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Document: Memorandum on Use of Force in Border Deployment

The Military Times reported on Nov. 21 that a White House memorandum had authorized the use of force by troops stationed at the U.S.-Mexico border. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly raised concerns over the constitutionality of the authorization, Politico writes.

Homeland Security

Document: Immigration Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Asylum Rule and Proclamation

Three immigrant advocacy organizations represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the president, the Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and other government agencies alleging that the Trump administration's proclamation and rule on asylum applications violates the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.

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Document: Amended Rule and Presidential Proclamation on Asylum at the Southern Border

On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.

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