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Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect

Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect

  KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT . The Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to enforce new restrictions on asylum seekers at the southern border. In practice, the new rules would deny asylum to any migrant who passed through another country without first seeking protected status there.  A federal judge in California issued a nationwide […]

Trump Thought He Won A Legal Fight Over Asylum Rules. Then A California Judge Weighed In

Trump Thought He Won A Legal Fight Over Asylum Rules. Then A California Judge Weighed In

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . A federal judge in California stopped the Trump administration from enforcing new rules meant to address the spike in asylum applications. The decision came just hours after a different federal judge sided with the government in an identical dispute.  The White House blasted the decision, saying a […]

Trump Administration Looks To Remove Ineligible People From Food Stamp Rolls

Trump Administration Looks To Remove Ineligible People From Food Stamp Rolls

Whitney Tipton | Reporter . The United States Department of Agriculture proposed Monday eliminating a loophole in food stamp eligibility requirements that would cut 3.1 million people from the program and save $2.5 billion. Those who receive temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will no longer be automatically eligible to get food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition […]

There’s A Full-Fledged Fight Over The Wall Going On In The Supreme Court

There’s A Full-Fledged Fight Over The Wall Going On In The Supreme Court

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to stay a lower court order blocking reallocation of Pentagon funds for the border wall July 12. House Democrats and environmental groups asked the justices to reject that request, saying it would give the government a permanent victory and seriously […]

Meet Alex Acosta’s Replacement, Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella

Meet Alex Acosta’s Replacement, Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella

By Shelby Talcott | Contributor   Patrick Pizzella, formally the United States Deputy Secretary of Labor, will now be the Acting Secretary of Labor as Alex Acosta steps down over his role in the light sentencing of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Pizzella was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the Deputy Secretary of Labor, […]

Trump Did Exactly What Opponents Of The Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

Trump Did Exactly What Opponents Of The Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   President Donald Trump abandoned his push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census Thursday, opting for an executive order directing federal agencies to share citizenship data with census officials.  Trump’s order embraces a plan that opponents of the census citizenship question urged the government to pursue. […]

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of California Logging That Will Destroy Big Trees, Condor Roosting Sites

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of California Logging That Will Destroy Big Trees, Condor Roosting Sites

LOS ANGELES― Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today to halt a logging project in a roadless area of Los Padres National Forest that would destroy prime habitat for endangered California condors. Because of the project’s remote location, it also would fail to protect communities from wildfires as federal officials have claimed. Today’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. […]

The Government Is Still Pursuing A Citizenship Question, But Path Forward Unclear

The Government Is Still Pursuing A Citizenship Question, But Path Forward Unclear

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   tice and Commerce are exploring “all available options” to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms, government lawyers told U.S. District Judge George Hazel Friday.  Judge Hazel will allow the plaintiffs to gather evidence purportedly showing discriminatory intent behind the citizenship question.  President Donald Trump […]

Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   One day after senior officials publicly abandoned their ambitions to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form, the Trump administration abruptly reversed course and told a federal judge it would continue its legal fight. Though government lawyers and census officials said the question would be […]

The Trump Administration Is Sending Fines To Illegal Immigrants Who Refuse To Leave The US

The Trump Administration Is Sending Fines To Illegal Immigrants Who Refuse To Leave The US

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter   The Trump administration is slapping fines on illegal immigrants who are ignoring court orders to leave the U.S. — one of them totals nearly half a million dollars. “It is the intention of [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to order you pay a fine in the amount of […]

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