Crosstalk: November 5, 2018
The following is a sample of the current event stories Jim covered, stories that were followed by listener comments.
--Prayers requested for the family of Charles Wescoe, a missionary in Cameroon in West Africa who was shot and killed in front of his wife and children.
--This Sunday is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
--A spokesperson with the Heritage Institute has indicated that President Trump is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship. The key phrase is '...subject to the jurisdiction thereof.' That conditional phrase is misinterpreted or ignored by birthright citizenship advocates.
--A dozen migrants traveling on foot to the U.S. from Honduras filed a class action lawsuit against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others.
--The U.S. military sent 5,200 active duty troops this week to the U.S./Mexico border.
--President Trump amplified his message ahead of the mid-term elections next week saying he is now prepared to send 15,000 troops to the border in advance of the caravan of migrants.
--The U.S. border patrol reportedly told Texas landowners at the border to prepare for a possible influx of armed civilians on their property.
--The second migrant caravan to come from Guatemala into Mexico since October 19th crossed into Mexico on October 29th while defying a large police presence.
--A group of Central American migrants facing deportation set fire to a Mexican immigration facility in an apparent attempt to escape.
--Mexican authorities deported two fugitive Honduran caravan migrants wanted for their respective alleged roles in a triple murder and drug trafficking.
--President Trump announced that in response to what he called, 'The crisis at our southern border' in a search of fraudulent asylum claims in recent years, his administration will soon require asylum seekers to lawfully present themselves at a port of entry.
--The possibility exists for contagious diseases coming to America from those in the caravan.
--An MSNBC reporter traveled to Houston to interview voters in a hotly contested congressional district. In interviews with Latino voters it was discovered that these voters were supporting Republicans and had a bad opinion of the migrant caravan.
--A Mexican woman living in Marion, Ohio, was sentenced to 54 months in prison for operating what federal prosecutors called a 'document mill' that produced over 1,000 false identification documents.
--President Trump said he plans to sign an executive order ending so-called birthright citizenship.
--Lindsey Graham has said he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship.
--Former Senator Harry Reid said in 1993 that no sane country would grant citizenship to illegal aliens and children born in the U.S.
--Referring to those of an illegal nature, Vice President Mike Pence said we have more than 1,000 people attempting to come into our nation every single day.
--President Trump is vowing to set up tent cities to end 'catch and release'.
--Netflix runs something called, 'Big Mouth'. One critic described it as 'pure evil' while another described it as 'animated kiddie porn'.
Sorry, only Situation Room Members can download this episode.Click Here to Join For as Little as $8.99/month.