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Trump vs. California immigration suit heads to appeals court

“The Trump administration is asking a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit to entirely block all three laws” reports thebusinessjournal.com. California officials say their policies limiting cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities promote trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement and encourage witnesses and victims to report crime.At issue in the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a 2018 administration lawsuit over three California laws that extended protections to people in the country illegally. California has sued his administration dozens of times, mostly over immigration, the environment…

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What Immigration Restrictionists Can’t Foresee

“Periodically, a journalist or policy maker informs us that Americans are panicked about immigration, and suggests that the United States should engineer the demographics of its population through immigration policy” writes Elizabeth F for theatlantic.com. But in the past, when the government has tried to control demographics with immigration policy, it hasn’t gotten what it wished for.So Congress passed the first version of “comprehensive immigration reform,” the 1924 Johnson-Reed Act.Consider the country’s response to the wave of immigration in the early 20th century, to which Frum compares our current wave,…

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All US immigration offices around the world may be shut down soon

“In addition to combating illegal immigration, Trump said last week he wants to increase legal immigration to the country” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The plan comes after President Trump declared a national emergency last month in order to get border wall funding, calling illegal immigration a “virtual invasion.”. In addition to facilitating immigration applications, the agency assists refugees and investigates fraud. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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U.S. set to close international immigration offices

“The agency already has closed its field office in Cuba and previously planned to close an office in Moscow on March 29” writes Ted Hesson for politico.com. The offices — which are located in embassies and consulates around the world — handle everything from immigration applications and fraud detection.While President Donald Trump frequently highlights his opposition to illegal immigration, his administration also has taken steps to make the legal immigration process more difficult. Source: politico.com

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U.S. faces ‘crisis’ at southern border, Nielsen says

“(Reuters) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday defended the government’s position that the country faces a dire crisis due to migration at the U.S.-Mexico border in the face of fiery questioning from Democrats in Congress” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Illegal immigration is simply spiraling out of control,” Nielsen told the House Homeland Security Committee.She also repeated previous calls for Congress to lift limits on how long families can be kept in immigration detention. Source: 95kqds.com

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Non-US citizen pleads guilty to role in scheme to make thousands of fake government IDs, immigration records

“A non-U.S. citizen living in Oregon pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to produce thousands of fake government documents, including false immigration records” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Merecias-Lopez produced more than 300 fraudulent documents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Nielsen argues border in crisis: ‘This chain of human misery is getting worse’

“At the hearing today, Nielsen will stand at the center of a heated border security debate” writes Ted Hesson for politico.com. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen argued in stark terms Wednesday that illegal immigration has caused a humanitarian crisis that necessitates construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.In opening remarks to the House Homeland Security Committee, Nielsen called the current state of border security a “humanitarian catastrophe” and described the border as a conduit for criminals, drugs, and human trafficking. “This chain of human misery is getting worse,” she…

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2019 on Track for Highest Level of Illegal Immigration in Decade

“Instead of a handful or a dozen people arriving or illegally crossing near a port of entry, 100 people or more are showing up at a time” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “It’s well-known at this time that adults with children will not be detained during the immigration proceedings for illegal entry.Border cops encountered more than 76,000 people they say tried to illegally cross from Mexico into the U.S. in February, making it the highest level of illegal immigration the U.S. has seen in one month since 2007. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Defiant U.S. sheriffs push gun sanctuaries, imitating liberals on immigration

“In Oregon, voters in eight counties approved Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances last November that allow sheriffs to determine which state gun laws to enforce” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Organizers in Oregon plan to put even more defiant “sanctuary ordinance” measures on county ballots in 2020 that will direct their officials to resist state gun laws.Organizers of the pro-gun sanctuaries admit they took the idea from liberals who have created immigration sanctuaries across the United States where local officials defy the Trump administration’s efforts to enforce tougher immigration laws.Elected…

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