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Rutland aldermen hear from federal refugee agency after months of delay

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Following months of delay, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has responded to the Rutland Board of Aldermen’s letter seeking answers about the city’s refugee program.

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Educators express funding worries at Rutland refugee meeting

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Local educators and child service providers raised funding fears at a public meeting between the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and area stakeholder groups.

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Grounded Phalanx operation nabbed 110,000 illegals at border

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Arizona, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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While surveillance helicopters were grounded in Texas, the head of Customs and Border Protection called the flights critical to “countering illegal immigration” from Mexico. A government report obtained by Watchdog.org credited Operation Phalanx with apprehending 110,000 illegal border crossers.

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Texans press Homeland Security to ramp up border flights

By   /  November 22, 2016  /  Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Four days after Watchdog reported that a Mexican border surveillance program was being dismantled, three Texas officials pressed the Department of Homeland Security to reverse course.

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Texas Republicans mostly mum as Obama halts border surveillance program

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Reader reaction was swift and angry to news that the Obama administration quietly halted an aerial surveillance program on the Mexican border. But Republican leaders remained virtually mum about the move, prompting an immigration-enforcement group to warn that GOP leadership is “still suspect” on border security.

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Pressure from migrant groups eroding Vermont DMV collaboration with ICE

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Immigration, Issues, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is changing how it investigates driver’s license fraud, but changes aimed at appeasing migrant justice groups could make it harder to bust criminals.

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