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Trump Will Deny Immigrant Visas to Those Who Can’t Pay for Health Care

October 5, 2019
Michael Shear, Miriam Jordan | The New York Times
The Trump administration will deny visas to immigrants who cannot prove they will have health insurance or the ability to pay for medical costs once they become permanent residents of the United States, the White House announced Friday in the latest move by President Trump to undermine legal immigration.
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Shoot Migrants’ Legs, Build Alligator Moat: Behind Trump’s Ideas for Border

October 2, 2019
Michael Shear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day.
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Trump tours border barrier as part of a show of force on immigration ahead of reelection campaign

September 19, 2019
Philip Rucker, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday toured a border barrier here along the U.S.-Mexico divide while his top aides conducted a Coast Guard flyover of the double-layered, steel fencing — part of a show of force ahead of the 2020 election aimed reducing a massive spike in unauthorized immigration.
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Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.

September 7, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The White House is considering a plan that would keep most refugees who are fleeing war, persecution and famine out of the United States, significantly cutting back a decades-old program, according to current and former administration officials.
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The longer children are in detention, the more their health deteriorates, says DHHS

September 7, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | The PBS NewsHour
Medical professionals and children’s welfare advocates have warned of health risks from detaining migrant children and separating them from family members. Now, a government agency has delivered a comprehensive report on the issue.
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‘Take the land’: President Trump wants a border wall. He wants it black. And he wants it by Election Day.

August 28, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that he has directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, aggressively seize private land and disregard environmental rules, according to current and former officials involved with the project.
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Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely

August 21, 2019
Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care they must receive.
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The Adviser Who Scripts Trump’s Immigration Policy

August 19, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
At President Trump’s speeches and rallies, Stephen Miller often can be found backstage, watching the teleprompter operator. As other White House staffers chat or look at their phones, Miller’s attention remains glued to the controls.
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U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules

August 17, 2019
Michael Shear | The New York Times
A federal appeals court said Friday that President Trump can begin blocking some Central American migrants from applying for asylum in the United States, but only along parts of the border with Mexico.
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