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Trump’s asylum order already challenged in court

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/09/18, 05:25 pm

UPDATE: The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco against President Donald Trump’s order limiting asylum claims to immigrants who come to the country legally. The lawsuit claims the new rules violate the law and put families in danger. As expected, the legal challenge asks the judge to stop the new rules from going into effect while the lawsuit is pending.

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Lawyers question possible jurors for ‘El Chapo’

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/07/18, 10:46 am

Jury selection is ongoing in New York this week for the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious alleged drug lords. Guzman is accused of a violent reign of terror as head of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel. Last year, Mexico extradited Guzman to the United States, where he faces 17 criminal counts, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit murder. He faces a possible life sentence in a U.S. prison.

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Trump proposes asylum policy shift

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/02/18, 01:06 pm

President Donald Trump wants to bar people who enter the United States illegally from receiving political asylum, the latest in a string of White House policy moves to tighten control of the U.S. border with Mexico. U.S. immigration laws allow migrants to seek asylum at or between border crossings, but the president proposes limiting it to official crossing points. He also proposed erecting massive tents to accommodate the overflow of migrants from detention centers.

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