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Sasse Warns Trump That National Emergency Could Set Dangerous Precedent

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Friday warned President Trump that his national emergency declaration may set a dangerous precedent that will be exploited by a future Democratic administration.In a statement provided to National Review, Sasse endorsed President Trump’s claim that a lack of attention to security has created a “crisis” at the southern border, but warned that resolving the issue through a national-emergency declaration would prove counterproductive for conservatives in the future.“...
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READ: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Over Border

President Donald Trump on Friday released his official declaration of a so-called national emergency over the US-Mexico border. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2019 DECLARING A NATIONAL EMERGENCY CONCERNING THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION      The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security...
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Beto Advocates Tearing Down Existing Wall on Texas Border

Former congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday evening that he would “absolutely” tear down the existing fencing separating his hometown of El Paso, Texas from Mexico.“Yes, absolutely. I’d take the wall down,” O'Rourke told MSNBC's Chris Hayes when the host referenced a question posed by Representative Dan Crenshaw (R., Texas) on Twitter ahead of the interview.> [email protected] should answer a simple question tonight with respect to the border debate:> > If you could snap your fingers ...
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The Liberal Flank Of The Democratic Party Is Ascendant: Will Voters Follow?

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal that calls for an “economic transformation” to combat climate change. On Thursday, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a chorus of cheers as Amazon announced it was abandoning plans to build a sought-after headqu...
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Trump Policy Of Returning Asylum Seekers To Mexico Is Illegal, Lawsuit Argues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts illegally puts the migrants in danger and deprives them of the ability to prepare their cases, a lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups claims. The suit in U.S. District Court seeks a court order blocking the Department of Homeland Security from carrying out the policy that took effect in January at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego...
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Left Wing Revolt: 4 House Frosh Rip Budget Deal Over Increased ICE Funding

Four progressive House freshman announced Thursday that will vote no on a border deal that would avert a government shutdown. The rejected the bill as supporting “abusive agencies” and “hateful policies, priorities, and rhetoric.” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) announced their opposition to the bill in a joint statement Thursday. The bill is expected to pass both chambers later Thursday. The House progressives took is...
Tags: News, House, CBP, Dc, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Tierney Sneed, U S Customs, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Reps Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

McConnell: Trump Will Sign Spending Bill and Declare National Emergency to Fund Wall

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Trump will sign the homeland-security-spending bill pending before Congress while simultaneously declaring a national emergency in order to fund his long-promised border wall.The spending bill, which provides just $1.35 billion for the construction of new physical barriers on the southern border, will receive a vote in the Senate Thursday afternoon, and will then go to Trump's desk to be signed into law, narrowly averting another g...
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DHS Watchdog: Political Appointee Is Stonewalling Probe Into Alleged Retaliation

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said in a memo to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Wednesday that a political appointee had refused to cooperate with a review of allegations of politically motivated retaliation at the State Department. Christine Ciccone, once the chief operating officer of Jeb Bush’s campaign, eventually in a small circle of then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s close advisers in the early days of the Trump administration.   In November 2017, as...
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Congress Planning To Vote Thursday On Border Deal To Avert Gov’t Shutdown

Both chambers of Congress plan to vote on a border deal that will avert a partial government shutdown on Thursday. The planned vote would get the legislation to President Trump’s desk before the funding for the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies expires on Saturday. The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation first, and then the House. The deal — which provides $1.375 billion in border wall funding, well below the $5.7 billion Trump was demanding — was unveiled by a bipa...
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The Lobbying Swamp Is Flourishing In Trump’s Washington

At least 33 former officials — including ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — have found ways to sidestep the administration’s ethics pledge. Of those, at least 18 are now registered federal lobbyists and the rest work in jobs that closely resemble lobbying. It’s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and their ilk, took office. But despite that campaign promise, Washington influence peddlers continue ...
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READ: Funding bill that would avert a partial government shutdown

Congressional negotiators late Wednesday night introduced the legislation that would fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week.
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READ: Funding bill that would avert a partial shutdown

Congressional negotiators late Wednesday night introduced the legislation that would fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week.
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United States: DHS Prioritizes U.S. Advanced Degrees In H-1B Final Rule; Electronic Registration Requirement Postponed - Fakhoury Law Group

The Department of Homeland Security has published a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions
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Senators Feinstein, Harris join Rep. Lowenthal, other legislators who wonder why DACA-holders can’t travel abroad

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris joined a growing number in Congress calling on the Trump administration to allow DACA recipients to travel abroad – a campaign spearheaded by a Cal State Long Beach professor and Southern California immigrant youth. In a letter sent Tuesday, Feb. 12, 36 legislators from both chambers asked for documents and information relating to the administration’s policy shift in 2017, when officials began denying requests from those with DACA status who...
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Homeland Security IG says half of money spent on air marshals is wasted

About half of the Federal Air Marshal Service budget is being wasted, the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday in a short summary of a largely classified report.
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New regulation will make H-1B visa program more effective

