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ICE Budget Increases While Deportations Continue to Fall

ICE Deportations Down

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A new chart released by the Senate Subcommittee Immigration and the National Interest, headed by Chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), shows that deportations have declined by 43% in the last three years while the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) budget for the detention and removal of aliens has grown by 25%.

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Sen. Sessions: Criminal Justice Re-write Would Still Release Criminal Illegal Aliens

Sen. Sessions: Criminal Justice Reform

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Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) released a statement opposing the criminal justice reform bill that would release many criminal illegal aliens onto the streets. Sen. Sessions explained that the bill would shorten mandatory minimums for repeat drug traffickers that are being held in federal prison.

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House Panel: 86,000 Criminal Aliens Released Over 3 Years, 19,723 in FY 15

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At a hearing today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said “In a three-year period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American public…These are people that were here illegally, got caught committing a crime, were convicted of that crime and instead of deporting them, they were just released back out in the United States of America.” Chairman Chaffetz said the released aliens had been convicted of over 231,000 crimes.

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Intel Will Layoff 12,000 American Workers After Requesting 14,523 Foreign Workers

Intel Laysoff 12,000 American Workers

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Intel announced that it will layoff 12,000 American workers after requesting 14,523 H-1B visas and green cards to import foreign workers. The company said the layoffs are part of a "restructuring" plan to move the company's focus to mobile devices, yet only American workers will be affected.

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MPI: Refugee Children Receive Welfare at Higher Rate than U.S. Children

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The Migration Policy Institute released a recent report showing that “more children of refugees receive cash assistance (and other welfare benefits) than other U.S. children.” Around 30% of refugee children receive welfare benefits compared to 26% of nonrefugee immigrant children.

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Sen. Rubio Leans Towards Ending Special Treatment for Cuban Citizens

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared to shift his position on Cuban migrants during a radio interview last week. Sen. Rubio told Drew Steele, the host of Daybreak on Fox News, that with the United States' changing policy on Cuba and the attitudes of recent Cuban refugees towards Cuba, he believes the Cuban Adjustment Act, which gives special treatment to Cuban citizens under U.S. immigration policy, needs to be re-evaluated.

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How many gumballs does it take to turn a head at the largest Earth Day expo in the world?

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  by  Roy Beck

DALLAS -- In some ways, NumbersUSA is the Organization That Gumballs Built (see the Gumballs Video that launched us in 1996). So it is fitting that we are flying our gumball colors high in the world's largest Earth Day expo here at the Texas State Fairgrounds with our 7-foot-tall gumball machine.

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Border Apprehensions Rising, Driven by Record Number of Illegal-Alien Family Units

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According to new Border Patrol statistics, apprehensions at the southern border rose for the third consecutive month led by increases in illegal-alien family units. The Border Patrol apprehended 32,117 family units so far in fiscal year 2016, more than double the amount for this period last year and a 62% increase over the record number in fiscal year 2014 for that period. The numbers suggest a new border surge from Central American countries of record proportions.

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Md. Sheriff: Weakened Immigration Enforcement Caused Rise in Alien Gangs, 'Senseless Crimes'

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Sheriff Charles Jenkins of Frederick County, Md. told a House panel that “(o)pen borders, reckless sanctuary policies, and failure to enforce our immigration laws have greatly impacted public safety and national security throughout every jurisdiction of this country. He linked the surge in unaccompanied alien minors crossing the border to a rise in alien gang crime, including attempted murder, armed robbery and the rape and sexual assault of children.

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