Voice of America: Migrants Could Benefit From Trump Sanctuary City Idea

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An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.

The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders. Many of these locations have more resources to help immigrants make their legal cases to stay in the United States than smaller cities, with some of the nation’s biggest immigration advocacy groups based in places like San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. The downside for the immigrants would be a high cost of living in the cities.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced this week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities such as New York and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies.

“With immigrants being less likely to commit crimes than the U.S. born population, and with sanctuary jurisdictions being safer and more productive than non-sanctuary jurisdictions, the data damns this proposal as a politically motivated stunt that seeks to play politics with peoples’ lives,” said George Gascon, district attorney for San Francisco.

​Tens of thousands of immigrants

Trump has grown increasingly frustrated over the situation at the border, where tens of thousands of immigrant families are crossing each month, many to claim asylum. His administration has attempted several efforts to stop the flow and he recently shook up the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security.

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted. He added that, “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”

In California, needing work

Wilson Romero is an immigrant from Honduras who chose to settle in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Romero, 27, was separated from his daughter, now 7, by federal authorities at the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, last year and jailed for three months before being released and making his way to live with his mother in San Jose, California. There he was reunited with his daughter, who attends public kindergarten.

Romero says he goes about daily errands in public without worry of discrimination. His daughter has made friends and has playdates with the children of Mexican American families. It’s a far cry from his hometown in the violence-plagued outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, that he fled after his brother-in-law was killed.

To him, the biggest problem with being in the Bay Area is the high cost of living. The former textile factory worker relies on his mother’s income from waitressing for food and clothing, and he’s started thinking about asking legal permission to move to North Carolina, where an uncle resides and says it’s cheaper to live and work.

“To tell the truth, it’s a little tight now, financially speaking,” said Romero, a former textile factory worker, who said he doesn’t know of any charities that may be willing to help.

​Legal, logistical issues

The plan discussed by Trump would also have financial, logistical and legal issues.

The transportation of immigrants who are arrested at the border to large and faraway cities would be burdensome and costly at a time when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is already stretched thin, having released more than 125,000 immigrants into the country pending their immigration court date since Dec. 21. They are currently being released mainly in border states.

Flights chartered by ICE cost about $7,785 per flight hour, according to the agency, and require multiple staffers, including an in-flight medical professional. The agency also uses commercial flights. Doing longer transports would increase liability for the agency, especially considering that many of the immigrants in its care are families with young children.

And despite the consideration given to releasing the immigrants on the streets to sanctuary cities, the Trump administration actually has plenty of jail space to detain families. As of April 11, the nation’s three facilities to detain immigrant families were nowhere near capacity, including a Pennsylvania facility housing only nine immigrants.

It’s also unclear how long the immigrants would stay in these cities because they are required to provide an address to federal authorities, typically of a family member, as a condition of their release.

“It’s illogical,” said Angela Chan, policy director and senior attorney with the San Francisco-based Asian Law Caucus. “It’s just alarming that they are spending so much effort and so much time to engage in political theater.”

The Trump administration has long pushed back against cities with sanctuary policies, which generally prohibit local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration police, often by refusing to hold people arrested on local charges past their release date at the request of immigration officers. More than 100 local governments around the country have adopted a variety of these policies.

“New York City will always be the ultimate city of immigrants, the president’s empty threats won’t change that,” New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio said in a statement.

But Trump seemed ready to step up his fight with the cities, vowing to “give them an unlimited supply” of immigrants from the border.

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Вести.Ru: Sunday Times: Солсбери – лучшее место для проживания в Великобритании в 2019 году

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Город Солсбери, в котором произошел инцидент с отравлением экс-полковника ГРУ Сергея Скрипаля и его дочери Юлии, занял первое место в рейтинге лучших мест для проживания в Великобритании 2019 года. Рейтинг составило издание The Sunday Times.

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Газета.Ru – Новости дня: В Москве в воскресенье ожидается до 6°С

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В столице в воскресенье, 14 апреля, ожидается до 6°С.

По данным Гидрометцентра, температура воздуха в городе будет колебаться от 4°С до 6°С.

Днем облачно. Осадки (дождь, мокрый снег). Ветер северо-восточный 5-10 м/c, …

Газета.Ru – Новости дня


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Sputnik International – Breaking News & Analysis – Radio, Photos, Videos, Infographics: Russia Will React ‘Accordingly’ to NATO Activity in Black Sea – Deputy FM

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Earlier in April, NATO announced a decision to increase its naval presence and conduct military drills in the Black Sea.

