Sunday shows - Amash, immigration dominate

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe Memo: Fears of violence grow amid Trump race storm Top Missouri newspaper condemns GOP's 'shameful silence' on Trump's 'racism' Amash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' MORE (Mich.) on Sunday sat down for his first interviews since announcing last week that he was leaving the Republican Party.

Immigration also was a key focus on the weekly political shows.

The Hill's full coverage follows.

Amash not ruling out presidential run
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE who left the GOP last week, said Sunday he's not ruling out a presidential run. 

Amash told Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperMcConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch The Memo: Fears of violence grow amid Trump race storm Jake Tapper on Trump's rhetoric: 'No more dog whistles, just naked racism' MORE on CNN's "State of the Union" he would consider running as an independent. 
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Amash responds to Trump: Congress is elected to defend the Constitution, not 'one person'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who last week announced that he was leaving the Republican Party, responded to President Trump's criticism, saying on Sunday that representatives are elected to defend the Constitution, not Trump.
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Amash says Pelosi is making a 'moral' and 'strategic' mistake on impeachment
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash said on Sunday that he believes Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump telling aides to look at potential spending cuts if he wins reelection: report Budget talks between White House, Pelosi spill into weekend Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony MORE (D-Calif.) is making a mistake by not calling for impeachment proceedings to begin on President Trump. 
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'High-level' Republicans privately thanked me for supporting Trump impeachment, Amash says
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who announced last week that he was leaving the GOP to become an independent, said Sunday that "high-level" Republican officials have thanked him for his support of impeachment against President Trump.
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White House actions on immigration coming in 'next few months,' Cuccinelli says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Sunday that the Trump administration is exploring potential actions it can take on immigration and asylum policies in the coming months without Congress.
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Cuccinelli: Critics of detention conditions 'complaining about the numbers they're attracting'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday blamed critics of the Trump administration’s immigration policies for conditions at border detention facilities, saying that they had created the conditions.
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McAleenan denies 'unsubstantiated' allegations of inadequate food, water for children at border stations
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday pushed back against what he called "unsubstantiated" allegations of children living without adequate food, water or sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. 
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Democratic senator: White House has 'used cruelty to children' as a tool of immigration policy
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocrats pledge to fight Trump detention policy during trip to border Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Senate Democrats skipping Pence's border trip MORE (D-Del.) on Sunday blasted the Trump administration’s handling of immigration, accusing the White House of using “cruelty to children” to affect policy changes.
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Tlaib defends vote against funding for 'broken' border system
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden compares Trump to George Wallace Padma Lakshmi on Trump's handling of 'send her back' chant: 'It's Charlottesville 2.0' Trump defends response to rally chant: I did not 'lead people on' MORE (D-Mich.) on Sunday defended her decision to vote against a $4.5 billion border funding bill, saying she didn't want to throw more money at a "broken system."
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Cuccinelli: 'I do think' citizenship question will be on 2020 census
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Sunday that he believes a citizenship question would be on the 2020 census, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling against its inclusion last week.
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Hurd: 'I shouldn't be the only African-American Republican in the House'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdAl Green says impeachment is 'only solution' to Trump's rhetoric Trump primary challenger Bill Weld responds to rally chants: 'We are in a fight for the soul of the GOP' Democratic strategist on Trump tweets: 'He's feeding this fear and hate' MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday said the Republican Party needs to start reflecting the population to keep control of Texas, and compete across the nation. 
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Bennet on strong economic numbers: 'There are two economies' in US
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage The Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash MORE (Colo.), a Democratic White House hopeful, on Sunday acknowledged the strong economy under President Trump, but cautioned that “there are two economies” in the United States.
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Moulton knocks Trump for lack of military service
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonStanley McChrystal endorses Moulton for president 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally 2020 Democratic candidates rip Trump remarks at campaign rally MORE (D-Mass.) a combat veteran and 2020 presidential candidate, hit President Trump on Sunday over holding a military-focused "Salute to America" event on July 4 despite never having served himself.
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Merkley on delaying endorsement: 'We have a different set of cards this time'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyDems open to killing filibuster in next Congress Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations Senate Democrat releasing book on Trump admin's treatment of migrants at border MORE (D-Ore.) on Sunday defended his decision to delay endorsing a 2020 presidential candidate, after backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard arrives in Puerto Rico to 'show support' amid street protests Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall Sanders unveils plan to guarantee the 'right to a secure retirement' MORE (I-Vt.) in the senator's 2016 bid for the White House.
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Peter King: Improper behavior by FBI officials 'going to come out'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said in a new interview that the Trump administration would uncover wrongdoing at the highest levels by the FBI and CIA when the Justice Department completes its review into the early stages of the investigation into the Trump campaign.
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