The situation at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry has been chaotic and confusing in recent days. And reactions from the American public suggest that photos and footage from the scene serve as a sort of Rorschach test.
President Donald Trump is slamming the constitutionally protected provision of birthright citizenship as a “crazy, lunatic policy” in an incendiary endgame to the midterm election campaign, which could save the Senate but risks putting the House beyond reach.
Trump has floated a series of last-minute policy proposals as Republicans aim to defend their congressional majorities in next Tuesday’s midterm elections.
His tax and immigration, which appear to have caught even some of his allies off guard, seem designed to boost Republicans as they try to hold control of the House and Senate.
Some of his plans appear less than feasible with Congress out of Washington.
The Trump administration is drafting an executive action that would make it exceedingly difficult for Central Americans seeking asylum to gain entry at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to three sources familiar with the proposed measures.
The Trump administration is drastically cutting back on who on Capitol Hill gets to see intelligence reports on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to multiple congressional sources.
Warning of increasing adversarial threats to the nation’s satellites and other space capabilities, U.S. vice president Mike Pence reiterated on Tuesday that the Trump administration hopes to establish a Space Force as a sixth branch of the nation’s military by 2020. In addition, the National Space Council, which Pence chairs, on Tuesday approved a series of recommendations that provide a road map for establishing such a Space Force.
Vice President Mike Pence doubled down Tuesday on the president’s assertion that “Middle Easterners” have infiltrated a caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border.
As a new monument is set to be dedicated to the military service of women in New York on Saturday, veteran advocacy groups accuse the Trump administration and the current leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs of stonewalling a change to the agency’s “outdated and sexist” mission statement.
The Trump administration has reportedly sent a delegate who once called trans children “gender confused” and described the U.S. as a “pro-life nation” to a United Nations meeting being held to promote gender equality.
To most of the country, Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American service member killed in action in West Africa. But to his family and in his community in Miami Gardens, Fla., Johnson was also known as “Wheelie King,” a nickname he earned for riding his bicycle on one wheel. He rode a lot, usually on his way to work. “You go slow, though. Make sure you keep your balance,” Johnson told ABC affiliate WPLG in 2013, the year before he enlisted in the Army. “Once you feel that you are comfortable, you could just ride all day.”