The Trump administration officially adopted new immigration enforcement policies yesterday that place all undocumented immigrants living in the US at risk of deportation.
The new policies were outlined in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memos leaked over the weekend. These memos were subjected to only minor changes before DHS Secretary John Kelly made them official on Monday.
The resilience of the US legal system is being tested in the first great and continuing confrontation between the Trump administration and his marshalled opponents. The battle is testing the Republic to its limits, pitting views of sovereign will and legality against each other with near unprecedented viciousness.
The wail on the part of the Trump administration is that of the prerogative power, the executive unshackled from the Promethean crag in the name of the people to combat threats actual and potential. Trump wants a revolution, and the establishment is dragging down his swirlingly confused efforts in protecting the US.
Today’s America is a mockery of it. Lady Liberty weeps now. So, let’s ship her back from whence she came, and maybe Europeans will like the symbolism of it. After all: we got it from Europe, just like we got the immigrants from there.
Donald Trump might not be able to get Mexicans to pay for his wall that the U.S. is building to keep Mexicans out, but would Europeans pay to receive back this symbolic statue, which France gave to an America that deserved it, but that no longer does?
Canada and the US need each other, share a 9,000km border and are major trading partners.
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an audience at a 2016 UN conference that he was a feminist, he probably didn't foresee launching a task force on working women with a world leader who bragged about grabbing women's genitals.
Yet that is the reality show Trudeau will be starring in today with US President Donald Trump.
Trump's daughter, Ivanka, helped organise the task force which will offer Trudeau, who appointed women to half of his cabinet positions, an opportunity to take the spotlight away from more contentious issues, like trade.
Photo: Donald Trump (R) and Justin Trudeau (on his R) introducing Ministers | Credit: pm.gc.ca
ROME – Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle!
Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been living in an Anglophone-dominated world. First there was Pax Britannica (from the beginning of the 19th century when Britain started building its colonial empire until the end of the Second World War, followed by the United States and Pax Americana with the building of the so-called West).