Julian Castro Proposes Immigration System Overhaul

Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro grabbed hold Tuesday of the uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border with his own plan to fix the nation’s immigration system, calling for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and an end to laws established under Republican presidencies.

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House Dems Grill Homeland Security Boss on Border Crisis

Ahead of a Senate vote next week to reject President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen held firm amid tough questions from Democrats and told lawmakers during a tense hearing Wednesday the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is real.

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Panel Hears Claims of Unfair Trials for Separated Families

Separating children from their parents at the border can easily be seen as a constitutional issue, a Fifth Circuit judge said Tuesday during a hearing about five children who were separated from their parents “indefinitely” after the parents were charged with misdemeanor offenses for crossing into the U.S. illegally.

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