Seth Meyers on Wednesday hit Donald Trump over his administration’s latest immigration police changes, at one point encouraging lawmakers to “stand up to Trump” and “take a cue from [him] and say, ‘blow me.’”
The Department of Homeland Security issued a new memo regarding the president’s immigration policy that drastically expanded the “priorities for removal” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and established a new office to assist victims of crimes by undocumented immigrants.
In his “Closer Look” segment Wednesday, the Late Night host railed into the president’s policy changes, as well as his perpetually-promised border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Watch the video below, via Twitter:
A CLOSER LOOK at Trump's wall and immigration policies https://t.co/u2x7wp4gpW
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 23, 2017
The disturbing Nazi-era history behind the Trump administration’s revival of the public charge clause
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas.
The primary mechanism that kept them out: the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause. Consular officials with the authority to issue visas denied them to everyone they deemed incapable of supporting themselves in the U.S.
It is not possible to say what happened to these refugees. Some immigrated to other countries that remained outside Germany’s grip, such as Great Britain. But many -— perhaps most -– were forced into hiding, imprisoned in concentration camps and ghettos, and deported to extermination centers.
Eric Garner’s daughter says firing Daniel Pantaleo ‘should have happened a long time ago’
Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who killed Eric Garner in 2014 by using an illegal chokehold, was fired Monday and stripped of his pension benefits. The decision came more than five years after Pantaleo held Garner, an unarmed African-American man, in a chokehold until he dropped to the ground. Before dying, he gasped “I can’t breathe” 11 times. Despite outcry from the family and community members, Pantaleo had remained on the police force on desk duty since the killing. Last month, on the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death, the Justice Department declined to charge Pantaleo with a crime despite calls by the Garner family and their supporters that the city punish him and other officers involved. Over the years, Garner’s case has helped drive the Black Lives Matter movement for police accountability. His family is continuing their fight for justice, calling on the New York City Police Department to fire the other officers involved in Garner’s death, and vowing to block any appeals made by Pantaleo’s attorney. We speak with Eric Garner’s youngest daughter, Emerald Garner.
Italy PM says to resign as crisis comes to a head
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition.
"I'm ending this government experience here... I will go to the president of the republic (Sergio Mattarella) to inform him of my resignation", after a Senate debate, Conte said after an almost hour-long speech to the chamber.
"It is irresponsible to initiate a government crisis," Conte said after Salvini began his efforts to bring down the government in the hope of snap elections he hoped would make him premier.