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The president’s second State of the Union address touched on many of his familiar themes and agenda items but also included moments and proposals that drew positive reaction from Democrats.
U.S. service members will install wire barriers and help monitor the border. However, some in Congress have questioned whether it’s a good use of active-duty troops.
The plan, expected to meet with a swift legal challenge, comes out of talks with Mexican officials. The administration is implementing it first at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry.
Photographer Federica Valabrega photographed Central American women who fled domestic violence and joined a migrant caravan to seek asylum in the U.S.
Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated “thousands” of migrant children from their parents.
Trump has said he won’t sign any bill to reopen the government unless Congress acquiesces to his request for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall — something Democrats have staunchly opposed.
The department’s public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that didn’t stop it from making announcements in support of the administration’s messaging about immigrants.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirms the population at Tornillo, Texas, is down from nearly 3,000 adolescents last month to about 1,500. The camp is due to close at the end of January.
The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to provide additional active-duty troops on the Southern border. They will upgrade or add 160 miles of fencing in Arizona and California.
America is rejecting more legal immigrants than ever before. Refugee advocates warn that President Trump’s aim is to dismantle the U.S. refugee resettlement program.