November 16th, 2019

Речь Барра

Министр юстиции США Барр вчера выступил с исключительно важной речью по фундаментальным конституционным вопросам.

Не знаю, много ли пишут журналисты об этой речи, да и пишут ли вообще.

Так же не знаю, кто готовил эту речь, для него и вместе с ним.

Не со всеми тезисами. которые в ней содержатся, готов согласиться, причем с не согласен категорически - конкретно, о принципиальной пользительности президентской системы, прописанной в конституции. Мне об этом случалось писать в ключе идей Хуана Линца - в частности, о том, что президентская система, худо-бедно работающая в США, оказалась очень неэффективной и контрпродуктивной, будучи бездумно заимствована странами Латинской Америки и бывшего СССР.

Тем не менее, это очень интересный и содержательный документ, заслуживающий глубокого обдумывания.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-19th-annual-barbara-k-olson-memorial-lecture

Ситуация на границе США и Мексики - 2

Just a few weeks ago, I described how we experienced a significant decline in apprehensions in the last four months of the fiscal year 2019, with September at that point marking the lowest number of enforcement actions during the entire year. And that was a little over 52,000.

But I’m happy to report this month, the month of October, has continued with that trend, reaching a 14 percent decline compared to September, with just over 42,000 apprehensions, defying typical seasonal trends once again over the past seven years. And this represents an overall decrease of almost 70 percent since the peak in May of this year. This is a significant decline.

Let me put this in perspective real quick. By mid-year, CBP was detaining almost 20,000 detainees in custody. Now we average less than 3,500 daily. At the height of the crisis, CBP apprehensions exceeded 5,000 in a single day. Now we’re averaging just over 1,300. And we all but ended catch and release. Migrants can no longer expect to be allowed into the interior of the United States based on fraudulent asylum claims. And more importantly, we’re sending a message to their criminal organizations to stop exploiting these migrants and their profit-making schemes.

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To illustrated this further, we saw a shift in the demographics in this October. For the first time in nearly 18 months, Mexico was a country of origin for the majority of apprehensions and inadmissible aliens rather than from the Northern Triangle countries, with single adults surpassing families.


https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-acting-cbp-commissioner-mark-morgan-2