November 30, 2021 6:14 pm

Deportation orders from immigration judges plummet under Biden

The Biden administration’s more lenient approach to illegal immigration is now showing up in the nation’s immigration courts, where over the final three months of the last fiscal year, judges issued deportation directives in less than a third of cases. That’s down dramatically compared to 2019 and 2020, under the Trump administration, when 80% of…

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Activists warn Democrats: Full amnesty or expect election losses

Immigrant-rights advocates demanded Monday that Democrats revive a plan for a broad amnesty measure in President Biden’s budget bill, saying unless illegal immigrants see a full pathway to citizenship their allies will have less reason to turn out to vote in 2022.  The warning came as Democrats tried to finalize their version of the bill…

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New fiscal year begins with lower federal deficit

The new federal fiscal year has begun with some good — or at least less bad — news, as Uncle Sam ran a smaller deficit in October than a year ago, according to a new estimate Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. The $167 billion shortfall CBO projects for the month is $117 billion less…

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Ted Cruz wants to ship illegal immigrants to Democratic states

Tired of having Texas bear the brunt of the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz is proposing a different idea: Ship newly arrived illegal immigrants to deep blue territories like New England or California, and see how they handle it. He even proposed putting one of the new ports of entry for processing illegal immigrants in…

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Facebook says users can share advice on immigrant smuggling

Facebook has acknowledged it allows people to share information on how to immigrate illegally or be smuggled into the U.S., saying it crafted the policy to give them a shot at asylum and prevent them from relying on human traffickers. The company made the admission in a private letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.…

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DHS rebuilds Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

Homeland Security announced Wednesday that it has formed a task force to “rebuild” the Remain in Mexico policy the Trump administration used to solve the last border surge — though the department said it needs Mexico‘s cooperation in order to move forward. At the same time the Department said it still intends to issue a…

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DHS approved DACA applications in violation of court order

Homeland Security’s legal immigration agency has admitted to a judge that it approved new DACA applications despite the court’s order halting that work. Tracy Renaud, who was acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time, said last week that it had just discovered two applications were approved as renewals, but in fact,…

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