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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.” -

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Friday, December 15, 2017

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Eric Garner chokehold: Federal investigation launched


The US justice department is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a white New York police officer. The inquiry was announced by Attorney General Eric Holder after a grand jury decided against charging the officer. Crowds gathered in New York to protest against the grand jury’s decision. President Barack Obama said the case “speaks to larger issues” between minorities and law enforcement. The decision not to charge the officer came just a week after another grand jury in Missouri did not charge a…

Mort d’un Noir à New York: pas d’inculpation contre le policier


Par BRIGITTE DUSSEAU Une semaine après Ferguson, un grand jury à New York a décidé mercredi de ne pas inculper un policier blanc impliqué dans la mort d’un Noir, au risque de relancer des manifestations qui semblaient marquer le pas. Témoignant de la volatilité de la situation, le maire de New York Bill de Blasio a annoncé qu’il se rendait immédiatement à Staten Island, l’arrondissement de New York où était mort Eric Garner, 43 ans, en juillet, et il a lancé un appel au calme. «Beaucoup dans la ville ne voulaient pas de la décision d’aujourd’hui. Mais New York a une…

NY policeman not indicted in chokehold death, spurring protests

A photo of Eric Garner is displayed at a makeshift memorial, where he died during an arrest in July, at the Staten Island borough of New York

A New York City grand jury has decided not to charge a police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold while trying to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes, the local district attorney said on Wednesday. The deadly encounter in July on Staten Island, New York City’s smallest borough, was captured on video, which quickly spread over the Internet and fueled debate about how U.S. police use force, particularly against minorities. Last week, a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict a white police officer in another racially charged killing of a black man. The decision…

States sue Obama administration on immigration

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in California

A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case being led by Texas and filed at the Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas said the executive order announced by Obama last month violated constitutional limits on presidential powers. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican and the Texas governor-elect, said the lawsuit is not asking for monetary damages but is seeking to have the order…

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L’avancée de l’EI «en train d’être stoppée»


Agence France-Presse BRUXELLES La campagne de la coalition contre le groupe armé État islamique «commence à montrer des résultats», et l’avancée de l’EI en Irak et en Syrie est «en train d’être stoppée», ont affirmé mercredi la soixantaine de pays membres à l’issue d’une réunion ministérielle à Bruxelles. «L’avancée de l’EI/DAECH à travers la Syrie et en Irak est en train d’être stoppée. Les forces irakiennes et les forces du gouvernement régional du Kurdistan, avec le soutien des frappes aériennes de la coalition, regagnent du terrain en Irak», a indiqué la coalition dans un communiqué. Les membres de la coalition,…

Hong Kong: les fondateurs d’Occupy se rendent à la police


Agence France-Presse HONG KONG Les fondateurs du mouvement prodémocratie à Hong Kong se sont rendus à la police mercredi, une reddition symbolique qui fait suite à leur appel à une fin des manifestations et à une participation au débat sur les réformes politiques. Après plus de deux mois d’occupation de plusieurs quartiers de l’ancienne colonie britannique passée sous tutelle chinoise, le mouvement n’a obtenu aucun résultat concret. Il est désormais partagé entre ceux qui veulent radicaliser l’action et ceux qui voudraient changer de forme de lutte. Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man et Chu Yiu-ming, fondateurs d’Occupy Central, mouvement prodémocratie de désobéissance…

Sessions: House GOP immigration response fails to meet test

File photo of Rep. Steve King speaking out against any guest-worker legislation for immigrants during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is pushing back against House Republicans’ emerging plan to respond to President Obama’s immigration actions. “The Chairman of the Republican Party made a promise to America on executive amnesty: ‘We can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen… everything we can do to stop it we will,’” Session said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the plan now being circulated in the House fails to meet that test.” The House is working on a plan for long-term funding for most of the government, with shorter-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which deals with immigration. There…

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