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Kamala Harris (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)

Kamala Harris’s First Bill: Lawyers for Border Detainees

California’s newest U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris, revealed her first piece of legislation on Thursday, the Access to Counsel Act, which targets President Donald Trump’s travel restriction executive order by providing lawyers to anyone arriving at U.S. border crossings and ports of entry.

San Ysidro (Josh Denmark / CBP.gov)

Mexican Gas Protests Repeatedly Close Border at San Diego

For the second night in a row Sunday night, demonstrators protesting gas price hikes in Mexico blocked south traveling vehicle traffic at the busiest land port of entry in the western hemisphere, where vehicles leave the United States at San Diego to enter Mexico.

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Feds Filing Criminal Contempt Charges Against AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio, the tough-on-border issues sheriff in Arizona who sued President Obama for his executive order on amnesty, has been the target of a war by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He has faced civil contempt of court charges for allegedly profiling illegal aliens; now he faces criminal contempt charges for violating a court order.