Latino guests were the main targets, and individual checks aren't nearly enough for the "inconvenience."
Andrew Wheeler also joins the club of Trump's administrators who deny being racist.
Ethics violations pushed Scott Pruit, former EPA Chief to
resign last year, and President Trump replaced him with Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, who likes racist social media posts about the Obamas.
American Bridge 21st Century, a Democratic political action committee, found social media posts belonging to Wheeler that spanned defending alt-right member Milo Yiannopoulos' tweet to encourage the harassment of actress Leslie Jones, to liking Infowars tweets, to Dinesh D'Souza's discrediting of Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, to an ape depiction of the Obamas.
Even if she told her psychiatrist exactly the same thing—which she did not—one cannot corroborate one's own story. That requires independent evidence, entirely missing in this case #KavanaughConfirmation
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 17, 2018
James Woods was locked out for sharing a satirical meme because it could "impact an election".
Any information could "impact an election".
Are we now to take it we cannot even discuss politics?
And will this be equally enforced against leftists?
Don't hold your breath.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 22, 2018
NEW: EPA chief Andrew Wheeler liked a racist FB image of the Obamas on an Italian meme page called "My mom is a virgin."
In an email, he told me he doesn't remember doing it.
He also repeatedly engaged with conspiracy theorists on Twitter. https://t.co/i1NfEQPNsa pic.twitter.com/Ox4tb8J9iS
— Alexander Kaufman (@AlexCKaufman) October 9, 2018
Wheeler's response to the outing of his favorite social media posts:
"Over the years, I have been a prolific social media user, and liked, and inadvertently liked, countless social media posts," Wheeler said, in an email to The Huffington Post. "Specifically, I do not remember the post depicting President Obama and the First Lady. As for some of the other posts, I agreed with the content and was unaware of the sources."
Some racists in Trump's camp, who were outed, lost their positions. Carl Higbie of AmeriCorps stepped down after racist and sexist remarks he made on radio surfaced. Ian Smith of Homeland Security resigned after his ties to white nationalists were revealed on emails. Rev. Jamie Johnson, also of Homeland Security, resigned after his comments surfaced about Black people being lazy, and Islam being a violent religion.
For those lucky enough to stay on the White House payroll, they continue to be policy makers.
Ronald Vitiello, acting ICE director, attended an anti-immigration group's conference last month (Federation for American Immigration Reform) where an anti-Muslim group, ACT for America, honored former ICE Director Thomas Homan.
Stephen Miller, White House adviser, helped institute the Muslim travel ban, separate immigrant children and parents, and is working on plans to limit and strip citizenship of documented immigrants. He was heard saying last year in National Security Council meetings: "We must save Americans from these immigrant criminals!"
And, of course, Mike Pence lauded former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of ignoring a judge's order to stop systematic racial profiling patrols in the Phoenix area, as a "tireless champion of strong borders and the rule of law." Arpaio was pardoned by Trump last year, and ran for (but lost) an US Senate seat.
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Trump says a racist remark, again, to pander to his base.
During a celebration of ICE and Custom Border Patrol, President Trump, appeasing his base, highlighted the fact that a Latino patrol officer, Adrian Anzaldua, speaks English.
Republicans to let bill to disband the agency come to the floor.
The biggest four-letter word in the English language for Democrats has been Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now they will get what they want thanks to Republicans in the House. House Republicans like their hand and are going all in: They are allowing a Democratic bill to come to the floor thinking they have public opinion on their side.
Efrain De La Rosa, 40, took his own life, according to a preliminary investigation.
A Mexican man being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody has died, seemingly by suicide, ICE announced Thursday. He is the eighth person to die in ICE's custody this year.
Protestors continue to stop luxuries like dining and shopping for team Trump while policies erode immigrant families.
Family separations continue to yield an uproar from the American public in large ways, like the 600 marches in late June, and in smaller impactful ways — namely confronting President Trump's camp during their leisure time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Steve Bannon were both interrupted this past weekend.
Is it really as dire as he says?
President Donald Trump is doubling down on his inflammatory rhetoric concerning undocumented immigrants. Trump depicted who he claims to be gang members of MS-13 as an "infestation" of pests coming across United States borders.
His victims were the immigrants he attempted to deport. Oh, the irony.
Raphael A. Sanchez , former chief of counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in Seattle- was sentenced to four years in federal prison for fraudulently opening up credit cards and taking out loans under seven immigrants' identities during a period starting in 2013 and ending in 2017. Our gracious Justice Department offered the thieving attorney a plea deal in exchange for a breakdown of his elaborate scheme.
"I believe that it has become a deportation force," said Gillibrand, a potential presidential candidate for 2020.
Public outcry opens dialogue.
Detainees report that the so-called "well coordinated" process requires them to sign away any chance of citizenship.
Roughly one quarter of children who have been torn from their families at the border have been reunited with their loved ones. Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security issued a vague — and reportedly conditioned — way to bring all of the separated families back together.
Is it time to end this experiment?