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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

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DHS Publishes List Of Jurisdictions That Rejected Immigrant Detainer Requests

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:01:00 -0400

The Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on sanctuary jurisdictions by publicizing the first weekly list of cities and counties that have ignored federal requests for cooperation.

Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judges In Hawaii, Maryland

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:01:00 -0400

The judges issued temporary restraining orders that prevented the president's revised executive order from taking effect at midnight and barring refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

EPA Reopens U.S. Rules Setting Vehicle Efficiency Standards For 2025

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:37:00 -0400

U.S. automakers may not have to reach fuel efficiency standards that were set during the Obama administration, which had set a target of 54.5 miles per gallon for the 2025 model year.

Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Widow Is Denied Release On Bail

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:38:00 -0500

Noor Salman, widow of Omar Mateen, is in custody in California awaiting trial in Florida on charges she knew about her husband's plans to attack the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Boston's Gay Veterans Will March In St. Patrick's Day Parade

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:18:00 -0500

The controversy over the initial decision to exclude gay veterans had alienated many traditional supporters of Boston's signature cultural event.

Trump Administration Says Illegal Border Crossings Declined In February

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:39:00 -0500

DHS chief John Kelly says fewer people tried to cross the border illegally since Donald Trump's inauguration.

Sessions Defends His Testimony About Russian Contacts

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:48:00 -0500

Sessions said he was clarifying the testimony he gave at his Senate confirmation hearing, and said there wasn't a "continuing exchange of information" between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Rush Begins For Contractors Who Want In On Border Wall Construction

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:12:00 -0500

A deadline has been set for firms interested in helping to build a wall along the southern border. Prototype ideas are due this week; the government plans to make some design decisions by mid-April.

Sierra Snowpack Smacks California's Drought

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:58:00 -0500

Despite one of the wettest winters on record, California Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't declared the five-year drought over yet. But the water shortages may to be over.

Judge Rules Orlando Shooter's Widow Can Be Released On Bond

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:26:00 -0500

The judge has given prosecutors 48 hours to appeal the bond ruling. The widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter is accused of aiding her husband's terrorist attack in which 49 people were killed.

Minnesota Police Officer In Philando Castile Shooting Case Pleads Not Guilty

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:33:00 -0500

The aftermath of the controversial shooting went viral as it was streamed live on Facebook by the Castile's girlfriend.

Overwhelmed Courts Could Limit Impact Of Adding Immigration Officers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Much attention has been given to President Trump's plans for enforcing immigration laws, but not much has been said about how deportations might affect an already-stressed immigration court system.

Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:27:00 -0500

Two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, greatly expand the number of immigrants prioritized for removal. The rules do not affect "Dreamers" — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

ICE Detains Alleged Victim Of Domestic Abuse At Texas Courthouse

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:33:00 -0500

A Texas prosecutor says immigration agents violated the sanctity of a courthouse to detain a woman who was seeking a protective order against her boyfriend.

Residents Near Oroville Dam Brace For Storms After Returning Home

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:00 -0500

With rain and snow starting Wednesday night, all eyes are on the Oroville Dam in northern California. Meanwhile, some of the nearly 200,000 people who evacuated are beginning to return home.