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Denver Police move during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Denver. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Illegal immigrant charged with shooting gun during Denver protests

- The Washington Times

Federal prosecutors hauled an illegal immigrant to court Monday on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm after police said they saw him pull out a handgun and shoot it in the sky, near where police and media helicopters were circling, during racial justice protests in May.

In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he tours a section of the southern border wall, in Otay Mesa, Calif., as acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Trump illegally installed top DHS officials: Government watchdog

- The Washington Times

Leading Democrats called on the top two officials at Homeland Security to step down after Congress’s watchdog ruled they were both illegally installed in their jobs, and called into question all the weighty decisions the two men have made in the months since they took office.

In this July 25, 2019 file photo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Matthew Albence appears before a Homeland Security Subcommittee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Albence to retire as head of ICE

- The Washington Times

Matthew Albence, who’s led U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the last 15 months, overseeing an agency at the center of the national immigration debate — and increasingly under attack by Democrats — will retire at the end of August.

President Donald Trump holds an image of the U.S. border wall being built between the U.S. and Mexico as he participates in a border security briefing at United States Border Patrol Yuma Station, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump signs order barring illegal immigrants from census count

- The Washington Times

President Trump signed an executive action on Tuesday to prevent illegal immigrants from being included in the 2020 census for congressional apportionment, saying the U.S. shouldn’t give political power “to people who should not be here at all.”