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Gang of Bipartisan Senators Working on Immigration Compromise

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A group of 20 Senators from both sides of the aisle are reportedly working on a compromise aimed at ending the nearly month-long partial government shutdown over Pres. Trump's request for $5.7 billion to build additional barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. No details of any possible deal have been released, but the Gang of 20 Senators plan to send Pres. Trump a letter urging him to agree to a 3-week spending bill to re-open the government, while a proposal is drafted.

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Half of Likely Voters Think Government Is Doing Too Little to Stop Illegal Immigration

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A Rasmussen poll released January 11 found that almost half of likely voters surveyed think the government isn’t doing enough to prevent illegal immigration. When asked “Is the government doing too much or too little to stop illegal immigration? Or is the level of action about right?,” 48% of likely voters say the government is doing too little, 28% say too much, and 17% think the level of action is about right.

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President Trump Did Not 'Manufacture' a Crisis at the Border; He Inherited One

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  by  Eric Ruark

Many in the media are reporting that there is no crisis at the border because apprehensions are below "historic highs." That is true, but this framing is misleading. The increase in family units, unaccompanied minors, and asylum seekers has created an untenable situation. And total apprehensions increased in FY2018. The media recognized the problem in 2014. Now they tell us there's no need for concern.

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Poll Finds 79% of Registered Voters Believe Illegal Immigration a Problem

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A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found public opinion split on the need to build a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, although the question implied that the intent was to build it along the entire border. That isn't what President Trump, or anyone in Congress, has proposed. What was clear is that voters find illegal immigration to be a problem (79%), with a strong plurality believing it constitutes a crisis.

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Wisconsin's Recent Response to Population Growth Ignores Immigration Impact

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  by  Dave Gorak

Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of joining 17 other states that allow motorists to drive on highway shoulders in order to reduce congestion during peak travel times. This "solution" reminds me of the story about the guy who came home to discover that he left the water running in a sink and attacks the problem with a mop and bucket instead of shutting off the water, in this case the "water" being population growth that is 88 percent fueled by immigration.

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116th Congress Convenes, Funding Compromise Remains Elusive

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The House and Senate convened the 116th Congress today without any compromise in sight for funding the remaining federal agencies. President Trump invited congressional leadership to a border security briefing at the White House Wednesday but the meeting broke without an agreement. The president invited leaders to meet again on Friday but it is uncertain whether the meeting will take place.