IMMIGRATION // President Trump made true on his campaign promise, and issued an order for the construction of a wall on the Southern border. “A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders,” President Trump said. Additional actions included: new public or private detention facilities, the hiring of 5,000 new border patrol agents and 10,000 immigration officers, and shutting off federal funds for cities that refuse to inform federal officials about undocumented immigrants in their custody. http://cvote.it/2k2FMY6
IMMIGRATION// Speaker Paul Ryan said that the Republicans in Congress would likely push a supplemental bill to pay for the wall, which could cost between $8 to $14 billion. http://cvote.it/2k2BrEp
IMMIGRATION // “Today President Donald Trump made several announcements which deeply concern me,” said USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. The Archbishop of Galveston-Houston suggested that a border wall might make immigrants more prey to smugglers and human traffickers. http://cvote.it/2k2pLkO
INTERROGATION // President Trump told ABC that he “absolutely” believes that waterboarding works, but that he will defer to his national security personnel on the matter. “I will rely on [CIA Director Mike] Pompeo and [Defense Secretrary James] Mattis and my group. And if they don’t want to do, that’s fine. If they do wanna do, then I will work toward that end. I want to do everything within the bounds of what you’re allowed to do legally.” http://cvote.it/2k2zxn7
DEMOCRATS // The Huffington Post has an interesting article about the major tension in the Democratic Party. Several Democratic Senators have voted to confirm members of President Trump’s Cabinet, but the liberal grassroots want them to fight. http://cvote.it/2k2IBsk
ENGLAND // British Prime Minister Theresa May to the United States: “We have the opportunity to lead together again.” http://cvote.it/2k2Jotc
CATHOLIC // Why a pro-abortion woman joined a group of religious sisters for West Coast Walk for Life. http://cvote.it/2k2ACeE
WORD OF THE DAY // Jacksonian – A 19th century political philosophy in the United States named after President Andrew Jackson that espoused greater democracy for the common man. President Donald Trump, who is often called Jacksonian, hung a portrait of President Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.
PRO-LIFE // White House on the March for Life: “We’re going to have a heavy Administration presence there.” Does the spokesman also hint that someone in addition to Kellyanne Conway might be attending? Watch the video: http://cvote.it/2klDgK6
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