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09/21/2018 02:05 PM
Attorney General Restricts Judges' Discretion to Terminate Deportation Cases

Ruling in two cases before him, Attorney General Jeff Sessions determined that immigration court judges may not end removal proceedings unless DHS has failed to prove its case for deportation or regulations expressly authorize it. His ruling notes that “immigration judges have no inherent authority to terminate or dismiss removal proceedings,” and that “authority to dismiss or terminate proceedings is not a free-floating power an immigration judge may invoke whenever he or she believes that a case no longer merits space on the docket.”

09/20/2018 04:46 PM
New York Times demonstrates chain migration and dismisses debate with a bogus bromide
  by  Jeremy Beck
The assumption that immigration policy must be either a threat to American workers or "a net positive to the country" is as false as it is ubiquitous. Not only can immigration generate a net economic surplus and leave workers worse off at the same time, but that's exactly what's happening under our current system.
09/18/2018 05:55 PM
ICE: Vast Majority of UAC Sponsors are Illegal Aliens or Already House Them

Matthew Albence, executive associate director for ICE, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that four-fifths of the families that sponsor unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are illegal aliens themselves or have illegal aliens already living in their homes. The placement of UACs is coming under additional scrutiny after some were considered "lost" when sponsors refused to respond to placement follow-up inquiries.

09/18/2018 01:54 PM
Trump Administration Reduces Refugee Resettlement Cap to 30,000

Yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees in fiscal year 2019 and processing over 280,000 asylum seekers. He said, "They will join the over 800,000 asylum seekers who are already inside the United States and who are awaiting adjudication of their claims…In consideration of both U.S. national security interest and the urgent need to restore integrity to our overwhelmed asylum system, the United States will focus on addressing the humanitarian protection cases of those already in the country."

09/18/2018 12:27 PM
Three States Join E-Verify RIDE Program

The States of Arizona, Maryland and Wyoming joined the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. RIDE links E-Verify with state motor vehicle department databases, and allows it to verify the validity of driver's license and ID card information. Since almost 80 percent of employees use such documents as proof of identity, RIDE enhances E-Verify's employment authorization check.

09/14/2018 03:27 PM
Litigation Accuses IT Staffing Companies of Bias Against American Workers

Seven lawsuits have been lodged claiming that IT staffing companies prefer H-1B guest workers from South Asia over qualified American workers. Bloomberg Law reported that if the courts rule the companies used H-1B visas in violation of anti-discrimination laws, they could be forced to "change their long-standing hiring and business models. If there aren't enough U.S. workers to take the place of H-1B visa holders, as the companies say, that could force them out of business." The companies are Tata Consultancy, Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, Virtua, Mahindra and HCL.

09/13/2018 05:31 PM
Illegal Migrant Family Crossings Rival Former Surges

Border Patrol Agents in August apprehended 12,744 migrant parents and children (family units) and 4,396 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) at the Southwest border – increases of 38 percent and 11.6 percent, respectively, over July. The 90,563 family units apprehended so far this fiscal year ensures 2018 will exceed 2017’s 90,576. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection officers manning ports of entry encountered 9,016 migrants in August, including 3,181 family units and 376 UACs.

09/13/2018 12:57 PM
Meatpacking Plant Owner Pleads Guilty to Employing Illegal Aliens

James Brantley, the owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant, pled guilty yesterday to tax fraud, wire fraud, and employment of illegal aliens. ICE conducted an enforcement action at his Southeastern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station on April 5th. He faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced Feb. 4.

09/13/2018 09:38 AM
AG Sessions Announces 50% Increase in Immigration Judges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that he plans to increase the number of immigration judges by 50% before the end of the year. The backlog of cases in immigration courts reached 746,049 at the end of August, representing a 38% increase since Pres. Trump took office.

09/11/2018 04:33 PM
Study: Over 39 Million SSN 'No-Matches' Over Four-Year Period

The Immigration Reform Law Institute obtained data showing that, from 2012 to 2016, there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records. The group said the Obama Administration’s termination of no-match letters resulted in a “thriving black market where illegal aliens can obtain the Social Security numbers of U.S. citizens in order to gain employment.”