Nationwide protests against 'zero tolerance' illegal immigration policy
Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them.
06/24/2018 - 03:45 PM
Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin America
Ivanka Trump said she agrees with liberals and conservatives who think it’s important to help encourage stability and spark economic growth throughout Central America and South America — as the United States is engaged in a passionate debate over immigration policy.
06/24/2018 - 01:24 PM
President Trump's empathy-free week
This week in Trump’s America, the White House struggled to answer a simple question: Don't you have any empathy?
06/22/2018 - 05:19 PM
From the 'Northern Triangle' to the Rio Grande: Violence, poverty and disasters drive migration
The majority of families crossing the southwestern U.S. border are from the Northern Triangle of Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — and many are fleeing violence and poverty.
06/22/2018 - 04:59 PM
A judge in California, the daughter of immigrants, will rule on Trump’s family detention policy
U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee will rule on Attorney General Jeff Sessions's motion in federal court requesting “limited emergency exemptions” to the longstanding rules governing the detention of immigrant children apprehended at the border that essentially seeks the court’s blessing to suspend compliance with a settlement that limits where ICE can detain immigrants younger than 18 — and for how long.
06/22/2018 - 10:41 AM
With DACA phasing out, college graduates like Edder Martinez face an uncertain future
Mexico-born Edder Martinez, 27, who crossed the border with his mother when he was 5 years old and recently graduated from college, is just one of many in the U.S. affected by the DACA phase-out.
06/22/2018 - 10:31 AM
Key Democrat: Trump advisers 'lied through their teeth' when testifying about Russia contacts
A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone and an associate “lied through their teeth” when they testified before his panel and they both should be investigated for perjury. Swalwell focused on recent revelations that, at Caputo’s instigation, Stone met during the 2016 campaign in Florida with a Russian immigrant and sometime FBI informant named Henry Greenberg who offered “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
06/22/2018 - 08:03 AM
Virginia detention facility for young migrants received over $4.6 million in government grants after abuse allegations
The federal government continued to provide million-dollar grants to a juvenile detention center in Virginia to hold child migrants even after a lawsuit was filed against the facility alleging the young immigrants there were subjected to “brutal, inhumane conditions.”
06/21/2018 - 06:29 PM
Unfiltered: 'The activism that started Pride is being left behind.'
On the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall riots a group of activists are fighting for better representation of the LGBTQ community within the NYC Pride festivities.
06/21/2018 - 04:24 PM
Melania Trump makes surprise visit to migrant child facility in Texas
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady’s stop at Upbring New Hope Children’s Center came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families.
06/21/2018 - 03:11 PM
Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held
Despite a federal policy change that will affect the detention of new families caught illegally entering the country, children who’ve already been separated from their parents will remain so.
06/21/2018 - 02:19 PM
Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separation
The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.
06/21/2018 - 01:41 PM
Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations
Democrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.
06/21/2018 - 12:06 PM
The women who marched on World Refugee Day
Hundreds of New Yorkers from immigrant communities and other activists staged a march and rally in observance of World Refugee Day on Wednesday. Many of the protesters were women.
06/21/2018 - 10:54 AM
Immigration rally in N.Y.C. to mark World Refugee Day
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.
06/21/2018 - 09:05 AM
Indiana’s Joe Donnelly shows up and does his job. But is that enough to win in the age of Trump?
Joe Donnelly got lucky in his first Senate campaign, when his opponent self-destructed. Now he’s up for reelection as a Democrat in a conservative state, running on his record as a nonbombastic, competent bipartisan legislator. Can that work in the age of Trump?
06/21/2018 - 05:00 AM
We've heard from the first ladies. Where are their husbands?
If this isn’t a time for the five living ex-presidents to put basic American values above the tradition of not criticizing their successors, then what would such a moment look like?
06/21/2018 - 05:00 AM
Trump signs order to 'address' separations, but it won't change the situation for children in shelters now
The White House isn't saying how many children have already been taken from their families or when they will be reunited with their parents
06/20/2018 - 05:41 PM
Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016
Michael Daniel, Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.
06/20/2018 - 04:49 PM
Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization test
White House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump’s harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.
06/20/2018 - 04:34 PM
Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'
Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.
06/20/2018 - 03:17 PM
Bush A.G. Alberto Gonzales: 'Parents should be with their children'
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under George W. Bush, says he isn’t surprised by the “kind of tragedy” happening at the U.S. border, where President Trump's administration has been separating children from their families when they illegally cross it.
