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WASHINGTON | White House to propose merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to propose merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader overhaul to be announced on Thursday that would make good on President Donald Trump’s pledges to streamline the federal government. The White House planned to announce the sweeping government reorganization plan at Trump’s Cabinet … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House to propose merging education, labor

DALLAS | Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and United Airlines said Wednesday that they asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities. Facing growing opposition to his administration’s recent policy of separating migrant families, President Donald Trump signed an order later in the … Continue reading DALLAS | Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

At least 3 “tender age” shelters set up for child migrants

The Trump administration has set up at least three “tender age” shelters to detain babies and other young children who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press has learned. Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley said the facilities were fine, … Continue reading At least 3 “tender age” shelters set up for child migrants

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are criticizing tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, says the tariffs are damaging the economy, hurting American consumers and disrupting relationships with long-time allies while … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

New York News: New York Attorney General Underwood, MA AG Healey, We Will Sue Trump Administration Over Association Health Plans

ALBANY, NY – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey released the following statement: “Yesterday’s announcement by the Trump Administration to dramatically expand the footprint of Association Health Plans will invite fraud, mismanagement, and deception – and, as we’ve made clear, will do nothing to help ease the real … Continue reading New York News: New York Attorney General Underwood, MA AG Healey, We Will Sue Trump Administration Over Association Health Plans

New York News: Governor Cuomo Announces Intent to File Multi-Agency Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration for Violating Constitutional Rights of Children & Families

ALBANY, NY – New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced New York State intends to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump Administration on the grounds that the federal government is violating the Constitutional rights of thousands of immigrant children and their parents who have been separated at the border.  We now know of … Continue reading New York News: Governor Cuomo Announces Intent to File Multi-Agency Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration for Violating Constitutional Rights of Children & Families

WASHINGTON | Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its “insensitive policy,” the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico. In a Capitol Hill news conference, Sharpton accused U.S. officials of applying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

WASHINGTON | Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley, Trump’s envoy to the U.N., said the U.S. had … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council