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  • Lawmakers and Civil Rights Activists Discuss DACA Program
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    Congressional Lawmakers on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Oral Argument

    The Center for American Progress hosted an event to discuss the importance of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows undocumented migrants who arrived in the U.S.…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Asylum Reform Bill Along Party Lines
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    Immigration and Asylum Legislation

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider S. 1494, the Secure and Protect Act of 2019, which would change the rules governing adjudication of asylum seekers' cases and establish processing…

    6,901 views
  • Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Testifies on Border Security
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    Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Border Security

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified on border security and the agency’s funding needs before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His testimony came shortly after the…

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  • Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Border Security
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    Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Border Security

    The head of U.S. Border Patrol and other immigration officials testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the situation at the U.S. southern border. They answered questions on…

    1,601 views
  • CPB Commissioner Kevin McAleenan Testifies on Human Trafficking
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    Human Smuggling at the U.S. Southern Border

    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testified at a hearing on human smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border. One day earlier, in a briefing on migration trends, Mr. McAleenan…

    2,698 views
  • CPB Chief Warns Border Facilities Not Equipped to Handle Families or Children
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    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Testifies Before Senate Judiciary

    Customs and Border Protection (CPB) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testified at an oversight hearing on border security and immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border. He fielded questions on his agency’s use of…

    2,240 views
  • Government Officials Testify on Immigration Policy at Senate Hearing
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    Migrant Family Reunification

    Senate Judiciary Committee members heard from government officials on border security and immigration policy for migrant families seeking asylum in the United States and the separation of some of those…

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  • Immigration Official Testifies on EB5 Investor Visa Program
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    EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program

    During a hearing on oversight of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna told committee members he would support allowing the EB-5…

    2,812 views
  • Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Senator Mazie Hirono (HI) talked about immigration and health care.

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  • Senate Democratic Leaders Press President to End FamilySeparation Policy
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and other members of Senate Democratic leadership spoke to reporters. They called on President Trump to end the policy of separating…

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  • Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Immigration Court System
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    Immigration Court System

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration held a hearing on the immigration court system. Administered by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the immigration…

    1,347 views
  • President Trump Open to Tackling DACA Fix First Still Wants Border Wall
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    President Meets with Congressional Leaders on Immigration

    President Trump met with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders about immigration policy. The president made opening remarks about his goals for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood…

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  • Trump Administration Officials Testify on Decision to Rescind DACA
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    Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Witnesses included Homeland Security…

    2,358 views
  • Democratic Leaders Hold News Conference on Immigration Executive Order
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    Democratic Leadership on Immigration Executive Order

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were joined by other congressional Democrats at a demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court to call…

    2,567 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on legal challenges to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The Supreme Court later in the morning was to hear oral arguments…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, S. 744, on a vote of 68 to 32.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 744, the immigration bill.

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  • Immigration Legislation Markup Day 5  Morning Session
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    Immigration Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 1

    Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.

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  • Immigration Legislation Markup Day 5 Part 3
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    Immigration Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 3

    Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. This portion…

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  • Immigration Legislation Markup Day 5 Part 2
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    Immigration Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 2

    Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.

    782 views
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