REUTERS: A day after dozens of parents were reunited with children who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by immigration officials, the U.S. government faces a looming deadline to match another roughly 2,000 children with parents.The struggle to track and match parents with children under five suggests meeting a July 26 deadline for reuniting the remaining older children could be fraught with problems."That is going to be a significant undertaking," U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw said on Tuesday of the next deadline.Sabraw ordered the government to reunite by Tuesday about 60 of the youngest children who were separated as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration.The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit that led to Sabraw's court order, said on Wednesday it did now know if the government had met the deadline for the youngest children."Trying to find out," said Lee Gelernt, an ACLU attorney, wrote in an email.The Department … [Read more...] about US seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline looms
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By The Associated Press Tues., May 22, 2018 HAVRE, MONT.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday. Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana racially profiling people to find out their immigration status. The women, who are U.S. citizens, said the agent detained them for about 35 minutes Wednesday in Havre, a small city about 48 kilometres from the U.S.-Canada border. One of the women, Ana Suda, asked the agent why he asked for their identifications. “I recorded him admitting that he just stop(ped) us because we (were) speaking Spanish, no other reason,” Suda wrote in a Facebook post published early Wednesday. “Remember do NOT speak Spanish sounds like is illegal.” Neither Suda nor her friend, Mimi Hernandez, answered their cellphones or responded to … [Read more...] about U.S. border agent stops two U.S. citizens near Canadian border after he heard them speaking Spanish
By Wendy Gillis Crime Reporter Sun., May 20, 2018 When the man accused of being the Golden State Killer was arrested in Sacramento, Calif., late last month, worldwide attention was drawn to the enterprising use of DNA technology that helped solve the decades-old case. Among those watching were detectives in Toronto police’s cold case unit. “We were on the phone the next week, trying to contact the investigators,” said Det. Sgt. Stacy Gallant. “I wanted to ask them: how did you do it? What did you need? I wanted to find out the exact process that they took.” Read more: Golden State Killer search led investigators to wrong man in 2017 Article Continued Below DNA brings arrest in Golden State Killer crimes from ’70s and ’80s Four more murder counts filed in Golden State Killer case In what Gallant thinks may be a law enforcement first, California police — including an investigator who’d been … [Read more...] about What can Toronto police learn from the Golden State Killer case?
PETALING JAYA: The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Malaysian engineer, and it all started because some Americans thought the Malaysian flag was “an American flag desecrated with ISIS symbols”. The civil advocacy organisation described it as “an act of egregious racial profiling and blatant religious discrimination”. The Malaysian flag was used at a party at a recreational lake in the city of Wichita in Kansas last September. The owners of the property, the Spirit Boeing Employees' Association (SBEA), had filed a complaint with the employers of engineer Munir Zanial, the Malaysian who organised the party. They alleged that Munir and his guests were in possession of an ISIS flag and were conducting an ISIS meeting on SBEA property. “On Sept 2, 2017, Mr Zanial (Munir) hosted a party to celebrate Eid-al Adhara at the SBEA Recreational Lake in Wichita, Kansas,” the ACLU said in its suit. … [Read more...] about Some Americans think the Malaysian flag is the US flag with ISIS symbols, so… lawsuit
Apple publicly fought the FBI in 2016 over issues related to privacy, encryption, and an iPhone used by a terrorist. Texts between FBI employees released earlier this week give a peek into how some agents saw the battle. In February 2016, as Apple and the FBI were quietly sparring over how to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, two FBI officials unrelated to the case back in Washington DC were privately discussing their distaste for Apple CEO Tim Cook. “And what makes me really angry about that Apple thing? The fact that Tim Cook plays such the privacy advocate,” Peter Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent, wrote on February 9, 2016. “Yeah, jerky, your entire OS is designed to track me without me even knowing it.” “I know. Hypocrite,” Lisa Page, a lawyer for the bureau, replied minutes later. A week after that exchange, the strained … [Read more...] about Private texts show FBI agents thought Tim Cook was a ‘hypocrite’ in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight