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AILA:  NBC News Obtains Draft Memo on Policy Option to Respond to Border Surge

A draft plan obtained by NBC News  shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions. Trump administration officials weighed speeding up the deportation of migrant children by denying them their legal right to asylum hearings after separating them from their parents. The draft also shows officials wanted to specifically target parents  Read more→

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The New York Times:  Thousands more migrant children were likely separated from their families than was officially reported

  | Add nytdirect@nytimes.com to your address book. Add nytdirect@nytimes.com to your address book.   BREAKING NEWS Thousands more migrant children were likely separated from their families than was officially reported, the government found. Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:31 PM EST The Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their parents at the Southern  Read more→

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The New York Times:  Court Blocks Trump From Asking About Citizenship in Census

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., center, ordered the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., center, ordered the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — A federal  Read more→

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The Washington Post:  A brief guide to Steve King’s ‘long history of racist statements’

Democracy Dies in Darkness By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. January 13 at 1:22 PM With nearly two decades of Steven Arnold King as a national political figure, the American public has become well-acquainted with the “Groundhog Day” parameters of the Steve King news cycle. 1. The Republican representative from Iowa says or tweets something widely  Read more→

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Forbes:  There Is No Border Crisis

EDITOR’S PICKJan 10, 2019, 12:07am Stuart Anderson Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A Border Patrol unit patrols near the Rio Grande on January 9, 2019. (HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images) Getty America is only a year removed from a December 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report that hailed the agency’s great success  Read more→

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ABA:  What do experts predict will be the immigration law battles in 2019?

By Lorelei Laird Posted January 3, 2019, 3:40 pm CST Image from Shutterstock. Yet more litigation, congressional action, a worsening immigration court backlog and new, daring programs by the Trump administration are all highly likely in 2019, immigration court watchers say. To gather some thoughts on what’s to come, the ABA Journal interviewed Dean Kevin  Read more→

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The Washington Post:  Trump’s plan to deport Vietnamese refugees betrays a sacred American principle

Young children, including a light-haired Vietnamese American boy named Dung, were among the Vietnamese “boat people” to flee the country after the fall of Saigon. The children were photographed in a camp in Thailand in 1980. (Mydans/AP) By Max Boot Columnist January 2 at 6:29 PM The United States involvement in the Vietnam War was  Read more→

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