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Biggest Group Of Illegal Immigrants To Ever Cross Border Apprehended: Officials

The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended the largest single group of illegal immigrants in history, more than doubling the previous record. Border Patrol agents nabbed 1,036 migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas early Wednesday morning, according to a report by NBC News. The number marks the biggest group ever apprehended by law enforcement, with the previous record ...

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Trump Cracks Down On People That Help Immigrants Illegally Enter The US

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Arrests of people caught providing shelter or helping illegal immigrants have sharply increased since the beginning of the Trump administration. There were 4,532 people federally charged with harboring and bringing in immigrants in fiscal year 2018, according to a study by Syracuse University and reported by NPR. The numbers were an uptick from the 3,902 charged the previous year, and ...

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Colorado Governor Signs ‘Sanctuary’ Bill Into Law

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis makes it much more difficult for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to apprehend suspected illegal immigrants. House Bill 1124 was signed into law by Polis on Tuesday. The new law bars local law enforcement from arresting or detaining a suspected illegal alien solely on the basis of an ICE request. The ...

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DHS Inks Deal With Guatemala To Combat Immigration Crisis

U.S. and Guatemalan officials signed an agreement that aims to stem the flow of illegal migrants leaving the Central American country en masse. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Tuesday alongside his counterparts in the Guatemalan government. The MOC calls on Guatemala to better enforce its borders, reducing the number U.S.-bound immigrants who ...

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Border Patrol Creating A New Position To Stymie The Immigration Crisis

The U.S. Border Patrol announced that it’s creating a new position specifically tailored to processing and caring for migrants that reach the southern border, allowing agents to refocus their work on enforcement. The “Border Patrol Processing Coordinator” will assume certain responsibilities that have consumed the agency’s time as it deals with a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, according ...

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Construction On The First-Ever Private Border Wall Begins

We Build The Wall, a privately-funded campaign that aims to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, broke ground over Memorial Day weekend.  The new wall is an 18-foot bollard barrier that stretches about a mile long near the Texas-New Mexico border. The project costs about $6 million to $8 million.  It is the first-ever privately funded wall built ...

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White House Fence Will Soon Be Made Taller

For the first time in nearly 100 years, the fencing that surrounds the perimeter of the White House will be made a few feet taller. As part of the National Capital Planning Commission’s (NCPC) effort to beef up security, a number of improvements will be made to the White House grounds. Currently, the 3,500-foot fence stands approximately eight feet high. ...

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Report: Trump Pushes For GOP Donor’s Firm To Get Border Wall Contract

President Donald Trump is reportedly lobbying behind the scenes to give a border wall contract to a construction company led by a GOP donor and frequent guest of conservative media. The president has made a personal effort in pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to choose Fisher Industries for a border wall contract, according to administration officials who spoke ...

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Judge Raises Serious Questions About Democrats’ Border Wall Lawsuit

A federal judge expressed deep skepticism over a lawsuit by House Democrats that seeks to cut funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall. During a three-hour court hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden questioned the legitimacy of a lawsuit that challenges the White House’s funding of border wall construction without explicit permission from Congress. McFadden said the question of whether ...

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Flu Outbreak At Migrant Facility Leaving Border Agents Out Sick

A flu outbreak among illegal immigrants detained within the busiest processing center in the country spread to Border Patrol agents, rendering many of them unable to work. The McAllen Central Processing Center, located in southern Texas, reopened on Wednesday after a major flu outbreak among detainees caused the facility to temporarily shut down. At least 32 migrants tested positive for influenza, ...

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White House Plan Would Shift Millions From TSA To Fund Border Operations

The White House is considering reallocating over $230 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and using those funds to help pay for operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. The proposal is meant to serve as a backup measure in the event that Congress does not approve the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) request for $1.1 billion in additional funding. The ...

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Here’s What Happened After A Freshman Democrat Accused DHS Of ‘Intentionally’ Murdering Children

A Democrat congresswoman had her words officially stricken from the record after impugning the integrity of DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan during a congressional hearing. “This is more than a question of resources. Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and work with you to address these security and humanitarian concerns,” Illinois congresswoman Lauren Underwood said Wednesday ...

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‘Take Care Of Our Own First’: Carson Defends Plan To Evict Illegals From Government Housing

HUD Secretary Ben Carson pushed back against a bevy of criticism from Democratic lawmakers over a White House proposal that would exclude all illegal immigrants from public housing. Caron, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, testified in the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday to discuss a range of topics. During the hearing, numerous Democrats attacked the ...

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California Considers Spending Billions On Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for government-funded health care for illegal immigrants is frugal compared to proposals by other Democratic leaders in his state. Newsom, the progressive first-term governor of California and ardent opponent of the Trump administration, wants to offer free health care services to low-income illegals between the ages of 19 and 25. The plan is estimated to ...

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