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First Night of Round Two Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

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Tuesday night marked the opening of the second round of Democratic 2020 Presidential debates, the first of two this week in Detroit. Throughout the night many issues were covered, from healthcare to race relations, but none was more shocking than the candidates' responses to immigration questions posed by the CNN moderators.

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A Reflection on Earth Overshoot Day: Helping #MoveTheDate for America and the Planet

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  by  Rob Harding

The United States is in overshoot and will never get out without reducing immigration. The United Nation's latest projections suggest that "the United States is estimated to grow from 329 million people in 2019 to 434 million people by the end of the century, with most of that projected increase owing to migration."

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Sen. Lee Blocks Senate Vote on Protected Status for Venezuelans

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today blocked a vote to provide Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans living in the United States. The measure, S. 636, backed by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), would allow Venezuelans in the U.S. to remain and work legally for a renewable period of 18 months.

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SCOTUS Sides with Trump in Border Wall Funding Dispute

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The Supreme Court ruled Friday that President Trump acted within his authority when he unilaterally appropriated $2.5 billion in military funds to build 100 miles of his long-promised border wall. In a 5-4 decision, the justices reversed a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that barred the administration from accessing the funding.

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President Trump Announces 'Safe Third Country' Deal with Guatemala

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President Donald Trump said today that the United States had struck an asylum agreement with Guatemala. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump told reporters he had reached a "safe third country" deal with the Central American nation, but the Guatemalan government did not use that term, it said that the new measures applied only to Honduran and Salvadoran citizens.

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Trump's Third-Country Asylum Ban Halted By California District Judge

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A San Francisco-based federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a Trump administration ban on asylum seekers who pass through another country en route to the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar issued a preliminary injunction that will halt the asylum ban nationwide. The move came hours after a federal judge presiding over similar litigation in the District of Columbia declined to stop its implementation.

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D.C. Based Federal Judge Allows Trump's Third-Country Asylum Ban

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A D.C.-based federal judge today ruled that a Trump administration ban on asylum seekers who pass through another country en route to the southwest border can go forward on a temporary basis, as reported by Politico. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly denied a motion filed by immigrant legal service providers to block the policy's implementation.

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VICTORY! Venezuelan Amnesty Bill Falls Short in House

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The House of Representatives blocked passage of H.R. 549 -- a bill to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to illegal aliens from Venezuela -- on Tuesday. House Leadership attempted to pass the bill under suspension of the rules, meaning it would bypass regular House order. But to do so, the bill would need to receive support from at least two-thirds of the House. While the bill received more votes than a simple majority, 268-to-154, it fell short of the two-thirds threshold.

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DHS Rule Raises Investment Requirements for EB-5 Visa Program

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The Department of Homeland Security will finalize a regulation that raises minimum investment amounts in the EB-5 visa program. The program currently allows foreigners who invest $1 million in a U.S. commercial project that will create or preserve at least 10 jobs to apply for a green card. The investment threshold drops to $500,000 if the project takes place in a high-unemployment or rural area.

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