EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. government has moved out all the migrant teens who were living in a tent city in the Texas desert and is set to close it down, according to the organization running the facility, after the shelter became a controversial symbol of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. FILE PHOTO: Immigrant children are led by staff in single file between tents at a detention facility next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, U.S., June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo BCFS, a San Antonio-based nonprofit running the temporary shelter for the U.S. government, said on Friday that “there are no more children in Tornillo,” but did not say if they had all been released to sponsors or had been moved to other facilities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had said there were more than 850 migrants being held there as recently as Jan. 6 but did not immediately respond to a request for comment on … [Read more...] about Texas tent city to close as migrant teens in U.S. government…
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his long-demanded border wall and that there probably would be a partial U.S. government shutdown at midnight.Lawmakers scrambled to find an 11th-hour solution to avert the potential shutdown, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and senior White House officials. Negotiators in the Senate were discussing legislation that would include $1.6 billion in border security money and retaining assistance for areas hit by natural disasters that was added by the House of Representatives, according to a Republican Senate aide.Before meeting with Senate Republicans at the White House, Trump wrote on Twitter that "Democrats now own the shutdown," despite having said last week that he would be "proud" to close the federal government over the issue of border security and "I'll be the one to shut it down." 40 PHOTOS Photos of the week: 12/14 - … [Read more...] about U.S. government shutdown looms as lawmakers seek last-minute compromise
By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm Once again the U.S. government is lurching toward a partial shutdown over a funding stalemate as Democrats and Republicans in Congress feud over border policy. Unless they reach an agreement, Uncle Sam will run out of money for several major services at 9 p.m. Friday. First things first: The post office will continue to ship those last-minute gifts and the Transportation Security Administration will continue to screen travelers at the nation’s airports. But access to Alcatraz Island and other National Parks could be at risk, and if the shutdown carries on, everything from tax refunds to issuing of passports could be delayed. It would mark the third shutdown this year, after a three-day closure in January followed by a brief, early-morning lapse in February that ended before dawn when the President signed a $400 billion … [Read more...] about So the U.S. government might shut down: What’s that mean for me?
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 30, 2018 / 12:19 PM GMT By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's international broadcasting agency says it will discipline employees responsible for a television report on philanthropist George Soros that violated its professional ethics and standards. The U.S. Agency for Global Media says that those who produced the report would be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into "apparent misconduct" and may face disciplinary measures, including firing depending on the results of the probe. The report on Soros aired in May on Spanish-language Radio Television Marti network, which broadcasts to Cuba. It described him as a "Jewish multi-millionaire" influencing nations through nongovernment groups. It referenced the conservative organization Judicial Watch as believing he was undermining democracies. … [Read more...] about U.S. government broadcaster to punish workers for Soros ‘Jewish multi-millionaire’ report
By Lauren McGaughy, Dallas Morning News Published 9:12 pm CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 A man walks out of the memorial for the victims of a shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church. Two additional families who lost loved ones in the Sutherland Springs massacre last year are suing the U.S. Air Force for negligence, doubling the number of legal challenges the government is facing over the mass shooting. less A man walks out of the memorial for the victims of a shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church. Two additional families who lost loved ones in the Sutherland Springs massacre last year are suing the ... more Photo: Associated Press File Photo Photo: Associated Press File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A man walks out of the memorial for the victims of a shooting at … [Read more...] about 2 more Sutherland Springs families suing U.S. government over mass shooting