Month: June 2018

Ronald D. Vitiello named new ICE chief

A former top Border Patrol official was tapped Saturday to be the acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ronald D. Vitiello takes over from Thomas D. Homan, who had been the acting chief since the start of the Trump administration. H…

Trump asserts he didn’t push House GOP on immigration

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) – President Donald Trump claimed Saturday that he never pushed House Republicans to vote for immigration bills that failed last week, offering his latest display of whiplash on the legislation. Trump tweeted from his New Jer…

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates pitch for votes

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s five Democratic candidates made their pitches to party activists at their annual convention Saturday, hoping to swing support and drum up donations in advance of the August primary. Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Tal…

About 1,000 turn out for immigration protest in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) – People around Missouri have gathered at city centers and town squares to protest the Trump administration’s one-time policy of separating immigrant children from parents at the U.S. border. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says about a 1,00…

Rallies across Illinois denounce immigrant-separation policy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Protesters faced down sweltering heat in Illinois to protest the policy of President Donald Trump’s administration to separate children from parents entering the U.S. illegally. Speakers on a stage in downtown Chicago Saturday …

Protesters decry Trump immigration policies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A group of protesters has decried President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in Connecticut. An immigrant rights rally took place at West Hartford Center Saturday morning in conjunction with over 700 other rallies around the c…