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Deputy Attorney General Nominee Stands By Administration's Executive Amnesty Stance

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At a hearing on her nomination to become Deputy Attorney General, Sally Yates refused to answer a Senator’s question about whether she personally considered the President’s executive amnesties to be lawful. However, citing her role as Acting Deputy Attorney General, Yates said she stands by the Administration's pleadings in cases before a federal district judge in Texas and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, according to a report in Politico.

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Law Professor Highlights Federal Judge's Rebutal of Claim that Obama's Amnesty Strengthens National Security

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South Texas College of Law professor Josh Blackman debunks the Justice Department's claim that Pres. Obama's unconstitutional amnesties were about boosting national security in an article published in the National Review. The Justice Department tried to argue before Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen last week that Obama's amnesties were an attempt to bring bring illegal aliens "out of the shadows" and that work permits and social security cards were used as an 'incentive' to sign up.

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Deportations down nearly 50% since 2012

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Data released by the Obama Administration show that the number of deportations in the first five months of fiscal year 2015 are nearly half of what they were in 2012 before Pres. Obama announced his executive amnesties. According to the data provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the rate of deportations is down 43% compared with three years ago.

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Testimony: Obama’s Executive Amnesties Violate Federal Law, Constitution

Kris Kobach

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The Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee heard testimony from Kris Kobach citing three reasons why the president's executive amnesties are unlawful: “(1) the executive actions do not comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA); (2) even if they did comply with the APA, they would still be in direct violation of substantive provisions of federal law; and (3) even if they did not violate federal law, they would still be unconstitutional.”

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Is there an immigration bell among the drought alarms?

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Immigration policy now drives more than three-quarters of U.S. population growth. Without changes to immigration, the U.S. is projected to add nearly 100 million people (the equivalent of two and a half California's) by the year 2051, putting additional pressure on our water supply -- a very real side effect of current immigration levels.

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Bills To Strengthen Interior Enforcement, Reduce Asylum Fraud

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The House Committee on the Judiciary yesterday approved a bill that would recognize a state’s inherent authority to enforce federal immigration laws and negate the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesties. The committee also endorsed a bill that would strengthen asylum standards in a manner that prevents the “rubberstamping” of fraudulent claims and effectively ends the process of “catch and release.”

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ICE Released 30,000 Additional Criminal Aliens

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today that it released 30, 558 criminal aliens in fiscal year 2014. About 36,000 had been released in the previous fiscal year. ICE said it had no choice due to overcrowding and the fact that most could not be detained longer under a court decision. In the Zadvydas v. Davis case, a court said aliens could not be held indefinitely if their country of origin refused their repatriation.

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Report: Executive Amnesty to cost Taxpayers $1.3 Trillion

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A study by Robert Rector estimates that illegal aliens receiving executive amnesty will receive well over a trillion dollars in Social Security and Medicare benefits. The study comes as part of prepared testimony that Rector gave to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the high entitlement costs of granting legal status to millions of illegal aliens.

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Border Patrol Agent says 6 in 10 Illegal Aliens Cross Border Unabeted

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While testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera indicated that nearly 6 out of 10 illegal aliens cross into the United States without being apprehended. Cabrera is an agent at the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas and is the vice president of National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Local 3307, a union for border agents.

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