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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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Obama, Merkel et l’UE unis face à la Russie

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Agence France-Presse KRÜN Le président américain Barack Obama, la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel et le président du Conseil européen Donald Tusk ont affiché dimanche leur unité face à la Russie sur le dossier ukrainien au lancement d’un sommet du G7 en Allemagne. M. Obama a notamment loué l’amitié germano-américaine, alors que le président russe Vladimir Poutine est le grand absent du sommet du G7 en Bavière (sud), exclu de ce format des puissances industrielles depuis que la Russie a annexé la Crimée en mars 2014. «Ce matin, alors que nous célébrons l’une des alliances les plus fortes au monde, mon…

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France : six responsables de la présidence sous Sarkozy en garde à vue

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Agence France-Presse PARIS Six hauts responsables ou conseillers de la présidence française sous le mandat de Nicolas Sarkozy (2007-2012) étaient en garde à vue mercredi dans le cadre d’une enquête sur des sondages commandés sans appel d’offres, selon une source proche du dossier. Claude Guéant et Xavier Musca, qui se sont succédé au poste de «Secrétaire général de l’Élysée» (plus proche collaborateur du président) à cette époque, ainsi que l’ancienne directrice de cabinet de Nicolas Sarkozy, Emmanuelle Mignon, étaient entendus, tout comme trois anciens conseillers de la présidence. M. Guéant a notamment été ministre de l’Intérieur durant la présidence de…

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George W. Bush plus populaire que Barack Obama

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Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON L’ex-président George W. Bush, au pouvoir de 2001 à 2009, est plus populaire parmi les Américains que son successeur Barack Obama, selon un sondage CNN/ORC publié mercredi. Selon cette enquête, 52 % des personnes interrogées ont une opinion favorable de l’ancien président républicain contre 49 % pour l’actuel occupant démocrate de la Maison-Blanche. L’éloignement du pouvoir et une relative discrétion dans les médias ont semble-t-il du bon : c’est la première fois depuis dix ans que George W. Bush, qui a quitté la présidence en janvier 2009 au plus bas dans les sondages, à plus d’opinions favorables que défavorables (52 % contre 43 %)…

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Russia dismisses EU criticism of travel blacklist

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov attends a meeting with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Moscow

Russia criticised the European Union on Monday for allowing the publication of a list of European officials barred from entering the country in the diplomatic fallout over theUkraine crisis. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow, which drew up the list in response to a similar ban on Russian officials by the EU, had handed over the list to the EU “confidentially.” The EU says the travel bans are unjustified and a list seen by Reuters at the weekend showed 89 European politicians and military leaders were included on it. “The reverse sanctions that were introduced applied to officials who have been most…

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Russia imposes travel ban on 89 EU politicians

(Reuters)…Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. More than 6,200 people have been killed in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. Russia dismisses accusations from Ukraine, NATO and Western powers that it is supporting the separatists with arms and its own troops. The list, which says it was compiled by the Russian foreign ministry and handed to a European Union delegation in Moscow this week, includes outspoken critics of Russia as well as security…

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Cuba removed from US terror list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has taken Cuba off its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Kerry acted 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so. Lawmakers had that much time to weigh in and try to block the move, but did not do so. The step comes as officials from the countries continue to hash out details of restoring full diplomatic relations, including opening…

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Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing, singing praises and releasing white doves as Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls, became their president. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, accompanied by the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, was the first foreign official to meet with Nigeria’s new leader after the inauguration. A senior State Department official said Washington is ready to increase military aid and could quickly send more advisers. To roars of approval at the ceremony, President Buhari pledged to take personal charge…

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China resets Latin America

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China is busy doing the things that Russia can not do for economic reasons – the Celestial Empire is changing the world order. One can say that China is conquering the world with loans. Latin America is of special importance for China at this point. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is touring South America and signed landmark agreements with Brazil. China is conquering the world not with weapons, but with loans. After the events on Tiananmen Square in 1989, the Chinese leadership understood what Wall Street’s globalization may bring. China still lives under numerous Western sanctions. For example, Chinese companies are not allowed to…

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Fresh fighting erupts in east Ukraine, three Ukrainian soldiers killed

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 12 wounded in the latest clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, further eroding a three-month-old ceasefire, Kiev’s military said on Friday. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said government forces had come under attack from separatists using large-caliber guns and mortar in several parts of the east and southeast, including near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk. “In the past 24 hours we have lost three Ukrainian heroes, and another 12 have been wounded,” Lysenko told a briefing. There was no word on casualties among the separatists, who Kiev, NATO and Western countries say are…

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L’UE veut soutenir six pays de l’ex-URSS sans fâcher Moscou

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MICHEL VIATTEAU, VALÉRIE LEROUX Agence France-Presse RIGA, Lettonie La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel a appelé jeudi, avant un sommet à Riga, six pays de l’ex-URSS à ne pas nourrir de «fausses attentes» d’intégration européenne, et a assuré la Russie que leur rapprochement avec l’UE n’était pas dirigé contre elle. Elle a fait ces déclarations au Bundestag à Berlin, à quelques heures de l’ouverture du sommet du Partenariat oriental à Riga où les dirigeants des 28 pays de l’UE doivent faire le point sur leur politique de rapprochement avec six pays de l’ex-URSS, bousculée par l’intervention de la Russie en Ukraine. Le…

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