LOOP: Schumer says no to legislative fix on family separation

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
SCHUMER SLAMS DOOR ON CRUZ FIX  Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer rejected a plan by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, which if implemented would end the family separation problem by the end of the week. Before Trump’s zero tolerance policy, parents and children were kept together for 20 days and then released (together) from the facilities. A Heritage Foundation report noted that 95% of illegals did not show up for their court hearings. Schumer called on Trump to end the zero tolerance policy and return to the previous “catch and release” policy. READ
TRUMP TALKS IMMIGRATION  President Trump tells Congressional Republicans to pass either one of the two immigration bills before the House, and to solve the family separation problem. “He said he’s with us 1,000 percent,” said Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan. “He said we need to pass one of the two bills. He was agnostic about which one.”  READ
HEALTH CARE RULE RELEASED   A new Trump administration rule was finalized to make it easier for small businesses to insure their workers. The Labor Department estimates that these new association health plan will decrease premiums between $1,900 and $4,100 per year. READ
FBI SWAMP  FBI Agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building, his lawyer confirms. Strzok came under fire in the Justice Department investigation for texting his mistress (and fellow FBI agent) that they would “stop” Trump from being elected president. READ
DISRUPTING DINNER  Socialist protesters harassed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she ate dinner with her family last night in Washington, DC. WATCH
THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS FARCE  The United States made the right call by announcing it would leave the United Nations Human Rights Council, which routinely has human rights abusers sit on the council, and spends the majority of its time attacking Israel. READ
PLANNED PARENTHOOD COVER UP  On the latest Stephen Herreid Show, we talk with Alison Centofonte of Live Action about a groundbreaking new docuseries that exposes Planned Parenthood for covering up sex abuse.  READ
G.K. CHESTERTON… A SAINT?  Does G.K. Chesterton have the makings of a “saint?” Well, consider what the famous writer had to say about holiness: “It is the paradox of history that each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most.”  READ
CHRISTIANITY IN EUROPE  In Western Europe, Christians who don’t go to church outnumber those who do. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Anyone who is praised in the letters of six or seven saints undoubtedly must be of extraordinary character. Such a person was Paulinus of Nola, correspondent and friend of Saints Augustine, Jerome, Melania, Martin, Gregory the Great, and Ambrose. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.” (Ps 31:20)  READ
CULTURE   Wow. Actor Chris Pratt talked about God, prayer, and the human soul — at the MTV Awards!  Check this out…  WATCH
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  1. Rob Schroeder on

    This is the third consecutive day you have posted utterly false statistical claims regarding immigration. For the third straight day, rather than citing freely and publicly available government data, you have cited conservative sources, which have shockingly been wrong in each case. Why?
    According to the Department of Justice, in 2016, the number of immigration cases tried in absentia was 25%, not 95%. Whoops? The historical statistics are as follows:
    ’15: 28%
    ’14: 19%
    ’13: 15%
    ’12: 11%
    ’11: 11%
    ’10: 12%
    ’09: 11%
    ’08: 13%
    ’07: 16%
    ’06: 39%
    ’05: 39%
    ’04: 25%
    ’03: 22%
    ’02: 25%
    For the third straight time looking at the actual government data, we see that while there is a recent rise in failure to appear rates, this is not some “new and alarming trend,” and the data shows variance, rises and dips rather than consistent “surging rates.”
    https://www.justice.gov/eoir/statistical-year-book

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