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Rep. Babin Introduces Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act

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This week Rep. Brian Babin re-introduced his Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act (H.R. 82), which would cut foreign aid and travel visas to countries who refuse to accept their illegal criminal aliens back into their country after they have been ordered deported from the U.S. Rep. Babin first introduced this bill 2016 and the bill recieved 52 cosponsors.

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Frederick Douglass -- icon of Black civil rights AND immigration limits (like Sessions)

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Our staff just finished its annual NumbersUSA Martin Luther King Jr. holiday lunch. We recounted our staff field trip last year to the home of the 19th Century's greatest civil rights leader -- Frederick Douglass.

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Rep. Sensenbrenner Named Chairman of Immigration Subcommittee

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Last Friday Rep. James Sensenbrenner was named as the new Chairman of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee for the 115th Congress. Rep. Sensenbrenner has been a long time advocate for border security and tougher enforcement against illegal aliens.

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Speaker Ryan Supports Trump Border, Anti-Sanctuary Policies

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During a CNN town hall meeting yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., said he agreed with President-elect Trump’s policies on securing the border, deporting criminal aliens, and defunding sanctuary cities. Ryan also said he wants to find a “good, humane solution” for illegal aliens participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Obama Repeals Cuban 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy

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The Associated Press reports President Obama terminated a longstanding policy that allows any Cuban who touches U.S. soil to become a legal permanent resident and citizen. The announcement comes after an agreement was reached with Cuba to take back the citizens the U.S. seeks to deport. The repeal is effective immediately.

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CIS: Deportations at Lowest Levels Since 2006

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A new Center for Immigration Studies report shows that according to the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) FY16 report the number of ICE deportations hit 10-year record lows. According to the OIS report ICE only removed 65,332 illegal aliens from the interior in FY16, a 6% decrease from FY15, making it the lowest number since 2006.

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Media Generally Saw Sessions Victory in Confirmation Hearing

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  by  Jeremy Beck

The campaign to delegitimize Senator Jeff Sessions barely reared its head on the first day of his confirmation hearing.

Politico reports: "Potentially ugly hearing becomes more of a love-fest" with even those Democrats who challenged Sessions complimenting him as a colleague and a friend.

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DHS Nominee Kelly Vows to 'Faithfully Execute the Laws on the Books'

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Appearing in a confirmation hearing yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen. John Kelly called for a multifaceted approach to securing the border and criticized the Obama Administration for giving “a pass” to most illegal aliens. He said that the law would "guide” his decisions if confirmed, and that he would “rapidly” process illegal aliens for return to the countries.

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Rep. Chaffetz Introduces Legislation to Reduce Asylum Fraud

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced his Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (H.R. 391) yesterday, which would narrow the “credible fear” standards that illegal aliens must meet in order to make an asylum claim. Rep. Chaffetz first introduced this bill in 2015 as a response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) at the southern border.

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