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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:59 AM

Digging a bigger and bigger hole

By Maria Sacchetti and Michael E. Miller
January 25 at 4:10 PM

Mario Guerrero raced up the slick sidewalk to the Arlington immigration court on Thursday. Everyone had told him his deportation hearing was canceled, but he couldn’t believe it.

Neither could Ariel Lopez, 44, who stuffed his immigration papers in a plastic bag and hopped on a bus to get there. Or a 71-year-old woman from Guatemala, who drove from Richmond with her daughter, and would not give her name.

They arrived at a towering office building on South Bell Street to find a skeleton staff — just four judges instead of about 15 — and a court that had shrunk from three floors to one. The only hearings were via television for immigrants in detention centers. Signs taped to the walls said the rest would be rescheduled when the shutdown ended ...

The country’s longest-ever government shutdown, launched by President Trump in the name of border security, ended Friday — at least temporarily. But the damage to the administration’s immigration enforcement efforts will likely last for years ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/digging-a-bigger-and-bigger-hole-shutdown-stalls-trumps-deportation-efforts/2019/01/25/0f30c6fa-1f59-11e9-9145-3f74070bbdb9_story.html

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Turbineguy Jan 26 #1
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 06:41 AM

1. I think most of us would be in trouble

taking on the job of President of the U.S. without any relevant experience to fall back on. But Trump adds a whole new dimension of incompetence.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 06:44 AM

2. Mere mortals often seek the help of other people with relevant experience

But not The Don!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 06:45 AM

3. Precisely.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 07:51 AM

4. But not everybody

is fortunate enough to have the "biggest mind" like IQ45!

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