It is a very sad time when truth is being trampled and compromised. Early on, as youngsters, we learned that truth is sacred and lying about anything was wrong and dishonest. It is stunning to realize that lying appears to be the norm.

There are individuals in positions of high standards who lie constantly, repetitiously and without giving the lies a second thought. In the event that a second thought may occur, he just tells another lie. Our children and grandchildren are witnessing an assault on the truth.

There have been men who have been charged with and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, which is a punishable felony. Most disturbing is the fact that the president lies at will and nothing legally happens. Even more perplexing is that the religious right turns a blind eye to the fact that God directed Moses to convey to the people that, “thou shalt not lie,” among other things. They, instead, make excuses as they support the consistent lies under the guise of conservatism, as judges who profess to be conservative are appointed. The word that they are supposed to uphold says plainly that they will be judged for their works. It is lugubrious that the death of Christ means so little to them.

There are also professed liberals that have allowed their political beliefs to attempt to change what is written. It is time that people from both sides who believe in truth and righteousness come together and say so. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he, Him; male and female created he, them.”

We must declare how we feel about anyone, no matter who they are, who tries to change the truth of God into a lie. Because of these shortcomings, our nation is seriously divided. Good men and women must stand up for truth, justice, and the authentic American way. It is time for the wall that separates good people on both sides to come down. It will be easy because it is made up of lies, deceit, discrimination and hatred. Love and honesty in the hands of good men and women can, and will, tear the wall down, brick by brick. We do not serve man, we serve He who strengthens us where we are weak, and builds us up where we are torn down.

It is understandable that individuals are happy about the economy in which President Obama turned around in the midst of racial obstruction. Though good, the economy should not take the place of civil rights, as it is being taken away from the majority of people. Case in point; I have been a Cowboy’s fan since 1960. I knew nothing about Jerry Jones; however, he has taken a proud institution and turned it into a mechanism for this corrupt administration. Communication is a strong arm. Intimidation is not communication. Professional football players are taxpaying men. King George III tried intimidation and it ultimately failed.

The Rev. James E. Daniels is founder and chairman of the Eagle’s Nest Community Organization and lives in Texas City.

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Thomas Dawson

AMEN!

Carlos Ponce

There are so many lies in your column Daniels. But saying Obama is responsible for the economic turnaround is a WHOPPER! But pat yourself on the head and believe what you want. Informed people know the truth.

Carlos Ponce

"The growth in the stock market during Trump’s first 100 days was the most under any president during that period since 1989–the first year of George H. W. Bush’s presidency. This boom–which has been coined the 'Trump Bump'–was likely driven by Trump’s promises to slash taxes and pass an infrastructure bill.
'No one ever knows why the stock market does what it does,' says Alan Blinder, an economics professor at Princeton University. 'But it’s not an unreasonable supposition that the election of Donald Trump had something to do with it. Maybe a lot to do with it.' ”
http://fortune.com/2017/07/20/donald-trump-economy-stock-market-jobs-reports-credit/
"Economists Say Trump, Not Obama, Responsible For Booming Economy"
https://thepoliticalinsider.com/trump-economy-obama/
But of course-
"The media will be more than obedient in pushing that storyline and thanking Obama."
Economists credit Trump for the excellent economy. Leftist media credits Obama.
THE Hill states: "Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy"
http://archive.is/pvowG#selection-1507.0-1507.59
In a 2012 article from US News and World Report: "Obama's Policies Have Not Turned the Economy Around"
https://www.usnews.com/debate-club/is-obama-turning-the-economy-around/obamas-policies-have-not-turned-the-economy-around

Paula Flinn

President Obama was responsible for the job creation and economic turnaround and recovery after the Bush Administration. President Trump should get credit also. Hope those tariffs don’t ruin it.

Carlos Ponce

Top economists disagree with that statement, Paula.

Gary Scoggin

Seven economists will give you ten different opinions.

