Tom Porter, provided by Published 4:16 am PDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 John Moore/Getty Images Officials in the Department of Homeland Security are mulling the reintroduction of the divisive child separation policy, according to multiple reports. One idea being discussed is giving parents a "binary choice" of separation from their child, or being detained as a family in jail-like facilities. Previously separation was automatic. The new policy, reported by the Washington Post, would instead force parents to choose between two grim options. US agencies have admitted that some separated families have not been reunited even after as long as two years. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Top Department of Homeland Security officials, under pressure to toughen US immigration policy, are mulling the reintroduction of the divisive child separation policy, according to multiple reports Monday. As President Donald Trump begins his purge of the department and seeks a … [Read more...] about Trump officials desperate to toughen border policies reportedly want to offer migrant families a choice: Get locked up together, or risk not seeing your child for years
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Conservative rhetoric about migrants -- like the group making their way through Mexico, the one President Donald Trump called an "invasion" -- might lead some to believe that migrants are a threat to American health, a strain on the health care system and damaging to the economy. But a new series of papers presented at a UN Intergovernmental Conference this week and published Wednesday in the journal Lancet says that, based on evidence, that's not true.Most migrants have a mortality advantage, or greater life expectancy, than people in their host countries, according to the new research. This was true for the majority of diseases.However, separating migrants from their families can be bad for children's health, as can keeping them in detention or continuously threatening them with deportation, the research showed.More than 1 billion people were "on the move" around the world this year, and a quarter of them were crossing … [Read more...] about Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says
Bernie Sanders is used to being outside the mainstream. His 2016 presidential campaign was predicated on that idea, and his foreign policy positions, to the extent that they were articulated, fell into a similar pattern—the independent senator from Vermont criticized what he saw as a failure in Democratic thinking that had led the party to fall in line behind costly adventures abroad. Hillary Clinton played herself up as the foreign policy candidate in the Democratic primary, but Sanders saw an opening: “I do question her judgment,” he said at one of their debates. “I question a judgment which voted for the war in Iraq—the worst foreign policy blunder in the history of this country.” The Clinton campaign, backed by the entire Democratic foreign policy establishment, responded in kind. Listing Sanders’ foreign policy positions, Clinton adviser Jake Sullivan put it bluntly in January of 2016: “When you look at all these ideas, it’s … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders Is Quietly Remaking the Democrats’ Foreign Policy in His Own Image
Finance Dark-money political groups are continuing to shield their anonymous donors from public view, despite a recent court order that called for an unprecedented look at their funders. A major disclosure deadline passed Monday with few political nonprofits unveiling any donors, and even some of those that did offer a peek at their backers still left the original source of the donations murky.Story Continued Below That means that, as in other recent years, voters will head into the midterm elections with little insight into the anonymous donors who have been free to pour unlimited sums into ads and other mobilization efforts that could help determine control of Congress. “The statute itself is pretty clear, you’re supposed to report all contributors who gave for political purposes. What that means in practice is another question,” said Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at the good-government group Campaign Legal Center. “Many groups are likely … [Read more...] about Dark-money groups were ordered to reveal their donors. They didn’t.
By Wire Services | Mercury News, Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm | UPDATED: October 17, 2018 at 4:47 am By Michael McGough | Sacramento Bee Police are investigating allegations that two Davis high school students used a grandparent’s ashes to make cookies and then distributed them to fellow classmates. The Davis Police Department on Oct. 4 received reports from students at Da Vinci Charter Academy who said they had unknowingly eaten cookies that classmates claimed to have baked using human remains. “A couple of students came to school, they brought some cookies they made. Some other students ate the cookies,” Davis police spokesman Lt. Paul Doroshov said. “Then the students that brought the cookies essentially, at some point, claimed they contained one of their grandparent’s remains from cremation.” The sugar cookies were distributed to multiple students, he said. “As far as we know, no one’s suffered any … [Read more...] about Davis students said they made cookies with human ashes, report says