Trump demands ‘nuclear option’ and no more DACA deal

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ㅤ”President Trump said Sunday that Republicans must change Senate laws in order to pass tougher border and immigration legislation. In a position shift, he also said the GOP should no longer make a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program deal with Democrats.”


Full story at The Hill, image from newsinc(.com) – 4/1/18. Tags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, daca, nuclear option. 𑗉

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Extreme vetting: State Dept. to demand tourists’ social media history

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ㅤ”The State Department will publish new rules this week that would require most visitors and immigrants to the U.S. to turn over their recent social media histories, carrying out one of President Trump’s key security enhancements from his extreme vetting executive order.
ㅤTravelers would also be asked to list previous phone numbers, email addresses and international travel during the previous five years, and to detail any immigration problems they’ve had, whether with the U.S. or elsewhere. They’ll also be asked about potential family connections to terrorism.
ㅤAnd in a striking human rights move, would-be immigrants from countries where female genital mutilation is prevalent would be directed to a website ensuring they’re aware the practice — common in some African countries — is illegal in the U.S.”


Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 3/29/18. Tags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, extreme vetting. 𑗉

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Immigration agency’s latest California focus hits San Diego

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ㅤ”Federal immigration agents arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement.
ㅤIt was U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s third California Zoperation in barely a month, following one in the Los Angeles area that resulted in 212 arrests and one in Northern California that had 232 arrests.”


Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 3/16/18.ㅤTags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, california, san diego.

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Italy’s voters issue warning to Europe

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ㅤ”While the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had been seen as leading the centre-right coalition, early results showed he was beaten by his younger rival on the right, Matteo Salvini, following a campaign in which Salvini emphasised support for radical immigration policies, including mass deportations of immigrants who are in Italy illegally.”

ㅤô¿ô …Election results show more voters rejecting the EU and illegal immigration.


Full story at The Guardian, image from breitbart(.com) – 3/5/18.ㅤTags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants.

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Supreme Court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely with no bond hearings

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ㅤ”The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigration officials can continue to indefinitely detain immigrants during proceedings to determine the legality of their status in the U.S.
ㅤIn the 5-3 decision, which Justice Elena Kagan took no part in, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ruled detained immigrants must receive bond hearings every six months to determine if their continued detainment was necessary.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from publicbroadcasting(.net) – 2/27/18.ㅤTags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants.

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Senate defeats first of four immigration bills

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ㅤ”Senators on Thursday defeated a compromise immigration bill that tried to pair legal protection for Dreamers and about $3 billion in border security funding, far short of what President Trump was demanding.
ㅤThe bill was the first of four immigration proposals the Senate was expected to vote on Thursday, all of which were at risk of failing.
ㅤThe first proposal was offered by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., and was seen by Republicans as the weakest of the four offerings up today. Most Republicans and President Trump are looking for $25 billion in border wall funding, plus other measures to tamp down on immigration levels.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from townhall(.com) – 2/15/18.ㅤTags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants.

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McConnell: Senate should finish immigration debate this week

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ㅤ”‘Senators have had plenty of time to prepare. There’s no reason why we should not reach a bipartisan solution this week,’ McConnell said from the Senate floor.”


Full story and video at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 2/13/18.ㅤTags: immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, daca.

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Collins optimistic Congress will reach immigration deal

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ㅤ”‘I give the President credit for putting it in writing and saying this is what he wants to see happen, despite the criticisms. There’s going to be criticism on both sides no matter what we come up with,’ Collins said on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation.'”


Full story at The Hill, Image from thehill(.com) – 1/28/18. Tags collins, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, susan collins, conservative, politics.

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Trump: Democrats only want to use DACA, not solve it

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ㅤTRUMP: DEMOCRATS ONLY WANT TO ‘USE’ DACA, NOT SOLVE ITㅤ”The President’s proposal asks for tough concessions from Democrats, as it would not only shore up border security, including funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but also reduce legal immigration due to changes to the lottery program and new limits on family-based legal immigration.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer.com (tags immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, dreamers, daca, conservative, politics) – 1/28/18

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GOP senators back Trump’s immigration proposal

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ㅤ”In response, several GOP senators quickly released statements praising Trump’s proposed framework, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
ㅤ’I want to thank President Trump and his administration for their work on this important issue. This framework builds upon the four pillars for reform that the President has consistently put forth, and indicates what is necessary for the President to sign a bill into law,’ McConnell said in his statement.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags daca, donald trump, dreamers, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, potus, president, trump) – 1/25/18

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Read the White House summary of its immigration plan


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from tmz.com (tags border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, national security, trump administration, white house) – 1/25/18

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GOP leaders, border hawks praise Trump immigration reform pitch

ㅤ”Trump administration officials provided an overview of the proposal Thursday to some Republican staff. The deal includes at least the authorization of $25 billion for border security that includes construction of a southern border wall. It also calls for a modification to chain migration that would limit it to spouses and minor children, and would end the visa lottery system.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from amazonaws.com (tags border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, national security, chain migration) – 1/25/18

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Hatch bill would dramatically increase H-1B visas

ㅤ”Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is expected to introduce a bill in the coming days that would substantially increase the number of visas offered to skilled foreign workers, Bloomberg News reported late Wednesday.
ㅤHatch is sponsoring legislation that would allow the government to issue up to 195,000 H-1B visas, an increase of 110,000, according to Bloomberg. The program allows U.S. companies to employ workers from overseas in specialty positions.”

ㅤô¿ô …Another corporate puppet slithers out from under a rock. Orrin Hatch and Lamar Alexander are rattlesnakes.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags diversity visa, green cards, h1b, hatch, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, orrin hatch, visas) – 1/25/18

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White House to offer immigration plan Monday

ㅤ”Sarah Sanders said the President has been working with House and Senate members behind-the-scenes to draft a legislative blueprint for immigration talks ahead of the March 5 deadline for DACA to expire. She encouraged Senate leaders to swiftly bring the forthcoming White House plan ‘to the floor’ for a vote.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from dw.com (tags daca, donald trump, dreamers, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, potus, president, sanders, sarah huckabee sanders, sarah sanders, trump) – 1/24/18

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