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Crisis At The Border, Shake-Up At Homeland Security, Trump Visits Texas, And More

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer also discuss Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen proposing a 1 percent sales tax increase to cut property taxes.

President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., Friday April 5, 2019.

President Donald Trump is tightening his grip on immigration by proposing big policy changes, including cutting aid to Central America and a more aggressive stance against people seeking asylum. How will the Administration respond after a federal judge blocked his asylum proposal earlier this week?

Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen at the Department of Homeland Security and the politics of immigration policy. 

National topics

  • 2020 Presidential roundup: Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders… and are we still waiting on Joe Biden?
  • Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors?
  • Tax Day is around the corner – but will we ever see the president’s taxes?
  • Trump cancels baseball deal with Cuba

Texas topics

  • President Trump visits Texas to announce executive orders to boost energy sector
  • Dennis Bonnen’s home menaced by pro-gun activist; Texas House Speaker abandons “constitutional carry” bill
  • Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen propose 1 percent sales tax increase to cut property taxes
  • Ted Cruz jinxes Texas Tech?

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