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    https://twitter.com/USBPChief/status...82481272262656

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    President Trump’s long-promised border wall is working.
    The new chief of Border Patrol, which is under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, revealed that the parts of the new “wall system” are 90% “effective,” up from just 10% before it was built, replacing a ragtag of broken fencing.
    “It changes everything,” said Chief Rodney Scott, of the 135-136 miles of new wall, roadways, and high-tech spyware. “There is a huge return on investment,” he added.
    “This system is going to have a huge impact,” added Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz.
    Border Wall System update:

    ▫️ 131 miles completed
    ▫️ 208 miles under construction
    ▫️ 414 miles in pre-construction pic.twitter.com/QdZVAdWRrj
    — Chief Rodney Scott (@USBPChief) March 2, 2020


    In the San Diego area, Scott said that the wall has essentially ended illegal crossings of humans and cars.
    And, in an added benefit, it now requires 150 fewer border agents, a savings of $28 million in salaries and benefits, he said at a press briefing, his first since he and Ortiz took over CBP in January.
    Plus, with a better border road, vehicles that once fell apart at 40,000-60,000 miles now last to 100,000 miles before they are auctioned off.
    “There is return after return,” said Scott.
    The wall is especially good at stopping trucks and cars, he said, because it takes too much time and effort to saw through several wall bollards needed to make an opening that is big enough to drive through.
    “The border wall system all but stopped that completely,” he said.
    As a result, drug cartels have changed tactics, building expensive tunnels and trying to sneak drugs in on vehicles passing through border entry points. But that isn’t effective, he said.
    “It shut down that entire threat. Anywhere we built the border wall system, the first thing it does is shut off those drive-throughs. The second thing is, it shuts off massive amounts of people coming through at the same time. So, it’s forced the drug cartels, especially El Chapo’s group, Sinaloa, to shift tactics,” he said.

    More at: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/w...p-from-just-10
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    The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will be indefinitely extending the public health order it has used to seal the country's borders to unauthorized migrants, including asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children, during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Authorities have used the directive to rapidly remove most border-crossers without proper documents to Mexico, Canada or their home countries and to bypass the immigration, asylum and anti-trafficking laws that govern the processing of migrants. More than 20,000 migrants were expelled from the U.S. southern border under the order in April and the last 11 days of March.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directive, which invokes sweeping authorities in a 1944 public health law, was first issued in late March and renewed for another 30 days last month. On Tuesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield extended the order once again. But he did not include an end date and instead decreed the order would be reviewed every 30 days.

    "(The order) shall remain in effect until I determine that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health," Redfield wrote in the 12-page document published Tuesday.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also announced on Tuesday it would continue to ban non-essential travel through the country's land borders with Mexico and Canada. The restrictions do not prohibit commercial traffic or affect U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/u-extends-cor...002118020.html
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    Beginning this week, Mexican nationals arrested for crossing the border illegally will be flown to Mexico City instead of being dropped off at ports of entry.

    As border restrictions were extended on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to alter its own policy. Now, instead of immediately being returned through border crossings, detained migrants will have to wait in custody up to three days before being flown all the way to Mexico City.

    Border Patrol officials said the change in policy was needed to keep Mexican nationals from repeatedly trying to cross into the United States. According to CBP, at least one migrant had been expelled and caught as many as 10 times.

    People from nations other than Mexico, were already being flown back to their countries of origin.

    More at: https://www.borderreport.com/news/ex...o-mexico-city/
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  10. #578
    The Pentagon will put up to 4,000 troops at the U.S. southern border with Mexico from this October through September 2021, a move that will decrease the overall number of troops there while extending the mission another year.

    “Secretary [Mark] Esper has approved a request for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and authorized the deployment of up to 4,000 DOD personnel to the southern border,” Pentagon spokesman Army Lieutenant Colonel Christian Mitchell said Thursday.

    As of late April, the total number of U.S. military forces deployed to the border was about 5,000, according to the U.S. Northern Command. The military is running more than 200 mobile surveillance sites along the southern U.S. border, in addition to assisting U.S. Border Patrol agents with logistics and transportation.