Carlos Ponce

Not the reputable ones. Those who don't also said the Stock Market would crash with Trump's election:
"The stock market could crash if Donald Trump is elected president"
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-could-crash-if-donald-trump-is-elected-2016-10-31
"Wall Street's long-running view that Hillary Clinton would easily become the next president has been replaced by a new fear that Donald Trump could win, and it probably won't be a pretty picture for stocks if he does."
https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/02/this-is-what-could-happen-to-the-stock-market-if-donald-trump-wins.html
"A Huge Hedge Fund Says Stocks Will Crash if Donald Trump Wins"
http://fortune.com/2016/11/08/donald-trump-stocks-crash/
"Simon Johnson, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist, posited that Mr. Trump’s presidency would 'likely cause the stock market to crash and plunge the world into recession'.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/business/dealbook/what-happens-to-the-markets-if-donald-trump-wins.html
And these are the same "economists" who say the good economy is due to Obama, not Trump.
How's your 401K doing? [beam]
My 457b is going GREAT![beam][beam]

Carlos Ponce

Apparently Daniels has no earthly concept of what a "process crime" is.
The FBI asks a question then after hours and hours and hours of inquiry they rephrase the original question. If your response does not match up PRECISELY then you've LIED to the FBI. A process crime that has nothing to do with the alleged crime.

Steve Fouga

Here are some examples of "process crime:" Obstruction of justice. Perjury. Failure to report a felony. All felonies, punishable with prison time, a pretty big deal.

Carlos Ponce

WAPO reports Obama made 40 promises. He kept only 11, compromised on 12 but DID NOT KEEP 18. Would Daniels call him a LIAR??????
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/obama-promises/

Emile Pope

trump's up to 4000...

Carlos Ponce

That 4000 report is a LIE, Emile. Have you READ what they construe as a lie? Only an idiot would believe them.
From WAPO "He falsely claimed that Democrats colluded with the Russians, and the whole probe started with “a document that was paid for by the DNC [Democratic National Committee] and Hillary Clinton.".
That's TRUE, Emile!
New York Times: Oct. 25, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/us/politics/steele-dossier-trump-expained.html
"After Mr. Trump secured the nomination, Fusion GPS was hired on behalf of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign and the D.N.C. by their law firm, Perkins Coie, to compile research about Mr. Trump, his businesses and associates — including possible connections with Russia. It was at that point that Fusion GPS hired Mr. Steele, who has deep sourcing in Russia, to gather information."
Republicans gained opposition research initially on Trump BEFORE THE DEMOCRATS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR A DOSSIER. The Republicans had NOTHING to do with the dossier!
Timeline:
The Washington Free Beacon hires Fusion GPS to do opposition research on candidate Trump.
May 2016; Marco Rubio told Fusion GPS to drop the opposition research. No dossier was produced.
Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee.
Hillary's campaign and DNC hires Fusion GPS to continue opposition research. Fusion GPS then hires Christopher Steele to compile a dossier from his Russian contacts.
The FISA warrant is obtained using the FAKE Steele dossier to start their probe. What's left out of their request is that the dossier was bought and paid for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC.
In the light of day the "4000 lies" is nothing but a LIE!

Gary Miller

Emile. Disagreeing with the lying media is not itself lying. When, every time, Trump disagrees with a media story the media calls his disagreement a lie. Yes he has disagreed 4,000 times but the only lies were the media's.

Emile Pope

What you mean is that every time trump disagrees with the truth it's called a lie.

Carlos Ponce

Emile, remember what Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, "What is Truth?" No matter what Trump says, the Liberal media will call it a lie.When you carefully examine those alleged 4000 lies you will find TRUTH in a huge percentage of them but only if you are objective. Your mindset is not set that way. I feel sorry for you.

George Croix

"It is a very sad time when truth is being trampled and compromised.'

There might be a few who'd not recognize a subject matter expert on trampled truth and eat this up, but anyone paying attention knows Mr. Pot is calling Mr. Kettle black.....

Carlos Ponce

CNBC - June 1, 2018: "Black unemployment falls to the lowest level since 1972 - The unemployment rate for blacks fell to 5.9 percent in May, hitting the lowest level since the government started to record that data in 1972. May's decline in black unemployment also extended a streak that started in January.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/01/black-unemployment-falls-to-the-lowest-level-since-1972.html
and Daniel's is not happy?

Gary Miller

In latest poll! Black support for Trump has increased from 11% to 29%. Hispanic support for Trump is only up 11%.

