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Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Trump’s ban leaves hundreds of refugees in limbo

“What do we do? Tell us what to do.”<p>The flights for thousands of refugees were booked weeks in advance. Apartments, leased ahead of their arrival, …

Silicon Valley tech giants are writing a letter to Trump: 'A blanket suspension is not the right approach'

The letter, which Recode claims to have obtained a draft copy of, will be co-written by Apple, Google, Facebook, and Uber, among others.<p>"While security and vetting procedures can and should always be subject to continuous evaluation and improvement, a blanket suspension is not the right approach," …

4 Scientific Facts Trump Can't Deny

By C. Forbes Tompkins, Kelly Levin and Noah Kaufman<p>During the recent confirmation hearings of President Trump's cabinet nominees, a familiar pattern …

Climate Change

Report: Trump Preparing 'License to Discriminate' Order

UPDATE: White House officials said the draft is among hundreds of orders circulating, some within the administration and some even among outside …

LGBTQI

UN: Trump's immigration ban in unlawful

Trump's executive order curbing immigration has aroused an international outcry, even among U.S. allies, and sown chaos and bewilderment among travelers. Legal challenges have spread with three U.S. states suing to overturn the order, saying it flouts constitutional guarantees of religious …

Why Trump’s Immigration Rules Are Unconstitutional

Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear.<p>President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the United States—as well as denying entry to refugees from Syria for the indefinite …

Immigration

3 Things To Consider About The Politics Of Trump's Immigration Executive Order

The White House moved up the president's announcement that he was nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by two days, possibly to distract from the firestorm of criticism over his chaotic rollout of his refugee policy.<p>But maybe the White House didn't have to worry.<p>New polls show the policy …

ALBERT EDWARDS: Trump is 'a neo-liberal nightmare,' but part of his economic policy 'makes perfect sense'

"The Donald Administration might be a neo-liberal nightmare, but stripping away some of his more controversial rhetoric on immigration, a lot of what he says on the economic front makes perfect sense to me," Edwards wrote in a note to clients on Thursday.<p>Specifically, Edwards is a fan of two Trump …

A video claiming refugees are a Muslim plot to colonize America has nearly 3 million views

It starts out innocently enough. A friendly-looking older woman stands in front of a pretty pastoral background talking about how a church group brought refugees into her neighborhood. Then about a minute in, things get really, really strange.<p>The woman, Ann Corcoran, claims that the United Nations …

Here are the checks and balances on President Trump's power — and how he's already undermining them

The president of the United States does not have the same power as a dictator or an autocrat. Strictly speaking, he or she doesn’t even have the same …

The Latest: Sanders says Trump may be right about his voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>8:30 p.m.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders says President Donald Trump may be right in …

How Worried Should Environmentalists Be About Trump?

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night.<p>In the predawn hours on the fifth morning of the Trump administration, seven environmental activists began scaling a 300-foot-tall construction crane a few blocks northeast of the White House. Reaching the top, …

Distrust of the non-religious runs deep in American history

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>The idea that the ungodly are not up to the demands of virtuous citizenship has been a concern since the beginning<p>Leigh E. Schmidt<p>February 2, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama recently raised …

Religion