    More at: https://www.voanews.com/usa/pentagon...arting-october
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  11. #579
    The Trump administration is hiking the fees for a range of immigration benefits, including an 83% increase for petitions from green card holders seeking to become U.S. citizens and the first ever charge for asylum requests.

    Set to be published in the federal government's journal of regulations on Monday, the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees will take effect on October 2. Roughly 97% of USCIS' budget is funded by application fees, unlike most other federal agencies, whose funds are appropriated by Congress.

    The final rule includes a more than $500 increase in the fee for the form filed by immigrants to obtain U.S. citizenship — which among other benefits, allows them to vote. Fees for other forms, including for family members of victims of crimes who assisted law enforcement and for those seeking genealogy records, will also go up.

    Some fee exceptions and waivers will be eliminated through the rule, which will also make the U.S. one of only a few countries in the world to charge a fee to apply for asylum, a humanitarian protection for those fleeing persecution based on race, political opinion, religion, nationality or membership in a "particular social group." By imposing a $50 charge for asylum petitions, the U.S. joins Fiji, Iran and Australia as the only countries requiring immigrants to pay a fee to seek legal refuge.

    Applications for works permits, including for asylum-seekers, will also go up by 34%.

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-hike-fe...215300228.html
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    Alexis de Torqueville

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  12. #580
    By next year, Donald Trump will have reduced legal immigration by 49% since becoming president.

    The cuts to legal immigration have come in several categories, and it appears the Trump administration is not finished restricting immigration.

    The National Foundation for American Policy projects that the number of legal immigrants will decline by 49% (or 581,845) between FY 2016 and FY 2021 due to Trump administration policies. (From the FY 2016 total of 1,183,505 down to 601,660 in FY 2021.) How did the Trump administration reduce legal immigration by 49% without changing U.S. immigration law? The answer is by using executive and administrative authorities, some of which are being challenged in court.

    Below is a review of the impact of administration policies on legal immigration categories since Donald Trump became president.

    Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens: The Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens category is projected to decline by over 50% between FY 2016 and FY 2021, meaning about 300,000 more spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens would have been reunited in FY 2021 absent Trump administration policies.

    The three policies most responsible for the decline are the travel ban against primarily Muslim countries, the April 22, 2020, presidential proclamation to prevent the entry of parents of U.S. citizens (and others) and the public charge rule designed primarily to prevent family immigration. “The new public charge rule will likely have two separate impacts on numbers, principally on the immediate relatives and the family preference categories,” according to Jeffrey Gorsky, senior counsel at Berry Appleman & Leiden and a former State Department attorney. Gorsky said in an interview the most direct impact will be increased refusals on public charge grounds. But he thinks the complicated rules and enormous amount of new documentation will slow processing. “That would result in fewer cases making it through the pipeline,” he said.

    Refugees (including the Cuban Adjustment Act): The number of refugees gaining permanent residence (a green card) is expected to decline significantly from FY 2016 to FY 2021. Refugees apply for and usually receive permanent residence (a green card) a year after arriving in the United States, which means the number who become permanent residents lags a year or more. Annual refugee admissions are determined by the president, although according to press reports White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has, in effect, personally determined the number of refugees admitted each year.

    For FY 2020, the Trump administration established an annual ceiling for refugees 84% lower than the final year of the Obama administration (from 110,000 down to 18,000), and as of July 17, 2020, only 7,848 refugees have arrived in the United States in FY 2020.

    In its statistics, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) includes Cubans paroled into the United States who after waiting a year (or more) applied for and received permanent residence under the Cuban Adjustment Act. New Trump administration policies that affect Cubans and the continuation of certain Obama-era practices have reduced Cuban numbers.

    Asylees: Like refugees, asylees receive permanent residence a year or more after approval. The Trump administration has prevented Central Americans from applying for asylum at the border and made many other changes expected to lower the number of asylum applicants approved each year.

