The ‘Donald Trump Act’ Just Passed The House By A Landslide, And Obama Doesn’t Like It One Bit

The House passed a bill Thursday which would punish cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration law.

H.R. 3009 passed easily in the lower chamber 241 to 179, The Hill reported. The bill would force local law enforcement agencies to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they have an illegal immigrant in custody; otherwise, certain federal law enforcement grants would be withheld.

“I think we can all agree that any state or locality must comply with the law—and they are required to coordinate and cooperate with the federal government,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who sponsored the legislation. “If an arrest is made, the federal government should be notified. The fact that San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities disagree with the politics of federal enforcement doesn’t mean they should receive a pass to subvert the law.”

“And if they do, there needs to be consequences—and the way we impose those consequences is by hitting them where it hurts. In the pocketbook,” Hunter added.

The bill was passed after 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered earlier this month, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who was deported from the U.S. multiple times and convicted of several felonies.

Hunter’s bill was voted on largely across party lines. Reps. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Bob Dold of Illinois, Dan Donovan and Peter King of New York, and Dave Reichert of Washington were the only GOP members of Congress to vote against the measure. Six Democrats voted for the bill: Reps. Ami Bera of California, Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Bill Keating of Massachusetts, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and Krysten Sinema of Arizona.

Opponents of the bill have tied it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who in a statement earlier this week labeled the proposal the “Donald Trump Act.” Pelosi went on to call the bill a “wildly partisan, misguided bill that second-guesses the decisions of police chiefs around the country about how to best ensure public safety.”

“Just a few weeks into his campaign and Donald Trump has a bill on the floor of the House. That is better than some of the senators he’s running against,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a fierce opponent of conservative immigration measures, told The Hill Thursday.

Meanwhile in the upper chamber, Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., introduced legislation comparable Tuesday to what has been passed in the House. The legislation, entitled the Protecting American Lives Act, goes a step further with language that includes a mandatory five-year prison sentence for any deported illegal immigrant who re-enters the U.S. illegally.

h/t: ABC News


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Police Just Revealed The Disturbing Banner Lafayette Shooter Once Flew- It Says A Lot…

John Russell Houser, the man implicated in Thursday’s shooting at a Louisiana movie theater, once hung a Nazi flag outside his bar. His behavior has been described as “erratic.”

Houser, 59, allegedly opened fire during a viewing of Trainwreck at The Grand theater in Lafayette, killing two and injuring several others before killing himself after spotting officers in the parking lot, CNN reported.

After his liquor license at his LaGrange, Ga., bar was revoked in 2001 for selling alcohol to minors multiple times, Houser, known at the time as Rusty Houser, had a white banner made for $120 which said “Welcome to LaGrange.” In the center of the banner was the swastika, the La Grange Daily News reported at the time. A local ordinance was written as such that the town could not make Houser remove it for at least four weeks. “The people who used it – the Nazis – they did what they damn well pleased,” Houser told the LaGrange Daily News.

Speaking to NBC News Friday, La Grange Police Chief Louis Dekmar described Houser as a man who was “erratic, angry, short-tempered.”

He was pretty frustrated with the police department and the judicial system generally, and his response was he had a Nazi flag attached to his building. If it wasn’t the size of a sheet, it was pretty close.

Western Journalism reporter Randy DeSoto detailed how Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, met with two teachers, Jena Meaux and Ali Martin, after the shooting:

At a press conference, Jindal said one of the teachers told him that her friend ‘literally jumped over her’ and ‘saved her life.” If her friend hadn’t done so, she believes ‘that bullet…would have hit her in the head.” Instead, she was struck in the leg.

‘Now both teachers ended up getting shot, but that second one, the one whose life was saved, even though she was shot, she had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm to help save other lives,’ Jindal added.

h/t: NBC News

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Watch: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Says THIS Trump Move Was ‘One Of The Best Things I’ve Ever Seen In My Life’

Even though he endorsed another candidate, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson commended Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for some of his recent actions.

The panel on Fox and Friends asked Robertson what he thought about his fellow Louisianan, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is currently seeking the GOP presidential nomination. “Great guy, Christian man, just a smart guy. And always there,” Robertson said. “I think we saw that through everything the state has been through, you know, Bobby shows up, he’s there and he wants to be with the people and hug their necks and hold their hands, and it didn’t surprise me at all to see that he was down in Lafayette.”

Robertson was referring to a shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., Thursday, which left two dead and 11 more injured. Jindal was in the city hours after the incident occurred. Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Robertson if he endorsed Jindal, who is currently lagging in the polls, for president. “I do, yeah, we talk a lot. I like what he stands for, where he’s at. I’ll be with him.” Robertson’s brother and sister-in-law, Jep and Jessica Robertson, endorsed Jindal last month.

