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Priscilla Alvarez Priscilla Alvarez is an assistant editor at The Atlantic. Previously she was a fellow at National Journal and a correspondent for USA TODAY College, where she covered a variety of topics with a focus on college students.
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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...

Will Texas's Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities Hurt Law Enforcement?

June 6, 2017 The Trump administration’s plan to crack down on “sanctuary cities,” jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration agents, is exacerbating longstanding tensions with some local governments and the federal government over immigration enforcement, while also prompting others to alter their policies. In February, Miami-Dade County voted to end the county’s...

FBI Director Has No Regrets About His Fateful 2016 Decision

May 3, 2017 FBI Director James Comey has no regrets about the agency’s handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server just days before the presidential election. “It was a hard choice, I still believe in retrospect the right choice, as painful as it’s been,” Comey told...

The Trump Administration Sketches a Border-Fence Plan

May 3, 2017 Mick Mulvaney, the president’s budget director, said on Tuesday that the administration will replace segments of chain-link fencing with a 20-foot-tall steel fence along the southern border, despite Congress refusal to fund the president’s border wall in its spending bill. Trump, for his part, has claimed that the administration is...

People Are Calling In to a New 'Criminal Alien' Hotline With Reports of Extraterrestrials

April 27, 2017 The term “alien” is used in legal contexts to denote those present in the United States who aren’t citizens. But some callers are using a new hotline launched on Wednesday for victims of crimes committed by aliens to report that they’ve been victimized by extraterrestrials. On Wednesday, the Trump administration...

Trump's Border Barrier Hits a Wall

April 7, 2017 Pamela Taylor’s home in Brownsville, Texas, sits in between the Rio Grande and the current border fence. Taylor, 88, voted for Donald Trump. But now, she faces the possibility that the man she voted for could take her land through eminent domain. “As far as we’re concerned, the fence is...