Human Rights / Civil Rights

Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes DACA immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pressure grew in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to debate legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, in a challenge to President Donald Trump, who has declared as “dead” an existing program allowing them to legally study and work in the United States.

Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his support on Tuesday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, in a case that has compounded strains in U.S.-Turkish relations.

U.S. says will press North Korea on human rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is gravely concerned about human rights abuses in North Korea and will press for accountability for those responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.