Chains including Burger King and Starbucks have shut down Pentagon locations for a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Kate Taylor Feb 16th 2017 3:24PM Chains including Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Burger King have shut down their Pentagon locations on the “Day Without Immigrants.” On Thursday, organizers in cities across the country encouraged immigrants not to show up for work or patronize businesses, to show how crucial they are to the American economy. That…

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in ‘routine’ U.S. enforcement surge

(Reuters) – U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions. Reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and families, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and immigrants from…

Sources: White House rewriting Trump’s controversial travel ban order

Still regrouping from a federal appeals court’s refusal to reinstate President Trump’s controversial ban of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries, White House lawyers are working on a rewrite of his executive order that could pass legal muster, NBC News has learned. The work began several days before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

In setback for Trump, U.S. judges reject travel ban

In setback for Trump, U.S. judges reject travel ban (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate a temporary travel ban he had ordered on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled…

In court, Trump administration argues for travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to rule a federal judge was wrong to suspend a temporary travel ban the president imposed on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees. “Congress has expressly authorized the president to suspend entry of categories of aliens,”…

No ruling yet as veteran fights deportation

Feb 7th 2017 3:33PM CHICAGO, IL (WGN) — A Chicago veteran appeared before an immigration judge today who was expected to decide whether he’ll be deported for a drug conviction. Miguel Perez was born in Mexico but has lived in the United States for 30-years. He’s also a decorated army veteran who served two tours…

Designers create Ikea instructions for Trump’s $20 billion border wall

Leanna Garfield Feb 6th 2017 12:40PM Assembling an Ikea bookshelf may be difficult, but designers from the satirical site The Pastillon have envisioned Ikea instructions for a project that looks truly back-breaking: Trump’s border wall. They created a tongue-in-cheek ad for a “Börder Wåll,” making fun of Trump’s real-life proposal. The Pastillon Less than a…

Seattle judge grants nationwide temporary restraining order on Trump immigration ban

Seattle judge grants nationwide temporary restraining order on Trump immigration ban   SEATTLE/BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Seattle on Friday granted a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent action barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The judge’s order represents a major challenge to the Trump…

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton weigh in on controversial Trump administration orders

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton weigh in on controversial Trump administration orders Hillary Clinton weighed in again on Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The former secretary of state shared on Twitter, “What I’m thinking about today,” with links to two articles. The first…

‘Immigration is an essential part of America’s strength’: Here’s the internal Fox memo on Trump’s executive action

21st Century Fox executives Lachlan and James Murdoch on Monday addressed employees about President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. In a memo to employees, which was obtained by Business Insider, the duo declared “immigration is an essential part of America’s strength” and said the company’s priority was to determine the effect of the order’s…

Airbnb lets users open their homes to refugees

Jan 30th 2017 12:33PM By Nathan Rousseau Smith, Buzz60 As outcry continues over President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on seven majority-Muslim countries, one tech company is reaching out to those in need. Home sharing service Airbnb has pledged that it will offer accommodations free of charge to those effected by the ban.   In a…

Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ order may violate the Constitution

Critics of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States say it may be unconstitutional. Trump’s order, a version of which he introduced during the presidential campaign, calls for the “extreme vetting” of migrants and refugees from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. “We want…

Michael Moore has bold reaction to Trump’s Muslim ban

Michael Moore has bold reaction to Trump’s Muslim ban By Keleigh Nealon, Buzz60 As crowds grew at JFK airport in New York City to protest Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim refugees entering the country, celebrities showed support to protesters from afar. Movie producer Judd Apatow tweeted, “He doesn’t understand that this will lead to people…