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Source: Reuters

House Democrats demand documents on Trump's DHS purge

Today 00:35 GMT

The chairmen of three U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials, escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House over immigration policy.

The chairmen said they were particularly interested in documents relating to recent moves by President Donald Trump and Stephen Miller, a former congressional aide who has become a top presidential adviser on immigration, to purge DHS of “senior leaders” who “reportedly refused orders to violate the law.”

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Source: Fox News

White House declines Cummings' invitation for Stephen Miller to testify on Trump immigration policies

Today 00:35 GMT

The White House said Trump adviser Stephen Miller will not accept the House Oversight Committee’s invitation to appear before the panel on the administration’s immigration policy in the latest White House move to block congressional testimony by key officials.

Cummings invited Miller to testify on why he believes it is “good policy for the Trump administration to take the actions it has. Cummings noted the administration’s unofficial policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, “transferring asylum seekers to sanctuary cities as a form of illegal retribution” against political adversaries, and “firing top Administration officials who refuse orders to violate the law.”

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Source: Fox News

Beto O’Rourke calls out Obama and Trump administration’s immigration practices

Today 00:35 GMT

Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke criticized both the Obama and Trump administrations for their immigration practices Wednesday at the "She The People Forum" at Texas Southern University in Houston.

In June 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called on replacing ICE “with something that reflects our morality and that works," according to The Hill. Warren is also part of the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

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Source: Fox News

Massachusetts judge accused of helping illegal immigrant evade ICE pleads not guilty

Today 00:35 GMT

The Massachusetts judge accused of helping an illegal immigrant evade an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

RELATED: MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE WHO HELPED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ESCAPE ICE ARREST INDICTED, FEDERAL AUTHORITIES SAY. Prosecutors claimed in court documents earlier Thursday that Joseph, along with 56-year-old court officer Wesley MacGregor, helped Jose Medina-Perez, a twice-deported illegal immigrant with a fugitive warrant for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, sneak out a back door after he appeared in court to be arraigned on drug charges, according to MassLive.com.

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Source: Reuters

New Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly-skilled...

Thursday 21:51 GMT

A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday.

His objective on the immigration plan at the very least is to have a document that represents the president’s immigration policy and provide something that Republicans can rally around.

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Source: The Guradian

Sajid Javid urged to act in immigration scandal 'bigger than Windrush'

Wednesday 03:20 GMT

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, is under mounting pressure to head off an immigration scandal that MPs have warned could be “bigger than Windrush”.

The Guardian understands that students who took the test of English for international communication (Toeic) five or more years ago are still being targeted by immigration enforcement officers and being taken to immigration detention centres ahead of enforced removal from the UK.

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Source: Fox News

James Jay Carafano: Trump needs to convince Americans he can solve our immigration mess – Here's how

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Another key component is Homeland Security Investigations, which ought to focus almost exclusively on border threats and immigration violations.

Merging Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE into one monster enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.

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Source: The Guradian

Immigration detention centers nearly empty as Trump claims border crisis

Wednesday 05:09 GMT

US detention centers that hold migrant parents and children have been nearly empty for months, despite Donald Trump’s administration repeatedly warning that the US-Mexico border is at a “breaking point” because of the surge in Central American families fleeing poverty and violence.

There were nearly 2,000 empty beds in two detention centers last week, with a facility in Dilley, Texas, at 26% capacity and a facility in Berks county, Pennsylvania, at 19% capacity.


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