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Old 05.04.2017, 14:36
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They're looking at Trump and deciding they're better off where they are.
Exactly.

They know they're not going to get pampered and recieve benefits that the American taxpayers have to pay for anymore!
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Old 05.04.2017, 14:38
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Exactly.

They know they're not going to get pampered and recieve benefits that the American taxpayers have to pay for anymore!
Which of course they never were before so irrelevant.
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Trump just keeps doing what he was voted in to do

Illegal immigration down 67 percent under Trump!

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Yes, all that work that Kelly's done in 2.5 months has certainly had a huge impact! The new wall, all those new border guards, the new electronic surveillance... oh wait. Nothing has been implemented yet.

So, there's no need for a multi-billion dollar wall after all. That's great news!
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Old 05.04.2017, 14:50
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Exactly.

They know they're not going to get pampered and recieve benefits that the American taxpayers have to pay for anymore!
Benefits for illegal immigrants!; you must be drinking something a lot stronger than koolaid
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Old 05.04.2017, 14:54
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Yes, all that work that Kelly's done in 2.5 months has certainly had a huge impact! The new wall, all those new border guards, the new electronic surveillance... oh wait. Nothing has been implemented yet.
Testifying to the committee in a first hearing Tuesday, former Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar said the percentage may be even higher than Mr. Trump teases. Compared with 2016, he said, apprehensions on the southwest border were down 67 percent through March.

Mr. Aguilar credits Mr. Trump, who has freed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to pursue illegal immigrants in the interior of the U.S. and vowed to tighten border controls.


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So, there's no need for a multi-billion dollar wall after all. That's great news!
Yes, under Trump there may be no need for the Wall due to his get tough approach! But probably better to play it safe though and build that Wall!
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Old 05.04.2017, 15:05
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Benefits for illegal immigrants!; you must be drinking something a lot stronger than koolaid
Whilst illegal immigrants are never eligible for food stamps although they may live in a "mixed eligibility" household that does receive them.

For instance, it’s not uncommon for undocumented parents to apply for assistance on behalf of their citizen children anchor babies)
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Whilst illegal immigrants are never eligible for food stamps although they may live in a "mixed eligibility" household that does receive them.

For instance, it’s not uncommon for undocumented parents to apply for assistance on behalf of their citizen children (anchor babies)
Citizen children are not illegal immigrants, they are citizens

So you agree illegal immigrants never got benefits unlike you posted
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Old 05.04.2017, 15:12
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Citizen children are not illegal immigrants, they are citizens

So you agree illegal immigrants never got benefits unlike you posted
Nope.

According to Politifact , pregnant women and nursing mothers could be eligible for certain benefits under the Women-Infants-Children (WIC) program , which provides food and nutrition vouchers to low-income families, if they have a child that was born in the U.S.
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Old 05.04.2017, 15:27
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This man knows how to lead

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North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So there's no need for a wall after all; it's enough to place huge Trump posters every 100m or so. Since this would play into his ego it's a classical win-win.

With that said, it may well be that potential immigrants simply entered early. Apprehensions of illegals October thru January were up by 120% compared to the previous period (here's the PDF in case it gets overwritten).
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Old 05.04.2017, 17:53
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With that said, it may well be that potential immigrants simply entered early. Apprehensions of illegals October thru January were up by 120% compared to the previous period (here's the PDF in case it gets overwritten).
Got in early whilst Obama the doormat was still calling the shots eh?

In any case Trump still has to build that wall!
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In any case Trump still has to build that wall!
Without the projected "savings" from the healthcare reform and/or the tax reform, building the wall would mean the U.S. taxpayers front-loading the bill. I have a hard time seeing the Republicans, let alone the Democrats in Congress, approving this significant spending increase. The Administration already went back on their statement "Mexico is going to pay for it" with "Well, the U.S. will front-load the cash, and recoup from Mexico later". Yeah, right.

The proposed healthcare reform already tanked, for the time being. As far as the tax reform, we shall see what the Administration ends up doing. I am genuinely curious to see what happens, and I have no idea how it will go. If I can venture a guess: the border adjustment tax, which supposedly would be the main source of revenues to counter-balance the cost of lowering the corporate tax rate, will be lobbied out by large U.S. importers.

There is an additional issue. The U.S. runs a sizable current trade deficit - e.g. its imports > exports. Assuming the lobbying doesn't work, unless the dollar rises by a significant, unrealistic magnitude (in the double-digits), companies hit by the border adjustment tax will just pass those costs on to...their customers (e.g. U.S. taxpayers). Companies won't stop importing all of a sudden, and (re)building local industrial capabilities to replace all goods previously imported would be costly and unrealistic. So you have uncertain long-term hypothetical "gains" (with a high probability of not being realized) and short-term pissed off taxpayers.
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Trump just keeps doing what he was voted in to do

Illegal immigration down 67 percent under Trump!

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Not quite...

"Compared with 2016, he said, apprehensions on the southwest border were down 67 percent through March."

If you stopped patrolling the area entirely, you'd get apprehensions down INFINITY PERCENT. He's wasting more money.
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There is an additional issue. The U.S. runs a sizable current trade deficit - e.g. its imports > exports. Assuming the lobbying doesn't work, unless the dollar rises by a significant, unrealistic magnitude (in the double-digits), companies hit by the border adjustment tax will just pass those costs on to...their customers (e.g. U.S. taxpayers). Companies won't stop importing all of a sudden, and (re)building local industrial capabilities to replace all goods previously imported would be costly and unrealistic. So you have uncertain long-term hypothetical "gains" (with a high probability of not being realized) and short-term pissed off taxpayers.
Didn't you hear? Trump's already managed to lower the trade defecit by almost 10% and he's increased exports to their highest level in more than two years!
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Didn't you hear? Trump's already managed to lower the trade defecit by almost 10% and he's increased exports to their highest level in more than two years!
Hardly "Trump", more like slow U.S. domestic demand and decreased U.S. consumer spending in the first 2 months of the year, coupled with stronger global growth increasing demand for exported American goods.

Except for Breitbart of course, which says that it's all because of the Trump administration without bothering to further explain (no comments there).
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

And Bannon's out of the security council.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...ole-in-shakeup
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And Bannon's out of the security council.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...ole-in-shakeup
Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg reporter) just tweeted:

Bannon's national security clearance was NOT stripped, I'm told. He still has the highest clearance.
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And Bannon's out of the security council.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...ole-in-shakeup
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Didn't you hear? Trump's already managed to lower the trade defecit by almost 10% and he's increased exports to their highest level in more than two years!
"Trade deficit almost 10% lower" compared with what?
Despite the claimed decline in February, the U.S. trade deficit is running 3.2% higher through the first two months of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump did say he will be the greatest jobs president!

Companies added 263,000 jobs for the month, ADP and Moody's Analytics said. That was well above the 185,000 expected from economists surveyed by Reuters and also better than the 245,000 reported for February.
The report comes amid hopes that President Donald Trump can deliver on his pro-growth agenda of lower taxes, less regulation and more infrastructure spending.

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