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Trump’s Policy Could Alter the Face of the American Immigrant

August 15, 2019
Michael Shear, Miriam Jordan, Caitlin Dickerson | The New York Times
The Trump administration has said the immigration overhaul it announced this week will ensure that new legal residents carry their own weight, without prejudice or favor. Yet the new rule for weeding out those who might be a drain on taxpayers will almost certainly disadvantage poor people from Latin America, Africa and parts of Asia.
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Trump administration seeks to penalize immigrants for using public benefits

August 13, 2019
Amna Nawaz, Yamiche Alcindor | The PBS NewsHour
Today's new rule from the Trump administration limits who will be eligible for a green card in the United States. Under current law, immigrants are already required to prove that they are not what the government deems a, quote, public charge. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced the plans.
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ICE arrests 680 undocumented immigrants in Mississippi

August 8, 2019
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Officials are calling the raids at seven work sites in six cities the largest single-state immigration enforcement in history.
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Trump says he has agreement with Guatemala to help stem flow of migrants at the border

July 27, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Kevin Sieff, Abigail Houslohner | The Washington Post
President Trump on Friday said he has struck a deal that would designate Guatemala as a safe third country for people seeking asylum in the United States — a plan that is facing significant legal hurdles in the Central American country as the Trump administration continues to struggle with the high number of migrants arriving at the southern U.S. border.
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Trump Disavows "Send Her Back" Chant as GOP Frets Over Ugly Phrase

July 19, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman, Michael Crowley | The New York Times
Nervous Republicans, from senior members of Congress to his own daughter Ivanka, urged President Trump on Thursday to repudiate the “send her back” chant directed at a Somali-born congresswoman during his speech the night before at a rally in North Carolina, amid widespread fears that the rally had veered into territory that could hurt their party in 2020.
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Trump Strategy, Attacking 4 Congresswomen Of Color, Could Pay Off

July 19, 2019
Susan Davis | NPR
This week proved President Trump is doubling down on his support among working class, white voters ahead of 2020. It's a risky political strategy, but it could be enough to deliver his reelection.
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At rally, crowd responds to Trump’s criticism of Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar with chants of ‘Send her back!’

July 18, 2019
Ashley Parker, Colby Itkowitz | The Washington Post
President Trump held a campaign rally Wednesday night where the crowd responded to his attacks on a Somali-born Muslim congresswoman with chants of “Send her back! Send her back!”
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House Democrats Try To Vote On Top Priorities, Forced To Turn To Immigration

July 18, 2019
Kelsey Snell | NPR
Some House Democrats are concerned that the latest border crisis and feud between President Trump and four House progressives is causing immigration to overtake health care as main issue for 2020.
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House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist

July 17, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The House voted on Tuesday to condemn as racist President Trump’s attacks against four congresswomen of color, but only after the debate over the president’s language devolved into a bitterly partisan brawl that showcased deep rifts over race, ethnicity and political ideology in the age of Trump.
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