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President Donald Trump walks towards the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, April 15, 2019. Trump is heading to Minnesota for a tax day event. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump admin. officials consider new penalty for visa overstays: Report

- Associated Press

Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Trump’s growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign.

Migrants walk along a highway as a new caravan of several hundred people sets off in hopes of reaching the distant United States, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, shortly after dawn Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Parents who gathered at the bus station with their children to join the caravan say they can't support their families with what they can earn in Honduras and are seeking better opportunities. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

New migrant caravan sets out in Honduras

- Associated Press

Hundreds of Honduran migrants, many carrying young children, set out in a caravan for that country’s border with Guatemala on Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States.

In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Sen. Chuck Grassley warns Trump against additional DHS shakeups

- The Washington Times

Sen. Charles E. Grassley warned President Trump Monday against firing additional leaders within the Department of Homeland Security — following the departures of outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secret Service Director Randolph D. “Tex” Alles, and rumors that Lee Francis Cissna, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, might be next.

Volunteers help immigrants from Central America seeking asylum move to a makeshift resource center, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in downtown San Antonio. The surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice it has long mocked as "catch and release." (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Judge orders feds to give asylum seekers chance to make bail

- The Washington Times

A federal judge on Friday ordered the federal government to either quickly bring asylum seekers to a judge to argue for bail or else release the migrants outright, in a ruling that deals another blow to President Trump’s attempts to crack down on the border crisis.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2019. Trump says he will close the nation's southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration. In a tweet, Trump ramped up his repeated threat to close the border by saying he will do it next week unless Mexico takes action. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

Trump says Mexico on the hook for border success

- The Washington Times

President Trump took to Twitter Friday to explain his new plan for tackling illegal immigration, saying either Mexico finds a way to stop the illegal cross-border traffic or else it will face economic consequences.

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner in Washington, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump doubles down on border closure threat

- The Washington Times

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on his ultimatum that he will “close” the border unless Congress acts, brushing aside advice from his own team at the White House, from business groups and from members of Congress that it would be an economic catastrophe.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019, as they return from Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump considering naming an ‘immigration czar’

- Associated Press

As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions.