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Mexican Border Apprehensions Hit 17-year Low

The arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border by Border Patrol agents decreased again in April. This is the fifth straight month of decline. The total apprehensions of illegal border crossers hit a 17-year low.

Democrat Texas Sheriffs Tell ‘Half-Truth’ About Crime in Sanctuary Cities, Says PolitiFact

Travis County Sheriff “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez joined with four other Texas sheriffs to declare that “FBI crime statistics have found that labeled ‘sanctuary’ cities experience lower rates of all crime types, including homicides.” Fact checkers at PolitiFact, a left-of-center watchdog, said no such FBI report exists, but labeled their statements “Half-True.”

Controversial EB-5 Visa Gets Extension

A controversial visa program, known as the EB-5, which allows wealthy foreign nationals to promise significant domestic investments in trade for Green Cards has been extended in the latest spending bill.

Experts Cheer Trump’s Merit-Based Immigration Plan

Immigration experts are applauding President Donald Trump’s Joint Address to the United States Congress, where he called for an end to extended-family chain migration and a move toward a merit-based legal immigration system.