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House Republicans fail to pass conservative immigration bill, postpone vote on compromise bill

The entire effort is yet another embarrassment for House Republicans, who waded into the immigration debate only to see the effort crash and burn thanks to Trump and the hard-liners in their caucus.

Progressive groups plan to air ads of crying migrant children nationwide

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is planning a "significant" ad buy featuring the sounds of crying children who have been ripped away from their parents.

Online shopping to get more expensive as Supreme Court rules that states can collect sales tax

The Supreme Court ruled that states can collect sales tax from all retailers, even if those retailers do not have a “physical presence” in their state.

Today in Trump’s America: House to vote on 2 immigration bills that already look doomed

The House will vote on two different immigration bills Thursday, both of which could fail — putting Republicans back at square one on the immigration fight.

Not just at the border: There are likely unaccompanied immigrant children in your state, too

The government has been shipping unaccompanied immigrant children off to foster families around the U.S. — and likely to a city near you.
June 20, 2018

Andrew Cuomo won’t call for abolishing ICE — but his opponent Cynthia Nixon just did

On Wednesday progressive candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon said she supports abolishing ICE, while her incumbent opponent declined to do the same.

Trump signs order to keep families together, backtracking on claim that only Congress could act

Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will let immigrant families stay together after crossing the border — reversing his previous claim that only Congress could solve the problem.

More than half of deaths in ICE custody linked to inadequate medical care, report shows

An independent team of medical experts found that more than half of the 15 “detainee death reviews” reported by ICE showed that inadequate medical care had contributed to the person’s death.

The movement to abolish ICE is growing as Trump administration ramps up immigration policies

As Trump continues to separate immigrant children from their parents, a movement is growing to dismantle his deportation force once and for all.

Corey Lewandowski mocked a child with Down syndrome separated from her mom and refused to apologize

Instead of apologizing for his comment, Lewandowski is digging in and crying “fake news” about his behavior — which was caught on camera.
June 20, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: Trump officials offer callous response to family separations

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski responded with a dismissive "womp womp" when he learned that a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome was separated from her mother at the border.

New Yorkers rally against Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families

“It’s not about raising awareness. We’re done with that.”

Former ICE director blasts Trump administration over family separations, offers “humane” solutions

"I don’t view this as a toughness issue," former acting ICE Director John Sandweg said. "We have better border security than ever before, and systems in place to handle this in a humane way.”

Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo announce US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

The withdrawal came one day after the UNHRC chief called the Trump administration's immigration policy "unconscionable."

UN human rights chief joins growing chorus against Trump’s family separation policy

“The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” Hussein said.
June 19, 2018

Immigrant’s suicide while in ICE custody raises questions about mental health care of detainees

In February 2017, Zeresenay Testfatsion arrived at the Texas border to seek asylum in the United States. Earlier this month, he died by suicide, still in ICE custody.

Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo now have another competitor to contend with — and no one is sure why

A fourth candidate has just entered the race for New York governor and nobody seems to know why.

Today in Trump’s America: Polls show family separations could imperil House Republicans

Voters in battleground districts oppose the family separation policy by large margins.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says policy of separating migrant families is not child abuse

“Everyone is subject to prosecution," Nielsen said at the White House press briefing Monday.

Trump administration sits on study showing disturbing contamination levels on US military bases

“Something major and health-related with all four kids? What the hell? These are odds that just don’t exist.”