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Contrasting realities on immigration as Trump, O'Rourke host dueling rallies in El Paso

Contrasting realities on immigration as Trump, O'Rourke host dueling rallies in El PasoStanding within earshot distance of one another, President Trump and Beto O’Rourke held opposing rallies in El Paso, Texas, that clashed over immigration. Trump and his contingent of an estimated 6,500 chanted “Build the wall” and “U-S-A” over and over, while O’Rourke and an estimated 10,000 supporters called for a path to citizenship for those wanting to cross the border. While Trump spoke from inside a packed El Paso County Coliseum arena with a large U.S. flag and “Finish the Wall” signs perched on either side, O’Rourke spoke outside on a stage set up inside a baseball field with a mariachi band as his backdrop.



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O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 preview

O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 previewPotential White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke accused Donald Trump of fear-mongering on Monday and the Republican president mocked the Democrat as a “young man who lost” in dueling rallies that could preview the tenor of the 2020 election campaign. O’Rourke, who narrowly lost his 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat, accused Trump of stoking “false fear” about immigrants and telling “lies” about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. “We stand for America and we stand against a wall,” O’Rourke told a crowd of several thousand supporters, many waving “Beto 2020″ signs and wearing “Immigrants Make America Great” baseball caps.



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California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’

California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’A second US state is planning on pulling National Guard troops away from its border with Mexico, calling Donald Trump’s claims of a crisis at the border a “manufactured” problem and “political theater”. California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to say as much on Tuesday during his state of the state address, his first since his election in November. “The border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theatre,” Mr Newsom plans to say, according to excerpts released by his office.



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NBC Host Tom Brokaw apologises for xenophobic ‘assimilation’ remarks on immigration

NBC Host Tom Brokaw apologises for xenophobic ‘assimilation’ remarks on immigrationNBC News personality Tom Brokaw, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women who worked with him in the 1990s, apologised on Sunday for making xenophobic comments regarding Hispanic immigration while appearing on Meet the Press earlier that morning. While discussing the southern border, Mr Brokaw mentioned the fears about Hispanic immigrants among Republicans. “But the fact is, on the Republican side, a lot of people see the rise of an extraordinary, important, new constituent in American politics, Hispanics, who will come here and all be Democrats,” Mr Brokaw said.



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Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wall

Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wallOn Day 29 of the government shutdown, President Trump promised he would “break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward," but based on the reaction from Democrats, his proposal fell on deaf ears.



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Karl Rove can't believe Democrats will not accept yes on immigration reform

Karl Rove can't believe Democrats will not accept yes on immigration reform111 House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, voted last year for border wall funding, notes Fox News contributor Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush.



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'The toughest year': US immigration changes dominated 2018

'The toughest year': US immigration changes dominated 2018NEW YORK (AP) — Children torn from parents, refugees turned away and a relentless stream of changes to immigration regulation and enforcement.



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U.S. to send some migrants back to Mexico as immigration cases proceed: Nielsen

U.S. to send some migrants back to Mexico as immigration cases proceed: NielsenThe United States will soon begin returning individuals who illegally cross the U.S. southern border back to Mexico to wait there while their immigration cases proceed, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Thursday. The policy change is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to tighten U.S. immigration laws to let in fewer immigrants seeking to enter both legally and illegally.



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Pompeo says new Mexican government 'great' on immigration: Fox

Pompeo says new Mexican government 'great' on immigration: FoxU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday praised the new government of Mexico on immigration issues and said the two sides have discussed the importance of stemming the flow of undocumented migrants before they get to the U.S. border. “The incoming administration’s been great,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News, citing conversations about how to control traffic from Guatemala and Honduras along Mexico’s southern border. “We have to control that border that is ours and they have to control that border that is theirs.” Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office on Dec. 1.



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US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move

US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration moveSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday.



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