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Top Asylum Official Reassigned to Virginia Processing Center

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The top asylum official at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be reassigned, according to five current and former DHS officials, as reported by Politico. According to the sources, the official, Asylum Division Chief John Lafferty, will become deputy director of the Potomac Service Center in Arlington, Va., beginning Sept. 10, which many may see as a demotion.

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How Much Nature Should America Keep?

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  by  Jeremy Beck
We lose a football field worth of nature every 30 seconds in the United States. We add an NFL football [i]stadium[/i] worth of people every ten days. You don't have to be an environmental scientist or demographer to see the connection. Even with our efforts to reduce our individual footprints, our collective feet are stomping out the natural world beneath us.

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We Say it Often, Numbers Count. And Here's An Example of Why

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  by  Christy Shaw

Add Ecuador to a growing list of South American countries beginning to close or significantly restrict mass migration spilling over their borders, a tragic consequence of the chaos and corruption that has plunged over 90% of Venezuela's population into poverty. It is estimated that by the end of this year, over 5 million Venezuelens will have fled their homeland.

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Chicken Industry Accused of Conspiring to Keep Immigrant Wages Down

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According to a new lawsuit, companies producing more than 90% of America's chicken have conspired to depress wages for a largely immigrant workforce in some of the nation's most dangerous jobs. The lawsuit filed last week is mostly based on interviews with former employees and claims the conspiracy among 18 companies, their subsidiaries, affiliates, and two consulting firms to depress immigrant wages continues to this day.

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DHS Releasing More than 200 Illegal Aliens into the U.S. Every Day

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is releasing more than 200 border crossers and illegal aliens a day at the current catch and release rates, according to federal data. After a soaring decline of illegal aliens in the past few months DHS officials seem to have stabilized the catch and release of illegal aliens at a rate of releasing about 208 a day.

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Media Reports Misrepresent Change in 'Deferred Action' Policy

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

A number of media outlets are reporting that the Trump administration has ended the "medical deferred action" program, which will result in the removal of thousands of illegal aliens living in the country who are receiving life-saving medical treatment. However, the reports misrepresent the policy change and exaggerate the impacts.

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Texas AG Goes To US Supreme Court In Support Of Ending DACA

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The Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Trump Administration's plan to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as reported by KRLD Radio. AG Paxton says 12 other states have signed onto his brief. The brief says only Congress has the authority to grant lawful status to an entire class of aliens.

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Federal Investigation Warns DHS About Graduate Fraud in Visa Jobs

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According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, Federal agencies must work harder to prevent Indian and Chinese college graduates fraudulently getting work visas and jobs which are needed by their U.S. counterparts. The report hides most details of the GAO’s investigation, partly because the profits from white-collar labor trafficking cause routine and widespread fraud. In the last few years, for example, the Department of Homeland Security had dissolved several fake universities which used fraud to get real work permits for hundreds of Indians and Chinese graduates.

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Brazil Facilitates Removal of its Nationals After U.S. Pressure

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Brazil is making it easier for the United States to deport undocumented Brazilians by asking U.S. airlines to board deportees even when they have no valid passports, following pressure from the Trump administration, three Brazilian government sources said. The Federal Police sent airlines a memo in June allowing them to board Brazilian deportees with just a certificate of nationality issued by a consulate if they lack a valid passport, previously needed to travel to Brazil, the sources said.

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