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Trump Takes Aim At Immigration ‘Loopholes’

President Trump has been particularly vocal on immigration recently. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

“The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!”

President Trump delivered a signature, strangely capitalized tweet early this morning, indicating that he’s ready to double down on immigration, a theme he has hammered on Twitter over the last few days.

Seemingly coming to grips with the face that the recently passed government spending bill contained hardly any funding for his long-promised border wall, the president has recently said that a compromise on protections for Dreamers is “dead,” and blaming the Democrats for “open borders, drugs and crime.”

Whether this is more sound and fury signifying nothing or an indication that he is willing to use executive and Congressional powers to achieve his aims, remains to be seen, but many anxious eyes and ears will be focused on the White House in the coming days.

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Villanova Are Champions Again 

The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats are national champions in men’s college basketball for the second time in three years, beating No. 3 seed Michigan 79 – 62.

CNN reports, “The Wildcats’ recipe for success: Don’t be shy about shooting the basketball, especially from deep. That strategy overall has paid dividends: It’s the best offensive team head coach Jay Wright — now with two titles — has had.”

Villanova, who were a heavy favorite, won all six of their NCAA tournament games by double digits. This is also their third championship title in the school’s history.

Today in a Tweet 

Partying through the night at Villanova

Teen Gets Accepted to 20 Top Tier Colleges

Houston teen Michael Brown has recently shocked himself and the world by getting accepted to all 8 Ivy League Colleges and 12 other top tier colleges. But that isn’t all: Brown earned a full ride to all of them.

These colleges demanded everything from their applicants, and Brown certainly had it all: a GPA well over a perfect 4.0, a near perfect SAT and ACT score, club extracurriculars and internship experience.

Get more jealous by reading Nicole Masaki’s report for CMN. 

Last But Not Least: Get Schooled by T-Pain, at Wiscansin University

“Wiscansin University: We ignore what matters most and focus on having the most fun. Join our community of students, faculty, alumni, and those who’ve never actually enrolled but hang out on campus anyways.”

If that sounds like the school for you, T-Pain is taking applicants.

He has revealed he’s created his own school: Wiscansin University, in the fictitious town of Wiscansin, Wisconsin.

Erin Whitten has everything you need to know about Wiscansin in her CMN report. 


Today’s Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia KolenkoErin WhittenNicole Masaki, and the CMN Staff. It’s April 3rd, have you started freaking out about graduation yet? 

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