Washington (CNN)Three Central American parents are suing US immigration officials for more communication with their children who were separated from them after they crossed the US-Mexico border illegally.
The US Supreme Court has upheld a ban by President Donald Trump on travel to the US from seven countries: North Korea, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Venezuela.
The ruling comes after months of challenges to Trump’s executive order on immigration, which previously targeted only Muslim-majority countries, was denounced as xenophobic by critics, and prevented even refugees from entering the US.
The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border — a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States.
Donald Trump will oppose a Republican immigration proposal that would protect young undocumented migrants and end the controversial policy of separating families at the southern border.
Paychecks are climbing. Tax rates are going down. Businesses are investing in our great country. And most important, Americans are winning.
When the U.S. government removes a child from a mother’s custody and puts the two in separate detention facilities, surely there’s a good reason for it. The woman’s crime must have been so indefensible, so terrible, that the only recourse is to take her child away.
The Department of Homeland Security has undertaken its most extreme measure yet to discourage asylum seekers from coming to the U.S. — family separation.
His administration has already made workers, especially women, poorer, less secure, and less safe.
Women’s bodies are a perennial political battleground in the US. This is the only developed country with no universal health coverage and one of only a few with no guaranteed paid maternity leave. Compared to women in Canada or Europe, it’s harder for Americans to take time off work to see a doctor, or get affordable child care. When I asked maternal health experts why American women have a shockingly high risk of dying in childbirth, I was told their health just isn’t valued here.
On the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, clinic abortion rates in the United States are plummeting, having decreased by an unprecedented 25% between 2008 and 2014. Some of this decline may be due to improvements in contraceptive use, but it is likely that the hundreds of state-level restrictions that have shuttered abortion clinics and increased the cost of getting an abortion have resulted in many women being unable to get one.