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CIS: Immigrants on Welfare Tripled Since 2007

A recent report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals that the rising level of education among new immigrants in the U.S. has done very little to relieve increasing poverty levels for new arrivals. The report indicates that in 2017 the number of new immigrants living in households on food stamps grew from 4%in 2007 to 13%t in 2017 -- three times more than a decade before.

French House Passes New Immigration Bill to Bolster Enforcement Efforts

The French National Assembly passed a bill over the weekend that shortens application deadlines for asylum-seekers and doubles the current detention timeline for failed asylum-seekers awaiting deportation. Pres. Emmanuel Macron's centrist party says the law will speed up the asylum claims process.

We continue to tell the story how immigration policy sabotaged the Earth Day dream

For the eighth year, NumbersUSA's top staff is working our big booth at the world's largest Earth Day exhibition at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. While hundreds of environmental groups, corporations, educational institutions and research facilities tell their stories, NumbersUSA reminds attendees about the main reason why the sustainability goals of the first Earth Day in 1970 still haven't been met -- massive population growth forced by congressional immigration policies.

Poll: San Francisco Tech Companies Say They Dont Depend on H-1B Workers

  by  Jade Haney

The San Francisco Bay Area tech lobby -- including Silicon Valley -- has long championed the practice of hiring foreign nationals, regularly pressuring Congress to increase the cap on the number of H-1B visas issued annually, especially for tech workers. But, a recent poll, conducted by Harris on behalf of Envoy, a Chicago-based body shop dedicated to expansive immigration policies, revealed that tech companies don't need foreign-born workers as much as they've led the public to believe.

Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration Urge Congress to ‘Strengthen’ Rep. Goodlatte’s H.R. 4760

Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration (EBI) thanked Rep. Bob Goodlatte in a hand-delivered letter today for H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, saying that it comes "closest" to prioritizing the "promises made to the American people," and called on congress to "strengthen" the current provisions outlined in the bill.

Three More CA Cities Join Resistance to ‘Sanctuary’ Law

Three California cities in Orange County, Newport Beach, Orange, and Westminster, voted last week to join the Trump Administration's effort to overturn California laws that block or interfere with federal immigration enforcement.

ICE Arrests 97 Illegal Workers at Tennessee Meatpacking Plant

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested arrested 97 suspected illegal-alien workers last Thursday, in the largest workplace raid in a decade, at a cattle-slaughter facility in northeast Tennessee just outside Knoxville. The agency worked with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to execute a federal criminal search warrant of the facility.

Pres. Trump Sending National Guard to the Southern Border

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced in the White House press briefing today that Pres. Trump has told officials to deploy the National Guard in order to bolster security along the southern border and that he “will be signing a proclamation to that effect today.”

DOJ Orders Judges to Process Immigration Cases Efficiently and Effectively

The Department of Justice sent a memo to immigration judges Friday outlining new quotas that will require judges to process 700 cases per year and have less than 15 percent of their rulings sent back by a higher court. The quotas will go into effect October 1, 2018 for FY 2019.

California AG Issues Guidance to Reinforce ‘sanctuary’ Laws

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Chief Division of Law Enforcement Kevin Gardner issued new guidance Wednesday clarifying three sanctuary policies the state passed last year barring state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The guidance says that California state and local law enforcement officers are prohibited from assisting federal law enforcement unless state and local law enforcement are also policing an existing state law.

Pres. Trump to ‘wind-down’ DED Program for Liberians

Pres. Trump announced in a memorandum Tuesday the termination of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program which has enabled 839 Liberians to legally live and work the U.S. since 1999. To ensure an "orderly transition" for both DED beneficiaries and the Liberian government, the President has granted a "12-month wind-down period", starting March 31, 2018, for Liberian citizens to make arrangements for their return, and the Liberian government to prepare accordingly for receiving and reintegrating them.

House and Senate Leadership Push to Increase H-2B Cap up to 120,000

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are attempting to include a provision in the the 2018 omnibus spending bill that would increase the number of H-2B visas. In the Senate, with the support of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), a vocal advocate for increasing the number of low-skilled foreign guest workers through the H-2B visa program, is pushing to increase the current cap of 66,000 to 90,000. In the House, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) is seeking to raise the cap to 120,000.

IRS: $1.2 Million Illegal Aliens Committed Identity Theft in FY 2017

According to a recent report by CNS News, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) documented more than 1.2 million identity theft cases where illegal aliens used illegitimate social security numbers to file tax returns in 2017.

U.S. Census Bureau: Immigration Will Drive U.S. Population to Over 400 Million by 2060

A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the United States population will soar to 404 million by the year 2060, primarily because of the 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants pouring into the country annually. With 326 million people currently residing in the U.S., immigration alone will increase that number by a staggering 78 million people over the course of just 40 years.

U.S. Census Bureau: Immigration Will Drive U.S. Population to Over 400 Million by 2060

A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the United States population will soar to 404 million by the year 2060, primarily because of the 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants pouring into the country annually. With 326 million people currently residing in the U.S., immigration alone will increase that number by a staggering 78 million people over the course of just 40 years.

DHS: Expired DACA Recipients not a priority for Arrest or Removal

DHS Press Sec. Tyler Houlton announced that the agency will not arrest current DACA recipients with pending renewal applications or those with expired protections. Additionally, USCIS will continue to accept new renewal applications.

Rep. Zeldin Cosponsors Rep. Goodlatte’s H.R. 4760!

