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Study: 2016 Immigration Tied Previous Record High

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A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies says that 1.75 million legal immigrants and illegal aliens arrived in the United States in 2016, matching the previous record set in 1999. The study found that half of the increase in new arrivals -- legal and illegal -- since 2011 came from Latin America, which doubled to 668,000 by 2016. Latin America surpassed Asia as the top sending-region in 2016. This was in part due to the large increase in migrant families and unaccompanied alien children from Central America

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Here's how Pres. Trump can end Birthright Citizenship...

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Since it was reported yesterday morning that Pres. Trump plans to end the practice of granting automatic citizenship to all children born in the United States regardless of the parents' immigration status, most, if not all, mainstream publications have run op-eds explaining why such a move would be unconstitutional. But the writers of these op-eds are missing (or intentionally avoiding) the ways that Pres. Trump could end Birthright Citizenship.

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Trump Admin. Considering Executive Action to End Birthright Citizenship

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Pres. Trump said he is considering drafting an executive order that would lead to the end of birthright citizenship for children born to illegal aliens. The United States currently grants automatic citizenship to all children born in the U.S. regardless of the parents' immigration status -- a practice that's been abandoned in recent decades by every developed nation except for Canada and the United States.

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1.6 Million Foreign Students in U.S. in 2017

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Nearly 1.6 million foreign students studied in the United States in 2017, according to new data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Of those, 328,205 participated in the Optional Training Program (OPT), which allows foreign students to work jobs in the U.S. for purposes of gaining real-world experience in their fields. The OPT program has been used as a bridge to H-1B visas for high-tech employers.

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President Trump Weighing Executive Action Options to Deal with Migrant Caravan

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Following news stories that President Trump may send a small contingent of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the media is now reporting that the President is also considering executive actions to prevent individuals traveling in the “migrant caravan” from Central America from entering the United States.

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FY 18: 521,090 Apprehended, Turned Away at SW Border

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In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the Border Patrol apprehended 396,579 illegal aliens between ports of entry on the Southwest border, an increase of 92,663 over FY 17. 124,511 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on that border were not allowed entry (i.e., deemed inadmissible) in FY 18, an increase of 12,910 over the previous fiscal year. The 521,090 total is 25 percent higher the FY 17 number (415,517) but considerably lower than the 553,378 recorded in FY 16.

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Attorney General Proposes to Expand Immigration-Case Review Power

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed a rule that would extend the circumstances in which the Attorney General may refer cases to himself for review. Thus far, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reviewed seven cases already decided by the Board of Immigration Appeals and issued rulings in five. The proposal would allow him to issue rulings in cases before they get to the Board.

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DHS Releases Extensive Fall Regulatory Agenda

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an ambitious immigration regulatory agenda that includes rule proposals for the H-1B, H-4, H-2A, H-2B, F-1 and EB-5 visa programs as well as measures concerning asylum seekers, “public charges,” and migrant families. Many are designed to implement President Trump's America First agenda.

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