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AILA:  Trump’s Speech Short on Details of Workable Immigration Plan

Yesterday, Donald Trump announced a new plan to reform America’s legal immigration system which, if implemented, would prioritize merit-based immigration and reduce family-based immigration. The proposal is reminiscent of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act from 2017 and the Immigration in the National Interest Act, the House companion bill to the  Read more→

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ICE Newsroom: Nearly 100 people indicted, 50 currently in custody in massive Houston-based marriage fraud conspiracy

HOUSTON — Fifty people are now in law enforcement custody following last week’s return of a 206-count indictment criminally charging 96 people for their alleged roles in a large-scale marriage fraud scheme.  This case was Investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  Read more→

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The Washington Post: Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

 By Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey May 13 at 8:11 PM Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy Ronald Vitiello were ousted shortly after they challenged a secret White House plan to arrest and deport thousands of parents and children. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) In the weeks before they were ousted  Read more→

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USCIS Names New Deputy Director

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it has selected Mark Koumans as the agency’s next Deputy Director, and he will start his new duties on Monday, May 13. Koumans, a career federal employee, has served since September 2015 in a number of executive positions at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Read more→

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