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Here are the Republicans who voted to gut interior enforcement...

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The House and Senate passed H.J.Res. 31 on Thursday to fund roughly 25% of the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security, through Sept. 30. In addition to allowing DHS to increase the number of low-skilled guest workers through the H-2B visa program, the bill also reduces the number of detention beds used by ICE to detail criminal aliens and recent illegal border crossers and protects sponsors of child smuggling from deportation.

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NumbersUSA Opposes Budget Deal, Advocates Continuing Resolution

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NumbersUSA’s Government Relations Director Rosemary Jenks informed Members of Congress that her organization will score against affirmative votes for the budget deal (Conference Report to Accompany H.J. Res. 31). She cited provisions that encourage the smuggling and trafficking of children, reduce funding for ICE detention beds, and double the number of H-2B seasonal guest workers for the fiscal year. NumbersUSA is advocating passage of another continuing resolution to give Congress time to fix numerous problems in the pending measure.

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CIS Releases New Population Projections Based on Census Bureau Data

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Based on Census Bureau assumptions about immigration levels through 2060, the Center for Immigration Studies projected the U.S. population based on various immigration scenarios. One thing CIS revealed is that immigration does little to increase the proportion of the working-age population (16-64).

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Over 300 Migrants Jump Border Near President's Wall Rally

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Border Patrol agents apprehended 311 migrants late Monday night as they walked around the end of a pedestrian fence near Sunland Park, New Mexico. The arrests occurred a few hours after President Trump held a wall rally a few miles away in El Paso, Texas. Earlier on Monday, Agents apprehended a group of 330 migrants about 100 miles to the west in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.

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Senate Committee Delays Vote on New ICE Director

Acting ICE Dir. Ronald Vitiello

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The Senate Homeland Security Committee has delayed a vote for the second time on Pres. Trump's nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The President had nominated Ron Vitiello to the post last year, but the Senate Committee delayed the vote because of concerns brought to the Committee by the ICE officers union. Pres. Trump had to nominate Vitiello for a second time because of the new Congress starting last month.

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National Association of Manufacturers Calls for Amnesty, Foreign Worker Increases

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is set to unveil an immigration proposal that would grant amnesty to the more than 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States and increase the number of foreign workers imported each year. The proposal, as reported by Fox News, attempts to appeal to Pres. Trump's desire to build a border wall by including a boost for border security funding in the proposal.

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