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Trump Seeks to Stop Counting Unauthorized Immigrants in Drawing House Districts

July 22, 2020
Peter Baker, Katie Rogers | The New York Times
President Trump directed the federal government on Tuesday not to count undocumented immigrants when allocating the nation’s House districts, a move that critics called a transparent political ploy to help Republicans in violation of the Constitution.
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Trump appears to shift stance on DACA, says he will clear path to citizenship

July 11, 2020
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allows children brought to the U.S. illegally to remain in the country.
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Trump visits border barrier in push of immigration message amid pandemic and civil unrest

June 24, 2020
Anne Gearan, Toluse Olorunnipa, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump toured a border barrier along the U.S.-Mexico line here Tuesday, seeking to tout what he views as a key reelection accomplishment in a critical state as his bid for a second term has been upended by a resurgent pandemic, an economic crisis and racial unrest.
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Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

June 23, 2020
Michael Shear, Miriam Jordan | The New York Times
President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country.
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After Tulsa, Trump heads to virus hotspot Arizona and border

June 23, 2020
Jonathan Lemire | AP
Regrouping after a humbling weekend rally, President Donald Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic Tuesday as he visits Arizona and tries to remind voters of one of his key 2016 campaign promises.
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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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