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trump's quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say


closeskip in skipxembedxshare dhs chief john kelly says no military force will be used for mass deportations. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) tells us why that might go against something his boss said earlier in the day. buzz60derrick taylor, immigration and customs enforcement supervisor of fugitive operations for deportation, gives a briefing to his team about suspects before a pre-dawn raid in santa ana, calif., on jan. 17, 2007.(photo: mark avery, ap) 1496 connectlinkedinemailmoreformer immigration enforcement chiefs are questioning the legality of president trump's plan to ramp up a program that allows federal agents to quickly deport suspected undocumented immigrants without appearing before a judge."expedited removals" have been in force for 20 years but have only been used ag






lafayette residents see red over pg&e tree removals – the mercury news


lafayette — a group of residents is pushing back against a deal between the city and pacific gas & electric allowing for the removal of hundreds of trees on public and private property.arguing the tree removals will impact lafayette’s environment “for generations,” save lafayette trees is asking the city, pg&e and the east bay regional park district to create a plan to shield the gas pipeline along the lafayette-moraga regional trail, or move it so the trees won’t have to be cut down.about 500 supporters have signed the group’s change.org petition asking the city council and pg&e to take action.the group wants the utility to release a detailed map of all 272 trees in lafayette the utility plans to cut down, and post removal signs on the trees for 60 days. it also wants the city to notify e






florida adds prizes to boost python removals in everglades


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mother of four who was living in aurora and detained by ice has been deported –


maria de jesus jimenez-sanchez, an aurora mother of four from mexico who had lived in the u.s. illegally for more than 15 years before she was detained earlier this month by immigration officials, has been deported.jimenez-sanchez’ attorney, jennifer kain-rios, said her client was removed from the u.s. on april 18.kain-rios said possible next steps in the case are pending.jimenez-sanchez’ detainment gained widespread attention after she was taken into custody when she went to a check-in with u.s. customs and immigration enforcement on april 12. ice had granted her one-year stays of deportation four times dating back to april 2013, but her latest request for a stay was denied in mid-march.kain-rios said jiminez-sanchez was meeting with ice officials, as part of the conditions of her stays o






which expedited security program is right for you?


dhs unveils online tools to help travelers compare programs such as global entry and precheck.        






trump's quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say


closeskip in skipxembedxshare dhs chief john kelly says no military force will be used for mass deportations. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) tells us why that might go against something his boss said earlier in the day. buzz60derrick taylor, immigration and customs enforcement supervisor of fugitive operations for deportation, gives a briefing to his team about suspects before a pre-dawn raid in santa ana, calif., on jan. 17, 2007.(photo: mark avery, ap) 5177 connect 1 linkedinemailmoreformer immigration enforcement chiefs are questioning the legality of president trump's plan to ramp up a program that allows federal agents to quickly deport suspected undocumented immigrants without appearing before a judge."expedited removals" have been in force for 20 years but have only been used






trump's quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say


closeskip in skipxembedxshare dhs chief john kelly says no military force will be used for mass deportations. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) tells us why that might go against something his boss said earlier in the day. buzz60derrick taylor, immigration and customs enforcement supervisor of fugitive operations for deportation, gives a briefing to his team about suspects before a pre-dawn raid in santa ana, calif., on jan. 17, 2007.(photo: mark avery, ap) 7648 connect 5 linkedinemailmoreformer immigration enforcement chiefs are questioning the legality of president trump's plan to ramp up a program that allows federal agents to quickly deport suspected undocumented immigrants without appearing before a judge."expedited removals" have been in force for 20 years but have only been used






trump tweets out attacks on courts and justice dept. over controversial ‘travel


u.s. president donald trump pressed his controversial travel ban plans on monday following a weekend attack in london, calling for an expedited judicial review and urging his administration to seek a tougher version of the proposal.“the justice dept. should have stayed with the original travel ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to s.c.,” trump, referring to the u.s. supreme court, wrote in a series of tweets on the issue.“the justice dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down travel ban before the supreme court – & seek much tougher version!” he wrote.in any event we are extreme vetting people coming into the u.s. in order to help keep our country safe. the courts are slow and political!— donald j. trump (@realdonaldtrump) june 5, 2017(






arthur opposes request for ‘expedited’ execution date


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usoc: foreign athletes to get expedited access to us events


