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April 2019
  • “President Trump’s purge of the nation’s top homeland security officials is a sign that he is preparing to unleash an even fiercer assault on immigration, including a possible return of his controversial decision last summer to separate migrant children from their parents, current and former administration officials said (April 8).” – The New York Times, April 9, 2019
    • “The Trump administration plans to aggressively push for tougher screening of asylum seekers that will make it vastly more difficult for migrants fleeing persecution in their home countries from winning protection in the United States, a senior administration official told reporters (April 9).” – The New York Times, April 10, 2019
    • “Up to 2,700 children in Central America will be allowed to reunite with their parents living under protected status in the US, a court has ruled.” – BBC News, April 13, 2019
  • “More than six months after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed (on) a new deal to govern more than $1 trillion in regional trade, the chances of the countries ratifying the pact this year are receding.” – Reuters, April 7, 2019
  • “The Trump administration is opening the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution,” Associated Press reported April 17. “Word of the move prompted stern responses from Canada and Europe, which have vowed to protect their businesses from lawsuits.”
  • “British authorities arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (April 11) in response to a U.S. extradition request, and a U.S. federal court unsealed an indictment charging him with a single count of conspiracy to disclose classified information that could be used to injure the United States. Assange was taken into custody by British police after Ecuador rescinded his asylum at its embassy in London, ending a standoff that lasted nearly seven years.” – The Washington Post, April 11, 2019
  • Alan García, “former president of Peru died (April 17) after shooting himself in the head when the authorities tried to arrest him in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin American history.” – The New York Times, April 18, 2019
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