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Trump’s Immigration Czar Pick Rips Into Sanctuary Cities: ‘Un-American’

President Donald Trump’s pick to for “immigration czar” penned a scathing op-ed that rips apart the arguments immigrant-rights groups use to defend sanctuary city policies. Tom Homan — a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Trump administration, and the president’s pick to for immigration czar — published an op-ed on Monday that shoots down many ...

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Mexico Steps Up Enforcement, Arrests Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants In One Day

Mexico apprehended nearly 800 illegal migrants in a single day over the weekend, an indication that their government is stepping up immigration enforcement amid pressure from President Donald Trump. Mexican authorities nabbed 791 illegal migrants on Saturday, according to the National Migration Institute, a department within the Mexican government that tracks and manages migration through the country. The foreign nationals were ...

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Democrat-Appointed Judges Reverse Deportation Order For Illegal Immigrant

A three-judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, all of whom were appointed by Democratic presidents, reversed a deportation order for an illegal immigrant apprehended by ICE.  The panel ruled that ICE acted outside of its search warrant when it detained hundreds of workers it suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.  Immigration-rights advocates believe the ruling could ...

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New York Moves Closer To Giving Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

The New York Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow state residents who entered the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses. In a vote that fell along party lines, New York state representatives voted 86-50 in favor of the controversial “Green Light” bill, which would let illegal immigrants apply for a driver’s license with foreign documentation. Passage of the ...

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Mexico Selling Presidential Plane To Help Fund Trump’s Immigration Deal

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador revealed that proceeds from the sale of his administration’s former aircraft will help fund efforts to reduce illegal immigration under the deal struck with the White House. “About how much this plan is going to cost, let me say, we have the budget,” Lopez Obrador said Wednesday at a news conference. “It would come ...

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Trump Warns Of ‘Phase Two’ If Mexico Deal Doesn’t Adequately Stop Immigration Crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned of implementing a “phase two” if the immigration deal with Mexico does not yield satisfactory results. “Now, Mexico is moving 6,000 troops to their southern border. That’s a lot of troops.  That’s a lot more — we never even heard of a number like that,” Trump said at the White House alongside Poland President Andrzej ...

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Obama White House Deleted Online Speeches About The Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Entered Office

The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered office. A collection of 190 transcripts of speeches on ICE’s website was deleted on January 18 and on the late evening of January 19, 2017, according to research conducted by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan organization that ...

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Trump Officially Taps Ken Cuccinelli To Lead Citizenship And Immigration Services

Former GOP Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli officially began leading the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Monday, making him a key player in the Trump administration’s immigration agenda. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at this critical time and serve alongside this agency’s dedicated workforce,” Cuccinelli said in a ...

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‘First Time We’ve Heard Anything Like This’: DHS Chief Applauds Immigration Deal With Mexico

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the White House’s immigration deal includes an array of fresh concessions from Mexico, pushing back against questions over whether the president actually pushed Mexico to agree to new terms. “All of it is new,” McAleenan said on “Fox News Sunday” about the president’s deal to bolster enforcement of illegal immigration. “We’ve heard commitments before ...

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Report: Mexico Is Offering Major Concessions To Avoid Trump Tariffs

The Mexican government is reportedly offering a slate of immigration-related concessions to appease the Trump administration as it seeks to prevent the imposition of tariffs on their U.S. exports. Mexican negotiators are offering to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to its border with Guatemala and enact sweeping changes to its asylum laws, moves that are expected to prevent a ...

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Mexico Steps Up Illegal Immigration Enforcement After Trump’s Tariff Threat

The Mexican government is showing signs of increased illegal immigration enforcement and cooperation with their U.S. counterparts following President Donald Trump’s tariff threats. Around 200 Mexican law enforcement officials blocked a U.S.-bound caravan on Wednesday. The caravan, made up of about 1,000 Central American migrants, was heading north on a highway near the town of Metapa. Mexican police and immigration ...

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Border Apprehensions Of Illegal Migrants Top 130,000 In May

Customs and Border Protection released official apprehension numbers made by Border Patrol in May, revealing that the illegal immigration crisis is continuing to escalate. Border Patrol agents detained a total of 132,887 illegal migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border during the month of May, according to newly released data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Border agents also turned away 11,391 ...

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