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California sues to block Trump's border wall

September 21, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The state of California is suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the top lawyer for the state told reporters Tuesday.
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Trump administration rejects study showing positive impact on refugees

September 19, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Somini Sengupta | The New York Times
Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost.
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Deal or no deal? ‘Dreamers’ wait as Trump, lawmakers joust

September 15, 2017
Erica Werner, Jill Colvin | Associated Press
The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them — and if so, exactly what it was.
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‘Amnesty Don’? Trump tests the faith of supporters with talk of immigration deal

September 15, 2017
Robert Costa, Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
With chants of “build the wall,” warnings of rapists coming from Mexico and an unforgiving promise to deport millions, Donald Trump forged a fundamental bond with millions of frustrated Americans who helped him take over the Republican Party and win the White House.
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Democrats say they had a productive dinner with President Trump

September 14, 2017
Geoff Bennett | NPR
Trump met with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — discussing trade, DACA and border security. Trump tweeted that no deal was made with them on DACA — contradicting their statement.
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Trump’s die-hard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’

September 14, 2017
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Staunch conservative allies of President Trump have erupted in anger and incredulity after Democrats late Wednesday announced that the president had agreed to pursue a legislative deal that would protect thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation but not secure Trump’s signature campaign promise: building a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Action to protect young immigrants already stumbles in Congress

September 13, 2017
Yamiche Alcindor | The New York Times
A week after concerned Republicans promised quick work to shield young, undocumented immigrants from President Trump’s decision to end their federal protections, lawmakers have tied themselves in knots trying to figure out how to proceed — with only six months to find a way forward.
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