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Rasmussen Poll: Likely Voters Believe that Sanctuary Policies Make Their Communities Less Safe

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Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Friday showing that a plurality of likely U.S. voters believe that sanctuary city polices make their communities less safe. Only 17% said that they believe that these policies make their communities more safe.

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AG Sessions Says They Will Withhold Federal Funding from Sanctuary Jurisdictions

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Yesterday during the White House Press Briefing Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the podium to tell the media that federal law allows them to withhold federal funding from jurisdictions who refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. Pres. Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order instructed DHS to identify sanctuary jurisdictions and federal funding that could be cut off to these jurisdictions, and Sessions said they will begin withholding these funds.

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Rep. Barletta Introduces Bill to Prohibit Illegal Aliens from Receiving Health Care Tax Credits

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On Wednesday Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) introduced the Verify First Act, H.R. 1671, that would require the Treasury Department to work with the Social Security Administration and DHS to verify an individual’s Social Security number before they can receive the health insurance tax credits.

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Immigration Verification System Removed from Healthcare Legislation

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On Monday, a provision was removed from the GOP’s American Health Care Act that would require an individual’s immigration status to be verified before they could receive the healthcare tax credit. The provision would have allowed the Treasury Department to access immigration status data at DHS, the same failed verification system that Obamacare used.

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Map: First Detainer Report Shows 206 ICE Detainers Were Declined

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More than 200 ICE detainer requests were declined during the week of Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, according to the first Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This weekly report was mandated by Pres. Trump in his Jan. 25 interior enforcement executive order.

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Pew: No U.S. Industry is Made Up of a Majority of Immigrant Workers

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A new Pew Research Center report shows that there are no major U.S. industries where immigrant workers outnumber American workers. The report uses Pew’s 2014 workforce estimates and the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey to look at all workers ages 16 and over in a civilian industry including both legal and illegal immigrants in 2014.

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60 Minutes investigates How H-1B Visas Are Being Used to Replace American Workers

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60 Minutes launched an investigative report on how some U.S. companies are using the H-1B visa to bring in cheaper foreign labor and replace American workers. They interviewed several U.S. workers who not only lost their jobs but were forced to train their replacements.

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Rep. Cuellar Seeks to Enforce Current Law to Suspend Visas from Recalcitrant Countries

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In an interview with Sharyl Attkisson, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said that he wants to see the State Department and DHS enforce current law that allows the U.S. to suspend visas from countries who refuse to take back their criminal illegal aliens. As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations he wants to affect the funding of these agencies until they enforce the law.

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Pres. Trump's FY2017 Supplemental Calls for Increased Immigration Enforcement

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Pres. Trump released a supplemental spending package to fund the government for the remainder of FY2017 that includes a large increase for the Department of Homeland Security. The proposal includes $2.6 billion to begin construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border and $15 million to implement a mandatory nationwide E-Verify Program.