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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 05:02 PM

Trump Administration Won't Stop Lying About Terrorism and Immigration

Officials in the White House have been making increasingly false statements to justify President Donald Trump’s beloved border wall, including lying about terrorists coming across the United States border with Mexico.

On Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that last year, 4,000 individuals “that came across our southern border” were detained by Homeland Security for being known or suspected terrorists. And Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen repeated a similar statistic in a briefing with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, claiming that border officials captured 3,000 suspected terrorists and 17,000 criminals at the U.S.-Mexico border.

But these claims are blatantly false and misleading. And Pelosi said as much in the briefing, telling Nielsen, “I reject your facts,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

According to DHS’s own statistics, in fiscal year 2017, DHS detained 2,554 individuals on the terrorist watch list who were trying to enter the United States from all ports of entry across the globe, but only 335 of them were traveling by land. Most were encountered at airports. Plus, as Ned Price, who worked in the Obama administration’s National Security Counsel, told NBC News, most of those stops probably occurred because the person traveling matched a name on the terrorist watch list, but that does not mean the person was confirmed to be a terrorist.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-administration-terrorism-immigration-775387/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 05:04 PM

1. Everything is down

But white supremacy is all this piece of shit is running on (to run his con, by the way). Let's hope his giant orange ass is running out...

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 05:07 PM

2. Fear is a cornerstone of authoritarian regimes

They can't let up.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 05:25 PM

3. It is a NEW DAY!!!!

We have power to call "BULLSHIT!!!!"

As "Soon-to-be President" Pelosi said to an elf of the Liar-in-Chief, "I reject your facts."

Now comes word that The new Democratic head of the House Homeland Security Committee on Friday ripped Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for peddling “outright lies” about border security and called for an oversight hearing.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) made the accusation in a scathing letter to Nielsen following a private presentation to Congress in which she tried to promote President Donald Trump’s border wall by falsely claiming thousands of terrorists were apprehended at the southern border last year.

“Your border security presentation submitted to Congress today is yet another example of the misinformation and outright lies the Trump Administration has used to make the case for the President’s boondoggle border wall,” Thompson wrote, also referencing the ongoing partial government shutdown and the recent deaths of two children at the border.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kirstjen-nielsen-border_us_5c30523ee4b073352832ee7a

Yes, OVERSIGHT is a wonderful thing - something that can save democracy and the United States of America!

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