Leigh Jones

Leigh is acting managing editor for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate who spent six years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD. Leigh also co-wrote Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope, and Resurrection in the Face of One of America's Largest Hurricanes. She resides with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas.

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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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Trump orders Pentagon to create Space Force

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 08:47 am

President Donald Trump appeared to surprise Defense Department officials Monday with his request for a sixth branch of the U.S. military: the Space Force. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” the president said during remarks at the White House.

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Will anger over family separations spur immigration fix?

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/18/18, 12:03 pm

Opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents mounted over the weekend, uniting the president’s supporters and critics. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse and one of President Donald Trump’s most high-profile evangelical supporters, called the policy “disgraceful.” Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy “cruel” and “immoral” in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

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