Refuge-Seekers Suffer a US Bait & Switch

Julio Lopez and his family faced a decision when they reached the U.S. border to seek asylum: cross illegally or follow government instructions to stay in Mexico, even if it meant waiting for months. The Salvadoran family waited to make their case, only to find out the Trump administration is no longer allowing in people like them.

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DOJ Tells Texas Court it Should Not Judge Merits of Trump’s Border Declaration

Lawyers for the Trump administration told a federal judge in Texas Thursday that the nation’s lawmakers, not its courts, should determine whether or not the president’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border constitutes an abuse of power, as critics have alleged in multiple lawsuits playing out across the country.

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