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    Donald Trump’s Border Wall Ignored by GOP Leaders Pushing Cheap-Labor Agenda

    Donald Trump’s Border Wall Ignored by GOP Leaders Pushing Cheap-Labor Agenda

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    MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images25 Sep 20185President Trump may give away his political leverage on immigration this week as GOP leaders try to jam him on border wall funding and cheap-labor visa-worker programs.



    The critical decision will be made this week when Trump decides if he will veto or sign the no-wall, multi-agency budget package for 2019, which GOP leaders have slapped together.


    The 2019 funding package, which the House is slated to pass this week, would provide $607 billion for the Pentagon and $178 billion for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Labor. But it does not include the 2019 budget for the Department of Homeland Security or a single red cent for the border wall.


    GOP leaders are urging Trump to sign the 2019 package by promising him they will pass a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill — with a border wall — after the election.


    But several senior GOP leaders have openly said they will not fight the Senate Democrats’ bitter opposition to the wall, even after the election. The Senate’s draft DHS budget only includes $1.6 billion for border barrier work.


    The DHS bill created by House GOP leaders includes $5 billion for the wall, but that pot of money is tied to a series of cheap-labor programs that are intended to block 2019 wage raises for Americans. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) put the cheap-labor agenda into the DHS funding bill. This combination means the House GOP leadership bill will provide some wall money if the president betrays his Inauguration Day promise to “Hire American.”


    Also, by finishing the other agencies’ budgets before the election, GOP leaders also hope to deny Trump any budget leverage that he can use to force a border wall deal with Democrats and Republicans.


    The GOP’s anti-Trump, anti-wall, pro-donor move is widely recognized in Washington.


    “It’s now or never for Trump’s border wall,” said Rachel Bovard, a D.C-based conservative at the Conservative Partnership:

    Trump’s veto pen is the last measure of accountability for congressional Republicans before voters wield the ultimate measure in November. … Congress has played hide-the-ball on Trump’s border wall for the better part of two years, and that’s not going to change.
    Rachael Bade


    True. GOP leadership is basically planning to jam Trump on purpose (by linking DHS CR w/Defense $$). They thinks it will make it LESS likely that he shut down anything before the midterms ->

    Chad Pergram


    GOP Congressional sources doubt Trump would veto 2nd mini-bus pkg over the wall. He would be vetoing bill for military & canceling military pay raise. Would spark gov't shutdown. They believe Trump would tempt a shutdown if military wasn't accounted for










    Even Politico offered him a budget strategy for getting wall money:


    Trump seems to recognize that he is not on course to get the concrete-and-rebar wall he was elected to get:
    Donald J. Trump


    I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms? Dems are obstructing Law Enforcement and Border Security. REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!

    2018 Government Shutdown Replayed
    In March, Trump signed a 2018 omnibus spending bill that barred him from using new concrete prototypes to build the wall. The spending bill provided just $1.6 billion, but only for the same fencing President Barack Obama’s administration used.


    At the time, Trump vowed not to sign another spending bill that did not include money for his estimated $23 billion border wall.


    This time around, the government-wide spending bill needed to be signed before the midterm elections has been split into two big appropriations bills, leaving the DHS bill until after the election. This means Trump loses the ability to vote for the DHS budget before the election.


    If Trump signs the Pentagon/Education/HHS/Labor bill before the election, he loses any political leverage over that pot of spending that he might use to get a wall in the post-election DHS budget.


    Meanwhile, the DHS spending bill — with Yoder’s cheap-labor programs favored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and big business donors — will be passed in November. Trump could veto that bill once the Democrats block wall funding — but Trump’s veto of the DHS bill has minimal impact.


    The border security portion of the DHS budget is not impacted by a budget shutdown because it is a national-security mission. Also, DHS’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services division will continue to approve work visas and green cards because it is funded by immigrants’ fees. Any veto standoff will likely end with a 2019 deal to continue the 2018 budget for another year — still ensuring he does not get money for his concrete wall.


    Trump’s Absent Legislative Affairs Office
    Trump is flying blind in the budget dispute because his Hill outreach team is in shambles.


    The White House Office of Legislative Affairs was previously headed by Marc Short, the former Koch brothers ally who abandoned Trump to join CNN as a contributor. Short was selected for Trump’s populist immigration agenda this past summer. That plan never came to fruition, and the Trump’s immigration agenda is set to end the year with no legislative successes.


    Under Short’s guidance, the Office of Legislative Affairs had only one accomplishment: the tax cuts that GOP lawmakers now admit have failed to galvanize Trump’s base of support for the midterm elections.


    Since Short left the job, Shahira Knight has been running the show at Legislative Affairs. Knight, much like Short’s connection to the billionaire Koch brothers, has close ties to the president’s enemies — mainly, former White House economic adviser and Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn.


    Cohn was widely considered one of the key figures standing in the way of Trump’s “America First” agenda throughout the first year of the administration. Knight, as Politicohas noted, was a “trusted lieutenant” to Cohn during his stint at the White House.


    “If anyone called me and said they needed to start a Washington office tomorrow and they were really serious, I’d say go talk to Shahira Knight,” Cohn told Politico of Knight when she was appointed to the Legislative Affairs director position. “She’s a rock star.”


    Since Knight took charge of Legislative Affairs, there has been no initiative on Capitol Hill to stop the cheap-labor program that Rep. Yoder slipped into the DHS funding bill. As Breitbart News exclusively reported, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the sole Trump official to stop Yoder’s slew of open borders measures.


    What’s in the DHS Spending Bill?
    The DHS funding bill ties only $5 billion for Trump’s border wall to a variety of cheap-labor giveaways to the big business lobby, the outsourcing industry, and the open borders lobby.


