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Judge partially blocks Trump border wall plan

May 25, 2019
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
A federal judge has partially blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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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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Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

May 21, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati, Kristina Cooke | Reuters
A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since December.
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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.

FULL EPISODE: Trump administration rolls out merit-based immigration proposal, United States reaches deal with Canada and Mexico on tariffs

May 17, 2019
After the Trump administration reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum being shipped to the United States, the panelists discussed if the move could jolt the negotiations to end the trade war between the U.S. and China. The show’s conversation also turned to President Donald Trump’s new merit-based immigration proposal, the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, and the Republican-led state legislature’s recent passing of a near-total ban on abortion.
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Trump unveils new plan to overhaul U.S. immigration system

May 17, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
The plan would shift from a family-based immigration system to a merit-based system that prioritizes highly-skilled and educated immigrants. The plan does not address undocumented immigrants already in the country or so-called Dreamers and has been criticized by Democrats.
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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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