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Half of the Illegal Population Are Overstays?

The State Department needs to do a better job

In my last post, I briefly discussed a November 15, 2017, decision from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The City of Philadelphia v. Sessions, which was brought in response to efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny $1.6 million in funding to the city because of its refusal to fully cooperate with ICE.

Sanctuary Policies Finance Crime and Death, Here and Abroad

The consequences of living in a bubble

Probably the strongest argument against sanctuary cities, lax credible-fear standards for asylum, in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and paid counsel in removal proceedings is the fact that each of these programs encourages aliens (and especially women and families) to enter illegally, which usually requires that they put their lives in the hands of smugglers.

267 MS-13 Members Arrested in Operation Raging Bull

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that it had completed an international operation to help dismantle the deadly immigrant gang MS-13. "Operation Raging Bull" took place from September to November and utilized ICE, Border Patrol, USCIS, Bureau of Prisons, and other domestic and international law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest members of MS-13.

Video Immigration Brief: Temporary Protected Status

Benefits remain long after the emergency disappears

The Trump Administration has announced the end of Temporary Protected Status for illegal immigrant Nicaraguans, originally granted in 1999, and postponed a decision for the larger population of Hondurans who received status at the same time. Decisions on renewing or terminating TPS for Salvadorans and Haitians are expected soon.

DOJ Targets More Sanctuaries

Yesterday DOJ sent a letter to 29 sanctuary jurisdictions that received law enforcement grants under the Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants program in 2016, warning them that they appear to be in violation of federal law and may have to repay the funds. In addition, they could be barred from receiving funds in 2017. Collectively, these jurisdictions received more than $16.7 million last year.

Former U.S. Officials Spuriously Argue for a 'Dreamer' Amnesty on the Basis of National Need

Several former high-level intelligence and military officials have written to Congress to insist that our legislators immediately act to pass an amnesty for so-called "Dreamers" — aliens who entered the United States illegally as minors, ostensibly "through no fault of their own" as the line goes. In many instances, these Dreamers entered illegally as teens entirely of their own behest, but that's a story for another time.
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