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TIMELINE: Inside Trump’s Escalating Anti-Immigrant Attacks

President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign back in 2015 by attacking immigrants and Mexico. Now, as the 2020 campaign begins in earnest, Trump has ramped up his incendiary anti-immigrant rhetoric yet again. “Secure the Border NOW” one subject line from Trump’s campaign blared on Monday, above an email that asserts the country is “too full, and the problem will only get worse until we secure the border.” “FINISH THE WALL” another recent email yelled, before telling its recipient that “Demo...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, Politico, Immigration, Dhs, Cnn, United States, Border, Fox News, Secret Service, Michigan, CBP, The New York Times


Democrats request documents on White House 'sanctuary city' idea

Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday demanded documents from the Trump administration over a White House proposal to release migrants from detention and transport them to "sanctuary cities." U.S. media reported on Thursday the administration had considered the idea, which would send migrants and asylum seekers who had crossed the U.S. border with Mexico to districts represented by Democratic lawmakers. Sanctuary cities are local jurisdictions that generally refuse to us...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Trump, Democratic, U S House of Representatives


Trump Again Floats Busing Migrants To Sanctuary Cities, Decries Reporting On It

President Donald Trump on Saturday re-stated his belief that sanctuary cities should take in migrants and asylum seekers who are released from government custody. But it was not clear whether he would actually order the Department of Homeland Security to begin transporting people in its custody to sanctuary cities, or whether the tweets were meant as political attacks alone. When The Washington Post first reported Thursday on early, behind-the-scenes discussions among Trump administration off...
Tags: Usa, News, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Dhs, Cnn, New York Times, Ice, Customs, Oakland, Times, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post


WH Mulled Dumping Immigrant Detainees In Sanctuary Cities, Targeting Trump Foes

On at least two occasions in the last six months, the White House considered releasing immigrant detainees onto the streets of sanctuary cities as a way to target President Trump’s political foes, The Washington Post reported. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) district in San Francisco was one of the primary targets, Department of Homeland Security officials told the Post. The Post obtained emails that show the idea was first floated in November when a migrant caravan was approaching...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, Immigration, San Francisco, CA, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Customs Enforcement, Sanctuary Cities, Nicole Lafond, Post The Post


Democrats condemn Trump plan to send migrants to sanctuary cities as 'cruelty'

President also criticized over reports he urged CBP chief to close Mexico border, offering a pardon if he broke the lawDemocrats have accused Donald Trump’s administration of “cruelty” and using people as political pawns in the wake of reports that presidential aides considered a plan to release migrants in sanctuary cities.At least twice in the past six months, the White House weighed a plan to pressure US immigration authorities to release people detained at the border in these cities, which l...
Tags: Mexico, White House, US, US news, Democrats, CBP, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Washington Post Continue, Trump Administration


Trump Wants More US Troops On Southern Border

Military Times: President Donald Trump said that he is considering sending even more troops to the southern U.S. border to help with security missions there, calling the situation there increasingly dangerous. “I’m going to have to call up more military,” he said Wednesday during a roundtable with supporters in Texas related to his plans for a southern border wall and tighter immigration laws for Central and South American migrants. “Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Military Times, Posse Comitatus, U.S. Southern Border, Trump Wants More US Troops On Southern Border


Dems Prepare Border Bills To Help Families At The Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S. at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration policies are enflaming. House Democrats plan to introduce legislation soon addressing the recent waves of Central American migrants reaching the border. Senate Democrats are pursuing multiple tracks, including exploring whether talks with the White House might ...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Ap, Democrats, House, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Central America, Trump


Trump administration plans tougher asylum measures for migrants fleeing persecution

The Trump administration plans to aggressively push for tougher screening of asylum seekers that will make it vastly more difficult for migrants fleeing persecution in their home countries to win protection in the United States, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday.The official said that President Trump ordered a shake-up of his top immigration officials in recent days because they were moving too slowly, or even actively obstructing, the president’s desire to confront the ...
Tags: News, Obama, Mexico, White House, Barack Obama, United States, Egypt, State Department, El Salvador, Nielsen, Customs, Disneyland, Department Of Homeland Security, George W Bush, Border Patrol, Trump


