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2018

06

Dec

Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from parents since June

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a […]

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Country: United States
Source: Hürriyet , CTV

06

Dec

Some Republicans want to oust a Muslim doctor from his GOP leadership role because he’s Muslim

The first time Shahid Shafi ran for a seat on the city council in Southlake, Tex., in 2011, advisers assured him a Muslim in post-9/11 America who spoke with an accent and emigrated from Pakistan would never win an election in Texas. It’s a story that Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon, likes to tell because […]

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Country: United States
Source: En Son Haber , Washington Post

05

Dec

Pentagon extends U.S. troop deployment at Mexican border through January

The Pentagon on Tuesday approved keeping several thousand active-duty troops along the Southwest border at least through January, extending a controversial mission to assist the Border Patrol as it grapples with a surge of migrants seeking asylum. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis signed the order to continue the mission through Jan. 31, according to a […]

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Country: United States
Source: En Son Haber , LA Times

28

Nov

Another ferguson protester has died

Bassem Masri, a 31-year-old Missouran known for his work live streaming the Ferguson protests, has died, according to reports by several close friends and colleagues on Twitter. The circumstances around Masri’s sudden death are unknown. Faizan Syed, a family member of Masri’s, announced the death on Facebook, in a post that read, “Bassem Masri son […]

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Country: United States
Source: Heavy

28

Nov

Mexico asks US to investigate use of tear gas on migrants along border

Mexico has reportedly called for an investigation into the use of what it described as nonlethal weapons, including tear gas, along its border with the United States. In a diplomatic note presented to the U.S. on Monday, Mexico’s foreign ministry called for “a full investigation” into the use of weapons directed toward Mexican territory on […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Hill

27

Nov

Kushner pushed Trump administration officials to inflate value of Saudi arms deal

President Donald Trump’s reluctance to hold Saudi leadership accountable for the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi stemmed from a partly aspirational $110 billion arms deal between the U.S. and Saudia Arabia that was inflated at the direction of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, according to two U.S. officials and three former White […]

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Country: United States
Source: ABC , Star

27

Nov

Dozens of migrants arrested after crossing US-Mexico border

They’ve spent weeks trekking across Mexico, trying to reach the United States. But dozens of migrants will be deported and will never touch US soil, Mexican authorities said. About 500 migrants on the Mexican side of the border overwhelmed police blockades near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Sunday, two journalists in Tijuana told […]

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Country: United States
Source: CNN , NTV

26

Nov

In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise

As a Republican, Mitchell Adkins complained of feeling like an outcast at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. “Hardcore liberals” made fun of him, he wrote, and he faced “discrimination on a daily basis.” He soon dropped out and enrolled in trade school. But his simmering rage led him back to campus one morning in April […]

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Country: United States
Source: WP , Amerikanın Sesi

26

Nov

US border agents fire tear gas as some migrants protesting slow asylum process try to breach fence

As thousands of migrants from Central America wait in makeshift Tijuana shelters for a chance to apply for asylum in the U.S., a process that could take months, some have organized protests to pressure U.S. officials to devote more resources to speed up the process. On Sunday, one of those protests, peaceful at first, turned chaotic when […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euronews , USA Today

22

Nov

Trump: Caravan “full of criminals” heading for US border

US President Donald Trump said that activists who defend Central American migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border put the United States’ national security at serious risk. On Tuesday, a US district judge in San Francisco has blocked a proclamation signed by Trump that bars migrants from applying for asylum if they enter the United States without authorization. The presidential order […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , TRT Haber