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Parsing the President's Words

After his address Saturday offering a compromise to end the partial government shutdown, the best thing the president could have done was stand pat, say nothing, and allow the details of the proposal speak for themselves. But that often isn't the president's way.
Topics: Politics

Breaking Down TRAC's Surprising Asylum Stats

Representation was up, but so were denials

The actual reasons behind the increase in asylum denials is not clear from the TRAC report. But increased resources, efforts by DOJ to speed removal cases, and a shift in focus from the prior administration to the present one likely had a significant effect.
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