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by Cellblock2429 at Nov 2, 2018
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Migrants traveling to US sue Trump, government; claim violation of constitutional rights

A dozen migrants traveling by foot from Honduras to the U.S. to seek asylum filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others, claiming a violation of their due process under the Fifth Amendment.

The Fifth Amendment states that, "no person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

A recent PBS report cited former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who ruled in 1993 case that "it is well established that the Fifth Amendment entitles aliens to due process of law in a deportation proceeding."

Twelve Honduran nationals, including six children, are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The suit, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., said it is widely known that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are “undergoing a well-documented human rights crisis.” The lawsuit also claims that the plaintiffs’ right to the Administrative Procedures Act and the Declaratory Judgement Act were being infringed upon.
by william the wie at Nov 2, 2018
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The big debate is just starting as the talking heads try to figure out how positive it really is with the shortage of skilled workers. 250K new jobs but it sounds like the labor shortage is getting bad.
by BuckToothMoron at Nov 2, 2018
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The trade war between the world’s two biggest economies could be drawing to a close after Donald Trump reportedly asked his Cabinet to start drafting potential terms for a trade deal between the U.S. and China.

Trump Asks Cabinet to Draft Potential China Trade Deal, Says Report

Or does he? I don’t believe Trump thinks the Chicoms are ready to change their trade practices, but with the stock market way down heading into the middies, he wants good news to lift the market to help the Republicans going into the election. It’s a gambit with likely little downsize, and it’s typical Trump.
by Oddball at Oct 31, 2018
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The plot thickens, less that one week from the election day.

Libertarian pulls from Senate race, endorses Rosendale