Federal Judge Says DACA Must be Reinstated

A federal judge has ruled the reasons the Trump administration has given for ending the immigration program known as DACA are inadequate, and ordered the program reinstated. In his opinion, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates wrote the federal government had failed to “elaborate meaningfully on the…primary rationale for its decision” to end DACA. […]

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President Looks into Paying for Border Wall Through Money from the Pentagon

President Donald Trump is reportedly inquiring with the Department of Defense about paying to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S. The President had initially requested $25 billion in border wall funding to be included in the massive spending bill that keeps the government funded for the remainder of the […]

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Congressional Leaders Unveil $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill 48 Hours Before Government Set to Shut Down

Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.3 trillion budget that will keep the government funded through the end of September. Negotiations had been going on for weeks and leadership from both parties announced they reached a deal last night. The catch is Congress will have only forty-eight hours to pass the spending bill and keep the […]

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Judge President Trump Once Decried as “Mexican” Rules in Favor of Administration in Building of Border Wall

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration, allowing them to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S., bypassing environmental statues for its construction.  The lawsuit had been brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Coastal Commission, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. […]

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Pena Nieto Cancels Washington Visit After Trump Refuses to Back Off Mexican Border Wall Funding Demand

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled a planned visit to the U.S. because of President Trump’s unwillingness to back off of his demand that Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S.’ southern border.  The decision was reportedly made after a contentious call between the two men this week. The Mexican leader had been […]

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McConnell: Open Debate on Immigration Does Not Mean Unlimited Debate

Senator Mitch McConnell is making one thing clear: it is now or never on immigration.  The Majority Leader has vowed to have an open debate policy when it came to an immigration bill this week, notably allowing an “opportunity for a thousand flowers to bloom,” he said. But McConnell is making it clear that open-debate […]

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McCain and Coons Set to Unveil Immigration Bill that Includes Legal Status for Dreamers, Border Security – But No Wall

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE), are planning to introduce an immigration bill in the Senate today.  The bill will provide legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally and also provides some funding for border security, but it does not include all of the items the president says he wants to […]

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President Trump Sticks to Earlier Wall Demands, Angers Democrats

President Trump is sticking to earlier demands for tighter border security in the ongoing negotiations over a permanent solution for those seeking protection under the DACA program.  A spending bill must be passed by January 19 to avoid a government shutdown.  The president has indicated that he would like to see funding for a wall […]

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