President Donald Trump visits calexico President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif., with U.S. Border Patrol Chief El Centro Sector Gloria Chavez on April 5, 2019. (Mani Albrecht/CBP)

Trump Is Again Considering Dramatic Action on Immigration: Here’s Why

Several months ago, President Donald Trump shut down the federal government in a bid to get Congress to approve a border wall, then declared an emergency when he didn’t get funding. Now, there are signs that he is again considering taking dramatic steps to force the immigration issue.

In recent days, Trump has floated everything from closing the border with Mexico to getting rid of immigration judges to reportedly advising border agents to defy the law and simply deny asylum seekers their legal rights.

On Sunday, he fired Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who defended his controversial family separation policy but also at times clashed with him when she argued his other ideas on immigration were not within the law. Other Homeland Security officials may also be fired soon, according to reports.

Read more at TIME

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