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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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China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

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Egypt’s Military: We Secretly Cured HIV, Hepatitis C


(NEWSER) – You, and pretty much every scientist in the world, may find this hard to believe, but a top Egyptian general says he has discovered a cure HIV and hepatitis C, along with a wand that can detect the latter virus from across a room. In a press conference on Sunday, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdul Atti said that over 22 years he had personally researched a cure, eventually getting help from Egyptian military intelligence, the New York Times reports. “Defeating the virus is a very easy process, but God grants wisdom to whoever he wants,” Atti said. “You will never find another…

New Clinton documents released

Mark Lennihan, AP

Archivists released thousands of records from the Bill Clinton presidency on Friday, including documents on activities by former first lady — and prospective 2016 presidential candidate — Hillary Rodham Clinton. The more than 4,000 pages of documents include records on the health care task force Mrs. Clinton chaired in 1993, as well as her efforts on children’s issues, women’s rights and micro-credit for developing countries. MORE: Clinton Library documents The Friday release is the first in a series of document dumps from the Clinton era over the next several weeks that are expected to total more than 30,000 pages. Most of…

Mississippi man found alive in body bag at funeral home


Walter Williams awoke inside Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi A Mississippi man has been found alive in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead, US media report. Workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Walter Williams on Thursday when he moved. A coroner pronounced the 78-year-old dead after finding no pulse when he was called to Mr Williams’ home in the city of Lexington on Wednesday evening. It is thought that his pacemaker may have temporarily stopped working. “He was not dead – long story short,” funeral director Byron…

Le Congrès américain réclame des sanctions contre Caracas


Agence France-Presse Washington Le Congrès des États-Unis prépare des résolutions condamnant la répression et les violences au Venezuela, des sénateurs demandant au président Barack Obama d’imposer des sanctions contre les responsables impliqués dans la mort de manifestants de l’opposition. La commission des Affaires étrangères de la Chambre des représentants a adopté vendredi un projet de résolution déplorant «la violence inexcusable perpétrée contre les chefs de l’opposition et les manifestants, et l’utilisation croissante d’accusations pénales dans un but politique pour intimider l’opposition politique du pays», et appelant au dialogue. «Bien que l’attention du monde se concentre plus particulièrement sur la crise…

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Fusion condamne la propagande et les règlements de comptes politiques


Port Au prince, Haiti-Le parti politique Fusion des sociaux-démocrates haïtiens (Fsdh) déplore l’attitude de l’exécutif de transformer le carnaval haïtien en un espace de propagande exclusive pour son compte, dans une note de presse datée du 27 février 2014 et transmise à AlterPresse. L’instrumentalisation du carnaval, par le pouvoir exécutif, pour régler des comptes politiques et faire taire toutes voix dissidentes, est inacceptable, s’insurge la Fusion. L’exclusion des groupes musicaux, ne s’alignant pas sur le discours officiel, comme Brother’s Posse et « Kanpèch », constitue une violation de la Constitution haïtienne de 1987 et une menace certaine pour la démocratie, condamne le…

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