Queens Democrats Veer Left in Prosecutor Primary Race

Defeating the Democratic Party machine, defense attorney Tiffany Cabán landed one step closer Tuesday to fundamentally reshaping criminal justice in Queens. The insurgent candidate for district attorney wants to end the drug war and decriminalize sex work in a borough known for the harsh prosecution of petty crimes.

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US Asylum Shift Targets Spanish Speakers, Latin Americans

Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner workings of a top government priority to address the burgeoning number of Central Americans arriving in the country.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Says Trump Is Lying

President Trump’s claims of a national security crisis at the southern border are false, as families entering illegally are turning themselves in to immigration agents and asking for asylum, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said Monday at a Border Patrol station in New Mexico.

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California’s First Latino Attorney General Targets Trump Policies

Xavier Becerra became perhaps the nation’s most influential attorney general when he was named California’s top lawyer two years ago, and has used his post atop what some call the “Resistance State” to pummel President Donald Trump’s administration with dozens of legal actions.

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