

Ex-Trump Advisor Accused Of Violating Gag Order From The Court

Federal prosecutors accused former political advisor to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, of violating a gag order imposed by the court. Prosecutors say Stone violated the order when he posted comments on social media regarding the investigation conducted by Robert Mueller.

The filing was made by prosecutors in the District of Columbia’s United States District Court and accuses Stone of trying to taint the jury pool before his trial in November. Prosecutors are asking the judge in the case to reconsider the conditions of Stone’s release from detention.

According to lawandcrime.com, in the filing, prosecutors write that Stone posted material that was intended to gain the attention of media sources. They go on to write that the information is irrelevant to the case at hand but is meant to draw an emotional response from potential jurors. The information released by Stone is concerning claims that the Russians did not try to hack servers during the 2016 presidential election.

Lawyers for Roger Stone are also bound by the gag order and have not responded to the recent court filings.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson is likely to be unhappy with the social media posts by Stone and his actions could result in prehearing detention.

Back in February, Stone posted a photo of the judge on his Instagram account. Her face appeared in the photos next to an image of crosshairs. The photo was considered threatening by the judge and triggered the gag order.

Stone apologized at the hearing but the apology was characterized as ‘hollow’ by a visibly angry Judge Jackson. She warned Stone at the time that there would be no second chances if he chose not to abide by the gag order.

Stone was arrested and charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and providing false statements to Congress in connection with Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election process. Thirty-three others were arrested as a result of the investigation.

Stone has pleaded not guilty to all charges levied against him. He has been vocal in the past regarding his disdain for Mueller’s investigation. Stone also expressed disbelief on more than one occasion that any collusion took place between the administration of Donald Trump and the Russian government.

Roger Stone has been critical of what he sees as a failure on the part of mainstream media outlets to cover the poor handling of the investigation by Mueller.

Chicago Refuses Cooperation with ICE

Chicago is making major headlines on CNN right now for its mayor’s stance on refusing to cooperate with efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to round up illegal immigrants within the city. This is the latest city to join the list of municipalities that are publicly declaring their opposition to ICE activities in starting deportation proceedings for those who are in the country without proper documentation.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot went so far as to announce that the Chicago Police Department has been directed to cut off any access to its databases for ICE so that the federal agency is not able to identify criminal records or current residences for undocumented immigrants within the city. This announcement was in response to the message from the White House that was released on Monday of last week regarding the anticipated raids on immigrant communities that ICE has been directed to perform to round up an estimated 2,000 undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. Mayor Lightfoot decried the president’s plans as a targeted attack on the country’s immigrant communities and was outspoken in her declaration that she would not be enlisting any of the city’s resources to assist with enforcing his immigration policies. However, Mayor Lightfoot said that city officials and employees, including the police department, will not actively interfere with any ICE raids or impede ICE officials from performing their duties.

This does not come as a surprise to citizens of Chicago because Mayor Lightfoot had previously identified Chicago as a sanctuary city for immigrants and their families. In essence, this means that the city will not be openly hostile to kicking out any undocumented immigrants and will not target them for enhanced civil or criminal penalties based on their immigration status. This is in direct opposition to directives from the federal government that are focused on taking swift action against those who are residing in the country without the proper documentation. There are nine other cities in the U.S. that have been identified by the White House as targets for upcoming ICE raids. These cities have also spoken out against the immigration policies and have stated that they will not be assisting federal authorities in carrying out any ICE raids on immigrant communities. One of the major concerns is that many undocumented immigrants are parents of children who have legal status and would be separated from their families for deportation.

Sandy Hook Father Wins Lawsuit

In 2012, Lenny Pozner suffered an unimaginable tragedy. When a crazed gunman bearing a military-grade weapon burst into his son Noah’s school, the six-year-old lost his life. But what followed over the next few years was shockingly harrowing as well. Instead of receiving sympathy for his loss, Pozner suddenly found that he was the new target of conspiracy theorists. Not only did these fringe radicals claim that Noah had never died at Sandy Hook, but they also put forward the mind-boggling idea that Noah had never even existed in the first place. Instead of being treated like a grieving parent, Lenny Pozner became an easy target for unbalanced people across the world. The harassment reached a fever pitch when one of the conspiracy theorists decided to write a book about Sandy Hook. The book claimed that the grieving families were “crisis actors” and that no murders had ever occurred.

Pozner decided to use the legal system to fight back, filing a defamation lawsuit against the publishers. He won, meaning that the book was removed from shelves. In a stunning turnaround, one of the principals at Moon Rock Books, the group that was responsible for publishing the book, expressed remorse for having published it in the first place. Dave Gahary claimed that he had met in person with Lenny Pozner and believed that Noah had been killed at Sandy Hook.

