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Trump Admin Wants To Deny Work Permits To Migrants Who Entered The US Illegally

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The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that, if implemented, would make asylum seekers ineligible for work permits if they entered the U.S. illegally. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency tasked with managing the country’s immigration system, is introducing new employment rules for migrants. Namely, the agency is aiming to bar work permits for asylum ...

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Montgomery County Gave ICE Only a 15-Minute Heads Up Before Releasing Alleged Child Abuser, Agency Says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged a detainer for Luis Fredy Hernandez-Morales, an illegal alien arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.  However, ICE claims that authorities in Montgomery County, Maryland, did not honor the detainer request, and warned them 15 minutes before releasing Hernandez-Morales out of their custody.  Days earlier, Montgomery County announced it was rolling back its ...

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The Trump Administration Wants To Charge Immigrants A Fee To Apply For Asylum

The Trump administration is proposing a charge for those who apply for asylum, and increase fees for a host of other immigration-related applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency that is mostly funded by immigrant applicants, announced on Friday that it is proposing a change to its free structure. Namely, the agency is looking to charge foreign nationals ...

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Elizabeth Warren Says She’s ‘Open’ To Suspending Deportations Of Illegal Aliens

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that she is open open to the idea of putting a hold on all deportation of illegal aliens, making her the latest Democratic presidential candidate to adopt the position. Warren, one of the leading Democratic presidential contenders, headlined a Friday event organized by Mijente, a progressive Latino group that focuses on immigration issues in the ...

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Obama Judge Rules Taxpayers Must Pay for Mental Health Services to Separated Migrant Families

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government must provide mental health services to the thousands of migrant parents and children who were separated at the southern border. In a ruling late Tuesday, Judge John Kronstadt of the United States District Court in Los Angeles found the Trump administration responsible for the mental trauma caused by separating illegal alien ...

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Tucson Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Sanctuary City Proposal

In a major defeat for illegal alien advocates, voters in Tucson, Arizona overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to designate it at the state’s one and only “sanctuary city.” Tuscon voters on Tuesday resoundingly opposed an initiative, known as Proposition 205, that would have given sweeping protections to illegal aliens, and prohibit local law enforcement from working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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Suspect Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family

Mexican authorities have arrested one suspect in connection to the killing of nine women and children traveling near the U.S.-Mexican border. The Ministerial Agency for Criminal Investigations, a Mexican federal agency tasked with combating organized crime, announced on Tuesday that it has detained one person believed to be involved in the massacre of nine people who were driving through the ...

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Pete Buttigieg Says Separated Migrant Families Deserve ‘Compensation’ From US Taxpayers

Speaking at an Iowa town hall event, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said migrant families separated by the U.S. government deserve “compensation.” “Can you imagine if you’ve been taken away from your parents and didn’t know where they are?” Buttigieg said Sunday during a town hall in Charles City, Iowa, according to the Washington Examiner. “The United States owes something ...

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Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Trump’s Health Care Rule For Immigrants

Michale Simon, an Oregon federal judge, issued a temporary restraining order against the Trump administration’s health care requirement for immigrant applicants.  Trump in October issued a presidential proclamation, calling on green card applicants to prove that they can obtain health insurance or prove that can pay for their own health care in order to be approved.  Simon’s decision marks the ...

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Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Medicare For All’ Plan Overlooks Cost Of Illegal Alien Coverage

Elizabeth Warren introduced her “Medicare-for-all” plan, which claims universal health care coverage is feasible without taxing “a penny” on middle-income taxpayers.  Her plan cites a 2013 study by the Congressional Budget Office, which concluded that immigration reform would lead to $400 billion in additional revenue. However, that plan did not factor in the cost of government health care for illegal ...

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Trump Taps Chad Wolf As DHS Acting Secretary

The Trump administration has chosen Chad Wolf to be the next acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, replacing Kevin McAleenan. Trump announced Friday that Wolf, the DHS assistant secretary, is the new acting secretary of DHS, an administration official confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation. Wolf touts a comprehensive resume within DHS. He previously served as chief ...

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‘She’s Literally Protected To Lie’: Immigration Chief Reacts To ‘White Supremacist’ Accusation From Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli accused Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of leveraging constitutional protections in order to make “completely false” statements about him and the president. Cuccinelli, the acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, participated in a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday. While many Democrats grilled the acting USCIS chief throughout the hearing, the most notable exchange ...

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‘Key Component to Success’: Administration Expands ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program Along Border

DHS has expanded Migrant Protection Protocols to Eagle Pass, Texas, marking the most recent growth of a program that transfers asylum applicants back to Mexico while they wait for their claims to processed in the U.S. immigration court system.  The Trump administration argues that Migrant Protection Protocols, or Remain in Mexico, eliminates a major incentive for foreign nationals to try ...

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Immigration Hardliner Resigns From Trump Administration

Julie Kirchner, once viewed as a rising star in the Trump administration, resigned from her position as ombudsman of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Kirchner offered her resignation to President Donald Trump this week, according to an email distributed to staffers on Monday by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. The email was first obtained by Buzzfeed News. ...

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