Many politicians said they wouldn’t vote for government funding without protections for undocumented young people, then did it anyway.
Young undocumented immigrants watched on Monday as Senate Democrats did something many of them had promised not to: cast votes for government spending without securing protections for so-called Dreamers at risk of deportation.
Dreamer activists felt betrayed. Sitting in the gallery above the... Read more
Rule tightening follows end to humanitarian program that allowed tens of thousands of Haitians to live and work in U.S.
The Trump administration is further tightening immigration rules for Haitians, as it plans to remove the country from a program for temporary seasonal jobs, weeks after ending a humanitarian program that allowed tens of thousands of others to live and work... Read more
“I got to leave my family behind, knowing that they’re probably going to have a hard time adjusting,” Jorge Garcia said.
Jorge Garcia, 39, bid his family farewell Monday under the watchful gaze of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who required him to return to his native Mexico after living in the Detroit area for 30 years.
Emotional video of Garcia hugging... Read more
Reversing guidelines put in place under former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.
The shift in the Medicare program's penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry. The American Health Care Association, the industry's main trade group, has complained... Read more
The U.S. has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Warren Buffett can tell you that.
The wealth of the top 400 richest Americans has increased 29-fold since 1982, from $93 billion to $2.7 trillion, according to the Forbes 400. Meanwhile, the wealth of "many millions of hardworking citizens remained stuck on an economic treadmill,” Buffett says.
The billionaire... Read more
This isn’t the first time GOP leaders have said they’ll focus on other things.
Figuring out how Republicans plan to approach health care this year isn’t easy. A little more than a week ago, just before Christmas, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that his party would “probably move on” from full repeal of the Affordable Care Act now that Republicans have eliminated the individual mandate, which... Read more
Former President Barack Obama is the most admired man in the United States and has been for the past 10 years, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
The poll found that 17 percent of respondents declared Obama as the man they most admired, with President Donald Trump in second place with 14 percent. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was named the most admired woman with 9... Read more