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March 20, 2019
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U.S. expands return of asylum seekers to Mexico to new ports of entry

March 13, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
The United States is expanding its program to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court proceedings and so far has returned 240 people since starting the program in January, U.S. officials told reporters on Tuesday.
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How surge in family border crossings is complicating enforcement

March 12, 2019
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
In the Yuma sector of the southwestern Arizona border, Border Patrol officials are observing dramatic shifts in the migrant populations they apprehend. In the past, a majority of migrants caught crossing illegally were single men. Now 90% of those apprehended are Central American families and unaccompanied children.
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U.S. faces 'crisis' at southern border, Nielsen says

March 7, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg | Reuters
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday defended the government’s position that the country faces a dire crisis due to migration at the U.S.-Mexico border in the face of fiery questioning from Democrats in Congress.
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U.S. denied tens of thousands more visas in 2018 due to travel ban: data

February 27, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
The U.S. State Department refused more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 due to the Trump administration’s travel ban, up from less than 1,000 the previous year when the ban had not fully taken effect, according to agency data released on Tuesday.
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Did Trump undercut his own argument to declare a national emergency?

February 16, 2019
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to get funding for a border wall. But some wonder if he undercut his own argument by saying, “I didn’t need to do this.”
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Funding and Location of Wall Likely to Spark Conflicts

February 16, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Courtney McBride, Louise Radnofsky | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump’s proposal to move billions of dollars from military spending and drug interdiction to fund the construction of 234 miles of barriers on the southern border sets up two new conflicts: one over where the money is coming from, and one over where it might go.
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First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention center

February 14, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati, Kristina Cooke | Reuters
For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.
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