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McConnell to Open Senate Floor for DACA Debate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced yesterday that he'll open up the Senate floor next week for a debate over DACA. The move keeps the promise he made to Democratic Leaders last month as part of a deal to end the government shutdown. Sen. McConnell pledged to hold an open floor debate if no DACA deal had been reached by Feb. 8 and Democrats agreed to keep the government funded beyond the Feb. 8 deadline.

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Employers Pressure Congress to Increase H-2B Visas in Spending Bill

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More than a hundred trade groups have signed a letter addressed to the top Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to include an increase in H-2B visas in the upcoming spending bill. The House passed a short-term spending bill last night, and the Senate is expected to take it up later this week.

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ICE Union Disapproves of White House Immigration Framework Proposal

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ICE Council Pres. Chris Crane voiced the union's disapproval of the White House's proposed immigration framework in a letter to Pres. Trump on Friday, saying that it fails to address the trafficking and smuggling of minors across the border, immigration detainers, and sanctuary cities.

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Pew: $138 Billion in Remittances in 2016

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According to a recent Pew Research report, records from The World Bank show that migrants residing in the U.S. sent a staggering $138,165,000,000 (USD) to family members in their home countries in 2016 alone. To name the top three countries that received the most in remittances, funds flowed out of the U.S. in the amounts of $1,754,000,000 to Mexico, $655,000,000 to Canada, and $459,000,000 to the United Kingdom.

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Our new chalkboard ad shows ending Chain Migration a bi-partisan idea

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  by  Roy Beck

We've added a third chalkboard ad to our campaign to educate the American people, the media and public officials about Chain Migration.

Most people reporting on the Chain Migration issue lack the background for understanding it. They tend to treat the attempt to end that immigration category as something new, something maybe fringe, something intensely partisan or even extreme.

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Trump to Congress: Top immigration priority is what helps America's needy

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  by  Roy Beck

Most American voters had to be thrilled to finally hear their long-time immigration desires expressed at the highest level as the President made clear in his State of the Union address that any immigration deal has to eliminate Chain Migration and end the Visa Lottery.

And I'm not sure I have ever heard a President better express the priorities of immigration policies than tonight when Pres. Trump reminded us that such policies must always take into consideration their effect on the vulnerable of our own national community.

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