Trump's new Executive order, Now what's next?

Trump's new Executive order, Now what's next?

This may be a small win, but we still have so so far to go

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On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to 'solve' the horrible issue of family separation at the border that the majority of the country has been against for weeks now. Although it comes with many regulations that might not be quite as obvious to the public.

This may be a step in the right direction, but our government has a lot of ground to cover if they want to make up for the horror they caused to these families and the rest of the nation watching.

This executive order keeps the component of the administrations "zero tolerance" policy, and could allow a federal judge to refuse to give the Trump administration the authority it needs to hold families in custody for more than 20 days which stands as the current limit due to a 1997 court order.

This new policy does nothing to address the 2,300 kids already separated from their parents because of the "zero tolerance policy" Trump has in place. It has been stated by federal officials that these children will not be immediately reunited with families and the parents will remain in federal custody until the immigration hearings.

Mr Brian Marriott spoke later Wednesday evening to clarify that "reunification is always the goal" and that "the agency is working towards that" for the children already separated. However, it was never specified who the children would be reunited with, leaving the possibility for them to be reunited with other family members or 'appropriate' sponsors.

This decision was made only days after Trump announced he couldn't change the separation of families through executive order, and that it could only be done through congressional action. However, he changed his mind after enormous amounts of political pressure from Democrats, activists, and even his wife and oldest daughter who told him the policy was wrong.

After stories of children being taken from their parents, audio of screaming kids being released, and the photos of the cage-like detention living conditions, there was enormous political uproar, leaving the Trump administration no choice but to attempt to fix the situation.

The four-page executive order states that the border officials will continue to prosecute everyone who crosses the border illegally, but will attempt to seek better living facilities to keep families together instead of separating them through the court trial.

However, the order leaves a lot of unanswered questions such as what will happen while the new facilities are being built, and what will be the conditions these families will be put in.

The White House is currently in a state of disagreement and disarray about the immigration issue, as there are two more votes happening next Thursday. This is a step in the right direction, but it's going to take a lot more to fix the immigration issue.

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39 Ariana Grande Lyrics If Your Instagram Captions Need A ‘Sweetener’

How am I supposed to pick from these?!

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'Sweetener' dropped on Friday, August 17th, marking another era of Ariana Grande's legacy. Need some help finding an Instagram caption? Here's a bunch that would work perfectly.

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1. Positivity and reassurance

"Unfollow fear and just say, 'You are blocked'" - get well soon

"Right now, I'm in a state of mind I wanna be in like all the time" - no tears left to cry

"Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'" - breathin

"I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up" - no tears left to cry

"The light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole" - the light is coming (ft. Nicki Minaj)

2. Motivation and success

"When you try to come for me, I keep on flourishing" - God is a woman

"It feels so good to be so young and have this fun and be successful" - successful

"Tonight, I'm a baller, babe" - successful

"And he sees the universe when I'm in company" - God is a woman

3. Being in love

"Sleep if you want, and wake up in love again" - blazed (ft. Pharrell Williams)

"Universe must have my back / Fell from the sky into my lap" - pete davidson

"I thought I was dreaming 'til my love came around" - blazed (ft. Pharrell Williams)

"Last night, boy, I met you / Yeah, when I was sleeping / You're such a dream to me" - R.E.M

"Seven billion is on the Earth / Could've been anywhere, but you're here with me" - blazed (ft. Pharrell Williams)

"You remind me of the time when things weren't so complicated / All I need is to see your face" - breathin

"Once I have you, I will never let you go" - blazed (ft. Pharrell Williams)

"One of these days you'll miss your train and come stay with me" - goodnight n go

"I thought you into me life, woah! Look at my mind" - pete davidson

"When life deals us cards / Makes everything taste like it's salt / Then you come through like the sweetener / Know how to bring the bitter taste to a halt" - sweetener

4. Flirty and sexy

"Once you tastin' my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave" - borderline (ft. Missy Elliott)

"You know where your hands should be" - goodnight n go

"My love will have you fall to your knees" - better off

"And if we're being honest I'd rather your body than half your heart" - better off

"It lingers when we're done" - God is a woman

5. Independence and self-reflection

"I'm better off without him / I'm better off being a wild one" - better off

"Just say goodnight and go" - goodnight n go

"Know better than to bark up my tree just for me to fall and leave" - better off

"My body's here on earth but I'm floating" - get well soon

6. Short but sweet captions

"Sips tea, and it's unsweet" - the light is coming (ft. Nicki Minaj)

"You can feel it, feel it" - get well soon

"What's your next months like? Tell me what ya up to" - R.E.M

"I felt like I knew you, so I just wanted to hug you" - R.E.M

"Oh, why'd you have to be so cute?" - goodnight n go

"We're on another mentality" - no tears left to cry

"You take my cares away" - breathin

"Baby, I just want you to be mine" - borderline (ft. Missy Elliott)

"You know I'm the wifey type" - borderline (ft. Missy Elliott)

"You keep me in your orbit" - better off

"I'm tryna turn two single people into a couple" - R.E.M

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Ilhan Omar Is at Best Foolhardy and at Worst, Yes, Anti-Semitic

Her latest statements seem to lack substance, motivation, or direction.

