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GOP Party Concerned Trump and GOP Leaders Will Cut DACA Deal

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Republicans are growing increasingly concerned that Trump and GOP leaders will cut an immigration deal to provide protections for Dreamers and other concessions in exchange for funding towards a border wall. Previously, a potential agreement between the conservative and democrat members of Congress broke down in June. GOP Members such as Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) have cited concerns that a…

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Trump Alleges Family Separations Deter Illegal Immigration

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At a Make America Great Again rally in Kentucky, President Donald Trump made arguments in support of his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. Trump stated, “If they feel there will be separation, they don’t come.” At the same rally, Trump also made unsupported claims that immigrants were “grabbing children and they’re using children to come into our…

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Trump Threatens Aid Funding to Central America Over Immigration Caravan

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President Trump warned the governments of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that the United States will withdraw aid to the countries if an immigrant caravan moving north is not stopped. Currently around 4,000 migrants, beginning from Honduras and moving through Guatemala, are trekking northward to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The Honduran Foreign Ministry has urged its citizens to not take…

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Border Facilities Are At Full Capacity (October 2018)

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated in a CNN interview that US-Mexico border facilities are “out of space.” The DHS Secretary notes that there has been a large increase in families and unaccompanied children attempting to cross over the border. Nielsen’s comments come in contrast to the Trump administration’s current push to change regulations to detain families longer….

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Justice Kavanaugh Takes a Hardline on Immigration (October 2018)

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A Supreme Court argument regarding the detention of immigrants facing deportation proceedings has elucidated Justice Kavanaugh’s views on immigration. The Supreme Court case called into question whether federal authorities are mandated by a 1996 Federal Law to detain immigrants who committed crimes no matter how long ago they were released from criminal custody. Justice Kavanaugh argued that the 1996 law…

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Judge Halts Trump Administration’s Plan to Remove Protections of 300,000 People

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A federal judge has moved to block the Trump Administration’s plan to end the Temporary Protected Status of more than 300,000 foreign nationals from Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Sudan. Some individuals with TPS have been living in the United States for decades. The Trump Administration planned to force these TPS individuals to find another immigration status or face deportation…

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Immigrants Could Be Denied Green Cards If They Have Received Benefits (September 2018)

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A proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security may deny green cards to legal immigrants if they have received government assistance or if the government anticipates that they would request government assistance in the future.  The move by the Trump Administration will primarily target legal immigrants, not illegal immigrations who are not eligible for government assistance. The benefits that…

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Immigrant Children in Custody Reaches Record Highs (September 2018)

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As of the end of September, there are 12,800 immigrant children in U.S. custody. A spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department, responsible for the care of these children, has confirmed that this is highest number of children ever in U.S. custody. Insiders at the HHS Department have also confirmed that the rate of children being released from custody…

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Canadian Cannabis Workers, Investors, and Users Risk Lifetime Ban on U.S. (September 2018)

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According to a senior official working under the U.S. Customers and Border Protection agency has stated that Canadians working in the marijuana industry – including investors – could risk a lifetime ban on travel to the United States. Canada will become the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana sales beginning on Oct. 17. The U.S. CBP will…

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