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Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives. The panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court […]

Deportation of Mom Prompts Ariz. Blockade for ‘Justice’ and Outrage

Deportation of Mom Prompts Ariz. Blockade for ‘Justice’ and Outrage

PHOENIX (AP) — The deportation of an immigrant mother in Phoenix who was granted leniency during the Obama administration provides an early example of how President Donald Trump plans to carry through on his vow to crack down on illegal immigration. The case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos became a rallying cry Thursday for immigrant […]

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Seattle, Wa. (AP) – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled against government lawyers’ claims […]

California Blazes Trail With Idea to Become an Immigrant Sanctuary

California Blazes Trail With Idea to Become an Immigrant Sanctuary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate ramped up their fight Tuesday against President Donald Trump, advancing bills that would create a statewide sanctuary for people in the country illegally, provide money to pay lawyers for immigrants facing deportation and hamper any attempt to create a Muslim registry. The moves in the nation’s […]

President Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Lawsuit by Washington State

President Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Lawsuit by Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s attorney general said on Jan. 30 that he is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. The move makes Washington the first state to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its […]

Travel Ban on Refugees Is Also Denounced by Faith Groups

Travel Ban on Refugees Is Also Denounced by Faith Groups

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning’s Shabbat service when he received an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at New York’s Kennedy Airport. People were being detained under President Donald Trump’s sharp travel restrictions on refugees. Would he come pray? By sundown, Mosbacher was part a group of rabbis at the airport, playing guitar […]

Trump Approves Massive Border Wall and Boosts Number of Agents

Trump Approves Massive Border Wall and Boosts Number of Agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.” “We’ve been talking about this right from the beginning,” Trump said during a brief signing ceremony at the Department of Homeland […]

This Is Democracy in America: What Happens Next Is Up to Us

This Is Democracy in America: What Happens Next Is Up to Us

DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described “homebody,” had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women’s march on Washington. She returned on another bus that pulled in at 4 a.m. Sunday, full of people buzzing about what might come next […]

At Immigrant Rights Rallies, One Message: ‘We all Are America’

At Immigrant Rights Rallies, One Message: ‘We all Are America’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters gathered Saturday to support immigrant rights at rallies around the U.S., denouncing President-elect Donald Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and his pledges to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and to crack down on Muslims entering the country. “We are not going to allow Donald Trump to bury the Statue […]

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