Stories tagged: discrimination
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Montana committee tables LGBT rights bill
A legislative committee has tabled a bill that sought to extend civil rights protections to gays, lesbians and transgender people across the state.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Trump visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture
President Donald Trump paid a visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a nod to a constituency that voted overwhelmingly for his Democratic …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Trump denounces ‘horrible’ threats against Jewish centers
President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible” and “painful.” He said they are a “very sad reminder of the work that still must …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
FBI: White felon bought gun for Dylan Roof-style attack
Authorities say a 29-year-old white supremacist and convicted felon bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent in South Carolina that he said he wanted to use in “the spirit …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
U.S. prosecutors: Arrested Seattle ‘dreamer’ admits gang ties
The Justice Department says a Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children has …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate
Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week morning when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father, who authorities described …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Federal agents conduct sweeping immigration enforcement raids in at least 6 states
U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Donald …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Trump travel ban case: A look at what comes next
A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
9th Circuit says there will be no ruling Wednesday on Trump’s travel ban
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering arguments over lifting a temporary halt to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, said there would be no decision issued Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
U.S. accused of refusing detainee list as travel cases mount
The U.S. government is refusing to comply with a court order to identify people who were stopped at airports under President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven countries, lawyers …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Trump takes aim at judges, saying ‘a bad high school student’ would see the law favors him
President Donald Trump accused federal judges Wednesday of playing politics by suspending his travel ban and forcefully went after the appeals judges who are deciding whether to uphold that decision.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Trump’s travel ban: What you need to know
President Donald Trump’s surprise executive order on immigration and a Seattle judge’s stunning decision to temporarily block it a week later have induced a national whiplash, riveting attention first on …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member
A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Oregon school district bans Confederate flag after fight
An Oregon school district banned the Confederate flag from school property following a fight between two girls, one of whom was wearing a hat that included the symbol.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
DHS chief: Travel, immigration ban should have been delayed
President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban made “an awful lot of sense” but probably should have been delayed at least long enough to brief Congress about it, Homeland Security …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Texas governor blocks sheriff funds over ‘sanctuary cities’
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blocked funding for the first time over so-called “sanctuary cities” after Austin’s sheriff stopped complying with all federal immigration detainers.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Boy Scouts’ transgender ruling prompts N.C. group to lobby churches to drop troops
The conservative North Carolina Values Coalition, which championed North Carolina’s anti-gay House Bill 2, is now taking a stand against the Boy Scouts of America for announcing this week that …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Immigration rally planned in Moscow
More than 2,500 people gathered for the Women’s March on the Palouse on Jan. 21 at East City Park in Moscow.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Pullman City Council urged to act against immigration bans
The city council chambers were packed to standing room only Tuesday night as two community members spoke against immigration bans issued by President Donald Trump.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
California lawmakers eye statewide immigration sanctuary
The California Legislature advanced a bill Tuesday that would provide statewide sanctuary for immigrants by restricting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Immigration order playing well to Trump’s fans around nation
President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
U.S. official says 872 refugees to be allowed in
Nearly 900 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite President Donald Trump’s order suspending the U.S. refugees program, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Trump vows to keep Obama-era protection for LGBT federal workers
President Donald Trump intends to maintain an Obama-era executive order aimed at protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender federal workers and contractors from workplace discrimination, the White House said Tuesday.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
U.K. pardons thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws
The British government has passed a law granting posthumous pardons to thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws, and allowing those who are still alive to have …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Idaho Dems introduce ‘Add the Words’ bill on discrimination against gays
Idaho Democrats have introduced the “Add the Words” bill – to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act to ban discrimination on those …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Analysis: Republicans say it’s not a ‘Muslim ban.’ Trump, Giuliani not helping them make that case.
A familiar talking point has permeated the many Republican defenses of Donald Trump’s controversial travel entry ban: It’s not a “Muslim ban.” But it’s unavoidable to note that the ban …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Obama rejects comparison between Trump’s immigration policy and his own, encourages protests
Former president Barack Obama rejected the idea Monday that President Donald Trump had based his immigration executive order on a policy adopted by his own administration, and endorsed the protests …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Pentagon compiling a list of names to shield Iraqis from Trump’s travel ban
The Pentagon is compiling a list of Iraqi citizens who have worked with the U.S. military and recommending that they be exempt from President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on visitors …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Dissent memo circulating in State Department over Trump’s refugees policy
State Department diplomats are circulating a memo objecting to President Donald Trump’s executive order last week to suspend the nation’s refugee program and deny U.S. entry to citizens of seven …