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'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch, who killed four people in crash, released after serving two years

FORT WORTH, Texas --- The Texas man known for his "affluenza" defense when he was given probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was released on Monday after serving two years for violating his probation.<p>Ethan Couch, who is now 20, has almost fulfilled a 720-day sentence …

Crime

Trump is visiting California to inspect 8 border wall prototypes — but his own statements show only half will meet his standards

President Donald Trump is set to make his first trip to California as president Tuesday to inspect eight options for his proposed massive wall along the southern border of the US — but his past statements make clear that just a handful of the walls offered would meet his standards.<p>When Trump tours …

Donald Trump

20 ways men and women ‘really’ want to be loved

A wife approached her husband with a troubling look and asked, “We’ve been married for 30 years. Do you still love me?” With a deep sigh, the old …

Relationships

Court hands DACA recipients another victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children have won another legal victory.<p>A federal judge in California ruled Monday that the government can't revoke DACA recipients' work permits or other protections without giving them notice and a chance to defend themselves.<p>The …

Immigration

ICE Won’t Let This Cancer Patient See His Doctor

At noon on January 17, 48-year-old Nasrin Hassan accompanied her husband, Mohammed Monir Hassan, to his scheduled check-in with Immigration and …

'Dystopia Intensifies' as Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely

In a decision that could be devastating for thousands who have been swept up by President Donald Trump's deportation dragnet and immensely profitable …

Border Control Installs Camera On Man's Property Without Asking. When He Takes It Down, They Demand It Back. Now He's Suing.

The government's efforts to stop illegal immigration keep coming at the expense of the property and privacy rights of landowners along the border. …

Eight prototypes for Trump's wall near US-Mexico border pass military tests for impenetrability

Filed under the category of depressing news, eight prototypes for Trump’s border wall have been erected at the US-Mexico border in San Diego’s Otay …

Dark Crossings: Life and Death Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 341,084 people along the 1,954 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico last year. That's a 44 percent drop from 2016. But while the number of migrant crossings has dropped, the number of deaths increased in …

NPR Poll: 2 In 3 Support Legal Status For DREAMers; Majority Oppose Building A Wall

Two-thirds of Americans say people brought to the United States as children and now residing in the country illegally should be granted legal status — and a majority are against building a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.<p>Partisan dividing lines were sharp, the …

Immigration

NAACP Sues Trump Administration Over Ending Protected Status For Haitians

The NAACP is suing the Department of Homeland Security over the Trump administration's decision to terminate the temporary protected status, or TPS, of tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S.<p>At least 46,000 Haitians are living in the U.S. with protection from deportation and the ability to …

Immigration

NCAA Division II expands international reach to Mexico

The NCAA's Division II voted by a wide margin Saturday to allow Mexican colleges to apply for membership, expanding its international reach beyond Canada.<p>The legislation takes effect immediately. Schools must meet all Division II standards, including facilities and staff, before being considered.<p>No …

NCAA Division II

What baseball’s speed-up rules might mean to pitchers the Cubs have targeted

<b>Back to the Snark Ages:</b><p>The MLB Players Association formally rejected proposals for a 20-second pitch clock and a limit on mound visits. That was expected.<p>Commissioner Rob Manfred could institute the rules unilaterally. That, too, is expected.<p>But here’s the thing: If there’s a possibility of a pitch …

Joe Maddon

Medals unlikely as 22 North Koreans head to Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics next month are unlikely to bring home any …

North Korea

Sanctuary City Policies Strengthened by Oakland, Bars Any City Employee From Cooperating With ICE

Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to bar any branch of city government from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Three-quarters of Americans think that an immigrant's country of origin shouldn't matter

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p>In theory, President Trump’s objection to broad-based immigration is that we want only the best people to come to the United States. That itself is flawed, since there are an awful lot of great Americans whose immigrant forebears were less notable. One guy from …

Immigration

Border Patrol accused of vandalizing water aid stations in the desert

CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents' destruction of potentially lifesaving water aid stations in the Arizona desert is "widespread and routine," according to a report published Wednesday by a humanitarian group.<p>Tucson-based No More Deaths accused border agents of kicking, …

Immigration

Trump wants to kill two immigration programs, but doesn't seem to know how they work

As television cameras were allowed to roll during a lengthy immigration meeting at the White House last week, President Trump groused to lawmakers about how 50,000 people each year get coveted green cards through a visa program he wants to kill.<p>Countries "put names in a hopper," Trump said. Then …

Immigration

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Says Trump Has "Changed His Attitude" On The Border Wall

"This president, if you've seen what he's done, he has changed the way he's looked at a number of things," Kelly told Fox News. Trump appeared to contradict Kelly the next day.<p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Wednesday that President Trump has "changed his attitude" toward a central …

Ignore the president. Vote on the DACA deal.

By Editorial Board<p>LARGE MAJORITIES of Americans in both parties favor a deal to provide protection and legal status for "dreamers," the young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. That should give Congress license to make a deal — and ignore President Trump.<p>Where it …

Immigration

Dementia cannot explain what is wrong with Trump

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer<p>The Post reports:<p>President Trump requested that his first formal medical exam include a cognitive test and “did exceedingly well,” receiving a score of 30 out of 30, the top White House doctor announced on Tuesday afternoon.Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, who has …

Berkeley student in immigration detention misses first day of classes

A UC Berkeley student missed the first day of spring classes on Tuesday because he is in a San Diego immigration detention facility.<p>Border Patrol …

Newly Released Arizona Crime Data Just Shattered a Key Liberal Narrative on Immigration...and This Think Tank Won't Be Pleased

Opinion<p>Posted: Jan 16, 2018 8:48 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Liberal …

Immigration 101: Phrases and terms as defined by U.S. government

Here are some popular terms defined by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (https://www.uscis.gov/tools/glossary):<p><b>Alien:</b> Any person not a …

Salvadorans in L.A. Brace for Change

Revoking immigration protections on L.A.’s TPS holders could have a dramatic impact on the city’s workforce, communities, and neighborhoods.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA—Evelyn Hernandez told her husband that even if she dies, she doesn’t want to leave the United States. “I want to get buried here,” she said she …

Immigration

Canadian citizenship still not equal for all, due to ongoing issues with legislation

Imagine living your entire life as a Canadian, but then suddenly finding out you’re not actually a citizen. Consider what it would be like to grow up …

Canada

Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

<b>(CNN) —</b> The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests.<p>The …