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  • ICE moves to silence detention center volunteer visitors

    ICE moves to silence detention center volunteer visitors

    Immigration officials stopped allowing a volunteer group to visit people at a San Diego detention facility unless its members agreed not to talk with the news media or other groups about conditions inside. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that members of SOLACE, or Souls Offering Loving...

  • Marking a shift, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff may be up for grabs

    Marking a shift, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff may be up for grabs

    On Tuesday, voters will decide who should take over one of the most powerful law enforcement jobs in the nation, in a contest that few may even realize appears on the crowded Los Angeles County ballot. The race for sheriff could be historic. It pits the establishment incumbent against a lesser-funded...

  • Can Trump stop asylum seekers?

    Can Trump stop asylum seekers?

    President Trump is poised to issue an executive order next week aimed at stopping a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants crossing Mexico toward the United States, many with plans to claim asylum. In a speech Thursday, Trump provided few specifics about the order but vowed to prevent...

  • Trump weaponizes immigration frenzy with killings, but crime data aren't on his side

    Trump weaponizes immigration frenzy with killings, but crime data aren't on his side

    They have been touted as the faces of illegal immigration, chilling examples of murderous men. The remorseless cop-killer who smirked and swaggered in court. The gang member who shot a high school football star in the head. The homeless man who sent a bullet into the back of a young woman strolling...

  • Trump thrives on polarization, but this time it may hurt him

    Trump thrives on polarization, but this time it may hurt him

    Like the hedgehog in the ancient epigram, President Trump in politics knows only one big thing, but he knows it very well — how to polarize. Trump won the presidency in 2016, beating the odds, by polarizing voters at every opportunity, from his first official campaign statement about Mexican rapists...

  • Is Trump's constant campaign helping his party? It depends where you look

    Is Trump's constant campaign helping his party? It depends where you look

    At President Trump’s rally in Florida on Wednesday night, the state’s Republican candidate for the Senate, Gov. Rick Scott, took the stage to thank the president for his help in recovering from a pair of hurricanes, avoiding Trump’s more divisive actions. Trump didn’t take the hint, however, and...

  • How Trump has used three horrific California slaying cases to demonize immigrants

    How Trump has used three horrific California slaying cases to demonize immigrants

    From the time President Trump stepped onto the campaign trail more than two years ago he’s pointed to three high-profile California slaying cases to highlight the dangers of what he contends is the country’s broken immigration system. Like his invocation of the gang MS-13 and focus on the migrant...

  • Border Patrol prepares for the arrival of both U.S. troops and migrant caravan

    Border Patrol prepares for the arrival of both U.S. troops and migrant caravan

    Here in the Border Patrol’s busiest region, agents and military officials are preparing for the arrival in coming days and weeks of 800 U.S. troops and an immigrant caravan of thousands. An emergency operations center has been activated at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rio Grande Valley headquarters...

  • Asylum seekers turned away from border bridges ahead of caravan

    Asylum seekers turned away from border bridges ahead of caravan

    Migrants arriving at the U.S. border to seek asylum are routinely subjected to tactics that immigration rights advocates say are designed to drive them away in violation of their rights under federal law. The tactics include forcing them to wait at the border indefinitely or sending them back into...

  • Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border

    Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border

    The Trump administration ordered 5,200 additional troops to the Southwest border Monday, more than doubling the military presence there and widening the Pentagon’s role in domestic policing operations. The move is in response to a caravan of Central American migrants who may seek to enter the United...

  • ICE is speeding up release of migrating families despite tough rhetoric

    ICE is speeding up release of migrating families despite tough rhetoric

    The federal government has begun shifting the burden of managing an influx of immigrant families on the border to local organizations and cities across the Southwest border. President Trump is reportedly contemplating a ban on asylum seekers on the Southwest border, and he has railed against the...

  • As caravan of Central American immigrants heads north, Trump warns of cutting aid to Honduras

    As caravan of Central American immigrants heads north, Trump warns of cutting aid to Honduras

    A caravan of Central American immigrants traveling northbound in buses and on foot on Tuesday provoked the ire of President Trump, who threatened to cut off U.S. aid to Honduras if the group was not stopped. Trump said via Twitter that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez had been warned about...

  • Immigration sweeps by ICE hit Southern California

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 84 people across San Diego County in a large-scale enforcement operation over the past two weeks. ICE reported similar enforcement efforts across the country. ICE officers arrested 150 people around Los Angeles, 98 people in North Texas and...

  • A promise Trump can't keep? His window to 'build the wall' is closing

    A promise Trump can't keep? His window to 'build the wall' is closing

    President Trump’s “big beautiful wall” along the nearly 2,000-mile southern border — the defining promise of his campaign and now his presidency — took a quiet yet potentially fatal hit Friday when he signed a government funding bill with a small fraction of the $25 billion he has asked for. The...

  • Settlement reached in family separation cases: More than 1,000 rejected asylum seekers to get second chance if court approves

    Settlement reached in family separation cases: More than 1,000 rejected asylum seekers to get second chance if court approves

    As many as 1,000 asylum seekers whose claims were heard and rejected by the government under traumatic circumstances of family separation will get a second chance under an agreement announced late Wednesday. While the government did not agree to return parents already removed from the country,...

  • In response to Trump policies, some Californians open their homes to asylum seekers

    In response to Trump policies, some Californians open their homes to asylum seekers

    When it comes to fighting the Trump administration’s immigration policies, California has two “resistances.” There’s the official one, conducted by politicians, that includes the state’s landmark “sanctuary” law. Then there’s the unofficial resistance, which includes people like Ann and Kent Moriarty....

  • Swedish far-right is on the rise in national elections

    Swedish far-right is on the rise in national elections

    Sweden has long been seen as the model of an open, liberal country with low crime and a strong social welfare system. But a campaign dominated by immigration and law-and-order issues has helped propel the far-right Sweden Democrats to new electoral heights: Nearly 1 in 5 Swedish voters backed the...

  • Today: 'You’re Gonna Get Confirmed'

    Today: 'You’re Gonna Get Confirmed'

    The hard part in the Senate hearing for President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee appears to be over. TOP STORIES ‘You’re Gonna Get Confirmed’ Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, had some advice 20 years ago for a judicial aspirant seeking Senate confirmation:...

  • Trump administration to circumvent court limits on detention of child migrants

    Trump administration to circumvent court limits on detention of child migrants

    The Trump administration said Thursday it is preparing to circumvent limits on the government's ability to hold minors in immigration jails by withdrawing from the Flores Settlement Agreement, the federal consent decree that has shaped detention standards for underage migrants since 1997. The maneuver...

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