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Mexico Deports Hundreds Of Indian Migrants Back To Their Home Country

Mexico announced that it deported over 300 Indian nationals via airplane, an unprecedented type of repatriation by the Mexican government as it continues to crack down on illegal immigration. The National Immigration Institute, the department that manages Mexico’s immigration affairs, announced late Wednesday that it flew 311 Indian nationals from Toluca, Mexico to New Dehli, India. The move is being ...

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Trump Administration To Reinstate Aid To Central American Countries That Signed Asylum Deals |

President Donald Trump announced that the White House will, once again, deliver aid to several Central American countries after their governments entered into asylum agreements with the U.S. “Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador have all signed historic Asylum Cooperation Agreements and are working to end the scourge of human smuggling. To further accelerate this progress, the U.S. will shortly be ...

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Trump Vetoes Second Resolution To End Border Emergency Declaration 

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Presidential Donald Trump vetoed a Congressional attempt to overturn his border emergency declaration, marking the second time he has vetoed such a resolution. “In short, the situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it,” the president explained in a veto message published Tuesday night, while the top-ranking Democratic presidential ...

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Illegal Alien Accused of Bashing Teen’s Head and Dismembering Body Was Released by Authorities Despite Detainer

A teenage boy’s dismembered body was found along a river in King County, Washington. Carlos Orlando Iraheta-Vega, an illegal alien and MS-13 gang member, has been arrested and charged for his involvement in the grizzly murder.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pointed out that local authorities had ignored a detainer request lodged by their agents.   A teenager who was brutally ...

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Mexican National Guard Stopped, Turned Back Migrant Caravan Headed For US

Mexican authorities stopped a caravan of about 2,000 migrants heading north for the United States, the latest action by their government to crackdown on illegal immigration. In the southern Mexican town of Tapachula, a caravan of Central American, Caribbean, and African migrants embarked on foot for the U.S. on Saturday morning. After traveling for about 20 miles, however, they were greeted ...

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Judge Blocks Trump Admin Rule Requiring Immigrants to be Self-Sufficient to Get Green Cards

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a new Trump administration rule that requires that immigrants be able to support themselves in order to be eligible for a green card. New York federal Judge George Daniels on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which takes into account a foreign national’s use of government benefits when ...

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Trump Says Kevin McAleenan Is Leaving As Homeland Security Chief

President Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that Kevin McAleenen will be leaving as acting director of homeland security after a six-month stint in which he dealt with an unprecedented influx of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way ...

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Illegal Alien Allegedly Killed A Teenager After Getting Released Repeatedly From Custody In Sanctuary City

Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal alien from Guatemala, allegedly participated in the gang murder of a teenager in a Washington state suburban town.  Before his arrest for murder, Carillo-Lopez was arrested on local charges numerous times, but every single detainer request lodged by ICE was ignored by authorities. Washinton Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill into law that prohibits ...

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Illegal alien went to victim’s house and raped her immediately after Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office failed to honor ICE detainer

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Antonio Ulises Perez, a 38-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador accused of rape, Wednesday, after the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) failed to honor an ICE detainer and released him from custody. Almost immediately following his release from the Oklahoma County Jail on Oct. 9, Ulises Perez went to ...

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Trump Proclamation Bars Immigrants Who Cannot Afford Health Insurance

The Trump administration will require many future immigrant applicants to prove that they can afford health insurance, marking the White House’s latest move to restrict immigration from those who could become a financial burden on the government. President Donald Trump, invoking his executive authority, issued a proclamation Friday evening that will prohibit the entry of immigrants applying for visas unless they ...

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CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Seizes $1.6 Million in Cocaine

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted cocaine in a commercial shipment of fresh carrots worth $1.6 million. “I commend our officers assigned to the cargo facility for their continued resolve in keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our border,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. This ...

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Detroit-area man charged with defacing ICE building

Detroit — A Warren, Michigan, man was arrested Thursday, by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) on charges of depredation of government property, announced United States Attorney Matthew Schneider. Corey Cook, 30, appeared in federal court Thursday in Detroit after ...

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ACLU Sues To Make Trump Administration Pay Migrant Families Separated At Border

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday, demanding the federal government pay damages to migrant families who were separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Arizona, calls for punitive and compensatory damages from the Trump administration, according to court filings. The progressive organization also wants ...

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Suspension Lifted For Officer Who Reported An Illegal Alien To ICE

A police officer will be allowed to return to duty after being suspended for turning an illegal alien over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A Fairfax County, Virginia police officer will be allowed to return to work on Friday following an update from the Fairfax County Police Department’s internal affairs division,  according to a news release by the department on ...

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The Trump Administration Will Expand DNA Collection Of Migrants

The Trump administration is moving forward with its plan to dramatically expand its DNA testing of illegal migrants at the southern border, a move intended to help control the immigration crisis. Border Patrol agents will soon have the ability to collect DNA samples of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an announcement by the Department of Homeland Security ...

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