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04-30-2017 10:18 PM
Trump started his presidency with a nation strongly opposed to his immigration policy (upwards of 80% support a pathway to citizenship as opposed to deportation while exit polls showed that 54% of American voters opposed The Wall) but it remains to be seen if the Senate and House Republicans stick with their voting constituents which will in effect cause the respective members to oppose President Trump.
From the conservative Wall Street Journal, April 22-23, 2017, Border Lawmakers Balk Over Wall Request, by Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson, with Peter Nicholas contribution to article.
WASHINGTON--Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border said they support President Donald Trump's request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised wall...
In the Senate, none of the four Republican's representing border states have expressed support for the project as conceived by Mr. Trump.
The list of opponents includes Reps Steven Pearce (New Mexico ), Will Heard (Texas), and Martha McSally (Arizona ).
Trump lost some once safe districts in non border parts of Texas like the Pete Sessions (Dallas ) and John Culberson (Houston) seats.
Democratic opposition is unanimous in both houses of Congress.
Trump might shift his focus against trade as opposed to immigration. He has went all out this past week against South Korea and it wasn't only his desire to trash their recent and historic trade deal.
(he deployed the Thaad missile system against the wishes of South Korea ( in South Korea! ) and then added that THEY should pay for it, and that was alongside his threats to start a war between not only the United States and North Korea but one that would make South Korea an aggressor since we have thousands of our troops parked along the border lines on the South Korean side. God help the South Koreans if their May 9 election doesn't have the effect of bringing in a new President that doesn't have the backbone to kick out/remove our crazy and ever increasingly bellicose presence from their country )
Trump seems ready to rip up NAFTA
We recently called Canada a "bad neighbor" because they sell us low cost lumber.
I suppose that there will be anger at China for helping to make solar panels for so cheap that now most of the price of solar panel purchases could now be installation costs (nevermind that this means that most consumer dollars might now go to funding U. S. jobs when a panel is purchased and nevermind that the 30% lower panel prices means that thousands of consumer dollars can then be spent on other American provided services )
But what about this anti-immigration election card and specifically what do you think about the actual policy reality with regards to how much of the xenophobic idea actually ends up being translated into actual (llegislated and signed ) law?