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  • Congress fails to reach deal on ending federal shutdown, pushes vote to Monday

    Congress fails to reach deal on ending federal shutdown, pushes vote to Monday

    Congress failed to reach a deal late Sunday to end the federal shutdown, ensuring a third day of disruptions and delays in scores of federal agencies, after Senate leaders could not agree to a bipartisan proposal to reopen the government for the start of the workweek. Talks are expected to resume...

  • Government begins shutting down as Congress races to agree on short-term spending bill

    Government begins shutting down as Congress races to agree on short-term spending bill

    The federal government began shutting down early Saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end the congressional deadlock over a spending bill before a midnight deadline. Intensive talks on the Senate floor, even after the deadline passed, broke down without agreement....

  • High anxiety for immigrants as Trump, California do battle over sweeps, sanctuary

    High anxiety for immigrants as Trump, California do battle over sweeps, sanctuary

    Standing near a 7-Eleven in Boyle Heights on Thursday morning, Roberto Pedraza hawked tamales and cups of champurrado, the Mexican hot drink, out of insulated jugs stationed on top of plastic crates. He knew the store chain had been a recent target of immigration raids. Federal agents last week...

  • For some immigrants, a wrenching dilemma: Stay or leave?

    For some immigrants, a wrenching dilemma: Stay or leave?

    When the Trump administration decided to end protected status for people from El Salvador, Hector Soriano faced a wrenching decision and a big gamble. In the 17 years since he gained protection from deportation — giving him the right to work legally in the U.S. — Soriano established a successful...

  • Supreme Court will decide on Trump's travel ban

    Supreme Court will decide on Trump's travel ban

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether President Trump has the legal power to bar tens of thousands of visitors and immigrants from several mostly Muslim nations from entering this country. The court’s ruling could be one of its most significant pronouncements on the chief executive’s...

  • Trump complains about allowing immigrants from 'shithole' countries

    Trump complains about allowing immigrants from 'shithole' countries

    As he rejected a bipartisan compromise to resolve the standoff over so-called Dreamers, President Trump asked participants in an Oval Office meeting Thursday why the United States should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, according to two people...

  • Federal agents sweep nearly 100 7-Eleven stores in immigration investigation

    Federal agents sweep nearly 100 7-Eleven stores in immigration investigation

    Federal immigration agents targeted nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the nation for audits and inspections Wednesday, including several locations in Los Angeles, as the Trump administration ramps up workplace raids to punish employers hiring people who are in the country illegally. A total of...

  • San Diego border crossings overwhelmed by asylum seekers: 'We can’t give up'

    San Diego border crossings overwhelmed by asylum seekers: 'We can’t give up'

    So many people fleeing persecution in their home countries have asked for help in San Ysidro in recent weeks that federal officials have not been able to process all of them, leaving some stranded and running out of money while they wait in Tijuana. U.S. border officials are trying to work through...

  • Could Texas' Big Bend be the border's weakest link? Smuggling of drugs and immigrants is on the rise

    Could Texas' Big Bend be the border's weakest link? Smuggling of drugs and immigrants is on the rise

    Two Border Patrol agents bent to study the sandy dirt like animal trackers — what they call “cutting for sign.” They didn’t have to look far. Just yards from the Rio Grande, Agent Lee Smith pointed to footprints and scraps of carpet. Smugglers tie carpet to their shoes in hopes of covering their...

  • In hopes of getting around federal law, immigrants seek governors' pardons to block deportation

    In hopes of getting around federal law, immigrants seek governors' pardons to block deportation

    The two Cambodian refugees living in Northern California had been convicted of crimes years ago and, under the Trump administration’s more aggressive immigration enforcement policies, those offenses had placed them on a path toward deportation. But on Saturday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the pardons...

  • Federal judge partially lifts Trump travel ban on refugees

    Federal judge partially lifts Trump travel ban on refugees

    A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States. U.S. District Judge James Robart heard...

  • 9th Circuit says Trump's third travel ban is illegal

    9th Circuit says Trump's third travel ban is illegal

    A federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday that President Trump’s latest travel ban violates the law, but the ruling will not take effect until the Supreme Court reviews a likely appeal. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Trump had exceeded his authority in...

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