Daily Dispatch 11/12/18
November 12, 2018
In the Swamp:
What to expect between now and January:
Lame duck negotiations about border wall funding are unlikely to produce the results Trump wants. Republican Majority leaders in the House and Senate are $20 billion apart on how much funding they believe is realistic and Democrats aren’t likely to go for any of it, even when tied to a DACA fix.
Related: White House schism over immigration complicates Trump’s race to implement new immigration policies before Ryan hands the gavel to Pelosi.
Related: An explanation of Trump’s proposed “asylum ban,” which “raises the risk of summary deportation for thousands of asylum seekers.”
ICE confirms reporting to Congress a record high average daily population of 44,631 detainees.
In Case You Missed It:
From Cosmopolitan: “All 19 Black Women Running for Judge in a Texas Race Won Tuesday Night”
In the Courts:
Greyhound Lines becomes the target of lawsuits for allowing ICE agents to board buses and demand identification from passengers.
An interview with the lead attorney challenging USCIS’s new policy memo against international students.
Former CBP official pleads guilty to pretending to be a lawyer in order defraud immigrants.
On the Ground:
Seven-minute showers, MREs, no combat pay, electricity restrictions, and the approaching holidays are just some of the factors impacting morale among troops deployed to the US-Mexico border.
In the Streets:
Small Michigan caravan sets out from Ann Arbor, heading to El Paso to call attention to Trump’s policies.
Finally, a message from former Ambassador Mike McFaul:
To those media outlets who covered extensively the ” the invading caravan” before the election– sometimes on page one — but now have completely dropped reporting on this alleged national security threat, realize how badly Trump played you & don’t repeat.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) November 8, 2018
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