Trump Plans To Deport All 11 Million Illegal Immigrants In Two Years

1446964725700Trump has been blasting the “failing” New York Times of late, calling it a “disgusting fraud” after a searing article on Trump’s past treatment of women. Yesterday they released a critical article examining the the logistics of Trump’s proposed Mexico policy.

Since Trump’s announcement of his candidacy, his proposal to build a wall along the entire length of the US/Mexico border has be a central tenant of his policy. Also central to this plan is beginning to deport illegal immigrants with a vengeance.

All of them. All 11 million of them. In two years. Right now deportations have peaked at 400,000 per year, so Trump plans to increase deportations 10 to 20 fold. The Wall Street Journal pointed out that, for perspective, this is roughly the population of the state of Ohio.

How would this work? Illegal immigrants work in almost every industry in the country, and in all 50 states. Trump proposes for paying for this deportation by removing a tax credit for illegal immigrants and increasing the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers three fold. As stated above, removing 11 million immigrants would be a 20 fold increase in deportations, clearly overworking an already stretched organization. Trump makes no concessions of the time and cost of training an additional 10,000 ICE officers he proposes, much less the officers he would actually need.

Trying to find 11 million illegal immigrants would inevitably lead to an erosion of civil rights for both the immigrants and the citizens of the US. Imagine checkpoints on highways, interrogations at work and home, routine stops to check for “papers”…it all sounds like the bad guys in Casablanca. To actually achieve Trump’s goal, there would have to be a Patriot Act style blanket warrant, allowing ICE and local police officers large leeway in questioning and detaining suspects and searching homes and businesses.

If ICE is spending its time deporting everyone, they will make it easier for the worst criminals to remain at large in the country. If volume of deportations is your goal, instead of focusing time and effort on the most violent criminals, inevitably you will deport many hard working migrants and allow the drug kingpin or violent henchman to slip through the cracks.

What do you do with 11 million people? If you want to deport 11 million people in 24 months, that is 458,000 people per month, or approximately 15000 people per day. Existing facilities for this purpose contain about 34,000 beds. Trying to deport this many people per day would entail erecting enormous camps to concentrate them into one place.

There are so many more reasons why this proposal is insane and completely unrealistic, far too many to outline in a short form daily blog post. Please read this New York Times article to find out more.

Sources:

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/27/donald-trump-deport-11-million-migrants-is-that-even-possible
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34789502
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/donald-trump-shocking-reality-deportation-plan
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/09/11/donald-trump-says-immigrant-deportations-done-in-two-years/

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Trump Has Strong, Wrong Opinions on CFCs in Hairspray

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At a rally in West Virginia early in May Donald Trump had some strong opinions about hair care for the audience of largely working class miners:

“Give me a little spray. … You know you’re not allowed to use hairspray anymore because it affects the ozone, you know that, right? I said, you mean to tell me, cause you know hairspray’s not like it used to be, it used to be real good. … Today you put the hairspray on, it’s good for 12 minutes, right,” Trump said, pining for the good ol’ days of Aquanet. “So if I take hairspray and I spray it in my apartment, which is all sealed, you’re telling me that affects the ozone layer? “Yes.” I say no way folks. No way. No way. That’s like a lot of the rules and regulations you people have in the mines, right, it’s the same kind of stuff.”

Firstly, the lack of CFCs should not affect the quality of the hairspray. CFCs, or hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons, were used only in the propellants in aerosol cans until they began to be phased out in 1987. It was shown that these chemicals were largely responsible for the depletion of the ozone.

Secondly, Donald Trump doesn’t understand how air works. His apartment is not sealed, and air moves throughout the building through the vents and duct system, eventually making it outside. David Fahey, physicist at NOAA commented “these gases cannot and are not confined to the kitchen or bedroom; they mix, diffuse, and are moved out of the local release area to be transported throughout the lower atmosphere (over months) before they are transported upward to the stratosphere,” where the ozone layer is located.

Sources:
http://www.factcheck.org/2016/05/trump-on-hairspray-and-ozone/
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/trump-hairspray-rant.html

Trump Tweets About An Encore in a Pretaped Interview

Donald Trump and Fox New reporter Megyn Kelly have had a long running feud since Trump felt that Kelly treated him unfairly in a debate by asking him a question about some misogynist statements that he has made in the past. This prompted the infamous statement “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her … wherever.”

It looks like they’ve decided to bury the hatchet, and their make up interview aired yesterday. As the interview was airing, Trump tweeted this:

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This interview was pretaped. Trump would have us believe that he was tweeting from backstage and decided for an encore?

