The DHS revokes temporary immigration benefits to over 5,000 Nicaraguan nationals as it decides what to do with another 300,000 migrants living in the U.S. The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.
The U.S. Forest Service urges the Trump administration to partially lift an Obama-era ban on new uranium mining in Arizona. In a new report, Forest Service officials argue a revision of the ban could enhance the country’s energy independence and economic growth.
The Trump administration releases a new batch of JFK files featuring an analysis on Martin Luther King Jr. shedding a negative light on the civil rights activist. The 20 page document released on Friday, ties the civil rights leader to various communist influences and financial misconduct.
In keeping with campaign promises, the Trump administration unveils a three part infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Office of Managment and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced a proposal Wednesday to invest $200 billion toward infrastructure over the next 10 years.
The Trump administration is considering naming the current head of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, as the next ambassador to Australia. Harris was first tipped as a possible candidate for the job by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
Defense Secretary James Mattis says transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving in the military while the Pentagon studies the issue. This comes after President Trump reversed an Obama-era policy that would allow trans-soldiers to serve.
The Trump administration takes another step to improve the country’s vetting protocol.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said it plans to require more people to undergo in-person interviews before granting them citizenship.
The groups specified are those already in the U.S. on business visas as well as refugees hoping to sponsor family members to join them in the country. Officials say the latest measure reflects the administration’s commitment to upholding and strengthening the integrity of the country’s immigration system.
On Monday, lawyers for the DOJ defended the executive order on who the Trump administration deems a ‘close relative’ in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court questioned if grandparents and other relatives from the six terror prone countries should be temporarily barred from entering the U.S.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. will continue its peaceful pressure campaign against North Korea.