Foreign-born recruits, promised citizenship by the Pentagon, flee the country to avoid deportation – The Washington Post

U.S. troops are sworn in as naturalized citizens on Nov. 2, 2012, at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. (State Department) Frustrated by delayed promises from the U.S. military for citizenship, and in fear of the Islamic State if he were deported back to Iraq, Ranj Rafeeq has given up the American Dream for a Canadian one. Rafeeq […]

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues – The Washington Post

HOUSTON — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been […]

The Latest Version of Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Taking Effect Tonight and It’s Worse Than Ever

AP Welcome to WHAT NOW, a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today. After the Supreme Court allowed the majority of President Trump’s Muslim travel ban to take effect earlier this week, the administration issued new criteria that require visa applicants from the six majority-Muslim countries and all refugees to have a […]