I know. California is working on separation from the union because they know that's coming. Are we heading down the road to civil war?
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There is actually another topic about possibly heading down the road to civil war. I sure hope we aren't though. [By The Way], thanks to the last Civil War there is no right to secede… or at least it's darn near impossible.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Wednesday his country "Will not pay for any wall," despite the claims US President Donald Trump has made. But he did not cancel his trip planned for the United States next week.
"Mexico does not believe in walls. I've said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall," he said in a video statement posted to Twitter and translated by CNN from Spanish.
Peña Nieto said he would wait for a final report from his top officials who arrived in Washington Wednesday to meet with the Trump administration, and previous meeting with Mexican legislators, before deciding which steps he would take next. Ref. CNN.
Trump refugee ban blocks migrants from boarding planes, leads to detentions at U.S. Airports
Cairo airport officials say seven U.S.-bound migrants - six from Iraq and one from Yemen - were stopped Saturday from boarding an EgyptAir flight to New York's JFK airport, the Associated Press reported. In a separate incident, two Iraqi refugees arrived in the U.S. But were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport following President Trump's temporary ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. Ref. USAToday.
This ban is really strict! For example even if you have an existing green card it does not mean you automatically can reenter the country if you are not a citizen.
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Other countries have already started doing the same thing saying they are not going to let US citizens into their country. While I understand why this is being done the approach is really bad. People need some kind of clarification about things as they come about its too sudden. What is more worrisome is it will only make home bred extremists who are citizens to become more active in their terrorist acts.
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They've already had to back off trying to deport those that already are here or at the airport with valid visas / papers. This reminds me of WW II and the Japanese in America.
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