These are the stories I am watching for July 16.
1-New crackdown on asylum seekers goes into effect today
The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way. The new rule, published in the Federal Register, is expected to go into effect Tuesday. It would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.
DML: Every bit helps, but this is like trying to get alimony from a spouse. All you need is a good lawyer. If they continue to come, and continue to cross the border, we will still have to deal with them.
2-House to vote on resolution condemning Trump for comments
A clear line has been drawn in the sand between President Trump and the squad of progressive freshman lawmakers who have emerged as the loudest voices in the Democratic Party — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. The president on Monday forcefully stood by his call for the congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from and “come back and show us how it’s done,” rather than criticize the Trump administration. He has demanded they “apologize” for apparent anti-American “hate.” In response, the squad has referred to Trump as a racist “occupant” of the White House who needs to be impeached.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had had a very public rift with the quartet of Democratic lawmakers, announced Monday that the House would vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s latest comments. The resolution “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments” and says they “have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said his party would also try to force a vote in the GOP-controlled chamber. Meanwhile, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., was seeking extra protection for members of Congress on Monday after Trump’s tweets and remarks, Fox News has learned exclusively.
DML: I want Trump to make these sorta comments every single day. We need to rid of these 4 radicals — they have no place in Congress.
3-Hispanics in houses mucho.
Hispanics are experiencing the largest homeownership gains of any ethnic group in the U.S. The homeownership rate for Hispanics has increased more during the past several years than any race or ethnic group, including whites. The rate, which hit a 50-year low in 2015, has risen 3.3 percentage points since then, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
DML: So much for that so called white privilege.
4-Beto bombs in brining in the bucks.
Beto O’Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, joining a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run.
DML: Maybe he should try fundraising in Mexico?
5-Lots of people wanting to feel great again.
DML PURE debuted on Sunday evening at DMLCBD.com In less than 24-hours a month worth of inventory was sold out. People now in line for the next batch not to miss out.