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Report: Immigration Enforcement Causing Illegal Aliens to Self Deport

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The Pueblo Chieftain reports illegal aliens are returning to Mexico rather than run the risk of being deported or sent to prison for immigration violations. Self-deportation is prompting growers to increase their reliance on legal guest workers or to shift away from crops that require field labor.

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DOJ Begins Review of Sanctuary Jurisdiction Policies

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice began reviewing compliance letters this week sent to the agency by 10 jurisdictions across the country that were put on notice by AG Sessions in May. The states and localities risk losing certain federal grants because of their sanctuary policies that shield illegal aliens from federal law enforcement.

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In San Diego ICE Arrests Have Returned to 2014 Levels

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In his January 25th executive order Pres. Trump reinstated the Secure Communities program allowing ICE to broaden their enforcement priorities. Since then ICE’s interior arrests of illegal aliens have reached 2014 levels before the Obama administration initiated the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), which limited ICE to only apprehending illegal aliens who committed felonies or multiple misdemeanors.

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States Threaten to Sue if Trump Administration Refuses to End DACA

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Ten states have asked to Trump Administration to end the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by September 5th, and to refrain from renewing or issuing new DACA permits. Failure to do so will prompt the states to amend a case challenging the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and extended DACA programs to include the original DACA program.

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Bill to Reform the Refugee Program Passes House Judiciary Committee

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Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826) introduced by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) by a 15-11 vote. This bill would reduce the refugee cap and would give more power to Congress and the states to decide how many refugees the U.S. should take in and where the refugees should be settled.

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