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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

Ukraine, feeling winter chill, pays $378 million for Russian gas

– With freezing temperatures gripping Kiev, Ukraine’s state energy firm Naftogaz said on Friday it had transferred $378 million to Russia’s Gazprom to buy Russian gas for December, paving the way for the first shipments since Moscow cut supplies in June. Flows to Ukraine from Russia were severed in a dispute over prices and debts. In line with a deal signed by Naftogaz and Gazprom in October, they should resume within 48 hours from when the Russian firm receives the transfer. Cash-strapped Kiev had delayed buying new supplies, but increasingly cold weather has forced it to draw down on severely depleted reserves. Naftogaz did…

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Les 33 premiers membres de l’Académie du créole haïtien installés

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La salle de conférence de l’hôtel Ritz Kinam II était bondée de  beau monde ce jeudi matin. Au premier plan, on pouvait constater des membres notamment du gouvernement, des pouvoirs législatif et judiciaire, des représentants du corps diplomatique ainsi que de hauts cadres du Conseil exécutif de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti (UEH). Tout le monde attend patiemment l’arrivée du président de la République, Michel Martelly – qui devait se présenter à 9 h 50 – pour commencer la cérémonie d’installation des 33 premiers académiciens de notre langue, comme c’était prévu dans la programmation de l’activité. Les minutes filent. Il est 10…

La CPI abandonne les poursuites contre le président kényan

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La procureure de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a annoncé vendredi l’abandon des charges contre le président du Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, qui était accusé de crimes contre l’humanité à la suite des violences postélectorales de 2007-2008. «L’accusation retire les charges contre M. Kenyatta», a déclaré la procureure, Fatou Bensouda, dans un document officiel, soulignant ne pas avoir assez de preuves «pour prouver, au-delà de tout doute raisonnable, la responsabilité criminelle présumée de M. Kenyatta». Ce retrait des charges n’exclut pas «la possibilité de retenir de nouvelles charges contre M. Kenyatta», a-t-elle cependant précisé. Le président kényan, âgé de 53 ans, était soupçonné de…

Deportations drop to new low for Obama

Fewer immigrants were deported in the last year than at any other time in President Obama’s tenure, according to a Friday report. Deportations of individuals caught crossing the border were down 9 percent, according to preliminary numbers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) obtained by The Los Angeles Times. The government also removed fewer immigrants who were already living in the U.S. Those deportations — which often take place when an individual comes into contact with the criminal justice system — dropped 23 percent for the year ending September 30. Border crossings were up 15 percent during that period, according…

Economy adds 321K jobs

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By Vicki Needham – 12/05/14 08:37 AM EST The economy added 321,000 jobs in November, a huge number that surpassed expectations. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent. It’s the strongest month of job growth since January 2012, and is the tenth straight month the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs. It’s also the most jobs the economy has added in a year since 1999, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report revised figures for September and October to show more growth. September’s figure was revised up to 271,000 from 180,000, while October saw a bump to 243,00 jobs…

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