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DACA Amnesty Granted to Criminal Illegal Aliens

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Recent data, released today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), revealed that the government granted amnesty to 53,000 illegal aliens -- 7% of all DACA recipients -- with existing criminal convictions under Pres. Obama's DACA executive amnesty. Of those criminal aliens approved for DACA, 10 were granted status despite being arrested for murder.

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President Trump Has a Clear Choice When It Comes to a DACA Amnesty

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  by  Eric Ruark

President Trump has a clear choice. he can sign the Goodlatte bill, which would fulfill some of his campaign promises, or he can sign the Speaker Ryan "compromise" bill, which is a Gang of Eight redux. Ryan's bill does not include E-Verify, and it won't cut the number of green cards issued every year.

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Ryan Amnesty Follows Gang of 8 Playbook -- Amnesty First, Enforcement Maybe Later

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The draft text for House Speaker Paul Ryan's "compromise" bill is out, and it's as bad as we feared. Speaker Ryan's amnesty plan follows the same playbook that the Gang of 8 followed, granting an immediate and permanent amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens with only promises of future enforcement.

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MPI: More than 10 Million Foreign Nationals Receive Taxpayer-funded Welfare Benefits

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A recent report by the Migration Policy Institute, entitled Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families' Public Benefits Use, revealed that 10.3 million out of the 22 million foreign nationals in the U.S. receive benefits from at least one welfare program funded by taxpayer dollars. Additionally, 54.2% of foreign national children, age 17 and younger, are granted welfare benefits. The data also showed that 46.3% of foreign national welfare recipients are adults, age 18 to 54, and 47.8% are older than 54.

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House GOP Leadership Announces DACA Vote, Delaying Amnesty Discharge Petition

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he will bring two immigration bills to the floor next week for a vote. The move managed to persuade two Republicans not to sign a discharge petition that would have forced several no-strings amnesty votes in the House.

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Justice Dept. Backs States' DACA Challenge

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Last Friday the Justice Department filed a brief that lays out how the Administration would like Judge Andrew Hanen to proceed in the DACA challenge brought by seven states. The brief, which supports the states’ challenge, marks the first time the Administrations has weighed in on the case. The Administration plan could send the matter back to the Supreme Court quickly, according to the Constitution Center.

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D.C. Circuit Reverses District Court's Dismissal of Case Challenging OPT

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The D.C. Circuit reversed the dismissal of a case challenging whether or not the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was authorized to create the Optional Practical Training program (OPT) and remanded the case back to the D.C. District Court last Friday. The court ruled against the agency's argument that the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), suing on behalf of American workers harmed by OPT, did not have standing to bring the suit. The court ruled that American workers do not have to prove they were rejected, after applying for a specific job that was later filled bya foreign national with OPT status.

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AG Sets Stricter Asylum Requirements for Victims of Private Criminal Activity

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In an opinion yesterday in the case Matter of A-B, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that “claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not [generally] qualify for asylum…The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim.”

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Our ads continuously declare what House negotiators are trying to ignore: MOST VOTERS WANT IMMIGRATION CUTS

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  by  Roy Beck
Americans who want immigration numbers reduced are in the majority, and they are being largely ignored by immigration policy negotiators in the U.S. House. That's the chief point of NumbersUSA's widespread advertising campaign that began around Christmas and has accelerated in June.

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