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Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling the actions a ‘kidnapping’ and a flagrant violation of the lawArmed rightwing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a “kidnapping” and a flagrant violation of the law.Several videos taken at the border in New Mexico this week appeared to...
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Trump administration ends right to bond for certain asylum seekers

Attorney general’s overruling of precedent set under George W Bush opens door to indefinite detention of thousandsThe Trump administration has opened the door to a seismic overhaul of immigration and asylum procedure that could lead to the indefinite detention of thousands of asylum seekers who cross the border illegally.The US attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday issued guidance overruling a precedent set by George W Bush’s justice department in 2005, which enshrined asylum seekers’ right...
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US deports husband of soldier killed in Afghanistan – then lets him back in

Jose Gonzalez Carranza was arrested by Ice officers and deported to Mexico, but brought back after an Arizona paper reported on itUS immigration officials deported the husband of a soldier killed in Afghanistan – then reversed course and let him back into the country.Jose Gonzalez Carranza, 30, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) officers last week at his home in Arizona and quickly deported to Mexico, he and his attorney told the Arizona Republic. Continue reading...
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Trump’s sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in the US

Move would put migrants in cities that would be welcoming to them, and would be more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation ordersDonald Trump seems determined to send migrants from the border to “sanctuary cities”, in order to exact revenge on his Democratic foes.On Saturday night, to widespread consternation, the president tweeted that it was: “Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby d...
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Trump reportedly promised to pardon CBP head if he violated immigration law – as it happened

President told Kevin McAleenan he would pardon him if he were jailed for illegally blocking asylum seekers from entering the US, CNN reportsAssange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.45am BST Wrapping up our live United States coverage for the night. Today’s key political developments: 2.05am BST Two of the most progressive Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race have both called on other pol...
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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...
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Trump reportedly promised to pardon CBP head if he violated immigration law – live

President told Kevin McAleenan he would pardon him if he were jailed for illegally blocking asylum seekers from entering the US, CNN reportsAssange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.36pm BST Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s pick for the federal reserve board, has a history of self-described “radical” views, according to speeches and radio interviews reviewed by CNN. “I’m not even a big believer in democracy,” he...
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Trump says he is considering sending migrant detainees to sanctuary cities – live

Trump tweets: ‘We are … giving strong considerations’Assange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.31pm BST House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says of Donald Trump’s tweets: “He’s just being a freak, I mean, he’s just terrible.” In an interview with Recode, Pelosi said Trump’s approach to Twitter has “cheapened the presidency.” 6.23pm BST Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to potential Fed picks Herman Cain and S...
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Pence says Trump's comments praising WikiLeaks are not 'an endorsement' – live

Vice-president: comments ‘in no way an endorsement’ of organizationAssange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.23pm BST Senator Elizabeth Warren will join striking Stop & Shop workers on the picket line today in Somerville, Massachusetts, per the Daily [email protected] will join striking Stop & Shop workers on the picket line in Somerville today her campaign says 4.21pm BST After Vice President Mike Pence ac...
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Trump administration pushed to release immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities – live

White House wanted to use the tactic to punish Democrats, report saysSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.34pm BST Vice President Mike Pence responded to criticism from Pete Buttigieg in a new interview with CNN. “I think Pete’s quarrel is with the First Amendment. All of us in this country have the right to our religious beliefs. I’m a Bible-believing Christian,” Pence said. In an exclusive interview, Vice President Pence tells @DanaBashCNN that South Bend, Indiana Mayor ...
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White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities – report

Officials sought to pressure immigration authorities in effort to retaliate against Trump’s political opponents, Washington Post reportsWhite House officials have tried to pressure US immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to retaliate against Donald Trump’s political adversaries, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department o...
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US immigration police broke Facebook rules with fake profiles for college sting

Revealed: Ice investigators set up social media profiles linked to a sham university for foreign studentsUS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) violated Facebook policy by creating fake social media profiles tied to the University of Farmington, a sham university it created to identify people committing immigration fraud.More than 600 students, nearly all Indian citizens, were caught up in the scheme, which the Guardian has found included fake Facebook profiles created by the nation’s seco...
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Asylum seekers in Mexico face uncertainty after court halts Trump policy

Neither US government nor the more than 1,000 awaiting hearings know what will happen after ruling on ‘Remain in Mexico’ Seven Central American families living temporarily in Mexico appeared in a San Diego immigration court on Tuesday to plead for asylum in the United States.Mindful of a federal court ruling the day before that halted the Trump administration’s policy of making asylum seekers wait in Mexico, the judge repeatedly asked the US government lawyer what would happen to these families ...
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Trump says he's 'not looking' to restart family separation immigration policy

President also falsely claimed ‘Obama separated children’ as White House plans to remove more homeland security personnelFollow the latest in US politics – liveDonald Trump has said he will not reinstate the widely-condemned policy of separating children from parents who had illegally crossed the US-Mexico border, amid concerns over a renewed hardening of the White House’s stance on immigration. Related: Top Republican senator warns Trump to halt apparent homeland security purge Continue read...
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Top Republican senator warns Trump to halt apparent homeland security purge

Chuck Grassley urges president not to fire immigration chiefTrump ‘has to have some stability … he’s pulling the rug out’Follow the latest in US politics – live updatesA top Republican senator has warned Donald Trump to halt an apparent purge of the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security, amid forced resignations, a renewed hardening of the White House stance over immigration and accusations that the president is manufacturing a declared crisis at the US-Mexico border.The Iowa senator ...
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Nielsen's exit is another victory for Trump adviser Stephen Miller

