Trump’s Border Wall Is an Expensive, Ineffective Application of Eminent Domain

Center for American Progress | April 25, 2019

The Trump administration has made building a wall along the southwest border a cornerstone of its overall agenda. The proposed wall has generated intense debate, and Congress even while under unified Republican control has repeatedly refused to appropriate the amount of money demanded by President Donald Trump to fund the project. At the end of 2018, the standoff resulted in the longest government shutdown in American history. As President Trump continues to blatantly misappropriate government funds including $3.6 billion in money allocated for military construction to build the wall, he has ignored an equally important element: land. Building the wall will require seizure of thousands of acres of privately owned land along the border. Existing laws, namely the Fifth Amendment and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996, allow the government to seize land for public use specifically, the IIRIRA allows the government to construct border fencing.

Spotlight

With a crowded field of 17 presidential candidates, candidates raised big numbers for the first quarter of 2019. Incumbent president Donald Trump declared $30.3 million in his fundraising arsenal in this quarter alone. By comparison, Bernie Sanders was able to score over $20 million recipets, while Elizabeth Warren hit close to $16.5 million right out of the gates in 2019. On the other end of the spectrum Wayne Messam, mayor of a mid-sized city in Florida, only raised around $84,000 dollars. Julián Castro, Obama’s former secretary of Housing, raised just over a million dollars, while Marianne Williamson, Opera’s spiritual advisor, put up $1.5 million.

Spotlight

With a crowded field of 17 presidential candidates, candidates raised big numbers for the first quarter of 2019. Incumbent president Donald Trump declared $30.3 million in his fundraising arsenal in this quarter alone. By comparison, Bernie Sanders was able to score over $20 million recipets, while Elizabeth Warren hit close to $16.5 million right out of the gates in 2019. On the other end of the spectrum Wayne Messam, mayor of a mid-sized city in Florida, only raised around $84,000 dollars. Julián Castro, Obama’s former secretary of Housing, raised just over a million dollars, while Marianne Williamson, Opera’s spiritual advisor, put up $1.5 million.

Related News

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Infinidat Announces immixGroup as Distributor for U.S. Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Infinidat | December 08, 2020

Infinidat, the market's leading provider of multi-petabyte information storage arrangements, today declared that it has consented to an arrangement to disclose immixGroup its sector distributor, making huge new open doors for value-added resellers (VARs) to develop their business by selling Infinidat's demonstrated storage arrangements into the public authority market. Under the particulars of the agreement, immixGroup will add Infinidat's storage stage and administrations to its U.S.- based bureaucratic, state and neighborhood government buying vehicles. This relationship makes accessible to government offices Infinidat's inventive securing model with versatile evaluating and adaptable alternatives, giving VARS a convincing value suggestion to enter and extend in the public authority market. “As government agencies accelerate digital transformation, we are empowering our partners to build services and solutions on our proven, state-of-the-art platform to help government agencies reduce the risk, cost and complexity of their most important asset, their data,” said Mitch Diodato, Channel Sales Director at Infinidat “By forming a relationship with a leading distributor and broadening access through immixGroup’s contract purchasing vehicles, we’re providing differentiated storage solutions that are otherwise unavailable to government agencies and partners through legacy enterprise storage providers.” With the expansion of Infinidat's foundation and administrations, immixGroup gains another appropriation relationship that gives market-leading storage arrangements. The resellers who are as of now lined up with immixGroup and are supporting government organizations presently approach Infinidat's answers and demonstrated client care and administrations. This makes it simpler for government organizations to secure demonstrated venture storage arrangements from Infinidat, which has had achievement in the business market for almost 10 years. immixGroup, an Arrow Electronics organization, is a value-added distributor that helps innovation organizations work with the public authority. immixGroup empowers IT makers and arrangement providers to develop their public sector business and quicken the business cycle. Government offices trust immixGroup to give dependable admittance to a wide scope of big business programming and equipment items through their favored agreements and colleagues. Infinidat's recently shaped relationship with immixGroup is an expansion of its current relationship with Arrow Electronics. About Infinidat Infinidat helps enterprises and service providers empower their data-driven competitive advantage at scale. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture delivers sub-millisecond latency, 100% availability, and scalability with a significantly lower total cost of ownership than competing storage technologies. The company was founded by storage industry pioneer, Moshe Yanai, in 2011 and has shipped over 6.6EB worldwide to date.

