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Soldiers from the 541st Sapper Company headed to the southern U.S. border prepare to board an air transport plane on Tuesday in Ft. Knox, Ky. Airman 1st Class Daniel Hernande/U.S. Department of Defense hide caption

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A house is surrounded by flood water in Lumberton, N.C., on Monday. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Florence Death Toll Rises To 32 As Rivers Continue To Flood In N.C. And S.C.

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Jacob Harrelson and his wife, Beth, install protective plywood on a local business in anticipation of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Wednesday. Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR hide caption

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Florence Making Landfall On Carolina Coast, Bringing Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

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Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment built near the Tornillo Port of Entry in June in Tornillo, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Ericka Ames, center, of Nicaragua recites the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Miami. The backlog of citizenship applications has increased dramatically under the Trump administration. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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The Wait To Become A U.S. Citizen Lengthens

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Migrant Teens Restrained But Not Abused, Virginia Report Finds

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Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), gay activists and others demonstrate outside the U.S. District Court 9th Circuit in Pasadena, Calif., in May. The Trump administration has been trying to convince courts that it is justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Immigration Debate Shifts To Texas Judge Who Blocked 2015 DACA Expansion

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