Tag: Miller, Stephen (1985- )

Trump Bars Immigrants Who Cross Border Illegally From Seeking Asylum

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced new immigration rules on Thursday that give President Trump vast new authority to deny asylum to virtually any migrant who crosses the border illegally, invoking national security powers meant to protect the United States against threats from abroad. Officials declined to say who will […]

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White House Weighs Another Reduction in Refugees Admitted to U.S.

But throughout its history, the refugee program has been seen instead as a component of American foreign policy. It has allowed the military to protect translators in Iraq who have risked their lives to work for American forces, for instance, as well as others who have aided United States missions around the world. Resettlement of […]

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Activist Confrontations With Trump Officials Divide Democrats

WASHINGTON — For more than two years, Democrats have struggled with how aggressively to confront Donald J. Trump, a political opponent unlike any other: Should they attack him over his hard-line policies; his inflammatory, norm-breaking conduct; or some combination of both? In recent days, as institutional Democrats wring their hands, those deliberations have started to […]

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How Did We Get to the Savagery of ‘Tender Age’ Shelters?

But the D.H.S.’s own numbers suggest otherwise. The rate of adults apprehended with kids fraudulently posing as family rose from just 0.1 to 0.6 percent of all cases of accompanied minors snagged at the border between 2017 and the first five months of this year. All but a minuscule fraction of kids crossing with adults […]

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Two Immigration Hard-Liners Who Went From the Fringe to the Center

WASHINGTON — Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller spent years on the political fringe in the nation’s capital as high-decibel immigration hard-liners, always warning about the dangers of open borders but rarely in a position to affect law or policy. Now, Mr. Sessions, the attorney general and former senator from Alabama, and Mr. Miller, the president’s […]

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How Trump Diverged From Other Presidents and Embraced a Policy of Separating Migrant Families

“I was pissed, and still am,” said Ben Johnson, the executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “I thought that he had a shocking disregard for due process.” Before long, the Obama administration would face legal challenges, and be forced to stop detaining families indefinitely. A federal judge in Washington ordered the administration in […]

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