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Supreme Court Allows Trump Admin. Asylum Restriction to Proceed

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President Donald Trump scored a major legal victory on immigration on Wednesday as the Supreme Court gave him the go-ahead to proceed with a new policy barring asylum for migrants who pass through another country en route to the U.S. The high court order allows the policy, which is expected to drastically reduce asylum granted to Central American migrants, to be implemented across the U.S.-Mexico border as the court challenge over its legality plays out.

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El Salvador to Send Hundreds of Police to Border

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El Salvador’s government will deploy at least 800 police to its borders with Honduras and Guatemala in a bid to thwart U.S.-bound migrants, officials said on Wednesday. A government statement said the deployment is set to begin on Thursday at La Hachadura, a border crossing with Guatemala near the Pacific coast and where hundreds of Salvadoran migrants have previously attempted to cross as part of large caravans.

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Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Admin. Asylum Rules Placed on Hold Again

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A California federal judge's attempt to issue a nationwide injunction on the Trump administration's new asylum restrictions was blocked for a second time late Tuesday night. It's the latest move in a case that has bounced around between the lower courts and comes as the Supreme Court considers an emergency request from the Justice Department asking the Court to weigh in.

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Philip Ruckers Create Suckers

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  by  Andrew Good
Beltway-gossip isn't the concern to NumbersUSA, but our Media Standards Program continues to fret over the ongoing transformation of journalism from a gritty pursuit of fact-gathering to the promotion of preferred narratives. This devolution has resulted in a loss of the public trust.

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Denver-area ICE Detention Facility Treats Illegal Aliens Humanely and Respectfully

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tour the ICE detention facility in Aurora, Colo., owned and operated by The GEO Group. This facility has been at the center of the immigration-enforcement debate ever since protesters replaced the facility's American flag with a Mexican flag and defaced a Blue Lives Matter flag earlier this summer. Here's what I saw . . .

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The Greatest Threat to Wildlife in General and Endangered Species in Particular Is Not Donald Trump's New Rules

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  by  Leon Kolankiewicz
Around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, when there were 130 million fewer Americans than at present, environmental scientists, activists and even politicians were outspoken and unequivocal on the threat posed by a growing U.S. population. Yet neither the Trump administration nor its harshest environmentalist detractors are willing to recognize or resolve the greatest threat to all wildlife in the United States: large-scale habitat loss from incessant U.S. population growth.

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Top Asylum Official Reassigned to Virginia Processing Center

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The top asylum official at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be reassigned, according to five current and former DHS officials, as reported by Politico. According to the sources, the official, Asylum Division Chief John Lafferty, will become deputy director of the Potomac Service Center in Arlington, Va., beginning Sept. 10, which many may see as a demotion.

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How Much Nature Should America Keep?

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  by  Jeremy Beck
We lose a football field worth of nature every 30 seconds in the United States. We add an NFL football stadium worth of people every ten days. You don't have to be an environmental scientist or demographer to see the connection. Even with our efforts to reduce our individual footprints, our collective feet are stomping out the natural world beneath us.

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