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Surge Continues in Arizona as Caravan Arrives at California Border

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Border patrol agents in Arizona apprehended 654 illegal aliens in just two days this week in Arizona’s Yuma Sector. The migrants, mostly family units or unaccompanied alien children from Guatemala, are not believed to be associated with the Central American caravan. Apprehensions in the Yuma Sector in October (3,600) are up over 150% compared to last year.

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Optional Training Program for Foreign Students Hits All-Time High

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The number of foreign students and graduates participating in the Optional Training Program (OPT) hit an all-time high during the 2017-18 school year with more than 200,000 foreign students and graduates working in the U.S. OPT allows foreign students and graduates to work in the United States for 12 months (up to 36 months for students in STEM fields) to gain on-the-job experience.

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President Trump Continues to Call for an Increase in Foreign Workers

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  by  Eric Ruark

President Trump last week reiterated his call for more foreign workers to fill jobs apparently Americans won't do. This was lost in the blow-up between the President and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. However, it isn't the first time the President has said this, and it isn't true.

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First of Caravan Migrants Reach SW Border

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Reports indicate splinter groups from Central American caravan reached Tijuana over the weekend. Yesterday some identified as caravan members by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) climbed the fence and sat on top of it. Others jumped to the ground or crawled through fence openings but returned to Mexican soil when Agents approached.

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Profile of DEM Freshmen Class Falls Short of Former Blue Dogs

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

When Democrats lost control of the House in 2010, a number of 'Blue Dog' Democrats who had earned B-grades or better through our immigration-reduction grade cards lost their seats. Since then, the Party has moved more and more towards supporting an expansion of legal immigration and less enforcement. Many of the newly elected Democrats will fill seats previously held by those 'Blue Dogs', but the lion's share of the incoming freshmen appear to be more in line with the national Party.

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President Limits Asylum Protections for Illegal Border Crossers

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President Trump today issued a presidential proclamation that requires migrants over the next 90 days to "lawfully present themselves" at a port of entry in order to apply for asylum. During that period, those crossing the border illegally will not be allowed to apply for asylum. He said he is taking immediate action “to protect the national interest, and to maintain the effectiveness of the asylum system.”

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9th Circuit Rules Administration Must Continue DACA Program

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today the Trump Administration must continue accepting applications to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, which provides work permits and a temporary stay of deportation to certain minors who came to the U.S. illegally. The ruling keeps in place for now a nationwide injunction blocking the Administration from ending the 2012 Obama program.

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Nearly All NumbersUSA House Champions Win on Election Night

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

NumbersUSA lost a great champion for American workers Tuesday night when Rep. Dave Brat was narrowly defeated by Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger. (We'll have more on her in a later post.) But with most of the House races settled, we can proudly announce that nearly all of the NumbersUSA A+ rated Members who ran for re-election will return to Congress in 2019.

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Mid-Term Voters Oppose Split Congress Trading Border Wall for DACA Amnesty

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  by  Roy Beck

We commissioned a survey of voters in yesterday's midterm elections in "Toss-Up Districts." It found strong opposition to trading a border wall for DACA amnesty. Voters in these tightly contested districts want any DACA amnesty to also include mandatory E-verify and an end to extended family migration.