A special edition of the Washington Week Extra

July 13, 2018
A conversation with Robert Costa.
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Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children

July 11, 2018
Yeganeh Torbati, Reade Levinson, Kristina Cooke | Reuters
From the moment it went online in January of 2014, the computer system designed to track unaccompanied immigrant children and process their release has created headaches for the shelter staff, government employees and others who use it, according to interviews with a dozen current and former users, government reports, and congressional testimony.
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Judge rejects Trump request to alter agreement on release of immigrant kids

July 10, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
A federal judge has turned down President Donald Trump's request to alter a decades-old legal settlement to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents.
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Judge’s order could undercut Trump’s immigrant detention plan

July 3, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
An order a federal judge issued Monday requiring individualized decisions on whether some asylum-seekers can be released into the U.S. poses a new legal threat to President Donald Trump's effort to crack down on migrants crossing the border from Mexico.
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Immigration storm bears down on Republicans

July 2, 2018
Rachael Bade | POLITICO
House Republicans left Washington last week relieved that their ugly, months-long fight over immigration was behind them. The reality? It’s far from over.
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Congress, courts stymie Trump border crackdown

June 28, 2018
Devlin Barrett, Mike DeBonis, Nick Miroff, Isaac Stanley-Becker | The Washington Post
The Trump administration’s sweeping immigration crackdown faltered Wednesday after GOP leaders watched members of their party help defeat a border bill championed by the president and a federal judge ordered the government to swiftly reunite migrant families.
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Federal judge in California halts splitting of migrant families at border

June 27, 2018
Michael Shear, Thomas Kaplan, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Robert Pear | The New York Times
A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday temporarily stopping the Trump administration from separating children from their parents at the border and ordered that all families already separated be reunited within 30 days.
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GOP flails ahead of immigration vote

June 27, 2018
Rachael Bade, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
A last-minute effort to salvage a House GOP immigration bill appeared to flounder, amid unyielding opposition from the far right.
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Supreme Court upholds travel ban

June 26, 2018
Ariane de Vogue, | CNN
The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban.
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