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minn. native running for va. governor gets into flap over confederate statues


 when a 125-year-old confederate monument was dismantled early monday morning in new orleans, everyone expected a fight. workers wore face masks and tactical vests, and snipers manned the rooftops of nearby buildings, according to cnn. the removal was uneventful, but the public reaction has been anything but.among those protesting the removals: corey stewart, a self-described conservative republican running for governor of virginia. and he’s not shy about airing his concerns.stewart, according to his campaign website, was born in minnesota. after spending one year at st. olaf college in northfield, he finished his bachelor’s degree at georgetown university in washington, d.c. he later returned to minnesota to receive his law degree from william mitchell college of law in st. paul, then mov






minnesota native running for virginia governor doesn't like 'yankees' taking thi


 when a 125-year-old confederate monument was dismantled early monday morning in new orleans, everyone expected a fight. workers wore face masks and tactical vests, and snipers manned the rooftops of nearby buildings, according to cnn. the removal was uneventful, but the public reaction has been anything but.among those protesting the removals: corey stewart, a self-described conservative republican running for governor of virginia. and he’s not shy about airing his concerns.stewart, according to his campaign website, was born in minnesota. after spending one year at st. olaf college in northfield, he finished his bachelor’s degree at georgetown university in washington, d.c. he later returned to minnesota to receive his law degree from william mitchell college of law in st. paul, then mov






social media companies step up removals of online hate speech: eu


social media companies like facebook, twitter and google’s youtube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response to eu pressure to do more to tackle the issue, results of an eu evaluation seen by reuters.facebook, twitter, youtube and microsoft last year signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to take action in europe within 24 hours, following rising concerns about the proliferation of racist and xenophobic content on social media triggered by the refugee crisis and attacks in western europe.this included removing or disabling access to the content if necessary, better cooperation with civil society organizations and the promotion of “counter-narratives” to hate speech.facebook assessed notifications of hateful content in less than 24






minnesota brings in shooters in its fight to contain cwd


from his office in lena, ill., 35 miles south of new glarus, wis., doug dufford of the illinois department of natural resources has watched chronic wasting disease (cwd) take its toll on wild deer herds in both states.wildlife officials on each side of the illinois-wisconsin border detected the always-fatal neurological disease in 2002, but a much more aggressive fight of the disease in illinois has kept infection rates around 1 percent. in pockets of wisconsin, where hunter resistance discouraged large-scale deer removals, one of every two mature bucks and one of every four adult females is now infected with the mad cow-like disease.from afar, dufford realizes minnesota is trying to extinguish its second outbreak ever of cwd in the wild. at the same time, there’s an outbreak of cwd in cap






new orleans removes last confederate statue


masked city workers in new orleans have removed the last of four monuments to the pro-slavery rebellion defeated in the us civil war.the 133-year-old statue depicted general robert e lee, the top military leader in the confederacy.critics say monuments to the confederacy are racially offensive, but supporters say they are important symbols of the city's southern heritage and held protests during the other removals.






seattle report on homeless-encampment cleanups calls for clarity on rules


a seattle office of civil rights report about cleanups of homeless encampments addresses issues of notice and storing belongings.eliminate subjectivity around which items collected during homeless camp sweeps should be stored or thrown away. ensure city staffers give proper notice of pending cleanups. and make sure partner agencies like the washington department of transportation (wsdot) are clear on the rules that govern the camp cleanups.those are some of the recommendations from a report by the seattle office of civil rights (ocr). the report, the first since the department ceased day-to-day monitoring duties of sweeps, covers about 50 removals of homeless encampments conducted from september to december 2016.the report addresses several issues uncovered in a series of seattle times rep






seattle report on homeless-encampment cleanups calls for clarity on rules


a seattle office of civil rights report about cleanups of homeless encampments addresses issues of notice and storing belongings. eliminate subjectivity around which items collected during homeless camp sweeps should be stored or thrown away. ensure city staffers give proper notice of pending cleanups. and make sure partner agencies like the washington department of transportation (wsdot) are clear on the rules that govern the camp cleanups. those are some of the recommendations from a report by the seattle office of civil rights (ocr). the report, the first since the department ceased day-to-day monitoring duties of sweeps, covers about 50 removals of homeless encampments conducted from september to december 2016. the report addresses several issues uncovered in a series of seattle times






