After repeatedly suing the Trump administration over U.S. immigration policies, California will find itself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending protections for people in the country illegally against a court challenge by the federal government.
Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 12:02am
House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them.
Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 11:14pm
Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.
Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 11:14pm
President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.
Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 11:14pm
The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
Don Babwin, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 10:52pm
A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the next.
Ken Thomas and Alan Fram, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 9:34pm
President Donald Trump took a sarcastic dig at Rep. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who has been critical of the president, during a meeting on immigration with House Republicans Tuesday night. Sanford fired back later, telling The Associated Press that he found it "startling" that Trump would attack him during a meeting about "a crisis."
Joshua Replogle and Ben Fox, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 9:08pm
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.