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President Trump would like to see more expedited removals of undocumented immigrants — a way to legally circumvent immigration courts before deportation for certain undocumented immigrants, Sarah Sanders said in Monday's press briefing.

The bottom line: "Just because you don’t see a judge doesn’t mean you aren’t receiving due process," Sanders said. She added that ultimately, Trump wants a wall and better border security to avoid “all of these problems to begin with.”

"There are thousands of illegal aliens that are removed every month that don't see judges...the president's ultimate goal would be that we have actually a secure border."

Immigration next steps:

  • When asked if the Trump administration was making any changes to immigrants' due process rights, particularly in asylum-seeking situations, Sanders said that they are looking at what the administration is legally allowed to do, adding that it is ultimately up to Congress to act. "Are we walking around making up laws? No, we’re not the Obama administration.”
  • When asked whether the administration's policy of separating children was "civil," Sanders said, "It wasn’t our administration that created these laws but it is our administration’s job to enforce it."

The Red Hen restaurant fiasco:

  • Sanders led the briefing by addressing her rejection from the Virginia restaurant: "Healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important. But the calls for harassment and push for any Trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable," she said.
  • "My husband and I politely left and went home... A Hollywood actor publicly encouraged people to kidnap my children."

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Americans reflect on Independence Day amid racism reckoning

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America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.

Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 11,031,905 — Total deaths: 523,777 — Total recoveries — 5,834,337Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 2,788,395 — Total deaths: 129,306 — Total recoveries: 790,404 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: The states where face coverings are mandatory Fauci says it has been a "very disturbing week" for the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.
  5. Economy: The economy may recover just quickly enough to kill political interest in more stimulus.
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Washington Redskins to review team name amid public pressure

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The Washington Redskins have announced they will be conducting a review of the team's name after mounting pressure from the public and corporate sponsors.

Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.