Steve Doocy later asked Robertson if he had any thoughts on Trump and the headlines surrounding him. “It’s like the wild, wild west out there,” Robertson quipped. “I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying watching all the soundbites and how they’re getting after each other. I think Trump’s laying it out there. I think that’s definitely appealing to a lot of people.”

Robertson noted he disagreed with Trump’s remarks about Sen. John McCain’s service record. “But some of the other stuff he’s saying makes sense,” Robertson said. The Duck Commander CEO also lauded Trump for publicly releasing the personal cell phone number of fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “When [Trump] dropped the cell phone number, that was the best thing I had seen in my life,” Robertson said.

“That’s happened to me, so I was glad somebody else got it,” he continued. “But I think that’s what he’s doing, he’s calling out the, perhaps, the hypocrisy in some of this. Where some people are your friends one minute and then they’re not, so I like that part about where he said, ‘I thought you liked me last year, and now you don’t like me?’”

h/t: IJ Review

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NY Democrat Gets Arrested Protesting Iran Deal As He Drops The Hammer On Obama

A New York Democratic state legislator was taken away in handcuffs Thursday in front of the Manhattan office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., after leading a protest against the nuclear deal brokered between the U.S. and Iran.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after he and other protesters obstructed the entrance to Schumer’s office, the New York Observer reported. Hikind is Orthodox Jewish and represents a very religious district.

As he was arrested, the crowd was chanting: “Schumer, be a shomer!” Shomer is a Hebrew word meaning “guardian.”

“The situation with Iran, this agreement, is a threat not only to our allies in the Middle East but to this country as well,” Hikind said. “Anyone who trusts Iran is out of their mind. This deal is Swiss cheese, it’s Swiss cheese. The only question is whether they will have a nuclear, a nuclear bomb soon or a little later.”

We know he’s going to do the right thing, we know he’s not going to let, you know, this being minority leader or majority leader interfere with making the right decision. I feel it in my heart. He is the shomer. The shomer, he’s the protector. We’re just here to give a little extra encouragement to really make sure.

Hikind can be seen here on his Twitter feed protesting, being arrested and ultimately released from jail:

Hikind thanked the police after he was released:

Here are the details of the U.S. nuclear deal brokered with Iran, as initially reported by CNN:

The deal reduces the number of Iranian centrifuges by two-thirds. It places bans on enrichment at key facilities, and limits uranium research and development to the Natanz facility.

The deal caps uranium enrichment at 3.67 percent and limits the stockpile to 300 kg, all for 15 years.

Iran will be required to ship spent fuel out of the country forever, as well as allow inspectors from the [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspectors certain access in perpetuity. Heightened inspections, including tracking uranium mining and monitoring the production and storage of centrifuges, will last for up to 20 years.

The U.S. estimates that the new measures take Iran from being able to assemble its first bomb within 2-3 months, to at least one year from now.

A Schumer spokesman said Hikind was always welcome to the Senator’s office. “We spoke [Wednesday] with Assemblyman Hikind and let him know our door is always open for when he wants to have a conversation about this or any other issue,” spokesman Angelo Roefaro told the Observer. “Senator Schumer has read the agreement and is meeting with experts on both sides to get answers to the many questions he has.”

Hikind is known to break ranks with the Democrats, slamming the Obama administration on its relationship with Israel and even endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president in 2012.

h/t: Weasel Zippers

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Kenya Just Greeted Obama With 2 Words That’ll Have His Critics Freaking Out

Ahead of President Obama’s first trip to Kenya since taking office, there are signs that have been hung to greet him as if he were coming “home.” Obama is traveling to the African nation Friday.

One sign outside of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, which you can see below, simply reads, “Welcome Home President Obama,” with a photo of the president along with the Kenyan and American flags.

“The American President Barack Obama is lucky to have two homes. His first home is the United States and the second one is Kenya,” Dr. Chris Kirubi told allafrica.com last week. Kirubi is one of several businessmen who will be attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi beginning Saturday, where Obama will also be in attendance.

Barack Obama’s father is 100 percent Kenyan. For heaven sake, a child is known to be from where the father originated because the father is the anchor of the family. He can belong to the world, but his gene came from Kenya.

Obama last visited Kenya in 2006, while still a U.S. senator.

After the GES, the president will be heading to Ethiopia, where he will meet with the nation’s leaders and also visit the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Al-Jazeera reported. Obama is likely to discuss security, trade, democracy, poverty and human rights issues.

Elections in Ethiopia sounded alarm bells worldwide when the country’s authoritarian government, headed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, won all 547 seats in parliament last month, USA Today reported. The news outlet added the nation arrested so many political dissidents that 34 journalists fled the nation in the past year, more than any other country, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

h/t: Townhall

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