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U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sue

U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sueFive families with a total of 16 people, including children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, arrived in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday, according to a person who works in migration for the Mexican government, who asked not to be named. In late January, the United States began sending non-Mexican migrants who had crossed at the U.S. border with Mexico back to Mexico to wait as their asylum requests are processed, a program called Migrant Protection Protocols. Rights groups say the program endangers asylum seekers by forcing them to remain in regions of Mexico experiencing record levels of violence.



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U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sue

U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sueFive families with a total of 16 people, including children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, arrived in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday, according to a person who works in migration for the Mexican government, who asked not to be named. In late January, the United States began sending non-Mexican migrants who had crossed at the U.S. border with Mexico back to Mexico to wait as their asylum requests are processed, a program called Migrant Protection Protocols. Rights groups say the program endangers asylum seekers by forcing them to remain in regions of Mexico experiencing record levels of violence.



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Ilhan Omar confronts Elliott Abrams over human rights

Ilhan Omar confronts Elliott Abrams over human rightsOmar suggested Americans would have reason to doubt Abrams’ testimony about the United States role in Venezuela. “If I could respond to that,” said Abrams. “I’m not going to respond to that question, I’m sorry,” said Abrams. Omar continued.



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Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close campsISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has called China's treatment of its minority Uighurs "a great cause of shame for humanity."



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Trump says one of America’s greatest accomplishments is the ‘abolition of civil rights’

Trump says one of America’s greatest accomplishments is the ‘abolition of civil rights’Donald Trump has accidentally told an audience of global religious leaders that America’s greatest accomplishments include the “abolition of civil rights” during the National Prayer Breakfast. “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides, from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights, to extending the vote for women, have been led by people of faith and started in prayer,” the president said on Thursday. The president attended the breakfast in Washington, where speakers addressed the level of division in the country and what one described as a “fracturing of the American family”.



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Neomi Rao: Trump's choice for appeals court criticised for comments on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights

Neomi Rao: Trump's choice for appeals court criticised for comments on race, sexual assault and LGBT rightsDonald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh at a high-profile appeals court has been condemned by activists, who claim she has extreme views on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights. The American president chose Neomi Rao for a seat on the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit which was left empty after Mr Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court. The 45-year-old currently serves as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and used to work for the George W Bush administration.



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Supreme Court's actions on transgender troops, gun rights, public prayer signal conservative trend

Supreme Court's actions on transgender troops, gun rights, public prayer signal conservative trendThe Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to implement its partial ban against transgender troops in the military in one of several actions.



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Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010The nine justices will review a 2018 lower court ruling upholding the city’s restrictions after three gun owners and the NRA’s New York state affiliate sued claiming the regulations imposed in the largest American city violated the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.” The decision indicates a new interest regarding gun rights on the court, where conservatives hold a 5-4 majority. The Supreme Court had not taken up a major firearms case since issuing important rulings in 2008 and 2010 that established an individual right to own guns for self-defense inside the home. The issue of gun rights is contentious in the United States, which has experienced a succession of mass shootings in recent decades and calls from many Americans for stricter regulation of firearms and ammunition.



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Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019: Who was the civil rights leader and will Trump's government shutdown affect the holiday?

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019: Who was the civil rights leader and will Trump's government shutdown affect the holiday?Each year Americans celebrate the life of the US civil rights movement’s best-known spokesman and leader on Martin Luther King Jr Day. The movement pioneered by Martin Luther King pressured the American government to end legalised segregation in the United States. This year’s holiday is the second of Donald Trump’s presidency and could clash with the US government shutdown if the closure is not resolved by 21 January 2019.



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Prosecutors in Kelsey Berreth murder case want to withhold evidence against her fiancé: Does this violate his rights?

Prosecutors in Kelsey Berreth murder case want to withhold evidence against her fiancé: Does this violate his rights?Prosecutors don't want suspect Patrick Frazee to see the evidence against him as the search continues for the body of the missing Colorado mom believed to be dead.



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