The evening of July 4, Rodolfo Rodriguez did what he does on most evenings: take a stroll around his neighborhood. Instead, after allegedly bumping into a small child on his walk, the 92-year-old Mexican man was beaten with a brick and jumped by a group of attackers, all while being told to “go back to [his] own country.”

As KTLA reports, Rodriguez was on his regular 8 p.m. walk around his Los Angeles neighborhood when he bumped into a toddler while trying to pass her on the sidewalk...

Thousands of children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border remain in federal custody, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in July 5, one week after a federal court ordered the Trump Administration to quickly reunite the separated families.

Now, in order to reunify families, HHS is conducting DNA tests to verify family relationships.

Azar told reporters on a conference call on Thursday that “fewer than” 3,000 kids including around 100 who are...

The Trump administration is set to roll back the Obama-era policies promoting diversity in universities, known as affirmative action, US media report.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked 24 guidance documents on Tuesday, many involving race in schools and affirmative action recommendations.

It comes as Harvard University faces a discrimination lawsuit alleging it limits admissions for Asian-Americans.

In 2016, the US Supreme Court had ruled in favour of affirmative...

A knife-wielding attacker stormed into a 3-year-old's birthday party and slashed nine people at an Idaho apartment complex that provides housing to refugees, Boise police said Sunday.

Six of the victims were ages 3-12, and the others were adults, Police Chief William Bones said. Four of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, he said, and some injuries will be "life-altering."

Bones said officers were called to the Wylie Street Station Apartments on Saturday night and...

Government policy states that minors must appear in immigration court for their scheduled removal hearings.

 If the asylum case is denied, the minor ends up back in immigration court for an asylum hearing before an immigration judge. However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stripped immigration judges of the authority to administratively close cases, and gutted well-established asylum case law.

So that makes any hope for asylum relief for these children nearly impossible....

Migrant children – some of them just three years old – are being ordered to appear in court without their parents for their own deportation hearings, it has been reported. 

As First Lady Melania Trump made her second trip in a week to look at the conditions in which youngsters separated from their parents are being held, it was reported some children have been told to appear before judges.

The government has admitted nearly 2,000 youngsters were separated from their families...

Arrests were made as hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday ahead of a planned visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Twenty-five people were taken into custody after the peaceful organized protest was declared an unlawful assembly by Los Angeles police. Clergy were seen among those being arrested.

Crowds holding signs were given a five-minute warning to disperse by LAPD before the arrests took place, according to authorities. The protesters were...

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.

The 5-4 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberal justices dissenting, ended a fierce fight in the courts over whether the policy amounted to an unlawful Muslim ban, while confirming broad...

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has confirmed that two military bases will be used as temporary camps to house migrants who illegally enter the US.

Speaking in Alaska, Secretary Mattis named the Texas bases but did not say whether they would house migrant children or families held together.

The Pentagon said last week it planned to house 20,000 detained children on military bases.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump repeated calls for deportations without judicial process.


US President Donald Trump has backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant families on the US-Mexico border, after images of children in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

Mr Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally for as long as their criminal proceedings take.

But that may violate a court settlement on how long children may be held, setting up a potential...

The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias".

The "hypocritical and self-serving" body "makes a mockery of human rights", said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley.

Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has been criticised for allowing countries with questionable human rights records to be members.

But activists said the US move could hurt efforts to monitor and address human rights abuses around the world....

President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a "migrant camp", as he stood by his administration's immigration crackdown.

"The United States will not be a migrant camp," he said at the White House. "And it will not be a refugee-holding facility - it won't be."

Photos over the weekend showed undocumented children being held in fenced enclosures at a Texas facility.

The UN human rights chief has condemned the policy as "unconscionable".


Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 11 overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband.

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries

Sessions’ ruling came after he made the unusual move to personally intervene in the case, known as the “Matter of A-B-“ after the woman had won an appeal to the Board of...

More than 40 million US citizens live in poverty and some five million live in third world conditions because of inhumane government policies, UN investigators revealed in a report.

The Trump administration’s tax reform bill is facilitating inequality by attacking the US welfare system, Alston added.

Poverty in the United States, he said, appears to be fueled by contempt along with a "winner takes all" mentality.

In addition, Alston pointed out that individuals in ...