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Trump denounces anti-Semitic threats as 'horrible' after facing criticism


ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism Tuesday after facing criticism that he has not come out strongly enough against recent threats directed at U.S. Jewish centers."The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," Trump remarked after touring the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History a

White House says mass deportation not goal of immigration memos despite fears am


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- New memos unveiled by the Trump administration Tuesday outline a sweeping plan to detain and deport certain undocumented immigrants as well as add more than 15,000 immigration, border patrol and customs agents, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer said mass deportation is not the goal.One of the memos -- signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly -- says that the agency will "no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potent

How H.R. McMaster's military rank could affect his role as national security adv


ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The naming of Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to be President Trump's new National Security Adviser has raised some questions about how an active duty officer can serve in the job.But, it has been done before. McMaster will be the fourth active duty military officer to serve in the role as National Security Adviser.There are some challenges that an Army three star general could face in the role, while remaining on active duty.ABC News looks at some of the potential

Trump denounces anti-Semitic threats as 'horrible'


ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism Tuesday after facing criticism that he has not come out strongly enough against recent threats directed at U.S. Jewish centers."The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," Trump remarked after touring the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History a

New immigration memos announce more than 15,000 new hires


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Homeland Security released two new memos Tuesday morning about immigration enforcement, including the hiring of more than 15,000 new employees.The memos note that when it comes to deportations, the DHS will continue to prioritize criminal aliens who pose a public safety risk, but DHS employees will still enforce the law as it pertains to undocumented immigrants who are encountered through the normal course of enforcement actions.For instance, an