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The U.S. Will Ban Laptops On 180 International Airlines Unless They Meet Mysterious New Security Rules

June 29, 2017 The U.S. announced Wednesday that it’s rolling out a set of new, largely undisclosed security measures targeting some 2,000 international flights arriving at American airports every day. The new rules will apply to 180 airlines flying out of 280 airports in 105 countries, according to senior officials at the Department...

U.S. Will Ban Laptops on 180 International Airlines Unless They Meet Mysterious New Security Rules

June 29, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. announced June 28 it’s rolling out a set of new, largely undisclosed security measures targeting some 2,000 international flights arriving at American airports every day. The new rules will apply to 180 airlines flying out of 280 airports in 105 countries, according to senior officials at the Homeland...

A US Federal Court Just Used Donald Trump’s Own Tweets to Block His Travel Ban

June 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow US president Donald Trump has learned that everything he tweets can and will be used against him in a court of law. On June 12, the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals cite a presidential tweet laced with capital letters and exclamation marks as supporting evidence for its decision to...

Analysis: Trump’s Zero-Sum View of The World is Most Dangerous When Applied to Climate Change

June 2, 2017 President Donald Trump, who fancies himself a master negotiator, walked into the White House itching to improve what he sees as a series of dismal deals struck by his predecessors. He’s already tried to apply the zero-sum negotiating tactics he honed in the New York real-estate world to the North...

The U.S. Is Arresting Undocumented Immigrants Faster Than It Can Deport Them

May 31, 2017 After the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, Mexico braced for a flood of returning citizens kicked out by the US. But Trump’s tough stance on immigration has yet to result in a spike in deportations. From February to May, the number of Mexicans the U.S. repatriated fell by 27...

The U.S. Is Arresting Undocumented Immigrants Faster Than It Can Deport Them

May 31, 2017 After the election of US president Donald Trump, Mexico braced for a flood of returning citizens kicked out by the US. But Trump’s tough stance on immigration has yet to result in a spike in deportations. From February to May, the number of Mexicans the US repatriated fell by 27%...

The Main Reason Americans Are Ditching New York And Flocking to Cowboy Land

May 11, 2017 New York may be a cultural mecca, the epicenter of global finance, and one of the world’s top fashion capitals, but it’s falling behind on a key factor that prompts people to pack their bags and move across the country: jobs. From 2010 to 2016, more Americans headed out of...

The Many and Varied Cost Estimates of Trump's Border Wall

April 25, 2017 Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border has emerged as a key topic in contentious federal budget negotiations in the US Congress. The US president had initially insisted that the spending bill, which must be passed by the end of April 28 to avoid a government shutdown, include funding...

Border Patrol Agents Are On Pace to Catch Nine Undocumented Immigrants Each in All of 2017

April 18, 2017 In just a couple of months, US president Donald Trump has slashed the workload of border patrol agents. March had the smallest number of border apprehensions since 1999, according to publicly available records. That’s probably fewer than at any time since the 1970s, according the Washington Office on Latin America,...

US Border Patrol Agents Are on Pace to Catch Nine Undocumented Immigrants Each in All of 2017

April 18, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In just a couple of months, US president Donald Trump has slashed the workload of border patrol agents. March had the smallest number of border apprehensions since 1999, according to publicly available records. That’s probably fewer than at any time since the 1970s, according the Washington Office on Latin America,...