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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...

Trump Can Hold Immigrant Kids In Military Facilities — If He Turns Them Into Shelters

May 22, 2018 The Trump administration is reportedly looking into holding undocumented immigrant children in military facilities. That’s because the number of unaccompanied minors illegally in the U.S., which the federal government is required to house, is set to grow. The Department of Homeland Security is rolling out a mandate to prosecute everyone...

Some California Cities Are Siding With Trump on Immigration

May 17, 2018 Donald Trump held a public bashing session of California’s sanctuary policies on Wednesday. The guests of honor were several elected officials from California, who, like Trump, oppose a state law that limits cooperation with federal authorities in the interest of protecting undocumented immigrants. During a live webcast of the roundtable...

The Legal Logic Behind Trump’s Decision To Separate Immigrant Children From Parents

May 14, 2018 The Trump administration said this week it’s prosecuting every immigrant caught entering the U.S. illegally, a policy that will likely result in the separation of children from their parents while their legal cases unfurl. Critics have denounced it as a particularly cruel and mean-spirited tactic. It appears to be motivated...

U.S. Immigration Lawyers Are Shifting Focus To Prosecute People Who’ve Lived In The U.S. Longest

April 27, 2018 Trump administration officials have said any person in the US illegally should look over their shoulder. But data show the risk is greater for immigrants who have been in the U.S. for longer—at least when it comes to being prosecuted in immigration court. The number of cases filed by the...

Democrats Just Filed a Lawsuit Accusing the Trump Campaign of Helping Russia Disrupt the 2016 Election

April 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Democratic party is suing Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign over what they are calling a “brazen attack on American Democracy.” The lawsuit, filed by the Democratic National Committee on Friday in federal court, lays out the opposition party’s version of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. According...

The Military Budget Shows Just How Deep Donald Trump is Getting Into Syria

April 11, 2018 Donald Trump warned Russia that U.S. missiles to Syria “will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” in a tweet Wednesday morning. The threat is a response to a reported chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma, which was held by the rebel forces. At least 40 people...

The US Military Budget Shows Just How Deep Donald Trump is Getting Into Syria

April 11, 2018 Donald Trump warned Russia that US missiles to Syria “will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” in a tweet Wednesday morning. The threat is a response to a reported chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma, which was held by the rebel forces. At least 40 people...

The U.S. Just Found a New Way to Delay Visa Applications

April 2, 2018 Would-be-travelers to the U.S. beware: The line for a U.S. visa could soon be getting a lot longer. The State Department on Friday proposed to include extra questions about social-media use in visa applications. It wants applicants for immigrant and non-immigrant visas to submit their social-media handles from the previous...

6 of the 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Counties Are in Texas

March 23, 2018 Texas’s population is booming. Out of the 10 fastest-growing US counties in 2017, six are in the Lone Star state, according U.S. Census data released Thursday. The growth is pooling around urban counties that host the state’s largest cities—Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Tarrant counties in the Dallas area; Harris, home...