Read More

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Accela Recognizes Leading Global Government Innovators at Annual Accelarate Conference

Accela | October 08, 2021

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for government, announced the winners of its Trendsetter Awards at its annual conference, Accelarate, this week. The virtual conference provided a space for the event's more than 1,800 attendees to engage and learn from state and local government leaders, product experts, and industry changemakers on how cutting-edge cloud solutions can help to solve today's most pressing civic problems. The theme of this year's conference, which ran from October 4-6, was "Our Path Forward," focusing on the way cities, states, and counties anticipate and meet challenges head-on to create better agency and constituent outcomes. From implementing new digital processes that allow for planning proposals and permit applications to be submitted online, to digitally transforming inspection processes to protect the public health and safety of citizens, to leveraging data for better community outcomes, the award winners demonstrate how state and local government agencies are using Accela's cloud-based solutions to help communities overcome adversity. During Accelarate, attendees heard from Accela executives and product experts, and gained insight into the cloud solutions and digital strategies that will revitalize communities, improve service delivery, and accelerate recovery. "With the challenges presented to governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing recovery efforts, they must reimagine how to deliver essential services while also meeting the consumer-like expectations of their residents. During Accelarate's Trendsetter Awards online ceremony, Accela is proud to recognize the agencies and individuals who are overcoming many of these challenges by leveraging Accela's cloud-based solutions in innovative or collaborative ways to build more resilient futures for their communities." Jonathon Knight, Accela's chief customer officer Registered attendees of the Accelarate conference can access all event content, such as the Trendsetter Awards ceremony, on-demand through December 31, 2021. Accela delivers leading cloud-based solutions to 80% of the top 100 U.S. cities and strengthens communities for more than 275 million citizens globally. For more information about Accela's solutions, click here. About Accela Accela provides market-leading cloud solutions that empower the most innovative state and local governments around the world to build thriving communities, grow businesses, and protect citizens. The company works with 80 percent of the largest cities in the United States and more than 275 million citizens globally benefit from Accela's solutions, which are powered by Azure, for permitting, licensing, code enforcement, and service request management. Accela's fast-to-implement Civic Applications, built on its robust and extensible Civic Platform, help agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are prepared for any emerging or complex challenges in the future. The company was recognized as a Microsoft US Partner Award winner for Community Response (2021, 2020), and Government Partner of the Year (2021), and was named as one of the Largest East Bay Tech Employers by San Francisco Business Times. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with additional offices around the world.

Read More

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Carahsoft Joins Broadcom’s Global Cyber Security Aggregator Program (CSAP) to Better Serve U.S. Government

Carahsoft | January 18, 2021

Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, today declared that it has joined Broadcom's worldwide cyber security aggregator program. The program use Carahsoft's exceptional reason fabricated devices and assets to all the more likely serve the U.S. Government and public area markets and the organization's affiliate accomplices combined with Broadcom's driving cyber security arrangements. This organization underscores Broadcom's proceeded with obligation to building up the public area channel by utilizing Carahsoft's ability as Broadcom's Master Government Aggregator. With longer than a time of involvement with the public authority contracting space, Carahsoft is the wholesaler for both the Symantec and CA Technologies arrangement sets under Broadcom in the public area, offering extra benefit to clients looking for industry driving security or application improvement and the executives apparatuses. These arrangements are accessible through Carahsoft's affiliates and integrators on Carahsoft's GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, ITES-SW2, NASPO ValuePoint, The Quilt and numerous different agreements to grow the scope and effect of Broadcom's answers across administrative, state and nearby governments and medical services and instructive foundations. “The Carahsoft team is grateful for the opportunity to carry on our long-term relationship with Symantec through our expanding partnership with Broadcom. The CSAP combines our joint resources to solve our public sector customers’ most pressing security challenges,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “We are proud to be chosen for this program and look forward to working with our reseller and system integrators partners to better support our government customers and drive adoption of Broadcom’s cutting-edge Symantec enterprise cyber security solutions.” Carahsoft dispatched its organization with Symantec in 2004 and has assembled a committed outreach group with a profound information on arrangements that safe government undertakings. With this most recent development of its job under the CSAP, Carahsoft can use this aptitude to offer specialized help for Symantec devices, addressing a large number of its clients' most problems that need to be addressed rapidly and productively while offering client assistance customized to the public authority space. “We look forward to investing in Carahsoft as our premier distributor for the U.S. Government, education and healthcare markets and supporting this crucial channel,” said Roy Borden, Vice President of Global Partners at Broadcom. “The mass shift to remote work has dramatically expanded the threat landscape, and we stand ready to help public sector agencies secure their IT environments and maintain compliance in collaboration with Carahsoft and its reseller partners.” About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and ITES-SW2 contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the Master Government Aggregator® for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

Read More