SFGATE: Trump meets with GOP on immigration bills

Trump meets with GOP on immigration bills
Published on June 20, 2018 at 01:02AM by
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT):
6:55 p.m.
President Donald Trump told House Republicans he was “1,000 percent” with them on rival immigration bills up for votes, but it was not clear if he had a preference on how to handle family separations at the border.
That’s according to people who were in the closed-door session, who requested anonymity to discuss the private meeting.
“We had a great meeting,” Trump told reporters as he left the Capitol with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Those in the meeting the Capitol basement say Trump discussed various topics, including his recent historic trip to North Korea.
On immigration, they say Trump told them: “I am behind you so much.

SFGATE: Hundreds in SF protest Trump’s ‘fascist’ child separations

Hundreds in SF protest Trump’s ‘fascist’ child separations
Published on June 20, 2018 at 12:08AM by By Megan Cassidy
Hundreds of protesters descended on a single Financial District block in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating thousands of immigrant children from their parents at the border.
Demonstrators, armed with homemade signs and rallying cries, blocked the entrance to the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement field office in San Francisco around 1 p.m., choking the stretch of road on Sansome Street between Jackson and Washington to redirect traffic.

SFGATE: US quits UN Human Rights Council over alleged Israel bias

US quits UN Human Rights Council over alleged Israel bias
Published on June 19, 2018 at 11:10PM by Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) — The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to leave a body it accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel.
“For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, said Tuesday at the State Department in Washington. She said the decision was an affirmation of U.S. respect for human rights, a commitment that “does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.