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  • Washington Journal David Martin on Assistance for Refugees in the US
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    Assistance for Refugees in the U.S.

    David Martin talked about the federal agencies involved in the resettlement of refugees to the U.S. The number of refugees allowed into the U.S. in 2015 was 70,000, and President Obama had just asked that 10,000 Syrian…

  • Immigration Deferred Action Program
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    Immigration Deferred Action Program

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas discussed the application process and policies that the agency has announced to implement the administration’s deferred action…

  • Deportations and National Security
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    Deportations and National Security

    Participants spoke about immigration policy, deportation of illegal immigrants, and possible reforms of immigration laws. They also talked about labor markets, the use of migrant and…

  • Immigration Policy Deportations and National Security
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    Immigration Policy, Deportations and National Security

    Homeland Security Department (DHS) officials, New Jersey Reprentative Rush Holt, directors and leaders of national and local immigration and civil rights groups, and academics discussed…

  • Judicial Review of Immigration Reform
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    Judicial Review of Immigration Reform

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on immigration issues and various means to improve and streamline judicial review of immigration cases. Among the topics addressed were the…

  • Counterterrorism and Immigration Policy
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    Counterterrorism and Immigration Policy

    Witnesses testified about U.S. immigration policy following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the issues they addressed were detention of aliens, the treatment of enemy…

  • Illegal Alien Deportation
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    Illegal Alien Deportation

    Mr. Martin briefed reporters on the latest statistics on both criminal and non-criminal aliens. He stressed that nationwide deportations are up 40 percent over last year and that this is…

  • Welfare Benefits for Immigrants
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    Welfare Benefits for Immigrants

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the growing cost of welfare for legal immigrants due to immigrants' inviting elderly family members to join them in the U.S. who soon become…

  • US Immigration Policy
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    U.S. Immigration Policy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation that would stiffen the U.S. immigration policy against fraud and the immigration of terrorists. The hearing came in the wake of the World…