Julia Edwards Ainsley, The National Memo

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Past articles by Julia:

Under New Immigration Guidelines, 'Dreamers' Are Safe

Although any immigrant in the country illegally could be deported, the Department of Homeland Security will prioritize those deemed as posing a threat. → Read More

Trump Team Drafts Plan To Raise Asylum Bar, Speed Deportations

The administration's plan is to leave wide discretion to asylum officers by allowing them to determine which applications have a "significant possibility" of being approved. → Read More

Trump Border 'Wall' To Cost $21.6 Billion, Take 3.5 Years To Build

The estimated price-tag is much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Paul Ryan. → Read More

U.S. Moves To Resume Admitting Refugees As Trump Fights Order

The State Department will again admit refugees, including Syrians, after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration temporary ban on refugee admissions. → Read More

Amid Massive Protests, Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Yates

Sally Yates said late on Monday that the Justice Department would not defend Trump's executive order against court challenges. Hours later she was fired. → Read More

Trump Orders Building Of Mexico Border Wall, Targets 'Sanctuary' Cities

"I believe the steps we will take starting right now will improve the safety in our countries. A nation without borders is not a nation," Trump said. → Read More

Trump Will Likely Face Legal Challenges For Temporary Ban On Refugees

Legal arguments could claim the executive orders discriminate against a particular religion, which would be unconstitutional. → Read More

Executive Actions Ready To Go As Trump Prepares To Take Office

Aides said Trump would not wait to wield one of the most powerful tools of his office, the presidential pen, to sign several executive actions on day one. → Read More

DOJ Investigating FBI Decisions In Clinton Email Probe

A U.S. government watchdog said it would examine whether the FBI followed proper procedures in its probe of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. → Read More

Sessions Takes On Racism Charges, Favors Special Prosecutor For Any Clinton Probe

Sessions was responding to questions at a sometimes rowdy Senate confirmation hearing, the first in a series of hearings this week for Trump's Cabinet nominees. → Read More

Immigration Takes Center Stage As Senate Confronts Trump Nominees

Immigration and domestic security will likely dominate two Senate hearings on Tuesday as lawmakers begin several days of questioning Trump's Cabinet nominees. → Read More

Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction. → Read More

Trump Administration Has Broad Power To Implement Immigration Policies

The easiest immigration promise for Trump to fulfill is his vow to reverse Obama's executive orders like DACA, which could be done with the stroke of a pen. → Read More

Conservatives Have Concerns About Sessions As Trump's Attorney General

Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist and Trump critic, said on Twitter, "Jeff Sessions, considered too racist to be a judge in the 80's, is Trump's AG." → Read More