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Pres. Trump Honors Barbara Jordan for Her 'America First' Immigration Policy

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Pres. Trump honored Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan today in a message commending her for championing an “America First” immigration policy which called for the mandate of an electronic employment verification system, known today as E-Verify, and an end to chain migration.

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Comparing the Securing America's Future Act to the 'Gang of 6' Proposal

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, last week that includes all of Pres. Trump's immigration priorities, including an end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery and an amnesty with work permits to current DACA holders. Also last week, a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) presented a proposal that would grant amnesty to all Dreamers and their parents. Our Capitol Hill team has prepare a chart, comparing the two different proposals and to Pres. Trump's immigration priorities.

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DHS and DOJ Report: 73 percent of Convicted Terrorists Were Foreign-born

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The DHS and DOJ released a report today showing that 402 of the 549 people convicted of international terrorism in the U.S. between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2016 were foreign-born. Of those 402, 148 managed to obtain U.S. citizenship. Within the same time period ICE removed about 1,716 aliens who posed national security concerns.

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DHS Office of Inspector General Finds Serious Risks to National Security

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  by  Eric Ruark

The DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report this week containing some very troubling findings. The OIG warned that "ICE may have missed opportunities to identify, apprehend, and adjudicate the status of aliens posing the highest risk to public safety and national security." The argument that there is a "rigorous vetting process" to keep terrorists out the United States is seriously undermined by by this report.

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Trump Admin. Oversees 40 Percent Decrease in Border Apprehensions for 2017

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The Trump Administration saw the number of attempted illegal border crossings drastically drop by 40 percent in just one year. According to the DHS report released Tuesday on final border apprehension numbers for calendar year 2017, the Obama Administration oversaw 614,739 border arrests in its last year, compared to only 351,084 arrests in Pres. Trump’s first year.

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House Republican Chairs Introduce DACA Bill That Also Ends Chain & Lottery, and Mandates E-Verify

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Four House Republicans introduced legislation today to grant amnesty to DACA recipients while addressing all of Pres. Trump's demands. The Securing America's Future Act, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, House Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Raul Labrador, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, and House Border Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally, would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, make E-Verify mandatory for all employers, and beef up both interior enforcement and border security.

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