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Fri May 24, 2019, 08:35 PM

Trump to place Ken Cuccinelli at the head of the country's legal immigration system

Source: Washington Post

President Trump plans to install Ken Cuccinelli as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, placing the conservative activist and former Virginia attorney general at the head of the agency that runs the country’s legal immigration system, administration officials said Friday.

L. Francis Cissna, the agency’s current director, has told his staff that he will leave his post June 1.

The move extends the purge of senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, replacing Cissna, a Senate-confirmed agency head with deep expertise on immigration law, with Cuccinelli, a conservative firebrand disliked by senior GOP figures, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

McConnell has vowed to block Cuccinelli from getting confirmed for any position, blaming him for leading a 2014 effort defying McConnell that promoted insurgent candidates running against sitting Republican incumbents. And Cuccinelli signed a letter drafted by conservative activists two years ago calling on McConnell to step aside.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-to-place-ken-cuccinelli-at-the-head-of-the-countrys-legal-immigration-system/ar-AABRQuK?li=BBnbcA1



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Reply Trump to place Ken Cuccinelli at the head of the country's legal immigration system (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 24 OP
Wellstone ruled May 24 #1
The Liberal Lion May 24 #2
Mr.Bill May 24 #3
Phoenix61 May 24 #4
Mr.Bill May 24 #5
saidsimplesimon May 25 #6
no_hypocrisy May 25 #7
muriel_volestrangler May 25 #8
Ford_Prefect May 25 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:42 PM

1. Gym Jordan and Mark Meadows strike again.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:47 PM

2. And you thought HUD was a clusterfuck

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:09 PM

3. One phone call from Trump and McConnell

will get on his knees and blow Cuccinelli.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:50 PM

4. Sadly, I think you are right. nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:56 PM

5. All Trump would have to do is threaten to fire McConnell's wife.

Her family is making billions from her position, I'm sure. I actually think this explains McConnell's actions to this point. We never hear much about her, but she's been there since the beginning of the Trump administration.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:07 AM

6. Hiding in plain sight?

Without any oversight....Republicans, you are not doing your job. You took an oath. Your betrayal will have consequences.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:33 AM

7. Pissing contest

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 07:12 AM

8. WashPost just says "even more disliked by Democrats"; even Wikipedia spells it out better

Cuccinelli has been described as an immigration hard-liner.[135] He has supported President Trump's anti-immigration policies.[135] While in Virginia politics, Cuccinelli pushed legislation to force employees to speak English in the workplace.[135] He has sought to repeal birthright citizenship.[135] He sought to ban undocumented immigrants from attending Virginia colleges.[143]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Cuccinelli

If the guy in charge of "legal immigration" is someone trying to take citizenship away from people who currently have it (ie legally), that's a problem. If he's a "speak English, by law" idiot, that's a problem. The Washington Post, just calling him a "firebrand" and "known more recently for combative television appearances and enthusiasm for the president’s immigration proposals", is just praising him (unless you follow through and decide "anyone with enthusiasm for Trump's ideas is a dangerous idiot by definition" ).

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:41 AM

9. He's DOA in the Senate. Miller may want him but Mitch the Enforcer doesn't.

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