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DACA: Eight Amnesties for Illegal Aliens, Nothing for Their American Victims

Amnesty is defined as an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole. DACA provides forgiveness to an entire class of individuals who were between 15 and 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012; consequently, it is an amnesty program, as is also true for an even more expansive Dream Act.

But DACA actually encompasses at least eight separate amnesties.

The White House Issues New Travel Restrictions

The Latest Chapter in the "Trump Travel Order" Story

Throughout the late spring and early summer, I detailed the various twists and turns in the president's efforts to improve the vetting process for foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States, first through Executive Order 13769 (EO-1), which was captioned "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry

It's About Time – Employer Hit by $96 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens

Asplundh, the tree-trimming company, has been hit by a $96 million penalty for hiring (and rehiring) illegal alien workers. According to the federal prosecutors it is the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.

The company pled guilty to criminal charges in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where its headquarters is located, apparently moving swiftly to minimize the damage to the corporation's image. As a result of the guilty plea, there will not be a public trial.

What the September Travel Ban Will Look Like

On Sunday, September 24, the White House unveiled a new set of travel restrictions for eight countries: North Korea, Syria, Iran, Chad, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Venezuela. The restrictions for each country vary from total bans to bans only on certain government officials. I've listed the countries below along with their travel restrictions, from most restrictive to least restrictive:

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