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Hungary ‘starving’ Iraqi migrants detained at border

Hungary has refused to provide food for between four and seven days for asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected prompting the European Court of Human Rights to intervene, a Budapest-based rights group told Al Jazeera on Thursday. Andras Lederer, the information and advocacy officer at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC),explained that parents from two Iraqi families…

California sues Trump over national emergency declaration, border wall

CLOSE President Trump declared a national emergency to free up funding for his border wall between the U.S and Mexico. But declaring a national emergency isn’t new -- in fact, the use of emergency powers is older than the country itself. USA TODAY, Just the FAQsWASHINGTON – California and 15 other states sued President Donald Trump on…

Protests planned against Trump’s national emergency over the border wall

CLOSE President Trump declared a national emergency to free up funding for his border wall between the U.S and Mexico. But declaring a national emergency isn’t new -- in fact, the use of emergency powers is older than the country itself. USA TODAY, Just the FAQsWASHINGTON – Protests across the nation are planned Monday in response…

Trump says he will sign a national emergency to build border...

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would declare a national emergency at the United Sates-Mexico border, a move expected to plunge him into a fight with Democrats over what they call an unconstitutional attempt to fund a wall without approval from Congress. Trump had demanded Congress include money for the wall, one of…

National emergencies are common; declaring one for a border wall is...

CLOSE President Donald Trump says the wall he envisions in some places along the southern border would be harder to scale...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to draw down guard troops at border

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press Published 5:30 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019 | Updated 5:32 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state’s southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration’s request for support from border states.About 100 of…

Trump, Beto to face off Monday in El Paso in dueling...

Beto O'Rourke and Oprah Winfrey speak onstage at Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater on February 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images)EL PASO — If American politics has turned into a three-ring circus, El Paso will hoist the Big Top on Monday, with President Donald Trump coming to the town to rally for a…

New Mexico’s governor literally runs through walls in response to Trump’s...

For all of the various responses to Tuesday night's State of the Union address by President Trump — including responses from Stacey Abrams, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kamala Harris  — perhaps the greatest was delivered by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Immediately after Trump's speech concluded on Tuesday night, Grisham tweeted the following…

Trump delivers State of the Union amid turmoil over border wall,...

This story is being updated. Refresh your browser for the latest news.  WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to push for a border wall and other priorities in a new era of divided government in Washington.Here's what's happening now:9:18 p.m. In a reference to the partisan rancor that dominated Washington…

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

Tapachula, Mexico - The church bells were chiming at 3am, but Juan Alberto Orellana was already awake. He and other Central American migrants and refugees were preparing to head north on Sunday from Tapachula, in southern Mexico. The central plaza was abuzz with activity as people got up from their pieces of cardboard, blankets, and…
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