Today was supposed to be DACA’s deadline

When President Donald Trump announced the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, today was supposed to be its deadline. Congress had until today to come up with something to replace it. DACA isn’t a law. It was something put in place by then President Barack Obama with an executive action. He bypassed Congress entirely … Continue Reading “Today was supposed to be DACA’s deadline”

They shut down the government shutdown

Democrats caved and the 2018 government shutdown is over. I’m impressed. The Democrats stood up and shook a first in the air for a full three days. That’s impressive for Democrats. There’s a reason I changed my party affiliation from Democrat to Unaffiliated. The way the Democrats fumbled this shutdown is one of those reasons. … Continue Reading “They shut down the government shutdown”

Red alert! We have a government shutdown!

The U.S. Senate could not come to one of its 60-40 agreements late last night so that means our government has shut it down. The House passed a four-week spending bill. The Senate could not/would not do something similar. The Democrats wanted something in the spending bill, any spending bill, that would protect Dreamers, the … Continue Reading “Red alert! We have a government shutdown!”

Will Democrats shut down the government because of DACA?

Some Democrats are indicating that any future funding bill must contain protections for undocumented immigrants brought here to the United States as children, the so-called Dreamers and the people currently protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If this is true, it would mean Democrats would shut down the government of the United States for … Continue Reading “Will Democrats shut down the government because of DACA?”

White House to add border security to any law replacing DACA

The Trump administration released a list of priorities that need to be included into any law replacing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Obama executive order. From CNN: The Trump administration has asked lawmakers to include tough border security and immigration enforcement measures in any deal to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue Reading “White House to add border security to any law replacing DACA”

A total ban on bump stocks?

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, it looks like Democrats are finally going to push for an outright ban on firearms. Just kidding. Instead of joining the rest of the industrialized free world and banning the personal ownership of firearms, the Democrats have set their sights on banning bump stocks. A bump stock … Continue Reading “A total ban on bump stocks?”