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‘Take the land’: President Trump wants a border wall. He wants it black. And he wants it by Election Day.

August 28, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that he has directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, aggressively seize private land and disregard environmental rules, according to current and former officials involved with the project.
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Supreme Court gives Trump go-ahead on border wall

July 27, 2019
President Donald Trump scored a major victory at the Supreme Court on Friday, as the justices lifted a lower court order blocking a key part of his plan to expand the border wall with Mexico.
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‘A betrayal’: Inside the bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill

June 29, 2019
Rachael Bade, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her colleagues in a private meeting Thursday that she thought she had a deal this week with her longtime ally, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer: She would ensure passage of a more liberal border funding bill in the House, and he would back her up by persuading Democratic senators to fight for it.
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In Shift, Trump Will Pick Kenneth Cuccinelli to Oversee Legal Immigration

May 25, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the immigration hard-liner who was expected to be President Trump’s pick to coordinate immigration policy, will instead be chosen to take over for the embattled official who has overseen the legal immigration system, according to two people briefed on the situation.
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Immigration activists stew over Pence’s role on immigration plan

May 18, 2019
Anita Kumar, Daniel Lippman | POLITICO
As a member of Congress more than a decade ago, Mike Pence unveiled an immigration proposal offering a chance for legal status to people who had come to the country illegally.
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Trump Immigration Plan Emphasizes Immigrants’ Skills Over Family Ties

May 16, 2019
Michael Shear | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday will unveil a plan to overhaul parts of the nation’s immigration system that would impose new security measures at the border and significantly increase the educational and skills requirements for people allowed to migrate to the United States.
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May 1, 2019
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Trump’s immigration policies have been a failure. Neither he nor Democrats have much of a solution to the current problem.

April 13, 2019
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
President Trump’s immigration policies have been a failure. His goal of sealing the border has come to naught, and a mass of asylum seekers has overwhelmed the system. Trump has sought to blame others, including the Democrats, for the problem. Democrats cry foul, but they too struggle for an effective answer.
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Trump says he is giving ‘strong considerations’ to releasing immigrant detainees in ‘sanctuary cities’

April 13, 2019
Josh Dawsey, John Wagner, , Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
President Trump moved aggressively Friday to take ownership of an internal White House plan to release immigrant detainees into “sanctuary cities” that his aides had sought to minimize a day earlier by saying it was shelved months ago after only informal consideration.
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