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More Than 100,000 Illegal Migrants Have Escaped Border Patrol Agents in 2019, Provost Says

Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost spoke to Congress on Thursday about the immigration crisis, and how it’s keeping agents from apprehending migrants who cross the border illegally. “I have been forced to divert 40% to 60% of Border Patrol’s manpower away from the border as we process and care for nearly 435,000 family and children that have flooded across our ...

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Study: The US Is No Longer The Top Destination For Refugees

The United States is no longer the top destination for the world’s refugees, falling from its number one position for the first time in nearly 40 years. In what appears to be an historical turnaround, Canada surpassed the U.S. in the number of refugees it accepted into its country in 2018, according to a newly released study from the Pew ...

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‘We Have No Other Choice’: ICE Chief Makes Case For Mass Deportation Of Illegal Migrants

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Mark Morgan made the case for why his agency must embark on massive, nationwide apprehensions of migrants living illegally in the country. “In my opinion, this is the worst crisis, actually, that we’ve really seen in modern history with respect to the illegal immigration along our southwest border, simply because of the demographics,” ...

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Ilhan Omar Claims ‘Alien’ Is Offensive Word Used By Trump To Abuse Immigrants

In a series of tweets, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar claimed no individual is an “alien,” and that the word is used by President Donald Trump to justify human rights abuses. “No one is an ‘alien.’ This is family separation on a massive scale,” Omar tweeted on Tuesday. “Dehumanizing immigrants and tearing apart families will not make us any stronger. ...

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Mexico Braces For Sudden Influx Of Illegal Immigrants Under Trump Deal |

Mexico Braces For Sudden Influx Of Illegal Immigrants Under Trump Deal Jason Hopkins on June 18, 2019 Mexican government officials are bracing to accept more illegal migrants than they likely can handle in order to meet their end of a deal with the Trump administration. As many as 70,000 illegal immigrants in the U.S. are expected to be sent to ...

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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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Mexico Releases The Details Of Its Immigration Deal With Trump

The Mexican government released the details of the side agreement it made with the Trump administration, pledging to take on additional measures if it fails to adequately stop the flow of illegal immigrants reaching the U.S. border. Details of the side agreement come after the White House and Mexico City reached a sweeping immigration deal on June 7. In return ...

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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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