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Obama condemns Trump immigration policy Obama condemns Trump immigration policy
- June 21, 2018

His order merely authorizes DHS to hold families together while prosecution is pending. In April, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions adopted a "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings at the US-Mexico border. This is the only solution to the border crisis. President Trump's backdown comes amid growing fury over the detention of children. Former President Obama on Wednesday lamented the broken families "whose plights we see and heart-rending cries we hear" and questioned what ... (more...)
Trump Signs Order to End Family Separation Policy
- June 21, 2018

It was not immediately clear what Trump , who had previously blamed the family separations on Democrats, would sign. TRUMP: "We're keeping families together, and this will solve that problem ". If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the "least restrictive" setting for the child who arrived without parents. The White House doubled down on its insistence on congressional action on Monday with Trump and Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ardently arguing that border ... (more...)
Kilauea volcano continues spewing lava from active fissure in Hawaii Kilauea volcano continues spewing lava from active fissure in Hawaii
- June 21, 2018

These temblors had magnitudes of approximately 5.3, but because they are not conventional earthquakes caused by shifting tectonic plates, they are not strongly felt far away from the summit. Residents of Hawaii's Big Island are being warned to stay indoors and keep windows closed after another eruption early Sunday of the Kilauea volcano generated a massive ash plume. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern in labour with her first child Jacinda Ardern in labour with her first child
- June 21, 2018

Noting there are "a whole lot of factors which we aren't aware of", she says it really could be anytime. The Prime Minister's office confirmed Ms Ardern had entered hospital in a statement today. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is now Acting Prime Minister. She's expected to briefly speak to reporters after the birth. Ardern has said she is confident the government will continue to run smoothly in her absence. (more...)
Secret Service notified after Peter Fonda’s obscene tweet about Barron Trump Secret Service notified after Peter Fonda’s obscene tweet about Barron Trump
- June 21, 2018

Peter Fonda's vitriol toward Trump is over the policy that has separated over 2,000 babies and children from migrant families crossing the U.S. border illegally, with some seeking asylum. Actor Peter Fonda on Wednesday called on his Twitter followers to target Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in large-scale protests by surrounding their homes and children's schools. (more...)
Melania Trump on immigration controversy: Kathy Griffin hurls abuses, Twitter joins in Melania Trump on immigration controversy: Kathy Griffin hurls abuses, Twitter joins in
- June 21, 2018

Grisham added that Melania "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". Melania originally hails from Slovenia, which could inform her oppositional stance towards these new proposed laws. (more...)
Israeli bill seeks to ban photographing soldiers Israeli bill seeks to ban photographing soldiers
- June 20, 2018

The prison term increases to 10 years if the intention was to damage "national security". Israeli ministers voted on Sunday in favor of a bill to criminalize the filming and distribution of footages that put soldiers in the occupied West Bank in a negative light. (more...)
Tropical showers in the forecast Tropical showers in the forecast
- June 20, 2018

However, depending on how much rain we get on Monday, the rainfall totals of Tuesday through Thursday could start to be a problem. We'll see highs only in the upper 80s as the rain and cloud cover keep things a little cooler. This weekend looks to be pretty nice with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 90s and heat indices pushing the century mark once again. Rains taper off starting Thursday. (more...)
United States child detention pictures disturbing - Theresa May
- June 20, 2018

The Prime Minister, who has been under pressure to condemn the immigration practices adopted in the U.S., said images appearing to show children being held in cages were "deeply disturbing". Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said of the cages: "What I would point you to is the UK's own immigration policy". But May's spokesman stopped short of directly criticising the US administration ahead of Trump's visit, nor would he confirm that May would raise the issue during the trip. (more...)
Russian Federation calls out USA ‘cynicism’ for rights council pullout Russian Federation calls out USA ‘cynicism’ for rights council pullout
- June 20, 2018

The president has, in the past, been critical of the council, and has accused it of showing a bias against Israel, an ally of the U.S. The United States was half-way through a three-year term on the Geneva-based 47-member body. attempts to blame the whole world for the politicization of HRC work are especially cynical". "Attempts to forcibly impose this rather specific understanding of human rights on other countries are, in themselves, a blatant violation of universal human values and ... (more...)
Trump reverses family separation policy after tech, political backlash
- June 20, 2018

