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Where Did the Candidates End Up Rating After All Those Birthright Citizenship Comments This Week?

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The dust is kind of settling after a week-long wind-storm of news media pressing Presidential candidates to express a position on various aspects of immigration policy.

We know a lot more now than we did a week ago. And we'll tell you what we know right here. This overview is the result of two long NumbersUSA Grade Committee meetings yesterday.

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New poll shows high support among voters for immigration enforcement

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A poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports has found that the majority of voters support increased immigration enforcement, including additional fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and deportation for criminal illegal aliens. According to the poll's findings, 51% of likely voters support more fencing along the border, while a whopping 80% support the deportation of criminal illegal aliens.

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What Are The GOP Candidates Saying About Birthright Citizenship?

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Since 2016 GOP Presidential Hopeful, Donald Trump, released his immigration plan last weekend that called for ending Birthright Citizenship, many of the other presidential hopefuls have been asked to declare if they support or oppose ending birthright citizenship. Here is a list of what the other 2016 presidential hopefuls have said this week about the issue.

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Rep. Matt Salmon urges administration to stop releasing criminal illegal aliens

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Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) has sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that they stop releasing criminal illegal aliens onto the streets, enabling them to commit more crimes. The response from Rep. Salmon comes after learning that the administration had released three violent criminal illegal aliens into Pinal County just south of Phoenix.

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4 ways most media getting birthright citizenship wrong: No. 1 -- anchors, not enticements

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The first day of media coverage of Donald Trump's new stand against birthright citizenship has mostly included misinformation and faulty analysis. Here are the big facts that need to emerge to clear up the confusion that many in the media (especially on TV) are sowing.

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Trump joins critical mass of other candidates in making LEGAL immigration numbers a big issue

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The weight of Donald Trump's front-runner status and his detailed plan released over the weekend tipped the balance among the Republicans' 2016 Presidential field so that the dominant position now is that immigration policy is a jobs and wage issue.

And he joins several candidates in raising the question in one way or another of whether LEGAL immigration ought to be reduced.

Several candidates had already been advancing the idea in recent months that federal policies on LEGAL immigration are not serving the interests of the American worker.

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Maryland Governor Reinstates Cooperation with DHS Over Illegal-Alien Detainees

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has agreed to detain illegal aliens in state custody for pickup and eventual deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). His predecessor, Martin O’Malley (D), last year established a policy of refusing ICE detainer requests, which resulted in the release of criminal aliens from the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center onto the streets.

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