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Former Chicopee police officer pleads guilty to immigration fraud in federal court

SPRINGFIELD - A former Chicopee police officer pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to a federal charge of immigration fraud. Nhac Duy Truong, 44, of East Longmeadow, admitted to submitting immigration petitions in 2008 and 2009 that claimed a Vietnamese woman was his alien fiance and t


Hillary Clinton responded to Trump's "national wall emergency" by tweeting a list of ACTUAL emergencies

The federal government is currently embroiled in an all-out war over President Donald Trump’s border wall. As 2018 drew to a close, Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement about funding for the wall, leading to a partial government shutdown. Even after the government resumed normal operation


Trump Is Losing The Legal Fight Against Sanctuary Cities, But It May Still Pay Off Politically

This is the Trump Docket, where we track some of the most important legal cases of the Trump presidency and how their results could shape presidential power. Questions, comments, or thoughts about cases to cover? Email us here.


National emergency: Do the state lawsuits have a chance against Trump?

Sixteen states have filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Northern District of California against the president's declaration of a national emergency, challenging his use of executive power as unconstitutional.


Sierra Club Urges Congress to Pass Resolution to Stop Emergency Declaration and Halt Construction of Additional Harmful Border Walls

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX), along with more than 222 co-sponsors, introduced a resolution to reverse Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall.


The Real National Emergencies Trump Is Ignoring

By focusing on the border, the president is distracting us from the greater threats facing America. Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, is president of the University of California. She is author of the forthcoming book, “How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since


Trump slams California for lawsuit against border emergency declaration

President Donald Trump took a swing at California on Tuesday morning with tweets criticizing the state for leading the legal charge against his efforts to fund a border wall by declaring a national emergency.


16 States Sue Donald Trump Over National Emergency Declaration To Fund Border Wall

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia are not here for Donald Trump's national emergency.


Maxine Waters says border wall supporters are unpatriotic and do not love the country

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) excoriated Americans who support constructing a border wall in a speech given against President Donald Trump in Los Angeles. The outspoken foe of the president said that anyone who supports a border wall is not a patriot.


Texas border county, nonprofit sue Trump over 'emergency'

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas border county and a nonprofit civil rights group have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court aiming to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.


Ocasio-Cortez raises eyebrows after comparing Trump's border wall to Berlin Wall

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows after comparing President Trump’s border wall plans to the Berlin Wall separating communist Germany from the free world. The New York Democrat made her remarks during a livestream for supporters on Friday, where she spoke out about the scrutiny she recei


Trump's wall prototypes to come down along U.S.-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO — The eight border-wall prototypes President Donald Trump inspected during a visit to California in March are going to be torn down to make way for a second barrier separating California and Mexico, the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection said Friday.


Border bites back: El Paso sues to stop Donald Trump's national emergency declaration

El Paso County in Texas has joined forces with the Border Network for Human Rights to file a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to declare a national emergency in order to build his US-Mexico border wall.


Clinton rebukes Trump with list of 'national emergencies'

Hillary Clinton has joined the chorus of disapproval surrounding President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, on Monday tweeted a list of four issues that she considered to be “re


Congress did its job on the border deal. It needs to do it again by amending the emergency act.

Danielle Allen is a political theorist at Harvard University and a contributing columnist for The Post. During the 1788-1789 ratification debates for the Constitution, one particularly sharp concern among voters was whether, by creating the office of president, the Constitutional Convention had deli


H-1B: Visa denials and delays jump, immigration lawyers cry foul

As the administration of President Donald Trump cracks down on the controversial H-1B visa, increasing denials and delays, legitimate applications are getting rejected and snarled in red tape and laws are being broken, immigration lawyers say.


Texas landowner sues over Trump's border wall plans: "It means everything to me"

The Trump administration faces new legal challenges over the national emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday. A group of 16 states filed a separate suit Monday that called the emergency declaration unconstitu


Graham sums up how stupid the GOP has become

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in a number of ways epitomizes the Republican Party’s descent into intellectual rot and immoral opportunism. Graham as a candidate called out President Trump as a bigot and "the most flawed nominee in the history of the Republican Party.”


Stephen Miller’s claim that ‘thousand of Americans die year after year’ from illegal immigration

“This is a deep intellectual problem that is plaguing this city, which is that we’ve had thousands of Americans die year after year after year because of threats crossing our southern border.”


Rep. Darren Soto: President Trump is not a king | Commentary

“The President’s power, if any, to issue the order must stem either from an act of Congress or from the Constitution itself...When the President takes measures incompatible with the expressed or implied will of Congress, his power is at its lowest ebb.” – U.S. Supreme Court, Youngstown Sheet & Tube