40 Refugees Drowned in Capsizing off Libya

A boat carrying dozens of refugees bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had received a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already.

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Jewish Groups Unite to Oppose Trump Immigration Policy

From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blocked an Amazon store in New York, a coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

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Block of Trump Asylum Rule Holds, but Only in California & Arizona

The Ninth Circuit thwarted the Trump administration Friday by denying its request to stay a lower court’s block of a rule making all asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border ineligible for refugee status unless they applied for and were denied protection in a country they passed along the way.

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‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor … Europeans,’ Trump Official Says

A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive immigrants “who can stand on their own two feet.”

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