Sources:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuFNcTB0oP4
http://www.denverpost.com/television/ci_29905519/megyn-kelly-interview-donald-trump-fox-is-missed
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/08/10/megyn_kelly_blood_coming_out_of_her_wherever_comment_in_cnn_don_lemon_interview.html

Donald Trump Tells Businesses, Not Women, To “Go Fuck Themselves”

Donald Trump was pretty angry about the above new anti-Trump attack ad, one of the first of the general election, where women lip sync to misogynist statements that he has made in the past. Among several tweets he made yesterday about the ad, this one stands out:

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It is already pretty amazing that Trump is not defending himself about the horrible things he said about women, but then feels it necessary to correct the ad on who exactly he told to “go fuck themselves.” He says that it was directed towards China. Even that is not correct. Posted below is the video at a rally in New Hampshire where the offending offensive line is quoted from. It’s not directed at women, but it’s not directed at China, either. It’s directed at American businesses that move their operations overseas.

So Donald Trump tells American businesses to “go fuck themselves,” then is angry when that line is used in a attack ad about his disgusting views on women. He lies and tells the American people that it was actually a reference to China, which it is not.

Would it be more Presidential if it were directed at China, perhaps America’s most important trading partner? Do you want your President to tell anyone to “go fuck themselves?”

Sources:
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JekzM26TF3Q&feature=youtu.be
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MhkheHJvM
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pro-hillary-clinton-super-pac-attacks-donald-trump-in-first-general-election-ads/

Trump Claims Clinton Wants To Abolish Second Amendement

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In a speech in Washington state May 7th, Donald Trump made the audacious claim that Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away:

“Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said last Saturday. “Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away and she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.”

There seems to be no evidence that this is true. Clinton has stated that she would like to limited access to guns by “people we all agree shouldn’t have them — domestic abusers, violent felons, and dangerously mentally ill people,” but this statement falls far short of wanting to abolish the Second Amendment.

At a rally in South Carolina in February she elaborated, saying “I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners’ rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.” Doesn’t really sound like someone trying to “take your guns away,” unless you’re a felon or mentally ill.

Trump on the other hand seems to have a less nuanced stance on gun control, famously claiming that the Paris attacks “would have played out differently with the bullets flying in the other direction.”

While Trump and Clinton differ on the degree to which guns should be regulate in this country, to accuse Clinton of wanting to abolish the Second Amendment is patently false. Politifact could not find a single instance where Clinton wanted to ban all guns or promoted abolishing the Second Amendment, with the only caveat being a single statement in which she said that an idea like Australia’s compulsory automatic and semi-automatic gun buyback program was “worth looking into.” Hardly an endorsement of “taking your guns away.”

Sources:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/07/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-second-amendment/
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/may/11/donald-trump/donald-trump-falsely-claims-hillary-clinton-wants-/
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/25/hillary-clinton-makes-appeals-to-black-voters-in-south-carolina/

In Fayetteville, Trump vows to restore lost N.C. jobs

Trump Says His Tax Rate Is “None Of Your Business”

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The above photo from Twitter in 2015 is the closest that the public has gotten to a look at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s taxes. As WDTLAY has covered before, Donald Trump is continuing to refuse to release his tax returns. He doubled down on Friday when pressed about releasing his tax rate.

When asked to release his tax rate during an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Trump said, “It’s none of your business…You’ll see it when I release, but I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.”

Donald Trump was also asked whether or not the public has a right to see his tax returns he returned “I don’t think they do.”

Does the public have a right to know about the business dealing of a Presidential nominee? Every other Presidential candidate since Nixon seems to think so, as they have all released their tax returns. Richard Nixon released his tax returns in 1972 while he was under audit.

Sources:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/14/donald-trump-on-his-tax-rate-its-none-of-your-business.html

Wait, Did Donald Trump Impersonate His Own Publicist?

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In a very strange turn of events, it appears that Donald Trump may have acted as his own publicist under an alias, a “John Miller,” in a taped 1991 phone interview with People Magazine’s Sue Carswell.

Trump has vigorously denied that it is him on the tape, saying on the Today Show yesterday “this sounds like one of the scams, one of the many scams — doesn’t sound like me.” He was a little more overt later when he said “it was not me on the phone. And it doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that, and it was not me on the phone. And when was this? Twenty-five years ago?”

During an interview Friday with the Washington Post, Trump was asked about whether or not he employed a John Miller in the early 90s. After a few moments of silence the phone went dead and Trump would not return further calls from the Post. Not a smoking gun, but compelling circumstantial evidence.

Judge for yourself in the above audio from the Washington Post. It does sound a lot like Donald Trump, and he uses phrases that Trump often uses like “you know” and “frankly.” A talented impersonator could probably do it, but several people close to Trump at the time of the interview identified the voice as Trump’s.

In the saddest portion of the Washington Post article, in 1991 then girlfriend Marla Maples identified the voice on the tape as Trump’s: “Then Carswell played the tape for Maples, who confirmed it was Trump and burst into tears as she heard Miller deny that a ring Trump gave her implied any intent to marry her.”

Sources:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-alter-ego-barron/2016/05/12/02ac99ec-16fe-11e6-aa55-670cabef46e0_story.html
Donald Trump Denies Posing as His Own Publicist in 1991 Phone Call

Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren a Liar for Echoing His Own Statements

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Trump came out and called Elizabeth Warren a liar yesterday in a Twitter feud of growing intensity, when he said that she said he wanted to abolish the federal minimum wage. I did not capitalize that phrase as Mr. Trump did because capitalizing that phrase would be incorrect. Moving on.

