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The Latest: Dreamers help, insurer subsidies not in bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 10:02 a.m. Two sources close to congressional budget talks say an emerging government-wide spending bill won't renew protections for young Dreamer immigrants facing possible depo

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-21 17:12:00

Louie Gohmert Wants 'National Border Control Day' Celebrated On Cesar Chavez's Birthday

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is known for touting conspiracy theories. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has been excoriated on social media for suggesting that March 31, Cesar Chavez's birthday, be declared "National Border Control Day." Gohmert announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he'd filed a re

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-21 14:38:54

Congressional leaders close in on $1.3 trillion spending deal as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders inched closer to a deal Wednesday on a massive spending bill that would increase funding to fight the opioid epidemic, help states with election security, and boost infrastructure spending across the country, including for a tunnel between New York and New Jersey t

USA TODAY - 2018-03-21 14:17:40

U.S. spending bill tackles border, election security: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal government spending deal being worked out in the U.S. Congress includes additional funding to boost border security, protect the upcoming elections in November and rebuild aging infrastructure, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 13:52:40

Rep. Lujan Grisham Gets Restraining Order Against Former Intern

New Mexico Dem 'fearful' of fired intern, who says she was discriminated against because she is transgender Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., obtained a restraining order against a former intern in her office on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham obtained a

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2018-03-21 13:45:42

Congressional leaders on verge of massive spending deal

Sens. Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and their fellow congressional leaders are still hoping to avoid the need for a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for a few days beyond Friday. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Congressional leaders said they have essentially clinched an agreem

POLITICO - 2018-03-21 13:09:53

Trump criticizes his Justice Department for not joining fight over Arizona driver's licenses for 'dreamers'

President Trump talks during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump on Wednesday criticized his own Justice Department for not urging the Supreme Co

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 13:02:00

Trump cutting Obama-era refugee admissions 77%

The Trump administration, which has proposed a massive 60 percent reduction in refugee admissions from the Obama-era high of 110,000, is expected to cut that number even deeper. according to preliminary estimates. Experts evaluating the administration's latest refugee totals now predict a slash of o

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-03-21 12:53:59

GOP Rep: You Know, We May Need A Border Wall Between California and Arizona

There are a lot of dangers Arizona faces from the southern border, but according to GOP Rep. Martha McSally-that may not be the only place the state needs protection from. "As we look in Arizona, we often look into the dangers of the southern border," the Arizona congresswoman said during a round-ta

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-21 12:50:00

GOP lawmaker: 'We might need to build a wall between California and Arizona'

Greg Nash Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP lawmaker called out for posting compliment on her own Facebook postThree states where Dems can pick up Senate seatsArpaio on Trump: 'I can read his mind without even talking to him'MORE (R-Ariz.) proposed building a border wall between Califo

THE HILL - 2018-03-21 12:21:42

Trump criticizes DOJ for not pushing SCOTUS on Arizona drivers license case

"Department of Justice should have urged the Supreme Court to at least hear the Drivers License case on illegal immigrants in Arizona," President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized his Department of Justice for not pushing the

POLITICO - 2018-03-21 11:40:56

The Girl Who Celebrated Her 15th Birthday in an ICE Jail

Astrid was woken up by ICE agents in the middle of the night and taken to a detention center. A month later, instead of a quinceanera, she spent her big day just wanting to forget. Astrid turned 15 years old last week, but she spent her birthday not at the quinceanera she had been planning for month

DAILY BEAST - 2018-03-21 09:37:33

Immigrants Hiding From Trump Imperil Accuracy of U.S. Census

President Donald Trump's tough immigration stance has made the monumental task of census takers more difficult and expensive than ever. Millions of foreign-born residents are expected to hide from or avoid the 2020 count because of the political climate created by Trump, census staff and civil-right

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 09:00:00

Questions raised about study that links undocumented immigrants to higher crime

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events We spend a fair amount of time fact-checking statements, most of them from President Trump, linking immigrants to higher crime rates in the United States. Rese

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 08:00:00

Victory! California Rejects Sanctuary State Lawlessness

When all seemed lost, a little city made the move to help Make California Great Again. Los Alamitos, the second smallest city in Orange County, just passed a huge ordinance asserting the city's compliance with the United States Constitution. Specifically, in an unprecedented yet necessary state, the

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-21 04:01:00

Trump says mid-term elections must focus on Democrats’ ‘dangerous’ immigration policies

President Trump is giving congressional Republicans his recipe for victory in this year's mid-term elections, and it includes highlighting Democrats' "dangerous" immigration policies, including their support of sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants. During a fundraising dinner for Republican candi

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-20 23:59:59

Kalanick will be a CEO again

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be a chief executive again - this time of City Storage Systems, "a holding company focused on the redevelopment of distressed real estate assets in the areas of parking, retail and industrial," if all goes to plan, according to his Facebook page. Why it matters:

AXIOS.COM - 2018-03-20 23:09:40

Immigration and border wall caught up in government funding showdown

Monday night, President Donald Trump tweeted, "The Democrats do not want to help DACA. Would be so easy to make a deal!" The Democrats do not want to help DACA. Would be so easy to make a deal!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2018 On Tuesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawai

ABC NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:59:00

Trump rails against sanctuary cities amid immigration talks

President Donald Trump convened some of the nation's top law enforcement officials Tuesday to rail against so-called sanctuary cities as he continues his crackdown on jurisdictions that flout federal immigration laws. He accused cities that fail to cooperate with immigration authorities of putting

ABC NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:48:00

Oakland: Why we're a sanctuary city

Oakland has been a sanctuary city for decades, and I am pleased to be a part of the state of California, which recently adopted a Sanctuary State law. Sanctuary jurisdictions do not assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement in conducting immigration raids or turning over people for deportation. Whe

USA TODAY - 2018-03-20 20:41:49