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DEMS/ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The perilous conditions migrants coming to the US face captured renewed attention from Democrats running for president on Wednesday [6-26-19], hours before 10 candidates take the stage for the party’s first debate in Miami. The publication of the tragic image of a drowned Salvadoran man and his young daughter, face down in the Rio Grande, after they attempted to enter the United States, led to condemnations from candidates of President Donald Trump’s policies that have made it more difficult for those fleeing violence in Central America to seek asylum at ports of entry. The candidates also rushed to visit a detention center in Homestead, where unaccompanied migrant children are being held. Campaigns expected the first Democratic debate to include some focus on immigration, given the event will be held in South Florida. But the shocking imagery and visits to Homestead have turned the campaign’s spotlight to immigration, an issue that animated Trump’s campaign and united Democrats in a chorus of condemnation of the administration’s policies.”

Dan Merica, Gregory Krieg and Eric Bradner, “Immigration fight heats up before Democratic debate as candidates attack Trump over drowning photo,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, June 26, 2019 2:03 pm

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