Evan Wilt

Evan is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Washington, D.C.

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Immigrants sue over temporary protections

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/13/18, 12:06 pm

WASHINGTON—Immigrants from four countries sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end their temporary protected status. Lawyers filed the suit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of nine immigrants and five children from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Thousands of immigrants from those countries fled to the United States, where they have lived and raised their families for years, after their homes were ravaged by natural disaster or war. U.S.

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GOP defends House seat in Pennsylvania

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/13/18, 10:35 am

A special election Tuesday in western Pennsylvania will test whether Republicans can retain a previously safe congressional seat. Voters will choose between Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old Marine and former prosecutor, and Republican Rick Saccone, a veteran of the Pennsylvania statehouse. The election is for the seat previously held by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., who abruptly resigned in October amid sexual misconduct allegations. Murphy easily won reelection in 2016, and President Donald Trump won the district by 20 percentage points.

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Flake attempts to block Trump tariffs

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/13/18, 10:24 am

WASHINGTON—Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Monday introduced legislation to nullify President Donald Trump’s new import tariffs on steel and aluminum. “If we enter a trade war, we risk reversing those gains we have made,” said the senator, who is retiring at the end of his term. “We in Congress simply can’t be complicit as this administration courts economic disaster in this fashion.” Flake, a frequent critic of Trump, pleaded with his colleagues on the Senate floor to support his bill that would strip the president of his ability to impose the taxes without congressional approval.

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