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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 To Move Navy Seal Imprisoned For War Crimes

President Trump announced Saturday in a tweet that a Navy Seal imprisoned for war crimes will be moved to ‘less restrictive confinement’ after pressure from Republicans. “In honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #EddieGallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court. Process should move quickly!” Trump tweeted. In ...

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Linda McMahon Is Leaving The Trump Administration

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White House official Linda McMahon announced on Friday that she will be resigning from her role as the head of the Small Business Administration. “Linda McMahon has done an incredible job as the head of the Small Business Administration. She has been a superstar,” President Donald Trump said during the press conference alongside McMahon. “She’ll be leaving. She’s going to ...

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Trump Is Preparing To Issue More Executive Orders Propping Up Pipelines

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a series of executive orders soon that would quicken development on oil and gas pipelines in the Northeast, Axios reported Thursday night, citing sources familiar with the matter. The orders could come within the next couple of weeks, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Wednesday during a meeting with conservative group Council ...

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Trump Threatens Southern Border Closing ‘Next Week’

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President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S. southern border in a tweet Friday if Mexico “doesn’t immediately stop” illegal immigration into the U.S. “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States throug[h] our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING […] the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” Trump wrote on Twitter. ...

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Watch: Trump tours Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, Herbert Hoover Dike

President Donald Trump visits Canal Point, Florida, where he will take helicopter and walking tours of the Herbert Hoover Dike and Lake Okeechobee. Trump is expected to highlight how his administration worked with Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio and other leaders in the state on expediting completion of the long-delayed Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation and ...

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

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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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Trump Says FBI And Justice Department Will Review ‘Outrageous’ Jussie Smollett Case

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President Donald Trump said the FBI and Department of Justice will review the “outrageous” Jussie Smollett case. “FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!” FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation! — Donald ...

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Watch: President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins

President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions of June 1, 2007, in support of IRAQI FREEDOM.  While serving in Iraq with Company D, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, ...

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Watch Trump: This should never happen to a president again

President Donald Trump took questions from reporters just before attending a Republican Policy Lunch on Capitol Hill and during the exhange he said that what Democrats and the media have done to him over false collusion claims shouldn’t ever happen again. “This should never happen to a president again,” he told reporters. The Mueller Special Counsel report said that neither ...

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