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Director of the U.S. Secret Service Randolph Alles speaks at the Justice Department last year. The White House announced on Monday that Alles will be replaced. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., walks to a bipartisan negotiation meeting Monday over securing the U.S. Southern border and keeping the U.S. government from shutting down. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was tapped to give the Spanish language response to the president's State of the Union address by top congressional Democratic leaders. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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A steel barrier runs along the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. Bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill are discussing what kind of physical barriers are needed and how much Congress should spend to address national security issues at the Southwest border. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Border Security Talks Begin On Capitol Hill With Signs of Narrow Bipartisan Deal

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A Border Patrol officer inside his vehicle guards the fence near San Diego across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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Troops To Be Deployed To Border To Build And Upgrade 160 Miles Of Fencing

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Migrants run as tear gas is thrown by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to the Mexican side of the border fence after they climbed the fence to get to San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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U.S. Agents Fire Tear Gas At Migrants Trying To Cross Mexico Border

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A new report released by the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog found that doctors were not properly vetted, putting immigrants and U.S. citizens at risk. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Trump in January 2018. On Friday, a federal judge ruled the administration has not provided adequate justification for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Folders full of immigration paperwork line the shelves of Faisal Alhashadi's office in New York City. An immigration specialist who works in the Bronx, Alhashadi has been advocating on behalf of Yemeni nationals visiting and living in the U.S. Melissa Bunni Elian for NPR hide caption

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People demonstrate in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, demanding an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents. On Friday, the Justice Department said in a court filing that "the government will not separate families but detain families together during the pendency of immigration proceedings." Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration is using the tent facility to house immigrant children separated from their parents. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A border patrol car drives past the old border wall just east of Borderfield State Park where construction is set to begin on approximately 14.5 miles of new fencing on June 4 in San Ysidro, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

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An ethernet cable connects a router device inside a communications room at an office in London on May 15, 2017. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sounding The Alarm About A New Russian Cyber Threat

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle is seen from Mexico while patrolling the border between the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua state, on April 7. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco has resigned, citing disagreements over how to cast the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who warned against immigration raids last month. The raids prompted a rally outside the ICE office in San Francisco. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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