Carlos Ponce

Back in 2015 you read articles like:
"Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump"
https://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/11/25/black-pastors-expected-to-endorse-donald-trump/
Countered by:
"Black pastors demand apology from Donald Trump"
https://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/donald-trump-black-pastors-meeting-216277
But now we get:
"Black pastor calls Trump more 'pro-black' than Obama"
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/2/black-pastor-calls-donald-trump-more-pro-black-bar/
and
"Trump May Be 'The Most Pro-Black President' We've Ever Seen, Says Pastor Who Claims Obama Didn't Make An Effort"
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-may-be-most-pro-black-president-weve-ever-seen-says-pastor-who-claims-1053648
and
"What makes a black Cleveland pastor back Donald Trump?"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-makes-a-black-cleveland-pastor-back-donald-trump/2016/07/17/adf6e2f2-4c6f-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html?utm_term=.1159d50ba91a
But in the Galveston County Daily News we get Daniels calling Trump a "liar".
Oh well, haters gotta hate.

Carlos Ponce

Daniels, President Trump gave native Galveston Jack Johnson a full pardon. Did that idea ever cross Obama's mind? No.
Donal Trump also commuted the sentence on great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson. She wrote in 2016: My daughter started a petition to Obama asking him to grant me clemency, and more than 100,000 people have signed it. It was a source of strength and hope for me -- a chance to be free.
Did Obama grant her clemency???? No. Obama denied her requests three times.

Gary Miller

Having compared Trump to CNN I find Trump lies, according to CNN, if he disagrees with CNN. Every time CNN lies and Trump mentions it CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC claims he lied. There is more truth in a Trump lie than in a CNN truth.

Carlos Ponce

That's an interesting take on things. The only time I watch CNN is through web searches where a video is shown. There is some truth in those CNN reports but mostly spin. But I have a BS filter called a BRAIN that I use. Do I find BS on FOX? Yes, but I employ the same filter. Much more BS on CNN but FOX in trying to be "fair and balanced" gives too much time to Liberal pundits. Some is countered, some is not.

Mike Meador

daniels......[offtopic][tongue_smile][thumbdown][tongue]

George Croix

Gainfully employed people tend to listen more to their paychecks than to over half a century of promises of better days if you just vote for Democrats.....

Gotta laugh that they're running on 'vote for us' and get increased employment, higher wages, and lower health care costs.
Uh...they had 8 years to do that, already.......
The first two have been provided by the new guy, and the third would have been had not one vote changed it's maverick mind at the last second as payback, and even then, then Orwellian 'individual mandate' has been repealed, so one is not taxed for not wanting the crappy Obamacare phony promises and high deductibles.....

Looks like a win/win/win here already, and is EXACTLY the opposite of what the Left was promising to do just 18 months ago - which was continue the Obama policies - Hillary ran on that - but, now, they have jumped on the bandwagon of success and claim they are playing the pipe organ.....

They're playing with something.....

Jarvis Buckley

Rev. James, I thought you was a union Rep. You should be a stand up comedian. White House correspondence Dinner looking for one next year to trash the whitehouse.

Kelly Naschke

I think you are reading my mind Jarvis. I was going to suggest that both the Rev and Emile should get a good agent that could get them on the late night circuit with the likes of Jimmy Kimmel... maybe even an appearance on the View? These guys act would be sure to be appreciated. The mind knumb audience that suck this manure that these guys spew is hungry for talent......and HERE they are.

Paula Flinn

Good article, Reverend Daniels. It is difficult to trust a liar. God wants us to tell the truth.

George Croix

Uh...well...about that liar thingy......
So soon we forget......[wink][whistling]

Jarvis Buckley

Paula loves the article from the unbiased Union rep. 😂

Carlos Ponce

" TEA action against La Marque ISD was illegal" By JAMES E. DANIELS May 21, 2016 - Illegal? That was a LIE!
" La Marque the sacrificial lamb in a wide-spread conspiracy" By THE REV. JAMES E. DANIELS Feb 18, 2016 - Conspiracy? Another Lie!
"We all have pledged to build positive relationships and to rebuild La Marque ISD. It will not be easy, but we will get it done." THE REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
Aug 8, 2013 - It did not get "done". La Marque ISD is no more.