    Family-Sponsored Preferences: The April 22, 2020, presidential proclamation to “suspend” the entry of immigrants seemed designed to prevent the adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens and the spouses, minor children and adult unmarried children of lawful permanent residents from immigrating to America. About 94% of individuals sponsored in the family preference categories must enter the United States to immigrate (as opposed to adjust status inside the country). Although the April proclamation acts as a virtual bar on the entry of new immigrants in the family preference categories, the public charge rule, if applied, would also prevent many people from gaining permanent residence.

    The suspension will likely continue indefinitely if Donald Trump wins reelection unless a judge rules the proclamation to be unlawful.

    Employment-Based Preferences: “A spillover of unused numbers from FY 2020 family-based preferences will be used for the employment-based category in FY 2021 up to the highest recent level of adjustments of status, which was approximately 220,000 in FY 2005,” according to the National Foundation for American Policy analysis. “However, it is possible U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not achieve that level of processing and legal immigration in FY 2021 will be lower, particularly given the financial difficulties experienced by USCIS.”

    Diversity Visas: The Diversity Visa category, a target of the Trump administration, will be zeroed out so long as the suspension on new immigrants continues.

    As the election nears, the Trump administration, under the guise of “merit-based” immigration, appears poised to enact other measures to reduce immigration. Currently, H-1B visa holders and many close relatives of U.S. citizens cannot come to America.

    More at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuarta.../#650855cb6168
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  13. #581
    The Trump administration has enacted the most sweeping immigration reforms of any U.S. presidency and has accomplished this through broad-brush measures, as well as utilizing minute technical loopholes in the law, and the coronavirus pandemic to get around Congress, according to a report released Friday by the Migration Policy Institute.

    The report, “Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System — A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency,” found immigration to be President Donald Trump’s No. 1 goal during his first term and that he was able more than any predecessor before him to enact change by issuing over 400 executive actions, taking advantage of existing laws and shutting down the Southwest border to all asylum-seekers under the guise of COVID-19.

    “The administration of President Donald J. Trump has dramatically transformed the U.S. immigration system, in bold-brush, sweeping ways but also in small technical details across the immigration portfolio. After pledging to take one of the most activist agendas on immigration in modern times, the administration has delivered on nearly everything the president promised on the campaign trail, almost exclusively via executive fiat, ignoring a Congress he had originally pledged to work with on systemic reform,” the report found. “Trump has dismantled and reconstructed many elements of a U.S. immigration system that was last reformed in 1996. Humanitarian protections have been severely diminished. The U.S.-Mexico border is more closed off than perhaps any time in U.S. history. Immigration enforcement appears more random. And legal immigration has experienced a historic contraction.”

    Report co-author Sarah Pierce told Border Report that the Trump White House has “moved at a rapid-fire pace doing executive action after executive action — some of them have been bold sweeping motions, but a lot of them have been very small technical changes that haven’t really risen to the public’s attention.”

    This includes the utilization of a 1944 relatively unknown law called the Title 42 Public Health Charge, which the administration cited in shutting down the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada on March 20 to stop the coronavirus from spreading. The administration has extended the restrictions at least through the end of August and many analysts believe he will continue to keep the borders closed until the Nov. 3 election.

    “With this dual crisis of a public health crisis and an economic crisis on the back of this pandemic you’d expect this administration’s agenda to take a backseat, and that just hasn’t been true at all. They’ve been more active than ever and have used the pandemic as an opening to accomplish some of the things they weren’t able to accomplish previously including completely closing off the Southwest border from asylum-seekers, limiting the number of legal immigrants coming into the country, and limiting the number of temp workers coming into the country,” said Pierce, who is an immigration policy analyst for the nonpartisan think-tank based in Washington, D.C.

    The 115-page report found that during Trump’s time in office, his administration has successfully been able to limit entry into the United States, especially arrivals from the Mexico border, by implementing policies such as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, which forces migrants to remain in Mexico during their U.S. immigration hearings, and third-country agreements that the Department of Homeland Security reached with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, which require migrants to claim asylum in the countries they pass first after leaving their homelands.

    “Together, the policy regime blocked asylum access or eligibility for the vast majority of
    asylum seekers,” the report found.

