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Trump administration moves to curb migrants' asylum claims

November 9, 2018
Yeganeh Torbati, Kristina Cooke | Reuters
The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S. southern border illegally from seeking asylum.
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Border Troop Deployment Rises Again, to Nearly 8,000

November 6, 2018
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
Nearly 8,000 U.S. troops will be sent to three border states in anticipation of a caravan of migrants and would-be asylum seekers not traveling through Mexico, a U.S. official said, marking another increase in the planned deployment.
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Trump says he will restrict asylum, claims troops will shoot at rock throwers

November 2, 2018
Jeff Zeleny, Sarah Westwood, Kevin Liptak | CNN
President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed he would sign an executive order "next week" aimed at restricting US asylum rules, as he seeks to use a group of Central American migrants heading for the US border as part of his midterm election closing argument.
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Trump Calls for Up to 15,000 Troops at Border as Election Nears

November 1, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Alex Leary | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump amplified his anti-immigration message ahead of next week’s midterm elections, saying he was now prepared to deploy as many as 15,000 troops to the Mexican border in anticipation of a migrant caravan and would press ahead with his planned executive order to end birthright citizenship.
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Trump vows executive order to end birthright citizenship, a move most legal experts say would run afoul of the Constitution

October 31, 2018
Josh Dawsey, John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
President Trump is vowing to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children born in the United States to noncitizens, a move that most legal experts say would run afoul of the Constitution and that was dismissed Tuesday by the House’s top Republican.
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Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship With Executive Order

October 30, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump said he was preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the United States, his latest attention-grabbing maneuver days before midterm congressional elections, during which he has sought to activate his base by vowing to clamp down on immigrants and immigration.
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Trump Considering Executive Actions to Stop Asylum Seekers From Central America

October 27, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Gardiner Harris | The New York Times
President Trump is considering a major speech on Tuesday to announce a broad crackdown on the southern border, administration officials said Friday, making a significant play to energize his anti-immigrant base one week before midterm congressional elections where Republican control of Congress is at stake.
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Trump Considers Closing Southern Border to Migrants

October 26, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Thomas Gibbons-Neff | The New York Times
President Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum seekers, from entering the country at the southern border, according to people familiar with the plan. The effort would be the starkest indication yet of Mr. Trump’s election-season push to play to his anti-immigrant base as his party fights to keep control of Congress.
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