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Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect in border states outside of the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, which includes California and Arizona. Reversing the…

Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination

Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination

Johnrob/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would make it harder for Americans to file complaints of unintentional housing discrimination by local officials or housing developers, a move officials said was necessary to protect businesses from unnecessary legal exposure. Anti-poverty advocates countered that the draft rule would worsen an already…

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to Israel, citing ‘oppressive & racist policies’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to Israel, citing ‘oppressive & racist policies’

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will not travel to Israel after all, she announced Friday on Twitter and in a statement, rejecting an earlier approval by the government that would have allowed to come on a “humanitarian visit.”The Michigan congresswoman cited “oppressive & racist policies” for not going to Israeli-occupied West Bank — and…

Trump calls supporter after mocking his weight at rally

Trump calls supporter after mocking his weight at rally

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian(BERKELEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey) — President Donald Trump phoned up a supporter whose weight he mocked at a rally, a White House official said, after the president mistook the attendee for a protester. “That guy’s got a serious weight problem,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Manchester,…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolls out policy on Native American communities

Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolls out policy on Native American communities

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly addressed the most well-known cloud over her campaign — the senator’s controversial claims of Native American heritage and subsequent DNA test — in two ways: with an apology and a determination to move forward as a partner to tribes.On Friday, Warren’s campaign put forth a lengthy…

Trump officials abused, retaliated against career State Dept. employees: IG report

Trump officials abused, retaliated against career State Dept. employees: IG report

Kiyoshi Tanno/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Career State Department employees in one of the agency’s critical bureaus faced harassment, mistreatment and retaliation by its top Trump appointees, according to a new inspector general report. The report on the Bureau of International Organization Affairs centers around two senior officials, Mari Stull, a food and beverage lobbyist turned wine blogger…