America has finally broken its silence regarding the hundreds of Indigenous women that have gone missing or have been murdered in recent years. On September 21, 2020, the House passed Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act to help law enforcement respond to this horrifying yet massively invisible crisis. In order to become law, the fates of both bills rest in the hands of President Trump.
The president tweeted Monday that ‘lives were saved by these heroes, and Texas laws allowing them to carry arms!’ while a minister from the church also was ‘thankful’ to ‘our government’.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States. The justices declined to hear an appeal by Amir Shabo, who was detained in 2017 during a sweep targeting hundreds of Iraqi immigrants who had prior criminal convictions and had been ordered deported as part of by President Donald Trump’s push to intensify immigration enforcement. Shabo, 51, had challenged a lower court ruling that went against him.
A judge in the court-martial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes in Iraq said on Wednesday the trial would start at least a few days late as lawyers on both sides grappled over allegations that prosecutors illegally snooped on the defense.
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in the U.S. in September, but her death was not previously reported. It’s the sixth known case of a migrant child dying after being detained in the U.S.