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Asylum-Seekers Have To Get Creative To Overcome US Obstacles At The Border

McALLEN, Texas — The way Maydi initially saw it, she had two options: She could wait at a US port of entry for days to ask for asylum and be vulnerable to criminals waiting to exploit immigrants on the Mexican side of the border, or she could try to cross the border...

These Teens Provide A Glimpse Into Life Inside A US Detention Center

REYNOSA, Mexico — The constant sound of emergency blankets rustling. Zero natural light. Four-year-old children wailing throughout the night. Getting woken up with a kick to the ribs.A group of Mexican teens who were put in a US detention facility near the border...

Trump’s Supporters Say Outrage Over His Border Policy That Has Separated Families Is “A Manufactured Crisis”

But they’re less sure about his new order. “I wish he would have held true, honestly.” View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Airlines Don’t Want To Be Used To Transport Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents

Several major airlines said Wednesday that they do not want to be used to transport children to detention facilities after they have been separated from their parents at the US–Mexico border, eliciting a rebuke from the Department of Homeland Security.American...

Charlottesville organiser plans Washington DC rally

Charlottesville organiser plans Washington DC rally 21 June 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jason Kessler organised the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia The organiser of last year's "Unite the Right" event in Charlottesville has won...

All Amazon Prime Members Can Now Try On Clothes At Home Before Paying For Them

Amazon shoppers in the US will no longer need an invitation to join Amazon Prime Wardrobe, a service lets you try on a box of clothes at home before purchasing anything. Starting Wednesday, all US Prime members will be able to sign up for the service, which launched...

Donald Trump ‘lacks character’ for hotel liquor licence

Donald Trump 'lacks character' for hotel liquor licence 21 June 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump remains the legal owner of the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC A hotel owned by US President Donald Trump should have its liquor licence...

No Changes Planned For Children Already Separated Under Trump Policy, HHS Spokesperson Says

As President Donald Trump traveled to a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, the federal agencies responsible for implementing the executive order he signed Wednesday to address the family separation crisis at the border were left figuring out what's next.Although the...

No Changes Planned For Children Already Separated Under Trump Policy, HHS Spokesperson Says

In the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order, questions remain about what, if anything, will change. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Officials Describe “Tender Age” Shelters For The Youngest Migrants Separated From Their Families

US Rep. Joaquin Castro recalls being haunted when he walked into an “infant’s room” at Casa Presidente, a south Texas shelter for children separated from their families at the border, on Monday.The youngest of the four children in the room was 8-month-old Roger, who...

US envoy Nikki Haley berates human rights groups

US envoy Nikki Haley berates human rights groups 21 June 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said rights groups tried to "thwart reform" of the UNHRC US envoy Nikki Haley has attacked rights groups for trying to "thwart reform"...

A Facebook Fundraiser To Help Immigrant Kids Has Raised More Than $12 Million. Here’s What They Plan To Do With It.

The fundraiser was started over the weekend by Charlotte and Dave Willner, a couple from the Bay Area. The couple started the page to raise money for the Texas-based Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) when they learned of President...

The Trump Administration Says Congress Still Needs To Stop Child Separations. But They Can’t Agree On A Plan.

Less than an hour after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would stop child separations at the border, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Republicans that the order would not work permanently and it is still up to Congress to...

Peter Fonda apologises for ‘vulgar’ Barron Trump tweet

Peter Fonda apologises for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet 20 June 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 78-year-old actor has sparked outrage from both sides for his tweet about Barron Trump Actor Peter Fonda has apologised to President Donald Trump's family for...

Trump’s Order To Stop Separating Families At The Border Is A Temporary Fix At Most

"It's about keeping families together, while at the same time being sure we have a very powerful very strong border and border security," Trump said. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Asylum-Seekers Are Hesitating At The Border, Fearing For Their Children

REYNOSA, Mexico — Families waiting inside Mexico to cross into the US are increasingly nervous as reports of the child separations enforced under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance policy" sow fear and anger on the other side of the border.At a migrant shelter...

Canadians able to buy recreational cannabis in October

Canadians able to buy recreational cannabis in October 20 June 2018 Image copyright Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that recreational use of cannabis will be legalised on 17 October, later than initially expected.Parliament passed a law...

Donald Trump Just Connected The Family Separation Crisis To The Travel Ban

In the midst of the crisis over family separation, President Donald Trump may have given ammunition to opponents of another White House policy: the travel ban."[W]e don't want people coming in from the Middle East through our border using children to get through the...

