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    Trump Will Make ‘Major Legislative Push’ Ahead of Midterms to End ‘Dangerous Catch an

    Trump Will Make ‘Major Legislative Push’ Ahead of Midterms to End ‘Dangerous Catch and Release’

    by JOHN BINDER
    3 May 2018
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    President Trump is gearing up to push a major legislative agenda this summer centered around ending the “Catch and Release” program, which allows foreign nationals to be released into the U.S. while they await immigration and asylum hearings through a number of legal loopholes and weak asylum laws.

    In an exclusive statement, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Breitbart News:

    The President is going to make a major legislative push this summer to have Congress close the dangerous catch-and-release loopholes in our immigration law. These loopholes are exploited by illegal immigrants and put American lives at risk.

    Congressional Democrats endanger public safety and national security because they oppose the Administration’s efforts to pass desperately needed legislative reforms to our immigration system. These obstructionists continue to make it crystal clear to the American public that they put the interests of illegal immigrants and corporatist donors ahead of the needs of hundreds of millions of American citizens. [Emphasis added]



    The Catch and Release program was thrown back into the forefront by a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers and border-crossers who have sought to use the country’s loose asylum laws to gain entry.

    A source close to the administration told Breitbart News that Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short is leading the effort to officially end Catch and Release before the midterm elections and promote Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda. Trump, as Breitbart News reported, has signaled that he is dedicated to his popular immigration initiative despite attempts by the Republican establishment to push him away from the wage-boosting effort and towards promoting the less influential issue of tax reform.

    Most recent polling, as Breitbart News reported, revealed that 47 to 40 percent of GOP voters say national security and immigration are the biggest issues facing the nation. Meanwhile, only 11 percent of GOP voters said the same of taxes.

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    The statement’s mentioning of “corporatist donors” is a hint that Trump’s focus — unlike the Republican establishment’s — will be not only on ending illegal immigration to the U.S., but also raising American workers’ wages in the process.

    The effort to cut immigration levels, where the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants every year, is opposed by the big business lobby, Democrats, and key members the Republican establishment. Their economic model seeks to keep wages stagnant for America’s workers by continuing the inflow of cheap, foreign workers through various immigration loopholes.

    A group of 20 Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking that cheap, illegal foreign workers stop being deported from the U.S.

    Trump’s tightened labor market — through increased border security and deportations — has secured high-paying industry jobs for American teens, as well as history-making wage growth for American workers in the construction industry, the garment industry, for workers employed at small businesses, black Americans, and restaurant workers.

    While Trump’s economic nationalist plan to reduce overall immigration to boost Americans’ stagnant wages has resulted in a number of local, blue-collar industries seeing wages rise, there has not been significant wage growth for blue-collar workers across the board as border-crossings continue to rise.

    Likewise, white-collar American workers have yet to see significant wage growth as legal immigration levels and the number of white-collar foreign guest workers brought to the U.S. has not been reduced.

    Currently, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants every year, with more than 70 percent coming to the country through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import roughly 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.

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    End birthright citizenship...those children are the citizens of the mother's country
    End taxpayer funded benefits including school and healthcare
    End taxpayer funded lawyers
    End detention...catch and deport within 24 hours
    End driver's license...deem them null and void


    E-verify everything including bank accounts, medical care, school, welfare, food stamps, jobs, voting

    Do all that and most will self deport and stop coming here.
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    Fact check: Trump's misleading claims about 'catch and release'

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    © AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik A volunteer holds up tarps to protect children from the rain at the El Chaparral U.S.-Mexico border crossing, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, where the caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum…President Donald Trump and his administration have spent weeks claiming that the Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. use an immigration policy called "catch and release" to infiltrate the country.

    Trump has likened it to a loophole in the law that allows unlawful immigrants who are making America less safe to stay, rather than being subject to immediate deportation.

    "Catch and release is ridiculous. If they touch our property, if they touch our country, essentially, you catch them and you release them into our country. That's not acceptable to anybody. We need a change in the law," Trump said Tuesday, when asked about the members of the migrant caravan waiting at the border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and California to plead their cases for asylum after a grueling journey to the border.

    But the president's characterization of "catch and release" is misleading, and while his administration vilifies asylum seekers as gang members, their own data doesn't seem to back them up.

    What is Trump really talking about?

