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When Not to Heed Warnings – ACLU on Florida’s Anti-Sanctuary Legislation

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  by  Van Esser

Most who travel abroad are well aware of State Department travel warnings, which inform citizens about dangers related to crime and terrorism in other countries. But have you ever seen an advisory designed to warn criminals not to travel to rule-of-law states in our own country? That’s essentially what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other open border groups sought when they issued a travel warning to steer illegal-alien criminals away from Florida.

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Attorney General Expands Detention for Certain Asylum Seekers

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Attorney General William Barr yesterday ruled that asylum seekers who illegally cross the border between ports of entry are not eligible for bond and must remain in detention. The decision does not affect unaccompanied migrant children or “family units,” who are exempt from expedited removal.

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La La Land

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  by  Andrew Good
Immigration policy drives virtually all U.S. population growth, and has helped ensure housing prices have been rising faster than wages for some time now. Despite GDP growth, more and more people will find themselves unable to afford to become part of the ownership class in Los Angeles – merely a continuation of a long-cementing trend.

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McConnell Open to Border, Asylum Negotiations with Democrats

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) yesterday said it is “way past time” for Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a solution for the border crisis. Alluding to the recent DHS personnel shakeup, McConnell said, "It can't all be solved by changing personnel, some of it requires changing the law. That means we have to deal with the Democrats. They're in the majority in the House."

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RAISE Act would continue momentum of U.S. workers finally getting raises

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  by  Roy Beck

The RAISE Act is exactly what a Congress would pass if it were committed to the idea of helping tens of millions of struggling Americans in stagnant jobs or outside the labor market altogether.

Here is my statement to the nation's news media on why this should be a compassionate mandate for the President and the Congress.

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Is the U.S. full? Ecological Footprint Reveals an Inconvenient Truth

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  by  Rob Harding

President Trump's hyperbolic comments about the country being "full" were followed by numerous media responses, like The New York Times article by The Upshot's Neil Irwin and Emily Badger, as if it needed to be explained to anyone that the country isn't actually "bursting at the seams" with people.

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RAISE Act Reintroduced in Senate, Introduced in House

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Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the RAISE Act in the Senate. This is the same bill Sens. Cotton and Perdue introduced last Congress that would eliminate the visa lottery and chain migration, and would make employment visas merit-based. Rep. Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced a companion bill in the House.

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Immigration, Human Thriving and a 'decent life for all [life]'

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  by  Jeremy Beck

As Earth Day approaches, the physicist Steven Chu and the naturalist David Attenborough are issuing separate warnings about population pyramid and ponzi schemes.

More moderate levels of immigration such as those proposed by multiple commissions over the past decades are more compatible with environmental sustainability and economic justice than are the historically-high levels currently in place.

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