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Pentagon Approves More Troops for Southern Border

April 30, 2019
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The Pentagon has approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security for 320 additional U.S. troops at the southern border, and has approved expanded authorities that allow them to come into direct contact with migrants and asylum seekers, defense officials said.
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Attorney general says asylum seekers will be detained through proceedings

April 17, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
The Justice Department has ruled that undocumented immigrants who apply for asylum in the U.S. must be detained while their cases are considered. Attorney General William Barr says asylum-seekers who demonstrate "credible fear" are no longer eligible to be released on bond.
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White House defends plans for sanctuary cities

April 15, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
The White House is confirming it is reviewing all options for dealing with migrants, including the controversial plan to move migrant detainees to sanctuary cities, saying it's “on the table.”
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Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

April 15, 2019
Yeganeh Torbati, Kristina Cooke | Reuters
More and more aspiring immigrants – especially Mexicans – are being denied visas based on determinations by the U.S. State Department that they might become “public charges,” dependent on the government for support, according to official data and interviews with attorneys, immigrants and their family members.
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Trump’s immigration policies have been a failure. Neither he nor Democrats have much of a solution to the current problem.

April 13, 2019
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
President Trump’s immigration policies have been a failure. His goal of sealing the border has come to naught, and a mass of asylum seekers has overwhelmed the system. Trump has sought to blame others, including the Democrats, for the problem. Democrats cry foul, but they too struggle for an effective answer.
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Trump says he is giving ‘strong considerations’ to releasing immigrant detainees in ‘sanctuary cities’

April 13, 2019
Josh Dawsey, John Wagner, , Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
President Trump moved aggressively Friday to take ownership of an internal White House plan to release immigrant detainees into “sanctuary cities” that his aides had sought to minimize a day earlier by saying it was shelved months ago after only informal consideration.
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Trump Urged Homeland Security Official to Close Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay

April 13, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Eric Schmitt, Annie Karni | The New York Times
President Trump last week privately urged Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, to close the southwestern border to migrants despite having just said publicly that he was delaying a decision on the step for a year, according to three people briefed about the conversation.
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