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California leads nation — by far — in naturalized citizens, data show

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If you’re a naturalized citizen in the United States – a person born elsewhere who has become a legal U.S. citizen – there’s a good chance you live in California, government statistics show.

In 2017, California added more than 150,000 naturalized citizens, or nearly twice the number of the second-place state, New York.

California also led the nation in adding naturalized citizens in 2016 and 2015, again adding more than 150,000 each year, the Orange County Register reported.

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New York ranked second each of the three years, adding 86,407 naturalized citizens in 2017; 93,376 in 2016; and 90,368 in 2015, the report said, citing data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Completing the top 10 states for 2017 were Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia. (Washington state made the top 10 in 2016.)

Nearly 40 percent of the nation’s new citizens in 2017 came from North America, while 36 percent came from Asia and 9.2 percent hailed from Europe, the data show.

Mexico supplied 17 percent of the new U.S. citizens, followed by India at 7.2 percent and China at 5.3 percent.

Citizenship has become a key topic of political debate as the nation grapples with its immigration and border security problems. The Trump administration has been seeking to add the question, “Are you a citizen of the United States,” to the U.S. Census, but has faced opposition in Congress and in court.

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Meanwhile, the newest U.S. citizens tend to score much higher on a federal government-issued civics test than do native-born Americans, the Register reported.

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Some 90 percent of people applying for U.S. citizenship pass the test, administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, while more than 40 percent of native-born Americans flunk the same test, according to Concordia University’s Center for Public Policy.

The civics test includes such questions as, “What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?” and “How many U.S. senators are there?”

You can find the test questions and answers by clicking here.

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Border deaths declined in Trump’s first two years in office, data shows

A gut-wrenching photograph late last month of a father and daughter in the Rio Grande – while attempting to cross from Mexico into the United States – sharply exacerbated existing tensions over the ongoing border and migration crisis dividing Americans.

But while politicians and Presidential hopefuls expressed their outrage and pointed fingers at the Trump administration, official data indicates that Mexico-U.S. border deaths have actually declined in the first two years of the current administration.

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The hand of a youth from Nuevo Laredo rests on the gate as he stops to watch a train pass, above the Rio Grande river on International Bridge 1 Las Americas, a legal port of entry which connects Laredo, Texas in the U.S. with Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP)

According to statistics compiled by the United States Border Patrol, there were 298 border deaths in 2017 and 283 in 2018, making it an average of 291 per year. The average yearly deaths under President Obama stood at 372 and 382 under the Bush administration.

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However, as an analysis by National Review highlighted, Trump also likely benefitted from a drop in overall illegal border crossings, a trend that was sparked during Bush’s second term.

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The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. This photograph was first published in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada.  (AP)

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“But the reality is that deaths at the U.S-Mexico border decreased after Donald Trump became president,” the analysis stated. “The fact remains that the totals from 2017 (298) and 2018 (283) are two of the lowest since 1999 – and there was no mass outcry in earlier years with much higher numbers.”

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Indeed, the tragedy of border deaths has been happening for several decades. The highest number of border deaths on record, official data shows, was in 2005 in which the trek claimed 492 lives, seconded by 2012 in which 471 deaths were recorded by Border Patrol.

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Gutfeld on Trump’s new asylum rules

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Another story lost in the media “racist” frenzy: President Trump introduced a plan to tighten asylum rules at the southern border.

Boiled down: With some exceptions, migrants who pass through another country first must seek asylum there rather than at our border. So, basically, you can’t say to El Salvador, “Get me outta here” when what you really meant was “Get me a job in Phoenix.”

So Trump’s plan is simple. And sensible.

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We’ve said it before. If you’re on the run from something bad, why skip the first safe harbor?

To use a movie analogy: if Freddy Krueger is on your tail, the first house with the lights on is the door you’re going to knock on.

But I’m oversimplifying.

By bringing a safe place closer to a migrant, this change is meant to prevent suffering by shortening the journey.

So you’d think Democrats would be on board.  But no, because it’s Trump.

Now, Trump’s idea of making refugees seek asylum in the first safe nation they came to is one most countries use, and for good reason. It saves lives, as the Germans discovered when German Chancellor Angela Merkel let in many refugees who were told they could go anywhere they wanted in the European Union. Many said “London!”

