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Judge Dolly Gee Issues a New Flores Order

A movie we have seen before

The effective termination, through judicial fiat, of the administration's efforts to end catch and release will result in more aliens attempting to enter the United States illegally. This is particularly true given the amount of media attention that the end of that program has garnered.

CBP Rescues Aliens from Smugglers

And other pictures you don't usually see

It is to the New York Times' credit that they published an unvarnished portrait of the dangers posed by smugglers to OTMs as they transit through Mexico. As a follow-up, perhaps that paper could follow a mother and her child on that same arduous trek. It would complete the picture that was taken on June 12, 2018, in McAllen, Texas, and broadcast around the world.

Growers Take a Leaf from EB-5, Plant Their Goodie in the Spending Bill

Thanks to a rider attached to the spending bill by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), the housing funded over the years by this program will now be thrown open to temporary foreign workers (the H-2As.) This will add yet another subsidy for agribusiness; not only do they get the H-2As for bargain prices, now some of the big firms will be able to house these workers in subsidized housing.

Poll: Immigration a Leading Issue Heading into Midterms

Support surprisingly strong among Republican voters

While 26 percent of registered Republicans "cited immigration as the most important issue likely to determine their vote," only 7 percent of Democrats identified immigration as their main concern. In fact, immigration was number three on the list for Democrats, behind healthcare and the economy.

Washington Post Analysis of Immigrant Admissions Under Trump Ignores Half of All Immigrants to Reach Erroneous Conclusions

A recent story in the Washington Post concluding that the Trump administration is deliberately suppressing immigration, especially from Muslim-majority countries, is based on a deeply flawed analysis that included statistics for only half of all recent immigrant admissions. As a result, the Post's numbers and conclusions are way off — so far off that the story should be retracted and rewritten.
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