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Over 400 Migrants Apprehended Near El Paso

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More than 400 migrants surrendered to Customs and Border Protection agents Monday in an open area in between two-tier fencing near El Paso, Texas. Border Patrol spokesman Joe Romero said the migrants are part of a caravan seeking asylum in the U.S. Meanwhile in San Diego, California at least two dozen caravan migrants were apprehended after climbing a border fence near the Pacific Ocean.

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Asylum Denials Hit Record High in FY2018

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Immigration judges denied asylum claims at a record rate in FY2018, according to a new report from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) that tracks immigration court cases. According to the report, judges rejected 65% of claims between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, while 78.6% of asylum claims entered by individuals from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala were denied.

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H-1B Proposal Increases Preference for U.S.-Educated Foreign Workers

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would give priority under the H-1B visa cap to foreign students with advanced degrees from U.S. universities or colleges. The measure would increase the likelihood that visa holders are better educated and decrease the chances that outsourcing companies can obtain visas for foreign-educated workers.   

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Republicans in Congress Cut a Deal to Double H-2B Guest Workers

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Congressional Republicans have reportedly cut a deal to permanently double the number H-2B guest worker visas given out each year. These visas are used by employers to bring in foreign workers to take jobs in landscaping, food service, meat processing, hospitality services, janitorial and housekeeping work, and other lower-skilled, non-agricultural occupations.

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Australia Considers Legal Immigration Reductions

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government is considering reducing its annual legal immigration cap from 190,000 to 160,000, a 16 percent reduction. Morrison said “Australians in our biggest cities are concerned about population. They are saying: enough, enough, enough. The roads are clogged, the buses and trains are full. The schools are taking no more enrollments. I hear what you are saying. I hear you loud and clear.”

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Pres. Trump Says No DACA Until After Court Review

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Pres. Trump told Politico that he won't support legislation that includes a DACA amnesty until after the courts make a final ruling on the challenge from the state of Texas. Texas and several other states are challenging the legality of the Obama-era executive amnesty that has granted work permits to 900,000 illegal aliens since 2014. Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen could issue a ruling at any time.

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Mexican Poll: 7 in 10 Negative About Caravan

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NBC News reported on a survey conducted by El Universal, a popular Mexican newspaper, that found about seven in 10 Mexicans have a negative view about caravan migrants. 52 percent of Mexicans oppose giving work permits to Central American migrants, 52 percent want those without legal documents blocked from entering Mexico and 55 percent support cracking down on future caravans.

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Trump's Blocking of Caravan Appeals to Most Midterm Voters' Preference

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  by  Roy Beck

In blocking Central American caravans from entering the United States, Pres. Trump appears to be pursuing a popular solution, according to a national survey of Americans who voted in the midterm congressional elections.

The poll taken in the days after the election found most voters (58%) preferring that the caravan be stopped before its members cross the U.S. border from Mexico.

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