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In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

DHS to use disaster money for border security, deportations

- The Washington Times

The Department of Homeland Security has alerted Congress it will shift hundreds of millions of dollars to boost its ability to hold and quickly deport immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, drawing a rebuke from Democrats who said the money is being cut from critical needs such as disaster relief.

Feds: Immigrant used church job to bilk fellow migrants

- The Washington Times

An immigrant from Ecuador who worked for the Catholic Church, ostensibly helping other immigrants apply for benefits, was indicted this week on charges that she actually bilked those clients, pocketing their fees and never bothering to file their paperwork.

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump moves to cancel illegal immigrant family loophole

- The Washington Times

President Trump will move Wednesday to cancel the family “loophole” that’s allowed illegal-immigrant parents and children to pour into the U.S., proposing new rules that would replace the 2015 Flores Settlement court order that created a de facto catch-and-release policy for the families.

In this May 1, 2019, file photo a man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) **FILE**

Google employees demand anti-ICE pledge

- Associated Press

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant’s workforce.

Handcuffed workers await transportation to a processing center following a raid by U.S. immigration officials at Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Trump: ICE sweeps are ‘good deterrent’

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Friday defended immigration sweeps in Mississippi targeting illegal immigrants, saying he wants to send a message that people entering the country illegally will be deported.

ACLU sues to stop Trump’s speedy deportations policy

- The Washington Times

Immigrant-rights groups sued Tuesday to try to stop the Department of Homeland Security’s new speedy deportation policy, saying the Trump administration is cutting too many corners and stripping migrants of due process rights to fight their removal.