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Friday, July 20, 2018

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.” -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families’ -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

Saturday, April 15, 2017

North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

Friday, April 14, 2017

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ronaldo: Argentina could spring a surprise

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Twice a world champion in four FIFA World Cup™ appearances; the leading scorer in the history of the competition with 15 goals; a three-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year award; and one of the greatest footballers of all time: Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, otherwise known as O Fenômeno, achieved much during the years when he graced the pitches of the world. His days of terrorising opposing defences behind him, Ronaldo is now an authority on his country’s preparations to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. A member of the Management Board of Brazil 2014’s Local Organising Committee (LOC), he gave a wide-ranging press…

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg


South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says. Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace. Continue reading the main story 1918 Born in the Eastern Cape 1943 Joined African National Congress 1956 Charged with high treason, but charges dropped after a four-year trial 1962 Arrested, convicted of incitement and…

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La loi électorale finalement acheminée au Président Martelly

La loi électorale adoptée par le parlement a finalement été acheminée au Palais national pour être promulguée dans le journal officiel Le Moniteur. C’est ce qu’a informé mercredi le vice-président de l’Assemblée nationale, Jean Tolbert Alexis. Ce dernier explique que le retard enregistré dans la transmission de la loi électorale par le fait que le premier secrétaire de la chambre basse, Gluck Théophile, était en voyage aux Etats-Unis d’Amérique. SE/LM

Le sénateur Desras qualifie ses détracteurs d’ignorants


Objet de vives critiques après sa correspondance au président de l’Assemblée nationale du Chili, le sénateur Dieuseul Simon Desras a qualifié d’ignorants tous ceux qui disent qu’il a demandé à l’armée chilienne d’intervenir sur le sol national. Il a cogné sévèrement sur son collègue Wensessclass Lambert qui a réclamé sa destitution.  Le président du Sénat cherche à savoir pourquoi ses détracteurs sont intéressés uniquement à la correspondance qu’il avait adressée au Parlement chilien alors qu’il a également écrit au Parlement du Brésil, entre autres. « La lettre adressée au Parlement brésilien a le même contenu que celle du Chili et…

Haïti-RD : Premier obstacle pour la mission de la Cidh ?

Port-au-Prince— Le Tribunal constitutionnel (Tc) dominicain a décidé le mardi 3 décembre de ne pas recevoir la délégation de la Commission interaméricaine des droits humains (Cidh) lui sollicitant une interview dans le cadre de sa mission d’une semaine en République Dominicaine, selon des informations diffusées par la presse à Santo Domingo. La Cidh a dépêché une délégation, en République Dominicaine, pour enquêter sur les éventuelles implications du verdict 163-13, pris le 23 septembre 2013 par ce même Tribunal constitutionnel et rendant apatrides plus de 200 mille Dominicains d’origine étrangère, dont la plupart d’ascendance haïtienne. Une rencontre, dont la demande a…

Libya: ‘US teacher’ shot dead in Benghazi

A teacher, believed to be an American national, has been shot dead in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say. Reportedly from Texas, he taught chemistry at the international school, medical and security sources said. The man, thought to be called Ronnie Smith, was gunned down earlier on Thursday as he was jogging in Fweihat district, local sources told the BBC. There was no immediate statement from the US embassy in Libya. No group has said it carried out the attack. The international school in Benghazi is a Libyan-owned institute that follows an American curriculum. BBC

Pope sets up child abuse committee


Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims. The announcement, by the archbishop of Boston, follows a meeting between the Pope and his eight cardinal advisers. It comes days after the Vatican refused a UN request for information on alleged abuse by priests, nuns or monks. Pope Francis has said dealing with sex abuse is vital for the Church’s credibility. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, said the proposed panel of experts could provide codes of conduct for clergymen, guidelines for Church officials…

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