JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Attorney’s office in Massachusetts on Tuesday revealed new money laundering conspiracy charges aimed at taking down Colombian drug traffickers with ties to the U.S. The newly unsealed indictment targets 19 people — residents of Colombia, Jamaica, and Florida — who allegedly participated in what U.S. […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday ordered the Biden administration to continue implementing pandemic-related restrictions at the border that effectively close humanitarian relief options for asylum seekers. The restrictions were slated to end on Monday. The restrictions were first implemented under the Trump administration by the Centers for Disease Control […]

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The production of firearms in the U.S. has ramped up exponentially in recent decades with domestic manufacturing more than doubling and imports more than quadrupling, according to a new study by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The increases between the years 2000 and 2020 were fueled by […]

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Justice Department lawyers and attorneys representing a coalition of GOP-led states were in court on Friday to again trade jabs about whether the Biden administration can lift pandemic-based restrictions at the southern border known as the Title 42 order. Judge Robert R. Summerhays, a Trump appointee, said he plans to issue […]

kolderal/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is officially welcoming the first group of refugees coming to the U.S. under the “Uniting for Ukraine” program, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday. So far, about 6,000 Ukrainians of the 19,000 who applied have received authorization to travel to the U.S. after passing background checks and […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Judge Robert Summerhays of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Department of Homeland Security from phasing out Title 42 for at least the next two weeks. Title 42 is a policy instituted under the Trump administration that […]

Miami Herald / Contributor/ Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is gradually moving forward with new changes that would increase the speed at which the U.S. government evaluates requests for asylum – a frequent plea from migrants at the border — according to two government officials. The new rule would allow asylum officers at […]

ftwitty/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A Texas man who is the first to stand trial in the prosecution of those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was found guilty Tuesday on all charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding, for his role in disrupting the certification of 2020 presidential election. Guy Reffitt was […]

Rapeepong Puttakumwong/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A pair of social media misinformation campaigns exploiting tensions in Russia and Ukraine were identified and disabled on Facebook over the weekend, according to two senior leaders at the social network’s parent company Meta. One operation thwarted by Meta’s security team involved about 40 accounts described as “inauthentic” with […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden has faced persistent challenges as his administration worked to reform U.S. immigration policy during his first year in office. Some efforts over the past 12 months have succeeded in reversing hardline measures from the Trump era while other promises have stalled, generating harsh criticism from immigrant advocates. […]

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