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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravans from entering the United States. The order, which goes into effect on Saturday, means that migrants will have to present themselves
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(Reuters) – Civil rights groups said on Friday they had filed a federal lawsuit challenging the legality of U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly announced restrictions that would effectively bar illegal migrants from Mexico from qualifying for asylum. The lawsuit in San Francisco federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional sources said on Friday, as some outside experts called Trump’s move unconstitutional. Trump on Wednesday named Matthew Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced out after months of being
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U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) listens with others as U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a signing ceremony for the “Know the Lowest Price Act”; and the “Patients Right to Know Drug Prices Act” at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Susan
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new acting attorney general faced growing scrutiny on Friday, with the U.S. Senate’s top Democrat accusing him of ignoring the proper line of succession and some legal experts calling it unconstitutional. Trump named Matthew Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced out
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a news conference following Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has signed an immigration proclamation, an order that would help effectively ban migrants who cross the U.S. border with
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump’s ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California’s pro-Russia congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, is one of four Republican incumbents in the state whose seats are still in danger of falling to Democratic opponents in the U.S. House of Representatives as America’s most populous state slowly counts its votes. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher speaks with fellow attendees before
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