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WASHINGTON | Trump limits asylum, says people must ‘come in legally’

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Friday invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. Trump is using the same powers he used to push through a version of the travel ban that was upheld … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump limits asylum, says people must ‘come in legally’

WASHINGTON | US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration says it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The measures are meant to funnel asylum seekers through official border crossings for speedy rulings, officials said, instead of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ryan, Trump at odds on birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s effort to end birthright citizenship (all times local): 2:20 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump can’t end birthright citizenship on his own. The top Republican tells WVLK radio in Kentucky, “Well you obviously cannot do that. You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ryan, Trump at odds on birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON | US goals in Afghanistan seem ever more distant after attack

WASHINGTON  — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from Thursday’s attack. Elections for the lower house of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US goals in Afghanistan seem ever more distant after attack

WASHINGTON | How it happened: Procedural vote on Kavanaugh was critical

WASHINGTON— Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination with a secret: He didn’t know how it would turn out. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader is often seen as a masterful tactician. But he was watching and waiting like the rest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | How it happened: Procedural vote on Kavanaugh was critical