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Liberal Activists to Democrats: Protect Young Immigrants or Shut Down Government

December 9, 2017
Yamiche Alcindor, Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times
Liberal activists, eager for Democrats to assert what power they have left in Congress, are pressing Democratic leaders to shut down the government this Christmas if Republicans do not agree to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous

December 8, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous drop in the number of refugees being admitted.
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U.S. deportations down in 2017 but immigration arrests up

December 6, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
The U.S. government deported fewer illegal immigrants in 2017 than it did last year, even as it arrested far more people suspected of being in the United States illegally, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released on Tuesday.
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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

December 5, 2017
Pete Williams | Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban
The rules keep the ban on visas from five of the six countries from the original travel executive order — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — but lift restrictions on visitors from the Sudan. And they add new limits on visitors and immigrants from Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela.
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For Latino Democrats, fight for ‘dreamers’ underscores tense relationship with John Kelly

November 20, 2017
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
These tensions with Kelly, a retired four-star general, are surfacing again as Congress is poised for a year-end fight over whether to enact permanent legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants — known as “dreamers” — who were brought into the country as children.
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Dems in the driver's seat on DACA

November 13, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Obviously this could change. Nothing is solidified. But based on conversations with White House sources, top Hill aides from both parties, and immigration-restrictionist power-brokers, we have concluded that, at the moment, progressive Democrats hold a superior negotiating position to immigration hardliner Republicans.
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Trump says he ordered U.S. to ‘step up our already Extreme Vetting Program’

November 1, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Trump wrote in a tweet, “I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!”
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