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E-Verify Still the Most Effective Way to Deter Illegal Immigration

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

When news first broke of the arrest of illegal alien Cristhian Rivera, it was reported that his employer, Yarrabee Farms in Brooklyn, Iowa, had used E-Verify to check if he was eligible to work in the United States. The farm's owner has since backtracked and that the company did not run Rivera through E-Verify. But that initial claim called into question the effectiveness of E-Verify and its ability to deter illegal immigration.

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Support for Immigration Reduction at a Forty-Year Peak in Canada

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The Angus Reid Institute, a respected Canadian non-partisan, non-profit organization, found growing support among Canadians for lower annual immigrant admissions. According to their recent poll, 49% of Canadians want a decrease in immigration, the highest number since the question was first asked in 1975.

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Harvard/Tufts Study Makes Unsubstantiated Claims About Immigration and U.S. Health Care Costs

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  by  Eric Ruark

How to provide health care and how to pay for it is a contentious political issue in the United States. Immigration adds another dimension to the debate, especially when it comes to using tax payer money to fund health care services for illegal aliens. A recent article in a health journal says not to worry, immigration, even illegal immigration, provides a net benefit to the health care system. We take a look at how the article's authors came to this conclusion.

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Report: ICE Reopening Deportation Cases Suspended Under Obama

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Buzzfeed reports ICE attorneys requested the reactivation of almost 8,000 deportation cases this fiscal year that immigration judges had suspended, i.e., removed from the court docket. There were close to 8,400 related requests during the previous fiscal year, which included several months of Obama administration control. Responding to the report, ICE said it was trying to restart cases in which illegal aliens had subsequently been convicted or arrested for a crime.

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Brevard County, Florida Adopts Anti-Sanctuary Policy

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Brevard County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution that prevents the county from developing, endorsing or enforcing “policies which knowingly prohibit or impede communication or cooperation with a federal immigration agency with respect to federal immigration enforcement." Commissioner John Tobia, the resolution’s sponsor, said it was important to declare Brevard a 'non-sanctuary county' following the City of Orlando's decision to prohibit officers from asking people about their immigration status. 

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DACA Restart Expected to Cause Surge, Delay Legal-Immigrant Benefits

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The Justice Department requested a stay of D.C. Circuit Judge John Bates’ order requiring USCIS to restart DACA by August 23. Accompanying the request was a declaration by Acting USCIS Deputy Director Tracy Renaud stating the agency expects a surge of almost 50,000 applicants if DACA is restarted now. That will force USCIS to give those applications precedence over the handling immigrant and non-immigrant benefit applications.

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Report: Rising Number of Indian Nationals Crossing SW Border Illegally

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FOX News reports that one of the fastest-growing groups of aliens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are from India. In the El Centro border sector, just west of the Arizona-California border, Border Patrol Agents caught six aliens from India crossing in fiscal year 2015. More than 3,400 were arrested so far this fiscal year.

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Business Owners Targeted in Nebraska, Minnesota Enforcement Actions

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ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division arrested 14 business owners and managers in Nebraska and Minnesota for colluding to create an illegal alien workforce and defrauding the government. Also arrested were 133 illegal aliens who were working unlawfully at the businesses. Officials are still looking to take three owners or managers into custody as part of the operation.

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