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A government lawyer acknowledged Monday that the Trump administration will miss its first court-imposed deadline to reunite about 100 immigrant children under age 5 with their parents. Department of Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said during a court hearing that federal authorities reunited two families and expect to reunite an additional 59 by Tuesday’s deadline. She said the other cases are more complicated, including parents who have been deported or are in prison facing criminal charges, and would require more time to complete reunions. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered the administration to reunite families separated as part of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, said he will hold another hearing Tuesday morning to get an update on the remaining cases. He said he was encouraged to see “real progress” in the complicated reunification process after a busy weekend when officials from multiple federal agencies tried to sync up parents and children who are spread across the country. STORY FROM LENDINGTREE Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed “Tomorrow is the deadline. I do recognize that there are some groups of parents who are going to fall into a category where it’s impossible to reunite by tomorrow,” he said. “I am very encouraged by the progress. I’m optimistic.” Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who leads a lawsuit against the federal government, sounded more skeptical. When asked by the judge if he believed the government was in full compliance of the court order, Gelernt said there was much more work to be done. “Let me put it this way: I think the government in the last 48 hours has taken significant steps,” he said. “We just don’t know how much effort the government has made to find released parents. I don’t think there’s been full compliance.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. (Photo: U.S. District Court) The difficulty in reuniting the first 100 children shows the challenge that lies ahead as the Trump administration braces for another deadline in two weeks to reunite nearly 3,000 older children – up to age 17 – with their parents. The process is complicated because of all the different situations that emerged over the weekend. The government initially identified 102 children under age 5 who needed to be reunited but removed three children from that list because investigations into their cases revealed that those children came with adults who were not their parents, Fabian said. Twelve parents were found to be in federal and state custody on criminal charges, making a reunification impossible since the government can’t transfer minors to state and local prisons to protect the well-being of the child. Nine parents were deported, and the government established contact with only four of them, Fabian said. Four children had been scheduled to be released from government custody to relatives who weren’t their parents, leading the government to question whether to allow that process to be completed or to redirect the child back to a parent. Gelernt said he understood many of the hurdles but urged the judge to force the government to scrap its time-consuming investigation into every single case and start a 48-hour clock to reunify families that remain separated by Tuesday. Sabraw said he would decide that during Tuesday’s hearing. Fabian said one of the silver linings of the busy weekend is that her office worked closely with its challengers at the ACLU to share information on each child’s case, to ensure that representatives from immigration advocacy groups and volunteer organizations could be present during each reunification. Gelernt said they’re doing that to help the parents, who are often released from custody with no money and nowhere to go. Fabian said that coordination has led to a more formalized process between government agencies and with the immigrants’ lawyers that should make reunifications go more smoothly in the coming weeks. “I think this process over the weekend helped us see what information, and in what form, is the most useful to share,” she said. “I’d like to make that as efficient a process as possible.” -

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Mammogram finds US TV reporter Robach’s cancer

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(BBC)-Good Morning America’s Amy Robach has revealed she will have a double mastectomy this week, a month after undergoing a mammogram on the show. The 40-year-old correspondent discovered she had breast cancer after reluctantly agreeing to have a screening filmed for the ABC show. She said GMA anchor Robin Roberts had persuaded her that if the story saved one life, it would be worth it. “It never occurred to me that life would be mine,” said Robach. Producers chose Robach to cover the mammogram story because it is recommended that women at the age of 40 regularly check for breast…

President Nicolás Maduro ordered managers of electronics chain Daka to lower prices or face prosecution.

