House seeks to restore Central American aid, defying Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee moved on Thursday toward restoring hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to Central America that was cut off by President Donald Trump, setting up a potential showdown with the White House. A House Appropriations subcommittee released a draft of its bill funding the State Department and foreign aid programs […]

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Lara Trump Calls Migrants ‘The Downfall Of Germany’

Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and 2020 campaign adviser, asserted on Thursday that Germany’s acceptance of migrants was “the downfall” of the country. “It was the downfall of Germany ― one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany,” she told Fox Business Network, referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy. “This president knows that. He’s trying to prevent […]

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U.S. mayors decry Trump sanctuary city threat, 'prepared to welcome' migrants

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. mayors said on Friday their cities would welcome illegal immigrants, dismissing President Donald Trump’s threats to transport people detained at the border to “sanctuary cities” as illustrating the White House’s callous approach to the issue. Trump confirmed on Twitter that he wanted to transport people detained in his immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border […]

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Trump says he is not reviving U.S. immigration policy that separated children from parents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was not reviving a policy of separating children from parents who had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, one day after media reports that his administration was considering putting it back in place. “We’re not looking to do that,” Trump told reporters before a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, […]

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White House will appeal ruling against returning asylum seekers to Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday it would appeal a court ruling that halted a Trump administration policy requiring some asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait for their legal cases to proceed. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco said on Monday that the administration’s policy of sending some Central American asylum seekers to […]

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White House widens leadership purge at Homeland Security: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House plans to remove more top leaders of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an official familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, with President Donald Trump dissatisfied by their ability to advance his immigration crackdown. The department’s acting No. 2 official, Claire Grady, could leave as soon as Tuesday afternoon, the source said. […]

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Twice deported man charged in murder, rape; ICE blasts NJ for ‘limited cooperation’

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – After a twice-deported Honduran man was charged with the brutal strangulation murder of a Jersey City nanny, federal authorities have criticized New Jersey’s “limited cooperation” on immigration issues. The federal rebuke came after the arrest of Jorge Rios, 33, who was charged in the death of Carolina Cano, 45, of Jersey City. Cano was found dead in a lake in Lincoln Park […]

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