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After closures at U.S.-Canada border, Trump says he’ll halt nonessential travel at southern border

March 19, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor | The PBS NewsHour
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen worldwide, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration would be “temporarily closing” the northern border of the United States with Canada to “non-essential traffic.”
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Citing Coronavirus, Trump Will Announce Strict New Border Controls

March 18, 2020
Michael Shear, Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
The Trump administration plans to immediately turn back all asylum seekers and other foreigners trying to cross the southwestern border illegally, saying they cannot risk allowing the coronavirus to spread through detention facilities and among Border Patrol agents, four administration officials said on Tuesday.
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Supreme Court allows Trump to return immigrants to Mexico while they await asylum

March 12, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration can continue its practice of returning asylum-seekers to Mexico along the entire southern border while immigration authorities process their claims.
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Court rules Trump administration can withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

February 27, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities and states that consider themselves sanctuaries and refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.
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Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can't sue Border Patrol agent who killed their son

February 26, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the parents of a 15-year-old boy cannot sue the federal agent who fatally shot him by firing across the border separating the United States and Mexico — a case that inflamed tensions over border security.
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Why the White House immigration plan failed

February 15, 2020
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
In May 2019, President Donald Trump unveiled a much-anticipated proposal to overhaul America’s immigration system and launched a quiet campaign to build support. It’s gone nowhere — and few believe it ever will.
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Justice Dept. sues ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions in new crackdown over immigration enforcement

February 11, 2020
Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr announced Monday that the Justice Department would sue two so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions — including the state of New Jersey — over policies he considers overly friendly to those in the country unlawfully, as part of a renewed effort to get cities and states on board with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
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In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid

January 28, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court issued an order Monday allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs.
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Trump Plans to Divert Additional $7.2 Billion From Military to Wall

January 14, 2020
Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
President Trump plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion in military funding for the construction of a wall on the southern border, according to two people familiar with the plans, as officials rush to show major progress on his signature campaign promise in time for the 2020 election.
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