Diane Turski

I consider this article as a timely reminder that WE need to be the honorable, truthful role models for our children to emulate. In addition to that, we can also take action to improve the quality of "role models" our children see in our current legislative bodies by voting the liars out in November!!!!

Carlos Ponce

"truthful role models for our children to emulate"
This from a partisan who condones the killing of over 60 million American children.

Diane Turski

Carlos, please stop making false assumptions about me and then using your false assumptions to spread ignorant lies about me. It's nauseating.

Carlos Ponce

Fact: Diane Turski supports Democratic candidates.
Fact: The Democratic party believes abortion is a right.
Fact: Most abortions are not because of the woman's health (2.8%), the health of the baby (3.3%) or as a result of rape or incest (1.3%).
Abortion terminates the lives of innocents.
Anything you care to dispute?????
Now if you don't believe in abortion why support a political party that does?
"The innocent and the just you shall not put to death, for I will not acquit the guilty. " Exodus 23:7

Gary Miller

Yes Diane more of you is nauseating.

Diane Turski

Carlos, Fact: Democrats support the right for women to make their own health decisions. Therefore Democrats support Pro-Choice. No one is "pro-abortion". That is your mislabel that you have applied to others because you don't seem to be able to discern the difference. And, Gary, back at you!

George Croix

Unless YOU are the one that ends up in the dumpster at the end of the day, then it's not just about your body, your health, your 'choice'.
You're not the one killing yourself for personal convenience.....
There's a good reason that the usual suspects scream and snort like gutshot hogs at the notion of requiring someone wanting an abortion to watch a video of the life stages of the baby.....
Puts a whole 'nother meaning to dumpster filler when you can SEE that what you're killing is not just 'a mass of biological material'.......

Carlos Ponce

"No one is 'pro-abortion'." Not true! The percentage of abortions performed for the mother's health, the child's viability, or because of rape or incest is extremely LOW. Look at the beliefs of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Definitely PRO-ABORTION. Margaret is no longer with us but her belief system lives on - unlike the over 60,000,000 babies killed.

George Croix

No one is pro-abortion??
What a joke!!!!
A serial killer has a better chance, imo, of getting elected as a Democrat than someone who is not in favor of abortion at will for any reason...whether a real medical need or just for convenience, or worst case the outright horrific, grisley murder called 'partial birth abortion' which should, imo, land 'mom' AND the 'doctor' in prison!!
It's THE litmus test for the Democrat Party....
Period.....as someone who was against it before he was for it would say...

Jarvis Buckley

Every politician that doesn't agree with Diane is a liar. Is that what you are saying.......just asking.
Please don't take offense .....

George Croix

Yeah, the 'resistance' is a top quality bunch of role models....

Like Jeff Dahmer telling anyone how soup should be made......[beam][beam][beam][beam]

John Cobarruvias

Trump had the largest inauguration crowd in history. Believe me.

Carlos Ponce

After the inauguration, Mr Spicer told reporters that Donald Trump drew “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”
Why do Liberal news sources ignore the phrase "and around the globe".
In the 21st Century you can watch the events in person, via television, via hand held devices from just about anywhere in the world. Liberal pundits are just counting those who were actually there in person - not what Sean Spicer said.
Think of the Lunar Landing on July 20, 1969. Did ONLY TWO people, Armstrong and Aldrin witness the moonwalk? Do you discount all those in the Manned Spacecraft Center in Texas who viewed it on their monitors? Do you ignore the millions who saw and heard it on television? Do you call those who saw it on television LIARS for claiming they saw the first men on the moon?
Note: there were more cellular devices with video capability in January 2017 than at any other point in history. Not all were tuned in but it would be honest to say the number was HUGE!

