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2 of 3 Alabama primary winners are pledged to key tenets of RAISE Act

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Two of the three winners in Alabama's U.S. Senate primary elections Tuesday pledged to voters during the campaign that they will support immigration actions that are at the heart of the congressional RAISE Act.

Roy Moore and Luther Strange -- who will face each other in the Republican runoff -- promised:

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Ohio Voters: Cut LEGAL Immigration by at Least Half

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By a 3-to-1 margin, Ohioans say they want legal immigration -- that has been averaging around one million a year -- reduced to a half-million or less. That is the preference of nearly all demographic groups, including Ohio's Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Union Households, conservatives, liberals, moderates, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants and those of other religions and no religion, according to a survey conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 Ohioans likely to vote in next year's midterm congressional elections.

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North Dakota Voters: Cut LEGAL Immigration by at Least Half

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By more than a 2-to-1 margin, North Dakotans say they want legal immigration -- that has been averaging around one million a year -- reduced to a half-million or less. That is the preference of nearly all demographic groups, including North Dakota's Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants and those of other religions and no religion, residents of major cities, suburbs, and rural areas, according to a survey conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 North Dakotans likely to vote in next year's midterm congressional elections.

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Ken Blackwell: "Sanctuary for Whom?"

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Ken Blackwell, the former Treasurer and Secretary of the State of Ohio, is a strong advocate for the rights of states and limitations of federal power. But in a Huffington Post column, he explains why the federal government has full rights to withhold money from states and localities that act as "sanctuary" jurisdictions to undermine federal immigration enforcement.

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Montana Voters: Cut LEGAL Immigration by at Least Half

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By a more than 2-to-1 margin, Montanans say they want legal immigration -- that has been averaging around one million a year -- reduced to a half-million or less. That is the preference of nearly all demographic groups, including Montana’s Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants and those of other religions and no religion, residents of major cities, suburbs, and rural areas,according to a survey conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 Montanans likely to vote in next year's midterm congressional elections.

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Military Veteran: The ENLIST Act Threatens National Security

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In this Real Clear Defense op-ed, military veteran Robin Boggs denounces Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-Calif.) ENLIST Act saying it would not improve military readiness. The ENLIST Act would give illegal aliens who meet certain requirements Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) status if they join the military. The amnesty bill currently has over 200 sponsors and several have tried to sneak the bill into the defense budget.

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Michigan Voters: Cut LEGAL Immigration by at Least Half

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By nearly a 3-to-1 margin, Michiganders say they want legal immigration -- that has been averaging around one million a year -- reduced to a half-million or less. That is the preference of nearly all demographic groups, including Michigan’s Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Union Households, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants and those of other religions and no religion, residents of major cities, suburbs, and rural areas, according to a survey conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 Michiganders likely to vote in next year's midterm congressional elections.

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Sens. Cotton and Perdue: Our Immigration Plan is Pro-Worker and Pro-Growth

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In a USA Today op-ed entitled “Our Immigration Plan is Pro-Worker and Pro-Growth” Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) make the case for their RAISE Act that would update “our immigration laws to attract more ultra-high-skilled workers — and give working-class families the raise they deserve”.

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July Border Apprehensions Down 47% from Last Year

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just released a new report showing that border apprehensions increased by 15% from June but remains 47% lower than July 2016. July saw the highest number of border apprehensions since Pres. Trump took office though total apprehensions are still 22% lower than the same time period in FY16.

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