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In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, a migrant woman helps carry a handmade U.S. flag up the riverbank at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past Mexican police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, as a group of migrants tries to reach the U.S. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Feds warn immigrants about welfare use

Officers handling legal immigration cases will now warn people that they are under an obligation to support themselves rather than end up on the public dole, under a new policy implemented Friday by Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Published June 14, 2019

Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File)

Court rules migrant children can get abortions in U.S.

Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally have rights to obtain abortions and the government must facilitate the exercise of that right, including making pregnant minors in custody aware of the option, an appeals court found Friday. Published June 14, 2019

House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., left, listens to Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats use Trump's foreign dirt comment as fuel to press impeachment

Democrats pounced Thursday after President Trump suggested he would welcome foreign governments' dirt on his political opponents, saying it was more proof that the president is ethically deficient and should be impeached, and they demanded an immediate reproach. Published June 13, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi says House can pass border funding bill this month

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats will approve money to help alleviate the border crisis, and said a bill can get done by the end of this month, before the Health and Human Services Department runs out of money to care for immigrant children who are in the U.S. illegally. Published June 13, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Schumer: Senate must rebuke Trump foreign dirt comments

Sen. Charles E. Schumer says that if Republicans want to do something about President Trump's new comments welcoming foreign meddling in the U.S. election, they'll have a chance Thursday afternoon. Published June 13, 2019

The U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. The U.S. Senate will start the process of voting on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a Supreme Court Associate Justice today. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

ACLU begs Supreme Court to delay census citizenship ruling

Immigrant-rights advocates urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday to delay a ruling on the Trump administration's move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, saying new evidence has tainted the government's case. Published June 12, 2019

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

DHS says only way to help children at border is more cash

Homeland Security and Health Department officials sent a letter to members of Congress Wednesday saying the poor conditions that illegal immigrant children face at the border can only be relieved with an infusion of cash. Published June 12, 2019

In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides and advisers, arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most loyal aides, is resigning. In a statement, the president praises Hicks for her work over the last three years. He says he "will miss having her by my side." The news comes a day after Hicks was interviewed for nine hours by the panel investigating Russia interference in the 2016 election and contact between Trump's campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Hope Hicks agrees to House Judiciary Committee closed-door interview

Former top Trump aide Hope Hicks has agreed to testify behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee about what she saw related to Russian interference and presidential obstruction during the 2016 campaign and during her time at the White House. Published June 12, 2019

Attorney General William Barr, gestures as he speaks during a graduation ceremony for students of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Va., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Oversight Committee approves contempt proceedings against Barr, commerce secretary

President Trump claimed executive privilege to prevent Congress from getting its hands on documents detailing the decision to add a citizenship question into the 2020 census, and the House Oversight Committee retaliated Wednesday, voting to initiate contempt proceedings against two Cabinet officials. Published June 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to audience members during a campaign stop at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP) ** FILE **

Bernie Sanders evokes FDR, says democratic socialism's time has come

Sen. Bernard Sanders proclaimed the dawn of democratic socialism in America on Wednesday, saying it's time the country moves beyond the liberties enshrined in the Constitution and embraces a new set of human rights promises including free college education, guaranteed jobs and better retirements. Published June 12, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump teases 'Phase two' of U.S.-Mexico border deal

President Trump on Wednesday teased what he called "phase two" of his border deal with Mexico, saying much tougher measures are waiting in the wings if the new national police and immigration repatriation measures agreed to last week don't stop the flow of migrants. Published June 12, 2019