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Trump Administration Gets Supreme Court Review on Quick Deportation

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The case centers on “expedited removal,” a streamlined deportation process set up by Congress in 1996. Right now, those eligible include thousands of people who every year are arrested within 100 miles of the border less than two weeks after crossing and then are deemed by immigration officials not to have a credible fear of being persecuted if they are deported.

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After Blocking S. 386, Sen. Durbin Introduces RELIEF Act to Increase Legal Immigration

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

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Once again, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked for unanimous consent from the Senate this week to pass the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, S. 386 in the Senate and H.R. 1044 in the House, that would lift per-country caps for employment-based green cards, but Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) objected. Sen. Durbin used his objection to introduce new legislation, the RELIEF Act, which would substantially increase the number of green cards issued each year, including clear the existing backlog of employment-based green cards over five years.

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ICE Identifies Hundreds Of Illegal Border Crossers Allegedly Lying About Their Family Status

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The United States government identified hundreds of illegal border crossers falsely claiming familial status and numerous other migrant adults attempting to pose as minors. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the El Paso area have identified 238 fraudulent families, 50 adults falsely claiming to be minors, and have seized hundreds of documents attempting to support these migrants’ claims.

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Supreme Court Could Expand State-Level Immigration Enforcement

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 16 in a case that could dramatically change the landscape of immigration enforcement. The issue before the justices is whether a state can use the information on the federal I-9 employment verification form to prosecute someone for violating state law.

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Mexico Military Police Halt 2,000-Strong Migrant Caravan on Its Way to US

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Mexico’s military police on Saturday halted and turned back a caravan of up to 2,000 migrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, hours after they embarked toward the United States. The group was apprehended on a road through Huehuetan by nearly 500 Mexican National Guard police later that afternoon.

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The Real Cost of 'Free' Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants

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At the June 27 Democratic presidential debate, all of the candidates endorsed giving government health benefits to illegal immigrants, but there was no discussion of exactly how that would work or how much it would cost. In addition, according to a subsequent survey by The Atlantic, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Julian Castro all would "provide full benefits to the undocumented."

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Canadian Conservatives seek to stop inflow of migrants from U.S.

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Canada's Conservative Party pledged today to renegotiate the terms of a deal with the United States to limit migrants who cross from the U.S. into Canada, but it offered few details on how it would do so. Under the current terms of a 2002 agreement, Canada and the U.S. can send back migrants who attempt to enter one country from the other, but only at regular border checkpoints.