So Britain said “auf wiedersehen” to the European Union and Merkel’s been trying to walk back her decision ever since.

Trump knows anarchy comes when you base your laws on political pandering and what plays well on “The View.”

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The caravans were our version of Merkel’s mistake.

But this reform says “not so fast.” Which is why, in all likelihood, Democrats will hate it.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on July 18, 2019.

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Dozens of Catholic clergy arrested on Capitol Hill protesting treatment of child migrants

U.S. Capitol Police arrested 70 people Thursday who were part of a coalition of Catholic clergy members and supporters protesting the treatment of child migrants being held in detention facilities along the southern border.

The protest, dubbed a “Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children,” took place in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building. Organizers said their goal was to end the “inhumane treatment of immigrant children and to child detention by the U.S. government” by putting pressure on lawmakers.

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“Images of immigrant children detained in cages, separated from family members, and living in unsanitary, unhealthy conditions have outraged the nation in recent days,” organizers said in a statement. “The faith community has decried this treatment of children not only as a violation of human dignity and rights but also as contrary to religious teachings and the sacred call to care for people who are most at risk, especially children.”

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The Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.  (Architect of the Capitol)

Several faith-based organizations took part in the protest, including the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Faith in Public Life and the Faith in Action & Congregation Action Network. A spokesperson for Ignatian Solidarity Network, another organizer, did not immediately reply to a Fox News request for comment.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki told Fox News that the demonstrators were arrested on suspicion of unlawfully demonstrating and were charged with unlawfully crowding, obstructing or incommoding. No one was injured.

The Trump administration has come under fire over reported poor conditions in detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Overcrowding and prolonged detention have become common as a surge of migrants continues to overwhelm U.S. border agencies.

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Vice President Mike Pence recently visited a facility in McAllen, Texas where hundreds of detainees are reportedly kept cages without cots.

“I just think that we can do better as a nation,” Walter Liss, a Franciscan brother, told CQ Roll Call. “I just don’t like what I’ve seen on TV, the way that people are being treated and/or scapegoated, you know, [and] how people, especially people of color from other countries, are being blamed for all sorts of problems in society.”

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Marc Thiessen: Dems are party of illegal immigration – Say Trump isn’t above law, but illegal immigrants are

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We have heard a lot about the importance of the rule of law from Democrats lately. During Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of President Trump, Democrats in Congress delivered a clear and unified message.

“No one is above the law, especially the president of the United States,” declared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in our lifetime. … No one is above the law. Not even the president,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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“Everyone should be held accountable. And the president is not above the law,” said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Republicans “are basically saying that in America one man is above the law and that’s not a fact,” said Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

“No one is above the law [and] everybody ought to be held accountable,” said South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

No one, that is, except illegal immigrants.

Fast-forward to this past weekend, when the Trump administration announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers would soon begin enforcement actions to remove illegal immigrants who have been issued final deportation orders by a federal judge. Those same Democrats and the rest of their party delivered a clear and unified message.

Since Trump took office, Democrats have become the party of illegal immigration.

“It’s so appalling, it’s outside the circle of civilized human behavior,” said Pelosi.

“The Trump administration’s cruelty runs bone-deep. A Warren administration will not rip families apart to try and score political points,” said Warren.

“The aim is to scare immigrant communities. … And so, he’s going to … do these raids which is a crime against humanity,” said Harris.

“We are on your side, we stand with you together,” Durbin told activists protesting ICE enforcement.

“It’s really designed to strike fear into people at a moment when fear is something we’ve got way too much of in this country,” said Buttigieg.

So, Democrats were for rule of law when it came to the Mueller probe, which did not find that the president broke the law. But they are against rule of law when it comes illegal immigrants who have been found by a federal judge to be in violation of U.S. immigration law.

Illegal immigrants subject to ICE enforcement have been given their constitutional right to due process, with the right to a hearing in a federal immigration court and the right to be represented by counsel. If they show up at their hearing and are not granted relief by an immigration judge, they have the right to appeal. If they lose that appeal, they are issued a final order of removal.

Once a final order of removal is issued, the immigrants must either voluntarily depart the U.S. or turn themselves in to an ICE facility for deportation. If they fail to depart or turn themselves in, then their case is referred to the ICE fugitive unit, which is tasked with finding them.