The Trump administration earlier this year began enforcing a policy that separated members of families that cross USA borders illegally. Ryan has stated he does not support separation of families. "They really would like to have open borders where anybody in the world can just flow in, including the Middle East", said Trump. The official did not know what prompted Trump to change course. (more...)
NYT Nixes Audio Of Stephen Miller Interview From Podcast After WH Asked NYT Nixes Audio Of Stephen Miller Interview From Podcast After WH Asked
- June 20, 2018

HuffPost covered the controversy with the headline, " New York Times Caves to White House on Stephen Miller Interview". The Times , which spoke to Miller on the record, said it conducted an "extended interview" with Miller over the weekend for an article about the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy, which includes taking kids away from their parents as they cross the U.S. (more...)
Trump comments on immigration following meeting with Republicans
- June 20, 2018

That bill , introduced by Sen. 'The morality of it was clear - that's not who we are, ' she said . The more conservative bill, moved by judiciary committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, would make it a criminal offence to overstay a visa in the United States; cut legal immigration by 25 per cent; and allow recipients of the now-cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - which covered some people who were brought to the USA illegally as children - to remain in the United ... (more...)
The Effects of Parental Separation on Children The Effects of Parental Separation on Children
- June 20, 2018

He took to Twitter to reiterate his claim that the blame for America's border nightmare lay with Democrats, who he said wanted immigrants to "infest" the US. But similar images of children sleeping on the ground exist now. The kids pictured in metal cages were unaccompanied minors waiting for housing. And many on the right are offering harsh criticism. (more...)
GOP lawmaker charges Federal Bureau of Investigation with changing witness forms in Clinton probe GOP lawmaker charges Federal Bureau of Investigation with changing witness forms in Clinton probe
- June 20, 2018

The report mentioned the texts to be "disappointing" and said it could lead to the questioning of the integrity of the 2016 Clinton probe. Horowitz wasn't a political actor looking to "weaponize" anything; his report clearly shows that Horowitz has no confidence that Strzok and others were able to separate their politics from their work, and that is a very reasonable conclusion, especially with the curiously delayed release of the "we'll stop it" text. (more...)
Deputy White House Chief of Staff Hagin to Retire
- June 20, 2018

Hagin was one of the few members of the Trump administration with lengthy Washington experience, having held the same deputy chief of staff post under George W. Hagin is said to be returning to the private sector. "Joe will be missed at the White House, and I wish him great success and happiness in the next chapter of his life". (more...)
May faces new battle in parliament over Brexit May faces new battle in parliament over Brexit
- June 20, 2018

Mr Grieve backed down after it was agreed the Speaker John Bercow would decide on whether MPs had the power to amend a motion on what to do if there is no deal with the EU. But Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who resigned as a junior health minister last week so he could oppose the government, said "it's nonsense that somehow this makes it harder for the prime minister to do a deal in Brussels". (more...)
Man arrested over explosion at Southgate Tube station that injured 5 Man arrested over explosion at Southgate Tube station that injured 5
- June 20, 2018

A man has been arrested over last night's explosion at Southgate Tube station, which left five people injured. Officers were called to reports of an incident shortly after 7pm. Haluk Ozkan told the BBC he was standing outside the subway station when he got a whiff of "burning rubber" smell. Three people were treated at the scene and two others were taken to the hospital. (more...)
Israel responds to burning kites, balloons with rocket fire in Gaza Israel responds to burning kites, balloons with rocket fire in Gaza
- June 20, 2018

Israeli Army spokesman Avichay Adraee said the strikes were in retaliation for the launch by Palestinian activists in Gaza of incendiary kites and balloons into southern Israel . It accuses the Hamas terror organization of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks. At least 132 Palestinian have been killed. Hours later, Israeli aircraft fired warning shots toward Palestinians "who launched arson balloons". (more...)
Illinois Republicans in Congress break from Trump over border children
- June 20, 2018

The woman, identified as Mrs. C in court documents, was split from her son for almost a year after entering the country illegally in August near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. At his town hall, Burgess promised he'd work with Congress to reform the immigration system. "Mexico does nothing for us", charged Trump. "We don't want people pouring into our country", he told Tuesday's gathering. (more...)

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