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Trump overstates impact of immigration bill

FactCheck examines President Donald Trump claims that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.” ... Read more»

FactCheck: Did Democrats once support border wall?

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made an apples-to-oranges comparison when he said he couldn’t understand why Democrats opposed supplemental funding for a border wall since many of them were for it back in 2006.... Read more»

Two hawkish anti-immigration groups say Trump consulted them on policy

Two groups that support far-reaching curbs on legal immigration to the United States and ideological screening of would-be immigrants to test their beliefs say Donald Trump's presidential campaign has consulted them on his immigration policy. ... Read more»

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation.... Read more»

More cities, counties defying feds on deportation holds

More jurisdictions — including almost 300 cities and counties plus the states of California, Colorado and Connecticut — are refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities when they are asked to detain noncitizen prisoners for possible deportation.... Read more»2

Illegal immigration shifts to Texas, as overall numbers fall on border

Illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years, with Texas seeing a rise in apprehensions while numbers in all the other border states have fallen sharply.... Read more»

Immigrants bring fight to White House, demand end to deportations

Katherine Figueroa was 9 and watching television reports of a workplace raid in Phoenix when she saw video of her parents being hauled away by sheriff’s deputies. They were eventually released, but the episode was jarring enough that Katherine, now 13, and her parents traveled to Washington to lobby lawmakers and rally with others Wednesday outside the White House against further deportations.... Read more»

Analysis

Immigrants are makers, not takers

Mainstream economists have thoroughly debunked the general stereotype of immigrants as takers, finding that immigrants are a net positive for the economy and pay more into the system than they take out. ... Read more»1

Faced with backlog, feds not deporting non-criminal immigrants

About a month ago, Homeland Security began reviewing and moving to dismiss deportation cases against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records, according to The Houston Chronicle.... Read more»

Anchors away

Repeal birthright citizenship - and then what?

Proposals to abolish the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship provision have ricocheted through the political noise machine. What would the removal of birthright citizenship mean for the country? Pierce the fog of rhetoric and you’ll quickly discover that nobody really knows.... Read more»

Soft focus on hidden-camera video of illegal aliens

A online video showing hidden-camera footage of groups of illegal immigrants walking through the Arizona desert is creating a stir online and in the media. But there's been little focus on the producer, an anti-immigration group from Washington, D.C.... Read more»4

Border & immigration

Many immigrants overstay visas after entering legally

While the term illegal immigrant often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of undocumented workers in the U.S. arrived with visas and stayed.... Read more»