The House minority leader sets a record with an address aimed at pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protection of “Dreamer” immigrants.
The rights group acts against the Homeland Security Department, citing Trump’s comments about immigrants and their home countries as evidence of racial discrimination.
Nearly a third of those killed in the Jan. 9 mudslides were from migrant families working in service jobs in the largely white and wealthy Pacific Coast town of 9,000.
Neither the president nor the White House denied the most controversial of his comments: using the word "shithole" to describe countries in Africa.
The president, congressional Republicans and Democrats have expressed optimism for a deal just 10 days before a government shutdown deadline.
The action could force nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, who came to the U.S. after earthquakes struck the Central American country in 2001, to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation.
Government policies funneling illegal immigrants into more dangerous crossing areas have contributed to fatalities.