It is a long process to get to the point where ICE is knocking on someone’s door to enforce a final order of removal. Those now subject to a final deportation order either failed to show up to immigration court; showed up and lost their case; waived their right to appeal; lost their appeal; did not show up for their appeal hearing; were granted voluntary departure but did not leave; or failed to turn themselves in to ICE for court-ordered removal.

In each case, a federal judge has ruled that they do not have the right to be in the United States and must leave. But Democratic leaders are now saying they should be allowed to stay, in contravention of our immigration laws.

Then again, Democrats didn’t think this way when they held the White House. President Barack Obama deported far more illegal immigrants than Trump. Axios reports that “under the Obama administration, total ICE deportations were above 385,000 each year in fiscal years 2009-2011, and hit a high of 409,849 in fiscal 2012.”

I don’t recall Democrats in Congress accusing Obama of a “crime against humanity” or actions “outside the circle of civilized human behavior.”

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Back then, Democrats agreed. As Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., put it in a 2009 speech, “illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.”

Since Trump took office, Democrats have become the party of illegal immigration. They want to decriminalize illegal border crossings, cut ICE detention beds to force the agency to release illegal immigrants and then refuse to enforce lawful deportation orders. So, it’s a little hard to take Democrats seriously when, in investigating Trump, they claim to be fighting for the principle that no one is above the law.

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Cornel West says AOC, progressive ‘squad,’ views world ‘through the lens of the poor’ and working class

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Harvard University philosophy Professor Cornel West said he supports the four freshman lawmakers that compose the so-called progressive “squad” for reasons other than ideology.

West said Tuesday on “The Ingraham Angle” he doesn’t agree with everything they say, but feels a moral and political connection.

“I stand in very deep moral and political solidarity with my four sisters — not because I agree with every word — but because they’re looking at the world through the lens of the poor,” he said.

“They’re looking at the world through the lens of working people.”

He added his support also has little to do with whether or not President Trump is a “racist.”

“What we actually have with the president is not so much a question of whether he’s a racist or not… the issue is, is he focusing on the most vulnerable and the most vincible?” West asked.

“This is not about partisanship. This is not about an ‘-ism’.”

West added he would also have stood with Trump’s late mother, Mary Anne, if someone in America told her to “go back to” her home country of Scotland.

Earlier Tuesday, one of the progressive lawmakers discussed by West, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., turned her attention to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., amid her ongoing feud with Trump over his recent comments.

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In the broadside, the freshman Democrat said McConnell is “complicit in advancing racism” in the wake of the president’s remarks about four Democratic congresswomen — including Ocasio-Cortez — needing to “go back” where they came from. Three of the four women were born in America.

“The majority leader is complicit in advancing racism in America if he doesn’t even have the backbone to speak out,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC on Tuesday.

Her comments followed days of controversy surrounding Trump’s tweets, provoking responses from politicians in both chambers of Congress. McConnell, on Tuesday, called on “everybody” to “tone down their rhetoric.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Jesse Watters: Trump ‘won’ the ‘squad’ press conference, Dems just want to ‘impeach him for tweeting’

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President Trump emerged the victor after four freshmen Democratic lawmakers held a press conference responding to his criticisms of them, according to Jesse Watters.

The members of the so-called progressive “squad” continue to make extreme assertions about the president, which isn’t a good look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Watters claimed Monday on “The Five.”

“Donald Trump won that press conference,” he said, moments after Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. spoke on Capitol Hill.

“Nancy and ‘the squad’ lost — that was a terrible look. It seems like they want to victimize themselves even further. I don’t think that’s the way to go against President Trump.

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“They’re saying he’s a white nationalist and he’s committing human rights violations… Obama actually deported more and also put people in cages.”

Watters also dismissed calls from Omar and Tlaib to remove Trump from office.

“They’re continuing to play the victim and continue to pout — and now they want to impeach him for tweeting,” he said.

Responding earlier, host Greg Gutfeld also said he believed Trump could claim victory after the lawmakers’ remarks.

“I think President Trump got exactly what he wanted,” he said, going on to list several disputed claims made by the congresswomen.

“I wrote down: ‘drinking out of toilets’ — that didn’t happen,” he said.

