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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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ACLU Sues Over Trump Expansion of Fast-Track Deportation Process

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday over the Trump administration's expansion of a fast-track deportation process. The legal challenge comes after the Department of Homeland Security finalized a plan last month to bypass immigration courts and deport Illegal aliens who cannot prove they've been present continuously in the U.S. for two years or more.

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Poll: Swing Voters Hugely Oppose 2020 Democrats Promising More Immigration

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Swing voters — by a large majority — say they are unlikely to support 2020 presidential candidates who support more illegal and legal immigration to the United States, a new poll finds. As reported by Breitbart News, the latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about 69 percent of swing voters said they are somewhat unlikely or very unlikely to support a 2020 presidential candidate that supports opening the U.S.-Mexico border to more illegal and legal immigration.

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Second Night of Round Two Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

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Wednesday night marked the closing of the second round of Democratic 2020 Presidential debates, the final of two debates this week in Detroit. Throughout the night many issues were covered, from healthcare to climate change, but none was more shocking than the candidates' responses to immigration questions posed by the CNN moderators.

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