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'We will not apologize for doing our job'

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been accused of being somewhat soft on her boss's signature issue, not entirely without justification. But she is standing firm, so far, against the wave of hysteria accompanying family separations accompanying the administration's attempt to enforce the border.

Ryan's Immigration Bill: Border Loophole, Interior Enforcement, and Judicial Review Provisions

Division B, titles III and IV of the bill provide several crucial fixes that are necessary to plug loopholes that have been exploited by families sending unaccompanied alien children (UACs) to enter the United States illegally, and by alien parents arriving illegally in the United States with children. Significantly, it also would prevent parents entering illegally from being separated from their children in immigration detention.

Immigration Law Professor Weighs In On U.S. Asylum Eligibility Decision

Temple University law professor and CIS Board Member Jan Ting recently appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to limit who is eligible for asylum, and why he believes that decision balances protecting the people the statute is meant to protect without expanding the definition of refugee so broadly that the system is overwhelmed.

Topics: Asylum
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