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Trump Administration Reaches Asylum Deal with El Salvador

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The Trump Administration has brokered an asylum deal with El Salvador, according to a senior administration official and another person familiar with it, as reported by Politico. The agreement — known as a “safe third country” pact — would require El Salvador to accept asylum seekers who pass through its territory en route to the United States.

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Indian Firm Settles Visa-Fraud Allegations

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Mu Sigma, an Indian data analytics firm based in Chicago, agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that it committed visa fraud and induced aliens to enter and remain in the U.S. A government investigation revealed the firm had illegally circumvented H-1B visa regulations by actively employing about 400 B1 (business visitor) visa holders under contract in the U.S.

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Chinese National Pleads Guilty For Running 'Birth Tourism' Scheme

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Just as President Donald Trump revived the suggestion of ending birthright citizenship, a policy practiced by few other developed countries, a Chinese national pleaded guilty to federal charges of running a "birth tourism" racket. Dongyuan Li, 41, admitted that she used to cater to Chinese nationals to get their newborn U.S. citizenship. The Chinese nationals paid huge sums to Li, ranging from $40,000 to $80,000 for the ‘birth tourism’ scheme.

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Poll: 3-in-4 Swing Voters Oppose Democrats' Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens

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Nearly three-in-four swing voters say they oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens living in the United States, along with a majority of whites, black Americans, Hispanics, Republicans, and Democrats, a new poll finds. Experts have said that the law will soon allow illegal aliens to more easily vote in local and state elections.

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Population and Immigration Denialism in the Climate Debate

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  by  Leon Kolankiewicz
For those who care about the consequences of U.S. carbon emissions, it matters a great deal whether the U.S population remains at 330 million, or is pushed by immigration to more than 400 million by 2060, and more than 500 million (half a billion) by 2100. It also matters that, by settling in the United States, immigrants, on average, increase their carbon emissions by 400 percent over those of their countries of origin.

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Dems Presidential Hopefuls Provide Few Immigration Details During Third Debate

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

There's little doubt that the issue of immigration will be on the minds of voters throughout next year's presidential elections. That's why I was somewhat surprised at how little time ABC dedicated to the issue during last night's third Democratic Presidential debate. But here's a recap of what each candidate said . . .

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We Unveil First 2020 Rating for Top Democratic Candidates

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  by  Roy Beck

Our Prez Grid focuses on the 7 Democratic candidates whose Real Clear Politics average polling number exceeded the 2% mark on September 1. As a Republican Primary becomes more clarified, we will rate and grade its candidates on the same criteria, which are 11 categories that indicate how each candidate's positions on immigration would affect market pressures to raise wages and encourage employers to recruit from underutilized U.S. populations

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Supreme Court Allows Trump Admin. Asylum Restriction to Proceed

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President Donald Trump scored a major legal victory on immigration on Wednesday as the Supreme Court gave him the go-ahead to proceed with a new policy barring asylum for migrants who pass through another country en route to the U.S. The high court order allows the policy, which is expected to drastically reduce asylum granted to Central American migrants, to be implemented across the U.S.-Mexico border as the court challenge over its legality plays out.

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