    Yoder’s DHS spending bill includes:


    The DHS spending bill does not include any additional funding for the Border Patrol to effectively detain illegal aliens without releasing them into the American general public.


    The bill also does not provide Trump with the funding for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to hire an additional 1,000 ICE agents. Trump has said for more than a year that he wants to increase the number of ICE agents, but the GOP Congress has failed to provide the funding.


    The GOP legislators who supported Yoder’s DHS spending bill include:

    • Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey, chairman
    • Harold Rogers, Kentucky
    • Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama
    • Kay Granger, Texas
    • Michael K. Simpson, Idaho
    • John Abney Culberson, Texas
    • John R. Carter, Texas
    • Ken Calvert, California
    • Tom Cole, Oklahoma
    • Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida
    • Tom Graves, Georgia
    • Kevin Yoder, Kansas
    • Steve Womack, Arkansas
    • Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
    • Thomas J. Rooney, Florida
    • Charles J. Fleischmann, Tennessee
    • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
    • David P. Joyce, Ohio
    • David G. Valadao, California
    • Andy Harris, MD, Maryland
    • Martha Roby, Alabama
    • Mark E. Amodei, Nevada
    • Chris Stewart, Utah
    • David Young, Iowa
    • Evan H. Jenkins, West Virginia
    • Steven Palazzo, Mississippi
    • Dan Newhouse, Washington
    • John R. Moolenaar, Michigan
    • Scott Taylor, Virginia
    • John Rutherford, Florida

    No Fight in GOP Congress
    Though GOP midterm voters have told pollsters for the last six months that immigration is their biggest issue going into the election and should be Congress’s number one priority, the GOP House and Senate leadership have focused their attention on tax reform.
    GOP midterm voters rank tax reform one of their least important issues.


    And while Trump has attempted to refocus the midterm elections on his populist, economic nationalist immigration agenda, the GOP Congress has signaled that, once again, they will not put up a fight for the border wall.


    In interviews with the Washington Post, a number of GOP lawmakers, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), signaled that they would not try to fight for Trump’s immigration agenda before the midterms.


    Cornyn even claimed that a border wall would not stop illegal immigration, an argument that Democrats and the Republican establishment often make to avoid dealing with the country’s immigration crisis.


    “People can climb over the wall or go under the wall or through the wall. We’ve seen that in different places,” Cornyn told the Post. “If it’s just unattended without sensors, without technology, without people, then it won’t work.”


    Cole claimed the GOP Congress could not focus on Trump’s border wall because they must secure DHS funding.


    “We haven’t given up the fight. But if it keeps us from doing other things that are pretty important, like defending the country, then I think it’s a fight not worth having right now,” Cole said. “Let’s get these critical day-to-day functions of the government done, and the American people will be expressing an opinion in the election. We’ll see where we’re at when we come back.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...-labor-agenda/
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    Yoder’s DHS spending bill includes:




    The DHS spending bill does not include any additional funding for the Border Patrol to effectively detain illegal aliens without releasing them into the American general public.
    This is extremely aggravating. The Republic House and that 'Judus" Yoder are determined to sell us out for their 30 pieces of silver from the Chamber of Commerce! Time to step up, Mr. President, and show us you have some grande cojones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    This is extremely aggravating. The Republic House and that 'Judus" Yoder are determined to sell us out for their 30 pieces of silver from the Chamber of Commerce! Time to step up, Mr. President, and show us you have some grande cojones!
    Brace yourself for the I Will Never Sign Another Bill Like This

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoptheinvaders View Post
    Brace yourself for the I Will Never Sign Another Bill Like This
    EXACTLY!!!
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    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoptheinvaders View Post
    Brace yourself for the I Will Never Sign Another Bill Like This
    Are we going to be taking any bets on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post


    Are we going to be taking any bets on this?

    The ink hasn't touched the paper yet, but it will.




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    The Associated Press27 Sep 2018WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming next week.


    The $854 billion bill also funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year.


    The House approved the bill, 361-61, on Wednesday, a week after the Senate approved it, 93-7.


    The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who said he will sign it. Trump’s signature would avert a partial government shutdown set to begin Monday, weeks ahead of the Nov. 6 elections that will determine control of Congress.


    The spending bill includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay raise in nine years. It also increases spending for Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and other agencies, including a 5 percent boost for the National Institutes of Health


    Trump said Wednesday he will sign the bill, telling reporters at the United Nations, “We’re going to keep the government open.”


    Trump made the pledge despite his frustration that the bill does not pay for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — a fact Trump called “ridiculous.”


    The wall was a centerpiece of Trump’s 2016 Republican presidential campaign, when he repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for it.


    Now, as president, Trump says it is “ridiculous” that Congress has yet to fully fund the project.


    “Where is the money for border security and the wall in this ridiculous spending bill?” Trump tweeted last week, adding that Republicans “must finally get tough” against Democrats he said are obstructing law enforcement and border security.


    Many conservatives shared Trump’s frustration that money was included for Planned Parenthood but not the wall, but the spending bill still won easy approval in the House. Leaders from both parties supported it.


    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., hailed the bill.


    “This funds our military, this funds opioids, this does a lot of the things that we all want to accomplish together,” Ryan said before the vote.


    https://www.breitbart.com/news/congr...ment-shutdown/


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    Yesterday at the press conference, President Trump talked about the Kavanaugh situation being a CON. Well, we the American people have been CONNED for decades on the issue of illegal immigration. There is nothing to stop the wall from being built, including the excuse of a lack of money. Take from defense or wherever but secure our borders as an emergency. This is the protection and defense of our nation. Foreign citizens are invading and no one is stopping it.

    We are being overthrown and transformed by the sheer numbers. These are not individuals we want to get to vote at some point or to continue to live lives that are based on fraud and theft and a potential danger to the very lives of our citizens.
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