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Author: RJ Hauman

Address Recap: Immigration’s Impact on Jobs, Crime, and National Security Front and Center

President Donald Trump, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, laid out his vision for key immigration policy changes. In the hours leading up to the speech, speculation mounted that Trump would call for some kind of amnesty for illegal aliens who have not committed serious crimes. However, Trump did no such thing, instead calling for immigration policies that strengthen national security, improve wages, and restore the rule of law. From the outset, Trump focused on immigration enforcement and border security. “By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions...

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Trump Invites Widows of Officers Killed by an Illegal Alien as Guests for Speech to Congress

Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver—the widows of two California law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in by an illegal alien—will be among the six guests seated with First Lady Melania Trump during President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress tonight. Placer County Detective Michael Davis, Jr. and Sacramento Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver were shot and killed in 2014 by Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte—an illegal alien gang member with multiple deportations. Their names were memorialized in the 114th Congress by the Davis-Oliver interior enforcement bill, which aims to increase cooperation between federal and local...

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50 Years of Special Treatment for Cubans

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Adjustment Act, a Cold War-era law that provides immigration benefits to Cuban migrants not offered to citizens of any other country. Specifically, the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA) allows Cuban citizens or nationals who reach the United States, regardless of whether they have done so legally or illegally, to remain and adjust to permanent resident status after one year. According to the “wet foot/dry foot” policy, which was adopted as part of a 1995 revision of the CAA, all Cubans intercepted at sea en route to the U.S. are repatriated (“wet feet”),...

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Texas Congressman Seeks to Stop Naturalizations until DHS Fingerprint Repository is Updated

In response to a scathing report released last month by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG), Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) has introduced H.R. 6198. This commonsense bill would ensure that ineligible, potentially dangerous individuals are not granted citizenship while DHS works to fully digitize its fingerprint records. Specifically, the IG revealed that at least 858 individuals were granted citizenship despite having a final deportation order under another identity. While the report does not reveal the names of the immigrants or the countries of origin, the IG said that they are all from countries that are of...

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Legislation Introduced to Give States Approval Over Refugee Resettlement

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) recently introduced legislation to give state governments approval over the resettlement of refugees. H.R. 6110, the Allow State Sovereignty Upon Refugee Entry (ASSURE) Act is a response to the recently-announced plan from the Obama administration to drastically increase the number of refugees accepted by the United States to 110,000 in the upcoming fiscal year. The new target is a 29 percent increase over the 85,000 refugees accepted this fiscal year and a 57 percent hike over the 70,000 refugees allowed per year from 2013 to 2015. The ASSURE Act requires the Office of Refugee Resettlement...

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President Trump Must Keep His Promises On Immigration

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