06/20/2018 - 02:12 PM
The dominance game, as played by dictators and other animals
If you’ve been wondering what makes Kim Jong Un such a successful dictator, here’s one hint: When he speaks at a meeting, his officials sit up and pay attention. The other way, evidently preferred by Kim, is to make an example of subordinates who fall asleep at meetings or official functions by shooting at them with antiaircraft guns. Unconfirmed but widely cited reports said that was how the career of North Korea’s defense minister ended in 2015.
06/20/2018 - 01:49 PM
Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother
President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
06/20/2018 - 11:46 AM
Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections
Automated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this year’s midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.
06/20/2018 - 05:00 AM
Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear
President Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.
06/19/2018 - 10:43 PM
Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy
President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.
06/19/2018 - 10:31 PM
How to help separated families on the border
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
06/19/2018 - 05:41 PM
Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'
Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trump’s new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.
06/19/2018 - 05:11 PM
Patrolling the border, where immigrants wait to be caught
Photojournalist Sergio Flores recounts his day with U.S. Border Patrol near McAllen, Texas.
06/19/2018 - 03:13 PM
Trump: 'You have to take the children away'
President Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has no choice but to separate children from parents who cross the U.S. border illegally — before essentially admitting it does.
06/19/2018 - 02:44 PM
In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake
It’s a week before an election, and the firebrand candidate takes the podium to speak to a small, private crowd of loyal supporters. Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, Erdoğan’s stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoğan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites.
06/19/2018 - 12:11 PM
He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant children
Jake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said it’s troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.
06/19/2018 - 11:52 AM
Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of separating families at border, but most Republicans support it
Two out of three Americans disapprove of the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when families illegally cross the southern U.S. border, two new national polls show. But the majority of Republicans support it.
06/19/2018 - 11:12 AM
Ecstasy-assisted psychotherapy is bringing peace to people with PTSD
South Carolina firefighter Ed Thompson says his life was saved after undergoing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD from his job. Researchers are starting phase three clinical trials this summer to get FDA approval for the legal prescription of MDMA for inpatient therapy.
06/19/2018 - 06:00 AM
Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.
06/18/2018 - 09:22 PM
Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we do
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was “offensive” to imply that the administration had a “policy” of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration.
06/18/2018 - 09:02 PM
Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny
Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.
06/18/2018 - 07:56 PM
Crying for 'Mami' and 'Papá' at a Border Patrol detention center
ProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying “‘Mami’ and ‘Papá’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."
06/18/2018 - 05:23 PM
Rubio campaign manager: The GOP no longer has an 'ideological compass'
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party’s drift.
06/18/2018 - 03:18 PM
Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.
06/18/2018 - 02:48 PM
‘It’s disgraceful’: Some Trump supporters condemn family separations at border
Several of President Trump’s supporters have been speaking out against the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the U.S. border illegally.
06/18/2018 - 01:02 PM
Trump: 'The United States will not be a migrant camp'
President Trump on Monday again tried to shift blame for his administration’s controversial policy of separating immigrant families at the border to Democrats.
06/18/2018 - 11:27 AM
Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in Spain
More than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.
06/17/2018 - 02:07 PM
Rudy Giuliani wants Mueller's 'almost illegal and unethical probe' to be investigated
Rudy Giuliani called for an investigation into Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. elections and potential links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.
06/17/2018 - 12:37 PM
Rescue ship Aquarius docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey at sea
A ship carrying some of the approximately 630 refugees who were recently rescued off Libya and then denied entry by Italy and Malta has reached a Spanish port. Yahoo News has photos of the ship’s arrival.
06/17/2018 - 11:43 AM
Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'
Sunday morning, President Trump repeatedly defended the North Korea summit and accused the press of not giving him the credit he deserves for trying to bring more stability to the Korean peninsula.
06/17/2018 - 10:23 AM
Employee suffers radiation exposure at controversial Idaho nuclear waste site
The site has been used by the federal government for nuclear waste disposal since the 1950s, but in recent years, it has been the focus of concerns from state officials and watchdog groups who are alarmed at the volume of radioactive material being held there.
06/16/2018 - 11:11 AM
Short on staff, the Trump administration turns to a job fair
President Trump vowed to hire the "best people" but has needed some help finding them.
06/15/2018 - 06:21 PM
'Very unfair!': Trump tweets cap another tumultuous week
The president's tweets on Friday echo a familiar frustration that he's not getting enough credit.
06/15/2018 - 03:33 PM
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