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Illegal Migrants In Infamous Bridge Photo Relocated To Holding Facility

Hundreds of illegal migrants temporarily held under a bridge have been relocated to an indoor Customs and Border Protection station in El Paso, Texas. The hundreds of migrants caged underneath the Paso Del Norte Bridge in downtown El Paso — a photo of which garnered widespread derision among Democratic politicians — have been moved to an indoor facility, a Customs and ...

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Trump Administration To Quadruple Number Of Asylum Seekers Sent Back Over The Border

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Border enforcement officials intend to quadruple the number of daily asylum applicants who are sent back to the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. As part of its multi-faceted attempt to clamp down on the massive amount of illegal immigration taking place at the southern border, the U.S. government plans to dramatically increase the number of asylum applicants who are ...

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Trump Follows Through On Warning, Orders Aid To Be Cut Off From Central American Countries

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The State Department announced on Saturday that it was cutting off aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, home to the thousands of immigrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally. “At the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” ...

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Trump Administration Asking Congress To Make It Easier To Deport Migrant Children

Kirstjen Nielsen

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is requesting Congress pass a legislative measure that gives her department greater authority to address the growing migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border. Nielsen asked lawmakers to make it easier for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport unaccompanied alien children (UAC), to allow migrants file asylum requests within their home countries, and ...

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Mexico’s President Responds To Trump’s Threat To Shut Down The Southern Border

The president of Mexico responded to President Donald Trump’s accusation that he was “doing nothing” to stop illegal immigration into the U.S. southern border. “We respect president Trump’s position, and we are going to help,” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the new leftist leader of Mexico, said to reporters on Thursday, but he stipulated that “this is a problem of the ...

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Hundreds Of Border Agents Reassigned As Illegal Crossings Reach Record Highs

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced on Wednesday that it is reassigning more than 700 officers to assist the Border Patrol as it faces an “unprecedented” security crisis. CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily reassign up to 750 of its officers to Border Patrol sectors along the country’s southwest border, helping the agency manage the influx of ...

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Democrats Threaten Consequences After Pentagon Shifts $1 Billion For Trump’s Wall

Democratic lawmakers suggested there would be consequences for the Pentagon if it moves forward with its plan to reallocate $1 billion for border wall construction. The Pentagon on Monday informed Congress that it has authorized $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers for new border walls on the U.S.-Mexico border. The money will pay for 57 miles of 18-foot-high ...

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Hickenlooper Signs No Fossil Fuel Pledge, Then Realizes What It Actually Is

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper emphatically signed a No Fossil Fuel Pledge, but then crossed his name out when explained the details of the pledge. While speaking to prospective voters at a local bar in Newmarket, New Hampshire, Hickenlooper stepped into an awkward situation when one audience member asked if we would sign the No Fossil Fuel Pledge — an ...

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Number Of Illegals Trying To Cross US Border Every Day Hits 13-Year High

Daily border crossings of illegal migrants over the past month have surpassed a daily average not seen since fiscal year 2006, stark evidence of the escalating situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended or stopped 3,974 illegal migrants on March 19, marking the single highest day since Present Donald Trump entered office, according to CBP ...

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Rashida Tlaib Encouraging Democrats To Investigate Trump For ‘Impeachable Offenses’

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is circulating a letter among her Democratic colleagues in the House that asks them to join a resolution seeking to investigate President Donald Trump for “impeachable offenses.” “The fact that President Trump has yet to comply with various clauses of our U.S. Constitution sets a dangerous precedent. Much of the allegations have yet to be fully ...

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Republican Challenger Sets April Deadline For Decision To Take On Trump For President

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says he is leaning toward a Republican presidential run, and will give himself until next month to make a final decision. “I’m leaning towards doing it unless something changes, and set myself an informal deadline of the month of April to pull the trigger,” Weld said Monday while visiting the early primary state of New ...

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Another Migrant Caravan Is Heading Toward The US

A caravan of mostly Central Americans began its trek toward the United States over the weekend, setting the stage for what will likely be another showdown between border enforcement officials and migrants. Around 1,200 migrants formed a caravan in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and, following the same route as numerous groups before them, started their journey northward Saturday, ...

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The ‘Real’ Green New Deal: Rick Perry’s Plan To Save Nuclear

Rick Perry drops out of race

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a shot at the Democratic Party’s latest environmental proposal as he visited a nuclear plant’s construction site. “Ladies and gentlemen, look around you,” the president’s top energy official said Friday to a crowd of nuclear power plant employees in Waynesboro, Georgia. “This is the real new green deal.” Perry was speaking in front of a construction ...

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Rick Perry Draws Ire For $3.7 Billion Nuclear Energy Bailout

Rick Perry senate confirmation hearing

A free market energy group is ripping Energy Secretary Rick Perry after he announced nearly $4 billion in new loan guarantees for a beleaguered nuclear construction project. “We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period,” said Thomas Pyle, the president of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), in a Friday statement. “Nuclear power is an important part of our ...

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