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World Nov 20Trump administration decides to let temporary permits for Haitians expire in 2019
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.
Nation Nov 13WATCH: Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asks for $94.4 billion for Hurricane Maria recovery
The island is struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the U.S. territory without power and thousands still homeless, the governor said.
Politics Nov 07U.S. ends temporary residency permits for Nicaraguans, defers on Hondurans
The Trump administration is planning a January 2019 end to a temporary residency permit program for 5,000 citizens from Nicaragua who have lived in the United States for almost two decades.
Politics Nov 01San Juan mayor questions abrupt postponement of House hearing about Hurricane Maria
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, who had invited Cruz to testify, told reporters he was given no explanation for the postponement.
Politics Oct 09Political disputes are hurting Puerto Rico relief, FEMA chief says
He did not identify which individual officials he blamed, but the mayor in San Juan has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump for her criticism about how quickly aid is reaching people on the island.
Nation Sep 29San Juan mayor angry at Trump official ‘good news story’ remark
President Donald Trump pledged a relentless effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from hurricane devastation Friday after his homeland security chief stirred a tempest of her own making by declaring the federal response a "good news story."…
World Sep 14Poll: 93 percent of Mexicans have ‘no confidence’ in Donald Trump
WASHINGTON — Mexicans dislike President Donald Trump. A lot. According to a new poll, just 5 percent of Mexicans trust Trump’s judgment in international affairs. That’s the American leader’s lowest rating among citizens of more than three dozen nations polled…
Politics Aug 31Trump administration awards contracts for prototypes of concrete border wall
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has taken another step toward building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, even as funding for the project remains in question. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday it will award contracts to…