WASHINGTON | US immigration officials move to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is seeking to deny asylum to migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. New regulations will block migrants from claiming asylum if they do not come to an official border crossing. They are intended to speed up rulings on asylum claims, instead of having migrants try to circumvent official crossings … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US immigration officials move to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON | States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

WASHINGTON— Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn’t elaborate. “I asked them: ‘How am I going to be able to protect against it if I don’t know what … Continue reading WASHINGTON | States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

WASHINGTON | Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON | Trump move to limit asylum is challenged in court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump move to limit asylum is challenged in court

WASHINGTON | Investigators treating packages as ‘live devices,’ not hoax

WASHINGTON — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for clues to the motives behind a mail bomb plot apparently aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the mechanics of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day. Law enforcement officials said the devices, containing timers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investigators treating packages as ‘live devices,’ not hoax

WASHINGTON | Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

WASHINGTON — A wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN but was thwarted without physical harm in an anxiety-filled day that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None of the bombs detonated Wednesday as law enforcement took them away … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

WASHINGTON | Watchdog: US unprepared for ‘zero tolerance’ immigration

WASHINGTON — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a “zero tolerance” policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security’s watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday. The resulting confusion along the border led to misinformation among … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog: US unprepared for ‘zero tolerance’ immigration