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Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was ending an Obama-era program that’s shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Evan Vucci / Associated Press

Immigrant and refugee groups are raising concerns about a proposal put forth by Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, along with Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, to reduce legal immigration. The proposal got the backing of President Trump Wednesday in a joint press conference with the senators.

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Courtesy of Morehouse College

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Charles Reed / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

Since President Trump's inauguration, federal immigration officials have arrested nearly 2,000 more people in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina than they did during the same period last year.

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According to numbers released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officials arrested 4,246 people from Jan. 20 through April 29 this year. That's compared to to 2,429 arrests during the same time period in 2016 – a nearly 75 percent increase. 

Kate Brumback / Associated Press

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":