DC Daily: New version of Trump's travel ban coming this week?

Posted at 8:22 AM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 13:35:42-05

On Wednesday, President Trump is scheduled to discuss the federal budget with his staff. Meanwhile, Vice President Pence will be in St. Louis to discuss job growth.

What's happening today:

Trump administration to revoke transgender bathroom guidelines
-- According to an Associated Press report, a government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.

The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required public schools to grant bathroom access even if student records differ or others are uncomfortable.

Revised travel ban could come this week
-- A new version of President Trump's executive order on immigration could be put into place this week, possibly as soon as Wednesday, according to a CNN report.

Trump's initial attempt to install a travel ban -- one of his fundamental campaign promises -- was a disaster, halting the administration's fast start in its tracks.

The release of a new travel ban this week would coincide with the Trump administration's plan -- unveiled Tuesday -- to step up the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

Trump's morning tweet(s):
-- Through his first month as president, Donald Trump has made it a part of his daily routine to go on Twitter to tweet thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics. Today's tweets:

Washington Post: 133 false or misleading claims by Trump in 33 days
-- An interactive tracker created by the Washington Post promises to track any false and misleading claims made by President Trump during the first 100 days of his presidency.

On Tuesday, the newspaper updated its tracker posted online and found that, according to its own analysis, Trump has made 133 false or misleading claims in the 33 days he has been in office.

Click here to check out the Washington Post's "100 days of Trump claims" tracker


Homeland Security lays out plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws
-- On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.

DHS officials say the policies mostly enforce existing law and won't lead to an immediate massive round-ups of undocumented immigrants.

Trump denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents around country
-- The president Tuesday called recent incidents of anti-Semitism in the U.S. "horrible."

"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful," Trump said Tuesday.

Riot breaks out in Sweden following Trump's comments
-- A riot in Stockholm, Sweden, is grabbing headlines after President Trump's critical comments about the Scandinavian nation. The unrest happened a few days after Trump claimed Sweden's immigration policy was causing issues in the country.

Sweden has taken in over 100,000 refugees since 2012. Its crime rate increased by about 7 percent over the same period. But U.S. officials say much of the increase is from computer-based fraud rather than violent crime.