immigration

DACA program should be preserved in some form, slight majority says

A 51 percent majority of Overdrive readers are in favor of preserving some form of relief from threats of deportation for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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POLL: What should ultimately happen with DACA?

With former President Obama's executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children were shielded from deportation. Trump is phasing out the program -- what should happen next, whether Congressional action, an administrative reversal or nothing at all?

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Feds call for crackdown on sanctuary cities in response to latest truck-involved human smuggling discovery

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan released a statement this week partially blaming sanctuary cities and policies for recent human smuggling operations after law enforcement, acting on a tip, rescued 17 migrants in Edinburg, Texas.

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3 in 4 readers see necessity in Trump’s travel ban, halted yesterday in federal court

If the administration's travel ban advances beyond the injunction put in place by the courts Wed., it would restrict travel to the U.S. from six countries -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- also including measures aimed at restricting refugee resettlement in the U.S.

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POLL: Your view on Trump’s revised travel ban?

President Trump signed a new executive order revising a temporary ban on entering the U.S. on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, removing Iraq from the original list, among other changes. What's your view of this order's necessity for U.S. security?

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Build the wall? Majority of readers favor Trump’s border plan

More than half of Overdrive readers supported efforts to build a wall across the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico. The most vocal among responding commenters, however, were those among the 27 percent who did not support the wall effort in any way.

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POLL: Should the United States in fact follow through on Trump’s ‘build the wall’ campaign message?

Though a reported 700 miles of barrier exists on the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border today, with Donald Trump hammering away at his campaign pledge to build a barrier and get Mexico to pay for it, what's your view of the idea?

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Outreach to immigrant communities among truckers should be a top priority of owner-op organizations

Reader owner-operator Ernest Tufft believes better outreach could encourage better "expectations of wages and working conditions, as a way to stabilize the marketplace for workers like me."

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Readers on child-migrant wave: Current law adequate solution

A slight majority of Overdrive readers saw current law as adequate on the border, provided adequate enforcement was in place.

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POLL: What strategy would most effectively deal with flood of migrant children?

With the recent flood of migrant children from countries in Central America and elsewhere, this poll probes the options for effectively dealing with the problems.

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