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ICE: Vast Majority of UAC Sponsors are Illegal Aliens or Already House Them

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Matthew Albence, executive associate director for ICE, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that four-fifths of the families that sponsor unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are illegal aliens themselves or have illegal aliens already living in their homes. The placement of UACs is coming under additional scrutiny after some were considered "lost" when sponsors refused to respond to placement follow-up inquiries.

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Trump Administration Reduces Refugee Resettlement Cap to 30,000

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Yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees in fiscal year 2019 and processing over 280,000 asylum seekers. He said, "They will join the over 800,000 asylum seekers who are already inside the United States and who are awaiting adjudication of their claims…In consideration of both U.S. national security interest and the urgent need to restore integrity to our overwhelmed asylum system, the United States will focus on addressing the humanitarian protection cases of those already in the country."

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Three States Join E-Verify RIDE Program

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The States of Arizona, Maryland and Wyoming joined the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. RIDE links E-Verify with state motor vehicle department databases, and allows it to verify the validity of driver’s license and ID card information. Since almost 80 percent of employees use such documents as proof of identity, RIDE enhances E-Verify’s employment authorization check.

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Litigation Accuses IT Staffing Companies of Bias Against American Workers

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Seven lawsuits have been lodged claiming that IT staffing companies prefer H-1B guest workers from South Asia over qualified American workers. Bloomberg Law reported that if the courts rule the companies used H-1B visas in violation of anti-discrimination laws, they could be forced to "change their long-standing hiring and business models. If there aren't enough U.S. workers to take the place of H-1B visa holders, as the companies say, that could force them out of business." The companies are Tata Consultancy, Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, Virtua, Mahindra and HCL.

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Illegal Migrant Family Crossings Rival Former Surges

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Border Patrol Agents in August apprehended 12,744 migrant parents and children (family units) and 4,396 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) at the Southwest border – increases of 38 percent and 11.6 percent, respectively, over July. The 90,563 family units apprehended so far this fiscal year ensures 2018 will exceed 2017’s 90,576. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers manning ports of entry encountered 9,016 migrants in August, including 3,181 family units and 376 UACs.

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Meatpacking Plant Owner Pleads Guilty to Employing Illegal Aliens

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James Brantley, the owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant, pled guilty yesterday to tax fraud, wire fraud, and employment of illegal aliens. ICE conducted an enforcement action at his Southeastern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station, Tennessee on April 5th. He faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced Feb. 4.

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Study: Over 39 Million SSN 'No-Matches' Over Four-Year Period

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The Immigration Reform Law Institute obtained data showing that, from 2012 to 2016, there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records. The group said the Obama Administration’s termination of no-match letters resulted in a “thriving black market where illegal aliens can obtain the Social Security numbers of U.S. citizens in order to gain employment.”

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Shareblue Attacks Rep. Perry, but Supports Parents Risking the Lives of their Children

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

In its eagerness to attack Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Shareblue Media has a new website post that encourages Central American parents to take their children on the perilous journey through Mexico to illegally cross the U.S. border. The attack includes outlandish claims and makes no attempt at offering a solution to discourage illegal border crossers from placing their children's lives under the care of the murderous, multi-national drug cartels that control much of the southern border.

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ICE Arrests, Removals Continue Upward Trend

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New data from the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations office show increases in the first three quarters of this fiscal year compared to last. Between October 2017 and June 2018, arrests of illegal aliens increased 17 percent while removals rose about 9 percent. An Enforcement and Removal Operations official told reporters, “We continue to focus our enforcement efforts on those who pose a public safety threat and those who violate the integrity of our immigration laws.”

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