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Hillary Clinton Pledges to 'Fight for Comprehensive Immigration Reform', Expand Executive Amnesty

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At a campaign stop in Nevada yesterday, 2016 Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, pledged to fight for 'comprehensive immigration reform' with an amnesty for most illegal aliens living in the United States and to go farther than President Obama in using executive authority to grant amnesty to individuals in the country illegally. Changing the immigration system would be a top priority should she become president, Clinton said. "We can't wait any longer. We can't wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship."

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Sen. Isakson says Trade Deal Won't Affect Immigration, Sen. Sessions Disagrees

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During Saturday's GOP Weekly address, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) called on Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The move would state overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States while giving President Obama special authority to finish negotiating one of the world’s largest trade accords. During his address, he stated that “trade promotion authority does not give any president any new authority to expand immigration or change other laws without the approval of the Congress of the United States”

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House panel urges Congress to pass Birthright Citizenship legislation

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For the first time in 10 years, the issue of Birthright Citizenship was in the forefront on Capitol Hill this week when the House Immigration Subcommittee held a hearing on Wednesday. The hearing sought to determine if Birthright Citizenship is the right policy for America, but it focused less on the policy question, and more on whether or not it's a Constitutional mandate via the 14th Amendment. The panelists told the Subcommittee that only with a law passed by Congress could the courts offer an interpretation.

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House Committee Approves Amendment that Affirms Pres. Obama's DACA Amnesty

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The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment on Wednesday to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016, offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), that affirms Pres. Obama's unconstitutional 2012 DACA amnesty. The amendment was approved 33-to-30 by the Committee, mostly along party lines, but with enough GOP support to pass.

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Report: Disney IT Restructuring Favored Foreign Guest Workers Over Americans

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Computerworld’s Patrick Thibodeau examined a restructuring of IT operations at Disney’s Parks and Resorts division last year and found the company replaced American workers with contractor-based guest workers. The laid-off workers he interviewed said Disney’s restructuring, which the company claims was meant to refocus resources on innovation, was motivated by cost cutting and unnecessary since there was no “skills gap” among existing workers.

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Rep. Gosar: Amnesty Flight Program 'An Egregious Waste of Taxpayer Money'

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Earlier this week, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to Pres. Obama calling for the end of the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program. The program, which has been accepting applications since December 1, 2014, flies individuals from Central American countries to the U.S. for the purposes of providing an "orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some... are currently taking to the United States." The letter was signed by 37 other Members of Congress.

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Court Cases Could Undo Pres. Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

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While Congress was unable to stop President Obama's executive actions on immigration, a series of court cases that are making their way through the system may be able to do just that. Currently, there are court cases dealing with a wide array of issues, including amnesty and work permits for millions of illegal aliens to programs that hurt both low and high-skill American workers.

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Deportations Drop Due to Pres. Obama's Executive Actions

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New figures provided to Congress show that deportation rates have taken a steep dive, another 25%, so far this year. For the first six months of FY 2015, which began Oct. 1, 2014, only 117,181 illegal aliens were removed. Compared to the 157,365 illegal immigrants deported during the same period last year, the statistics suggest President Obama's executive actions on immigration have significantly reduced total deportations.

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Congressional Research Service Links Mass Immigration to Wages

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A new report from the Congressional Research Service links the increase in immigration in recent decades to the decline of the median income for the bottom 90% of income tax filers. The report, prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, shows that as the percentage of foreign-born residents declined between 1945 and the early-1970s, the median income for middle-class Americans increased. But after the foreign-born percentage began to increase after 1970, middle-class wages stagnated before plummeting after 2000.

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