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Border Control

  1. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  2. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  3. Even a Healthy McCain Couldn’t Broker a Good Immigration Deal in the Trump EraMcCain’s vision of comprehensive immigration reform is missed in Washington, but wouldn’t prevail in this Congress.
  4. The Dispute Dividing the GOP in the Debate Over ImmigrationSenate Republicans are resisting the House–Trump effort to force restrictions in legal immigration into a deal with Democrats. But maybe not for long.
  5. Nobody Seems to Know What Trump’s ‘Big Beautiful Wall’ Would Look LikeYears after Trump started talking about a border wall, congressional negotiators trying to cut a spending deal still aren’t sure how it’s defined.
  6. Democrats Abandon Threats to Shut Down Government to Protect DreamersAfter some saber-rattling, congressional Democratic leaders have decided to pursue Dreamer protections through bipartisan negotiations.
  7. John Kelly Is No-Nonsense. Can He Run an All-Nonsense White House?Donald Trump likes having generals around, and he really likes John Kelly. But can a Marine “run” a White House whose boss loves chaos above all?
  8. Mothers and Children Would Be Ripped Apart Under Reported DHS ProposalThe proposal, which is reportedly under consideration, seeks to deter women from illegally crossing the border with their children.
  9. Administration Rattles Sabers at Undocumented ImmigrantsMaybe the plan is to deport millions, or frighten the undocumented into self-deporting. Either way, a big shift in immigration policy is underway.