World Oct 3, 2014

U.S. immigration lockup hit with sex abuse allegations

Attorneys have filed complaints with federal immigration officials alleging sexual abuse and harassment at a Texas immigration lockup that houses women and their children. Lawyers with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the University of Texas Law School are representing immigrants who ...

Transit hotel to serve layover passengers at Haneda

Business Sep 26, 2014

Transit hotel to serve layover passengers at Haneda

by Atsushi Kodera

Passengers changing flights at Tokyo's Haneda airport will get a new option for layovers when their body clock demands nothing but a place to crash. A new hotel opening Tuesday will offer transit travelers a room and a shower without having to clear passport control. Royal ...

World / Politics Sep 9, 2014

Analysis: Politics trump promises in U.S. immigration reform

For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. In two successive presidential campaigns, he held up Washington's failure to act on immigration as a prime example of the cynical decision-making he said must ...

World / Politics Sep 8, 2014

Latinos furious at Obama on immigration delay, vow more pressure

Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration and vowed to keep pressuring him to make bold changes. Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Tony Cardenas on Sunday accused Obama of playing politics the day after the ...

How John Lennon, Yoko Ono affect U.S. immigration fight

World Sep 5, 2014

How John Lennon, Yoko Ono affect U.S. immigration fight

The argument over President Barack Obama's legal authority to defer deportations began 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. President Richard Nixon was seeking re-election and Lennon was in New York facing deportation from a ...

Cameron suffers blow as lawmaker defects to anti-EU UKIP party

World / Politics Aug 29, 2014

Cameron suffers blow as lawmaker defects to anti-EU UKIP party

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a setback on Thursday when a lawmaker from his ruling Conservative Party unexpectedly defected to the UK Independence Party, which wants Britain to leave the European Union. The move, by Douglas Carswell, a Euroskeptic, comes eight months before a ...