Former WWE wrestler star Vader dies at 63

20 June 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leon White pictured with his son Jesse in 2004; Jesse also became wrestler under the name Jake Carter Former US professional wrestling superstar Leon White - better known as Vader by his fans - has died aged...

Breaking up families? America looks like a Dickens novel

The news has been full these past few weeks of disturbing stories from the nation’s borders. The Trump administration has separated immigrant children from their parents precisely to discourage others from trying to enter the country. Trump now says he may be about to...

He Just Signed An Order About Children Being Taken From Families

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that addresses children being separated from their families at the border.Although the order directs the Department of Homeland of Security to keep families detained together, it also appears to be contingent on a...

Obama Speaks Out About The Border Crisis And Family Separations

"He always wants to weigh in at the moment he can be most effective to what is the longer, larger strategic goal here," Pfeiffer said. He suspected that if Obama thought his speaking out would "make an actual difference in reuniting these children with their parents,...

New Jersey school sued over bullied girl’s suicide

New Jersey school sued over bullied girl's suicide 20 June 2018 Image copyright Dianne Grossman Image caption Mallory had faced months of cyber-bullying from her classmates The parents of a 12-year-old girl in the US state of New Jersey who took her own life are suing...

Rachel Maddow Broke Down In Tears While Trying To Report On “Tender Age” Shelters For Immigrant Babies

As Maddow's show aired on MSNBC, the Associated Press published a report about shelters in Texas where the youngest children forcibly removed from their parents at the border are taken. It appeared the host was learning about the news as she read it on the air,...

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday 20 June 2018 Image copyright Devaki Knowles Image caption The EU will target emblematic US exports such as blue jeans The European Union will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday, a top...

Trump and Sessions can end immigrant family separations without Congress’ help

A recent poll shows that two-thirds of Americans oppose the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border. Amid a firestorm of criticism, President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats and inaction in Congress for...

Trump Is Separating Families To Be Tough On Immigration. A Former ICE Director Says That Could Backfire

President Donald Trump's controversial policy of separating migrant families at the border could result in hundreds, and possibly thousands, of children permanently remaining in the US under foster care or in the care of guardians, making them eligible for citizenship...

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations 20 June 2018 Related TopicsUS migrant family separations Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I'll be signing something in a little while'US President Donald Trump has promised action to...

Extreme stress during childhood can hurt social learning for years to come

Each year, more than 6 million children in the United States are referred to Child Protective Services for abuse or neglect. Previous research on the consequences of early life stress and child maltreatment shows that these children will be more likely to develop a...

A Doctor Who Treated Kids Separated From Their Parents Describes Heartwrenching Scenes

In a hospital hundreds of miles away from the US–Mexico border, Tara Neubrand saw the gutting, alarming effects of separating migrant children from their parents.The 36-year-old pediatric emergency physician says she has evaluated three undocumented children in the...

Disney increases bid for Murdoch’s Fox assets

Disney increases bid for Murdoch's Fox assets 20 June 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Disney has increased its offer for 21st Century Fox to $ 71.3bn in cash and shares, up from an earlier $ 52bn offer.The move values Fox at $ 38 a share, some $ 10 higher than...

9 essential reads on the Supreme Court and gerrymandering

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court kicked a closely watched case on gerrymandering back to the lower court. Gerrymandering – where states are carved up into oddly shaped electoral districts favoring one political party over another – has ignited debates in a number of...

Migrants Hesitate At Border, Fearing For Their Children

REYNOSA, Mexico — Families waiting inside Mexico to cross into the US are increasingly nervous as reports of the child separations enforced under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance policy" sow fear and anger on the other side of the border.At a migrant shelter...

Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations

Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations 20 June 2018 Related TopicsUS migrant family separations Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: US child detention "disturbing" and "wrong"International condemnation is...




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Why turning homelessness into a crime is cruel and costly

Increasingly, local laws punish Americans who are homeless. By severely restricting or even barring the ability to engage in necessary, life-sustaining activities in public, like sitting, standing, sleeping or asking for help, even when there’s no reasonable...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Canada Just Legalized Marijuana Nationwide

Canadian lawmakers on Tuesday approved landmark legislation that will make it legal for adults to buy and consume marijuana across the country.Canada now joins Uruguay as only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide.The Cannabis...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

20 June 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption The Senate passed the bill, with 52 votes in favour and 29 against Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide.The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

The US Just Quit The United Nations Human Rights Council

The US formally announced its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday afternoon."As we said we would do a year ago if we did not see any progress, the US is officially withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council," US Ambassador to the UN...

Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads

Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in May, approximately 2,000 children of Central American migrants have been forcibly separated from their parents. Video footage of...

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