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DOJ: Last Chance for Sanctuary Cities to Comply with Federal Immigration Laws

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Today the Dept. of Justice sent a final letter to eight identified sanctuary jurisdictions who were identified in May 2016 by the DOJ’s Inspector General. Four of the jurisdictions have been cleared while the other four continue to potentially violate federal immigration laws.

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Sympathy for Dreamers Does Not Translate into Support for Illegal Immigration

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Under pressure from Dreamer groups, the House Minority Leader says the goal is to pass a legalization without any measures to control illegal immigration and the Senate Minority Leader says that the very measure he considers necessary to discourage illegal immigration must not be included in any deal.

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AG Sessions: Asylum System is Rampant with 'Abuse and Fraud'

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During his speech today at the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized the asylum process saying that it is rampant with “abuse and fraud”. Sessions said that many immigrants are taking advantage of the loopholes in the system to enter and then stay in the U.S. illegally.

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DOJ and State Dept. Partner to Protect American Workers from Discrimination

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The Department of Justice and the State Department have formalized a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where they have agreed to share information to protect American workers from discrimination and target employers who commit visa fraud or misuse their visas.

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Rep. Steve King: Trade Agreements Cannot Change Immigration Laws

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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) publicly released the letter he sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer to remind him that under federal law trade agreements cannot change immigration law. The letter was sent in August as the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations were taking place in Washington, DC.

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Haiti Needs Skilled Workers, but Many are in U.S. with TPS

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Late last week, Haiti urged the Trump administration to extend its Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for another 18 months before it expires in January. Pres. Trump authorized a 6-month extension for the Caribbean country earlier this year and must make a decision by November. But is TPS actually hindering Haiti's ability to rebuild since suffering a devastating earthquake in 2010 and recent tropical storms?

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AG Sessions & Rep. Lamar Smith Offer Support for WH Immigration Principles

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued statements on Sunday night supporting Pres. Trump's Immigration Principles. AG Sessions has been a long-time champion for immigration policies that would put the interests of American workers first, and Rep. Smith introduced the House companion bill to the RAISE Act that would accomplish the legal reforms in the White House principles.

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WH Immigration Principles Call for Ending Chain Migration & Mandatory E-Verify

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President Trump this evening released his much-awaited immigration policy "principles" that include an end to chain migration and a requirement for all businesses to use E-Verify to end the hiring of illegal workers. The administration says it is "ready to work with Congress to achieve three immigration policy objectives to ensure safe and lawful admissions; defend the safety and security of our country; and protect American workers and taxpayers."

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