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DHS Secretary Johnson's Policy Changes Met With Mixed Responses by Immigrant Rights Advocates

Immigrant rights advocates are responding to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson's latest reforms on immigrant detention.
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House Democrats' Concern of Immigrant 'Prison Camps' in Texas Continues

Eight congressional Democrats have returned from visiting two immigrant detention centers in Texas, and they agreed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to improve the detainees’ living conditions.
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Announces 'Substantial Changes' in Immigration Detention Policy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson said he understands the "sensitive and unique nature of detaining families" but continued to defend the practice.
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GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Seeks End to Federal Immigration Agency's Self-Funding

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a presidential candidate, introduced legislation to block the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) from using funds for deferred action.
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House Democrats To Visit Two Texas Immigrant Detention Centers

Eight Democratic congressional lawmakers will enter two private family detention centers in Texas to speak with detained mothers and children awaiting resolutions of their asylum claims.
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Immigrant Rights Advocates Call on Congress, ICE to Stop Lockup Quotas

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, one of three federal immigration groups within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), oversees the detention of hundreds of thousands of people charged with civil immigration violations, per year, but the detainment practices has been further criticized in a new report by immigrant rights advocates.
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Immigration Detention Update: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Defends Detention Program

The immigration detention debate has heightened as more than 130 congressional lawmakers called for immigrant family detention to end, but U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended the program and its progress.
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'We Will Fight and Defend' DACA, DAPA, Says DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

"I believe we will prevail," said U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about implementing the deferred action programs temporarily blocked due to a court order.
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US-Born, Foreign-Born Latinos and Millennials Support Pathway to Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants

While the two major political parties remain divided about providing undocumented immigrants a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a majority of Americans have made their preference known.
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Immigrant Family Detention Shutdown Calls Increasing; Attention Shifts to Obama

Following the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ calls for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to end the immigrant family detention program, national organization have focused the concerns toward the White House.
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Honduran Immigrant, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Call Immigrant Family Detention 'Unconscionable'

Latino congressional lawmakers have again called for the end of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) immigrant family detention program.
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'Historic Levels' of Agents for Border Security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Says

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson provided a border security update, including the DHS' enforcement policies following President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions of 2014.
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Unaccompanied Undocumented Immigrant Children Entering US At Lower Rate in 2015 Fiscal Year

Following the influx of undocumented immigrant children entering the U.S. during 2014, the latest rate during the fiscal year, thus far, has been lower than last year.
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ICE Announces New Custody Procedures; Immigrant Rights' Group Criticizes ICE

One of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) immigration agencies announced "enhanced" oversight and release procedures for custody determinations for immigrant detainees with criminal convictions.
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DACA Recipients Arrested by ICE for Crime Convictions, Breaks Deferred Action Eligibility Rules

Federal agents arrested more than a dozen recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for alleged crimes, which violates a core principle of the deferred action's eligibility requirements.
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ICE Officials Worry Over Lack of Local Law Enforcement, Detainment Support

Officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said their work has been at risk as a result of diminished resources.
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