Is it a matter of “fake news,” or is it the truth..?
President Trump is coming off the first big legislative defeat of his presidency, and now he’s got the poll numbers to prove it.
Now let’s be grown-ups here – is this stopped vote — knowing that the bill needed work, so rather than to lose a reform bill which the nation had high hopes in they simply went back to Committee to further work the bill only to make it better. Nonetheless, is this the president’s fault? Or simply an errant job as performed by the House of Representatives? It is a good and quite fair question for the separation of powers and accountability for who is responsible for bills to pass?
The newest Gallup daily tracking poll — the first survey released since the doomed Republican health-care bill was pulled Friday — shows Trump’s approval rating falling to 36 percent. That’s both the lowest of his presidency and lower than President Barack Obama’s approval rating ever sank in eight years of Gallup’s tracking poll.
Those are hardly unprecedented numbers, of course. As Gallup notes, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and both George Bushes all spent time at 35 percent or below in its polling.
I believe a grown-up person who wants the nation’s capital to function of how it was originally planned or what I refer to as “Revitalizing America” are still caught up in the Democrat party apparatus.
Now on to Sanctuary Cities:
On March 20, the Department of Homeland Security began publishing a weekly report of noncitizens released from local custody after facing criminal charges. The reports are required under President Trump’s executive order cracking down on cities, counties, and states that adopted such “sanctuary” policies.
Opponents of sanctuary jurisdictions say local and state officials should turn such individuals over to federal immigration officials to figure out whether they should be deported, and cite a poll to say that 80 percent of Americans don’t support sanctuary cities. That seemed quite high, so we looked into this figure.
There’s no official definition of “sanctuary.” It generally refers to rules restricting state and local governments from alerting federal authorities about people who may be in the country illegally. Immigration enforcement is a federal responsibility, and state and local law enforcement can decide how much they want to cooperate with the federal government for immigration enforcement.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can issue an “immigration detainer,” which is a request to be notified when a noncitizen is being released at state or local levels. It’s voluntary for these agencies to comply with an ICE detainer. If they comply, they hold noncitizens for up to 48 hours beyond the time they otherwise would have been released. ICE can take custody and figure out whether the inmate should be deported. If ICE doesn’t take action during that 48-hour window, the local or state agency is required to release them.
This widely cited figure comes from a February 2017 national poll of 2,148 registered voters by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll.
The poll’s question about sanctuary cities reads: “Should cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes be required to turn them over to immigration authorities?” Eighty percent of people responded “yes.” Any other information that comes to the polls such as detainer, crimes, and arrests should not be counted or disqualified from the survey.