trump's visa overhaul causes problems for foreign-born doctors


courtesy of dakota gastroenterology clinicfadel nammour obtained an h-1b visa in 2002 and moved to fargo, north dakota, to practice gastroenterology. he is now a u.s. citizen.by michael ollove, special to the washington postjust a few months ago, the future appeared promising and certain for sunil sreekumar nair. a british citizen, he was completing a residency in internal medicine at a brooklyn hospital and had accepted a job in a hospital near fort smith, arkansas, a rural area with a severe shortage of doctors.then the trump administration announced that it was suspending the 15-day expedited process to obtain an h-1b visa, a program that allows u.s. employers to temporarily employ foreign-born workers in specialty fields such as medicine and information technology. now nair may not rec






u.s. immigration agency will lose millions because it can’t process visas fast e


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.netthe border crossing at the santa teresa port of entry, shown here in 2012.lost amid the uproar over the trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants is a change coming to the legal immigration system that’s expected to be costly for both u.s. companies and the government itself.each year at about this time, u.s. citizenship and immigration services receives a tidal wave of applications for h-1b visas, the ones for college-educated workers. for-profit companies usually have a five-day window in april to send in applications for new visas just as existing visa holders begin renewing theirs.the new wrinkle is that last week uscis suspended so-called “premium processing,” a program that allowed employers to pay extra to reduce visa wait times from






donald trump seeks 'expedited' hearing on muslim ban | usa news


us president donald trump has called for an "expedited" hearing of his controversial travel ban targeting six muslim-majority countries, currently before the supreme court, saying the justice department should seek a "much tougher version".in a series of tweets on early monday morning, trump also said the us is already "extreme vetting" travellers coming into the country for safety reasons.trump referred to his executive order barring visitors from six muslim-majority countries, which is currently held up in the courts, as a "travel ban", a characterisation his administration had previously rejected.an initial executive order was drafted and signed in january, but it was later blocked by courts and prompted large protests at airports in cities and towns across the country.a revised version






kellyanne conway’s husband just slammed trump’s travel ban tweets


george conway, the husband of top trump adviser kellyanne conway, took a shot at the president on twitter monday morning by knocking his decision to issue a series of tweets about his proposed “travel ban.”“these tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won’t help [trump’s travel ban executive order] get 5 votes in scotus, which is what actually matters,” conway wrote. “sad.”these tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help osg get 5 votes in scotus, which is what actually matters. sad. https://t.co/zvhcyfm8hr— george conway (@gtconway3d) june 5, 2017conway late last week withdrew himself from consideration for a job at the united states department of justice. his tweet knocking trump is the first that he has posted since 2015.trump angrily tweeted a






donald trump seeks 'expedited' hearing on muslim ban | usa news


us president donald trump has called for an "expedited" hearing of his controversial travel ban targeting six muslim-majority countries, currently before the supreme court, saying the justice department should seek a "much tougher version".in a series of tweets on early monday morning, trump also said the us is already "extreme vetting" travellers coming into the country for safety reasons.us appeals court upholds block on trump travel bantrump referred to his executive order barring visitors from six muslim-majority countries, which is currently held up in the courts, as a "travel ban", a characterisation his administration had previously rejected.an initial executive order was drafted and signed in january, but it was later blocked by courts and prompted large protests at airports in cit






president trump ramps up push for travel ban even as opposition hardens – the de


washington – president donald trump unleashed a fresh barrage of criticism monday against courts blocking the administration’s travel ban, calling for a fast-track supreme court hearing and urging the justice department to seek even tougher measures on who enters the united states.in a series of tweets, trump circled back on his push for the travel ban in the wake of saturday’s terrorist attack in london – even as new opposition emerged from republican and democratic lawmakers.trump also appeared again to disregard the potential legal problems linked to the term “travel ban.” trump’s use of the phrase was cited by several u.s. district court judges in decisions to stop plans to virtually halt u.s. entry for citizens of six muslim-majority nations.“people, the lawyers and the courts can cal






trump immigration plan would aggressively detain and deport


palm beach, fla. – federal authorities would be empowered to immediately deport vastly more unauthorized immigrants as part of a broad crackdown being developed by the trump administration that would significantly change the way federal agencies enforce immigration laws.two draft memos signed friday by john kelly, the retired marine general who is secretary of homeland security, outline an aggressive mission for immigration authorities to rescind policies put in place by president barack obama that focused mainly on removing serious criminals.the directives appear to spare many younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, known as dreamers. but some parents of children who enter unaccompanied could face prosecution under the guidelines.the approach laid out in the memos






