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Trump set to issue orders on border wall, immigration crackdown

President Donald Trump plans to sign a sweeping set of immigration-related executive actions on Wednesday jumpstarting a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border by directing federal funds for construction, tripling the number of immigration enforcement agents and increasing the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff by 5,000, according to an administration official and others familiar with the directive.

Another order will specify a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for people from Syria and six other Middle East countries.  Read more.


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