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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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Shenzhou-10: China launches next manned space mission

China in space

QuestCinq.com/news/06/11/2013 –China has launched its latest Shenzhou manned space mission. Three astronauts blasted away from the Jiuquan base in Inner Mongolia on a Long March 2F rocket at 17:38 Beijing time (09:38 GMT). The commander, Nie Haisheng, and his crew, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping, plan to spend just under two weeks at the orbiting Tiangong space lab. Wang is China’s second female astronaut and she will beam the country’s first lesson from space to students on Earth. The crew’s capsule was ejected from the upper-stage of the rocket about nine minutes after lift-off. Mission controllers clapped enthusiastically once the…

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US tightens student visa rules after Boston bombing

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QuestCinq.com/News/05/03/2013 Azamat Tazhayakov (centre), accused of obstructing the FBI investigation into the bombings, returned to the US while not enrolled at university The US is tightening its screening of international students, its first security change in response to the Boston Marathon bombings last month. The move comes after a student from Kazakhstan – who did not have a valid visa – was accused by police of hiding evidence for one of the bomb suspects. The Department of Homeland Security has ordered border agents to automatically check the visa status of every student. Azamat Tazhayakov had returned to the US despite…

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“Koreans Slap Bill Gates for ‘Rude’ Handshake”

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By Joohee Cho SEOUL, South Korea – The buzz in town today is this photograph of Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ shaking hands with South Korea President Park Geun-hye. Gates, 57, might have not realized it Monday, but a one-hand shake in Korean culture – and also in Asia – is notably casual, done only when the other party is a good friend, of the same or younger age. Using one hand with the other tucked in the pants pocket is considered rude here, done when one is expressing superiority to the other. “Perhaps it was his all-American style but an…

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US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home

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Scott signs bill revamping schools, universities in Florida..!!

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Newtown, Connecticut investigation continues!

Mario Buda lights candles during a vigil commemorating victims of a Connecticut elementary school shooting in Oakland

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Handout photo of state police personnel leading children from the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown

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18 ‘MAP’ Gradues Pour l’Administration Publique Haitienne!

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“La direction générale de l’École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) a procédé lundi dernier à la remise de diplômes à 18 hommes et femmes ayant bouclé leur maîtrise en administration publique avec pour option la gestion et le management public. Cette cérémonie a été rehaussée par la présence, entre autres, du Premier ministre Laurent Salvador Lamothe, président d’honneur de la promotion, de l’ancien Premier ministre Jean-Max Bellerive, de l’ambassadeur du Canada en Haïti, Henri Paul Normandin, et de bien d’autres invités…” (Le Nouvelliste, Haiti)

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Jeb Bush, with cash and clout, pushes contentious school reforms

Bush addresses the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista

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South Pacific Sandy Island ‘proven not to exist’

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