Villagers stop at a government check point while the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, expels gas in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The initial eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, on June 3 killed at least 110 people and left about about 200 missing. Of the families crossing the Southwestern border in recent months, the vast majority are from the Northern Triangle of Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee will rule on Attorney General Jeff Sessions's motion in federal court requesting “limited emergency exemptions” to the longstanding rules governing the detention of immigrant children apprehended at the border that essentially seeks the court’s blessing to suspend compliance with a settlement that limits where ICE can detain immigrants younger than 18 — and for how long.
A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone and an associate “lied through their teeth” when they testified before his panel and they both should be investigated for perjury. Swalwell focused on recent revelations that, at Caputo’s instigation, Stone met during the 2016 campaign in Florida with a Russian immigrant and sometime FBI informant named Henry Greenberg who offered “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
The federal government continued to provide million-dollar grants to a juvenile detention center in Virginia to hold child migrants even after a lawsuit was filed against the facility alleging the young immigrants there were subjected to “brutal, inhumane conditions.”
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady’s stop at Upbring New Hope Children’s Center came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families.
The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.
Joe Donnelly got lucky in his first Senate campaign, when his opponent self-destructed. Now he’s up for reelection as a Democrat in a conservative state, running on his record as a nonbombastic, competent bipartisan legislator. Can that work in the age of Trump?
Michael Daniel, Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.
Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under George W. Bush, says he isn’t surprised by the “kind of tragedy” happening at the U.S. border, where President Trump's administration has been separating children from their families when they illegally cross it.