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Pres. Obama's Budget Cuts SCAAP Funding, Endorses CIR

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Pres. Obama issued the final budget proposal of his tenure, making one last push for passage of “comprehensive immigration reform.” The President’s proposed budget would also end the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) that reimburses state and local prisons for housing criminal illegal aliens. It’s unlikely that Congress will even vote on the proposal.

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1st two state GOP winners defied party leaders on immigration expansionism

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  by  Roy Beck

Today Republican voters again expressed their feelings of betrayal by the Republican Party establishment. Trump was elevated with his promises to defy the party leaders on immigration expansionism in which the concerns of workers are a low priority. The Iowa and New Hampshire contests have been won by the two candidates -- Cruz and Trump -- who have most clearly championed immigration policies that support American workers."

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Trump Responds to Sen. Sessions' Immigration/Trade Candidate Questions

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Breitbart News reports Donald Trump provided answers to a list of fundamental questions that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., posed for those seeking the GOP nomination. Sen. Sessions said his questions concerning immigration and trade were important enough that “the voters should say, ‘If you’re not going to be right on those, I’m not voting for you in this primary and I’m not going to vote for you as president.’”

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Engineering Professor Says Rubio's Plan Would Destroy Job Prospects Of His Students

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Mark Thies, Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clemson University, wrote an op-ed in the Greenville Online that disproved the idea that there is a shortage of American STEM workers available and that bills such as the I-Squared Act, which Sen. Rubio supports, would destroy the already limited opportunities for American STEM students to find jobs in their fields.

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Our tweets on N.H. debates show immigration angles you didn't see in MSM

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Moderators only skimmed the surface of real immigration issues in New Hampshire debates of both parties this week, and media reports missed nearly all the available nuances even from that. But NumbersUSA's tweeters filled the gaps with minute-by-minute coverage and commentary. Catch up on what you may have missed on our NumbersUSA Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/NumbersUSA/lists/numbersusa

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American Workers Left Out of Discussion of Jobs Data

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  by  Eric Ruark

The jobs report for January was just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fewer jobs were created than anticipated, wage growth was better but still sluggish (perplexing some economists because of the “tightening labor market”), and it was revealed that exports fell 4.8% in 2015.

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Rep. Dave Brat Cosponsors Visa Lottery and Birthright Citizenship Bills

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Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) has recently cosponsored Rep. Bill Posey’s bill to end the Visa Lottery and Rep. Steve King’s bill that would end Birthright Citizenship. This makes Rep. Brat one of only two Members of Congress to cosponsor all NumbersUSA’s 5 Great Immigration Solution Bills and earn a 100% score on his Immigration Grade Card this Congress, the other member is Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala).

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Yes, Rubio's immigration bill provided legal status and work permits for criminals

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  by  Jeremy Beck
The debate over Marco Rubio's and Ted Cruz's immigration positions continued this week when Cruz accused Rubio of granting legal status to criminal illegal aliens through his Gang of 8 amnesty bill. Fact Check's Robert Farley looked into Cruz's claim, and his analysis has been picked up by several national media outlets.

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Obama Admin. Reinstates Catch And Release Policy

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The Obama administration has reinstated the catch and release policy forcing Border Patrol to release any illegal aliens “claiming” to have been in the country since January 2014, without ordering them to appear at a deportation hearing. This essentially ignores our immigration laws and grants illegal aliens the right to remain in the country.

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