The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in July 2018.
President Trump has opened the White House doors to extremism, not only consulting with hate groups on policies that erode our country’s civil rights protections but enabling the infiltration of extremist ideas into the administration’s rhetoric and agenda.
Once relegated to the fringes, the radical right now has a toehold in the White House.
Groups and individuals referenced in the list below are not associated with hate groups and extremist ideology unless indicated by a hate group profile.
Trump administration creates new office to investigate so-called "citizenship fraud."
Trump admininistration instructs ICE agents to give detained parents a form with two options: to leave the country with their children or leave the country without them.
President Trump, again, calls U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas."
President Trump calls U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters "low IQ individual."
Reports emerge that the U.S. Army is discharging immigrant recruits who had been on the path to citizenship.
Defense contractor discovered to have been holding migrant children in office buildings.
President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal judge rejects Trump administration's request to detain migrant children long term.
Trump administration misses deadline to reunite migrant children with parents.
DOJ tells a federal judge it may have mistakenly separated a father and toddler who could both be U.S. citizens for as long as a year.
President Trump pardons two Oregon ranchers who inspired antigovernment extremists to occupy a federal wildlife refuge for 41 days.
DHS tells detained migrant parents they must pay for their own DNA tests to be reunited with their children.
DHS tells officers to reject asylum claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence and to consider whether a migrant crossed the border illegally in order to potentially reject even legitimate fears of persecution.
Trump administration says "America's war on poverty is over and largely a success" in seeking to justify a new poilcy of work requirements for Medicaid.
President Trump echoes white nationalist talking point in saying that immigration has "changed the fabric of Europe ... and I don’t mean that in a positive way."
The Trump administration says in a court filing that 463 parents of migrant children are no longer present in the U.S.
AG Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to Turning Point USA's High School Leadership summit, a right-wing nonprofit organization supported by the so-called "alt-right."
DOJ instructs U.S. attorneys' offices not to use the term "undocumented" immigrants and instead refer to someone without papers as "an illegal alien."
Government data released showing Trump administration intentionally prosecuted migrants traveling with children rather than those traveling alone.
Reports emerge that DHS may have neglected to give as many as three-quarters of all migrant parents removed from the U.S. a choice about leaving their children behind.
Federal judge requires the Trump administration turn over a list of all migrant parents it deems "ineligible" for reunification with their children.
President Trump threatens to shut down the federal government if Democrats don't agree to sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system and to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A group of 36 people representing all five of the countries affected by the Muslim travel ban sue the Trump administration, asking the administration to explain how it grants waivers.
AG Jeff Sessions announces DOJ is creating a so-called "religious liberty task force."