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US Senate to vote on Donald Trump's 'compromise' immigration plan next week as majority leader calls for bipartisanship
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US Senate to vote on Donald Trump's 'compromise' immigration plan next week as majority leader calls for bipartisanship

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said that he will take up legislation on Trump's immigration plan next week, in exchange for funding of the border wall that would end the nearly month-long partial government shutdown.

Donald Trump seizes on college student Mollie Tibbetts' murder by illegal alien to rally base in midterm season; calls US immigration laws a 'disgrace'
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Donald Trump seizes on college student Mollie Tibbetts' murder by illegal alien to rally base in midterm season; calls US immigration laws a 'disgrace'

The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America's heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections.

H4 EAD: Donald Trump Govt, in court filing, confirms plan to revoke H1B spouses' work permit is in 'final clearance review' stage
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H4 EAD: Donald Trump Govt, in court filing, confirms plan to revoke H1B spouses' work permit is in 'final clearance review' stage

In a court filing dated 20 August, the US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the proposed rule to revoke H4 work permits - popularly called H4 EAD - is currently in "final clearance and review" process and senior most DHS folks are working out the fine print of the terms of approval.

US SC upholds travel ban: Conservative justices defer to President Donald Trump's power, liberals dissent with 'profound regret'
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US SC upholds travel ban: Conservative justices defer to President Donald Trump's power, liberals dissent with 'profound regret'

The US Supreme Court broke down on partisan lines on Tuesday when it upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from mostly Muslim countries in a 5-4 decision.

US Supreme Court upholds Donald Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban, rejects discrimination claim: All you need to know
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US Supreme Court upholds Donald Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban, rejects discrimination claim: All you need to know

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld US President Donald Trump's latest version of ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries - but not only those countries - rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. A dissenting justice said the outcome was a historic mistake.

Hopes rise for US immigration deal on DACA while legal immigrants remain on edge in midterm election year
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Hopes rise for US immigration deal on DACA while legal immigrants remain on edge in midterm election year

A leader of US House moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives has emerged to help young "Dreamer" immigrants brought illegally to the US as children and later given temporary protections by the Obama government now stay in the U.S. legally. But where does all this leave those who are legally in America and waiting in line?

US Congress races against time to fix contentious US immigration problems - the new tinderbox of American politics
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US Congress races against time to fix contentious US immigration problems - the new tinderbox of American politics

While the US president and his A team on hardline immigration chart their own course, deep fault lines have surfaced within the Republican party on a mind-stretching gamut of issues that have come to define the catchall of immigration policy in the US.

Donald Trump on midterm campaign mode whips up immigration storm; seizes on opponents' glaring social media errors
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Donald Trump on midterm campaign mode whips up immigration storm; seizes on opponents' glaring social media errors

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday seized on an error by liberal activists who tweeted photos of young-looking immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in steel cages and blamed the current administration for separating immigrant children from their parents.

Trump to speak in New York on 'violent animals' of illegal immigrant gangs 'unmatched in brutality'
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Trump to speak in New York on 'violent animals' of illegal immigrant gangs 'unmatched in brutality'

Last week, Trump raised eyebrows when he used the word "animals" to describe some people who enter the country illegally, in response to a comment about MS-13. The president has doubled down on his rhetoric, saying he will continue to use the term in referring to the gang.

Donald Trump draws rebuke for comparing some immigrants with 'animals' at border security talk
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Donald Trump draws rebuke for comparing some immigrants with 'animals' at border security talk

While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as "animals" — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric.

US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen defends Trump Govt practice of separating immigrant families; says 'it happens everyday'
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US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen defends Trump Govt practice of separating immigrant families; says 'it happens everyday'

The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that removing children from parents facing criminal charges happens "in the United States every day."

Rival immigration efforts for election year votes are 'show ponies' says Paul Ryan; claims Trump won't sign
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Rival immigration efforts for election year votes are 'show ponies' says Paul Ryan; claims Trump won't sign

Speaker Paul Ryan mocked an effort by breakaway Republicans to force election-year votes on rival immigration proposals as a drive that would produce "show ponies," not legislation the president would sign into law.

Immigration back in spotlight before US midterms; Republican moderates impatient for change say they'll force House votes on 4 bills
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Immigration back in spotlight before US midterms; Republican moderates impatient for change say they'll force House votes on 4 bills

Faced with zero movement on immigration legislation and US President Donald Trump's hardline stance on inflows into America, Republican moderates defied party leaders and took steps Wednesday toward forcing election-year House votes on the issue.

Texas and 6 other US states suing to end 'Dreamers' program as immigration grabs spotlight before midterm elections
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Texas and 6 other US states suing to end 'Dreamers' program as immigration grabs spotlight before midterm elections

Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation. The lawsuit announced Tuesday comes a week after a federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Donald Trump declares DACA is dead, urges Congress to pass legislation to secure border with Mexico
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Donald Trump declares DACA is dead, urges Congress to pass legislation to secure border with Mexico

President Donald Trump declared as “dead” on Monday a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and pressed Congress to pass legislation to secure the US border with Mexico

Trump attacks DACA, US immigration policy again; calls for using 'nuclear option'
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Trump attacks DACA, US immigration policy again; calls for using 'nuclear option'

Trump began tweeting over the weekend on immigration from Florida, threatening to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are participating in tense negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement at Trump's insistence.

Donald Trump says no to DACA deal, threatens to pull out of free trade agreement with Mexico
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Donald Trump says no to DACA deal, threatens to pull out of free trade agreement with Mexico

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico.

In $1.3 trillion budget, what did Trump get for border wall? Read the fine print here
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In $1.3 trillion budget, what did Trump get for border wall? Read the fine print here

Trump got the $1.6 billion he sought for one year of funding but he wanted a long-term wall financing commitment. In January, the administration proposed $25 billion over 10 years for the wall in a package that would have included a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants and sharp cuts to legal immigration. That effort failed.

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Trump "considering" veto of $1.3 trillion budget as US Govt shutdown looms

President Donald Trump cast doubt on whether he would back the massive spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown Friday, saying he was "considering" a veto over concerns about a program protecting young "Dreamer" immigrants that he ended and money for his promised border wall.

H1B workers, DACA both get sidelined in US funding bill
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H1B workers, DACA both get sidelined in US funding bill

Indian high skilled workers and recipients of an Obama era concession to illegal childhood arrivals popularly called DACA got nothing out of a massive budget bill that plodded through US Congress Thursday after weeks and months of intense negotiations.