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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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La deuxième rencontre haïtiano-dominicaine a eu lieu lundi


La deuxième rencontre haïtiano-dominicaine a eu lieu lundi dans la ville de Jimani en République Dominicaine. Cette réunion visait à permettre aux représentants des deux pays de discuter autour de plusieurs points d’intérêt commun. Les discussions devrait porter notamment sur les questions d’immigration, la sécurité, l’environnement, le commerce, les douanes, l’agriculture et le secteur privé, avons-nous appris. La délégation haïtienne était conduite par le Premier ministre Laurent Lamothe. il était accompagné de plusieurs autres membres du gouvernement. La partie dominicaine était dirigée par le ministre de la Présidence Gustavo Montalvo  et d’autres officiels  du gouvernement. Des représentants du Venezuela, de…

Web companies give first look at secret government data requests

A protester holds placard showing U.S. President Obama during demonstration against NSA and in support of Snowden in Frankfurt

(Reuters) – Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google on Monday began publishing details about the number of secret government requests for data they receive, hoping to show limited involvement in controversial surveillance efforts. The tech industry has pushed for greater transparency on government data requests, seeking to shake off concerns about their involvement in vast, surreptitious surveillance programs revealed last summer by former spy contractor Edward Snowden. The government said last month it would relax rules restricting what details companies can disclose about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders they receive for user information. Several companies, including Google and Microsoft, sued the government last year, seeking the ability to…

Le gouvernement prone le respect de la dignité des femmes dans le carnaval

Photo Wilner Jean Louis Les ministres à la condition féminine et aux droits des femmes (MCFDF) et de la Culture (MC), Mme Yanick Mezile et Josette Darguste ont lancé lundi une mise en garde au secteur musical qui utilise le corps des femmes sur les chars et dans les vidéoclips comme élément de distraction durant les périodes carnavalesques. Ces deux ministères vont travailler de concert avec le ministère de la justice en vue de prévoir des sanctions contre les personnes qui encouragent ces genres de pratiques, a annoncé Mme Darguste. Le « twerking » ou “Chek dada”en Haiti, est ce style de danse exercé…

Recruiting fraud, kickback scandal rocks Army

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Soldiers received bonuses for persuading friends to sign up during Iraq, Afghanistan wars. WASHINGTON — More than 800 soldiers are under criminal investigation for gaming a National Guard program that paid hundreds of millions in bonuses to soldiers who persuaded friends to sign up during the darkest years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, USA TODAY has learned. Fraudulent payments total in the “tens of millions”; one soldier allegedly pocketed $275,000 in illegal kickbacks, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY. At least four others made more than $100,000 each. “This is discouraging and depressing,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.,…

N.J. Governor Christie aides face subpoena deadline in bridge scandal probe

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sits on stage during the Super Bowl hand-off ceremony on Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square in New York

 Top aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie face a deadline on Monday to reply to document subpoenas made by state lawmakers investigating a traffic scandal that has threatened the Republican governor’s political future. Lawmakers are investigating an incident from last September, at the height of Christie’s re-election campaign, in which aides to Christie ordered access lanes from the town of Fort Lee to the busy George Washington Bridge closed, creating a massive, four-day traffic jam. The closures came after the mayor of Fort Lee, a Democrat, declined to endorse Christie’s re-election bid. Christie, who is widely seen as a…

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Nelson Mandela ‘left $4m estate’

AFP South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela left an estate valued at more than 46m rand ($4.13m; £2.53m), the executors of his will have revealed. The Mandela family trust will receive $130,000, plus royalties. Others to benefit include the governing ANC, personal staff and several schools. Mr Mandela’s third wife, Graca Machel, may waive her claims to the estate, the executors said, although she is entitled to half of it. Mr Mandela died in December, aged 95. The former president left behind an estate that includes an upmarket house in Johannesburg, a modest dwelling in his rural Eastern Cape home…

Accord de paix: Abbas accepterait un retrait israélien sur cinq ans

ISSAM RIMAWI, AFP Ramallah, Cisjordanie-Le président palestinien Mahmoud Abbas s’est dit prêt à un retrait israélien sur cinq ans après un accord de paix, ainsi qu’au déploiement de forces de l’OTAN à travers le territoire d’un futur État palestinien, dans une interview au New York Times. Jusqu’à présent, M. Abbas et les dirigeants palestiniens évoquaient un calendrier de retrait de trois ans, se référant au précédent de l’évacuation du Sinaï égyptien en 1981, à la suite des accords de paix israélo-égyptiens de Camp David en 1978. «À la fin des cinq ans, mon pays serait débarrassé de l’occupation», a déclaré le président palestinien dans…

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