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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 | Trump takes immigration message to Missouri in rally blitz

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking his immigration message to Missouri as he continues his campaign rally blitz leading up to the midterm elections. Trump is set to appear Thursday night in Columbia, home of the state’s largest university. It will be his second rally in an 11-stop, eight-state tour designed to boost Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump takes immigration message to Missouri in rally blitz

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 4:23 p.m. The Defense Department says it’s sending 5,200 active duty troops to “harden” the southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico. Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy tells reporters that 800 soldiers were en route on Monday and that the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

PRAGUE — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States. Mattis says details of the deployment, including the number of troops, … Continue reading PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

WASHINGTON | Mattis approves request for military help at southern border

WASHINGTON— The Pentagon on Friday approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred to help the U.S. Border Patrol as President Donald Trump seeks to transform fears about immigration and a caravan of Central American migrants into electoral gains in the midterms. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed off … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis approves request for military help at southern border

WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 or more active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’

WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

WASHINGTON | Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to borderd

WASHINGTON  — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order as early as Thursday sending 800 or more troops to the southern border to support the Border Patrol, a U.S. official said. Mattis is responding to a request from President Donald Trump, who says he’s “bringing out the military” to address what he’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to borderd