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Veterans say the Trump administration's confusing new rule may be 'targeting' immigrants who serve in war zones

Veterans say the Trump administration's confusing new rule may be 'targeting' immigrants who serve in war zonesThe new policy applies to Green Card holders who serve in uniform. "Why are we targeting people who want to serve?" a leading veterans advocate said.



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Trump Claims He Is ‘Seriously’ Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Trump Claims He Is ‘Seriously’ Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal ImmigrantsPresident Trump said Wednesday that he is “seriously” considering issuing an executive order to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump argued that it is “frankly ridiculous” that the U.S. affords citizenship to babies born to immigrants who entered the country illegally.“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land — you walk over the border and have a baby,” Trump told reporters. “Congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. We’re looking at it very, very seriously. I don’t know how you found that out, but that’s very good. We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously.”Wednesday's comments represent the second instance in which Trump has publicly criticized birthright citizenship, particularly as it relates to the children of recent illegal immigrants, whom Trump has described as “anchor babies” on numerous occasions.Trump told Axios in October 2018 that he planned to issue an executive order curtailing birthright citizenship, but never followed through. “We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States . . . with all of those benefits,” he said. “It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end.”Any attempt to restrict birthright citizenship through an executive order would likely face stiff legal challenges and might ultimately require a constitutional amendment — a point Trump disputed during the Axios interview.



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Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportations

Undocumented immigrants on edge as new Trump immigration policy calls for more deportationsThe Trump administration has nationalized the expedited removal process that allows ICE agents to deport people without any approval from a judge.



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Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from Europe

Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from EuropeThe Trump administration's acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director was criticized Tuesday after creating his own revised version of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty. At day's end, his effort to explain himself was seized on by Democrats as racist.



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Harris decries Trump's 'campaign of terror' against immigrants

Harris decries Trump's 'campaign of terror' against immigrantsSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, said President Trump’s administration is running a “campaign of terror” against immigrants.



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US says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

US says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefitsThe administration of US President Donald Trump announced Monday new rules that aim to deny permanent residency and citizenship to migrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The new rules threatened to set back the citizenship hopes of millions of mostly Hispanic migrants who work for low wages and depend in part on public services to get by. Announcing a new definition of the longstanding “public charge” law, the White House said migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance.



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Store offers free pizzas to immigrants, refugees after ICE raids

Store offers free pizzas to immigrants, refugees after ICE raidsA north Mississippi pizza shop is offering free pies for immigrants and refugees in response to immigration raids at seven poultry plants in the central part of the state.



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Joe Biden vows to increase the number of immigrants in the US

Joe Biden vows to increase the number of immigrants in the USDemocratic hopeful Joe Biden promises Iowa voters that if he's elected there will be a flood of immigrants into the U.S.



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How immigrants became the target of white nationalists

How immigrants became the target of white nationalistsThe influx of Latino immigrants was part of a larger trend that had emerged across much of the southern United States toward the end of the last century and particularly in North Carolina, which saw a 110 percent increase in Latinos between 1990 and 1998.



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'Racist'? UPenn Prof. Amy Wax says U.S. better with more white than non-white immigrants

'Racist'? UPenn Prof. Amy Wax says U.S. better with more white than non-white immigrantsAmy Wax said more immigration leads to dirtier cities. Penn Law's dean said comments were bigoted and possibly racist, but didn't address her tenure.



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