New regulations created by the Department of Homeland Security will set us on a path toward a modernized and more effective H-1B program based on merit to the maximum degree allowed by law, L. Francis Cissna says.
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8 Immigrant Families Demand Millions From DHS For Separations Crisis Trauma

HOUSTON (AP) — Eight immigrant families demanded millions of dollars in damages Monday from the Trump administration for separating them, including a Guatemalan woman who alleged an officer said her 5-year-old son would be taken and then taunted, “Happy Mother’s Day.” In claims filed with the U.S. government Monday, the parents accused immigration officers of taking their children away without giving them information and sometimes mocking them or denying them a chance to say goodbye. The claim...
Tags: News, Mexico, Ap, Houston, Guatemala, Department Of Homeland Security, Jones, Trump, HHS, Stanton Jones, Summer Concepcion, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, Evelyn Stauffer

United States: USCIS To Delay Mandatory Online H-1B Lottery Cap Registration For FY 2020 - Duane Morris LLP

The Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of the requirement to use the online H-1B cap registration system until the FY 2021 filing period, as the system is still being developed and tested.
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ICE detains 30 people after raids on Bear Creek Arsenal

ICE detains 30 people after raids on Bear Creek Arsenal Sanford, North Carolina –-( On Tuesday morning at 8 AM, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed a search warrant and took approximately 30 people into custody at the firearms manufacture, Bear Creek Arsenal, located in Sanford, North Carolina. ICE officials with the help of the local Sheriff's Department gather all the employees of Bear Creek Arsenal into a break room. Officials started checking their IDs and deta...
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Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
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Trump's Border Wall Could Split SpaceX's Texas Launchpad In Two

An anonymous reader quotes the Los Angeles Times A launchpad on the U.S.-Mexico border, which it plans to use for rockets carrying humans around the world and eventually to Mars, could be split in two by the Trump administration's planned wall... Lawmakers said they were concerned about the effect on the company's 50-acre facility after seeing a Department of Homeland Security map showing a barrier running through what they described as a launchpad... James Gleeson, a SpaceX spokesman, decline...
Tags: Spacex, Texas, Mexico, Tech, Dhs, Mars, Department Of Homeland Security, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Trump, U S Customs, Border Protection, James Gleeson, South Texas Launch

Board Question #91977: Soooo... the ongoing shutdown. Trump's fault? Pelosi's fault? Or does ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Soooo... the ongoing shutdown. Trump's fault? Pelosi's fault? Or does it take two to tango?However unlikely your solution is, what do you want to see happen to resolve this conflict?-FrustratedPS - If anyone wants to rant about how ridiculous it is that our government is structured in such a way that it can indefinitely refuse paychecks to hundreds of thousands of workers who can't quit for fear of losing pensions they've spent their whole lives earning, here's your chance...
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Negotiators on U.S. border security funds eye deal by Monday: lawmakers

Despite optimism among Senate and House of Representatives negotiators, contingency plans also were being made in case the talks falter. Rather than push the Department of Homeland Security and several other federal agencies into a second partial shutdown when their funding expires on Feb. 15, the group of 17 lawmakers were preparing a stop-gap appropriations bill to keep them operating beyond that date. Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, a lead negotiator, told Reuters in a brief hallway i...
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US to waive environmental reviews for San Diego border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration is waiving environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles of border barrier in San Diego. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it would issue the sixth waiver of Donald Trump’s presidency. A 2005 law gives the Homeland Security secretary authority to waive laws such as the […]
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Ocasio-Cortez: ICE Doesn’t ‘Deserve a Dime’ of Funding

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said Thursday that she would work to deprive the Department of Homeland Security of funding until the agency adopts more permissive immigration-enforcement policies. “This is one of the most urgent moral issues and crises that we have in America right now,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a rally outside the Capitol building. Children dying in detention centers should not be a partisan concern.
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DHS prioritizes restart of election security programs post-shutdown

Since the shutdown ended, the Department of Homeland Security has prioritized the resumption of its election security programs, some of which were forced to go on hiatus during the lapse in government funding, according to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs.
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United States: Department Of Homeland Security Posts Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Filings - Mayer Brown

The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") has posted a final rule regarding the H-1B cap selection process.
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United States: Department Of Homeland Security Publishes Final Rule Regarding H-1B Pre-Registration Process - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

On January 31, 2019 DHS published the final rule for the electronic pre-registration of H-1B cap petitions and changed the order of selection of filings.
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United States: Department Of Homeland Security Announces Final Rule Amending Regulations For H-1B Cap - Pryor Cashman LLP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has posted for public inspection a final rule amending regulations governing the H-1B cap-subject petitions.
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It’s time to shut down the TSA

Hard as it is to believe, airline travel recently became even more unpleasant. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees being required to work without pay for the duration of the government shutdown resulted in many TSA workers calling in sick. The outbreak of “shutdown flu” among TSA employees forced some large airports to restrict the number of places mandatory TSA screenings were performed, making going through screening even more time-consuming and providing one more reason to ...
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