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY.) has cosponsored Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act. His cosponsorships bring the total number of bill sponsors to 96.

Pew: Trump Admin. Focused Most Enforcement on Criminal Aliens in FY2017

According to a Pew Research report, recent data from ICE revealed the overwhelming majority of all arrests made by ICE agents in FY 2017 were of “criminal” arrestees -- illegal aliens with prior criminal convictions. In just eight years, the overall number of ICE criminal arrests jumped from 39% in FY 2009 to a staggering 74% in FY 2017.

Majority Whip Scalise Cosponsors Rep. Goodlatte’s H.R. 4760!

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has cosponsored Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act. Their cosponsorships bring the total number of bill sponsors to 94.

Pres. Trump Endorses Grassley Bill, Urges Senators to Oppose Other Proposals

Pres. Trump fully endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley's bill, the Secure and Succeed Act, in a statement today. In his endorsement, he also called on Senators to oppose anything that doesn’t include his four pillars of ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, securing the border, and granting amnesty to the 1.8 million DACA-eligible illegal aliens.

Pew Research: Migrants sent $138,165,000,000 from the U.S. to Their Countries of Origin in 2016

According to a recent Pew Research report, records from The World Bank show that migrants residing in the U.S. sent a staggering $138,165,000,000 (USD) to family members in their home countries in 2016 alone. To name the top three countries that received the most in remittances, funds flowed out of the U.S. in the amounts of $1,754,000,000 to Mexico, $655,000,000 to Canada, and $459,000,000 to the United Kingdom.

DHS Enhances Security Procedures for Refugee Program

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielson announced new risk-based measures to enhance national security in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) through intensified screening of foreign nationals from 11 high-risk countries. The 90-day review came in response to Section 3 of Pres. Trump's executive order last January, which required that the DHS Secretary, the Secretary of State, and the Director of National Intelligence work together to determine whether or not any actions taken to address refugee admissions security risks should be terminated or modified.

Sens. Cotton, Grassley, and Perdue Oppose ‘Gang of 6’ Proposal

Sens. Tom Cotton(R-Ark.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and David Perdue (R-Ga.) released a statement today opposing the “Gang of 6” proposal which fails to address any of Pres. Trump’s immigration policy priorities. The proposal, presented by Sens. Durbin (D-Ill.), Flake (R-Ariz.), and Graham (R-S.C.) would not strengthen border security or interior enforcement, fails to end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, and would grant amnesty, not only to previous DACA recipients, but to all Dreamers and their parents as well.

Pres. Trump Honors Barbara Jordan for Her ‘America First’ Immigration Policy

Pres. Trump honored Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan today in a message commending her for championing an “America First” immigration policy which called for the mandate of an electronic employment verification system, known today as E-Verify, and an end to chain migration.

DHS and DOJ Report: 73 percent of Convicted Terrorists Were Foreign-born

The DHS and DOJ released a report today showing that 402 of the 549 people convicted of international terrorism in the U.S. between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2016 were foreign-born. Of those 402, 148 managed to obtain U.S. citizenship. Within the same time period ICE removed about 1,716 aliens who posed national security concerns.

ICE Raids 98 7-Eleven Stores Across the Country, Making 21 Arrests

ICE agents arrested 21 people after raiding some 98 7-Eleven convenience stores in 17 states early Wednesday morning. The agents gave the franchise owners and managers three days to produce documentation of their employees’ immigration statuses.

Pres. Trump Rejects ‘Gang of 6’ Deal that Would Give Amnesty to 9 MILLION Illegal Aliens

Pres. Trump rejected a bipartisan deal on DACA proposed at the White House Thursday, saying the bill would not end chain migration and the visa lottery, and that it lacked proper funding to secure the border.

DHS to End TPS for El Salvador

DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen announced on Monday that the government will not renew the Temporary Protected Status for the country of El Salvador. El Salvador first received the status in 2001 after two earthquakes. TPS status will end on Sept. 9, 2019.

Pres. Trump: DACA Deal Must Include End to Visa Lottery and Chain Migration

Pres. Trump once again called for an end to Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery in a meeting today with several Republican Senators who are negotiating with Democrats on DACA legislation. The President also called for an end to both programs over Twitter over the last week.

“We're all working in an effort to develop an immigration reform plan that will serve the interests of the American workers and the American families and safety ...

DOJ: Colorado Company to Pay U.S. Workers Over $18,000 in ‘Buy American Hire American’ Settlement

The Justice Dept. announced yesterday that it settled an agreement with Crop Production Services, Inc., an agricultural company they filed a lawsuit against in September for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act by discriminating against American workers. This is the first settlement to resolve a lawsuit based on Pres. Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order.

DOJ: Colorado Company to Pay U.S. Workers Over $18,000 in ‘Buy American Hire American’ Settlement

The Justice Dept. announced yesterday that it settled an agreement with Crop Production Services, Inc., an agricultural company they filed a lawsuit against in September for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act by discriminating against American workers. This is the first settlement to resolve a lawsuit based on Pres. Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order.

Trump Admin. Puts End to Work Permits for H-4 Visa Holders

The Trump Administration announced Thursday its plans to end the Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B foreign workers to receive work permits.

The notice, which was published recently in the Unified Agenda, a semi-annual list of regulations under development by the federal agencies, stated that the DHS is reviewing the 2015 final rule in light of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order.

Dems Back Down on DACA Demands

Politico is reporting that Democrats are backing off their threat to oppose a year-end spending bill if it doesn’t include a DACA amnesty at the risk of being blamed for a government shutdown.

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