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The battle over immigration policy that has raged for years in Congress is now playing out on your smartphone.

“The Laredo Sector Border Patrol Thursday released the free “USBP Laredo Sector” app” writes Ap Photo Gregory for washingtonexaminer.com. The battle over immigration policy that has raged for years in Congress is now playing out on your smartphone.People who download it can “report activity” along the border or share information about suspected cases of illegal immigration. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Windrush scandal being used to undermine fight against illegal immigration, says Amber Rudd

“The Windrush scandal is being used to undermine the fight against illegal immigration, Amber Rudd has said as she accused critics of “willfully misleading” the British public” writes Emma Mcclarkin for telegraph.co.uk. A leaked private memo published on Friday revealed that Ms Rudd had vowed last year to “ruthlessly” prioritise the detention and forcible removal of illegal migrants in a letter sent to Theresa May, the Prime Minister. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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‘Deport first – hear appeals later’

“In October 2013 @theresa_may proudly boasted that she would “deport first and hear appeals later”” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.co.uk. It is because of her race to the bottom pandering to anti-immigrant sentiment. pic.twitter.com/xExpXKnLJI Theresa May’s move in 2013 to expand the number of people the government could hear immigration appeals from after they had already been deported has been blamed for contribution to the Windrush scandal.Speaking in the Commons during the debate, Lammy said it was wrong to send “civilized human beings” back to places like Afghanistan, Syria and…

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Theresa May’s ‘Deport First, Appeal Later’ Immigration ‘Boasts’ Blamed For Windrush Scandal

“In October 2013 @theresa_may proudly boasted that she would “deport first and hear appeals later”” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.com. It is because of her race to the bottom pandering to anti-immigrant sentiment. pic.twitter.com/xExpXKnLJI Theresa May’s move in 2013 to expand the number of people the government could hear immigration appeals from after they had already been deported has been blamed for contribution to the Windrush scandal.Speaking in the Commons during the debate, Lammy said it was wrong to send “civilized human beings” back to places like Afghanistan, Syria and…

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There is a silver lining to the Windrush scandal

“While we should welcome a change of heart by the Tories on immigration, it is not coming for entirely altruistic reasons” writes Andrew Grice for independent.co.uk. The Windrush scandal, which shames the UK, may yet have a silver lining.It could strengthen the hand of ministers, led by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd, trying to steer the Tories towards a more liberal immigration policy. If they do not adopt a more sensible immigration policy, they will pay a very heavy price. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Federal appeals court rules against Trump in challenge to sanctuary cities

“A panel of three Republican-appointed judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction issued by a federal district court judge in Chicago” writes Haven Daley Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. A federal appeals court on Thursday delivered a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on sanctuary cities, by upholding a nationwide injunction that blocked the Justice Department from denying funding to jurisdictions that fail to cooperate on immigration matters.”Nationwide injunctions allow a single federal district judge to set policy by ordering relief outside the scope…

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Jerry Brown’s final offer: National Guard won’t build the wall or enforce border laws

“Jerry Brown agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops to deal with border issues but with two conditions: they won’t enforce immigration laws, and they won’t help build a border wall” writes Ap Photo Rich for washingtonexaminer.com. “California National Guard service members shall not engage in any direct law enforcement role nor enforce immigration laws, arrest people for immigration law violations, guard people taken into custody for alleged immigration violations, or support immigration law enforcement activities,” it said. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Analysis: Amber Rudd thought she was a frontrunner to be the next prime minister – now she’s fighting for her job

“Charles Clarke and Jacqui Smith can both attest to the damage immigration and crime scandals can do to a career” writes Michael Deacon for telegraph.co.uk. While the previous home secretary, Theresa May, became the longest serving resident of the Home Office in modern times, her successor, Amber Rudd, finds herself embattled.She has rolled straight on from a violent crime debacle to an immigration scandal in less than ten days, and as a prominent Cabinet Remainer she is now under considerable pressure. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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California, Trump administration reach deal on National Guard

“National Guard troops are not taking part in direct border security and are not performing law enforcement work” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – California said on Wednesday it had reached a deal with the Trump administration to provide 400 National Guard troops to combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers within the state and at the U.S.-Mexico border.California National Guard troops will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier, the governor’s office said in a statement.California…

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Jamaican PM and Labour MP call for Windrush compensation

“Members of the Windrush generation who were denied services, wrongfully detained or even deported should be awarded compensation, the Jamaican prime minister and the Labour MP David Lammy have urged” writes Owen Bowcott for theguardian.com. This has meant that members of the Windrush generation, their children and their grandchildren have consistently encountered obstacles in proving their right to live and work in the UK. “There will be compensation claims.The government should make it available so that people don’t have to fight for compensation.” Jamie Beagent, a solicitor at the law…

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