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Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act Only 'Fair' for a Handful of Countries

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, 365-to-65. While the bill's title includes the word "fair", the bill, should it become law, would all but eliminate employment-based green cards for nationals from all but a handful of countries.

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House Passes H.R. 1044, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness For High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019. The bill would eliminate per-country caps on employment-based green cards, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of immigrants—mostly from India and China—facing a decadeslong wait time to become lawful permanent residents. It also would raise the per-country limit on family-based visas from the current 7% to 15%.

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What to Make of the Dropping Border Arrests in June

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The number of illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol at the United States-Mexico border fell 29 percent in June of this year, signaling that a migrant surge that's burdened federal resources and ignited partisan battles on Capitol Hill may recede during the summer. Border Patrol arrested roughly 94,897 illegal aliens in June, according to figures released by Customs and Border Protection.

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U.S. Begins Returning Asylum Seekers, Expanding Remain in Mexico

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The Federal Government has started returning non-Mexican migrants who claim asylum, after illegally entering the United States at the Texas border city of Loredo, back to Mexico. This marks the first expansion of the "Remain in Mexico" policy since the U.S. and Mexico brokered a deal to avert additional tariffs being placed on the country.

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Texas Congresswoman Secretly Sends Staff to Mexico to Coach Asylum-Seekers

Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)

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The National Border Patrol Council's El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner, Rep. Veronica Escobar has been sending her aides to interview and coach migrants who, according to them, may have been wrongly returned to Mexico.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Want Stepped-Up Enforcement if Congress Fails to Act

The Harvard Harris Poll in June of 2019 showed 51% of Americans support President Trump's mass removal of illegal immigrants

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A majority of Americans want illegal aliens who have already been given final removal orders by an immigration judge to be deported if Congress fails to reach a deal this week that closes loopholes in the country's asylum system that allow mass flows of migrants to pour through the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Grading Congress on protecting our INDEPENDENCE from coerced congestion

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  by  Roy Beck

If you are finding your Fourth of July weekend diminished by over-packed highways, over-crowded parks, and ill-maintained infrastructures unable to keep up with the people growth, blame the Members of Congress. It is their immigration policies that bear the No. 1 responsibility.

Since the year 2000, nearly 50 million people have been added to our sprawling cities. And Congress' immigration policies caused most of it, according to Pew Research.

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Harvard/Harris: Immigration Overtakes Health Care as Top Issue for Voters

The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll

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Immigration has surpassed health care as the issue that voters see as the most important facing the United States, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill. Forty-two percent of registered voters pointed to immigration as the top issue, compared to 38 percent who chose health care, the survey shows, as reported by The Hill.

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Policy Ordering Detention of Asylum-Seekers

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A federal judge in Seattle ruled Tuesday that asylum-seeking immigrants detained for being in the United States illegally have the right to a bond hearing in immigration court rather than being held until their cases are complete. This ruling was issued despite the knowledge that approximately 90% of asylum-seekers who are not detained skip their immigration court hearings.

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