U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children

By Kristina Cooke and Yeganeh Torbati

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children. read more

The NRA Is Dying With A $55 Million Drop In Income Last Year

The NRA is showing signs of serious decline as tax documents show that their income dropped by $55 million last year.

The Daily Beast reported on the NRA‘s tax documents:

More noteworthy than its drop in contributions, though, was its decline in membership dues. The NRA took in more than $128 million in dues last year—a significant sum, but down considerably from the $163 million it took in the year prior. That decline, more than the drop in direct contributions, appears to indicate a dwindling, if still formidable, base of public support. Asked for comment on the decline, an NRA spokesperson pointed to reporting showing that the organization’s magazine subscriptions have shot up this year, interpreted as an indicator of an accompanying membership surge. read more

Trump’s Remain In Mexico Asylum Deal Is Illegal

Trump‘s plan to force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico is illegal and will likely be quickly struck down in court, as Trump is trying to break the law.

The Washington Post reported, “According to outlines of the plan, known as Remain in Mexico, asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system, which Trump decries as ‘catch and release,’ that has generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer U.S. soil.” read more