    The vast majority of those placed in MPP have not been granted asylum, with only a sliver of applicants actually being accepted into the United States, migrant advocates say. Many have waited for over a year in tent encampments, such as one in Matamoros, Mexico, during their court proceedings, which have been placed on hold indefinitely with the coronavirus pandemic.

    The president has been successful certainly in sealing off the southern border from arrivals,” Pierce said.

    The report found the administration has successfully limited U.S. immigration through: travel bans; reduced visa processing; enhanced border security; interior enforcement; tougher immigration courts rules and regulations; and repeated efforts to stop programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

    A couple of areas that Trump has not been as successful is in nationwide implementation of an E-Verify system that would electronically verify that all employed workers have proper work authorization. He also has not been able to implement measures to verify birthright citizenship, as he has promised during his campaign. And, if re-elected, Pierce says she expects these are two areas the Trump administration would stress during its next four years.

    https://www.borderreport.com/hot-top...in-us-history/
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  14. #582


    PROTECTING AMERICAN WORKERS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to prevent Americans from being displaced by foreign workers and offshore labor using Federal dollars.

    President Trump is signing an Executive Order to create a policy where Federal agencies will focus on United States labor in lucrative Federal contracts.
    It would be unfair for Federal employers to replace perfectly qualified Americans with workers from other countries.
    The Executive Order will require all Federal agencies to complete an internal audit and assess whether they are in compliance with the requirement that only United States citizens and nationals are appointed to the competitive service.
    The Department of Labor will also finalize guidance to prevent H-1B employers from moving H-1B workers to other employers’ job sites to displace Americans workers.

    PREVENTING HARMFUL OUTSOURCING: This Executive Order will help prevent Federal agencies from unfairly replacing American workers with low-cost foreign labor.

    This Executive Order follows the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement that it will outsource 20 percent of its technology jobs to companies based in foreign countries.
    TVA’s action could cause more than 200 highly-skilled American tech workers in Tennessee to lose their jobs to low-wage, foreign workers hired on temporary work visas.
    TVA’s decision is also expected to cost the local economy tens of millions of dollars over the next 5 years.
    Outsourcing hundreds of workers is especially detrimental in the middle of a pandemic, which has already cost millions of Americans their jobs.
    Given the current climate of rampant intellectual property theft, outsourcing IT jobs that involve sensitive information could pose a national security risk.
    President Trump’s actions will help combat employers’ misuse of H-1B visas, which were never intended to replace qualified American workers with low-cost foreign labor.

    PRESERVING JOBS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: Throughout the pandemic, President Trump has followed through on his promise to put American workers first.

    As we recover from the pandemic, President Trump has taken action to ensure that American workers never have to remain on the sidelines while being replaced by new foreign labor.
    To protect jobs for American workers, President Trump has placed a temporary pause on new immigration into the country from multiple visa categories.
    President Trump extended the suspension to the end of the year and added several job-related nonimmigrant visas.
    The Administration finalized regulations to eliminate the incentive to file an asylum application for the primary purpose of obtaining an Employment Authorization Document.
    President Trump initiated reforms to the H-1B program to prioritize high-wage workers and close loopholes to ensure American workers are not displaced by low cost foreign labor.


    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings...deral-dollars/

    Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/president...rican-workers/

    Trump's action was in part to prevent the outsourcing of jobs at the Tennessee Valley Authority, the federally owned corporation created by congressional charter in 1933 to provide electricity, economic development and other essential services to the region.

    At the White House signing ceremony Monday, Trump said he's pushing for the removal of authority CEO Jeff Lyash and called on its board to make sure Lyash "does not receive a lavish compensation package upon his departure too."

    "He gets $8 million a year, so that was just a succession of deep swamp things happening, and it's a disgrace," Trump said. "So let this serve as a warning to any federally appointed board. If you betray American workers, then you will hear two simple words, 'You're fired.'"

    Lyash almost immediately after the order signing contacted the White House, saying he wanted to settle the labor dispute. But Trump nevertheless fired Lyash, according to the Associated Press.

    More at: https://justthenews.com/politics-pol...ng-us-citizens
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