Here is the tweet that Mr. Trump was referring to:

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Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandoski had a different story for a Virginia radio talk show host on Tuesday when he said “we should allow the states to decide how much it is,” he said. States can currently set their own wages, but they must follow the federal rate even if the state minimum is lower or nonexistent. It should be a state-based decision and I think there are some things, many things, where the federal government does not belong and this may be one of them.”

“It should be a state-based decision” is what Trump’s own campaign manager said less than 24 hours before Trump called a sitting Senator a liar.

Trump expressed a similar sentiment to his campaign manager on May 9, telling Meet The Press “I don’t know how people make it on $7.25 an hour. Now, with that being said, I would like to see an increase of some magnitude, but I’d rather leave it to the states. Let the states decide, because don’t forget, the states have to compete with each other…So I like the idea of let the states decide.” So he’s for an increase but wants to abolish the federal minimum wage? Sounds like Donald Trump is the liar here, not Elizabeth Warren.

Sources:
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
https://twitter.com/elizabethforma
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/may/11/trying-pin-down-what-donald-trump-thinks-about-abo/
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/05/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump-tweet
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/trump-campaign-manager-open-eliminating-federal-minimum-wage
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/05/binc-watch-donald-trump-has-now-changed-his-mind-minimum-wage-three-times-three-d
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-flips-minimum-wage-i-dont-know-how-people-make-it-725-hour

 

Donald Trump Still Refuses To Release Tax Returns

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Under continuing pressure from the GOP and especially Mitt Romney, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is still refusing to release his tax returns, stating that he is still “under routine audit.” He added in an interview with the AP that “there’s nothing to learn from them.”

In a 2015 interview Trump promised to release his tax returns as he “was very proud of his financials” and of course bragged of his “phenomenal net worth.”

Trump has refused to release his tax returns, saying that he is under audit, and will release them when the audit is over. CNN described it as “highly unlikely” that Trump will release the documents if he stands by this policy. Trump does not seem concerned as he told the AP “One, the voters don’t actually care about this, and two, there is no new information that would come out of the tax returns.”

For Trump to say that no information would come from them is ludicrous. There is a giant question mark about Trump’s income, tax rate, business practices and his donations to charities that we only have his word for right now. Seeing as how you’re reading a blog called “What Donald Trump Lied About Yesterday” there is some doubt as to the veracity of his word.

His tweet said that he would release them after the audit, not after the election. What if the audit takes until November? He is being audited back to 2009 and with hundreds of companies, shell companies, properties and investments it will be a very intense process, unlikely to wrap up before November. His taxes from 2008 and before are not under audit, yet Trump also refuses to release those as well.

The IRS has publicly stated that there is nothing keeping Trump from releasing his own tax documents.

Sources:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/11/politics/donald-trump-tax-returns/
http://www.hughhewitt.com/donald-trump-on-2016-and-trolling-the-gop/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/11/ap-interview-trump-says-hes-unlikely-to-release-tax-returns-before-election.html

Trump Claims Elizabeth Warren “Has Done Nothing”

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Donald Trump has coined another juvenile nicknamed for a political rival in “Goofy” Elizabeth Warren. The Senator from Massachusetts went on the offensive on Twitter this week as Trump again questioned her Native American heritage and painted her as Hillary Clinton’s “flunky.” Full disclosure, WDTLAY is based in Oklahoma, Warren’s home state.

So this was Trump’s shot today:
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“She has done nothing!” That seems like a fact that we can check. Since just April of 2013 Sen. Warren has sponsored 36 bills in the Senate. Here are a couple that she has sponsored just in 2016:

S. 2789: Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016
S. 2761: FAA Community Accountability Act of 2016
S. 2744: Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act
S. 2647: Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2016
S. 2624: National Biomedical Research Act
S. 2598: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act
S. 2578: Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016

If you want more information on these bills, or the others she has sponsored, check out GovTrack.us, a fascinating site worth your time.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is also a member of several committees:

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Member, Subcommittee on Energy
Member, Subcommittee on National Parks
Member, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
Senate Special Committee on Aging

She also has not missed a vote in the Senate since July of 2014, with an overall absentee rate of just 1.1%, well below the Senate average of 1.6%.

Time Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World in 2009, 2010 and 2015. Along with Sen. John McCain she has also introduced an update version of the Glass-Steagall Act, which could revolutionize the way the banking industry is regulated for th 21st Century.

Mr. Trump, you could pick on Sen. Mark Rubio for his absenteeism in the Senate, but if you want to call someone a “flunky” and a do-nothing, I would suggest someone other than Elizabeth Warren.
Sources:
Image: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump_us_572d4282e4b096e9f0919399
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/elizabeth_warren/412542
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren#Political_positions