us top court leaves intact ruling against central america asylum seekers


the u.s. supreme court sidestepped a turbulent debate over illegal immigration on monday, turning away an appeal by a group of asylum-seeking central american women and their children who aimed to clarify the constitutional rights of people who the government has prioritized for deportation.the families, 28 women and 33 children ages 2 to 17 from el salvador, honduras and guatemala, had hoped the justices would overturn a lower court’s ruling preventing them from having their expedited removal orders reviewed by a federal judge.that philadelphia-based court said the status of the families, all apprehended in texas and later held in pennsylvania, was akin to non-citizens who are denied entry at the border and they were not entitled to a court hearing to challenge that decision.immigration h






trump's new deportation rules allow more expulsions


the department of homeland security on tuesday released a set of documents translating president donald trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security into policy, bringing a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation’s immigration laws.under the obama administration, undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes were the priority for removal. now, immigration agents, customs officers and border patrol agents have been directed to remove anyone convicted of any criminal offense.that includes people convicted of fraud in any official matter before a governmental agency and people who “have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits.”the policy also calls for an expansion of expedited removals, allowing border patrol and immigration and customs enf






workers detained by ice on military base denied immigration hearing


san jose, calif. — two undocumented immigrants detained by ice agents on the travis air force base earlier this month remain in expedited deportation proceedings after being denied immigration hearings tuesday, according to their attorney and local immigration activists. the men, hugo mejia, of san rafael, and rodrigo nunez, from hayward — both undocumented immigrants from…






usoc: foreign athletes to get expedited access to us events


denver — the u.s. government has told the u.s. olympic committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn't impact athletes traveling to the united states for international events.in a statement monday, usoc leaders said the government told them it would work to ensure athletes from all countries would have expedited access to the united states for international competitions.a world cup archery event is scheduled for las vegas on feb. 10.iran, one of the seven countries listed on the ban, brought one archer, zahra nemati, to last year's olympics. the status of iran's archery team for the world cup is not known.the u.s. wrestling team travels to iran next month for a world cup event, and the head of the federation said plans are still in place for that trip.other events in






judge: new orleans can remove 4th confederate-era monument


new orleans — a federal judge has cleared the way for new orleans officials to remove a fourth confederate-era monument.the liberty monument, honoring whites who rebelled against a reconstruction government, is among four the city council voted to remove in december 2015. the vote led to litigation by opponents of the removal.on monday, a federal appeals court said three statues dedicated to confederate leaders could be removed.late wednesday, u.s. district judge carl barbier ruled that the liberty monument could go. the liberty monument case was tied up in additional, longer-standing litigation.mayor mitch landrieu, who backs the removals, said the liberty monument was "the most offensive of the four" and said it was erected to "revere white supremacy."he said barbier's decision affirms t






usoc: foreign athletes to get expedited access to u.s. events


denver — the u.s. government has told the u.s. olympic committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn't impact athletes traveling to the united states for international events.in a statement monday, usoc leaders said the government told them it would work to ensure athletes from all countries would have expedited access to the united states for international competitions.a world cup archery event is scheduled for las vegas on feb. 10.iran, one of the seven countries listed on the ban, brought one archer, zahra nemati, to last year's olympics. the status of iran's archery team for the world cup is not known.the u.s. wrestling team travels to iran next month for a world cup event, and the head of the federation said plans are still in place for that trip.other events in






trump lawyers ask court to move quickly on travel ban appeal


richmond, va. — donald trump's administration is asking a u.s. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president's revised travel ban.lawyers for the president filed a brief with the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals in virginia on wednesday. in it, they argue that the matter is one of national importance and should be reviewed as soon as possible. they want the court to set an expedited schedule for filing briefs and hold oral arguments at the earliest opportunity after those are filed.courts in maryland and hawaii earlier this month blocked the revised ban, which would temporarily ban travel to the u.s. from six predominantly muslim countries.the ruling was a victory for immigrant advocates and civil liberties groups, which claimed the ban violated the constitution.






