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Rep. Black Introduces Legislation to Mandate E-Verify & Strengthen Immigration Enforcement

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Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require all employers to use E-Verify and would make illegally crossing the border a felony for first-time offenders. Rep. Black says the Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act, H.R. 6318, puts the interests of American citizens and legal immigrants ahead of illegal aliens.

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USCIS Extends Conditions for Initiating Removal

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated guidance for issuing Notices to Appear (NTA), which begin removal proceedings against an alien, to align it with Administration immigration enforcement priorities. USCIS officers will now issue NTAs for a wider range of cases involving fraud, criminal activity, or where illegal aliens have been denied an immigration benefit.

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TPS Extended for Yemen

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen determined that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) should be extended for Yemen due to “ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that support Yemen’s current designation.” TPS status for about 1,250 Yemenis will be extended for 18 months.

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Judge Refuses to Block Most California Sanctuary Laws

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A federal Judge John Mendez turned down Trump Administration requests for a preliminary injunction on California laws that limit cooperation with ICE (SB 54) and enable the state attorney general to inspect privately-owned federal detention centers (AB 103). But the judge blocked provisions of another law (AB 450) that requires employers to deny ICE access to nonpublic worksite areas or employee records without a warrant.

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Preliminary Stats Suggest Zero Tolerance Policy Helped Reduce Illegal Immigration

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The Associated Press acquired Border Patrol arrest statistics that suggest President Trump’s zero tolerance policy may have helped convince fewer migrants to cross the border illegally. The Border Patrol arrested 34,057 illegal aliens in June - 6,287 less than in May. The number is still more than double the 16,077 arrested in June 2017, when the Administration was relatively new and more migrants feared crossing illegally.

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Judge: Administration Wrongly Denied Asylum Seekers Parole

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A D.C. District Court judge ruled the Trump Administration is denying the parole (release from custody) of asylum-seekers contrary to a 2009 ICE policy, and must give them a chance at freedom until that policy is changed. Judge James Boasberg’s ruling affects asylum-seekers at five ICE offices where parole denial rates ranged between 92 percent and 100 percent of cases. Those ICE offices must give denied asylum seekers another chance to show they deserve parole.

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Calls to eliminate ICE get serious. Is disdain for nationhood behind it all?

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  by  Roy Beck

This is a different kind of 4th of July holiday than we've had since at least the early '70s.

A growing number of Members of Congress -- and protesters in the streets -- are questioning the legitimacy of the United States of America remaining a true nation of self-determining people.

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