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Trump Admin. to Expand Detention Times Through New Regulation

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Today the Trump Administration is expected to release a regulation aiming to make it easier to keep illegal immigrant families detained together for longer periods of time, according to a former Homeland Security Department official familiar with the regulation. The final rule outlines standards for the care of alien children and families in the custody of federal immigration authorities.

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USCIS Toughens Path to Work Permits for People ‘Paroled’ into U.S.

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidelines today that toughen the path to work permits for immigrants "paroled" into the United States. Parole is a type of immigration relief available to people outside the U.S. who have been deemed inadmissible or lack a valid visa. Under the program, foreigners can enter the country on a temporary basis for humanitarian reasons or because their entry provides a significant public benefit.

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Mandatory E-Verify AND Prosecution of Criminal Employers Key to Ending Illegal Immigration

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  by  Eric Ruark

The recent raids against seven chicken plants in Mississippi by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) demonstrate two things. Mandatory E-Verify is long overdue, and the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens

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13 States File Lawsuit Over Trump 'Public Charge' Rule

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Thirteen states led by Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson (D) filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule. The states are suing the Department of Homeland Security over the new rule that expands the government's ability to deny entry or green cards to legal immigrants based on their use of public services like food stamps and Medicaid. The rule, announced Monday, is set to go into effect on Oct. 15.

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Trump Admin. Aims To Shift Money To ICE Amid Border Crisis

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House aides and a congressional office claimed this week that the Trump administration is looking to allocate funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ICE from other department accounts. While it remains unclear which departments are expected to have money redirected, this follows a similar move last year when the DHS allocated approximately $170 million to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Those funds were used to help with the removal and detention of those who were in the country illegally.

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Trump Admin. Updates 'Public Charge' Rule to Better Protect U.S. Taxpayers

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The Trump Adminis- tration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid. Officials described the so-called "public charge" rule as a way to ensure those granted permanent residency are self-sufficient -- and protect taxpayers in the process.

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Border Arrests Continue to Drop in July

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The number of illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol at the United States-Mexico border fell 24 percent compared with June of this year, signaling that a migrant surge that's burdened federal resources and ignited partisan battles on Capitol Hill may continue to recede during the summer months. Border Patrol arrested roughly 71,999 illegal aliens in July of 2019, according to figures released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection. That is down from nearly 94,908 in June of 2019, and 132,870 in May of 2019, the highest monthly total since 2006. Apprehensions at U.S.

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Opportunity Cost: Pricing Americans Out of the Market for Educational Opportunity

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  by  Christy Shaw

You can hate it, you can love it, or be asking yourself where you stand right now on the idea of free college education for all.

But regardless of how the actual accounting of such a national policy would ultimately succeed or fail, one thing is proving true for an already socialized education system that favors an imbalance between preference for recruiting foreign students over Americans --immigration is pricing Americans out of an affordable higher education.

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Largest US Immigration Operation in a Decade Nets 680 Arrests

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U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. As reported by USA Today, the raids were reportedly planned months ago, and the largest took place at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, 40 miles east of Jackson. Workers who were confirmed to have legal status were allowed to leave the plant. Other linked operations were executed in Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Pelahatchie, and Sebastapol Mississippi.

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