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Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious use of...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Can GOP fix immigration amid border crisis

Jun. 21, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

While President Donald Trump boasts about signing an executive order that he says fixes the problem he created by forcibly separating more than 2,300 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, House GOP leaders were working to get reluctant party members on board to resolve broader immigration issues...

House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

Jun. 21, 2018 4:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border. President Donald Trump's sudden executive action over the...

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Jun. 21, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy made sense...

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Jun. 21, 2018 12:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious use of...

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Jun. 21, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in trade...

Dems unleash kitchen-sink strategy on immigration

Jun. 21, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the White House struggles to move past another self-imposed crisis, Democrats are fighting to ensure this one isn't quickly forgotten. Fiery Democratic leaders from Vermont to New Jersey to Texas met President Donald Trump's executive order to stop dividing immigrant families with deep...

#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

Jun. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey. But the one-time presidential nominee and now candidate for Senate did cheer enthusiastically at a donkey basketball game, campaigning on the ground in Utah like a homegrown hero — even though he grew up somewhere else. What he isn't doing...

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

Jun. 20, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won't be immediately reunited...

Face scans for international travelers at Florida airport

Jun. 20, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some...