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George W Bush Calls Legal Immigration A ‘Blessing And A Strength’

Former Republican President George W. Bush called immigration a “blessing” and a “strength” while speaking at his presidential center in Dallas. “America’s elected representatives have a duty to regulate who comes in and when,” the 43rd president said Monday during a naturalization ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, an event that included dozens of newly minted U.S. citizens. “In ...

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Border Crossings To Reach Highest Levels In Over A Decade, Nielsen Warns

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back against claims that the U.S.-Mexico border crisis is “manufactured” and warned that crossings are on track to reach levels not seen in over 10 years. “I want to cut through the politics today to tell you loud and clear: There is no ‘manufactured’ crisis at our southern border. There is a real-life humanitarian and security ...

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The Amount Of Meth Pouring Across The US Southern Border Is Skyrocketing

Law enforcement officials are confiscating substantially larger amounts of methamphetamine as Mexican drug cartels increasingly push the drug into U.S. markets. A drug-tracking system from the Drug Enforcement Administration indicate that a total of 347,807 law-enforcement meth seizures were submitted to various labs across the country in 2017, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The number is a whopping ...

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Trump To Close Immigration Offices In Other Countries To Save Money

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The Trump administration is preparing to trim its budget by closing down numerous immigration offices around the world, a move that will likely make it harder for foreign nationals to relocate to the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will shutter nearly two dozen international field offices in the coming months “in an effort to maximize our agency’s ...

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Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy In Venezuela To Come Home

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that he is pulling remaining U.S. embassy staffers from Venezuela because of the country’s worsening situation. “The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from [the Caracas embassy] this week, Pompeo tweeted late Monday night. “This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in [Venezuela] as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. ...

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Trump Will Strip California Of Its Ability To Regulate CO2 From Cars

The Trump administration is done trying to negotiate with California, and will move forward with plans to revoke the state of its authority to set tougher fuel efficiency standards. “At this point, we have to move to finalize,” Andrew Wheeler, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stated in a Monday interview with the Washington Examiner. “We don’t have time ...

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Half Of All US Troops At The Southern Border Could Be Leaving This Month

A Pentagon spokesman revealed that the number of U.S. troops deployed at the southern border could be cut in half by the end of March. As of early March, there were roughly 4,000 troops placed on the U.S.-Mexico border. Around 1,100 are currently assisting with work on mobile surveillance cameras, another 1,850 are assisting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Trashes Ronald Reagan: Pitted White Americans Against Brown And Black Americans

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Saturday that former President Ronald Reagan used certain rhetoric to pit white working class Americans against brown and black working class Americans. “A perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working class Americans against brown and black working class Americans is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” ...

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Trump To Request An Additional $8.6 Billion To Complete Border Wall

Border Wall Construction 2018

President Donald Trump will ask Congress for an additional $8.6 billion for wall construction on the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that will likely set up another fierce battle over border security funding. The president is expected to roll out his 2020 budget proposal Monday, which will include billions more than his previous demand for wall funding. The budget will request ...

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California Governor Declares There’s No ‘National Emergency’ In Border Town With A Wall

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a major critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, visited a border town with a wall and declared there was no “national emergency.” WATCH: I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.” San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a region of economic vibrancy — of trade ...

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Trump To Top CEOs: We Still Want Legal Immigrants To Work In The US

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President Donald Trump made clear that, while he has made curbing illegal immigration a top priority for his administration, he still adamantly supports legal immigration in order to support the country’s growing economy. “We want to have a very strong border, but we’re going to have a lot of people coming in. A lot of people don’t understand that.  They ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Planning To Sue Oil Companies To Force Climate Policies

A spokesman for Arnold Schwarzenegger said the former governor and famous movie actor is still pursuing his options to sue oil companies for “first degree murder.” “We’ve had consistent meetings with a team of legal experts who focus on environmental law and ways to sue for pollution, so we have continued those meetings and we’ve definitely made progress,” Daniel Ketchell, ...

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Another Judge Has Ruled Trump’s Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities To Be Illegal

A California judge has ruled President Donald Trump cannot withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that harbor illegal aliens, the latest in a string of court defeats against the administration’s effort to crackdown on sanctuary cities. Judge William Orrick III — a Obama-appointed judge serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — ruled Monday that the State ...

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Plans To Save Largest US Coal Plant In The West Hit A Roadblock

Negotiations to keep one of the biggest coal power plants in the U.S. in operation have stalled, placing hundreds of Native American workers at risk of losing their jobs. Owners of the Navajo Generating Station — a 2,250-megawatt coal-fired plant in northern Arizona — say talks to transfer ownership of the facility have reached a standstill, and they are moving ...

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2019 On Track To Experience Highest Level Of Illegal Immigration In A Decade

Unusually high illegal immigration in January and February at the U.S.-Mexico border has put fiscal year 2019 on pace to experience the highest levels of unauthorized migration in a decade. Roughly 58,000 migrants were detained at the U.S. southern border in January. Preliminary figures show the rate is only climbing, with over 70,000 recorded migrant apprehensions in February. In fact, ...

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