Sunday, March 29, 2020

MixedTimes - Adam Shaw

Trump immigration agenda rolls on: Coronavirus threat fuels new border crackdown

As the coronavirus outbreak shutters much of daily life across America, President Trump’s aggressive policies on immigration and border security are not slowing down -- to the contrary, his administration has significantly strengthened restrictions as part of a global effort to stop the spread.

Cuccinelli clarifies ICE not shutting down deportations during coronavirus crisis

Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday sought to clarify a statement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that indicated it was halting most deportations due to the coronavirus outbreak -- with Cuccinelli pledging that deportations would still go ahead, but with increased safety precautions.

Bernie Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucuses

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday won the Northern Mariana Islands Democratic presidential caucuses, securing another four delegates in his uphill battleto beat former Vice President Joe Biden for the party’s nomination.

UK PM Boris Johnson rules out Brexit delay amid coronavirus pandemic

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday ruled out delaying Brexit because of the coronavirus pandemic, reiterating that the U.K. would finalize its departure from the European Union with or without a formal trade agreement by the end of the year.

ICE chief scorches Chicago mayor for glib response to latest sanctuary city horror crime

EXCLUSIVE: The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in an interview with Fox News this week, ripped into Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her response to the sexual assault of a three-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant who had been sprung from custody by the city’s sanctuary policies.

What is the 'Remain in Mexico' policy?

The Trump administration launched the Remain in Mexico policy in January 2019 -- a policy that has become one of the central pieces of the administration’s push to combat the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

Graham says Trump ‘receptive’ to DACA package after meeting with GOP senators

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said President Trump is “receptive” to a package, that would keep protections for certain illegal immigrants shielded from deportation under an Obama-era order, while addressing underlying issues within the immigration system, after a meeting with Republican senators at the White House.

Lindsey Graham to lead group of senators to White House for immigration reform talks

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican senators, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to meetThursday at the White House with President Trump to discuss a possiblecomprehensive immigration reform deal in case the Supreme Court strikes down an Obama-era ruling shielding illegal immigrants from deportation, Fox News has learned -- a push likely to revive concerns among Trump’s base of an election-year“amnesty” push.

Lindsey Graham to lead group of senators to White House for immigration talks

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican senators, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to meetThursday at the White House with President Trump to discuss possible immigration measuresin case the Supreme Court strikes down an Obama-era ruling shielding illegal immigrants from deportation, Fox News has learned -- a push likely to revive concerns among Trump’s base of an election-year“amnesty” push.

De Blasio ignoring ICE pleas for cooperation on illegal immigrant criminals, official says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ignored a pleaby federal immigration authorities to cooperate with them on keeping criminal illegal immigrants off the streets, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officialtold Fox News on Monday -- part of a continued stalemate between the Trump administration and liberal cities on the matter.

Trump mocks Bloomberg’s height by crouching behind podium at CPAC

President Trump on Saturday delighted supporters at theConservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by crouching behind a podium as he mocked billionaire Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg'sperformance at a recent debate.

Trump sending Pompeo to witness Taliban deal signing

President Trump on Friday announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will witness the signing of an agreement with the Taliban as part of an effort to bring thousands of U.S.

Trump administration forms new coronavirus response committee

The Trump administration on Friday announced it has formed a new committee as part of a response to the Coronavirus outbreak -- as part of an effort to quickly assess and respond to the outbreak and to better inform decision making.

Biden reverses course, admits he didn’t get arrested in South Africa

Former Vice President Joe Bidenreversed course Friday on his claim that he was arrested in South Africa during apartheid -- saying instead that he was simply “stopped” and not allowed to “move where I wanted to go” as he sought to meet with Nelson Mandela.

3 in 4 Democrats would support a socialist for president: poll

As the Democratic Party primary field lurches to the left on a number of policy issues, it is being reflected among Democratic voters -- with three in four Democrats saying they would backa socialist for president, according to a new poll released this month.

Bernie Sanders' campaign walks back vow of total deportation freeze

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign appears to be walking back a key plank of its radical immigration policy -- a total moratorium on all deportations -- by promising that “violent criminals” could still be removed from the country.

Venezuela takes seat on UN Human Rights Council over US objections

Venezuela, a country beset by poverty and mass human rights abuses underthe regime of dictator Nicolas Maduro, took its seat Monday on the U.N. Human Rights Council -- a move that critics of the council see as furtherproof that the controversial body is in desperate need of reform.

Nevada caucuses underway as Sanders takes early lead

The Nevada caucuses are underwayas Sen. Bernie Sanders takes an earlylead -- andstate Democrats are cautiously hopeful they will avoidthe chaos that hit Iowa’s caucuses earlier this month.

Bernie Sanders projected to win Nevada caucuses

Sen. Bernie Sanders will winthe Nevada caucuses, Fox News is projecting, furtheringthe democratic socialist's leadover his Democratic rivals and raising the question as to whether he can be stopped on his pathto the Democratic nomination.