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Trump Halts New Green Cards, but Backs Off Broader Immigration Ban

April 22, 2020
Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Caitlin Dickerson | The New York Times
President Trump said on Tuesday that he would order a temporary halt in issuing green cards to prevent people from immigrating to the United States, but he backed away from plans to suspend guest worker programs after business groups exploded in anger at the threat of losing access to foreign labor.
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Trump campaign seizes on immigration order to ignite his base

April 22, 2020
Kaitlan Collins, Ryan Nobles, Dana Bash, Kevin Liptak, Betsy Klein | CNN
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and allies are already touting and defending his newly announced executive order to temporarily halt immigration to the United States, even as the White House has yet to release the full details of how the administration intends to implement the President's plan.
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Trump Plans to Suspend Immigration to U.S.

April 21, 2020
Michael Shear, Katie Rogers, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
President Trump said on Monday evening that he intended to close the United States to people trying to immigrate into the country to live and work, a drastic move that he said would protect American workers from foreign competition once the nation’s economy began to recover from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Under the Virus’s Cloak, Trump Pursues Long-Sought Policies

March 20, 2020
Annie Karni, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
The White House, under the guise of its coronavirus response, is quietly advancing policies that President Trump has long advocated, from tougher border controls to an assault on organized labor to the stonewalling of congressional oversight.
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After closures at U.S.-Canada border, Trump says he’ll halt nonessential travel at southern border

March 19, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor | The PBS NewsHour
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen worldwide, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration would be “temporarily closing” the northern border of the United States with Canada to “non-essential traffic.”
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Citing Coronavirus, Trump Will Announce Strict New Border Controls

March 18, 2020
Michael Shear, Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
The Trump administration plans to immediately turn back all asylum seekers and other foreigners trying to cross the southwestern border illegally, saying they cannot risk allowing the coronavirus to spread through detention facilities and among Border Patrol agents, four administration officials said on Tuesday.
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Supreme Court allows Trump to return immigrants to Mexico while they await asylum

March 12, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration can continue its practice of returning asylum-seekers to Mexico along the entire southern border while immigration authorities process their claims.
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Court rules Trump administration can withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

February 27, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities and states that consider themselves sanctuaries and refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.
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Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can't sue Border Patrol agent who killed their son

February 26, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the parents of a 15-year-old boy cannot sue the federal agent who fatally shot him by firing across the border separating the United States and Mexico — a case that inflamed tensions over border security.
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