Melania Trump returns to US-Mexico border to visit immigrant children — this time without a controversial jacket

July 22, 2018

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster First Lady Melania Trump returned to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday for the second time since her husband President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separation of migrant families. On her first trip to the border, the first lady wore a jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” written on the back that overshadowed her visit. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Melania Trump returned to…


Trump keeps saying there’s an ‘illegal immigration crisis’ at the border — but that’s not what the numbers show

July 16, 2018

Getty Images/John Moore The Customs and Border Protection agency released data showing that its agents arrested just 34,114 people at the border in June — an 18% drop from May. It’s unclear exactly what caused the plunge, but CBP noted in a statement that it’s common for agents to make fewer arrests between May and June. While President Donald Trump often speaks of a “crisis” in illegal immigration at the…


The Trump administration and its critics are going to war over whether his staffers should be able to eat in peace

July 11, 2018

Getty Images President Donald Trump’s top officials are being accosted or ejected from restaurants. It’s the latest battleground between the administration and its critics. The confrontations come as Trump’s controversial border policy dominates the news. Within a week, three of President Donald Trump’s top staffers were confronted as they ate in restaurants.  The confrontations began when Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the president and a huge force behind the…


11 states are pulling National Guard troops from the US-Mexico border in a growing protest over Trump’s family separation policy

July 5, 2018

Eleven states have ended cooperation with a White House initiative to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border. Massachusetts, Maryland and North Carolina and Virginia have assets at the border already, which will return. Seven more states have cancelled cancelled future deployments. President Trump announced that in April that the National Guard would help support his “zero-tolerance” policy. But outrage over images and stories of families separated at the…