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  • Lawmakers Spar Over Immigration Policy at Enforcement Hearing
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    Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

    Witnesses, including a former immigration judge and a Massachusetts sheriff, testified at a hearing on border security and immigration enforcement. Topics included President Trump’s pledge to cut…

  • Federal and Local Officials Testify on New Orleans as a Sanctuary City
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    New Orleans as a Sanctuary City

    A House subcommittee discussed immigration enforcement in New Louisiana state officials and Department of Justice representatives appeared at a hearing on New Orleans' status as a “sanctuary…

  • Oversight Hearing on US Citizenship and Immigration Services Operations
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    Citizenship and Immigration Services Oversight

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez testified at an oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. He outlined actions by his agency following the San Bernardino,…

  • Oversight Hearing on Executive Office of Immigration Review Operations
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    Immigration Policy

    Juan Osuna, director of the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, testified at an oversight hearing on the adjudication of immigration cases and removal proceedings.

  • Hearing on Syrian Refugees and National Security
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    Syrian Refugees and National Security

    State Department and Citizenship and Immigration Services officials testified on security concerns in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks and the screening of Syrian refugees seeking…

  • Hearing on Immigration Enforcement and Sanctuary Cities
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    Immigration Enforcement

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security convened a hearing on proposed changes to immigration laws, including cuts to federal grants for “sanctuary cities.”…

  • Agriculture Guestworker Program
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    Agriculture Guestworker Program

    Witnesses testified on the current guest worker program in the U.S. agriculture industry and Representative Bob Goodlatte’s bill, the Agricultural Guestworker Act. Among the issues they…

  • Legal Workforce Act
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    Legal Workforce Act

    Witnesses testified on the Legal Workforce Act which would expand the E-Verify system that allows businesses to determine the immigration status of employees.

  • House Judiciary Examines Immigration Reform  Children
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    Illegal Immigration and Children

    Witnesses testified on the status of illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and the impact of immigration reform laws on the economy.

  • EVerify Program Benefits
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    E-Verify Program Benefits

    Witnesses testified on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' E-Verify Program, an Internet-based tool that allows employers to determine the immigration status of its newly hired…

  • Agricultural Guest Worker Programs
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    Agricultural Guest Worker Programs

    Agriculture and farming officials said that current immigration laws made it tougher for them to find workers. At issue was the temporary visa program for foreign nationals coming into U.S.…