Jim Forsythe

This is what the President said. Not the same as what Sean Spicer said.
January 21, 2017 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's speech Saturday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his "running war with the media."
TRUMP: "I made a speech. I looked out. The field was — it looked like a million, a million and a half people."
The president went on to say that one network "said we drew 250,000 people. Now that's not bad. But it's a lie." He then claimed that were 250,000 right by the stage and the "rest of the, you know, 20-block area, all the way back to the Washington Monument was packed."
"So we caught them," said Trump. "And we caught them in a beauty. And I think they're going to pay a big price."
How many watched in the USA, on TV.
According to reports, 30.6 million total viewers tuned in for Donald Trump's ceremony.While 30.6 million total viewers is a sizable crowd, back in 2008, President Obama's first inauguration actually brought in 37.7 million total viewers. Ronald Reagan's inauguration was also extremely popular, with 41.8 million total viewers tuning in. While Trump didn't beat either of those inaugurations, reports indicate his was the fifth most-watched inauguration to air on television, beating out George W. Bush in 2001 and Bill Clinton in 1993.
What makes Ronald Reagan's viewership more amazing, is the USA had 231,765,782 people, compared to 325.98 Million when President Trump was elected. Ronald Reagan's viewership, is outstanding by percentage.

Carlos Ponce

No one really knows. They're all estimates. The numbers you cite are NIELSON RATINGS, ie TELEVISION.
"However, Trump's inauguration might have been seen by more viewers than either Obama or Reagan as Nielsen ratings do not account for online viewing"
https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-inauguration-ratings-how-many-people-watched-swearing-ceremony-president-slams-2479177
"These ratings don’t account for online streaming, which could give Trump’s numbers a big boost. Spicer stressed on Monday that when you add in mobile device livestreaming, like phones and tablets, Trump’s viewership may indeed be the highest.
Because livestream viewing has increased significantly since Obama’s inauguration, thanks to social media and other livestreaming options, it’s possible that these numbers could indeed give Trump’s total a big boost if compared to how many streamed Obama’s inauguration. But since overall livestream estimates aren’t available, it may not be possible to know the numbers 100 percent."
"....but if you add 16.9 million CNN online viewers to 30.6 million TV viewers for Trump, then his numbers are higher than Reagan’s 41.8."
Obama's CNN live streaming was higher at 25 million live streams - but that's just CNN.
"Tech Crunch says that Trump’s inauguration was “the largest, single live news event that … Akamai has ever hosted. According to Tech Crunch, Akamai’s numbers show that live video streaming during Trump’s speech peaked at 8.7 Tbps, surpassing the previous record of 7.5 Tbps during election day night. Meanwhile, streaming for Obama in 2009 peaked at 1.1 Tbps."
"There were also many livestream options not available to Obama back in 2009 that are available now, which certainly gave Trump a huge boost."
https://heavy.com/news/2017/01/how-many-people-watched-trump-inauguration-vs-obama-comparisons-tv-streaming-online-viewing-web-traffic-numbers-ratings/
As for crowd size, 250,000 is a lowball estimate. Homeland Security estimated the number was 900,000.
I started teaching in 1978. No principal insisted we watch Reagan's Inaugural, Nor George H. W. Bush, nor Bill Clinton, nor George W. Bush. But in 2008 the HISD principal insisted all classes show Obama's inaugural. I wasn't teaching in 2017 but heard viewing Trump's inaugural was not mandatory.

Jim Forsythe

What Trump was talking about was the people in DC that was at the event.
What you are talking about, is what Sean Spicer came up with to cover his boss.

As you are trying to include trichology that was not available in the past , it is not a fair comparison.
"Trump's inauguration might have been seen by more viewers", or not, no one will ever know.
The most people ever in DC for this event, was not for Trump.
With President Reagan having over 100,000,000 less potential viewers and still have larger numbers, is outstanding.
President Reagan's percentage of viewers, probably will never be broken.

This is what the President said. Not the same as what Sean Spicer said.
January 21, 2017 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's speech Saturday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his "running war with the media."
TRUMP: "I made a speech. I looked out. The field was — it looked like a million, a million and a half people."
The president went on to say that one network "said we drew 250,000 people. Now that's not bad. But it's a lie." He then claimed that were 250,000 right by the stage and the "rest of the, you know, 20-block area, all the way back to the Washington Monument was packed."
"So we caught them," said Trump. "And we caught them in a beauty. And I think they're going to pay a big price."
How many watched in the USA, on TV.

Carlos Ponce

"it is not a fair comparison." Boo hoo![crying]
And Homeland Security's low estimate was AT LEAST 900,000. A million, a million and a half given to Trump by the same agency was their high end estimate..
250,000? EXTREME LOWBALL estimate.

