Encore of Revival: America, April 30, 2018

Immigration is at the top of everything—news, speeches, law enforcement…

Building contractors hoping to get the contract for the Trump wall should be very pleased with this caravan of immigrants just arriving at the border, as should the Republican Party. With the failing Russianewsgategate investigation from Mueller, this immigrant caravan has almost guaranteed a contrary-to-the-norm Republican pickup in the 2018 election. Trump even knows that he can threaten to shut down the government to build the wall just before an election.

The interesting part of this caravan—as well as other illegal immigrant crackdown new stories—is that the caravan may actually believe that their journey will have the reverse affect that it’s having. And, the news media also seems to think that reporting on illegal immigration crackdowns will make the public think that immigration is less of a problem. Perhaps the media and the marchers live in the same world. It makes sense since experience in one subculture can cause the reality of another subculture to become counterintuitive.

Trump says he relishes enthusiasm, ‘love’ at Michigan rally | AP

Trump threatens government shutdown in September if there’s no funding for wall | CNBC

The Central American Caravan That Angered Trump Has Reached The US Border | BuzzFeed

Supporters Climb Border Fence as Migrant Caravan Prepares to Cross Into U.S. to Seek Asylum | NBC San Diego

People ‘associated with’ Central American caravan have entered U.S. illegally, federal officials say | LA Times

Buses carrying Central American migrants roll to US border | AP

ICE busts 225 people during sweeping six-day raid in New York | NY Daily News

56 illegal immigrants found in south Laredo stash house | LMT

EXCLUSIVE: Comey Has Brought On Former U.S. Attorney Pat Fitzgerald As One Of His Lawyers | Talking Points Memo

Macron and Rouhani Agree to Try to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal | Bloomberg