President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back to where they came from immediately without any judicial process. Facing a public outcry and pressure even from within his Republican Party, Trump last week reversed his policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border so the adults could be detained and prosecuted, a process that typically takes months. Since buckling on the issue on Wednesday, Trump has redoubled his criticism of U.S. immigration laws on Twitter and in speeches where he likened illegal immigrants to invaders trying to "break into" the country.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday in a tweet that she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.
Gastonia Police arrested a former Lake Norman High School teacher Thursday on charges of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. According to arrest warrants, Jonathan Busch, of Mooresville, had sex with a girl who was reportedly between 12 to 15 years old from Gaston County.
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, asked the federal government Friday to help fund the Raymondville Drain, a regional flood relief project 30 years in the making, as thousands of residents across the area struggle to salvage property following two days of widespread flooding. Vela sent a letter Friday to Rickey Dale James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, expressing his concerns about the current infrastructure in the Rio Grande Valley and urging him to assess the situation.
President Donald Trump, center, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an eve... . In this June 18, 2018 photo, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speak to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.
President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies. Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the U.S. border with Mexico, has gone back and forth on ways to solve the country's immigration problems, which he blames on Democrats.
But as he spoke for more than 20 minutes Friday night to thousands of Democrats gathered in Fort Worth for their state convention , he laid out the case for party members to elect him in November to replace Republican Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate. He said he wants to fight for those who need it most - from the migrant children taken from their parents at the state's border to cotton farmers, veterans and teachers.
The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the 2018 farm bill Thursday, called for a second time after it failed in May. It sets in place more comprehensive work requirements for recipients of federal food assistance. Able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that aren't pregnant or caring for children would need to either work at least 20 hours per week or spend that time in job training.
Eleven members of MS-13 have been charged in connection with kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were found in a Virginia park, according to a Friday report. The two bodies of Edvin Escobar Mendez, 17, and Sergio Arita Triminio, 14, were found in Fairfax's Holmes Run Park on March 3, 2017, after police received a tip in 2016.
Zak Ringelstein, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, was arrested Friday morning outside a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen, Texas. Ringelstein, who is challenging incumbent independent Sen. Angus King, traveled in a pickup truck to the facility, carrying toys, blankets, and food, while his campaign filmed his visit and protest in a Facebook Live video.
About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the US border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official has said. Confusion has mounted along the US-Mexico border over the "zero-tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the country illegally.
" This ," exclaimed Margaret Thatcher, thumping Friedrich Hayek's 500-page tome "The Constitution of Liberty" on a table in front of some Conservative Party colleagues, "is what we believe."
The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan represented the latest aspiration of a presidential administration to revamp a sprawling federal government.
In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset.
Authorities say a Florida man was arrested after threatening a congressman over the Trump administration's child-separation immigration policy. Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Laurence Key was arrested Tuesday and charged with communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person.
In the end, the decision seemed inevitable. After a seven-day trial in Kansas City federal court in March, in which Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach needed to be tutored on basic trial procedure by the judge and was found in contempt for his "willful failure" to obey a ruling, even he knew his chances were slim.
Taxpayers have paid nearly $20 million for extra Coast Guard patrols that protected President Trump by land and sea during 16 winter and spring trips to West Palm Beach since his inauguration, according to new records obtained by USA TODAY. The spending records include all but one of his trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida since the inauguration in January 2017.
Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump , who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.