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President Trump says the U-S needs new laws to cut down on illegal immigration. But illegal border crossings are actually down since 2000.

Meanwhile, asylum cases are up.

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Outbeat News for Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
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• The caravan of immigrants that president Trump says threatens security at the U.S.-Mexico border is reported to include a large number of LGBTQ people seeking asylum from South American countries.

• A Texas Federal Judge ruled that Title VII includes protections for gay and transgender people because discrimination based on those identities is a form of gender discrimination.