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Democrat Senator Bucks Party, Calls On Lawmakers To Better Secure The Border

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Wednesday echoed the White House in calling for immigration enforcement to be aided with additional resources and staff. Arizonans bear the brunt of Washington’s failure to address our broken immigration system. We must secure the border with a comprehensive, smart, bipartisan approach – we’re calling on @DHSgov to send additional resources and staff to AZ ...

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Stacey Abrams Blames ‘Immature’ Media And ‘Incompetence’ During Her Failed Gubernatorial Run

Democrat Stacey Abrams cited “immature” media and their “incompetence” when discussing what happened during her failed bid for Georgia governor’s mansion. “I would attribute it less to racism and more to a very narrow and immature ability to navigate the story of my campaign,” Abrams said during an interview with The Root, an Afrocentric news outlet, when asked how the ...

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Democrats Turn Sights on Miller As Trump Mulls Stricter Immigration Action

A growing number of House Democrats are targeting White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and his influence on the Trump administration’s immigration agenda. “Steve Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Sunday, according to The Washington Post. Nadler, ...

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McConnell Says It’s ‘Past Time’ To Reach Immigration Deal With Democrats

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s prepared to sit down and work with Democrats on a bipartisan immigration compromise. “I think it’s way past time for us to have an adult bipartisan discussion about our immigration laws and see what we can agree to,” McConnell said to reporters Thursday, arguing that a solution can’t be reached without passing legislation. ...

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White House Mulled Dumping Illegal Border Crossers In Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration reportedly pushed immigration authorities to dump illegal migrants in sanctuary cities as a retaliatory measure. On two different occasions, the White House approached Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the possibility of transporting detained illegal immigrants and releasing them into sanctuary cities, according to a report from the Washington Post. The idea — pitched by White House ...

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Stacey Abrams Under Investigation By State Ethics Commission

The Georgia state Ethics Commission will subpoena bank records from Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign and several other groups that raised money to help her candidacy. David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosector who became director of the state Ethics Commission on Monday, announced on Thursday that he will soon subpoena Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, various political action committees and special ...

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Conservatives Rally Behind Cuccinelli For DHS Secretary

A number of conservative leaders are encouraging President Donald Trump to nominate Ken Cuccinelli to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As speculation continues over who will replace former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a coalition of conservative leaders is pressing Trump to nominate Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia and current president of the Senate Conservatives Fund. Prominent members ...

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ICE Acting Director To Resign Friday

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Ron Vitiello will be stepping down from his position on Friday, marking the latest move in the Trump administration’s immigration staff shakeup. Vitiello, who has served as acting ICE director since June 2018, will be officially vacating his post by the end of the week, the agency has confirmed. It is not yet ...

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Pentagon Doles Out Nearly $1 Billion In Border Wall Spending Contracts |

The Department of Defense awarded two military contracts worth almost $1 billion for wall construction on the U.S-Mexico border, the first funds granted since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced it had awarded a $789 million contract to Texas-based company, SLSCO Ltd. for “border replacement wall construction” in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, according to a news ...

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Gillibrand Blames Her Changing Immigration Stances On Her Constituents

Democratic presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday attributed her former right-wing positions on immigration to her promotion from the House of Representatives to the Senate. “When I was a member of Congress from upstate New York, I was really focused on the priorities of my district,” Gillibrand, a Democratic senator from New York, said during a CNN town hall. “When ...

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Grassley Sends The White House A Warning On Immigration

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley warned the Trump administration to end its purge of top immigration officials, arguing that the changes risk destabilizing the Department of Homeland Security. “The president has to have some stability and particularly with the number one issue that he’s made for his campaign, throughout his two and a half years of presidency,” Grassley said Monday ...

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Trump Preparing Toughest Immigration Plan Yet

Donald Trump bipartisan meeting on school safety

President Donald Trump is preparing to roll out new executives orders to help the government better manage the record influx of illegal immigration at the southern border. The White House is looking to make it more difficult for low-skilled migrants to gain entry into the U.S. while making it easier for high-skilled migrants who are more likely to be self-sufficient, ...

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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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