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Trump Admin Announces DACA Phaseout Details

Following President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials announced implementation details.

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‘Legacy’: 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System

What broke it? Both parties acquiesced in bank liberalization, in open-borders immigration, and in Wall Street bailouts. But the most acute challenge was Barack Obama’s direct attack on the constitutional framework itself. Obama sought to transform America, and believed that the ends would justify the means.

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Obama Agrees to Halt Amnesty Lawsuit Until Trump DOJ in Place

A joint motion was filed Friday morning by the plaintiff states and the defendants, including the United States, in the executive amnesty litigation. The movants write, “the parties have met and conferred and have reached agreement on how to proceed in this case.” They want a stay until exactly one month after President-Elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 39th Annual Gala Dinner held at the Washington Convention Center, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Clinton returned to the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days and revived questions about both …

Hillary Clinton Vows To ‘Stop The Raids And Roundups’ of Illegal Immigrants

Hillary Clinton vowed to defend Obama’s two executive amnesty programs DAPA and DACA, and promised to expand it if elected president. DACA gives amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children and DACA gives amnesty for their parents. But Clinton touted additional cases where she would unilaterally give illegal immigrants legalization.

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Federal Judge Questions SEC Case Against Texas AG Paxton

A federal judge hearing the case from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he wonders if the prosecution is trying to fit a “square peg in a round hole.”

People stand together as they hold a vigil to support President Barack Obama's immigration executive action on April 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

DACA Beneficiary Sues to Exempt N.Y.ers from Injunction Blocking Exec. Amnesty

In a lawsuit filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, DACA beneficiary Martín Batalla Vidal — represented by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the Make the Road New York (MRNY), and Yale Law School’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) — seeks to exempt New York residents from the Texas v. United States injunction.

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Obama’s Executive Amnesty Turning 4-Years-Old, Benefiting Over 728,000 Illegals

More than 728,000 illegal immigrants have been shielded from being deported and granted work permits through President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty program, according to the Migration Policy Institute. With the four year anniversary of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Community activists rally during an event on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, DAPA in downtown Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration …

DACA Gimmick: Nearly 3,000 Illegal Immigrants on Track for Permanent Amnesty

While normally parole is an immigration benefit selectively offered to largely inadmissible aliens for only “urgent humanitarian reasons” or in cases of “significant public benefit,” the Obama Administration has been allowing DACA recipients to seek advance parole — allowing re-entry to the U.S. after traveling abroad — for “educational purposes, employment purposes, or humanitarian purposes.”

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Sen. Jeff Sessions Blasts ‘Unlawful’ Invite for Central Americans into U.S.

President Barack Obama’s decision to invite Central American relatives of traditionally unqualified immigrants — including the illegal immigrants protected by his executive amnesty — to the United States is unlawful and will worsen the tide of migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border, says Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

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Obama Admin. Asks SCOTUS for Rehearing on Executive Amnesty

In a petition to the court, Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn requested that the justices rehear the executive amnesty case once the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia is filled and the court stands at nine members.

An immigrant from El Salvador, seven months pregnant, she said, stands next to a U.S. Border Patrol truck after she and others turned themselves in to border agents on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Many pregnant women, according to Border Patrol agents, cross illegally into the U.S. …

Feds Report Growth in Program to Fly Central American Minors to U.S.

The CAM program allows immigrants who, in most cases, would not normally qualify for legal family reunification programs, to petition to have their children living in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras to come to the U.S. as refugees or parolees.

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Texas Judge Uses Naturalization Ceremony to Bash Trump and Guns

Texas held the largest naturalization ceremony this week that the Lone Star State’s capital has ever seen. The ceremony was used to assault Donald Trump, the Second Amendment, and the death penalty before 1,210 new U.S. citizens and their families and friends.

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Texas SCOTUS Cases Still Pending: Abortion, Affirmative Action, Executive Amnesty

The United States Supreme Court issued three opinions today but left three important cases arising out of Texas pending. The nation’s highest court has not issued a decision on these cases from Texas involving abortion, affirmative action, or the state’s challenge to the federal government’s executive amnesty order.

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DOJ Moves to Shield Immigration Records of Illegals Improperly Granted Exec. Amnesty

In a court filing Tuesday, the Justice Department argued that District Court Judge Andrew Hanen “far exceed the bounds of appropriate remedies for what this Court concluded were intentional misrepresentations” when he ordered government lawyers to undergo ethics training and turn over the immigration records of the illegal immigrants who benefited from the government’s implementation snafu.

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Center for Immigration Studies Unveils 79 Pro-Enforcement Executive Actions for Next President

Democrats, immigration activists, and business leaders cheered President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. However, as quickly as Obama moved to block millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, a future president could not only revoke Obama’s orders but also implement dozens of pro-immigration enforcement actions that would make former executive amnesty cheerleaders grimace.