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"We've got to do something. How in the world can the members of the Congress go home and celebrate Christmas knowing that the next morning 12 million Americans are losing their unemployment insurance?" - Sen. Durbin, on needing to pass another COVID relief package.
The U.S. accuses China of forcing ethnic Uyghurs, a Muslim minority, into factory and farm jobs against their will. @nickschifrin reports on how Uyghurs end up as forced laborers, and the larger campaign that has ripped Uyghur lives and families apart.
A federal judge has ordered that DACA — a program that protects migrants brought to the U.S. illegally, as children, from deportation — be restored. The judge says the Department of Homeland Security must resume accepting requests for DACA status immediately.
BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote on the second charge (obstruction of Congress) was 229-198, and one member voting present.
"Enslavement reigned for 250 years on these shores. When it ended, this country could've extended its hallowed principles — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — to all, regardless of color," writer Ta-Nehisi Coates told Congress. "But America had other principles in mind"
“[The children] did not have shoes or blankets in the detention center, and there were people in the cells that had to sleep standing up. They did not have enough to eat...." READ about the bleak picture of #familyseparation via