Sunday shows - Amash, immigration dominate

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashSanders co-chair: Greenwald charges could cause 'chilling effect on journalism across the world' Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall 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 TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE who left the GOP last week, said Sunday he's not ruling out a presidential run. 

Amash told Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperSteyer says 'grassroots organizing' in Nevada, South Carolina got him on debate stage Pentagon chief says he 'didn't see' intelligence suggesting Iran planned to attack four US embassies Ex-White House press, military officials call on Grisham to restart regular briefings 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now 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 CoonsWhat to watch for on Day 2 of Senate impeachment trial Broad, bipartisan rebuke for proposal to pull troops from Africa Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover-up,' 'national disgrace' 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 TlaibDemocrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders 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 HurdHouse Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts Hurd says Democrats, media are being manipulated by Iran Bottom Line 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 BennetWarren ad claims Trump fears her most Sanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans 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 MoultonOvernight Defense: Iran crisis eases as Trump says Tehran 'standing down' | Dems unconvinced on evidence behind Soleimani strike | House sets Thursday vote on Iran war powers Congress reacts to US assassination of Iranian general Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far 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 MerkleyEnvironmentalists, Oregon senators oppose DOT increasing transport of natural gas by rail Senate Democrat says he is concerned intelligence community is 'bending' Soleimani presentations Democrats conflicted over how to limit Trump's war powers MORE (D-Ore.) on Sunday defended his decision to delay endorsing a 2020 presidential candidate, after backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' 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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