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California Dems agree to full health benefits for many low-income illegal immigrants, in swipe at Trump

In a stance to distance itself from President Trump’s administration, California is set to become the first state in the country to pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have full health benefits. Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Mexico deploys military to curb migration, reportedly offers major concessions as Trump tariffs loom

With just days to go until the Trump administration is set to impose punishing tariffs on Mexico unless the country halts the unprecedented flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border, numerous signs that Mexico would capitulate emerged Thursday — but it remained unclear Friday…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

Bannon and Kobach unveil crowdfunded border wall amid unspent millions

A group of immigration hardliners who used millions of crowdfunded dollars to build a border barrier on private land along the U.S.-Mexico border unveiled the nearly completed half-mile steel bollard fence Thursday following construction delays. The 2,300-feet-long project marks the first time a nongovernment organization…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Bannon and Kobach unveil crowdfunded border wall amid unspent millions

A group of immigration hardliners who used millions of crowdfunded dollars to build a border barrier on private land along the U.S.-Mexico border unveiled the nearly completed half-mile steel bollard fence Thursday following construction delays. The 2,300-feet-long project marks the first time a nongovernment organization…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Ted Cruz slams Ilhan Omar over now-deleted tweet on immigration

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, over a now-deleted tweet that suggested having a merit-based immigration system would disadvantage Latino migrants. Earlier this month, President Trump unveiled his plans for immigration reform, including the installation of a merit-based system that grants…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Southern border crossings by asylum-seeking migrants kept rising in April, set new record

The number of asylum-seeking Central American families crossing the southern border broke another record in April, with Border Patrol agents apprehending 58,474 members of family units during the month, an all-time high, according to data released Wednesday. The flood of migrants has overwhelmed Border Patrol…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Southern border crossings by asylum-seeking migrants kept rising in April, set new record

The number of asylum-seeking Central American families crossing the southern border broke another record in April, with Border Patrol agents apprehending 58,474 members of family units during the month, an all-time high, according to data released Wednesday. The flood of migrants has overwhelmed Border Patrol…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Trump vindicated in court battle on ‘Return to Mexico’ asylum policy

President Trump won a surprise victory before a usually antagonistic appeals court Tuesday when judges ruled he could continue his “Return to Mexico” policy that allows the government to make some illegal immigrants seeking asylum wait in Mexico while their cases are being heard. The…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

GOP senators embrace Trump immigration plan

President Trump detailed a draft version of his immigration plan for Republican senators Tuesday, calling for overall levels of legal immigration to remain the same but for the government to prioritize workers with prized skills over extended family members looking to reunite. The bill would…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Florida lawmakers pass ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Legislation that would give Florida one of the strictest laws in the nation against so-called sanctuary cities is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving him a chance to fulfill a key campaign promise. The governor praised the final passage of the bill…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 3, 2019

Massachusetts prosecutors sue ICE over courthouse arrests

A pair of Massachusetts district attorneys filed a lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, asking that a federal judge place an injunction on the agency’s directive authorizing the arrests of undocumented immigrants at state courthouses. In the lawsuit, the district attorneys for…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bill to scrub voter rolls of non-citizens could make immigration status public

As several bills aimed at shaping the 2020 election are set to make a landing in the Legislature this year, a set of bills aimed at ensuring non-citizens are removed from voter rolls is set up for a floor vote. SB 230 and HB 131…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 19, 2019

Bill to scrub voter rolls of non-citizens could make immigration status public

As several bills aimed at shaping the 2020 election are set to make a landing in the Legislature this year, a set of bills aimed at ensuring non-citizens are removed from voter rolls is set up for a floor vote. SB 230 and HB 131…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 19, 2019

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