Girish Gupta, USA TODAY

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro intensified his perceived fight Monday against “bourgeois parasites” he accuses of an economic war against the socialist country by threatening to force more stores to sell their merchandise at cut-rate prices. National guardsmen, some of whom had assault rifles, were positioned around outlets of an electronics chain that Maduro has ordered to lower prices or face prosecution. Thousands of people lined up at the Daka stores hoping for a bargain after the government forced the companies to charge “fair” prices. “I want a Sony plasma television for the house,” said Amanda Lisboa, 34,…

Walmart to launch Black Friday sales earlier

Walmart -As the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart is the latest major retailer to announce an even earlier launch to annual Black Friday weekend sales — beginning at dinnertime Thanksgiving evening. Following a slew of similar announcements from stores including Target, Best Buy and Macy’s, Walmart said Tuesday that it will hold two major sales events at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday evening, two hours earlier than last year. With this year’s six-day shorter holiday shopping season and low rates of consumer confidence following the government shutdown, Walmart is upping its efforts to draw in more customers: offering…

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

86 White 14 Black white supremacist behind an initiative to turn a North Dakota town into a “white enclave” received some shocking news — he’s not 100 percent white. Craig Cobb, a 62-year-old man who has aimed to start a community for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, received some news that he wasn’t too happy about, although we must admit, it gave us quite a chuckle. During an appearance on The Trisha Goddard Show, Cobb was given the results of a DNA Diagnostics test and found out he is 14 percent Sub-Saharan African, and it was all caught on camera. Source: HuffingtonPost

Government in agreement to allow American merger


The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at Washington’s Reagan National Airport and in other big cities. In August, the government sued to block the merger, saying it would restrict competition and drive up prices for consumers on hundreds of routes around the country. The airlines have said their deal would increase competition by creating another big competitor to United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which…

AT&T offering billing relief for those calling family, friends in Philippines

AT&T is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for U.S. residential customers trying to connect with family and friends in the Philippines in the aftermath of the devastating typhoon. Continuing through Sat., Nov. 30, postpaid customers won’t be charged for international long distance usage for calls from an AT&T wireless number in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands to the Philippines. Text messages will also be included. Customers won’t see charges for the period from Nov. 8-Nov. 30. For AT&T wireline and U-verse Voice customers, the company is also waiving charges up to 60 minutes for direct dial…

La justice russe ordonne la saisie des biens de l’opposant Alexeï Navalny


“Je ne sais pas du tout quels sont mes biens qui ont été saisis par le tribunal (…). Personne ne m’a invité à cette audience”, a réagi Alexeï Navalny sur son compte Twitter. ACCUSATIONS REJETÉES PAR NAVALNY Alexeï et Oleg Navalny ont été accusés fin octobre d’avoir détourné 26 millions de roubles (590 000 euros) appartenant à Yves Rocher et plus de quatre millions de roubles (90 000 euros) à une autre entreprise. Les deux frères ont également été inculpés de blanchiment de 21 millions de roubles (480 000 euros). Ils risquent jusqu’à 10 ans de camp. Selon les enquêteurs,…

L’Uruguay et le Venezuela discutent de la situation politique en Haïti et de l’éventuel retrait des troupes uruguayennes de la Minustah

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P-au-P, 12 nov. 2013 [AlterPresse] — Le président uruguayen, Jose Mujica, se rend ce 12 novembre au Venezuela ou il doit s’entretenir avec son homologue Nicolas Maduro sur la situation politique et l’éventuel retrait des troupes uruguayennes de la Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation d’Haiti (Minustah), apprend AlterPresse de source officielle. La veille on apprenait que des autorités de l’Uruguay prévoient une visite en Haïti, pour échanger avec la chancellerie haïtienne, autour du retrait des troupes de ce pays de la Minustah. La rencontre doit avoir lieu « avant la fin de ce mois » de novembre 2013, selon ce…

Philippines Climate Negotiator Makes Emotional Plea At COP19, Vows Hunger Strike HuffingtonPost–As the Philippines reeled in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan on Monday, a climate negotiator from the island nation made an emotional statement at the UN climate talks in Warsaw that was met with a standing ovation. In an address to the convention captured on YouTube, Naderev “Yeb” Saño said that the suffering of people in the Philippines should motivate the delegates to make this year’s climate talks count. “The devastation is staggering. I struggle to find words even for the images that we see in the news coverage, and I struggle to find words to describe how I feel about the losses. Up…

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