Trump administration moves spark fears of new immigration crackdown

Trump denies plans for ‘big’ action but officials suggest otherwise, raising prospect of renewed family separations A prospective policy would force migrant parents to choose between being detained in jail-like facilities with their children or agreeing to a separation. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump flatly denied on Tuesday that he was planning a “big” new crackdown on migrants at the southern border, even as senior administration officials briefed reporters on the details o...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, United States, Nielsen, Disneyland, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, CNN Trump, El Paso Texas, San Ysidro


U.S-Mexico border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

The waits are a reminder that even though President Donald Trump walked back his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border, the administration has created significant impediments for truckers, travelers and shoppers with its redeployment of customs agents.
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, International Trade, Nation, Donald Trump, U S Mexico, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Trump: I ‘Never Said I Was Cleaning House’ At DHS Despite Shakeup

President Trump denied reports that he’s purging officials at the Department of Homeland Security in order to bring in people who will enact his more hardline immigration policy goals, telling reporters on Tuesday he “never said I’m cleaning house.” “Well I never said I’m cleaning  house,” when asked about the increased turnover in recent days. “ I don’t know who came up with  that especially, we have a lot of great people there,  we have bad laws.  We have a judge that just ruled  inc...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Dhs, Homeland Security, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services, Randolph, Nicole Lafond, Lee Francis Cissna, Kirstjen Nielsen, Ronald Vitiello


White House blasts judge who ruled against US asylum policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump “will do whatever it takes” to protect Americans after a judge blocked the administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await an immigration hearing. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that a “liberal activist judge in San Francisco ruled the United States and Mexico […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, United States, Press, Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders


Trump blames Obama for child cages and family separation at the Mexico border, while providing no evidence

Donald Trump has claimed the Obama administration originally separated immigrant families arriving at the border, and that he took decisive measures to end it — in spite of recent reports that the current president wants to bring the policy back after a court ruled it was illegal."Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown — I think they were very inappropriate. They were built by President Obama's administration. Not by Trump," the president ...
Tags: News, Obama, Mexico, US, Barack Obama, Dhs, United States, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, US Department of Homeland Security, Oval Office, Jeff Sessions, FactCheck, Randolph Alles


Trump made fun of Secret Service chief's ears and called him 'Dumbo'

President Trump moved to clear out the senior ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership.The White House announced the departure of Randolph Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favour with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr Trump’s emp...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, China, Cnn, Iowa, Wisconsin, Secret Service, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Dianne Feinstein, Immigration And Customs Enforcement


New DHS Boss Is the Guy Who Led Family Separations

Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via GettyKirstjen Nielsen will go down in infamy for claiming the Trump administration did not “create a policy of separating families at the border,” but the man taking her job as homeland security secretary actually implemented the policy and it was his agents who did the separating.Kevin McAleenan was the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection until Monday, when he was named acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after President Trump ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Tijuana, Trump, Border Protection, Juarez


Forget Kirstjen Nielsen—Her Replacement Actually Separated Families

Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via GettyKirstjen Nielsen will go down in infamy for claiming the Trump administration did not “create a policy of separating families at the border,” but the man taking her job as homeland security secretary actually implemented the policy—and it was his agents who did the separating.Kevin McAleenan was the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection until Monday, when he was named acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after President Trump ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Tijuana, Trump, Border Protection, Juarez


Judge blocks Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico – live

Decision comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it planned to expand the programSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.38am BST A number of reports today have suggested that the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary will give even more power to Stephen Miller, the far-right senior adviser in the White House known for aggressively pushing some of Trump’s most extreme anti-immigrant initiatives. Analysis: Stephen Miller, the hard-line youn...
Tags: Republicans, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Miller, Trump, Stephen Miller




Kirstjen Nielsen’s Ouster Strengthens Stephen Miller’s Grip on President Trump’s Immigration Policy

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyOver the past year and a half, President Trump’s policy adviser and speechwriter Stephen Miller and Kirstjen Nielsen, the now ousted homeland security secretary, were locked in a bitter cold war of backbiting and paranoia. By Sunday night, it was clear who had won. Trump’s decision to dismiss Nielsen signaled not only that Miller had emerged victorious but also further solidified him as the premier anti-immigration hardliner and survivor ...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Dhs, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Nielsen, Department Of Homeland Security, The Daily Beast, Fox Business, Miller, Trump, Grassley, Dobbs


Nielsen’s Resignation Lifts Curtain On Miller’s Campaign To Stack Admin With Hardliners

