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Trump Administration Considering Even Lower Refugee Limits

President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday. Trump, who has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office, is now weighing limiting even further the number of refugees allowed into the country in the next fiscal year. But as is often the case with the Trump administration, Cabinet officials are divided as they weigh the costs and potential security risks associated with the program. Lowest in modern…

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California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. Asked about the lawsuit at an appearance in San Diego, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he expects to prevail in legal challenges to the wall – one of the president’s key campaign pledges. “The United States government has the control of that border and a responsibility … Read the referenced story here:…

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Trump Administration in ‘Full-court’ Diplomatic Press at UN

For an administration that came to office nine months ago with precious little foreign policy experience, President Donald Trump and his team are making a remarkable splash at this week’s United Nations General Assembly gathering.   From his headline-grabbing barbs pointed at North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, to his four-day marathon of meetings with world leaders, Trump — with his blunt, some would say simplistic style — is pushing for diplomatic breakthroughs that have evaded even the most seasoned statesmen. Sitting alongside Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday, he talked hopefully…

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California Sues Trump Administration to Prevent Border Wall

California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing it’s overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The suit filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, makes arguments similar to those made in a lawsuit brought last week by advocacy groups. Both lawsuits aim to stop design, planning and construction of the wall. The cases are particularly focused on halting the construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and the replacement of barriers…

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