Designed to slow legal immigration and strengthen the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to enforce immigration laws, some of the changes create obstacles in the immigration process. Others streamline the path to obtain immigration benefits.

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It’s not just Mexicans: New U.S. immigration policies are stranding the world on America’s southern border.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is the first governor to opt out of the refugee program — and it’s not the first time. In 2016, citing nebulous security concerns, he formally withdrew the state from the refugee resettlement program. In that case, though, the federal government continued to place refugees in Texas, in collaboration with local agencies.

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Public safety requires police to work with and serve immigrant communities. `We’re going to have to handle this without Congress.'

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A series of federal immigration raids swept up nearly 700 undocumented workers, creating opportunities — and some ethical concerns — for American-born residents. Read the rest of the New York Times story.

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