An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees

What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

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Undoing Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Mean Looking at the Fine Print

Hundreds of little-noticed but consequential revisions to the U.S. immigration system will remain in place unless President Biden’s team specifically looks for — and roots out — the changes.

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Trump and Aides Drove Family Separation at Border, Documents Say

Notes and testimony from a Justice Department official implicate President Trump and White House aides in the “zero tolerance” policy that led to family separations at the border.

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Donald Trump and Stephen Miller Might Have Free Time Soon

What will it mean if Trump is no longer president, and I’m no longer undocumented?

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Trump’s Overhaul of Immigration Is Worse Than You Think

This administration has attacked every aspect of the immigration system — and it won’t be easy to undo.

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Trump Virtually Cuts Off Refugees as He Unleashes a Tirade on Immigrants

The Trump administration said it would lower the annual cap on refugees further into rock-bottom record territory as President Trump pursues pre-election xenophobic attacks.

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Stephen Miller’s Dystopian America

Language is a tool for shaping minds, and Miller knows how to weaponize it.

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Trump Moves to End DACA

After the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump failed to present a valid rationale for ending DACA, the administration said it would conduct a “comprehensive review” of the program.

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Elaine Duke on Leading Homeland Security Under President Trump

Elaine Duke, a lifelong Republican, was acting secretary of homeland security for four months in 2017.

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Trump Suspends H-1B and Other Visas That Allow Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

The move is fiercely opposed by business leaders, who say it will block their ability to recruit critically needed workers from countries overseas.

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Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

The move is fiercely opposed by business leaders, who say it will block their ability to recruit critically needed workers from countries overseas.

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Trump Says Administration Will Try Again to End ‘Dreamers’ Program

Responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, the president said he will follow the rules set out by the justices to challenge the Obama-era program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

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Trump Says Administration Will Try Again to End DACA

Responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, the president said he will follow the rules set out by the justices to challenge the Obama-era program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

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Setback on Immigration Policy Goal Leaves Trump Fuming Over Makeup of Courts

The Supreme Court has given President Trump a new opening to rally his right-wing base by arguing that he needs another four years to stack the courts with conservative jurists.

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Trump Administration Moves to Solidify Restrictive Immigration Policies

The administration proposed a rule this week that would raise the standard of proof for migrants hoping to obtain asylum and is expected to propose additional visa restrictions.

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Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle

The military that Gen. Mark A. Milley represents is facing what could be the worst schism with the American public since the fractious Vietnam War years.

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Two White House Coronavirus Cases Raise Question of if Anyone Is Really Safe

If it is so hard to maintain a healthy environment at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, then how can businesses across the country establish a safe space for their workers?

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Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders

The president’s chief adviser on immigration, Stephen Miller, had long tried to halt migration based on public health, without success. Then came the coronavirus.

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Trump’s Temporary Halt to Immigration is Part of Broader Plan, Stephen Miller Says

“The first and most important thing is to turn off the faucet of new immigrant labor — mission accomplished,’’ Mr. Miller told conservatives allies, according to an audio recording.

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