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Trump plans new rules for asylum claim

July 16, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Trump Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire

July 15, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump woke up on Sunday morning, gazed out at the nation he leads, saw the dry kindling of race relations and decided to throw a match on it. It was not the first time, nor is it likely to be the last. He has a pretty large carton of matches and a ready supply of kerosene.
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‘Go Back’ Message Deepens Immigration-Debate Wounds

July 15, 2019
Jerry Seib | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump tweeted out his already-famous, incendiary declaration that young Democratic congresswomen criticizing America should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” In his message, Mr. Trump was referring to a group of young congresswomen known as “the squad.." All are minorities and, despite the implication of the president’s tweet, three of the four were born in the U.S.
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How Donald Trump conquered the Republican Party

July 15, 2019
Jonathan Swan | Axios
President Trump knows he can say whatever he likes and face no consequences from the party he has conquered.
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Rep. Pressley Among Targets Of Trump's Tweets Telling Congresswomen To Leave The U.S.

July 15, 2019
Kimberly Atkins | WBUR
Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is part of a group of Democratic representatives, all women of color, who are the focus of presidential tweets that are being called racist.
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‘This is tough stuff’: At Texas detention facility, Pence sees hundreds of migrants crammed with no beds

July 13, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Colby Itkowitz | The Washington Post
When Vice President Pence visited a migrant detention center here Friday, he saw nearly 400 men crammed behind caged fences with not enough room for them all to lie down on the concrete ground. There were no mats or pillows for those who found the space to rest. A stench from body odor hung stale in the air.
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Trump announces executive order to obtain citizenship data

July 12, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
President Trump issued an executive order Thursday directing the Department of Commerce to collect data about citizenship from government agency records. He said his administration is abandoning its efforts to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
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Is the President's executive order less about the census, and more about rallying his base?

July 12, 2019
Kelly O'Donnell, Kristen Welker, Philip Rucker | MSNBC
Ahead of President Trump's announcement regarding the 2020 census, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, the Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Attorney and Professor at Loyola Law School Jessica Levinson join Kristen Welker to explain why his actions could be politically motivated.
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