This 9 January 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
“A Racist, Xenophobic Attack”: Immigrant Rights Activist Decries Trump Remarks About Southern Border
President Donald Trump addressed the nation Tuesday night in his first prime-time speech from the Oval Office. He urged Congress to approve $5.7 billion to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, … in a xenophobic speech riddled with falsehoods. We speak with Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, an immigrant rights group based in Chicago.
By Patrick Martin in the USA:
Trump’s “national emergency” threat and the danger of presidential dictatorship
10 January 2019
In the wake of President Trump’s nationally televised address Tuesday night, the political axis of the conflict over the border wall, which has led to the partial shutdown of the federal government, has clearly shifted. White House officials, including Trump himself, are openly threatening to declare a national emergency, under which Trump would assume quasi-dictatorial powers and use the US military to carry out his political objectives, including building the wall.
In any other country, such an assumption of unchecked power by the chief executive would be described as rule by decree or an outright coup d’état. But in the United States, the complacent media and the compliant “opposition” party make no warnings and offer no resistance. In their official response to Trump Tuesday night, neither House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nor Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said anything about the declaration of a national emergency, although Trump began hinting at it last week.
TRUMP STORMS OUT OF SHUTDOWN MEETING President Donald Trump said “bye bye” and walked out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to discuss the continuing government shutdown. Trump posted about the meeting on Twitter, calling it a “total waste of time.” [HuffPost]
WHITE HOUSE DESPERATE TO KEEP REPUBLICANS IN LINE The White House is trying to hold congressional Republicans in line as the partial shutdown drags on. There’s growing concern inside the GOP about the toll the shutdown is taking on everyday Americans, including disruptions in payments to farmers and trouble for home buyers seeking government-backed loans. [HuffPost]
ADVICE TO FURLOUGHED WORKERS: HAVE A GARAGE SALE The Coast Guard, the only branch of the military directly affected by the shutdown, is offering financial advice to its furloughed members: Find a babysitting gig or host a garage sale. [HuffPost]
The government shutdown is piling on the stress for expectant parents. Here’s how.
TRUMP EVANGELICAL: EVEN HEAVEN HAS A WALL An evangelical preacher is using the Bible to defend Trump’s demand to build a border wall ― suggesting that heaven definitely has a wall around it. [HuffPost]