Q&A: Do migrants who enter illegally get ‘due process’?

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump claims this week on Twitter that America's immigration problems could be solved by "simply" stopping migrants at the border and denying their access to a judge after entering the country illegally.

But it's nowhere near that simple - or legal.

Here's a look at ...

Jennifer Wexton leads Rep. Barbara Comstock: Poll

Democratic State Sen. Jennifer Wexton holds a 10-point lead over GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock in the closely watched House race in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday.

Ms. Wexton led Ms. Comstock by 10 points, 49 percent to 39 percent, among all ...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:

Houston Chronicle. June 25, 2018.

In President Trump's mind, there are only two approaches to policing the border - neither of them good.

"If you're really, really pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people," Trump ...

Northern California county debates youth immigrant contract

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - Officials in a Northern California county will consider Tuesday whether to accept more than $2 million in additional money from the federal government to continue housing troubled immigrant children amid increased scrutiny and controversy surrounding such facilities.

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors would use the ...

The Latest: Trump to push wall funding after court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):


President Donald Trump says the Supreme Court's decision in favor of his ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries is a great victory for the American Constitution.

Trump tells ...

Kennedy sides with Trump, but offers possible warning

Justice Anthony Kennedy, possibly the swing vote in Tuesday's 5-4 decision upholding President Trump's travel ban, issued a concurring opinion that appeared to warn the president against making statements that disfavor an...

Feds tell courts not to get involved in family separation issue

The Trump administration begged the courts Tuesday not to wade into the border family separation crisis, saying the government should be given time to work out what it's going to do about more than 2,000 children who were taken from their parents after the zero-tolerance policy.

Far from helping, the ...

The Latest: Muslim congressman: Ruling a ‘marker of shame’

DETROIT (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

The first Muslim elected to Congress says the Supreme Court ruling decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly ...

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The Fix's Amber Phillips discusses the latest in politics and campaigns live with readers.

Ask Amber from The Fix

The Fix's Amber Phillips discusses the latest in politics and campaigns live with readers.

Budget analysts give grim projections for US debt levels

A budget scorekeeper for U.S. lawmakers projected that federal debt compared to the size of the economy will reach 78 percent this fiscal year, the highest level in nearly seven decades, and that it will grow sharply from there over the next three decades.

The Latest: Last day for voting in Colorado mid-term primary

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on Colorado's mid-term primary (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

It's the last day for Colorado voters to have their say on who should represent the Republican and Democratic parties in this year's political races, including the one to succeed term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The state's ...

Muslims, advocates saddened over court’s travel ban decision

DETROIT (AP) - Maryam Bahramipanah is torn between staying with her husband, who came to Michigan from their native Iran, and returning home to see her mother, who suffered a stroke.

With the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim ...

Democrats pepper HHS secretary on reuniting migrant families

WASHINGTON (AP) - The total number of migrant children in federal custody after being separated from their parents has barely changed since last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told Congress on Tuesday.

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing, Azar said HHS currently has 2,047 migrant children in ...

Trump says travel ban ruling is ‘tremendous victory’

Vindicated by the Supreme Court's Tuesday ruling upholding his travel ban policy, President Trump called it a "tremendous victory" and a rebuke to the "hysterical commentary" from anti-Trump critics who'd accused him of religious hatred and racism.

The president also said the court's 5-4 ruling was a reaffirmation of the ...

The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

Police are arresting about two dozen protesters who sat down and blocked a street outside the U.S. attorney's office in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Trump administration's immigration ...

House members push to censure Maxine Waters

The backlash over Rep. Maxine Waters' call to "push out" Trump officials from public spaces continued to grow Tuesday from fellow representatives in the House.

South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that about 100 members of the House were pushing Speaker Paul D. Ryan ...

Iowa transparency lawyer resigning after short, rocky tenure

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The new lawyer for the Iowa Public Information Board has resigned after a brief but rocky tenure, during which he angered open government advocates and faced questions about the accuracy of his resume.

Legal counsel Travis Starr is departing Tuesday after less than six months ...

High court OKs Trump’s travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries Tuesday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his presidential power. A dissenting liberal justice said the court was making a historic mistake by refusing to recognize the ban discriminates against Muslims.