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U.S. House Passes American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (Dream Act) by 237 to 187 last week. Seven Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with Democrats.

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Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Testifies before Congress on Border Security

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified last week before the House Homeland Security Committee to advocate for Congress to take legislative action on securing the U.S. southern border.

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National Emergency Declaration, Explained

The federal government faces another possible shutdown on Friday at midnight, if an agreement over funding for a border wall isn’t found. It’s also possible President Donald Trump may, by executive order, declare a national emergency to build the wall.  We decided to take a closer look at that process.

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NCSL Resources on Issues of State Concern Raised During the State of the Union

President Donald Trump touched on a number of issues of significant interest to states during Tuesday's State of the Union address. Here are NCSL resources related to those issues. 

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Immigration Task Force: Bipartisanship in States, Enforcement By Feds

With five hard-hitting sessions in less than five hours, state legislators and legislative staff tackled a myriad of immigration topics at the preconference meeting of the NCSL Task Force on Immigration and the States.

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Unaccompanied Minors and the Flores Settlement Agreement: What to Know

The Flores settlement requires that minors in INS custody must be housed in facilities that meet certain standards, including state standards for housing and care of dependent children.

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State Solutions in Integrating Immigrant Professionals Into the Workforce

As baby boomers are starting to retire and state demographics begin to shift, state lawmakers are looking into creative and innovative solutions to support economic development.

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban

In a 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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Second Court Orders Trump Administration to Maintain DACA

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review a temporary nationwide injunction issued by a federal court in California requiring the Trump administration to maintain much of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a federal district court in New York issued a similar temporary nationwide injunction.

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Second Court Orders Administration to Maintain DACA

Just a few days before the U.S. Supreme Court may decide whether to review a temporary nationwide injunction issued by a federal court in California requiring the Trump administration to maintain much of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a federal district court in New York issued a similar temporary nationwide injunction.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.