Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows the president to refuse visas to any country he deems “uncooperative”.
Even if President Trump can’t convince the courts to approve his extreme vetting executive order, he may have another tool at his disposal that would allow him to strip visas from some of the seven countries he’s trying to target, crackdown supporters say. A federal law says the government can stop issuing visas to countries that are deemed “uncooperative” because they refuse to take back their citizens when the U.S. tries to deport them. At least five of the seven countries Mr. Trump is targeting — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Sudan — are already on that list, according to new data obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute. All Mr. Trump would have to do is have his Homeland Security Department secretary issue an official notification about those countries, and the State Department would immediately halt visas, IRLA says.
(via: Red State Watcher)
Alex Jones crashes The Young Turks for a reasonable discussion!
Gerald Celente returns to USA Watch Dog with Greg Hunter to make his 2017 predictions. Gerald predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election, and has since been banned on the legacy corporate media (Gerald refers to CNN as the Cartoon News Network–chuckle!).
It is nice to see that he has calmed-down now that the election is over.
Dr. Gad Saad briefly discusses the root cause of the difficulties that many people (largely Millennials) are experiencing with the results of the 2016 US elections . . .
Do you think Donald Trump will deny press credentials to media outlets who were actively conspiring against his election campaign, according to WikiLeaks?
Wouldn’t it be funny if Trump’s press corp consists of Breitbart and InfoWars, instead of the New York Times and CNN? -Ed.
In what journalists fear may be a sign of things to come, Donald Trump ditched his press pool on Tuesday night, slipping out of Trump Tower to grab dinner with his family at the 21 Club.
The move represents a significant break with protocol. While Trump did not break any law, it is customary for the president and president-elect to be accompanied by a press pool at all times, just in case something happens. How do you think we know that George W. Bush was reading The Pet Goat on 9/11?
The Trump transition team told reporters that the president-elect would not be moving from Trump Tower for the rest of the evening. Less than two hours later, Trump and his family were seen driving away from the building in a motorcade.
The press might never have found out where he went had it not been for a journalist who just happened to be eating at the 21 Club when he arrived, much to her surprise — and reportedly to a standing ovation.
Full story: nymag.com
The Defcon Warning System, a private organisation which monitors world events and estimates the nuclear threat against America, is now at Level 5 – its lowest possible state.
Just weeks ago the warning was accelerated to Level 3 following increased tensions between US and Russia, with insiders fearing the West was creeping closer to nuclear war.
Level 3 means US troops could be mobilised in as little as 15 minutes.
Source: Daily Express.
Stefan delivers an excellent obituary and postmortem for the New York Times.