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Rep. Black Introduces Bill Allowing Border Wall Crowdfunding

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Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 5876, which would enable Americans to make donations for building President Trump’s border wall. In a statement, Rep. Black said, “Americans know that President Trump is committed to protecting our nation for future generations, and we are ready to stand with him to build the wall.”

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Vote Planned on Goodlatte Bill During Week of June 17

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) H.R. 4760 will get a floor vote at some point during the week of June 17th. Chairman Goodlatte has been negotiating changes in the bill to drum up more support, but is still short of the 218 votes needed for passage. A vote on H.R. 4760 would kill the effort to establish votes on four immigration measures through a discharge petition for H.Res. 774.

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Report: Trump Administration Pushes to Cut High-Skilled Visas under NAFTA

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According to McClatchy, the Trump Administration is trying to decrease the number of Treaty NAFTA (TN) visas and limit the number of eligible professions under NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico. Although the visa term for eligible professions – e.g., accountants, hotel managers, land surveyors, engineers and computer analysts -- is limited to three years, it may be renewed indefinitely.

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AG Sessions Directs Immigration Judges to Stop Delaying Cases

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed immigration judges on Thursday to stop delaying removal cases for illegal aliens through administrative closure. Under the Obama administration, immigration judges used administrative closure to indefinitely delay hundreds of thousands of removal cases, allowing illegal aliens to be released into the United States.

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SSA Director Calls on Congress to Mandate E-Verify

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Social Security Administration (SSA) Acting Commissioner Nancy Berryhill urged Congress, in a statement today at a House hearing on Social Security fraud, to pass immigration legislation that requires mandatory use of E-Verify for all employers. Berryhill said that mandating E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), would combat identity theft by reducing the fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSN) by illegal aliens.

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Freedom Caucus Could Force Vote on Goodlatte Bill to Derail Amnesty Petition

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said on Tuesday that he and the Freedom Caucus are considering leveraging their votes for the upcoming farm bill in an effort to block an amnesty Discharge Petition to force a vote on Rep. Jeff Denham's (R-Calif.) H.Res. 774. He said that their group will likely pressure GOP House leadership to vote on Rep Bob Goodlatte's (R-Va.) H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act.

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This Week's Ad: Will Congress give 8th 'chain migration amnesty'? 

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  by  Roy Beck
Our TV ad reveals what the amnesty-pushers in Congress don't want you to know:  Every one of the 7 previous amnesties -- and the ones they are pushing today -- are "chain migration amnesties."  They allow every recipient to start whole new chains of immigration into the outer reaches of their families -- and into chains of in-laws, and in-laws of in-laws, that stretch over decades. 

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Worksite Enforcement Doubles During First 6 Months of FY18

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DHS reported yesterday that it made almost four times the number of worksite arrests and conducted more than double the number of investigations within the first six months of FY2018 than it did for all of FY2017. Worksite enforcement reports show that the agency carried out 3,510 worksite investigations, 2,282 audits, 594 criminal arrests and 610 administrative arrests -- significantly more than annual totals for the year before.

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DOJ and USCIS Crack Down on Employer Fraud and Abuse

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USCIS and DOJ announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week that formalizes their joint effort to identify, investigate, and eliminate employer fraud and abuse, and to prosecute employers who discriminate against Americans by favoring foreign workers. The memorandum will improve methods of sharing information and collaboration between the agencies and implement better ways for them to training each other's investigators.

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Trump Administration Cracks Down on Student Visa Overstays

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Last week U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services changed how it calculates unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status who overstay a visa. Under a new memorandum, they will begin to accumulate "unlawful presence" days starting on the date their F, J, or M immigrant status expires. Under the old policy, they started accruing unlawful presence on the day USCIS discovered the violation.

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