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Sessions calls for punishing, not protecting, criminals in sanctuary cities

 08/17/2017 - 05:09
A group of people protest against the immigration policies of President Donald Trump during the visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami on Aug. 16, 2017. Sessions urged the local authorities to follow the example set by Miami-Dade County of "punishing, not protecting" criminals during a speech in which he criticized Chicago's policies. EFE/Giorgio Viera

In Miami, Sessions lambasted so-called "sanctuary cities" - municipalities and other local entities that refuse to cooperate with voluntary immigration programs and including Chicago and San Francisco - and he blamed them for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:56am
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Trump's Exclusive Migration

 08/02/2017 - 14:12
US President Donald Trump (c) endorses the US Immigration Reform Act for Strong Employment (RAISE), along with Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton, and along with Republican Senator from Georgia, David Perdue, at a White House event in Washington, USA, on August 2, 2017. EFE / Zach Gibson

President Donald Trump announced today his support for a bill that would halve legal immigration to the country over the next decade and eliminate the annual international contest for which the US government raises residence permits.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Venezuela's Constituent Assembly opens with arrests of opposition leaders

 08/01/2017 - 12:01
The intelligence police of the Nicolás Maduro regime have forcibly removed Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo López from their homes. Source: Antena 3.

In the early hours of the morning, the regime of Nicolás Maduro has again arrested the opposition political leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, who had been transferred to their homes as a gesture of conciliation prior to the Constituent Assembly.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:36am
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[OP-ED]: Donald Trump’s lost opportunity

 07/26/2017 - 09:12
Donald Trump could have quickly begun reshaping American politics. He heard voices that others didn’t, understood what those people wanted to hear and articulated much of it. But when it came time to deliver, it turned out that he had no serious ideas, policies, nor even the desire to search for them. EFE

There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:55am