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation Sunday provides a window into White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s campaign to replace more moderate voices — like Nielsen — with immigration hardliners at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State. According to a Sunday Politico report, while it is unclear how much direct influence Miller had over Nielsen’s ouster, he has been contacting lower-level officials and threatening them to staunch the flow of immigrants across the bo...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Politico, Immigration, Dhs, Nielsen, Miller, Stephen Miller, Sunday Politico, Kirstjen Nielsen, VITIELLO, Kate Riga, Ronald Vitiello, Departments of Homeland Security Justice


Trump's homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen resigns

US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border. Ms Nielsen's exit marks the end of a difficult relationship with her boss, who was said to be unhappy with her performance despite her unswerving loyalty and full-throated defense of the president's most controversial policies. During her 18 months at the helm of the powerful ...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Dhs, United Nations, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi, Nielsen, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Kirstjen Nielsen: Trump 'berated homeland security secretary' early in the morning and demanded illegal actions, report claims

Kirstjen Nielsen, the US homeland security secretary who helped enforce President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policies, has resigned amid claims of a contentious working relationship with the US leader. According to The New York Times, Ms Nielson has had a rough ride since she took the job in December 2017 and was "regularly berated" by Trump, who is said to have demanded that she take a more aggressive approach to tighten immigration.During her tenure, Ms Nielsen became the face of t...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, America, Dhs, Cnn, Nielsen, Justice Department, Cabinet, Thompson, Trump, Kevin, Donald J Trump, Bennie Thompson


Kirstjen Nielsen: 'Extreme' immigration enforcer not tough enough for Trump

Kirstjen Nielsen, the US homeland security chief whose departure was announced by Donald Trump on Sunday, was said to be a frequent target of the president's ire despite being among the staunchest defenders of his controversial immigration policies. Last summer, as images were broadcast of wailing children being wrested from their parents under the administration's practice of separating families, she took to the White House podium to defend the "zero tolerance" approach, becoming the face of a...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, US, Nielsen, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen


Kirstjen Nielsen Out As Secretary Of Homeland Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned from her post, President Donald Trump announced Sunday evening. Her departure is reportedly part of a massive overhaul at the department, led by White House adviser Stephen Miller."Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," Trump tweeted. "I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will be...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, White House, Dhs, Homeland Security, Nielsen, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Cabinet, John Kelly, Trump, U S Customs, Kevin, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, Stephen Miller


Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen has resigned

By COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people familiar with the decision said. President Donald Trump thanked her for her work in a tweet and announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the department. McAleenan is a...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Ap, Soccer, United States, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Nevada


Democrats will never see Donald Trump's tax returns vows key presidential aide

Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mr Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "attention" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Massachussetts congressman Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Mr Trump's personal taxreturns and the returns for some of h...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Fox News, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump, Treasury Department, Neal, Richard Neal, Mick Mulvaney, Saul Loeb, Mulvaney, Charles Rettig, House Ways and Means Committee Massachussetts


After Trump Walks Back Border Threat, Kudlow Tells Mexico: Take Him ‘Seriously’

A few days after President Donald Trump punted on his vague threat to “close” the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House’s top economic adviser said Sunday that Mexico should still take the President’s threats seriously. “Based on the President’s view, we’re not going to go there whole hog,” Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan of Trump’s former threat to close the border over undocumented migrants and asylum-seekers. He added, referring to...
Tags: News, Mexico, Cbs News, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Nafta, Brennan, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, Margaret Brennan, Kudlow, Matt Shuham, USMCA, Kudlow Tells Mexico


Kudlow: Trump's warning should be heeded

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday he doesn't believe President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose a 25% tariff on cars made south of the border if Mexico doesn't help stem the flow of undocumented immigrants into the United States, saying it's just a "warning" that should be heeded.
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow


White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says he doesn't believe the President will make good on his threat to impose tariffs on cars made in Mexico

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday he doesn't believe President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose a 25% tariff on cars made south of the border if Mexico doesn't help stem the flow of undocumented immigrants into the United States, saying it's just a "warning" that should be heeded.
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Larry Kudlow


Kudlow: Trump's threat to impose tariff on Mexican cars is just a 'warning' that should be heeded

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday he doesn't believe President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose a 25% tariff on cars made south of the border if Mexico doesn't help stem the flow of undocumented immigrants into the United States, saying it's just a "warning" that should be heeded.
Tags: Mexico, White House, Cnn, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow



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