Juliette Kayyem was an official in the Department of Homeland Security under Barack Obama and is now an analyst for various media. She says the ban on Muslims from seven nations entering the US will be a big problem for her former colleagues.
In an executive memorandum signed on Saturday, Trump elevated Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, while downgrading the status of the Director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the security council's principals committee.
A Boston judge granted a limited reprieve to refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries who already have documents to enter the US. That gives immigrants in the US a week to prepare for potential family separations, legal issues and, perhaps, being unable to travel.
The executive order that President Donald Trump signed on Friday directed federal agents to deport refugees and anyone arriving from seven majority-Muslim countries, leaving in limbo people in transit when he signed the order. On Saturday, a judge issued an emergency injunction blocking the order.
President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to restrict refugees from entering the US and to build a bigger wall along the US-Mexican border. Mexicans broadly condemn the plan and say they'll refuse to pay for it.
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr. is on the shortlist to lead the Department of Homeland Security in Trump’s administration. But his record is of deep concern to immigrants and their advocates who have been battling his policies for years.
Leading climate scientist and educator Katharine Hayhoe talks to PRI's The World about the prospects for changing President-elect Trump's mind on climate change, and the prospects for progress even without Trump.
President-elect Trump has promised to pull the US out of the new global climate agreement. That left attendees at the latest climate talks looking to US states and cities to turn up their game on fighting the climate crisis.
There are the specific policy proposals coming out of the transition team, including one that could seriously dial back or even eliminate one of the main sources of data on the earth’s changing climate — NASA’s Earth science program.