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United States

2019

09

Oct

Under Trump, Louisiana is at epicenter of migrant detention

Tucked away in the dense forest of rural Louisiana is a barbed wire-ringed prison that has quickly become a major detention centre for immigrants detained at the border. The Winn Correctional Center is one of eight Louisiana jails that have started holding asylum seekers and other migrants over the past year, making Louisiana an unlikely […]

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Country: United States
Source: Habertürk , City News

08

Oct

Every child raised in Afghanistan experiences war

Every single child born and raised in Afghanistan has experienced war and conflict since the start of 18-year war between the coalition forces and the Taliban, said an international charity report on Monday. Since the start of the conflict on Oct. 7, 2001, an estimated 20 million children wake up every day in fear of […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , AA

07

Oct

Trump’s order will deny visas to immigrants who lack health-care coverage

The White House late Friday issued a proclamation saying it would deny visas to immigrants who “will financially burden” the U.S. health-care system starting Nov. 3, demanding that foreign nationals prove that they have insurance or are affluent enough to cover their own health-care costs before entering the United States. The new rule issued at 7 […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , Washington Post

04

Oct

US to Collect DNA of All Undocumented Migrants

The U.S. government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing a plan to take DNA samples from each of the undocumented immigrants and store it in a national database for criminal DNA profiles, they said. Speaking to […]

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Country: United States
Source: VOA

02

Oct

A white cop shot an innocent black man in his own home

A Texas jury ruled Tuesday that a white police officer who shot and killed an innocent black man in his own home is guilty of murder. The conviction came even after a widely criticized last-minute decision from a judge, which allowed jurors to take into account a controversial law that could have cleared her of wrongdoing. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Washington Post

27

Sep

Trump to cut number of refugees allowed in U.S. to lowest ever

The Trump administration on Thursday announced it plans to admit the lowest number of refugees in U.S. history over the next 12 months, placing a cap of fewer than 20,000 spots for millions of people around the world displaced by war, ethnic conflict and other forms of persecution. The U.S. is planning to resettle no […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , CBS News

23

Sep

Two Children, Ages 6 and 8, Were Arrested at School in Florida. Police Say the Officer Acted Without Permission

A police officer who arrested a 6- and 8-year-old at an Orlando charter school on Thursday is facing an internal investigation. Police said in statements that Dennis Turner, a member of the police’s  volunteer Officer Program who was working as a school resource officer, failed to get permission to arrest the children from his supervisor, and […]

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Country: United States
Source: Time

20

Sep

Trump administration threatens to cut funding from university course for ‘positive’ discussion of Islam

The Trump administration has threatened to disqualify a university-level Middle East studies programme from receiving federal funding for teaching the “positive aspects of Islam”. The US Department of Education has ordered that the programme run by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University revise their course plans by 22 September or risk losing […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , Independent

16

Sep

Muslim American New Jersey Mayor Says CBP Wrongfully Detained Him for Almost 3 Hours

The Muslim American mayor of a New Jersey town accused U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials at New York’s JFK airport of “flat out profiling”, wrongfully detaining him and asking him if “he knew any terrorists” at a press conference earlier this week. Mohamed Khairullah, who has been mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., for more than a […]

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Country: United States
Source: Trt Haber , Time

12

Sep

Trump admin won’t give temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled Hurricane Dorian

The U.S. will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian, an administration official told NBC News. The status would allow Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until it is deemed safe to return home. The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , NBC News