All the Ways Trump Has Undone Obama’s Legacy After Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday was just the latest example of his efforts to undo his predecessor Barack Obama’s legacy, as he promised on the campaign trail. Related: Trump Boasts His Approval Rating Is ‘Above Obama’ Based on Poll That Consistently Favors Him During his speech announcing the move, Trump called Obama’s signature foreign policy accomplishment aimed at keeping Iran’s nuclear development program at bay, “a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” adding, that “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t…

Budget 2018: how the Government’s surplus plan locks in high immigration

Posted May 09, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: A Sydney train packed with commuters during industrial action by rail workers. 25 January 2018. (Twitter: @ariskinnas) Australia has been relying on one of the highest population growth rates in the developed world to maintain economic growth, and the Government’s latest budget is no exception. While the budget forecasts of 3 per cent economic growth over the next four years look plausible, they rely on the population continuing to increase almost 1.5 per cent per year. The Government doesn’t give that number in the…

Beware of Immigration Provisions in International Agreements

My colleague Nayla Rush recently wrote about the draft United Nations (UN) Global Compact on Refugees that is being considered by members of that body, including the United States. As Rush pointed out, although the U.S. withdrew from the companion Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, it has not yet done so with the Global Compact on Refugees, even though there are cogent reasons to do so before its formal consideration in September of this year. Nations should always be cautious about ceding their sovereign alternatives — especially…

Immigration Policy Under Trump, And Sean Astin On Mental Health (May 8, 2018) – Houston Public Media

Houston Matters begins at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We examine a new report on how immigration policy and enforcement have changed during the Trump administration. The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) conducted a year-long study in 15 jurisdictions, including Houston. Also this hour: Craig Cohen talks with actor Sean Astin about mental health and how the terminology we often use can harm those effected. The actor from films like Goonies, Rudy, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy — and more recently the Netflix series…

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Mike DeWine Co-Sponsored DREAM Act Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens

Brooke LaValley/The Columbus Dispatch via AP by John Binder7 May 2018North Canton, OH0 7 May, 20187 May, 2018 NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The leading gubernatorial candidate in the Ohio governor’s race, Attorney General Mike DeWine previously co-sponsored the DREAM Act, an amnesty that would have legalized millions of illegal aliens. During his tenure in Congress, DeWine — who is now attempting to align himself with President Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda — not only voted for the expansive DREAM Act amnesty in 2003 but co-sponsored the bill. Experts with the Center…