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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...

An ICE Spokesman Quit Over the Trump Administration’s 'Misleading Facts'

March 13, 2018 A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says he quit over what he called “misleading facts” spread by Trump administration officials. The false information, according to the spokesman, James Schwab, is related to an ICE operation last month that targeted 1,000 undocumented immigrants in Northern California. Oakland mayor Libby...

Forget Fixing NAFTA. Give Rural Americans Broadband Internet and Clean Water

February 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow U.S. negotiators will push for a series of protectionist measures at negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement this week. These include the demand that a higher share of the parts and components in goods traded between the three countries be made in the U.S. Under the Trump rationale,...

USCIS Deleted 'Nation of Immigrants' From Its Official Mission

February 23, 2018 The U.S. should no longer be seen as a nation of immigrants, at least from the perspective of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The federal agency charged with processing immigrant visas, known as USCIS, removed the characteristic phrase from its mission statement today. The welcoming tone of the previous statement...

What Trump’s New Dreamer Proposal Means For Immigrants, By The Numbers

January 26, 2018 The Trump administration has a new plan to solve the immigration quandary that shut down the government last week. According to a proposal released Thursday by the White House, Trump is prepared to give a path to U.S. citizenship to some 1.8 million undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. All came...

The Misleading Math in the Trump Administration’s ‘Foreign Terrorists’ Report

January 18, 2018 Donald Trump has turned to data to argue for stricter immigration policies. According to a report his administration released yesterday, more than 70% of people convicted of “terrorism-related charges” from 2001 to 2016 were born outside the US. “This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot continue to...

Trump Administration Criticized for Misleading Math in Its 'Foreign Terrorists' Report

January 18, 2018 Donald Trump has turned to data to argue for stricter immigration policies. According to a report his administration released Tuesday, more than 70 percent of people convicted of “terrorism-related charges” from 2001 to 2016 were born outside the United States. “This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot...

Ambassador Resigned Because He Doesn’t Want To Work For Trump

January 12, 2018 U.S. ambassador to Panama John Feeley is stepping down from his post because he can no longer serve president Donald Trump. Feeley told the US State Department in a letter that he could no longer fulfill the foreign service oath “to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an...