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Trump Admin Is Seriously Considering Banning TikTok And Other Chinese Apps, Pompeo Says

Trump Admin Is Seriously Considering Banning TikTok And Other Chinese Apps, Pompeo Says

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Trump administration is strongly considering banning TikTok and other Chinese apps. “We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it,” Pompeo told Fox News after being asked about whether President Donald Trump is making a move against the company. His comments come […]

Paycheck Protection Program Is Supporting More Than 51 Million Small Business Jobs, Trump Administration Announces

Paycheck Protection Program Is Supporting More Than 51 Million Small Business Jobs, Trump Administration Announces

ANDREW KERR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER The $670 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has supported more than 51 million jobs since its launch in April, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration announced Monday as it released information on 4.9 million loans disbursed by the program. “The PPP is providing much-needed relief to millions of American small businesses, […]

Federal Judge Sets Aside Trump Administration’s Third-Country Asylum Rule

Federal Judge Sets Aside Trump Administration’s Third-Country Asylum Rule

BY JANITA KAN A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s rule that requires asylum seekers to first seek protection in countries they had passed through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. The rule, known as the “third-country asylum rule,” aims to reduce the number of meritless asylum claims that placed an overwhelming strain on the U.S. immigration system. It operates […]

Supreme Court Approves Trump Administration’s Use of Fast-Track Deportations

Supreme Court Approves Trump Administration’s Use of Fast-Track Deportations

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court ruled June 25 that the federal government may continue deporting illegal aliens, including failed asylum-seekers, who are placed in the fast-track deportation queue, quickly after they lose their legal fights. The 7–2 ruling was a victory for President Donald Trump on immigration, his signature political issue. The Trump administration decided to rely on […]

Trump Admin Considers Months-Long Suspension Of Work Visas

Trump Admin Considers Months-Long Suspension Of Work Visas

Mary Rose Corkery    The Trump Administration is considering a months-long suspension of work visas during the coronavirus, officials familiar with the plan told the Wall Street Journal. The order could restrict H-1B visas for highly skilled workers, H-2B visas for seasonal workers and other types of work visas, and might extend past Oct. 1., according to the WSJ. […]

Trump Administration Sets Aside $10 Billion for Small Businesses in Distressed Communities

Trump Administration Sets Aside $10 Billion for Small Businesses in Distressed Communities

BY TOM OZIMEK The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it is setting aside $10 billion of additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding so that small business owners in all communities have access to needed capital to keep American workers employed. The Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration (SBA) said in a joint news release that the funds, which […]

Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

BY THERESA CLIFT The Trump administration has yanked approval for major homeless shelter projects it previously approved in Sacramento and San Francisco. The move undermines a critical component of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to shelter the homeless on state land and throws nearly two dozen potential shelter projects across the state into question, according to […]

Court Denies Trump’s Bid To Block Immigrants Who Can’t Afford Health Care

Court Denies Trump’s Bid To Block Immigrants Who Can’t Afford Health Care

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . An appeals court on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s request to allow for a ban on immigrants who don’t have health care or otherwise cannot afford health care expenses. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the White House’s motion for a stay of a court order that prevents […]

Trump Administration Implementing ‘Crisis Response Force’ At Southern Border In Wake Of Court Decision

Trump Administration Implementing ‘Crisis Response Force’ At Southern Border In Wake Of Court Decision

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   The Trump administration is implementing a “crisis response force” at the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the likelihood of a large influx of migrants. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Friday that roughly 160 active duty soldiers will be repositioned to two ports of entry along the southern border […]

Trump Administration to Shift 500 ICE Agents to Assist Sanctuary City Arrests

Trump Administration to Shift 500 ICE Agents to Assist Sanctuary City Arrests

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is intensifying its operations in 10 sanctuary cities, deploying approximately 500 special agents to increase surveillance around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants. ICE has started its 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations as part of its enhanced arrest campaign. It has requested the transfer of hundreds of special […]

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