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Priscilla Alvarez Priscilla Alvarez is a fellow for National Journal. Previously she was a correspondent for USA TODAY College, where she covered a variety of topics with a focus on college students. Her work has also appeared in the Washingtonian and Leesburg Today, a community newspaper in Northern Virginia.Priscilla studied at Virginia Tech, where she also served as editor-in-chief of the student-run, daily newspaper, Collegiate Times.
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The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up—Now What?

October 29, 2017 Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump is getting a glimpse of what his border wall, which he made a cornerstone of his campaign, might look like. Over the course of 30 days, six contractors from across the country worked on eight separate prototypes. The samples, which are located in...

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up — Now What?

October 26, 2017 Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump is getting a glimpse of what his border wall, which he made a cornerstone of his campaign, might look like. Over the course of 30 days, six contractors from across the country worked on eight separate prototypes. The samples, which are located in...

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up — Now What?

October 26, 2017 Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump is getting a glimpse of what his border wall, which he made a cornerstone of his campaign, might look like. Over the course of 30 days, six contractors from across the country worked on eight separate prototypes. The samples, which are located in...

Completion of Border Wall Among Trump's Demands in Exchange for Extending DACA

October 10, 2017 On Sunday night, the White House released a list of immigration reforms that it would demand in exchange for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children. The proposal includes cuts to legal immigration, and cracking down on sanctuary cities, and—right at the...

The White House Lays Out Its Conditions for Extending DACA

October 9, 2017 On Sunday night, the White House released a list of immigration reforms that it would demand in exchange for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children. The proposal includes cuts to legal immigration, and cracking down on sanctuary cities, and—right at the...

Could Trump’s Immigration Agenda Ever Get Through Congress?

July 28, 2017 In late June, President Trump met with a dozen or so family members of Americans killed by undocumented immigrants as part of a push for two new laws targeting illegal immigration. “We’re calling on all members of Congress to honor grieving American families by passing these lifesaving measures in the...

Trump No Longer Wants to Seal Off the Entire U.S.-Mexico Border

July 14, 2017 Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border. But on Thursday, the president told reporters that he only intends to cover “anywhere from 700 to 900 miles.” “It’s a 2,000 mile border, but you don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural...

Donald Trump Jr.'s Email Exchange With Rob Goldstone

July 11, 2017 On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. released copies of his emails with Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and acquaintance of Trump Jr., arranging a meeting with a “Russian attorney” to discuss potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Below is a transcript of those emails, arranged in chronological order: On June 3,...

Trump Transition Aides Told to Save Russia Records

June 16, 2017 Members of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team were told to save materials relevant to the federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a memo obtained by Politico and The New York Times. The instruction, which came from the team’s lawyer, Kory Langhofer, details how both volunteers...

Rod Rosenstein: I Have Not Seen 'Good Cause' to Fire Robert Mueller

June 13, 2017 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Tuesday he has not seen any evidence of “good cause” to fire the special counsel handling the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian officials. Rosenstein was testifying before the Senate Appropriations...