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Pew: Trump Admin. Focused Most Enforcement on Criminal Aliens in FY2017

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According to a Pew Research report, recent data from ICE revealed the overwhelming majority of all arrests made by ICE agents in FY 2017 were of “criminal” arrestees -- illegal aliens with prior criminal convictions. In just eight years, the overall number of ICE criminal arrests jumped from 39% in FY 2009 to a staggering 74% in FY 2017.

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CIS: Surge of UACs Supplies MS-13 with Tens of Thousands of Recruits

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A recent study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on MS-13 criminal arrests shows a surge of the gang's activity specifically in areas subject to sanctuary policies and large numbers of resettled UACs. According to the report, 506 MS-13 members were charged with or arrested for crimes, including 207 arrests for murder in 22 states, with 92 cases in California, 84 in Maryland, 80 in New York, and 63 in Virginia -- all states that have resettled a large number of UACs.

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Senators Schumer, Collins, Rounds & King Team Up to Give Amnesty to 12 Million Illegal Aliens

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  by  Chris Chmielenski
Today, we face the greatest threat of a mass amnesty bill passing in the Senate since the Gang of 8 bill passed through the chamber back in 2013. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mike Rounds (D-S.D.), and Angus King (I-Maine) have teamed up to offer an amendment that would, based on DHS's estimation, gut interior enforcement and grant amnesty to more than 10 million illegal aliens ... include some who aren't even here yet!

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Misuse of Barbara Jordan's Legacy on Immigration Is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It

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  by  Eric Ruark

Barbara Jordan is a true hero of the Civil Rights Movement, an icon of American politics, and a guiding light to those who continue to fight for immigration reforms that put the interests of the American people first. Susan F. Martin, professor emerita at Georgetown University and former staff member of the Jordan Commission, wrote a piece last week attacking President Trump for a letter the White House put out praising Jordan's work. Martin was aghast that Trump would "intimate" that he and Jordan held similar policy positions on immigration. President Trump is a political lightening rod, no doubt, even more so than other modern Presidents, but in attacking him Martin misrepresented Barbara Jordan's views on immigration and the recommendations of the Jordan Commission.

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Pres. Trump Endorses Grassley Bill, Urges Senators to Oppose Other Proposals

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Pres. Trump fully endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley's bill, the Secure and Succeed Act, in a statement today. In his endorsement, he also called on Senators to oppose anything that doesn’t include his four pillars of ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, securing the border, and granting amnesty to the 1.8 million DACA-eligible illegal aliens.

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Sen. Flake to Offer Legislation that Tweaks White House Proposal

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will propose a bill as early as today that is similar to the White House proposal, but makes several tweaks so that legal immigration levels never fall below 1 million per year. The proposal would convert any green cards freed up by ending the Visa Lottery or Chain Migration categories to employment-based green cards.

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