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Mexican Presidential Front-Runner Responds to DACA Decision: Mexico's Doors Are Open

On Tuesday, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador (commonly known by his initials, AMLO) to discuss Mexico's 2018 election. During a question and answer session the politician was asked to respond to the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. AMLO concluded his comments on the decision with the following, "In Mexico, the doors are open."

With One Tweet, the President Gilds the DACA Lily

On Tuesday, September 5, the Trump administration announced that the unconstitutional and illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be allowed to continue for six months, and then wound down by letting all outstanding two-year permits expire starting on March 5, 2018. That means, absent action by Congress, DACA would finally come to an end only in March 2020.

The right way to save DACA: Now, Congress must ensure that E-Verify goes national, and that chain immigration as we know it ends

President Trump has arranged a soft landing for the illegal immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's unconstitutional DACA program. Now it's up to Congress to craft a solution for this unique category of illegal immigrants — in a way that doesn't do more harm than good.

Doublespeak Used by College Professor and CNN to Further DACA Agenda

For anyone paying college tuition these days, particularly the extraordinary high private university tuition like at Rice University in Texas, hearing a professor make a clearly false statement on national television is unsettling. Is the professor ignorant and therefore unqualified to be teaching young people? Is the professor so politically entrenched that facts no longer matter and therefore unsuited to be teaching/influencing?

The Media's DACA Numbers Are Misleading

The attorneys general of 10 states have threatened to sue the federal government if President Trump does not rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by September 5. DACA allows for qualifying illegal aliens who came to the country as minors to receive two-year stays of deportation and the ability to receive paperwork that allows them to attend universities, obtain driver's licenses, and secure work permits.

Are U.S. Spouses 22 Times More Abusive than Nonimmigrant Ones?

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Numbers Raise Eyebrows

Are U.S. citizen and green card spouses 22 times more beastly to their spouses than spouses in a nonimmigrant worker population?

Are the guys (they are usually males) who have grown up here, in a society where spousal abuse is against the law, much more likely to abuse their spouses than those from nations such as India where such abuse is often tolerated, and sometimes accepted by the law?

Topics: Marriage Fraud

Using CBP and ICE Assets in Houston Recovery Efforts

With the flooding, destruction, displacement, and chaos attending the fury wreaked by Hurricane Harvey on Houston and surrounding coastal areas of Texas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assigned Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and equipment the task of assisting in search-and-rescue operations.

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