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I find the case of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to be a curious one.

Specifically, I am referring to the recent controversy over select comments of hers that have generated accusations of anti-Semitism. In all honesty, prior to doing research for this article, I was prepared to come to her defense.

When her comments consisted primarily of "Israeli hypnosis" and monied interest, I thought her wording poor, though not too egregiously deviated from that of most politicians in the current climate of bad behavior. After all, Israeli PACs surely do have a monied interest in the orientation of United States policy in the Middle East. Besides, if President Trump can hypothesize about killing someone in broad daylight and receive no official sanction, I don't see the need for the House of Representatives to hand down reprimand to Rep. Omar for simply saying that Israel may have dealt wrongly, regardless of the veracity of that position.

And yet, seemingly discontent that she had not drawn enough ire, Omar continued firing. She questioned the purported dual loyalty of those Americans who support the state of Israel, while also making claim that the beloved former President Obama is actually not all that different from the reviled current President Trump.

In short, the initial (mostly) innocuous statements about the United States' relation with Israel have been supplanted by increasingly bizarre (and unnecessary) postulations.

Those latest two controversies I find most egregious. Questioning the loyalty of an American citizen for espousing support for a heavily persecuted world religion and in defense of a refuge for practitioners of that self-same religion that has existed as an independent state since 1948, seems, in really no uncertain terms, anti-Semitic.

After all, is it not her own party that so adamantly supports persecuted Palestinians in the very same region? Is it not she and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (who is not without her own streak of anti-Semitic controversy) that have rejected challenges to their own loyalty in being ethnically Somali and Palestinian respectively? Is her claim not akin to the "racist" demands that Obama produce proof of his birth in the United States, and the more concrete racism that asserted he truly was not? And (if you care to reach back so far) can her statement not be equated to suggestions that President John F. Kennedy would be beholden to the Vatican as the first (and to date only) Catholic to hold the presidency?

From what I can discern amongst her commentary, in Omar's mind, the rules that apply to her framework on race, ethnicity, religion, and culture as sacred idols above reproach do not extend to her Jewish contemporaries.

Oh, and may I remind you that over 70% of Jewish Americans voted for Hilary Clinton in 2016.

And yet, beyond even this hypocrisy, is the strange disdain Omar suddenly seems to hold for Barack Obama. Even as a non-Democrat, while I can find reason for this, it is still largely perplexing.

To begin with, I recognize that Ilhan Omar is not your prototypical Democrat. She would scoff at being termed a moderate, and likely would do the same to being labeled a traditional liberal. While she doesn't identify as an outright democratic socialist, one would have to be totally clueless to avoid putting her in the company of those who do, such as Tlaib or Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

As such, she's bound to have some critical evaluations of President Obama, despite the lionizing that the Democratic establishment has and continues to engage in. Two points still stick out to me as obvious incongruities in her statement, however.

First, Obama and Trump are nothing alike. Again, this coming from someone who does not regularly support either, I can at least attempt to claim objectivity. While Obama might not have been faithful to all the demands of the far-left during his presidency, his position on the political spectrum was far from the extreme bent that Trump has ventured into.

Secondly, there is the style of the two men to consider. While Obama had his share of goofs and gaffes (I still think it somewhat juvenile that he often refused to say "radical Islamic terrorism" when referring to Islamist extremists) he pales in comparison to Trump. Every week Trump has his foot caught in a new bear trap. Obama is enormously tame in comparison.

And in addition to all of that, one must beg the question of Omar's timing. With Republicans emboldened by her controversies and House Democratic leadership attempting to soothe the masses, why would Omar strike out at what's largely a popular figure for those that support her most? There seemed no motivation for the commentary and no salient reasoning to back it up, save that Omar wanted to speak her mind.

Such tactlessness is something that'll get you politically killed.

I do not believe Barack Obama was a great president, but that's not entirely important. I don't live in Ilhan Omar's district; her constituents believe Obama was a great president, and that should at least factor into her considerations. Or maybe she did weigh the negative value of such backlash and decided it wouldn't matter? 2019 isn't an election year, after all. Yet, even if that's the case, what's to gain by pissing off your superiors when they're already pissed off at you?

You need to pick your battles wisely in order to win the war, and I'm highly doubtful Omar will win any wars by pitching scorched-earth tactics over such minute concerns.

Her attitude reminds me not only of that of some of her colleagues engaging obtusely and unwisely over subjects that could best be shrugged off (see the AOC media controversies), but also some of my own acquaintances. They believe not only in the myth of their own infallibility, but the opposition bogeyman conjured by their status in a minority or marginalized group. As the logic goes, "I'm a member of x group, and being so gives me the right to decimate anyone who has any inclination to stand against me in any capacity, tit for tat." So much for civility.

I initially came here to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar, and I still do hold to that in certain cases. The opposition to some of her positions is unwarranted. She is allotted the freedom of speech, as are all Americans.

And yet, in certain other cases she has conducted herself brashly, and, one could argue, anti-Semitically.

All I can say is that I am content living adjacent to Minneapolis, not in it. You'd be hard-pressed to find me advocating for leadership that makes manifest in such impolitic fashion.

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