Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Trump signs order to end family separations

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/20/18, 03:35 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon asking the Department of Defense to help house immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally, ending a nearly two-month-old policy of separating children from parents. The order also asks immigration officials to expedite prosecutions for parents, an attempt to limit the amount of time families stay in detention.

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Markets tumble after latest salvo in trade war with China

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 02:15 pm

U.S. markets tumbled Tuesday morning after the Chinese government accused U.S. President Donald Trump of launching a trade war with new tariffs announced Tuesday. Trump directed the U.S.

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Lawmakers vow to end immigrant family separations

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 11:17 am

Republicans are scrambling for a legislative fix to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the border. Current law prevents immigration officials from detaining children with their parents. Previous administrations got around that by releasing parents and children caught trying to enter the country illegally.

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