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“Colluding with Russians — I think we found out the answer to that. The most corrupt presidency in history — ‘eh’.”

During the press conference, Pressley repeated referred to Trump as “the occupant of the White House.”

She claimed he is seeking to “marginalize and silence” the women, but quickly turned her focus to various issues, from gun violence to immigration.

Omar, however, curtly dismissed Trump’s rhetoric as “the bile of garbage that comes out of his mouth.”

Tlaib, speaking separately, backed Omar’s call for impeachment, saying Trump’s language was “disgusting and bigoted” and that his administration was “lawless.”

Asked by Fox News’ Chad Pergram about Trump’s criticisms of Omar’s remarks as anti-American, Omar slammed the president’s, “complete hypocrisy,” and said his presidential campaign was founded on all the things “wrong” with the United States.

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Omar has previously been criticized by prominent members of both parties for making anti-Semitic remarks. In March, the Democrat-led House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution that indirectly condemned Omar’s repeated ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘pernicious’ comments.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers

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The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way.

The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.

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“While the recent supplemental funding was absolutely vital to helping confront the crisis, the truth is that it will not be enough without targeted changes to the legal framework of our immigration system,” Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. “Ultimately, today’s action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits.”

Sure to ignite a new firestorm over the administration’s immigration approach, the new policy follows the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly referred to as the “remain in Mexico” policy. Under that policy, asylum seekers were often told to go back to Mexico to await hearings, rather than be allowed to remain in the U.S.

Democrats railed against that policy, with 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke calling it “inhumane.”

The latest change is meant to crack down on asylum seekers coming to the U.S. more for economic reasons than to escape persecution in their home countries. The new policy does include a couple other exceptions, mainly for certain victims of human trafficking.

Reducing the number of asylum seekers would ease the burden on federal agencies currently overwhelmed by the number of people looking to enter the United States. Children and adults crossing illegally are often separated, with the children placed in detention facilities that are lacking in resources, resulting in outcries against the administration’s current practices.

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“This Rule is a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum,” Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement. “The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border. This Rule will decrease forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”

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Tom Homan: Democrats are lying to the American people about ICE and immigration — here’s why that’s dangerous

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What is going on in this country right now, especially on Capitol Hill, is nothing short of deceitful behavior which intentionally distorts the truth in order to win a political battle.

I saw it firsthand when I testified on Capitol Hill this past Friday, in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  Aside from the six minutes I was given to read my opening statement, there was an attempt by most  Democrats on that committee to silence me.

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The issues surrounding zero tolerance and the conditions of confinement at Border Patrol stations is an important one and it is vital that the American people know the facts. But every time one of the witnesses or members of Congress said something that was downright wrong – a lie, an intentional mis-truth – and I attempted to speak up and correct the record, I was refused many times the opportunity to speak.

They didn’t want to hear from me. They didn’t want the truth. They simply wanted to continue to push their false narrative about the Border Patrol and ICE.  They wanted to continually attack our president.

The hearing was nothing but political theater to misinform the American people. It was politics at its worse.

Toward the second half of the hearing, I finally decided that I was not going to be silenced any longer. If they didn’t want to hear what I had to say, then I was going to interject, interrupt and speak to the American people.  I refuse to be bullied, and I will not be silenced in my support of the Border Patrol and ICE or in support of the truth.

Further, as ICE prepared to conduct a nationwide operation, Democratic leaders such as Nancy Pelosi held a press conference to instruct those who have violated our nation’s laws on how they can evade federal law enforcement.  How they can evade the law.  How what ICE is doing is un-American and they need to resist.

Are you kidding me?

The Speaker of the House, a lawmaker for decades, is instructing those who have violated the laws that Congress enacted – who were ordered removed from the country by a federal judge after due process – to evade arrest?  Since when is that appropriate?  What other laws can we ignore?  What other law enforcement officers should we evade?  Can I ignore the tax law and not pay my taxes?

The Speaker has made it clear that we can pick and choose what laws we want to abide by. Is that also true for all the mayors who are all over TV saying they will resist ICE and help people evade arrest? Can we pick and choose what laws we abide when we’re in their cities? Can we park in no parking zones in San Francisco and not worry about paying fines? Can we evade Atlanta’s police officers when they are trying to execute a judge’s order? Can we resist police in Chicago when we don’t want to be arrested? If not, why not? All of these mayors have made it clear we can pick and choose what laws we want to respect, and we can ignore the ones we don’t like.

