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A spokesperson for Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNN that the Congressman would introduce legislation this week to fully fund (23.4 billion) President Trump’s Border Wall! The bill is still being drafted but would be released soon.

The House of Representatives remains in recess until mid-November, after the midterm elections!

For further details please review the CNN News Article, “House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to introduce bill to fully fund Trump’s border wall “.

Ellis Island operated as the nations’ busiest Immigration inspection station from 1892 until 1954. They processed over 12 million immigrants in its 62 years of operation. Ellis Island was the gateway to America; approximately 40% of U.S. citizens today had at least one ancestor immigrate through the Island. This article presents a photo history of Ellis Island’s operations.

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History.com, 10/3/18, History Stories:

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Vermont, Virginia and Washington!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

The Pentagon would like to restart a program for recruiting immigrants with specific skills desired by the U.S. Military with the promise of gaining U.S. citizenship. The program called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) would allow thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military. The stricter Trump Administration immigration policies have stalled the program.

Secretary of Defense, James N. Mattis backs the restart of the MAVNI program. He stated, “We need and want every qualified patriot willing to serve and able to serve,”

For further details please review the CBS News Article, “Problems for Pentagon’s immigrant recruit program “.

USCIS has an online Electronic Reading Room with access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested documents. The Reading Room is really a Web-based searchable database of public requested FOIA documents; mixed with USCIS documents that the government decided may have a larger public demand. You can use pull-downs to choose different listed subjects and include any month/year date from January 2011 to the present. You can also type in your own keywords to search.

For more detailed information about this subject and to use the Reading Room please review the USCIS Web Page, “Electronic Reading Room“ and try it for yourself.

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Just three days after beginning the use of new Face-Scanning technology at Dulles Airport in Virginia, the CBP got a hit. A young man traveling from Sao Paulo, Brazil, tried to use a French passport, but the new face-detection technology spotted he didn’t match the passport photo. CBP stated it was the first time this technology has detected an impostor!

For more information on this subject, please review WTOP’s News Article,”New face-scanning tech at Dulles helped spot impostor, feds say“.

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The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Rhode Island, South Carolina and South Dakota!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

The USCIS and the Department of Education have published an online guide entitled, “Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants” in 14 different languages. This guide contains information to help the newly settled immigrants into everyday life here in the United States.

 
The main subjects covered are:

  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident