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Do Not Confuse Smuggling with Trafficking

The United Nations designated Sunday, July 30 as the "World Day against Trafficking in Persons" following a 2013 resolution to "raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights."

A New "Bracero Program" May Be in the Works

At the end of last week, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held bilateral meetings with his Mexican counterparts, focusing on the benefits of the commercial relationship between both countries. As part of these talks, which took place in Mexico City, the subject of temporary foreign workers in the U.S. agricultural sector was addressed.

Secretary Kelly, We Hardly Knew Ye

In imperial Rome, the peace was said to be maintained among an increasingly restive populace by ensuring ready availability of food in the form of cheap subsidized bread, along with entertaining distractions in the form of horse and chariot races and other free public diversions at the grounds of the racetrack (the "circus").

Topics: Politics

AG Sessions Set to Block Millions in Funding to Sanctuaries

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that sanctuary jurisdictions will lose access to certain federal law enforcement grants in 2017 if they prohibit officials from communicating with ICE, if they block ICE from interviewing jail inmates, or if they fail to notify ICE of the pending release of criminal aliens ICE is seeking to deport.
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