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White House Announced Move Towards Merit-Based Immigration Structure

(ESPAÑOL) The White House announced its plan to move from the family-based immigration system toward a more merit-based immigration structure. The administration is assembling data to bolster the argument that the current legal immigration system is not only ill-conceived, but … Continue reading

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NJ Immigration Sweep Nets Many Non-Criminal Immigrants

(ESPAÑOL) Dozens of persons, many non-criminal immigrants, were arrested in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, in a five-day operation that officials on Tuesday said was targeted at “criminal aliens” and those charged with immigration violations. … Continue reading

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White House Blames Immigration System for New York Terror Attack

(ESPAÑOL) The White House stated that the terror attack in New York early Monday would never had happened if Trump’s immigration policies had been adopted, the White House said after it was revealed that the terror suspect had entered the … Continue reading

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Immigrants From Rest of Central America Outpace Mexican Immigration

(ESPAÑOL) The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25% from 2007 to 2015, in contrast to more modest growth of the country’s overall foreign-born population and a decline from neighboring Mexico. … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Touts Illegal Immigration Crackdown Victory

(ESPAÑOL)The Trump administration touted victory over illegal immigration during its first several months, announcing that the number of arrests at the border dropped to the lowest in nearly a half-century as proof that its deterrence efforts have been effective. Border … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown over DACA Replacement Averted

(ESPAÑOL) Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week due to DACA’s replacement, describing it as a “non-emergency” to be addressed next year. “There’s not going to be a government shutdown. It’s just not going to … Continue reading

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Government Tallies up Number of Immigrants Received Through Chain Migration

(ESPAÑOL) For the first time, the federal government has counted the green cards issued between 2005 and 2015 to migrants admitted through “chain migration“, or family preference for close blood relatives and adult family members. During the ten-year time frame, … Continue reading

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ICE Arrest Outside of NY Criminal Court Leads to Immigration Protest

(ENGLISH) ICE detained an undocumented immigrant in criminal court Tuesday, leading to a protest of ICE detention practices. The debate over whether New York’s courthouses should limit cooperation with federal immigration agents escalated Tuesday, when dozens of public defenders walked … Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham Hints at Possible Government Shutdown over DACA Replacement

(ESPAÑOL) Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress should attach to the year-end government funding bill a fix to replace DACA. Graham was breaking from GOP leadership in both chambers of Congress, who in recent weeks have said any effort to fix … Continue reading

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DOJ Favors Funding For Cities Cooperating with ICE

(ESPAÑOL) The DOJ recently said it gave special treatment to cities that fully cooperate with detention requests made by federal immigration authorities. The news comes not long after a number of federal courts blocked the Trump administration from attempting to … Continue reading

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