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Guatemalan Migrant Recruiter: It’s ‘Never Been Easier’ To Get Illegals Into The US

Illegal aliens with children

Word is spreading among Central Americans that, if you reach the U.S.-Mexico border with a child and claim asylum, it’s fairly easy to evade deportation. “It’s never been easier for us to get families in,” said Germán, a client recruiter for human smugglers, in an interview with the Guardian. Germán works in Huehuetenango, a Guatemalan district that has experienced the ...

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Who Is Kevin McAleenan, The Upcoming Leader Of Homeland Security?

Kirstjen Nielsen will officially vacate her position atop the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, leaving Kevin McAleenan as the acting head. President Donald Trump, frustrated over the growing immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border, accepted Nielsen’s resignation after meeting with her at the White House on Sunday. The president went on to announce that McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs ...

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Mitt Romney Describes The ‘Dramatic Shift’ Fueling Immigration Crisis

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and explained how the changing nature of immigration has fueled the recent border crisis. “We’ve seen a dramatic shift in the nature of immigration and illegal immigration just over the last few weeks,” Romney said Sunday to host Chuck Todd. “I mean a number of years ago, and up ...

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Democrats Suing to Stop Trump Border Wall Construction

Democratic leaders voted to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, a move they hope will block the billions in funding he’s accessed for border wall construction. “The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of ...

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President Trump Pulls Ron Vitiello’s Nomination To Lead ICE

The White House has pulled its nomination of Ronald Vitiello to be the director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Trump administration sent a notice to members of Congress on Thursday, informing them that Vitiello’s nomination to lead ICE has been rescinded, according to sources who spoke with the Associated Press. The decision to withdraw his nomination ...

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California Attorney General Becomes Latest Democrat To Call For Decriminalization Of Illegal Immigrants

California’s top law enforcement officer has joined the growing ranks of Democrats who wish to decriminalize illegal immigration into the U.S. “They are not criminals,” Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, said to HuffPost about immigrants who attempt to enter the country without authorization. “They haven’t committed a crime against someone, and they are not acting violently or in ...

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Trump Administration to Expand Program That Sends Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

Kirstjen Nielsen

The Trump administration will increase the number of Central American asylum seekers who are sent back to Mexico while they await their court case. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday she will expand the “Migrant Protection Protocols” program, more popularly known as “Remain in Mexico.” Nielsen, in a memo sent to the federal border chief, ordered Customs and Border ...

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Report: Trump Mulling Creation of ‘Immigration Czar’

The White House is reportedly deciding whether to bring on an “immigration” or “border czar” to help President Donald Trump coordinate his immigration agenda. The Trump administration is mulling two potential candidates for the proposed position: Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli or Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, according to sources who spoke with the Associated Press. The selected ...

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Illegal Migrants In Infamous Bridge Photo Relocated To Holding Facility

Hundreds of illegal migrants temporarily held under a bridge have been relocated to an indoor Customs and Border Protection station in El Paso, Texas. The hundreds of migrants caged underneath the Paso Del Norte Bridge in downtown El Paso — a photo of which garnered widespread derision among Democratic politicians — have been moved to an indoor facility, a Customs and ...

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Trump Administration To Quadruple Number Of Asylum Seekers Sent Back Over The Border

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Border enforcement officials intend to quadruple the number of daily asylum applicants who are sent back to the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. As part of its multi-faceted attempt to clamp down on the massive amount of illegal immigration taking place at the southern border, the U.S. government plans to dramatically increase the number of asylum applicants who are ...

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Trump Follows Through On Warning, Orders Aid To Be Cut Off From Central American Countries

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The State Department announced on Saturday that it was cutting off aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, home to the thousands of immigrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally. “At the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” ...

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Trump Administration Asking Congress To Make It Easier To Deport Migrant Children

Kirstjen Nielsen

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is requesting Congress pass a legislative measure that gives her department greater authority to address the growing migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border. Nielsen asked lawmakers to make it easier for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport unaccompanied alien children (UAC), to allow migrants file asylum requests within their home countries, and ...

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Mexico’s President Responds To Trump’s Threat To Shut Down The Southern Border

The president of Mexico responded to President Donald Trump’s accusation that he was “doing nothing” to stop illegal immigration into the U.S. southern border. “We respect president Trump’s position, and we are going to help,” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the new leftist leader of Mexico, said to reporters on Thursday, but he stipulated that “this is a problem of the ...

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Hundreds Of Border Agents Reassigned As Illegal Crossings Reach Record Highs

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced on Wednesday that it is reassigning more than 700 officers to assist the Border Patrol as it faces an “unprecedented” security crisis. CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily reassign up to 750 of its officers to Border Patrol sectors along the country’s southwest border, helping the agency manage the influx of ...

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Democrats Threaten Consequences After Pentagon Shifts $1 Billion For Trump’s Wall

Democratic lawmakers suggested there would be consequences for the Pentagon if it moves forward with its plan to reallocate $1 billion for border wall construction. The Pentagon on Monday informed Congress that it has authorized $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers for new border walls on the U.S.-Mexico border. The money will pay for 57 miles of 18-foot-high ...

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