They say “Politics makes strange bedfellows,” and none stranger than a Texas imam who is siding with Donald Trump — on the presidential candidate’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigration into the United States.
A liberal Hispanic group founded by Democrats and a labor activist who is an honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America have launched campaigns to dissuade Hispanic voters from supporting either of the two Hispanic candidates for the Republican presidential nomination — Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission filed a suit in the U.S. District Court in Dallas on December 2 asking for an immediate restraining order and a hearing by December 9 to petition for an injunction that would prevent resettlement of Syrian refugees within Texas.
Speaking on the Senate floor on November 19, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) strongly condemned President Obama’s request for funding for refugee resettlement, basing his opposition on both economic and security threats found in the president’s plan.
FBI Director James Comey and Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson have both expressed concerns about the American SAFE Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038) introduced by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Republican Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas).