Executive Order

WASHINGTON | Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities; is it legal?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration. “This is an invasion,” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities; is it legal?

WASHINGTON | Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could go as high as 15,000 as he draws a hard line on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections. With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s contests, Trump has rushed a series of immigration declarations, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke: Trump stoking nation’s worst pre-election impulses

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke suggested Tuesday night that President Donald Trump floated the idea of using an executive order to end birthright U.S. citizenship to sway next week’s midterm elections, saying the White House wants to play on the country’s “worst impulses.” A three-term congressman from El Paso, O’Rourke is … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke: Trump stoking nation’s worst pre-election impulses

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence discusses changing birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s effort to end birthright citizenship (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says potentially changing birthright citizenship is part of the Trump administration’s broad look at U.S. laws that draw people into the country illegally. Pence said Tuesday the administration is looking at action that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence discusses changing birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: White House has debated birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s effort to end birthright citizenship (all times local): 9:35 a.m. A person familiar with internal White House debate says the topic of birthright citizenship has come up various times over at least the last year. President Donald Trump tells “Axios on HBO” he wants to end birthright … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: White House has debated birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump mischaracterized the plight of children who were taken from parents at the Mexico border and what’s known about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election investigation in his wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press. A look at his comments on those subjects Tuesday: IMMIGRATION TRUMP: “We have the worst laws in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe

PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

PARIS — President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling — and Russia says it couldn’t care less. Trump’s executive order this week authorizing sanctions on foreigners who mess with American elections could herald new headaches for Moscow, after extensive accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But Russian … Continue reading PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

WASHINGTON | Trump to ease retirement regulations with executive order

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to make it easier for small businesses to group together to provide their workers with retirement plans. The White House says Trump will direct the Labor and Treasury departments to issue regulations to help businesses join together to offer Association Retirement Plans. Administration … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to ease retirement regulations with executive order