usoc: foreign athletes to get expedited access to us events


denver (ap) — the u.s. government has told the u.s. olympic committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn’t impact athletes traveling to the united states for international events.in a statement monday, usoc leaders said the government told them it would work to ensure athletes from all countries would have expedited access to the united states for international competitions.a world cup archery event is scheduled for las vegas on feb. 10.iran, one of the seven countries listed on the ban, brought one archer, zahra nemati, to last year’s olympics. the status of iran’s archery team for the world cup is not known.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the u.s. wrestling team travels to iran next month for a world cup event, and the head of the federati






frequent fliers without precheck will be moving to slow lane, tsa says


precheck and other programs like global entry allow fliers at u.s. airports to skip the h le of taking off shoes, belts and light jackets and removing laptops from suitcases while going through sped-up security lines.chicago — the transportation security administration (tsa) this month plans to significantly reduce the number of frequent fliers who go through faster airport-security lines for free, even though they haven’t signed up for vetting programs like precheck, a tsa official said.the change is part of a “natural progression” to limit expedited screening only to fliers who have either gone through background checks or have been checked by bomb-sniffing dogs, said tsa spokesman michael mccarthy. frequent fliers who aren’t signed up for precheck are occasionally selected for these fas






trump lawyers ask court to move quickly on travel ban appeal


richmond, va. (ap) — donald trump’s administration is asking a u.s. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president’s revised travel ban.lawyers for the president filed a brief with the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals in virginia on wednesday. in it, they argue that the matter is one of national importance and should be reviewed as soon as possible. they want the court to set an expedited schedule for filing briefs and hold oral arguments at the earliest opportunity after those are filed.courts in maryland and hawaii earlier this month blocked the revised ban, which would temporarily ban travel to the u.s. from six predominantly muslim countries.the ruling was a victory for immigrant advocates and civil liberties groups, which claimed the ban violated the constitu






trump orders probe into whether steel imports harming us


washington — president donald trump is directing the administration to investigate whether steel imports are jeopardizing u.s. national security.in the oval office on thursday, trump signed a memo ordering the investigation while surrounded by executives from u.s. steelmakers.a 1960s trade law gives the president authority to restrict imports if they are determined to be harmful to u.s. security interests. the law requires that the investigation be concluded within 270 days. commerce secretary wilbur ross says the timeline will be expedited.u.s. prominence in the steel industry has been slipping for decades.according to the belgium-based world steel association, american-made steel once accounted for roughly 20 percent of global production, but had slipped to less than 5 percent by 2015.ch






trump orders investigation into aluminum imports


washington — president donald trump has signed a memo ordering an expedited investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing u.s. national security.trump says aluminum is "critical" for national defense. he says the u.s. can't afford to become dependent on foreign imports in dangerous times.high-purity aluminum is used for a number of defense purposes, including in military planes and in the armor-plating of military vehicles.commerce secretary wilbur ross said wednesday that there is only one american smelter still in operation that produces high-purity, aerospace-quality aluminum.trump says he assured the ceo of century aluminum that the administration will bring back jobs for workers the company recently had to lay off.trump signed a similar measure investigating steel impor






minnesota attorney general joins immigration lawsuit


st. paul, minn. — minnesota's attorney general has joined a lawsuit over president donald trump's recent immigration order.the lawsuit alleges the order is unconstitutional and should not be enforced. lori swanson's office announced wednesday night that the state will join the complaint filed by the attorney general in the state of washington.the lawsuit seeks an expedited hearing within 14 days. both attorneys general are democrats.the white house says trump's immigration ban aims to make the country safer.m achusetts, virginia and new york have also joined the lawsuit. democratic state attorneys general have been coordinating legal action over immigration, environmental protections, health care, and other major issues since trump was elected.






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this memorial day, let’s remember the holiday’s roots in the u.s. civil war


presiding over the removal of three confederate statues in his town recently, new orleans mayor mitch landrieu gave a speech on race for the ages. pretty fitting to consider it this memorial day.most holidays eventually become more about eating and drinking than about their original purpose. americans don’t get enough time off, so it makes sense we’d want to have fun when a three-day weekend comes along. this year i was just looking forward to the northwest folklife festival, but a speech brought me back to the origins of memorial day. on this day we remember americans who sacrificed their lives in one of our country’s many wars. but at its beginning, before it encompassed all wars, memorial day was dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who were killed during the civil war. th