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Politics Jun 17Trump approves bill to punish China over ethnic crackdown
The bill includes sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the mass surveillance and detention of Uighurs and others in the western Xinjiang region.
Nation May 29WATCH: U.S. cuts World Health Organization ties over virus response
He said the WHO failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has "total control" over the global organization.
Politics May 13U.S. intelligence agencies warn Chinese hackers may be targeting coronavirus researchers
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's cyber division are warning that hackers backed by the Chinese government may be attempting to steal the work of researchers dealing with the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation May 07Strict U.S. border policy may remain as virus eases, says acting CBP chief
A Trump administration official says a policy of stricter border enforcement imposed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak may have to stay in place even as the virus begins to ebb in the U.S. and life in the country starts…
Nation May 01Man suspected of shooting at Cuban Embassy said he feared organized crime
A Cuban man who sought asylum in the U.S. sprayed nearly three dozen rounds into the front of the Cuban Embassy in Washington using an AK-47 rifle because he told police he wanted to "get them before they could get…
Politics Apr 24Senior DHS official cited by Trump is subject of investigation
A senior Department of Homeland Security official who was thrust into the spotlight by President Donald Trump to describe the effects of temperature on COVID-19 is the subject of a misconduct investigation.
Health Apr 21WATCH: Trump announces green card restrictions
President Donald Trump announced what he described as a “temporary suspension of immigration into the United States” on Tuesday. But he said the executive order he plans to sign as soon as Wednesday would apply only to those seeking permanent…
Health Apr 17Scant testing in U.S. migration system risks spreading virus
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed 105 cases of the virus in at least 25 separate detention facilities, along with at least 25 employees.
Nation Apr 09U.S. expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum
U.S. authorities say they've sent nearly 10,000 Mexican and Central American border crossers back to Mexico under new rules designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Health Mar 25Trump administration urged to free migrants as virus surges
Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus.