Alex Jones loses bid to stop defamation suit against him

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ bid to have a defamation lawsuit leveled against him by the parents of a Sandy Hook victim thrown out was denied on Thursday by a district judge in Austin, Texas. Judge Scott Jenkins ruled that Jones must stand trial in a…

Pope encourages parents to take gay kids to therapy

Pope Francis doesn’t think parents should reject their kids for being gay, but he does think they might need some therapy. The pontiff made the new comments on his flight home from the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. “There have always been gay people…

A month after a court-mandated deadline, 528 families are still separated

The administration has reunited the majority of families they’ve separated, but still over 500 parents and their children remain apart, including 23 infants or toddlers, according the most recent government figures. Credit: Diana Ofosu Family separation at the southwest border is a direct result of the…

DHS coerced undocumented immigrants into signing away reunification with their kids, per lawyers

Immigration authorities coerced roughly 76 immigrant parents separated from their children at the border into signing documents they couldn’t understand, according to a new complaint. In some cases, these parents signed away their rights to be reunited with their children and didn’t even know it. The…

Oklahoma school shuts down to protect transgender student from violent threats

A group of parents planned a silently rally outside an Oklahoma school Tuesday morning on a behalf of a transgender 12-year-old who has been subjected to threats of violence. The school is closed through Wednesday in response to those threats. The student, identified simply as “Maddie”…

Melania Trump’s parents came to the U.S. thanks to immigration system Trump wants to eliminate

A lawyer for First Lady Melania Trump’s parents admitted Thursday that the couple was able to become United States citizens thanks to a program President Donald Trump has often railed against and tried to eliminate. Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who came to the United States…

Judge slams Trump administration’s ‘unacceptable’ efforts to reunite immigrant families

A federal judge slammed the Trump administration’s foot-dragging in reuniting parents and young children separated under the government’s harsh immigration policies, calling the slow progress in reunifying families “unacceptable.” Judge Dana Sabraw rejected the administration’s efforts to pass the task of reuniting immigrant parents and…

ICE Tortüring Detainees With Extended Solitary Confinement

Isaí Romero had no idea how to break the news to his parents that their son — his brother — had died. The elderly couple, nearly 2,000 miles away in Puebla, Mexico, had been anxiously waiting for their 40-year-old son, Efraín Romero de la Rosa,…