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DOJ tinkers with immigration courts to speed deportations

DOJ tinkers with immigration courts to speed deportationsThe sequence of events that lead to immigration court vary from case to case, especially now, as even broader categories of people — ranging from convicted criminals to recent border crossers seeking asylum, longtime residents and even a few U.S. citizens — are getting caught up in the Trump administration’s sweeping enforcement dragnet.



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For President, all about the base on immigration, trade and the EPA

For President, all about the base on immigration, trade and the EPAPresident Trump's latest announcements on trade, immigration, and in defense of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are tied to his political base.



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President Trump doubles down on former illegal immigration comments

President Trump doubles down on former illegal immigration commentsDuring a White House tax reform event, Trump claimed that, “women are raped at levels that nobody’s ever seen before,” while a caravan of immigrants heads toward the U.S.



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Trump administration seeks to close immigration 'loopholes'

Trump administration seeks to close immigration 'loopholes'Trump administration officials said they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes" after the president called on Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through.



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A Census Question About Citizenship Should Worry You, No Matter Your Immigration Stance

A Census Question About Citizenship Should Worry You, No Matter Your Immigration StanceI found myself beaming with excitement back in 2010 as I tore open the



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Couple Fleeing Immigration Officials Killed in Crash, Police Say

Couple Fleeing Immigration Officials Killed in Crash, Police SayThe SUV raced away when the agents exited their vehicle, police say



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ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration Raids

ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration RaidsA spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco resigned over the Trump administration’s handling of a recent immigrant raid in the Bay Area. James Schwab told the San Francisco Chronicle late Monday that administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump, grossly exaggerated the number of undocumented immigrants who avoided arrest after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off the public days before the raid began on Feb. 25. “Efforts by local politicians have shielded removable criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and created another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” the agency said in a statement.



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Justice Department sues California over immigration enforcement

Justice Department sues California over immigration enforcementCalifornia is a sanctuary state, extending protections to undocumented immigrants in the United States. Governor Jerry Brown called the lawsuit a “press stunt.”



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Will Trump Follow Through On Guns? He Didn't Do So On Immigration.

Will Trump Follow Through On Guns? He Didn't Do So On Immigration.WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump convened lawmakers at the White House for something unusual in today’s politics: a substantive, unscripted discussion of a contentious issue in which the president broke with party orthodoxy, all on camera. In the made-for-TV event on Wednesday, Trump struck a moderate tone and encouraged a group of Republicans and Democrats to act quickly on a comprehensive gun reform package. “I thought it was fascinating television, and it was surreal,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), who sat next to the president, told reporters afterwards.



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Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids

Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration RaidsSAN FRANCISCO ― Hundreds of activists gathered on Wednesday outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here to protest the arrests of more than 150 undocumented immigrants in recent days. Local activist groups organized the “emergency rally” to respond to the mass arrests in Northern California, just two weeks after more than 200 people were arrested in similar raids in the Los Angeles area. “We have come together today to show that the Northern California region stands together in denouncing the mass arrests that happened in the last three days,” Blanca Vazquez, a media spokesperson for the protest, told HuffPost.



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