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Senate To Vote On Sanctuary City Bill

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.)

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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) has introduced legislation that would limit funds for jurisdictions with sanctuary city polices who refuse to work with immigration officials. The legislation was fast-tracked to the Senate’s calendar, which means it will skip the usual committee process. This makes is likely that the Senate will vote on the bill, though a date has not been set yet.

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David Brooks: Immigration System Has Been 'Overflooded'

David Brooks, a New York Times columnist

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During ‘PBS NewsHour’ on Friday David Brooks, a New York Times columnist, attributed high immigration levels as a root cause of the Brexit vote and that similar attitudes can be found in the U.S. He said, “I’m as pro-immigration as the day is long, but we’ve asked a lot of people who are suffering in this economy to accept extremely, radically high immigration levels. And we’ve probably overflooded the system.”

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FBI Official Named New U.S. Border Patrol Chief

FBI assistant director, Mark Morgan, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, Gil Kerlikowske, has named FBI assistant director, Mark Morgan, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, though he has no prior experience with the agency. This is the first time in the Border Patrol’s 92-year-old history that the chief has been chosen from outside the agency.

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4-4 Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama's Executive Amnesties

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In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court today affirmed a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that temporarily blocks implementation of President Obama's DAPA and extended DACA amnesties. The case brought by 26 states now returns to District Judge Andrew Hanen’s court for a consideration of its merits.

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IG Blames Obama Admin. Policies on Murder of CT Woman

IG Blames Obama Admin. Policies on Murder of CT Woman

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At the request of Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) DHS’ Office of Inspector General released a report showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials “could have and should have done more to remove Jean Jacques from this country before he had the chance to brutally murder Casey Chadwick."

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WH Report: Labor Participation Rate for Working-Age Men Among Lowest in the World

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The labor participation rate for working-age men in the United States ranks in the bottom three among developed nations in the world, according to a new report from the White House's Council of Economic Advisors. The report said that 88% of men between the ages of 25 and 54 are working compared to a high-water mark of 98% in 1954. Men with a high school degree or less are suffering the most and could worsen under efforts by several Members of Congress to increase the number of H-2B visas given to low-skilled foreign workers.

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Rep. Gosar Invokes NumbersUSA on House Floor

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The last time NumbersUSA was mentioned on the House floor during a debate, it was amnesty-champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) slamming us for supporting an end to the Visa Lottery. But Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) mentioned us in a more flattering way on Wednesday night during debate over his amendment to the Defense spending bill that would have blocked DACA recipients from enlisting in the military.

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Report: Obama, Past Presidents Barred Entry of Groups Thought Dangerous

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The Daily Caller reports that President Obama and his predecessors on multiple occasions issued executive orders that banned groups of potentially-dangerous people from entering the United States. Obama and others have claimed Donald Trump’s proposed temporarily ban is unconstitutional and un-American but there is clear precedent and authority under current law, the report notes.

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Paul Ryan's "Vision for America" a Reiteration of Failed Past Policies

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  by  Eric Ruark

Paul Ryan continues to roll out his “Vision for a Confident America.” We discussed earlier the section outlining how the GOP leadership plans to alleviate poverty, though what that plan is or how they would implement it is unclear.

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