Senate Votes to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

The Senate voted to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall funding, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in passing a resolution to reject the move. The vote is slightly symbolic, as Trump will likely veto the measure. The move divided conservatives in...
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Story of the Week: Trump to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall

President Trump agreed to sign a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown but will declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall at the southern border. Many Democrats have condemned the move as autocratic and criticized his immigration policy as ineffective...
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Story of the Week: Government Shutdown Ends as Border Wall Negotiations Continue

The longest government shutdown in history came to a close last Friday as President Trump agreed to sign a temporary spending bill while border wall negotiations continue. Some say that Trump lost the fight by caving to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who would not agree to allot $5.7 billion...
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Negotiations Stall as Government Shutdown Poised to Become Longest in History

Negotiations between President Trump and prominent Democrats stalled this week as the partial government shutdown inches closer to becoming the longest in history, with leaders still at an impasse over funding for a wall at the southern border. After giving an Oval Office address followed...
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Trump and Democrats Blame Each Other as Government Shutdown Drags On

The partial government shutdown had no end in sight on Thursday as President Trump and Democrats remained at an impasse over funding for Trump's border wall. Both sides of the aisle have depicted the shutdown as needless and preventable. Some have accused Democrats of being obstructionist...
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Tensions Heighten as Migrant Caravan Arrives at U.S.-Mexico Border

Tensions are rising at the U.S.-Mexico border with the arrival of thousands of Central American migrants claiming asylum, particularly as U.S. Border Patrol used tear gas to disperse a group who attempted to rush the fence in Tijuana, Mexico. Some have commended Trump for his dedication...
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Fact Check: What is Happening at the Border?

In the midst of recent reports that over 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents at the border, it’s been nothing short of chaos in the news cycle this week. Some say the outrage is unwarranted and has been overblown by the media, while others claim that the country...
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Family Separation at Border Sparks Outrage

The Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the border sparked outrage this past week, particularly in light of reports that children were being separated from their parents. Some on the Right point to the fact that former President Obama carried out the same tactic,...
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Fact Check: Were 1,500 Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents and Lost at the Border?

Claim: Approximately 1,500 immigrant children were lost by U.S. border security after being separated from their parents. Verdict: False Background : A story ran in the New York Times on April 26 claiming the Department of Health and Human Services "lost track" of 1,475 migrant children...
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Is President Obama over-reaching his Presidential powers? Depends on what you think about immigration.

Yesterday, I was reviewing our front page here at AllSides. Though our technology and the crowd drives much of what you see on our site, one of the things we still do manually is assign a title to our Top Story, the three headlines on the same topic from differing perspectives at the top...
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Story of the Week: Trump's Immigration Plan

On Sunday , Donald Trump said that as president he would reverse a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and apply significant restrictions to legal immigration. He rolled out several details of his immigration plan, which has been called everything from "exactly what...
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