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House Democrats urge quick release of detained immigrant families

A group of 80 House Democrats, including members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, called for the administration to release families a federal judge ordered be let out of detention and “commit to a permanent policy of family unity."... Read more»0

U.S. could see biggest drop in energy-related emissions in decades

The coronavirus pandemic’s sweeping disruptions to travel, business and the oil industry could lead to energy-related carbon emissions dropping by 11% this year, the federal government said in an analysis released Wednesday. ... Read more»0

U.S.-Mexico border closed to most travel as crisis grows

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the closing of the southern border during a press briefing Friday, saying the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement to restrict all “nonessential” travel.... Read more»0

Judge blocks plan to use $3.6 billion in military funds for border wall

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s plan to use $3.6 billion in military construction money to build the president’s long-promised border wall.... Read more»0

Former U.S. asylum officer slams 'Remain in Mexico' program

A former government employee who participated in the Trump administration’s policy of sending immigrants back to Mexico from the U.S. to wait out their asylum claims is now speaking out against the program, calling it an illegal process that endangers asylum seekers. ... Read more»0