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ICE Agents Fight Asylum Fraud at SW Border

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reallocating resources to the Southwest border to investigate human smuggling operations and the use of fraudulent documents among asylum seekers. The effort will shore up investigative and deportation capabilities temporarily while the Administration seeks additional funds from Congress to address the growing migrant crisis.

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President: Speed Up Asylum Adjudication, Bar Work Permits for Illegal Border Crossers

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President Trump yesterday signed a memorandum designed to “ensure legitimate asylum-seekers can access asylum while more efficiently processing and removing illegal migrants who are not eligible and who do not qualify.” The President directed his Administration to propose certain regulations and to reassign DHS staff to better adjudicate asylum claims and expedite the deportation of aliens with final removal orders.

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Study: 98,000 Illegal Aliens Graduate High School Each Year

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A Migration Policy Institute study found that 125,000 illegal aliens reach the age of 18 each year, and 98,000 graduate high school. When MPI last studied the so-called “Dreamer” population in 2003, 80,000 reached the age of 18 each year and 98,000 graduated high school each year. Congress is considering two bills that would legalize illegal-alien graduates who meet certain residency and other requirements.

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President Seeks to Reduce Visa Overstays

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President Trump issued a memorandum yesterday addressing “the high number of nonimmigrant visa recipients who stay past their authorized time in our country.” The memorandum directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to report within 120 days on recommendations for limiting visa overstays, and to report within 180 days on actions being taken.

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OUR NEW AD -- Real Wages Still Below 1970s Wages

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  by  Roy Beck
Don't let immigration slow down the momentum for U.S. wage increases. That's the key message and purpose of our latest cable TV ad campaign. A lot of people are celebrating that the recent strong economy of jobs growth has tightened the labor market enough that so that wages have been rising at every level of the employment ladder. But we're concerned that a lot of them are not aware that wages still have a long way to climb before most occupations are paying inflation-adjusted wages as high as they did 45 years ago.

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Report: HUD Proposal Would Ban Illegal Aliens From Public Housing

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The Daily Caller reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will propose a rule that stops illegal immigrants from using loopholes to obtain public housing. Millions of citizens waiting for assistance so the rule is expected to free up housing units they can use.

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When Not to Heed Warnings – ACLU on Florida’s Anti-Sanctuary Legislation

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  by  Van Esser

Most who travel abroad are well aware of State Department travel warnings, which inform citizens about dangers related to crime and terrorism in other countries. But have you ever seen an advisory designed to warn criminals not to travel to rule-of-law states in our own country? That’s essentially what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other open border groups sought when they issued a travel warning to steer illegal-alien criminals away from Florida.

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Attorney General Expands Detention for Certain Asylum Seekers

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Attorney General William Barr yesterday ruled that asylum seekers who illegally cross the border between ports of entry are not eligible for bond and must remain in detention. The decision does not affect unaccompanied migrant children or “family units,” who are exempt from expedited removal.

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La La Land

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  by  Andrew Good
Immigration policy drives virtually all U.S. population growth, and has helped ensure housing prices have been rising faster than wages for some time now. Despite GDP growth, more and more people will find themselves unable to afford to become part of the ownership class in Los Angeles – merely a continuation of a long-cementing trend.

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