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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

Mains levées en hommage à Michael Brown


Agence France-Presse Washington Des dizaines de manifestations ont eu lieu lundi à travers les États-Unis, notamment dans les universités, pour demander justice, mains levées, pour Michael Brown, le jeune homme noir tué par un policier blanc en août dernier à Ferguson, au Missouri. Dans le cadre du mouvement «Hands Up, Walk Out» (Marchons, mains levées), des milliers de protestataires se sont symboliquement rassemblés sur leur lieu de travail ou leur établissement scolaire, en milieu de journée, quelquefois à 13h01, heure à laquelle le jeune homme a été tué le 9 août. «Nos communautés sont blessées et en colère», a indiqué…

Half of public would blame GOP for shutdown

By Rebecca Shabad – 12/01/14 11:08 AM EST Half of the public would blame GOP lawmakers for a government shutdown while only a third would blame President Obama, according to a CNN survey released Monday. Thirteen percent, meanwhile, said Republicans and the president would both be responsible while 2 percent said neither should be blamed or said they had no opinion. A plurality of people polled said a government shutdown that would last a few days would be a major problem. Just under a quarter said it would be a minor problem and 20 percent said it would be a crisis. The government shutdown in…

Republicans huddle to counter Obama on immigration

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Republicans in and out of Congress are urging GOP leaders to move quickly on immigration reform in response to President Obama’s executive actions. The GOP voices say Republican lawmakers should take the reins of the immigration debate with new legislation, both to bolster their party ahead of the 2016 elections and to push back against Obama. “The best way to criticize governing through fiat is to offer an alternative,” said Republican activist Grover Norquist. “What appears to be the smart move, and what they’re going to do, is do immigration reform through normal legislative [channels],” said Norquist, the president of…

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L’Allemagne, première terre d’immigration en Europe


CLAIRE GALLEN Agence France-Presse PARIS Îlot de prospérité dans la crise, l’Allemagne est devenue en 2012 la principale destination d’immigration en Europe, et la deuxième derrière les États-Unis au sein des pays de l’OCDE, révèle lundi un rapport de l’organisation. «C’est un grand tournant», a estimé le secrétaire général de l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques Angel Gurria. «Après les États-Unis, l’Allemagne est dorénavant le deuxième pays d’immigration le plus important, alors qu’elle occupait la huitième place en 2009», écrit l’OCDE dans son rapport annuel sur les migrations. L’Allemagne a accueilli près de 400 000 migrants en 2012. C’est moins…

Hong Kong: les manifestants se heurtent aux policiers


DENNIS CHONG, AARON TAM Agence France-Presse HONG KONG Le chef du gouvernement local de Hong Kong a affirmé lundi que la poursuite des manifestations du mouvement prodémocratie était devenue «intolérable», alors qu’un brusque accès de fièvre a saisi l’ex-colonie britannique après plus de deux mois de manifestations. La police du territoire passé sous tutelle chinoise a repoussé par la force les militants prodémocratie qui tentaient dans la nuit d’encercler le siège du pouvoir, provoquant des heurts parmi les plus sérieux depuis le 28 septembre. Le chef de l’exécutif Leung Chun-ying a laissé entendre que de nouvelles opérations policières pourraient avoir lieu…

Uruguay: l’ex-président Tabaré Vasquez revient au pouvoir


ANA INÉS CIBILS Agence France-Presse MONTEVIDEO Tabaré Vazquez a largement remporté dimanche le second tour des élections présidentielles en Uruguay, revenant au pouvoir après avoir été le premier dirigeant de gauche du pays, mais avec un regard critique sur la récente légalisation du cannabis. Ce cancérologue de 74 ans, qui avait présidé le petit pays latino-américain de 2005 à 2010, a obtenu 56,6 % des suffrages selon les résultats définitifs excluant les votes blancs face à son opposant du Parti national (centre droit), Luis Lacalle Pou, 41 ans, fils d’un ancien président. Dans un discours, M. Vasquez a appelé à une nouvelle…

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