More than 20,000 Houstonians Attend Women’s March

  HOUSTON - More than 20,000 people marched through the streets of Houston to rally for women’s rights. The 2018 Houston Women’s March started on Sabine near Buffalo Bayou. Thousands marched in unison to City Hall. The focus of this year’s march is getting folks excited and engaged in the 2018 elections,” said co-organizer Robin Paoli. “We’ve got four ‘C’ words... Read More

Senate Advances Measure to End Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The three-day government shutdown is on the verge of ending after enough Senate Democrats joined Republicans to advance a three-week extension of funding in exchange for GOP assurances that Congress would take up a larger immigration bill in that time. The stopgap funding measure, which needed 60 votes to clear a key procedural hurdle, was approved 81 to... Read More

Congress Scrambles to Avoid Shutdown as Trump Adds New Confusion

WASHINGTON — As Republicans in Congress scrambled Thursday to put together a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump threw a new wrinkle into the mix, saying an extension of the children's health care insurance program should not be part of it. House GOP leaders have been confident that they have the votes to pass an... Read More

Trump Denies Haiti Slur Amid Fallout from ‘Shithole’ Comment

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to deny he insulted Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" but admitted he used "tough" language during a discussion about an immigration deal with lawmakers. The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used," Trump tweeted. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal... Read More

Judge Blocks Trump Decision to End DACA Immigration Program

Federal Judge Temporarily Revives Part of DACA Immigration Program A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the Trump administration to revive part of the program that protected people who were illegally brought to the United States as children from being deported, calling the administration's abrupt decision to end the program last year "arbitrary" and "capricious." The ruling came just hours... Read More

DACA, a Government Shutdown and Partisan Politics at Play

'It's a mess': DACA Negotiations hit a Snag Ahead of White House Meeting (CNN) - Republicans and Democrats will sit down with President Donald Trump in a bipartisan meeting Tuesday aimed at moving closer to protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, but a long-entrenched partisan divide over immigration policy and a looming budget deadline are threatening progress. Republican... Read More

Deal or No Deal? ‘Dreamers’ Wait as Trump, Lawmakers Joust Over Immigration

The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them — and if so, exactly what it was. In the face of an intense backlash from conservatives inside the Capitol and out, Speaker Paul Ryan and other... Read More

DACA and Dreamers Explained

(CNN) - Will nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants lose protection from deportation? That decision is up to Congress, the Trump administration said Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Pulling the plug on DACA overturns President Barack Obama's signature immigration policy and could upend the lives of more... Read More