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WH Working on Immigration Package to Increase Foreign Worker Visas

Jared Kushner

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White House officials are building on Pres. Trump’s call to increase legal immigration, according to a new report from McClatchy. According to the report, Pres. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been meeting with a number of business groups and other government officials to devise an immigration plan that would increase the number of employment based visas for foreign workers.

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Rep. Gosar Introduces Legislation to Block In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens

Rep. Paul Gosar

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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would block states from giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens. Under federal law, it’s illegal for states to grant a benefit to illegal aliens that can’t be accessed by all U.S. citizens, but still, a number of states have passed laws that allow illegal aliens to receive the in-state tuition benefit.

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Spending Bill Guts Interior Enforcement

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

After 8 weeks of back-and-forth theatrics between Pres. Trump and Democratic Leaders (that included a 5-week partial government shutdown), the President received $75 million more in border wall funding than what Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer offered in December.

The cost for obtaining the additional $75 million for fencing was far too high -- a substantial weakening of interior enforcement, including an incentive for illegal-alien sponsors of unaccompanied alien children (UACs).

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Here are the Republicans who voted to gut interior enforcement...

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The House and Senate passed H.J.Res. 31 on Thursday to fund roughly 25% of the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security, through Sept. 30. In addition to allowing DHS to increase the number of low-skilled guest workers through the H-2B visa program, the bill also reduces the number of detention beds used by ICE to detail criminal aliens and recent illegal border crossers and protects sponsors of child smuggling from deportation.

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NumbersUSA Opposes Budget Deal, Advocates Continuing Resolution

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NumbersUSA’s Government Relations Director Rosemary Jenks informed Members of Congress that her organization will score against affirmative votes for the budget deal (Conference Report to Accompany H.J. Res. 31). She cited provisions that encourage the smuggling and trafficking of children, reduce funding for ICE detention beds, and double the number of H-2B seasonal guest workers for the fiscal year. NumbersUSA is advocating passage of another continuing resolution to give Congress time to fix numerous problems in the pending measure.

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CIS Releases New Population Projections Based on Census Bureau Data

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Based on Census Bureau assumptions about immigration levels through 2060, the Center for Immigration Studies projected the U.S. population based on various immigration scenarios. One thing CIS revealed is that immigration does little to increase the proportion of the working-age population (16-64).

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Over 300 Migrants Jump Border Near President's Wall Rally

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Border Patrol agents apprehended 311 migrants late Monday night as they walked around the end of a pedestrian fence near Sunland Park, New Mexico. The arrests occurred a few hours after President Trump held a wall rally a few miles away in El Paso, Texas. Earlier on Monday, Agents apprehended a group of 330 migrants about 100 miles to the west in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.

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Senate Committee Delays Vote on New ICE Director

Acting ICE Dir. Ronald Vitiello

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The Senate Homeland Security Committee has delayed a vote for the second time on Pres. Trump's nominee to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The President had nominated Ron Vitiello to the post last year, but the Senate Committee delayed the vote because of concerns brought to the Committee by the ICE officers union. Pres. Trump had to nominate Vitiello for a second time because of the new Congress starting last month.

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