Appeals Court Blocks Trump Administration From Enforcing Sensible ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule


A clearly activist court has refused to set
aside an injunction that blocks the administration from enforcing a very sensible rule that withholds
green cards from immigrants who would likely need government assistance to survive in this
country, as Reuters reports: “A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused
to set aside an injunction blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a rule that
would withhold green cards from immigrants likely to require government assistance such
as Medicaid or food stamps. In a brief order, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals in Manhattan also set an expedited schedule for the White House’s appeal of
a lower court ruling against the rule, with legal papers to be submitted by Feb. 14 and
oral arguments to be held soon afterward. The “public charge” rule unveiled last
year would make it harder for immigrants who are poor or need government help to secure
residency and stay in the country. Critics have said the rule would keep out
disproportionately large numbers of people from Latin American, African and Asian countries. Neither the Department of Justice nor the
Department of Homeland Security responded to requests for comment. The rule had been challenged in this case
by New York state, New York City, Connecticut, Vermont and several nonprofits. President Donald Trump has made immigration
a centerpiece of his administration and 2020 re-election campaign, and the public charge
rule has been among the Republican’s signature policies to curtail immigration. Several other lawsuits challenging the rule
are pending around the country. Two other federal appeals courts previously
ruled for the administration by staying nationwide injunctions ordered by lower courts, while
a third appeals court let stand an injunction covering Illinois. Because the New York case also involved a
nationwide injunction, Wednesday’s order means the rule cannot be enforced anywhere. When U.S. District Judge George Daniels in
Manhattan ordered an injunction on Oct. 11, he called the rule “repugnant to the American
Dream” and a “policy of exclusion in search of a justification.” The case is New York et al v U.S. Department
of Homeland Security et al, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 19-3591.” We disagree with this ruling and believe it
will ultimately be overturned at the Supreme Court, as so many anti-Trump activist rulings
have been.

Trump Accuses John Kerry Of ‘Shadow Diplomacy’


THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS
THREATENED TO SET THE IRAN DEAL ON FIRE BY THE END OF THE
WEEK. THAT IS THE DEAL THAT ENDED
IRAN’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PROGRAM. THEY DIDN’T HAVE A WEAPONS
PROGRAM, BUT NOW THEY COULDN’T NOT ONLY HAVE NUCLEAR ENERGY
PROGRAM, IT’S GOT THE URANIUM FROM IRAN, IT WAS AMAZING. IN
RETURN, WHAT DID WE GIVE THEM? NOTHING. WE HAD TAKEN THEIR MONEY HOSTAGE
AND WE HAD CONVINCED OTHER COUNTRIES TO FREEZE ALL THEIR
ASSETS. NOT OURS, THEIRS. IT WAS IRANIAN MONEY AND WE
FROZE THEM ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. WE KIDNAPPED THEIR MONEY AND
THEN IN RETURN FOR ENDING THEIR ENERGY PROGRAM, WE GAVE
THEM THEIR MONEY BACK. IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLY GREAT
DEAL. LOOK, I DO NOT WANT I DO NOT
WANT THEM TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY ARE RUN BY CORRUPT
PEOPLE. WE DIDN’T GO TO WORK, WE GAVE UP
NOTHING, AND WE TOOK AWAY ANY HOPE OF AN NUCLEAR PROGRAM. SO OF COURSE, THE MORON DONALD
TRUMP THINKS, I AM GOING TO DO A BETTER DEAL SO I AM
THINKING OF RIPPING THAT ONE UP. SO JOHN KERRY, THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF STATE WHO NEGOTIATED THAT DEAL IS
APPARENTLY GOING AROUND TO ALLIES AND TO THE PEOPLE HE
TALKED TO IN A RUN TO MAKE THE DEAL INCLUDING THE FOREIGN
MINISTER AND SAYING, HERE IS HOW WE CAN RESCUE THE DEAL, ETC. HE IS ON HIS OWN, HE IS DOING
THAT. IS THAT A GOOD IDEA? I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT IT. IF A REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF
STATE WAS DOING THAT TO OBAMA I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD BE HAPPY
ABOUT IT ON THE OTHER HAND, HE IS FIGHTING FOR PEACE AND THOSE
GUYS FIGHT FOR WAR, SO THAT MEETS A GIANT DIFFERENCE AND HE
IS THE ONE WHO PUT THE DEAL TOGETHER AND AS THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF STATE HE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO AT LEAST TALK TO
OUR ALLIES, THAT IS FOR SURE. DOES NOT AGREE. HE TWEETS: IF BY MESS YOU MEAN AND
EXCELLENT DEAL, THAT WAS JOHN KERRY. THAT IS PROBABLY THE SHINING
MOMENT IN HIS RESUME. EXCELLENT DEAL CRITICIZED BY
DONALD TRUMP. BY DEFINITION YOU KNEW IT WAS A
GOOD DEAL. ANYWAY, THE ANSWER FROM KERRY’S
CAMP IS: THAT IS TRUE. TALKING TO THEIR FOREIGN
MINISTER, INTERESTING, BUT LET ME GIVE YOU
THE CONTEXT THAT ALMOST NO ONE ELSE IN MEDIA IS GIVING YOU. DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
AS THEY WERE NEGOTIATING THAT DEAL, 47 REPUBLICAN SENATORS LED BY TOM
COTTON WROTE A LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT SAYING
DO NOT DO THE DEAL. THAT IS ONLY 1 MILLION TIMES
WORSE SO WHERE IS EVERYBODY ON CABLE NEWS TALKING ABOUT
THE TREASONOUS REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO BESEECHED THE
AYATOLLAH TO NOT DO A DEAL WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AS WE WERE
NEGOTIATING A DEAL? WHERE ARE YOU GUYS? SO MAJOR GENERAL PAUL EATON WAS
ASKED ABOUT IT AT THE TIME, IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. AND HE SAID: WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE THE
REPUBLICAN SENATORS ACTIONS HE SAID: PLEASE SPARE ME YOUR CROCODILE
TEARS ON JOHN KERRY UNLESS YOU ARE ALSO CALLING OUT TOM
COTTON TODAY AND BY THE WAY, OTHER SENATORS LIKE LINDSEY
GRAHAM AND JOHN MCCAIN WHO NEVER SAW WAR THAT THEY DIDN’T
ABSOLUTELY LOVE. THEY WERE THE ONES WHO WERE
MUTINOUS. OKAY. THEN RUDY GIULIANI WAS SPEAKING
OVER THE WEEKEND TO A GROUP. THEY PRETEND TO BE FOR FREEDOM
IN IRAN. IF ONLY IT WERE SO. USUALLY, IT’S SHADOWY GROUPS WHO
SUPPORT ANOTHER COUNTRY WHO WANT A WAR WITH IRAN. THEY DO IT UNDER THE GUISE OF
FREEDOM FOR IRAN. SPEAKING TO THAT GROUP, GIULIANI
SAID: WAIT A MINUTE, GIULIANI DOESN’T
HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY CLEARANCE. HE DOESN’T EVEN WORK FOR THE
GOVERNMENT. HE HAS DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL
ATTORNEY, SO IS TRUMP SHARING NATIONAL SECRETS WITH GIULIANI? FIRST OF ALL, YOU KNOW THE
ANSWER TO THAT. OF COURSE HE IS. YOU THINK HE IS NOT BLABBERING
ALL OVER THE PLACE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WHO DON’T
HAVE CLEARANCE. OF COURSE HE IS. AND THEN GIULIANI BECAUSE HE IS
APPARENTLY TOTALLY UNHINGED GOES AND SPEAKS OF THIS GROUP
AND IS LIKE LET ME TELL YOU CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT I
SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE ACCESS TO. WE ARE GOING TO DO A REGIME
CHANGE IN IRAN. THAT MEANS WAR. THAT MEANS NOT ONLY ARE THEY
GOING TO TEAR THE DEAL, WE MIGHT GO TO WAR WITH IRAN. IRAN IS FOUR TIMES THE SIZE
OF IRAQ. THAT IS AT LEAST FOUR TIMES THE
SIZE OF DISASTER. THEIR MILITARY IS WAY SUPERIOR
TO IRAQ’S. THEY DON’T HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS
THANKS TO OBAMA AND JOHN KERRY BY THE WAY, BUT THEY DO
HAVE A TON OF CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AND IF YOU THOUGHT WE
GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF IRAQ, WAIT
UNTIL YOU GET A LOAD OF IRAN BUT ALMOST EVERYONE IN THE
ADMINISTRATION NOW IS A NEOCON WHO IS IN FAVOR OF THAT
WAR. GIULIANI WENT ON TO SAY THAT
RIPPING UP THAT DEAL AND GOING FOR REGIME CHANGE WOULD MEAN WAR
IS: I DO NOT KNOW THE ANYONE WHO HAS
EVER WRITTEN A BOOK BETTER THAN 1984. ORWELL HAS GOT TO BE THINKING,
NAILED IT. THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE IS WAR. INDEED. HOW ABOUT THE CURRENT SECRETARY
OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. WHAT HE HAS SAID IN THE PAST,
WHEN HE WAS A CONGRESSMAN? CONGRESS MUST ACT TO CHANGE
IRANIAN BEHAVIOR AND ULTIMATELY, THE IRANIAN
REGIME. THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IS
JOHN BOLTON WHO HAS NOT MET A WAR HE DID NOT WANT TO
MAKE LOVE TO AND THE IRAN WAR, HE CANNOT WAIT FOR IT. HE IS AMONG THE ORIGINAL
MONSTROUS MORONIC NEOCONSERVATIVES THAT STARTED
THE IRAQ WAR SO ALL OF YOU LIBERTARIANS WHO VOTED FOR
DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT HE WAS AGAINST INTERVENTION IN
THE MIDDLE EAST, JOKE IS ON YOU. AND UNFORTUNATELY, ON THE REST
OF THE PLANET AS THEY BEAT THOSE WAR DRUMS. THE REPUBLICANS WILL ALWAYS VOTE
FOR WAR. IF YOU BOTH FOR THE REPUBLICANS
THINK THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DRIVE YOU INTO WAR, YOU ARE AN
IDIOT.