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G.O.P. moves to end Trump’s family separation policy, but can’t agree how

June 20, 2018
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Michael D. Shear, Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times
Congressional Republicans moved on Tuesday to defuse an escalating political crisis over immigration, but failed to agree on how to end President Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from parents who cross illegally into the United States.
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New lawsuit challenges Trump administration over family separation

June 20, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
A Guatemalan woman who was separated from her 7-year-old son after crossing the border from Mexico last month filed a new lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Trump administration’s practice of splitting up immigrant families even when an adult claims asylum.
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Trump defiant as crisis grows over family separation at the border

June 19, 2018
Philip Rucker, Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
The Trump administration’s move to separate immigrant families at the border and detain children apart from their parents spiraled into a humanitarian and political crisis Monday as the White House struggled to contain the growing public outcry.
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Leading Republicans join Democrats in pushing Trump to halt family separations

June 18, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington.
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Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents

June 16, 2018
Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
President Trump has calculated that he will gain political leverage in congressional negotiations by continuing to enforce a policy he claims to hate — separating immigrant parents from their young children at the southern border, according to White House officials.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions defends family separation at the border

June 15, 2018
Over the past six weeks, 2,000 children have been separated from their parents.
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House GOP wades into family separation storm

June 15, 2018
Rachael Bade, Heather Caygle, Ted Hesson | POLITICO
House Republicans unveiled legislation to keep migrant children and their parents together, but it’s unlikely to win over immigrant-rights advocates.
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Ryan sets votes on immigration as moderates’ revolt falls short

June 13, 2018
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times
After frenzied late-night negotiations, Speaker Paul D. Ryan defused a moderate Republican rebellion on Tuesday with a promise to hold high-stakes votes on immigration next week, thrusting the divisive issue onto center stage during a difficult election season for Republicans.
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Sessions moves to block asylum for most victims of domestic, gang violence

June 12, 2018
Josh Gerstein, Ted Hesson | POLITICO
A move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make it more difficult for victims of domestic violence and other crimes to receive asylum in the U.S. could fuel a backlash that the Trump administration already faces over its immigration crackdown.
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