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Mic Daily: Mexico requests investigation into US use of tear gas at the border

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Mexico requests the US conduct “exhaustive investigation” into use of tear gas at border

While Mexico’s Foreign Ministry has continued to stress a "focus on shared responsibility” in handling the immigration crisis, Trump has called upon Mexico to bear the lion’s share of the burden.
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Mic Daily: Mexico now denies deal with US on immigration

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Mexico’s incoming administration now denies deal with US on immigration

After the 'Washington Post' reported that the Trump administration had cut a deal with the incoming Mexican government on immigration, Mexico unambiguously denied such an agreement ever existed.

Immigration issues raise odds of a government shutdown in lame-duck session

With Democrats assuming control of the House soon, this looks like Trump’s last best chance to secure funding for the physical border structure.

Today in Trump’s America: US fires tear gas at migrants, including children and toddlers

United States officials launched tear gas at members of the migrant caravan — including toddlers — who had made it to the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego.

Meet the teacher who traveled through 9 countries and worked as a stripper trying to reach the US

This story is part of Mic Dispatch’s three-part series on immigration in Central America.

The spicy, precious Hatch chile is coveted around the world — but its future is in jeopardy

Immigration law, weather changes and counterfeiting are just a few of the chile pepper's obstacles.

How an Iraqi refugee and a Trump supporter became unlikely friends — and changed each other’s minds

Maggie Anderson supported President Donald Trump and his stance on Muslim refugees — until she met an Iraqi refugee named Bnyad Sharif.

7-Eleven may be outing its undocumented workers to ICE

7-Eleven has investigated its own stores through the use of hidden cameras, secret listening devices and surveillance trucks disguised as plumbing vehicles.

Anthony Bourdain was a fierce advocate for immigrants — and we could really use his voice right now

Without Bourdain to champion the rights of those who need it most, who's going to step up in this critical time?

A local North Carolina race could reinstate an ICE program that targets Latinos

The 287(g) program ended in Alamance County after the Obama administration in 2012 sued the county for its discriminatory practices "motivated by the sheriff’s prejudices against Latinos."

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about the caravan

Here are five stories you might have missed this week.

Ben and Jerry’s new “Pecan Resist” flavor takes direct aim at Trump administration

An anti-Trump ice cream is fudgy and filled with nuts.

Trump cannot end birthright citizenship, a constitutional right, by executive order — period

It shouldn’t have to be said, but here we are: No, President Donald Trump cannot end birthright citizenship by executive order.

Here are the major Trump investigations Democrats could launch if they retake the House

From Russia to Stormy Daniels, Republicans have largely helped Trump weather his scandals. That could change if Democrats take the House in November's midterms.

How malasada, a Portuguese sugar donut, became Hawaii’s favorite dessert

Tourists and locals alike line up for malasadas, which often come coated in powdered sugar.

This Week in Politics: Trump goes on last-minute rally blitz as midterm campaigns enter final days

The midterms will enter their final push this week, while the Trump administration and Supreme Court potentially make major announcements on immigration and climate change.

Kirstjen Nielsen says Trump admin will consider “every possible action” to keep out migrant caravan

"My general message to this caravan is do not come," Nielsen said Sunday. "You will not be allowed in."

Half of Latinos in the US say their lives have worsened in 2018 — and many blame Donald Trump

Two-thirds of Latinos said the president’s policies have been harmful to Hispanics.

Andrew Zimmern: When government fails immigrants, the restaurant industry has to protect them

Zimmern said that the hospitality industry is particularly special because it "disproportionately [affords immigrants] a success story and a path to that American dream.”

Trump administration will reportedly send troops to the US-Mexico border

Trump has threatened to use the military to "close" America's southern border over a migrant caravan.

Trump admits he has “no proof” to back up his racist migrant caravan claims

The president had claimed in a tweet Monday that "unknown Middle Easterners" are among the thousands of migrants marching toward the U.S. border in search of asylum.

Trump administration sued for disregarding environment to build border wall, for third time

The groups claim the Texas border wall will post "significant negative threats" to the local environment.

Trump threatens to send US military to Mexico border in fiery immigration rant

Trump also lashed out at the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and again falsely claimed that Democrats "want Open Borders."

Beto O’Rourke champions racial justice on path to become first Democrat to win Texas in 24 years

If nothing about the recent killings of unarmed black men disturbs you, O'Rourke told 'Mic,' "then something’s wrong with your leadership and representation."

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Kanye West

Here are five stories you might have missed this week.

Trump administration violated Constitution in tying funding to immigration, federal judge states

The judge highlighted the Trump administration's "lack of evidence" to back up their claim that sanctuary policies make communities less safe.

How Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to save California from Trump on his way out the door

Brown passed legislation on criminal justice reform and the #MeToo movement — but also vetoed bills concerning abortion, mandatory arbitration and expanding immigrants' rights.

Patricia Okoumou, who scaled the Statue of Liberty, was denied trial by jury

Okoumou, who heads to trial in December, said her act opened up the eyes of those who may have been ignoring Trump's family separation policy.