Michael Prompovitch

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Donald Trump to end policy that is separating immigrant families at the border

The decision comes after days of outcry about families being torn apart.<p>WASHINGTON - After days of outcry, the Trump administration appears to be …

Immigration

Separated migrant children are headed toward shelters with a history of abuse and neglect

Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion to private companies operating shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and …

Immigration

'Pro-Life,' Pro-Family Groups Are MIA On Family Separations At The Border

"We refrain from public comment on immigration," said the president of SBA List, whose mission is to "encircle the vulnerable ones who need us."<p>WASHINGTON ― Conservative groups that promote themselves as “pro-life” and “pro-family” are quietly supporting the Trump administration policy of …

Immigration

Did Democrats Pass a Law Separating Children and Adults at the Southern Border?

During an interview on Friday, Trump stated that a law passed by Democrats was the reason illegal immigrants were being separated from the children …

Immigration

Trump escalates China trade war, threatens tariffs on $200 billion in products

President Trump threatened Monday to levy tariffs on nearly all of China’s products shipped to the United States unless Beijing agrees to a host of sweeping trade concessions, a dramatic escalation that would enlist American consumers in the brewing U.S.-China commercial conflict.<p>In a statement, …

China

Trump Resisting a Growing Wrath for Separating Migrant Families

WASHINGTON — President Trump and two members of his cabinet mounted an aggressive defense on Monday of his policy of separating children from their parents at the border in response to a growing outcry from members of both parties.<p>“They could be murderers and thieves and so much else,” Mr. Trump …

Immigration

A young girl separated from her aunt at a Border Patrol facility had to get her diapers changed by other children

A teenager at a US Border Patrol facility had to teach other children how to help change the diaper of a young girl who had been separated from family members.<p>According to the Associated Press, a 16-year-old girl in a South Texas facility took care of a four-year-old girl she didn't know for at …

Immigration

Democratic lawmakers angry with what they saw in South Texas

<b>Brownsville (CNN) —</b> The first thing everyone notices when they arrive at the Rio Grande Valley is the heat.<p>While dozens of protestors stood outside a Customs and Border Protection processing detention center in McAllen, Texas, in more than 100-degree weather, the officials inside the facility told …

Immigration

Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.<p>The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were …

Virginia Tech

How To Discredit A Government In Eight Words

"It is very biblical to enforce the law."<p>In 2013, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) became a celebrity in Egypt. Gohmert, a hardline conservative, had been issuing wild conspiracy theories from the House floor for years.<p>He had claimed that terrorists were sending pregnant women to the United States to …

Donald Trump

Bus Driver Tells Passengers Only U.S. Citizens Can Ride As Border Patrol Agent Looks On

Remember: You are not obligated to answer questions about your citizenship just to ride a bus.<p>A bus driver in Maine told passengers they needed to be U.S. citizens to ride on a bus while an immigration official questioned passengers’ citizenship.<p>The incident happened in the city of Bangor over …

Immigration

Pictures of the Week 6.15.18

DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The Department of Homeland Security says 1,995 minors were separated from their "alleged adult guardians" at the southern border in just over a monthlong period.<p>A DHS spokesman said the separations occurred between April 19 and the end of May under the administration's relatively new "zero …

Immigration

New York attorney general sues Trump and family over charity, claiming 'illegal conduct' for 'more than a decade'

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and their charitable foundation Thursday, …

Donald Trump

Breastfeeding Mother Says Officials Took Her Baby At Immigrant Detention Center

President Donald Trump has ordered the separation of undocumented families as a "zero-tolerance" border policy.<p>An undocumented immigrant from Honduras recounted a story of federal agents separating her from her baby as she was breastfeeding, CNN reported Wednesday.<p>The unnamed woman said she was in …

Immigration

How the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Affect You

Chances are, if you’re young and relatively healthy, you don’t give your blood pressure much thought. As you go about your day, it’s pretty easy to take for granted that blood is coursing throughout your body like it’s supposed to, efficiently delivering oxygen and nutrients to your trillions of …

Diabetes

‘They just took them?’ Frantic parents separated from their kids fill courts on the border

MCALLEN, Texas — The words “all rise” were still ringing in the brightly lit South Texas courtroom last week when Peter E. Ormsby slipped unceremoniously into his seat.<p>“Good morning,” the 62-year-old federal magistrate said as the courtroom filled with the clanking of shackled defendants returning …

Immigration

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

The Press Is Wrong on Masterpiece Cakeshop. The Baker Lost.

Bakery owner Jack Phillips got the decision he wanted, but the next time he turns away a same-sex couple, he will lose his case.<p>The press is …

Civil Rights

U.N. Human Rights office to U.S.: Halt Trump policy separating kids from parents at border

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations human rights office called on the Trump administration Tuesday to "immediately halt" its accelerating policy of separating children from their parents after they cross the U.S. border with Mexico, insisting there's "nothing normal about detaining children."<p>Ravina …

Immigration

Special counsel accuses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of tampering with witnesses in his case

Prosecutors with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III accused Manafort and a longtime associate, whom they previously linked to Russian intelligence, of repeatedly contacting two members of a public-relations firm to secure false testimony about their collective work involving a group of former …

Paul Manafort

U.S. Senator Turned Away From Detention Center for Migrant Children

A U.S. Senator from Oregon was turned away from a detention center for migrant children, including those separated from their parents at the U.S. …

Immigration

Trump: 'I have the absolute right to PARDON myself'

President Donald Trump said Monday he has "the absolute right" to pardon himself — but added that he has "done nothing wrong."<p>Trump tweet<p>The tweet …

Donald Trump

Pruitt Enjoyed Coal Baron's VIP Sports Seats As EPA Cut Back On Regulations

Pruitt's attendance at a college basketball game raises one more concern about the EPA chief.<p>Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt luxuriated in a coal baron’s pricey courtside basketball seats last year as he and President Donald Trump have sought to dismantle a system of …

Regulation

Kasich scolds GOP leaders for thinking "they have to ask permission from the president to do anything"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is "shocked" Republican leadership thinks they have to "ask permission from the president to do anything," when they …

Mitch McConnell

Trump pardons conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, saying he was 'treated unfairly'

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to …

Donald Trump

Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth

Exit poll result suggests huge majority of younger people voted Yes<p>Fri, May 25, 2018, 22:01 Updated: Fri, May 25, 2018, 23:27<p>Video<br>• Images<p>Politicians …

Chris Froome

Fired up by Trump, dozens of Obama alums launch bids for office

Civil rights attorney Colin Allred left his job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in January 2017 deeply concerned about the incoming Trump administration.<p>Back home in the Dallas-area district where he grew up, he decided to heed the words of the president he had served: If you're …

U.S. Congress

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace stops reading Trump tweets on air: 'These are boldface lies'

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace cut herself off mid-sentence while reading President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanford at risk in primary shadowed by Trump …

Donald Trump

Retired English teacher corrects letter from Trump and sends it back to White House

A retired high school English teacher says a letter she received from President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat you need to know about Tuesday's elections …

Donald Trump