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Trump walking back some amnesty comments and filling in some blanks (and we raise his grade)

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  by  Roy Beck

After a lot of criticism over the weekend of his recent remarks about letting the "good" illegal aliens stay, Donald Trump has gone on national media to clarify his remarks about amnesty. There is still a lot of confusion about the details of his stance, and it is likely that he has not yet thought about those policy details.

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On the basis of the new details he has provided in the last two days, NumbersUSA is changing his amnesty rating from HARMFUL to MIXED on our Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards.

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Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed Presidential immigration ratings.

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  by  Roy Beck

(NOTE: Trump's positions in this blog have been superseded by later comments found in later blogs.) Donald Trump, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum revealed important things about themselves in high-pressure moments this past week, surrounded by the cameras and tape recorders of national media.

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House offers weak response to ICE's release of criminal aliens and sanctuary jurisdictions' efforts to protect them

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The House of Representatives approved H.R.3009, Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-Calif.) sanctuary cities bill, last Thursday, hopefully starting a debate over the Obama Administration's efforts to severely weaken interior enforcement.

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House Passes Partial Sanctuary Policies Fix

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The House passed legislation that would block certain federal funds to jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with ICE agents, and would authorize the Department of Justice to block policing grants to localities that similarly adopt sanctuary policies. The legislation is weaker than that the House passed earlier this year and does not address the Obama Administration’s sanctuary policies, such as the mass release criminal aliens.

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Obama Administration Proposes to Amnesty Relatives of Legal Permanent Residents

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The Obama Administration proposed a rule that would amnesty the illegal-alien spouses, children and parents of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) in a manner similar to the congressionally-authorized 245(i) amnesty. The provisional unlawful presence waiver under the rule would allow an estimated 272,000 illegal aliens in these categories to obtain a green card without facing the current statutory penalty - a 3-year or 10-year bar on re-entry to the U.S.

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NAFBPO Calls for Passage of Davis Oliver Act in the Midst of House Debate on Weaker Sanctuary Cities Bill

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) issued a statement today on how sanctuary cities undermine the rule of law and the need for passage of H.R.1148, The Davis Oliver Act, which would "provide the tools that American Law Enforcement Officers need to reclaim and secure our nation's streets and communities." The bill would end the mass release of criminal aliens, allow local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal laws, and help ensure the just, consistent and uniform application of federal law.

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Senators Push DHS Officials on Sanctuary Cities at Hearing

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Two top DHS officials came under intense scrutiny during an oversight hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana were asked tough questions from both Republicans and Democrats on the Committee regarding their handling of state and local jurisdictions that refuse to communicate with ICE or comply with ICE detainers (sanctuary cities) and for the Obama Administration's release of more than 70,000 criminal aliens.

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Victim's Mother Tells Congress: 'I don't want your sympathy. I want you to do something about it.'

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Five families testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, retelling the stories of loved ones who lost their lives to an illegal alien who was set free by a sanctuary jurisdiction or Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the direction of the Obama Administration. Laura Wilkerson, whose son was tortured and burned to death by an illegal alien, best summed up the panel's message by saying, "I don't want your sympathy. I want you to do something about it."

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Op-Ed in THE HILL newspaper: 'Sanctuary cities' legislation must tackle 'sanctuary nation' policies

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Yes, Congress must act to defund sanctuary cities until they cooperate with federal enforcement agencies. But Congress must also address the largest sanctuary jurisdiction of all: the federal government. Federal entities release nearly four times as many criminal aliens as do cities and other local jurisdictions with sanctuary policies.

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NumbersUSA to oppose sanctuary cities bill, H.R.3009

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The House Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing for Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-Calif.) sanctuary cities bill, H.R.3009, for Wednesday afternoon. NumbersUSA has sent a notice to all House Members, telling them that we will oppose the Hunter legislation. Here's what was sent to House offices.

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