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Saturday, March 24, 2018

WASHINGTON — For decades, immigration hard-liners have felt sidelined and taken for granted by Republican presidential candidates, left with dog whistles and policy crumbs. But Donald Trump’s ascent to the top of the Republican ticket has changed their fortunes. Longtime advocates for shutting the door to new immigrants now hold crucial positions in the presumptive nominee’s…

Photo: Transport trucks cross the Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge into the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 21, 2016. Picture taken March 21, 2016. REUERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez