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Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations

Illegal aliens arrested at Ohio meat packing plant

Worksite immigration enforcement actions have increased dramatically under the Trump administration, part of the White House’s crackdown on incentives that drive illegal immigration into the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) investigative unit opened four times as many worksite inquires in the 2019 fiscal year than it did at the end of former President Barack Obama’s time in office, according ...

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Ethics Director Says Stacey Abrams’ Nonprofit Acted As A Political Committee

The chief of the Georgia ethics commission said a nonprofit tied to Stacey Abrams acted as a political committee during the 2018 election and openly wondered if the organization illegally coordinated with her campaign. Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission Director David Emadi said during a Wednesday meeting that the New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund ...

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‘Worked Exactly As Designed’: Border Patrol Responds To Viral Video Of Alien Climbing Border Wall

Viral footage of an illegal alien successfully scaling newly-built border wall appeared to reflect poorly on the effectiveness of the barrier, but a Border Patrol spokesman said the video only captured a fraction of the incident. Omar Ornelas, a photojournalist working out of Southern California, on Tuesday tweeted out a 38-second video of two men climbing a ladder up a ...

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Georgia Governor Officially Taps Kelly Loeffler To US Senate

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp officially announced his pick of Kelly Loeffler, a businesswoman who co-owns the Atlanta Dream, as his choice to replace outgoing GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson.  In her first speech as senator-designate, Loeffler described herself as unapologetically conservative, and vowed to support the Trump agenda. Loeffler may face a GOP challenger in the November 2020 primary, but many ...

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ICE Spokesman Says Criminal Illegal Aliens Are Attracted To Sanctuary Cities

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official, speaking about an illegal alien in New York who was released from custody, said sanctuary cities attract illegal aliens intending to commit crimes. ICE New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker appeared on Fox News on Wednesday to discuss his agency’s recent apprehension of an illegal alien accused of manslaughter in a New ...

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At Least 20 People Killed After Cartel Shootout Near Southern Border

At least 20 people were killed after cartel gunmen stormed a Mexican border town and attacked government buildings. Mexican security forces chased them down the following day via helicopters. It’s not clear why the gunmen, apparently belonging to the Northeast Cartel, attacked the town of Villa Unión, which is less than 50 miles away from the Texas border.  The massacre ...

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Mexican President Rejects Prospect Of US Military Intervention Against Drug Cartels

While President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his government is open to “cooperation” with the U.S., he roundly rejected the idea of U.S. military intervention to fight drug cartels. “Co-operation, yes; intervention, no,” López Obrador said Wednesday during a press conference. The left-wing president refused to address questions about the possibility of the U.S. designating drug cartels as terrorists, telling reporters ...

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Trump To Designate Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorist Groups

President Donald Trump revealed that he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, a move that will give the U.S. government a range of new authorities to crack down on their activity. In a newly released interview with Bill O’Reilly, Trump told the former Fox News host that he is working to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist ...

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President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

The president reportedly tapped his son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead the administration’s effort to complete hundreds of miles of border wall before the end of 2020. President Donald Trump, frustrated over a lack of progress, tapped Kushner, a White House senior adviser, to expedite work on the U.S.-Mexico border wall ahead of the 2020 election, The Washington Post reported Monday, ...

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Joe Biden’s Top Latina Adviser Quits Over His Immigration Rhetoric

Vanessa Cárdenas, a senior Latina adviser for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, has quit over his apparent lack of empathy when speaking publicly about immigration issues. Unlike more progressive candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden has maintained a moderate stance on immigration, refusing to end all deportations or decriminalize illegal immigration.  Many immigration activists have criticized Biden for the ...

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First Migrant Deported To Guatemala Under New Asylum Program Decides To Return Home

Illegal aliens with children

The first migrant to be deported under the Trump administration’s new asylum program with Guatemala has opted to go back to his home county instead, an indication of how other asylum seekers will likely respond to the new policy. Despite claiming to be fearful of returning to his home country of Honduras, Erwin José Ardón Montoya — when given the ...

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DHS Deputy Says ‘About 60,000’ Migrants Have Been Sent Back Under Remain In Mexico Program

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, lauded the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program, which has sent tens of thousands of asylum seekers back across the southern border. Cuccinelli appeared on Fox & Friends on Sunday to discuss the White House’s efforts to manage the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, including its ...

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‘Of Course’: Warren Says She Willing To Spend Taxpayer Money To Take Down Parts Of Border Wall

During Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that she is willing to spend taxpayer money to remove parts of the southern border wall built under the Trump administration. Warren — who once called President Donald Trump’s border wall a “monument of hate and division” — was asked by a debate moderator if she would ask taxpayers to ...

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Trump Admin To Begin Enforcing Asylum Agreements With Central American Governments

The Trump administration introduced an “interim final rule” pertaining to the asylum cooperation agreements it’s reached with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.  The new rule, which will go into effect on Tuesday, will allow the U.S. government to begin sending a large number asylum seekers back to Central America.  Under the deals, the three governments must accept U.S.-bound migrants who ...

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Nearly 80,000 Illegal Aliens Had an Arrest Record Before Winning DACA Approval, Government Data Show

Tens of thousands of people who successfully enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program carried prior arrest records, according newly released data by the Trump administration. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency under the Department of Homeland Security that is tasked with managing the country’s legal immigration system — released a report on Saturday detailing ...

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