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Sheriff: ICE Forced to Quick-Release Migrant Families in Arizona

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ICE told Arizona Sheriffs it has run out of detention space to handle the number of migrants illegally crossing the border and presenting themselves at ports of entry. This lack of housing and the Flores Settlement’s 20-day release requirement forced ICE to release a large number of “family units" in Arizona all at once.

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Reports Say Mexico is Cooperating in Blocking Migrants

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The Mexican government is reportedly stationing hundreds police and immigration agents at its southern border with Guatemala in advance of the arrival of a 2,000-person caravan of Hondurans that is traveling to the United States, according to one report. Another report indicates that Mexican immigration agents are trying to prevent migrants from accessing U.S. ports of entry.

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Justice Dept. Plans Supreme Court Appeal if 9th Circuit Doesn't Rule on DACA Injunction Soon

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The Trump Administration told the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s injunction blocking the termination of DACA if the Appeals Court doesn’t issue a decision by Oct. 31. The Ninth Circuit heard arguments on May 15th but has yet to issue a ruling.

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Another Caravan Looks to Take Advantage of Asylum Loopholes

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  by  Chris Chmielenski
Approximately 1,300 migrants left Honduras this weekend, according to Reuters, hoping to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. Reuters reports that the migrants are heading to the U.S. to escape violence in their home country and to seek better work opportunities. They also hope to take advantage of current loopholes in U.S. immigration law that will allow them to gain entry into the U.S. and eventually get work permits.

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Lame Duck Fight Planned Over Border Wall Funding

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., this week said Senate Republicans are “committed to helping the president get wall funding” during the lame duck session. The Senate included $1.6 billion for wall funding in its 2019 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security but McConnell wants to match the $5 billion figure set by the House Appropriations Committee.

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Washington Examiner: NUSA Poll Shows Support for Immigration Cuts

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Polling consistently shows that U.S. voters want to reduce the level of annual immigration. NumbersUSA polling in mid-term battleground states found that in all 25 states polled, a strong majority of likely voters prefer cuts to immigration over continuing to hand out one million lifetime work permits annually.

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VP Pence Urges Central American Leaders to Discourage Illegal Immigration

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Vice President Mike Pence called on the leaders of the Central American counties that make up the Northern Triangle to take more steps to discourage illegal immigration to the United States. Many of the illegal border crossers in recent years have come from the Northern Triangle countries that include Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, including the majority of family units and unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the border.

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Birthright Citizenship for Illegal Aliens Costs Taxpayers $2.4 Billion

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Children born to illegal-alien parents cost U.S. taxpayers $2.4 billion each year according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. The report concludes that of all births likely paid for by U.S. taxpayers, $5.3 billion is spent each year on children born to illegal alien or immigrant parents.

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