The US launched its first direct strike on the Syrian regime Friday morning local time after a suspected Damascus-ordered chemical attack killed at least 70 people Tuesday in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The attack inspired US President Donald Trump to bomb a Syrian airfield. But will it change his thinking about Syrian refugees?
A handful of scientists skipped a large annual meeting in Boston this weekend, where the impact of Trump administration policies on science took center stage.
Looking back to the US incarceration of Japanese Americans and how, as one historian puts it, people can "lose sight of our important national values of justice and rule of law."
Americans were discriminated against and incarcerated during World War II because of their ancestry. Which in turn created a generation of their descendents who don’t want to see it happen again.
“Even before I shower, my mailbox is almost full. And soon as I wake up my phone starts ringing,” says Detroit organizer Adonis Flores.
The US spends some $20 billion per year on immigration enforcement. The budget for immigration courts is about $420 million.
On Thursday, Yemeni bodega owners in New York declared a strike: They would close for eight hours, from noon to 8 p.m., in protest of Trump's immigration and refugee restrictions.
The rules are pretty clear — and really crucial reading for anyone drafting, say, an executive order.
For the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has signed a flurry of executive orders with virtually no involvement from his Cabinet, Congress or federal agencies. Former ambassador and White House official Stuart Eizenstat says Trump's breakneck pace could backfire.
The US government has in the past excluded immigrants on the basis of nationality, religion, political beliefs and in the name or national security. Immigration historians annotated the executive order President Trump signed on Friday.
A Boston judge granted a limited reprieve to refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries who already have documents to enter the US. That gives immigrants in the US a week to prepare for potential family separations, legal issues and, perhaps, being unable to travel.