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Trump Calls for Up to 15,000 Troops at Border as Election Nears

November 1, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Alex Leary | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump amplified his anti-immigration message ahead of next week’s midterm elections, saying he was now prepared to deploy as many as 15,000 troops to the Mexican border in anticipation of a migrant caravan and would press ahead with his planned executive order to end birthright citizenship.
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Trump vows executive order to end birthright citizenship, a move most legal experts say would run afoul of the Constitution

October 31, 2018
Josh Dawsey, John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
President Trump is vowing to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children born in the United States to noncitizens, a move that most legal experts say would run afoul of the Constitution and that was dismissed Tuesday by the House’s top Republican.
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Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship With Executive Order

October 30, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump said he was preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the United States, his latest attention-grabbing maneuver days before midterm congressional elections, during which he has sought to activate his base by vowing to clamp down on immigrants and immigration.
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Trump Considering Executive Actions to Stop Asylum Seekers From Central America

October 27, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Gardiner Harris | The New York Times
President Trump is considering a major speech on Tuesday to announce a broad crackdown on the southern border, administration officials said Friday, making a significant play to energize his anti-immigrant base one week before midterm congressional elections where Republican control of Congress is at stake.
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Trump Considers Closing Southern Border to Migrants

October 26, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Thomas Gibbons-Neff | The New York Times
President Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum seekers, from entering the country at the southern border, according to people familiar with the plan. The effort would be the starkest indication yet of Mr. Trump’s election-season push to play to his anti-immigrant base as his party fights to keep control of Congress.
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Trump’s Plans to Deter Migrants Could Mean New ‘Voluntary’ Family Separations Image

October 22, 2018
Michael Shear, Miriam Jordan, Caitlin Dickerson | The New York Times
Facing a surge in migrant families entering the United States and with the midterm elections two weeks away, the Trump administration is weighing an array of new policies that it hopes will deter Central Americans from journeying north.
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John Kelly and John Bolton Have Shouting Match Over Immigration

October 19, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
The White House chief of staff and the national security adviser got into a profanity-laced argument about immigration outside the Oval Office early Thursday morning, two people briefed on the altercation said, prompting the chief of staff to leave the White House complex and not return for the rest of the day.
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Immigration policy under the Trump administration

September 21, 2018
The administration proposes to sharply limit the number of refugees.
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