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‘President Has Taken Them To School’: Former ICE Chief Says Why Immigration Wasn’t A Subject In Democratic Debate

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Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan guessed as to why the topic of immigration was not brought up during the Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate. None of the six candidates on stage were asked or spoke about immigration throughout the two-hour debate in Iowa — despite it being one of the most prioritized issues within the ...

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Still at it: House Democrats Launch Investigation Into Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program

Democrats on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigrant and Citizenship announced on Tuesday an investigation into the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols program.  Migrant Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico,” calls on asylum seekers who reach the southern border to wait in Mexico for the duration of their court proceedings, which helps manage the immigration crisis. The program, while it’s ...

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‘Time For Other States To Step Up’: Texas AG Explains Why The State Isn’t Accepting Refugees

Ken Paxton, the Republican attorney general of Texas, adamantly defended his governor’s decision to not accept refugees this year, noting that Texas has done more for refugees than any other state. Paxton, who has served as the top lawyer for Texas since 2015, appeared on Fox News to discuss Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbot’s decision to not accept refugees, becoming ...

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CBP Chief Confident That 450 Miles Of Border Wall Will Be Built By End Of 2020

Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), expressed deep confidence that the Trump administration would complete its goal 450 miles of new border wall by the end of the year. During a Monday appearance on Fox News, Morgan confirmed that he strongly believes the administration will be able to complete its stated goal of 450 miles of ...

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‘Walls Work’: DHS Celebrates 100 Miles Of New Border Wall

Leaders within the Department of Homeland Security visited the southern border near Yuma, Arizona on Friday, commemorating 100 completed miles of border wall.  Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of DHS, celebrated the milestone, and made the case that a “wall system” is an essential tool in managing illegal immigration.  Wolf was joined by Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally, the mayor ...

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‘Fast And Furious’ Gunmen Who Killed US Border Patrol Agent Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

One of the Mexican gunmen who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent, consequently sparking the Obama administration’s “Fast and Furious” scandal, was sentenced to life in prison. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury on Wednesday sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to life in federal prison for first-degree murder. The sentencing follows Osorio-Arellanes’ involvement in a 2010 border shootout between Mexican gunmen and U.S. ...

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Biden Says He Would Require Illegal Aliens Learn English For Citizenship, But That’s Not In His Plan

Joe Biden, a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said during a campaign event that he would require illegal aliens to learn English in order to gain citizenship.  However, the immigration platform he unveiled in December contains no such provision regarding a pathway to citizenship for the country’s estimated 11 million illegal aliens.  The latest proposal, nevertheless, attracted criticism from ...

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The Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans All The Way To Guatemala 

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The Trump administration is set to begin deporting Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, marking the latest initiative to help manage the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. An asylum agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Guatemalan government is expanding to include Mexican nationals, according to internal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents reviewed by Reuters. ...

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Fact Check: Customs And Border Protection Has Not Been Ordered To Detain Iranians

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is denying that it has been ordered to detain and deny entry to Iranian-Americans, refuting claims that have been promulgated by Democratic lawmakers and others on social media. CBP, the agency within the Department of Homeland Security tasked with managing immigration into the U.S., released a statement Sunday evening, declaring reports that claim its agents ...

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Program That Can Quickly Process And Deport Migrants Has Expanded Along The Border

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The Trump administration has expanded a program that expeditiously reviews and processes asylum claims, which can also lead to the quick repatriation of migrants back to their home countries. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday that it has expanded Prompt Asylum Claim Review to the Rio Grande Valley region — an area ...

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Homeland Security Chief Orders Review Of State Laws Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Aliens

Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ordered a review of state laws that allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses and restrict data sharing with federal immigration authorities. Wolf on Tuesday ordered all of the components of DHS to conduct a department-wide review of the state laws to determine how they affect their day-to-day ...

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Former ICE Chief Predicts ‘Out-Of-Control’ Border If Democrats Win In 2020

Tom Homan, the former acting secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), predicted dire consequences for the U.S.-Mexico border if Democrats emerge victorious in the 2020 elections. Homan, who led the agency for the first year-and-a-half of President Donald Trump’s term, appeared on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution” on Sunday to speak about the administration’s success at controlling the immigration ...

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Mexican Cop Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family

In a shocking development in the hunt to locate those responsible for the massacre of nine U.S. citizens at the hands of cartel gunmen, authorities have arrested a Mexican police chief. Federal authorities arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, the police chief of Janos, a small town in the state of Chihuahua, earlier this week, Mexico’s Public Security Ministry announced on Friday. ...

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Denver Sticking To Sanctuary Policy Following Arrest Of Hit-And-Run Suspect Who Was Already Deported Six Times

Juan Sanchez, an illegal alien who has been deported from the U.S. six different times, was charged with vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident.  Denver, which follows Colorado’s sanctuary laws, has reiterated its intention to release Sanchez if he makes bond, and will not conduct a transfer of custody over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE ...

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Mayor Of Border City Withdraws Emergency Declaration, Thanks Trump For Helping Immigration Crisis

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Douglas Nicholls, the mayor of Yuma, Arizona, announced on Thursday that he was withdrawing his city’s emergency proclamation, declaring that the border crisis has sufficiently waned.  Nicholls specifically credited the Trump administration for implementing policies that have contributed to the steep decline in illegal border crossings.  When Nicholls declared the emergency in April, border enforcement actions hovered around 109,000. In ...

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