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President Trump Picks Immigration Crackdown Advocate Thomas Homan to Head ICE

President Trump on Tuesday nominated Tom Homan to become the permanent head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in a move that heads off what could have been a crisis of leadership at the critical agency. Mr. Trump acted with just two days left before the Vacancies Act would have…

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Schumer Predicts Dreamer Amnesty Will Be Part of Year-End Spending Bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer predicted Tuesday that Dreamers will get permanent legal status in the end-of-year spending deal Congress is working on, and said President Trump will have to sign it. “We feel very strongly that DACA must pass and must pass by Dec. 31,” Mr. Schumer told…

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Donald Trump Slams Chuck Schumer, Immigration System in Wake of NYC Terror Attack

President Trump slammed an immigration program Wednesday that he claims admitted the suspect responsible for the attack in New York City. “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” Mr. Trump tweeted, referring to the…

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Trump Resumes Refugee Admissions into U.S., but with Greater Restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order resuming the admission of refugees into the country, but imposed tougher scrutiny on nationals from 11 countries identified as posing a high risk to national security. The new order was issued Tuesday as an earlier order that imposed a 120-day ban…

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Representative Diane Black Stands with President Trump on ‘Immigration Policies and Principles’

Gubernatorial hopeful Representative Diane Black (TN-06) issued a strong statement of support Monday of President Trump’s extensive series of memos outlining the White House Immigration Policies and Principles. The new outline is, by and large, a restatement of previous positions together into a single, comprehensive document (see embedded .pdf below). “I applaud…

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Travel Ban Fight Set for 2018 Redux

The fight over the legality of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban consumed much of 2017. Get ready for a repeat in 2018. The federal government and plaintiffs who challenged the president’s executive order weighed in Thursday on the question of whether the case before the Supreme Court is now…

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