The senior adviser and speechwriter is behind of some of the most restrictive components of Trump’s immigration agendaAs news broke of the abrupt departure of Kirstjen Nielsen, Donald Trump’s second homeland security secretary, reports swiftly followed that the move had been orchestrated by Stephen Miller, one of the administration’s sharpest anti-immigration voices.Nielsen’s resignation on Sunday, following months of speculation, cast a spotlight on the forces behind the president’s controversi...
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The booming business for smuggling people to the US: 'Everyone wins'

Families – rather than single adults – from Central America are the big growth sector as poverty, violence and Trump’s immigration policy all play a partIt’s only 7.30am but Daniel is already looking stressed. Every few minutes his mobile buzzes and he steps out of earshot to take another call from a client.A shipment is being dispatched tomorrow, and he is still learning the basics of logistics. “The business responds to the market, and right now, the boss says the market is families,” he says....
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Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as Trump homeland security secretary

Departure comes amid claims of crisis at southern borderOpinion: Climate change is pushing migrants to the USKirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary who has been the public face of some of the Trump administration’s most contentious policies, has resigned. Related: Identifying separated migrant families may take two years, US government says Continue reading...
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Kirstjen Nielsen out as Trump homeland security secretary

Departure comes amid claims of crisis at southern borderNielsen was second Trump DHS chief after Gen John KellyKirsten Nielsen, the embattled homeland security secretary who over the past year has acted as the public face of some of the Trump administration’s most contentious policies, has resigned. Related: 'Very smart people': Trump adviser defends Cain and Moore Fed picks Continue reading...
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Identifying separated migrant families may take two years, US government says

Trump administration outlines plan in response to lawsuitThousands of children were taken from their parents at borderIt could take the US government up to two years to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their parents by the authorities at the southern border, the government said in a court filing.The filing late on Friday outlined for the first time the Trump administration’s plan for identifying which family members might have been separated by assessing thousan...
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Trump says the US is 'full' on visit to US-Mexico border – video

Donald Trump has once again claimed there was a state of emergency while on a visit to the US-Mexico border in California, saying the US immigration system is 'full' and 'when it's full, there's nothing you can do about it'. The US president travelled to Calexico on Friday to view a section of the border barrier, which he described as new, even though it was a long-planned replacement for an older barrier'Our country is full': Trump claims emergency during border visit Continue reading...
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Trump arrives at US-Mexico border and repeats 'emergency' claim – as it happened

Critics call president’s visit ‘trite political theater’, while Biden under fire for joking about inappropriate touching complaintsGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 1.04am BST We’re wrapping things up over here on the best coast. My colleague Julian Borger has written about a new report that the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization here. 12.24am BST My colleagues Jon Swaine and David Smith have ano...
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'Our country is full': Trump claims emergency during border visit

President blends fact and fiction as he warns of overburdened immigration system in Calexico, CaliforniaDonald Trump once again insisted the US immigration system was overburdened and illegal border crossings must be stopped on a visit to the US-Mexico border in California.Trump traveled to Calexico, California, on Friday to view a section of the border barrier and participate in a roundtable on immigration. Continue reading...
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Trump arrives at US-Mexico border and repeats 'emergency' claim – live

Critics call president’s visit ‘trite political theater’, while Biden under fire for joking about inappropriate touching complaintsGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 9.56pm BST Trump also has attempted to draw a comparison between people seeking asylum in the US and the recently completed special counsel’s investigation, according to the AP.He said: “I look at some of these asylum people. They’re gang members. They’re not afraid of anything ... It’s a scam, it’s a ho...
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Trump arrives at US-Mexico border – live updates

Trump steps off Air Force One at southern border, while Biden under fire for joking about inappropriate touching complaintsGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 9.01pm BST 8.58pm BST While in California, Donald Trump plans to have dinner tonight at his golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, the Washington Post reports. He’ll be joined by his son Eric Trump, city council members and dozens of supporters. Continue reading...
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Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching complaints – live

Former vice-president makes joke at union event in Washington, while 20 states move to block funding for Trump’s border wallGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 6.19pm BST Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner has been ordered to register as a sex offender.A judge ruled he’ll be designated a level 1 sex offender after completing a prison sentence for sexting an underage girl, the New York Post reports. It’s the level deemed at the lowest risk of committing further crimes. 6.1...
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Twenty states move to block funding for Trump's border wall – live

Motion challenges president’s use of a national emergency to build the US-Mexico border wall without congressional approvalGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 3.24pm BST Donald Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and will hold a rival rally the night of the event, he said Friday.“The dinner is so boring, and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.Trump declares he will not atten...
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Students charged for border patrol protest speak out: 'I'm afraid to go to class'

University of Arizona students say they’ve been harassed and subjected to violent threatsTwo University of Arizona students facing criminal charges for protesting US border patrol officers said they have been “harassed” by the police, subject to violent threats and no longer feel safe going to class.In their first statement since police announced criminal charges for their non-violent demonstration, Denisse Moreno Melchor, 20, and Mariel Alexandra Bustamante, 22, told the Guardian that they felt...
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US expands ‘catch and release’ practice amid migrant surge at Mexico border

Trump has railed against the practice, but with centers overwhelmed, families are being taken hundreds of miles away and dropped off in several citiesThe latest surge of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border has pushed the Trump administration dramatically to expand a practice Donald Trump has long mocked as “catch and release”.With many immigration processing-and-holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is putting families on to buses and taking them hundreds of miles away, disgorgin...
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The US-Mexico border: two sides that are united by fear of Trump’s closure

With about $82bn in trade crossing between El Paso and Juarez yearly, businesses on both sides would suffer if the border closesIf you do what Donald Trump has never done, and walk across the Paso del Norte international bridge that connects El Paso in Texas with Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, it is like entering a hall of mirrors. Everything is the same, yet not the same.On either side of the bridge there are the same broad streets lined with shops, the same people milling around viewing wares. But t...
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