Crosstalk: January 15, 2018
Some of the stories that Jim highlighted on this week's edition of the 'Round-Up' included:
--President Trump will continue waving sanctions against Iran that were lifted as part of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
--Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan touted a 45 year low in illegal immigration under President Donald Trump.
--A federal judge barred the Trump administration from turning back the Obama era DACA program.
--President Trump rejected a bipartisan 'dreamer' immigration plan proposed by a group of U.S. senators.
--Democrats are 'changing their tune' on the issue of the border wall.
--The Trump administration asks Congress for nearly 18 billion dollars for the construction of more than 700 miles of new and replacement border barriers.
--The Center for American Progress circulated a memo calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age a critical component of the Democratic party's future electoral success.
--President Trump signed an act into law that gives border patrol agents better tools to detect and stop the smuggling of fentanyl into the U.S.
--A U.S. District Court has recently revoked an India native's naturalized U.S. citizenship as part of the Department of Homeland Security's 'Operation Janus'.
--ICE targeted dozens of 7-Eleven stores across America on Wednesday with inspection notices and interviews.
--President Trump used blunt, vulgar language to describe why he felt America shouldn't allow more immigrants from Haiti as well as use of an expletive regarding places in Africa.
--The Trump administration decides to delay but not yet scrap the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
--The House voted to renew a key foreign surveillance program (FISA) after a heated debate.
--The EPA's staff is on schedule to be reduced nearly in half by the end of the president's first term.
--The Trump administration threw open the doors to states that want to impose work requirements Medicaid recipients saying programs that require able-bodied people to get hired and learn new skills will lift them up and off government support.
--Utility companies are crediting passage of the Republican tax cut and jobs act for their plans to lower the bills of customers.
--Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East is back on again.
--A new video from Project Veritas reveals that Twitter workers have ways to ban users of its social media platform without letting them know.
--A Project Veritas video revealed that Twitter employees are willing to use their access to President Trump's account to bring him down.
--House Republicans vote in favor of making concealed carry permits valid across state lines.
--A Democrat backed study meant to expose illicit online gun sales instead seems to show the opposite.
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