Required Reading – August 8

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Prince: Sessions Stands Strong In Defense Of Terminating DACA

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed a ruling Monday handed down from a U.S. district court, fully reinstating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Sessions blasted the decision in a statement, saying that the Obama administration ‘violated its duty to enforce our immigration laws by directing and implementing a categorical, multipronged non-enforcement immigration policy for a massive group of illegal aliens.’ He further stated that the executive branch is well within its right to rescind a policy that was established by an Obama-era executive order, and that it has a commitment to do so. […]  Sessions asserted that the White House will ‘aggressively defend’ its judgment to dissolve the DACA program, . . .”

Read more at Daily Caller.

Antle III: Trump faces big test as voters head to polls in Ohio, Michigan, and Kansas

“President Trump isn’t on the ballot Tuesday, but his sway with Republican voters will be put to the test in a series of races with major implications for the midterm elections”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

White House 8/6/2018:  Statement from the President on the Reimposition of United States Sanctions with Respect to Iran

“Today, the United States is taking action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (the “JCPOA”). These actions include reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector and on its trade in gold and precious metals, as well as sanctions related to the Iranian rial. These measures will take effect on August 7, 2018. All remaining United States nuclear-related sanctions will resume effective November 5, 2018. These include sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector, including petroleum-related transactions, as well as transactions by foreign financial institutions with the Central Bank of Iran. The United States is fully committed to enforcing all of our sanctions, and we will work closely with nations conducting business with Iran to ensure complete compliance. Individuals or entities that fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences. I am pleased that many international firms have already . . .”

Read more at the White House.

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