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We regard all U.S. citizens -- foreign-born & natives -- the same. THIS is home.

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  by  Roy Beck

Shouts such as "concentration camps" and "holocaust" from one side and "send her back" on another side make it impossible to have the civil conversation that a public policy like immigration must have if practical and just solutions are to be adopted.

I urge all who seek a restored order at the border and a reduction in immigration numbers to avoid even a hint of nativism in response to the challenges at hand.

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H-1B Visa Clampdown Continues

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The number of H-1B visa petitions approved by USCIS has continued to fall in fiscal year 2019, according to data released by the agency Tuesday . So far this fiscal year, only 83.9 percent of the petitions for temporary skilled workers under the H-1B visa program have been initially approved, a drop from 84.5 percent in FY 2018 and 92.6 percent in FY 2017. At the same time, 39.6 percent of H-1B petitions received so-called "requests for evidence" so far this fiscal year, up from 38 percent last fiscal year and 21.4 percent in FY 2017.

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ACLU Sues to Block New DOJ/DHS Asylum Rule

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Today, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit to halt the new regulation put forth by DOJ and DHS. The ACLU, representing four pro-immigration advocacy organizations, argued that President Trump's proposed rule violates federal immigration and regulatory laws. The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District Court of California.

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9th Circuit Rules in Favor of Trump Admin. in 'Sanctuary City' Case

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In a surprising turn of events, a 2-1 opinion issued over the weekend from a panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a nationwide injunction issued by a federal judge, who sided with the city of Los Angeles in its lawsuit over Community Oriented Policing Services grants, which are determined by a point system that takes into account whether the city applying is a sanctuary city.

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Updated: Trump Admin. Unveils New Asylum Restrictions to Stem Border Crisis

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The Trump Administration is moving forward with a plan to make it more difficult for Central American migrants to take advantage of the present loopholes in the United States immigration system after illegally crossing the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Department of Justice released a new rule under which migrants who enter the United States at the southern border cannot be granted asylum unless they sought protection in one of the countries they traveled through.

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Focus Group: Pres. Trump's Immigration Edge

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In the city of Warren Mich., a known swing state in the 2020 presidential election, President Trump's stances on immigration edged out his opponents calls for open borders. As reported by Axios, the majority of a group of 12 swing voters said that they think President Trump is handling the immigration crisis "professionally and reasonably."

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Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act Only 'Fair' for a Handful of Countries

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, 365-to-65. While the bill's title includes the word "fair", the bill, should it become law, would all but eliminate employment-based green cards for nationals from all but a handful of countries.

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House Passes H.R. 1044, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness For High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019. The bill would eliminate per-country caps on employment-based green cards, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of immigrants—mostly from India and China—facing a decadeslong wait time to become lawful permanent residents. It also would raise the per-country limit on family-based visas from the current 7% to 15%.

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What to Make of the Dropping Border Arrests in June

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The number of illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol at the United States-Mexico border fell 29 percent in June of this year, signaling that a migrant surge that's burdened federal resources and ignited partisan battles on Capitol Hill may recede during the summer. Border Patrol arrested roughly 94,897 illegal aliens in June, according to figures released by Customs and Border Protection.

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