Border arrests down with help from Mexico, Latin America, says CBP chief

Agreements with Mexico and three Central American countries are increasing America’s capacity to stem the flow of illegal immigration in unprecedented ways, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday.

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Feinstein on immigration fix: ‘We have to just get to it’

As the Trump administration pressures Congress and Mexico to address the uptick in asylum-seeking families arriving at the southern border, the Senate Judiciary Committee showed a rare moment of bipartisanship in affirming a willingness to “look at many options” for a new immigration bill.

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Neglect of Syrian women, children documented in new D.C. exhibit

A new exhibit of her artwork at the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C., provides a window into the lives of Syrian women and children forced to flee their homeland. In a series of 25 paintings and two installations, Zughaib walks viewers through the conflict in which an estimated 570,000 Syrians have been killed and more than 13 million displaced since the civil war erupted in 2011.

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DHS warns of border risks as Dems slam Trump on immigration

DHS told lawmakers at a packed U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that the nation is experiencing an “unprecedented border security and humanitarian crisis.” But several Democratic senators criticized DHS for its call to prolong detention and punish immigrants in the name of deterrence.

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Democrats Announce Bill to End Trump’s Ban on Travel from Muslim Countries

Two Democrats announced they will introduce legislation repealing Trump’s travel ban. The bill would terminate the ban, prevent future laws from discriminating on the basis of religion, and curb executive power.

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