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President Trump digs in on false claim that crime on rise in Germany

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump is digging in on a demonstrably false claim that the crime rate in Germany has risen as a result of refugees in that country, despite the fact that the government of Germany recently released data showing the exact opposite -- that the crime rate has actually…... Read More

State Department trolled over 'traveling with kids' tips amid family separation uproar

(WASHINGTON) -- An informational State Department Facebook Live session Tuesday morning quickly prompted a barrage of mocking responses to two agency employees giving parents advice on obtaining passports for their children.The live event, hosted by the Bureau of Consular Affairs to answer "your questions about traveling with kids," came amid…... Read More

Members of Sessions' church accuse him of 'child abuse' on family separation

(WASHINGTON) -- Members of Jeff Sessions' own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of "child abuse," "immorality," and "racial discrimination" and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church.The letter, which was signed by more than 600…... Read More

Congress agrees on need to end family separation practice, but still divided on how

(WASHINGTON) -- While President Donald Trump has asserted that Congress laid the groundwork for the spate of family separations occurring on the southern border of the United States, members of Congress have noted that the president could act unilaterally to immediately end the new practice put in place by the…... Read More

Hundreds in Sessions' own church file formal complaint, accusing him of 'child abuse'

(WASHINGTON) -- Members of Jeff Sessions' own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of "child abuse," "immorality," and "racial discrimination" and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church.The letter, which was signed by more than 600…... Read More

Congress agrees on need to end family separation practice, but still divided on how

(WASHINGTON) -- While President Donald Trump has asserted that Congress laid the groundwork for the spate of family separations occurring on the southern border of the United States, members of Congress have noted that the president could act unilaterally to immediately end the new practice put in place by the…... Read More

Bipartisan group of former US attorneys calls on Sessions to stop family separation

(WASHINGTON) -- More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop family separations, saying the decision to implement a policy that has led to more than 2,000 children taken from their parents "falls squarely on your shoulders."In a leter to Sessions, the bipartisan group…... Read More

Attorney General Jeff Sessions avoids blaming Democrats for immigration issues, downplays Nazi comparison

(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy in April, buckled down on the policy of separating children from their parents when they illegally cross the border in an interview on Fox News Monday night. In a departure from President Donald Trump, he did not…... Read More

Senate votes overwhelmingly to reverse White House deal with Chinese telecom ZTE, moves to House

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate overwhelmingly cleared a defense budget bill on Monday evening that reinstates tough penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecom company accused of violating American sanctions.The vote, 85-10, is a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump and sets Washington up for a rare showdown between Republicans and the…... Read More

Advocacy groups mobilizing supporters to end the 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy

(NEW YORK) -- After the Department of Homeland Security reported 2,000 children had been separated from their families at the U.S. border, advocacy groups responded in force.From class-action lawsuits to petitions, here are three advocacy groups mobilizing supporters to take action.American Civil Liberties UnionThe ACLU has been one of the…... Read More

Experts say psychological impact of family separation on par with abuse

(NEW YORK) -- There’s a vivid term mental health experts use to describe the destruction of the love of life in another human being, especially in a child: It's called “soul murder.” It can happen as a result of physical abuse, they say, but just as easily, as a result…... Read More

Using Trump's term, Pentagon suspends plans for 'wargame' with South Korea

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has suspended planning for a major military exercise in August in South Korea as a direct result of President Donald Trump's pledge to stop "wargames" following the Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jon Un.Notably, the Pentagon statement announcing the suspension used the term "wargame" instead…... Read More

All 5 first ladies speak out against family-separation immigration policy

(WASHINGTON) -- All five living first ladies have weighed in on the the Trump administration's immigration policy this week, an unusual move even as Melania Trump had her spokeswoman issue a statement on it.The policy of separating children from their family members when they cross the border illegally has prompted…... Read More

Pushing back on Trump, all Senate Dems now back bill to stop family separations

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Democrats are pushing back on President Donald Trump's false attack that they're to blame for immigrant children being separated from their parents, saying Monday all 49 of them now have signed on to new legislation that would halt the practice.Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the…... Read More