Jim Forsythe

Congress ordered the National Park Service to stop issuing crowd estimates after the agency gauged the crowd at the Million Man March in 1995 at about 400,000 people.

Carlos Ponce

But Homeland Security makes crowd estimates to determine how much security to use.

Jim Forsythe

Estimates not fact.

Carlos Ponce

"Estimates not fact."
So we agree. They really CANNOT call this a Trump lie. Since God has every hair on your head numbered, only GOD knows.

Jim Forsythe

"They really CANNOT call this a Trump lie" nor the truth.
Comparing phots from past events, it was not the largest attended in person.

Carlos Ponce

"it was not the largest attended in person'
Pre-inauguration estimate of at least 900,000 and a million to a million and a half on the day of the event are numbers Homeland Security gave him. In error?
No one really knows - except GOD.

Emile Pope

Garbage. More people in London protesting trump than at his inauguration. And is he still against chain migration? Guess he didn't get around to telling his in-laws...

Carlos Ponce

I bet you cannot prove your claim, Emile.

Jim Forsythe

President Trump has repeatedly and vehemently denounced what he calls “chain migration,” in which adult American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives.

Donald J. Trump
✔ @realDonaldTrump
CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!
6:03 PM - Nov 1, 2017

Asked if the Knavses had obtained citizenship through “chain migration,” their lawyer, Michael Wildes, said, “I suppose.”
The Knavses, both in their 70s, raised Mrs. Trump in Sevnica, a Slovenian town of around 4,500 people. There, Mr. Knavs was a traveling car salesman and belonged to the Communist Party. Mrs. Knavs had harvested onions on her family’s farm, then worked in a textile factory, and sewed her two daughters’ clothes.

According to news reports, Mrs. Trump entered the country in 2001 on a so-called Einstein visa for “individuals of extraordinary ability” as a model. She became a United States citizen in 2006.

Carlos Ponce

Leftist Snopes says the allegation his in-laws gained citizenship through "chain immigration" is "unproven".
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/melania-trump-parents-chain-migration-meme/
And let's say they did. What of it? Can a president, ANY PRESIDENT change the law so that his in-laws couldn't gain citizenship through chain immigration? The current law must be followed even if Trump disagrees with it. Only Congress can change it. The president can add his signature to the approved legislation.
How would this headline sit with you: "TRUMP BANS IN-LAWS FROM BECOMING CITIZENS BECAUSE HE DISAGREES WITH CHAIN IMMIGRATION!"? Trump is president, not dictator.

Jim Forsythe

"The Trump administration has, however, continually referred to the practice of issuing family reunification visas for parents, spouses or children as “chain migration.” Trump has called the practice a threat to national security despite the strict guidelines on which relatives are eligible, as well as annual caps on the amount of immigrants allowed to enter the country in this manner."
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/melania-trump-parents-chain-migration-meme/

If the President is truly against chain migration. and his family stills uses it, is he really against it or is it wrong only for others.
They are eligible for to become a citizen as other have done, without using chain migration.

Carlos Ponce

"If the President is truly against chain migration. and his family stills uses it, is he really against it or is it wrong only for others."
Trump doesn't like chain migration. But can he really STOP his in-laws from pursuing what is still LEGAL in this country? Could you, Jim Forsythe, control what your in-laws did?
"They are eligible for to become a citizen as other have done, without using chain migration." Which is possible. That's why SNOPES wrote the allegation was "unproven".

Jim Forsythe

"But can he really STOP his in-laws from pursuing" They can not sponsor there selves. They had to be sponsored to use chain migration, which is very unfair to our country, because the President said so. If can not control his own family, he is part of the problem.
Now it appears his wife Melania Trump helped her parents gain U.S. citizenship through this very process. The first lady sponsored her parents' green card application, a step in the process toward their becoming citizens.
Asked if the Knavses had obtained citizenship through “chain migration,” their lawyer, Michael Wildes, said, “I suppose.”
"They are eligible for to become a citizen as other have done, without using chain migration" If they had used the other ways , they would still be waiting.
During a weekly address, Feb. 10, 2018:
"My administration has identified three major priorities for creating a safe, modern, and lawful immigration system: fully securing the border, ending chain migration, and canceling the visa lottery. Chain migration is a disaster, and very unfair to our country
During a tax reform roundtable in West Virginia, April 5, 2018
"And chain migration -- think of that. So you come in, and now you can bring your family, and then you can bring your mother and your father. You can bring your grandmother.

