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Reporting That Advances An Informed, Civil Debate

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  by  Jeremy Beck

I have my fair share of criticisms of how immigration is covered by the fourth estate. Chiefly, the media's tendency to frame the debate as a binary choice between "pro-immigration" and "anti-immigration" (as if immigration policy was a light switch) leads to a lot of bad habits that breed misinformation and mischaracterizations. Hey, if immigration were that simple why did the Gang of Eight need over 1,000 pages to "reform" it?

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Could This Question Lead To A More Civil Debate?

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  by  Jeremy Beck
Years ago, a New York Times editorial offered some words of wisdom: "Unlimited immigration was a need, and a glory, of the undeveloped American past. Yet no one believes America can still support it. We must choose how many people to admit, and which ones." How many? Which ones? They are both necessary questions.

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80% of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities According to Harvard-Harris Poll

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A new poll conducted by the Harvard Center for American Political Studies and The Harris Poll of more than 2,000 registered voters found overwhelming opposition to sanctuary jurisdictions. 80% of respondents said they think cities that arrest illegal aliens for crimes should be required to turn them over to immigration authorities.

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New Kelly Memos Restore Immigration Enforcement & Rescind *Most* Obama-era Memos

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

DHS Secretary John Kelly has certainly been busy since the Senate confirmed his appointment last month, but two memos he signed yesterday are the most significant actions he's taken thus far. Kelly signed a memo titled "Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest" and another one titled "Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies" providing guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Border Patrol, and USCIS on how to execute Pres. Trump's Jan. 25 executive orders.

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National Security Poll Finds Broad Support for Immigration Enforcement

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A new poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Secure America Now found that most Americans support strengthening interior enforcement, including ending sanctuary cities and catch-and-release. The online poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters during the first week of February.

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Five Countries Listed in Trump EO Refuse to Repatriate Deported Aliens

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Five of the seven countries included in Pres. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order are on the list of recalcitrant countries who refuse to repatriate deported aliens, and the administration could block the issuance of new visas to these countries under current law, according to the Immigration Reform Law Institute. Additionally, an earlier executive order signed by Pres. Trump called for blocking visas to recalcitrant countries.

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Sheriffs Say Sanctuary City Policies Do Not Increase Cooperation Between Illegal Aliens and Local Police

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Several sheriffs across the country have spoken out against the idea that sanctuary city policies give illegal aliens more confidence to work with local law enforcement. Sanctuary city advocates claim that many illegal aliens will not report crimes, even if they are the victims, because they are afraid their illegal status will be discovered and they will be deported.

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