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There Is No Historical Precedent for the Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed Against Trump

September 6, 2018 After Woodrow Wilson had a stroke in 1919, members of Congress raised concerns about his ability to serve as U.S. president. Nearly seven decades later, the same questions were privately posed by White House staffers about a reportedly aloof Ronald Reagan at the end of his second term. But until...

Puerto Rico’s Official Study On Hurricane Maria Deaths Puts Toll At 2,975

August 28, 2018 Despite an official count of just 64 deaths, Puerto Ricans have long insisted that hundreds died as a result of Hurricane Maria. Today, they got official confirmation. A study commissioned by the island’s government found that 2,975 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last...

Fewer People Want U.S. Citizenship But The Line Keeps Getting Longer

July 31, 2018 Fewer immigrants are queuing up to become U.S. citizens, but that doesn’t mean the line is getting any shorter. The number of naturalization applications fell by more than 70,000 in the first three months of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to data from U.S. Citizen and...

U.S Officials Must Now Say 'Illegal Aliens,' Not 'Undocumented Immigrants'

July 25, 2018 The U.S. Department of Justice wants U.S. attorneys offices to stop referring to immigrants as “undocumented,” the term that media and immigrant advocates have increasingly used to refer to people who are in the country illegally. The department now wants government lawyers to use “illegal alien,” according to an email...

'Utter Depravity:' Read a Homeland Security Department Adviser’s Fiery Resignation Letter

July 24, 2018 A prominent advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Elizabeth Holtzman, quit her position last week in protest of Donald Trump’s immigration policies. In her resignation letter, dated July 16, she says that agency head Kirstjen Nielsen should really be the one stepping down, instead. “Under your administration and that...

The U.S. Decided To Keep 46 Kids Under Five Separated From Their Families. Here’s Why

July 12, 2018 The Trump administration said today that it has reunited 57 of the 103 children under five years old who were separated from their parents. It also announced that 46 would not be immediately returned to their families. A federal court had ordered the government to return all kids under five...

The $36-a-Day Alternative To Jailing Immigrant Families Favored By Obama

June 25, 2018 Donald Trump has said he has no option but to lock up immigrant families to enforce immigration law. That’s a revision of his previous claim that he had no option but to separate kids from their parents. But there is an alternative that is cheaper than either of those options—and...

Some Of The 2,300 Separated Children Are Filed Under The Wrong Name

June 22, 2018 Donald Trump has aborted his controversial family separation policy, but now immigrant advocates are struggling to track down the parents of the 2,300 immigrant kids already in federal custody. Government records are reportedly missing vital identifying information, such as name and age. The Department of Homeland Security officials who took...

Analysis: Nielsen Says It’s The Law To Detain Asylum Seekers. It’s Not, According To These Rules

June 19, 2018 Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has repeatedly said the Trump administration is required by law to detain and prosecute all immigrants entering the US illegally. She therefore has no choice, she says, but to separate parents and children during detention. But that’s not actually true—in fact, detaining asylum-seekers goes against...

Audio: A 6-Year-Old Migrant Girl Tries To Navigate The U.S. Detention System On Her Own

June 19, 2018 Critics have called the Trump administration’s practice of separating children and parents intercepted at the border “inhumane,” “cruel,” and “immoral” on principle. A recording from a children’s detention facility shows what it sounds like in practice. Inconsolable children calling for their parents can be heard in the audio obtained by...