This behavior by Democratic politicians both on the Hill and in our cities and states will result in several things:

First, it puts the public in more danger.

It certainly puts ICE officers in more danger.

And it will lead to unrest and violence and death.

It’s already happened. On Saturday, an armed man, after attending a protest at an ICE contract facility in Aurora, Colorado, tried to burn down the facility. Do you think he’d heard all the words of these politicians? Saying resist ICE, ICE is bad, ICE are Nazis, ICE runs concentration camps? Not only did this man lose his life when police shot him, he tried to burn down a facility where there were American civilian workers and hundreds of illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and many other countries.

When politicians incite discourse and hate, this is what happens.

Here are some facts that these Democrats don’t want you to know:

For all their pleas about locking up innocent people trying to make a better life for themselves, here is the truth: 72 percent of everyone in ICE custody are mandatorily detained by law, most for criminal activity.  Congress has said that they must be detained – not by choice, but by law. All of these politicians who keep saying they want to do away with detention are saying this in spite of the fact it is their laws, passed by Congress, that say these people MUST be detained because of danger or other circumstances.

Another fact is this: nearly 8.5 of every 10 people arrested by ICE are either convicted criminals or are facing pending criminal charges.  Therefore, these facilities are helping the U.S. government and ICE to keep our communities safe.

Another fact: For all the politicians’ talk about “for profit for prisons” – these contract facilities, like the one in Colorado, have doctors, nurses, dentists, psychologists, recreation, law libraries, three nutritious meals a day, all dictated by the detention standards that were created not just by ICE but by professional outside partners.  All of these standards are inspected and overseen by several different investigative agencies that perform unannounced audits and inspections, including the Office of Detention Oversight, Office of Professional Responsibility, the DHS Inspector General, and more.

Do you think the person who attempted to burn that facility down and kill hundreds of people ever heard any of these facts?

Not if he was listening to the Democrats who want to abolish ICE and all detention.

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Facts. Something that has escaped the breath of the Democratic leadership and the media that want open borders.

Who pays the price for all these lies? The American people – who will be less safe if ICE isn’t allowed to do their jobs to arrest, detain and remove those that the law says MUST be removed.

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Acting immigration chief remains quiet about whether or not ICE raids will separate families

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Acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ken Cuccinelli kept quiet Sunday on details of the nationwide immigration raids that began Saturday night, including whether or not families would be separated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Cuccinelli said he would not discuss any operation details of the raids in order to protect ICE agents from any danger and would not guarantee that families would not be separated in the raids.

“In the same way I wasn’t willing to talk about operation details …. I won’t comment on that,” he said. “There are 1 million people, including families, with removal orders.”

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CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Cuccinelli on how pledging that ICE would not separate families is “operational.”

“I’m not going to say yes or no to anything like that, because then certain people can write themselves off … or play a loophole,” Cuccinelli said.

Cuccinelli also would not confirm that the raids had started, even as a senior administration official told Fox News earlier that the crackdown began late Saturday evening.

ICE resumed its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of undocumented immigrants who’ve been given orders to leave the country, targeting people living in at least 10 cities. The ICE raids began late Saturday and into the early morning hours on Sunday in “a number of jurisdictions,” not just New York City, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News.

Cuccinelli said the main goal of the raid was to apprehend violent criminals, but that “will not be the exclusive limit of any operation.”

One group that will not be targeted in the raids, however, is migrant families evacuating due to Tropical Storm Barry.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a news release Thursday night that it is focused on ensuring that people along the Gulf Coast stay safe during the storm.

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Officials said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not be conducting the immigration operations in places where evacuations or sheltering is occurring, unless there is “a serious public safety threat.”

Immigrant communities have been on edge since President Donald Trump’s administration announced plans for the operation, inflaming the political debate over immigration. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a pre-emptive lawsuit Thursday that aims to protect asylum seekers. Activists held demonstrations and advocates coached immigrants on their rights.

Administration officials have said that the coordinated action will target about 2,000 people with final deportation orders in major cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

Fox News Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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