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New Trump asylum restrictions face first legal test

Date: July, 22, 2019 The Trump administration's  Read more >

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Amid Furor Over Racist Tweets, White House Announces Immigration Bill

(July 16, 2019) The White House announced Tuesday that it has quietly drafted a 620-page immigration bill and has lined up 10 Republican senators to co-sponsor the measure should it be introduced, according to a senior administration official involved in the process. Read more >

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Groups sue Trump admin over new asylum restrictions

A coalition of groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over new restrictions for migrants seeking asylum in the United States, the same day the rule went into effect. Read more >

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End immigrant detention! Close the Camps - Tuesday, July 2

Threats of mass deportations, tragic photos of migrants dying at borders, exposure of inhumane detention conditions of children, their families, and other migrants and asylum seekers have pushed many to ask what they can do to stop these policies and practices. Even presidential hopefuls are pressing to end the criminalization of undocumented border crossers--something that has largely gone without comment by most politicians. Read more >

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Menendez Leads Democrats in Marking World Refugee Day with Senate Resolution

WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a group of twenty-seven Democratic senators in introducing a Senate Resolution commemorating June 20 Read more >

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS CONGRESSMEMBERS WERE BROUGHT TO TEARS AS DREAM AND PROMISE ACT PASSED IN HOUSE: 'WHAT A MOMENT. THIS IS WHY WE FIGHT'

On Tuesday, the House Chamber felt a little more like a "rock concert," as New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it, describing the moment Congress and crowd members erupted into cheers as the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 was pa Read more >

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