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'Goodlatte bill' vote was highest in House EVER to end chain migration & mandate E-Verify

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  by  Roy Beck

Although it came up 20 votes short of passing, H.R. 4760 ("the Goodlatte bill") yesterday gained the most votes in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives in terms of mandating E-Verify and ending the chain migration categories.

  • 193 elected Representatives from every region of the nation voted on June 22, 2018 for the top two legislative priorities of NumbersUSA -- the top priorities since our founding in 1996.

That is something to celebrate!

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Poll: More Americans Support Zero Tolerance Policy Than Catch & Release

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The Economist and YouGov recently released a poll conducted June 17 through 19,revealing that there is a plurality of support among American voters -- 46% -- for a 'zero tolerance' policy regarding the arrest and detention of all illegal crossings. Additionally, a Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 American likely voters, conducted June 19 and 20, showed that 54% of likely voters believe parents who illegally enter the country with their children are more to blame for the arrest and separation of families. Only 35% blame the federal government for enforcing immigration law, and 11% are undecided.

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NumbersUSA to Score House Immigration Votes

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The House of Representatives will vote on two immigration bills on Thursday -- H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, and H.R. 6136, the Goodlatte-Ryan-Denham amnesty plan. NumbersUSA told House Members on Wednesday that it will score in favor of a vote for H.R. 4760 and score against a vote for the Goodlatte-Ryan-Denham amnesty plan.

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Sec. Nielsen: DHS will Continue to Enforce Immigration Laws

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urged Congress to close the loopholes in the immigration system during the White House Press Briefing on Monday. Additionally, she presented current statistics pertaining to illegal immigration on the southern border and stated that DHS will continue to prosecute those who attempt to illegally enter the U.S.

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DACA Amnesty Granted to Criminal Illegal Aliens

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Recent data, released today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), revealed that the government granted amnesty to 53,000 illegal aliens -- 7% of all DACA recipients -- with existing criminal convictions under Pres. Obama's DACA executive amnesty. Of those criminal aliens approved for DACA, 10 were granted status despite being arrested for murder.

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President Trump Has a Clear Choice When It Comes to a DACA Amnesty

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  by  Eric Ruark

President Trump has a clear choice. he can sign the Goodlatte bill, which would fulfill some of his campaign promises, or he can sign the Speaker Ryan "compromise" bill, which is a Gang of Eight redux. Ryan's bill does not include E-Verify, and it won't cut the number of green cards issued every year.

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Ryan Amnesty Follows Gang of 8 Playbook -- Amnesty First, Enforcement Maybe Later

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The draft text for House Speaker Paul Ryan's "compromise" bill is out, and it's as bad as we feared. Speaker Ryan's amnesty plan follows the same playbook that the Gang of 8 followed, granting an immediate and permanent amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens with only promises of future enforcement.

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MPI: More than 10 Million Foreign Nationals Receive Taxpayer-funded Welfare Benefits

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A recent report by the Migration Policy Institute, entitled Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families' Public Benefits Use, revealed that 10.3 million out of the 22 million foreign nationals in the U.S. receive benefits from at least one welfare program funded by taxpayer dollars. Additionally, 54.2% of foreign national children, age 17 and younger, are granted welfare benefits. The data also showed that 46.3% of foreign national welfare recipients are adults, age 18 to 54, and 47.8% are older than 54.