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Nation Oct 11California to end its use of for-profit prisons, including for immigrant detention
California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings.
Nation Sep 28Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids
A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely.
Nation Sep 27Judge says Trump’s migrant child detention rules go against Flores agreement
The judge issued a tentative ruling indicating she will likely block the Trump rules from taking effect.
Nation Aug 21WATCH: Trump administration proposes longer detention of migrant families
The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.
Nation Aug 0356,000 cases put on fast-track in US immigration courts
A Trump administration pilot program in 10 cities from Baltimore to Los Angeles aimed at fast-tracking court hearings to discourage migrants from making the journey to seek refuge in the United States.
Nation Jul 24Judge blocks Trump’s asylum restrictions
The policy would prevent most migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. if they passed through another country first.
Politics Apr 29Avenatti to be arraigned on charges of cheating, lying
The lawyer who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels is facing charges that he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and lied to investigators.
Nation Apr 29Jewish community will ‘stand tall’ after synagogue shooting, rabbi says
Chabad of Poway's rabbi said President Donald Trump called him to share condolences on behalf of the American people.
Nation Oct 28Wait times for citizenship applications stretch to 2 years
More than 700,000 immigrants are waiting on applications to become U.S. citizens, a process that once typically took about six months but has stretched to more than two years in some places under the administration of President Donald Trump.
Nation Jun 29Family separations push new protesters to join immigrant activists
Immigrants who have spent years fighting to change the country's immigration system are getting newfound support from liberal activists, moms and first-time protesters motivated by a visceral narrative: President Donald Trump's administration separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico…