• Department of Justice May 19

    Biden Moves to Improve Legal Services for Poor, Minorities

    President Joe Biden is taking executive action to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration

  • Associated Press Jul 5, 2019

    Pregnant Teens Especially Vulnerable in Border Centers

    As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and lawyers say the young mothers don’t get special medical consideration while they’re being crammed into U.S. facilities so packed that migrants are forced to sleep on floors or...

  • Mexico Jun 13, 2019

    US to Use Army Base in Oklahoma to Shelter Migrant Children

    The federal government has chosen a military base in Oklahoma as the location for a new temporary shelter to house migrant children and is considering a customs port in southern New Mexico as another option as existing shelters are overwhelmed. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said Tuesday it’s dealing with a dramatic spike in the number of children crossing the...

  • Mexico Jun 13, 2019

    US to Use Army Base in Oklahoma to Shelter Migrant Children

    The federal government has chosen a military base in Oklahoma as the location for a new temporary shelter to house migrant children and is considering a customs port in southern New Mexico as another option as existing shelters are overwhelmed. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said Tuesday it’s dealing with a dramatic spike in the number of children crossing the...

  • food Jun 7, 2019

    US Opens New Mass Shelter in Texas for Migrant Children

    The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding a total of 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system. The new emergency facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will hold up to 1,600 teens in a complex that once housed...

  • Attorney Jun 5, 2019

    Feds: No More Education, Legal Services for Immigrant Kids

    The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country last week that it was not going...

  • Donald Trump May 28, 2019

    Avenatti Pleads Not Guilty to Defrauding Stormy Daniels

    The pugilistic and embattled attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defrauding his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels, and seized the spotlight to toss a barb at President Donald Trump. Avenatti barely spoke during his three appearances before federal judges in New York, except to answer a few procedural questions.

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2019

    Michael Avenatti Charged With Defrauding Stormy Daniels

    Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money...

  • Reporter May 22, 2019

    San Francisco Police Chief: Journalist ‘Crossed the Line'

    The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had “crossed the line” by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report.

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2019

    Trump Pushes Immigration Plan Favoring ‘Merit' Over Family

    Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs. Trump’s sweeping immigration plan is more a campaign document than anything...

  • Donald Trump Apr 20, 2019

    Family Detention Space Goes Unused as Trump Warns of Crisis

    President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to “catch and release” migrants. At the same time, his administration has stopped using one of three family detention centers to hold parents...

  • Attorney Jan 2, 2019

    Administration Denies Status to Young Immigrants Due to Age

    Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old. A U.S. government program in place since 1990 has let young immigrants subject to abuse, abandonment or neglect by a parent seek a court-appointed guardian and a green card...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2018

    Some Families Split Up at Border Still Detained Months Later

    Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children past 20 days in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center.

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2018

    Senate Study Faults Government Care of Migrant Children

    The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its “zero tolerance” immigration crackdown, a bipartisan Senate report said Wednesday. The 52-page study said no federal agency takes responsibility for making sure children aren’t abused...

  • NEW YORK Aug 9, 2018

    GOP Rep. Chris Collins Used Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills for Insider-Trading Investigations

    Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., used campaign funds to pay legal bills while he faced investigation for alleged insider trading for more than a year. A federal criminal investigation culminated in his arrest Wednesday, but before that he was under scrutiny by congressional ethics investigators. Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York allege that Collins, while he was a...

  • PRESIDENT Aug 5, 2018

    California Request for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Approved

    California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that the White House had approved the state’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County, where the historic Carr Fire continues to burn.

  • food Jul 3, 2018

    Cheesecake Factory Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination

    Three black women are suing the Cheesecake Factory, alleging they were discriminated against during a 2017 visit to the Redondo Beach restaurant by a male white server who used the term “you people” and by a manager who told them, “you are nobody.”

  • United States Jun 26, 2018

    ‘I Don't Have His Number': Fallon Strikes Back Following Trump's Tweet

    Jimmy Fallon took his feud with President Trump on air Monday night, hitting back at Trump’s recent Twitter attack against the comedian. “As you may have heard, the President of the United States went after me on Twitter,” Fallon opened his Tonight Show monologue. “So Melania, if you’re watching, I don’t think your anti-bullying campaign is working.” Trump tweeted at...

  • Facebook Jun 24, 2018

    Silicon Valley Couple Raises More Than $20M on Facebook to Help Reunite Migrant Families

    In what Facebook is calling its single largest fundraiser ever, a couple from Silicon Valley raised nearly $20 million to help reunite migrant families separated at the border.

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2018

    Toddler Sobbing in Iconic Photo Was Not Separated From Mother

    The Honduran toddler in a pink jacket pictured sobbing at the U.S.-Mexico border was not separated from her mother when they were detained, as was widely assumed, a man who identified himself as her father told various news outlets. The 2-year-old was photographed by John Moore of Getty Images as outrage was growing over President Donald Trump’s policy of breaking...

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