At the Interior Department’s headquarters, Secretary Ryan Zinke has revived an arcane military ritual that no one can remember ever happening in the federal government. A security staffer takes the elevator to the seventh floor, climbs the stairs to the roof and hoists a special secretarial flag whenever Zinke enters the building. When the secretary goes home for the day or travels, the flag comes down.
President Donald Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress fails to act by then, a senator who spoke with the president about the issue said. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said Trump is willing to “give it some more time” to allow lawmakers to find a solution for “dreamers,” unauthorized immigrants brought to this country as children, if Congress does not pass legislation extending protections before time is up.
California joined five states in filing a court action seeking to block the Trump administration’s restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, arguing it is unconstitutionally motivated by anti-Muslim animus.