It’s important to note that this morbid conspiracy theory was fueled by online personality Alex Jones. His show, “Infowars”, consistently hammered the grieving Sandy Hook parents, and supporters of the show appear to have become swept up in the lies Jones repeatedly told on his show. It wasn’t long before many of these families, which were already besieged by grief, were forced into hiding because of Sandy Hook “truthers”. Now that the parents are taking action, Jones is mounting a legal defense of his own. Recently, he claimed that he was under a psychotic spell when he promoted the dangerous Sandy Hook conspiracy on his show.

Read More: https://time.com/5609120/sandy-hook-father-wins-defamation-suit/

President Trump Promises To Deport Tons Of Illegal Immigrants Starting Next Week

Traditionally, the United States government, via federal government agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, has not only informed the public ahead of time when it plans to round up undocumented immigrants or otherwise tighten up border security. This is done for obvious reasons, most of which fall under the umbrella of various practices taken by such lawbreakers to prevent capture.

Traditionally, people running for the role of the president here in the United States really start gearing up their presidential campaigns slightly more than two years before elections are held – right around the point where we’re at right now in four-year election cycles.

Current United States President Donald Trump, like most people who serve the country as the leader of its executive branch, has made it clear that he is running to renew his role as president. He’s just now kicking off his presidential campaign, as you probably already know.

Just yesterday, on Monday, June 17, 2019, President Trump tweeted via his personal Twitter account that the federal government agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, will embark on a campaign to identify, capture, and deport millions of undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the United States at some point next week.

Trump stated that the people who would first be targeted by ICE are those who have already been issued open deportation orders by the United States government.

Experts believe that border protection likely won’t be ramped up as part of Trump’s plan to rid the United States of undocumented, illegal immigrants. Rather, they largely feel that Trump is simply hoping to scare away people who are planning on crossing the border illegally via Mexico.

Although experts have varying opinions, many feel that President Trump’s rhetoric won’t have much of an effect on illegal immigration.

In May 2019 alone, some 140,000 people entered the United States through its southern border with Mexico.

Currently, the United States is home to upward of one million people who have been handed down open deportation orders by federal judges across the nation. To keep things in context, the current record of immigrants who were illegally residing in the United States to have been deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a year’s time was just short of 410,000 back in 2012.

Lawyers Propose Nationwide Settlement Framework In Opioid Lawsuits

Attorneys representing the counties and municipalities that are suing manufacturers and distributors of drugs over the roles they played in the opioid epidemic that has devastated the United States spoke publicly recently of a plan to bring the more than 24,000 communities across the country together in search of billions of dollars in settlement money.

A motion was filed in a Cleveland, Ohio federal court and outlined the proposal in detail. Currently, 1,850 lawsuits from local governments are pending with the same court. The allegations detailed in the suits are that drug makers like Purdue Pharma LP are liable for fueling America’s opioid crisis.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs are seeking to certify a class that will include all municipalities in the U.S. that have filed suit for the purposes of negotiating a settlement. The members of the class will possess the right to vote on any settlement offer from a company.

Lawyers say their proposal is in line with the desires expressed by United States District Judge Dan Polster. Judge Polster is presently presiding over the case and has expressed his belief that a national settlement should be reached that would address the crisis in a meaningful way.

Joe Rice is a lawyer with the Motley Rice law firm and is one lawyer working for the plaintiffs in the case. Rice says the proposal will allow companies to act in good faith toward the community without fear of more lawsuits being filed.

Rice says the objective is to form a national group of plaintiffs that will have the power to vote and negotiate a shared settlement. Rice was willing to acknowledge that the proposal may be opposed by some defendants who fear great exposure to liability.

University of Georgia Law Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch says it is not clear at this time if the court will give class action status to such a large group of municipalities.

Cardinal Health Inc. is a drug distributor and a defendant in the case. Cardinal Health said the proposal is a novel one that is untested. The drug distributor also said the proposal is likely to be challenged legally and years of litigation could result from these challenges.

The Center for Disease Control in the United States reported 47,600 deaths by overdose in 2017.

The lawsuit alleges that drug makers fueled the opioid crisis by overstating the positive benefits of opioid-based drugs and downplaying the risks of addiction.

Read More: https://www.axios.com/opioid-crisis-lawsuit-settlement-purdue-pharma-10843805-f1bc-4ee5-b27a-ce7280bd4453.html