    There is no law or hard and fast policy called "catch and release," as the president has claimed. The term originally became popular during the Bush administration to describe the practice of releasing immigrants from detention while they await immigration court proceedings, in part because there were not enough detention facilities to hold immigrants pending immigration court proceedings.
    Immigration experts say that practice is no longer common. The White House has used the term to blast the protections afforded to children and families seeking asylum in the U.S. and complain that the government can't detain asylum seekers indefinitely.

    The White House said in an April release that the primarily Central American families and children "have been exploiting these weaknesses in our immigration system for years in order to enter and remain in the country," and argued they dodge court dates and deportation orders.

    Why are some immigrants released after being detained?

    While a typical immigrant who tries to cross the border can be quickly detained and deported, vulnerable immigrants are granted special protections. That includes asylum seekers, families with children, and unaccompanied alien children (UACs), particularly those who come to the U.S. from a non-contiguous country.

    "The law recognizes this group as particularly vulnerable simply because they're children. Historically, the U.S. immigration system is designed for adults, it's difficult enough for adults let alone children," said Wendy Young, the president of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). Her organization defends UACs in court and trains other attorneys to do the same.

    She added: "These are not loopholes in our immigration laws, these are protections designed for children."

    Among those protections: different, more cautious asylum hearing proceedings for UACs, because it is thought that they are more likely to be victims of human trafficking, and limits on how long families with children can be held in detention centers.

    UACs are typically referred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to be released into the custody of a relative who has been vetted by the department; families are released, as well, pending court proceedings.

    "That's an obligation that's derived from international law — the Refugee Convention — and a moral obligation to protect those who are fleeing violence," said Denise Gilman, a University of Texas School of Law professor. Gilman is a co-director of the school's Immigration Clinic and an immigration attorney who works with families seeking asylum.

    Who are the immigrants Trump says are taking advantage?


    Immigrants who are caught at the border and released pending further proceedings are mostly families and children seeking refuge from Central American countries with high rates of violence.
    "Most UACs are older teens from Central America. Some are MS-13 gang members who use our immigration system to infiltrate the country, but many other UACs are also at great risk from gang activity. Releasing UACs to sponsors with often unstable living situations makes these teens prime targets for gang recruitment and violence," the White House said in early April in a newsletter.
    The vast majority of UACs are 15 to 18, but very few are believed to be associated with gangs.
    Just 159 of the 250,000 unaccompanied minors detained at the border between over a nearly six year period were suspected or confirmed to be affiliated with gangs, according to government officials' Senate testimony last summer. Fifty-six of the 159 were suspected or confirmed to be affiliated with MS-13, or 0.02 percent of the total figure.

    "They are not gang members, they are kids who are fleeing gang recruitment," Young said.

    Advocates note that many of these children do not speak English, have experienced trauma, and lack the resources to hire attorneys. The majority of kids going through immigration court in recent years do it without an attorney, according to data compiled by Syracuse University.

    "In terms of families, I've worked with hundreds of families now over the last few years and in my experience the vast majority are truly fleeing horrific violence," Gilman said.

    Do these immigrants dodge court dates and stay in the U.S.?

    Yes, and no. Some people do skip court hearings: In cases that began in fiscal year 2017, 3,167 UACs were given removal orders after failing to appear at a court hearing, according to the Syracuse data.
    But far more show up for court. Over the last 13 years, more than twice as many cases were resolved with immigrants in court rather than in absentia, according to the Syracuse data. What's more, nearly all UACs show up when they have attorneys. Just 75 represented UACs were found in absentia, out of more than 54,036 overall cases from fiscal year 2017.

    Gilman said informed families are likely to show up for court hearings, and families with representation are even more likely.

    The Trump administration has compared the tens of thousands of asylum seekers still in the country this year to the far smaller number of those who have been removed to back up their claim that those who seek asylum are exploiting a backlogged system.

    But the reality is that asylum cases can take years to resolve, particularly for children: Of the 54,036 UAC cases that began in fiscal year 2017, 47,567 of those cases were still pending as of March 2018.
    Advocates say this doesn't change the merit of their claims.

    "They're seeking the rule of law," Gilman said. "They're not breaking the law [by entering the country without documentation] because that's how you seek of asylum."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/factcheck/fact-check-trumps-misleading-claims-about-catch-and-release/ar-AAwEK7B


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    Solve this problem by handing ALL UAC'S over into the care and custody of their President.

    They are minor foreign runaways. We do not know who they belong to. They are not our responsibility!

    Process them and deport within 24 hours. Their country can take care of them and find their relatives!

    STOP THIS HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
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