White House Will Miss Court-Mandated Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

White House Will Miss Court-Mandated Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

As was widely expected after a judge ruled last month that the Trump Administration would have 30 days to reunite families separated at the border, the US government is struggling to meet the deadline, with Reuters reporting that only half of the detained children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, […]

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order to halt the policy. The House of Representatives will vote on broader immigration bills that would fund President Trump’s proposed border wall and reduce legal migration. But Democrats […]

‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA […]

Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr […]