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9th Circuit Rules Administration Must Continue DACA Program

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today the Trump Administration must continue accepting applications to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, which provides work permits and a temporary stay of deportation to certain minors who came to the U.S. illegally. The ruling keeps in place for now a nationwide injunction blocking the Administration from ending the 2012 Obama program.

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Nearly All NumbersUSA House Champions Win on Election Night

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

NumbersUSA lost a great champion for American workers Tuesday night when Rep. Dave Brat was narrowly defeated by Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger. (We'll have more on her in a later post.) But with most of the House races settled, we can say that nearly all of the NumbersUSA A+ rated Members who ran for re-election will return to Congress in 2019.

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Mid-Term Voters Oppose Split Congress Trading Border Wall for DACA Amnesty

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  by  Roy Beck

We commissioned a survey of people who voted in yesterday's midterm elections in "Toss-Up Districts." It found strong opposition to trading a border wall for DACA amnesty. Voters in these tightly contested districts want any DACA amnesty to also include mandatory E-verify and an end to extended family migration.

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Trial Alleging Discrimination Against American Workers Begins

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In a trial that began Monday, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. is defending itself against claims that it prefers H-1B guest workers from South Asia and Indian expatriates over qualified American workers. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Daniel Kotchen, said the goal of the lawsuit is to force outsourcing companies like Tata to stop violating U.S. anti-discrimination laws. The trial is expected to conclude by the end of November.

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Justice Dept. Seeks SCOTUS Intervention in DACA Lawsuits

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Department of Justice attorneys filed a writ of certiorari before judgment asking the Supreme Court to intervene in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and D.C. circuits. Lower court rulings are under review in those circuits declaring that President Trump’s DACA rescission “either is or likely is unlawful.”

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President Will Deny Asylum-Seekers Who Cross Border Illegally

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At a press conference today President Trump said that migrants must "lawfully present themselves" at a port of entry in order to apply for asylum. They will no longer be allowed to apply for asylum after crossing the border illegally. He plans to issue a "comprehensive" Executive Order on immigration next week.

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POLL: Lop-sided majorities in 31 Toss Up districts want caravans kept out & legal immigration numbers reduced

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  by  Roy Beck

With all the sensational campaign coverage of immigration issues this month, NumbersUSA commissioned Pulse Opinion Research to find out how those issues are affecting the views of likely midterm voters in congressional districts with the closest races. Those are the races that will determine which Party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Study: 2016 Immigration Tied Previous Record High

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A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies says that 1.75 million legal immigrants and illegal aliens arrived in the United States in 2016, matching the previous record set in 1999. New arrivals under the study include legal permanent residents, refugees, temporary guest workers, foreign students, asylum seekers and illegal aliens.  
 
Steven Camarota, the Center’s director of research and co-author of the report, said new Census Bureau data show a continuing rebound in new arrivals. The uptick started in 2011 after post-Great Recession immigration bottomed out.

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