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New DHS Policy will keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced an agreement on Thursday with Mexico that will keep asylum seekers in Mexico until their cases are heard by an immigration judge. Under the new agreement, migrants who ask for asylum at a port of entry or illegal aliens apprehended by border patrol who ask for asylum will be issued a court date and returned to Mexico. Mexico has agreed to allow any foreign citizen with an a notice to appear in court to stay in Mexico until the date arrives.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Sessions' 'Credible Fear' Ruling

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Federal District Judge Emmet Sullivan struck down the Trump administration's efforts to bring the 'credible fear' standard more in line with federal asylum law. Earlier this year, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that asylum seekers could not enter a 'credible fear' claim on the basis of domestic abuse or gang violence when seeking asylum in the United States. Federal law states that asylum seekers must prove that they fear persecution from their government on the basis of race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, or membership in a social group.

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Recalcitrant Countries Accepting More Criminal Repatriates

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President Trump’s 1/27/17 executive order directed the Departments of State and Homeland Security to force “recalcitrant” countries to accept the repatriation of their citizens, most of whom committed criminal acts in the United States. Reports indicate the Administration is making headway since the number of recalcitrant countries is down and more criminal aliens are being deported.

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Sen. McConnell Introduces 7-Week Spending Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced today a 7-week spending bill that, if approved with Congress, would delay the fight over Pres. Trump's border security funding request until February. Congress risks a partial government shutdown if it doesn't pass legislation for nine agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, before the end of Friday.

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President Trump Backs Away from Threat to Shut Down Government Over Wall Funding

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On Tuesday, the White House sent a signal that President Trump was no longer asking Congress to appropriate $5 billion for border wall spending. Instead, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House would cobble together other sources of funding to supplement the $1.6 billion already agreed to by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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'Unemployed For A Reason'? When should policy give up on sidelined workers?

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  by  Jeremy Beck

In recent years, the New York Times has reliably reported the best arguments for immigration expansion and periodic legalizations, but its story this week may be the furthest the Gray Lady has gone toward presenting arguments in favor of perpetual illegal immigration.

The story, if taken seriously, has profound implications.

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Worksite Enforcement Surged in FY18

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ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division greatly expanded criminal investigations, business audits and arrests in fiscal year 2018. HSI conducted 6,848 worksite investigations compared to 1,691 in FY17, initiated 5,981 I-9 audits compared to 1,360; and made 779 criminal and 1,525 administrative arrests compared to 139 and 172.

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Acting AG Whitaker Promotes 'Lawful' Immigration

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker called for increased border security and changes to asylum law in a speech to the local Department of Justice office in Austin, Texas on Tuesday. Whitaker said the United States needs to close up loopholes that allow illegal aliens to falsely claim asylum in the United States, allowing them to stay in the United States for an extended period of time.

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Jiminy Cricket! Pinocchios pile up for Post

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  by  Andrew Good

The Washington Post "fact-checkers" have a new tool as their disposal: "The Bottomless Pinnochio." This is for politicians who engage in "campaigns of disinformation." Glenn Kesller described how they will be awarded, and gives a statement of President Trump's that meets the test. Kesller's explanation shows what's wrong when journalists use "fact-checking" as a way to avoid substantive, and truthful, reporting.

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