Trump Wants to Curb Birthright Citizenship, Escalating Immigration Debate

WASHINGTON—President Trump said he wants to sign an executive order that ends the automatic right to citizenship for anyone born in the U.S., ratcheting up his election-season remarks on immigration with a proposal many legal scholars said is unconstitutional. In an interview published Tuesday morning, just ahead of next week’s midterms, Mr. Trump said he…

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Wilbur Ross backtracks on census immigration question

In a court filing released Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross changed his reasoning of how he came to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census questionnaire, now saying former chief strategist Steve Bannon was a part of the discussion, contradicting his prior accounts. Why it matters: Ross originally said the citizenship questions was…

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Trump tweets shutdown threat over immigration

President Trump tweeted Sunday morning that he is “willing to ‘shut down'” the government this fall if congressional Democrats don’t help to pass his preferred immigration reform. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of…

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Why the failure to reunite families is not just an immigration issue

The July 26 federal court deadline for the Trump administration to return more than 2,500 migrant children (aged 5–17) to their families has come and gone, and it is clear that the administration has fallen short of full reunification. According to a July 26 California district court filing, the administration has reunited only slightly more…

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Germany’s Angela Merkel, Coalition Partners Strike Deal on Immigration

BERLIN—Germany’s government stepped back from the brink of a full-blown crisis Monday when Chancellor Angela Merkel reached a last-minute deal for tighter control over immigration with her rebellious interior minister after two days of talks. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced the agreement late Monday after agreeing to a final make-or-break round of talks with Ms.…

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Angela Merkel, Interior Minister reach immigration deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached an agreement with her hard-line interior minister, Horst Seehofer, on Monday amid a growing standoff between them over how to tackle the country’s migrant crisis, per the Wall Street Journal. Why it matters: Merkel has been seeking to end a standoff with Seehofer, the chairman of the Christian Social Union,…

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Thousands Gather in Cities Across U.S. to Protest Trump Immigration Policies

Thousands gathered in cities across the U.S. to protest the Trump administration’s now-reversed policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border. Organizers of the Families Belong Together march called for a large gathering in Washington, D.C., and expected further protests in hundreds of cities. Tweets highlighted gatherings in Sacramento, Calif., Carlsbad, N.M., Boston, New…

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The Latest on Nationwide Protests Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

New York (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests over a Trump administration immigration policy (all times local): 5 p.m. Thousands of protesters have gathered in downtown Los Angeles to protest an immigration policy from President Donald Trump’s administration. Singer John Legend serenaded the crowd Saturday, and Democratic politicians who have clashed with Trump spoke…

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GOP Leaders Prepare for Rejection of Latest Immigration Bill

Updated June 26, 2018 8:24 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—House Republican leaders braced for defeat on the party’s immigration bill as an effort to build GOP support ahead of a vote Wednesday collapsed after President Donald Trump declined to throw his full weight behind the measure. To build more support for the measure, called the compromise bill,…

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Go deeper: 5 consequential immigration moments this week

Harrowing images of children in detention centers, the administration’s flip flopping on its own family separation policy and two bills struggling to make it through the House have kept the national focus on immigration this week. The big picture: Trump signed an executive order to end family separation, causing chaos amidst government agencies. He doubled…

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