So far, the Trump administration has repealed regulations at the rate of 16-1 (versus new ones introduced).
The Supreme Court is hearing the Travel Ban case, and the dirty little secret that the leftist media is concealing is the lower court decisions are all based on President Trump’s campaign rhetoric and the Judge’s opinion of it. In the meantime, the flow of “refugees” in to the US has abated mightily. Under the obama administration the refugees were overwhelmingly Muslim, suggesting a deliberate effort of Obama to introduce Islam in to America. The demographics of the countries of origin never supported the extremely unbalanced number of Muslims being forced in to the US.
Nine hundred and thirteen refugees were admitted to the United States during August, the first time the monthly intake has dropped below one thousand in 15 years, and the smallest number of monthly admissions since October 2002.
August’s arrivals followed a pattern evident since the start of the Trump administration – a declining proportion of Muslims in comparison to Christians and adherents of other faiths.
Of the 913 refugees admitted during the month, 551 (60.3 percent) were Christians, with the biggest groups including 185 Pentecostalists from Ukraine and 53 Baptists, also from Ukraine.
A significantly smaller group, 220 (24.1 percent) were Muslims, including 48 Sunnis from Iraq and 47 from Syria.
The remaining 142 (15.5 percent) were unaffiliated or from other religions, and included 43 Buddhists and 36 Hindus, mostly from Bhutan.
When you have homeless veterans, there should be no illegal immigration or refugees. We need to feed and employ our own people before bringing in more welfare recipients from other countries. Legal immigration based on real metrics (job, etc), fine.
The Consumer Federal Protection Bureau just got slammed for going rogue by the Trump Administration. Under Obama, they were enabled to process student loan complaints, mostly related to private universities and avoid congressional oversight.
The Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos also dealt with another grotesque overreach by the obama admin. The abuse of Title IX which put a male accused of Rape in a vice-grip without due process was gutted as well.
The “Dear Colleague” letter substantially lowered the burden of proof required for college administrators to determine whether an alleged rapist or sexual assaulter committed a heinous act. The preponderance of evidence is the standard of proof required for civil offenses to show that evidence is at least 50% more likely to have shown responsibility for an act.
One of the most fundamental aspects of criminal law is that prosecutors need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an alleged criminal both acted in an immoral manner and possessed the requisite mental intent to commit the crime. Both sexual assault and rape are considered serious criminal offenses and the criminal justice system requires that such a burden of proof is reached before determining whether he or she gets convicted of the crime. The “Dear Colleague” letter deliberately defies that fundamental requirement in the case of alleged sexual assault or rape.
DeVos’ decision to end the ability for college administrators to use preponderance of the evidence demonstrates a return to the evidentiary proof necessary in the real world to convict someone of sexual assault or rape.
Universities and Colleges will no longer be able to set up Kangaroo courts controlled by activists. Naturally the left went insane over this. I will not re-post some of the vile attacks against DeVos.
Finally, President Trump just restored another law that Obama gutted with executive edict. The requirement to work while on welfare has been restored.
The Obama administration effectively gutted the law’s requirements in July 2012 when it released a policy directive through the Department of Health and Human Services that allowed states to waive the TANF program’s work requirements.
To do this, the Obama administration claimed waiver authority that was illegal and antithetical to the purpose. President Barack Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services produced no historical evidence that Congress intended to grant waiver authority for the TANF work requirements.
Even if it had tried to do so, it would have come up empty.
The summary of the welfare reform law prepared by Congress shortly after its enactment was clear: “Waivers granted after the date of enactment may not override provisions of the TANF law that concern mandatory work requirements.”
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service was even more clear in 2001 when it stated that “there are no TANF waivers” for work requirements.
This will also have the effect of reducing the welfare rolls significantly.
As President Ronald Reagan eloquently put it:
Welfare needs a purpose: to provide for the needy, of course, but more than that, to salvage these, our fellow citizens, to make them self-sustaining and, as quickly as possible, independent of welfare.
We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.