Carlos Ponce

Can any man, even POTUS control the actions of his in-laws? NO!

Jim Forsythe

"Can any man, even POTUS control the actions of his in-laws" Not the actions of his in-laws, as they can not sponsor themselves.

George Croix

At least his in-laws are not living in the White House .....

Jim Forsythe

Just as the Obama's mother did, Trumps have the Grandparent's at the White House. and if not they are missing out being with Barron. This helps when the Parents must be away,maybe making it more normal for Barron.
"It was reported last year that Melania's parents would "become more familiar figures around the White House"—much the way Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson did when she moved into the presidential mansion—a White House spokeswoman said she could not confirm " They also regularly travel with the first family on Air Force One .

George Croix

If they move in rather than just visit, and thus go on our dimes, THEN there is an equivalency...until then, not so much.....[smile]

Carlos Ponce

The debate is still out on who sponsored whom or if anyone was sponsored at all.
Didn't you post "They are eligible for to become a citizen as other have done, without using chain migration" ?

Jim Forsythe

How much did it cost for Michelle's mother to stay at the White House? The first family is responsible for much of its own day to day living expenses including the costs added by any guests.
" At the end of each month, the president receives a bill for his food and incidental expenses. Nancy Reagan was famously taken aback by this practice when an usher presented her first bill in 1981, saying, "Nobody ever told us the president and his wife are charged for every meal, as well as incidentals like dry cleaning, toothpaste, and other toiletries."

When she moved in, Malia was about 10, and Sasha was about 7. Family valves includes making sure your family is taken care of. It was cheaper than hiring a staffer to watch the kids, when Barack and Michelle could not do so.
There have been extended family members of Presidents living at the White House in the past, the Bush daughters spent time there even after they were adults, and Carter's mother lived there for a while. Grant had his mom stay, Roosevelt quietly had the entire kinfolk living there and Truman's mom. Others have had family stay .A lot of people have there parents live with them. It is estimated that 3.6 million parents do in the USA.
Melania Trump and Barron staying in New York cost us more than Michelle mother staying at the White House. According to the police department, daily costs for the protection of Melania and Barron Trump run between $127,000 and $146,000 a day, just for the NYPD , add in all other cost , it was a lot. Why did she stay in NY, so Barron could finish school.




Jim Forsythe

Carlos this is what Melania Trump’s attorney said about the president.
"First lady Melania Trump’s immigration attorney is criticizing the president’s hostility toward “chain migration” — a process by which U.S. citizens or permanent residents can sponsor family members to come to the country — and said the attacks are “unconscionable.”
"The Knavses very likely came to the United States through family reunification, with their daughter sponsoring their green-card applications. Wildes confirmed as much during the interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront,” saying the first lady hired him “with the intentions of bringing her family here like everybody else would.”

Carlos Ponce

The bottom line is - NO ONE CARES! Why are Liberals making a big deal out of this? If they're working with a lawyer chances are they're working within the law. as it CURRENTLY stands.

John Cobarruvias

When you dont believe anything anyone says except for trump, then it isn't lying.

George Croix

Yeah, that inauguration crowd issue is TERRIBLE. What a way to start a political career.
Thank goodness the previous guy in office never said something like that. He just started his political career in a domestic terrorist's living room....

Perspective.....[beam][beam][beam][beam]

Jarvis Buckley

I expect in 2020 at our president Trumps inaugural address there will be millions cheering him on.✌️

George Croix

I dunno, Jarvis.
So many seem apalled at and 'resist' the idea of better jobs, more of them, generational or even all time low unemployment, manufacturing actually picking up in THIS country, dubios 'allies' and enemies alike on notice, not being taxed if we don't want what Government is sellling, and a host of other improvements from dumping idiotic regulations to actually opening up to drilling for more of the oil we cannot exist without.....
The 'resistance' platform is to reverse all that....
Who knows, maybe we'll be changing from the 'deplorables' to the 'unfixables'....
[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

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