Sputnik International – Breaking News & Analysis – Radio, Photos, Videos, Infographics


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mikenov on Twitter: mikenov on Twitter: Gobierno de Puerto Rico traiciona educación pública, según diputado dlvr.it/R2mRQH | The News and Times of Puerto Rico dlvr.it/R2mbRT

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mikenov on Twitter: Gobierno de Puerto Rico traiciona educación pública, según diputado dlvr.it/R2mRQH | The News and Times of Puerto Rico dlvr.it/R2mbRT


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on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 2:11am

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Voice of America: Texas Storms Leave Two Children Dead, Several People Hurt

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Two children were killed and about a dozen people were injured in Texas Saturday after powerful storms spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged several homes, authorities said.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family’s car in Lufkin while it was in motion. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.

Lufkin is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston. Additional information was not immediately available.

Large storm system

In Central Texas, Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak told The Associated Press a suspected tornado hit the small city of Franklin, overturning mobile homes and damaging other residences. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.

Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said. Some people had to be extricated from their homes.

National Weather Service meteorologist Monique Sellers said they’ve received reports of downed trees, as well as damage to buildings and a transmission tower.

The storms are part of a large system moving through the southern United States, knocking out power to thousands and causing some flash flooding. The weather service said the system is expected to shift to the Ohio Valley and the Southeast on Sunday.

Possible tornado in Mississippi

Meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. No injuries have been reported, but officials said several businesses and vehicles were damaged.

Winds of up to 60 mph (96.56 kph) were reported in Cherokee County, Texas, damaging two homes in Alto but not injuring anyone. Alto is situated about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Houston.

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Russia News: Вести.Ru: В Рио-де-Жанейро восемь человек погибли при обрушении двух жилых домов

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В Рио-де-Жанейро в Бразилии в результате обрушения двух жилых домов погибли восемь человек. Еще 16 числятся пропавшими без вести.

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Вести.Ru: В Рио-де-Жанейро восемь человек погибли при обрушении двух жилых домов

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В Рио-де-Жанейро в Бразилии в результате обрушения двух жилых домов погибли восемь человек. Еще 16 числятся пропавшими без вести.

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Voice of America: Trump Denies He Offered to Pardon Official for Closing Border

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In a series of tweets Saturday night, President Donald Trump denied reports that he asked a border control official to close the U.S. border with Mexico, and that he offered to pardon the official if he faced legal problems for doing so.

On Friday, The New York Times and CNN reported that last week Trump asked Kevin McAleenan, then the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border to stop migrants from coming into the U.S. McAleenan has since been named the acting secretary of homeland security after the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen on April 10.

Both news organizations cited unnamed administration officials as sources in their reports. The Times report also suggested “it was possible Mr. Trump had intended the comments to Mr. McAleenan as a joke.”

On Friday, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement saying: “At no time has the president indicated, asked, directed or pressured the acting secretary to do anything illegal. Nor would the acting secretary take actions that are not in accordance with our responsibility to enforce the law.”

Saturday evening, Trump used social media to issue his own denial, tweeting that he “never offered Pardons to Homeland Security Officials, never ordered anyone to close our Southern Border (although I have the absolute right to do so, and may if Mexico does not apprehend the illegals coming to our Border), and am not ‘frustrated.’ ’’ 

In his tweets, the president took aim at the Times, saying the newspaper didn’t call the White House to verify its facts, and predicting the 167-year-old newspaper would be gone in six years.

Voice of America


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Lenta.ru : Новости: Умер автор системы рукопашного боя Кадочников

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Умер автор системы рукопашного боя Алексей Кадочников. Уточняется, что он ушел из жизни 13 апреля в возрасте 83 лет. Кадочников являлся автором книг и учебных фильмов, посвященных рукопашному бою. Его системой, в основе которой лежат физика, психология и анатомия, интересовалось Министерство обороны СССР.

Lenta.ru : Новости


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“Opposition in Russia” – Google News: Turkish voters send a message in municipal elections – China.org.cn

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Turkish voters send a message in municipal elections  China.org.cn

It’s rare that the outcome of any country’s local government elections is so eagerly awaited at global level. But this is just what happened on March 31, when …

“Opposition in Russia” – Google News


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“russia france” – Google News: After UAE, Russia gives PM Modi its highest state honour: All you need to know – Qrius

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After UAE, Russia gives PM Modi its highest state honour: All you need to know  Qrius

Order of St Andrew is a mark of ‘Russia’s appreciation for PM Modi’s exceptional services’ in promoting a strategic partnership between the two countries.

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“Right Cause party” – Google News: Both sides dig in as Alberta election approaches – rabble.ca

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Both sides dig in as Alberta election approaches  rabble.ca

Alberta’s Internet was in a furious swivet last night. There seemed to be something to wind everyone up as we enter the final stretch of a provincial election both …

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