<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 24 Jun 2018 00:33:23 -0700Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:33:23 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Democrats Visit Detention Center In McAllen, Texas]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 13:40:12 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_42_29.Still004.jpg
A delegation comprised of 25 Democratic members of Congress visited a detention center in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday and criticized the Trump Administration over its immigration policies.>]]>
<![CDATA[Gay Rights Pioneer Dick Leitsch Dies at 83]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:42:41 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dickleitsch.jpg
Dick Leitsch, a titan of the early gay rights movement who led "sip-in" protests in the 1960s, died in New York City on Friday, Ken Lustbader, the co-director of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project confirmed to NBC...

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<![CDATA[It's Getting Tougher for Migrants to Claim Asylum]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:32:56 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PortsofEntryImmigration.jpg
Migrants are finding it harder to claim asylum at U.S. ports of entry due to the facilities being overcrowded, part of an effort by U.S. officials to curb the number of migrants setting foot on U.S.

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<![CDATA[Trump to GOP: Stop Wasting Time on Immigration]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:35:57 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_gopdelaysimmigrationvote_1500x845.jpg
After repeatedly calling on Congress to solve the immigration problem, President Donald Trump now wants lawmakers to delay immigration reform until after the midterm elections in November. ]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Melania Trump's Style]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:53:23 -0700 and called for Congress to act on immigration reform. The green, hooded jacket she wore while departing from and returning to Washington sent a more puzzling message for many. The $39 Zara item had writing on the back that read: "I really don't care, do u?"

"It's a jacket," her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said. "There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." Yet President Donald Trump offered his own spin, tweeting that the jacket "refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"]]>
and called for Congress to act on immigration reform. The green, hooded jacket she wore while departing from and returning to Washington sent a more puzzling message for many. The $39 Zara item had writing on the back that read: "I really don't care, do u?"

"It's a jacket," her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said. "There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." Yet President Donald Trump offered his own spin, tweeting that the jacket "refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"]]>
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First lady Melania Trump brought her fashion sense as a former model to the campaign trail and the White House.

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<![CDATA[Congress to Vote on Immigration Bills]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:17:37 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2018-06-21+at+10.53.47+AM.png
The House of Representatives is set to vote on two comprehensive immigration bills Thursday - one by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte that is popular with immigration hard-liners, and a second measure that...]]>
<![CDATA[Melania Trump Makes Unannounced Visit to Border Facilities ]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:21:35 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2018-06-21-at-12.27.39-PM.jpg
First lady Melania Trump made an unexpected and unannounced call to detention centers and facilities at McAllen, Texas, on June 21, 2018. The visits come a day after President Donald Trump reversed a policy that...

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Working With ICE as Border Crisis Continues]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:43:21 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ICEGettyImages-688613960.jpg
Several high-profile data and technology companies have been profiting off of contracts with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for the last several months, NBC News reported. Hewlett

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<![CDATA[Military Lawyers Being Sent to Border for Immigration Cases]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:10:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DOD-logoGettyImages-626284132.jpg
The Department of Defense said Wednesday night that 21 military lawyers are being sent to Arizona, Texas and New Mexico to help prosecute illegal immigration cases, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[White Nationalists Planning Rally Near White House]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:24:56 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/062018+charlottesville2.jpg
The group behind the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year is planning a one-year anniversary rally near the White House in August — and the National Park Service has given...

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<![CDATA[Trump Touts Executive Order at Minnesota Rally]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:25:26 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+RALLY+062018.00_00_22_17+THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump promised the crowd at a campaign-style rally in Duluth, Minnesota, Wednesday night that a border wall will soon be fully funded. The rally came hours after Trump signed an executive order...]]>
<![CDATA[Advocates Warn Against Detaining Families Indefinitely]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:37:01 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/protect-the-children.jpg
Immigrant advocates applauded President Trump’s decision on Wednesday to end the separation of migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally but fear a return to long detentions while the families’...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Order Could Hold Families Together Indefinitely]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:20:30 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/guatemalan-sisters-asylum.jpg
The executive order President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday may put an end to separation of families, but it sets the stage for children whose parents are prosecuted to be held in indefinite detention...

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Why Trump Had to Back Down on Family Separations]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:06:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-pauses.jpg
President Donald Trump's sudden scramble to distance himself from his own “zero tolerance” family-separation policy shows there is a point around the nexus of political sensitivity and shame where he will change...

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<![CDATA[Full Text of Trump's Executive Order on Family Separations]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:24:42 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-EO.jpg
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending family separation at the U.S. border. Read the full text of the executive order here.

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg to Spend $80M to Help Dems Win Control of House]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:10:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bloomAP_18109621050513.jpg
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, plans to spend as much as $80 million in the upcoming midterms in support of the Democratic Party, according to The New York Times, which...

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<![CDATA[Trump Signs Executive Order Temporarily Ending Migrant Family Separations]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:55:51 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+EXECUTIVE+ORDER+062018.00_02_52_13+THUMB.jpg
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to temporarily stop the practice of separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The order maintains the administration’s zero-tolerance...]]>