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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

Trump Administration Remarks on U.S. Immigration Policy : April 4 and 6, and June 18 and 20, 2018
Trump Administration Remarks on U.S. Immigration Policy
Heather Kerrigan

Illegal immigration into the United States, most commonly measured by the number apprehended at a U.S. border, has been on a downward trend during the past decade. By 2017, arrests of illegal border crossers had reached a forty-six-year low. However, following an uptick in illegal border crossings in the southwest at the start of 2018, the Trump administration took action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. This included the implementation of controversial policies that resulted in migrant children being separated from their parents at the border and placed in detention ...

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