“The issue of expanding eligibility to broader groups of veterans is something we very much want to do,” Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin told BuzzFeed News, but not until ongoing VA issues are resolved.
Last month, border patrol agents arrested four undocumented immigrants seeking medical care at an aid camp outside Tucson. Humanitarian groups who offer help to people crossing through the desert fear it was the start of a new crackdown.
The arrests, which activists say violates an Obama-era agreement to allow aid workers to conduct medical care for immigrants, could drive border crossers deeper into the desert.
Dental Work Is So Expensive In The US That Thousands Of Americans Are Going To Mexico To Get It Done
Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric doesn’t worry the 600 dentists in Los Algodones or the US “dental refugees” they treat, many of whom voted for Trump. “We’re helping the United States take care of the people they are not able to.”
Their demands included clean water and unused underwear. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency denied anyone was injured following the pepper spray.
US military vets who aren’t citizens face deportation if they’re convicted of crimes, from DUIs to felonies. Now some lawmakers are trying to change that and think Trump is the man to do it.
Texas Rep. Matt Rinaldi, a Republican, said he called ICE on protestors and said a Democratic colleague threatened his life.
In response to Texas’s “show your papers” law and Trump’s immigration orders, activists are skipping Memorial Day barbecues for a power strategy session in Austin.
A boycott of Texas could seriously cost its travel industry and the major corporations based there, just as the "bathroom bill" boycott has in North Carolina.
For more than 20 years, Sherrod Brown has been winning elections in Ohio. But with Republicans gunning for the 2018 midterms, the Democratic senator has a target on his back.
Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown will take direct aim at President Trump’s divisive form of populist nationalism in a speech Friday.
Facing increasingly angry constituents back home, GOP members are forced to decide whether to confront angry town halls head-on or spend the recess being dogged by stories about avoiding voters.
UPDATE: A lawmaker briefed on the matter had said House officials had told staff from affected offices that contractors had been arrested, but late Thursday night US Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Malecki told BuzzFeed News that no arrests have been made. The USCP is investigating House IT support staff.
After warnings from the White House, the American Foreign Service Association warned members not to post negative comments about the administration publicly.
Members and former staff say the reported move to have congressional staff sign nondisclosure agreements is unprecedented and warn that it could represent a breach of the separation of powers.
During a meeting with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Jordan’s King Abdullah revealed that Israeli intelligence is concerned that moving the embassy would “enflame tensions.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro called for Congress to “investigate whether President Trump intentionally exceeded his constitutional authority."
"We are not terrorists, we are not trying to hurt anyone."
Silver linings, amirite?
The Latino Victory Project, which has backed Democrats and some Republicans for office, will now work to elect solely progressives and build a “defense” against the new administration's policies.