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Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Immigration Separated Families

Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months.

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782,...


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'Lies just big enough to stick' are all too familiar to George Takei, who was interned

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. George Takei never thought he would have to say the words “at least during the internment. . .” When he was five years old, Takei and his family were sent to a racetrack and forced to live in a horse stall. They were among 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent who...


Government

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it’s uncertain...


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Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Commerce Secretary Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...


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APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Immigration Toddlers Detained

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Crying children fill 'tender age' shelters

Immigration Holding Facility

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny because of the forced separation of more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents. Democrats and some Republicans are urging an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments:...


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No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Immigration Separating Families

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally...


Government

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

UN Haley

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had...


Government

The Latest: Protesters interrupt homeland secretary's dinner

Trump Immigration Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 6:15 a.m. About a dozen protesters heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the Trump administration’s immigration policy as she ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington. The protesters entered MXDC...


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Congress wants DeVos to investigate Chinese research partnerships on American campuses

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The White House and Congress are at odds over whether to save Chinese telecom giant ZTE, which has been accused of threatening U.S. national security. But that’s not the only Chinese company in lawmakers’ sights. Huawei, another Chinese “national champion” technology...


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