Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

/ Sep 25, 2017

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe. The indefinite restrictions ...

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

Sep 17, 2017

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

Detested in Myanmar, the Muslim Rohingya desperately seeking sanctuary will get a new reminder Monday of just how unloved they are in India too. As the number of Rohingya fleeing a military crackdown for Bangladesh refugee camps races past 400,000 in three weeks, the Indian ...

California legislators approve 'sanctuary state' bill

Sep 17, 2017

California legislators approve 'sanctuary state' bill

California lawmakers approved a "sanctuary state" bill on Saturday that would put new restrictions on interactions between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, drawing the ire of federal officials who argued the legislation prioritizes politics over public safety. The bill, known as SB-54, is ...

Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

Sep 16, 2017

Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal ...

U.S. environmentalists sue to block border wall with Mexico

/ Sep 15, 2017

U.S. environmentalists sue to block border wall with Mexico

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek to ...