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    Trump Stokes Immigration Fears as Troops Arrive at Border

    “Consider it a rifle.” That’s how President Donald Trump says he told U.S. soldiers to respond to any rock-throwing asylum-seekers at the Mexican border as he ramps up anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. While experts have questioned the legality of Trump’s recent pledges to detain migrants in tent cities, deny them asylum and repeal birthright citizenship, the president has stood firm: “Oh, this is totally legal,” he said. The first 100 active-duty soldiers — of the 15,000 Trump promised — arrived at the border Thursday.

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