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U.S. government ordered to reinstate protections for 'Dreamers'
  + stars: | 2020-12-05 | by ( Mimi Dwyer | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Garaufis directed the Department of Homeland Security to post a public notice “displayed prominently” on its websites by Monday announcing that it is accepting new DACA applications. The judge also ordered that the notice make clear that employment authorization under DACA would last for two years rather than one. Trump’s administration had argued that Obama exceeded his constitutional powers when he created DACA by executive action, bypassing Congress. Obama created DACA after Congress failed to pass bipartisan legislation to overhaul U.S. immigration policy. DACA recipients often are called “Dreamers” based on the name of legislation considered but never passed in Congress.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Nicholas Garaufis, Barack Obama, DACA, Joe Biden, Garaufis, , Chad Wolf, Wolf, Trump’s, Obama Organizations: U.S, Trump’s Democratic, Democratic, Department of Homeland Security, Supreme, DHS Locations: United States, Brooklyn, DACA
Trump tried to end the program in September 2017, and this past July Chad Wolf, the acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, suspended DACA pending a “comprehensive” review. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration wrongly tried to shut down the program. This is a major victory for immigrant youth, led by immigrant youth. — National Immigration Law Center (@NILC) December 4, 2020"This is a major victory for immigrant youth, led by immigrant youth. "This is a day to celebrate, and we look forward to working with the incoming Biden administration to create a permanent solution for immigrant youth and communities."
Persons: Obama, Donald Trump, Nicholas Garaufis, Barack Obama's, Trump, Chad Wolf, Garaufis, Wolf, Biden Organizations: Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security, DHS, Obama, U.S, Supreme, Immigration Law Center Locations: York, U.S, United States,
The decision provides immediate relief for at least 640,000 DACA recipients and potential new applicants. However, it could be appealed by the Justice Department before Trump leaves office in January. "This is a day that DACA recipients and young people have waited for, for far too long." Chad Wolf issued in June, which reduced DACA work permits to one year and affected about 65,000 Dreamers. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to fully restore the DACA program within his first 100 days.
Persons: Nicholas G, Garaufis, Karen Tumlin, Obama, Trump, Today's, Chad Wolf, Joe Biden Organizations: Justice Department, Trump, Washington Post, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Justice Locations: Brooklyn, Texas
Trump’s Campaign Went Into Debt But Raked in Postelection Cash
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Julie Bykowicz | Chad Day | ) sentiment -0.80   time to read: +1 min
President Trump’s re-election campaign had warned of debt after Election Day. But a postelection fundraising blitz tied to his unsuccessful effort to reverse his election loss has raised $207.5 million for Mr. Trump’s political committees and the Republican Party. His campaign had $18.4 million in cash on hand and about $11.3 million in payments owed to vendors as of Nov. 23, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed late Thursday. His campaign’s cash position was boosted by an unprecedented postelection email-and-text-messaging fundraising drive to service campaign debt, fund other political committees and finance his court battle, which hasn’t shown election-changing evidence of voter fraud. Expenses include a $3 million filing fee for a Wisconsin recount and $2.6 million in legal consulting, including a $30,000 payment to legal team member Jenna Ellis.
Persons: Trump’s, hasn’t, Trump, Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell Organizations: Republican Party, Trump Locations: Wisconsin
A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska in a March 6, 2007 file photo. Susanne Miller | ReutersThe Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final showdown with opponents before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The Trump administration has made it a priority to open the land to development. Weighing the economicsEnergy industry experts are now looking at the economics of drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic Wildlife Refuge. All of the offshore drilling leases made available by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management in recent years have raised less than $1 billion put together, he said.
Persons: Susanne Miller, Trump, Joe Biden, Chad Padgett, David Bernhardt, Chris Lafakis, Biden, Stewart Glickman, bode, Kevin Book, It's, Peter McNally, Hilcorp, Glenn Schwartz, Schwartz Organizations: Wildlife, Reuters, Wildlife Refuge, Bureau, Land Management, Republican, Alaska Oil and Gas Association, Trump, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska Pipeline, Energy, CFRA Research, drillers, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, American Petroleum Institute, Alaska Universal, Getty, Drillers, ClearView Energy, Interior Department's, of Land Management, U.S . Energy Department, BP, Hilcorp Energy, Rapidan Energy Group Locations: Beaufort, Alaska, Texas, North Dakota, Washington, Prudhoe, New York, Bethesda , Maryland
Judge Orders Government to Fully Reinstate DACA Program
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Caitlin Dickerson | Michael D. Shear | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore an Obama-era program designed to shield young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, dealing what could be a final blow to President Trump’s long-fought effort to end the protections. The program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created by President Barack Obama in 2012. As many as 300,000 new applicants could now be eligible, according to the lawyers who pushed for the reinstatement. The memo from the Department of Homeland Security also limited benefits under the program, including permits to work, to one year, but the judge on Friday ordered the government to restore them to a full two years. Judge Garaufis, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, also said the government must find a way to contact all immigrants who are eligible for the program to inform them of the change.
Persons: Trump, Trump’s, Barack Obama, , Nicholas G, Chad Wolf, Judge Garaufis, Bill Clinton Organizations: U.S, Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security Locations: Brooklyn
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday said it would issue a sale notice for oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) next week, putting it on track to hold an auction shortly before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The companies have 30 days to respond, and a sale notice was not expected to be issued until the end of that period. “The Trump Administration is hell bent on selling off the Arctic Refuge on its way out the door, rules be damned,” Matt Lee-Ashley, a senior fellow at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, said in an emailed statement. Drilling had been banned in the refuge for decades before Republican-led tax legislation signed in 2017 removed that ban. Lawmakers in Alaska have long pushed to open up the ecologically sensitive area to oil and gas exploration.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Matt Lee, Ashley, Chad Padgett Organizations: Reuters, Wildlife, U.S . Bureau of Land Management, Trump Administration, Center, American, Republican, Lawmakers, , of Land Management Locations: Alaska
Last foreign Red Cross workers leave North Korea amid coronavirus curbs
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Josh Smith | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - The last remaining foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have left North Korea, the aid organisation said on Thursday, the latest in a mass exodus of foreigners amid strict coronavirus lockdowns. “The latest departure suggests that foreign humanitarian workers only have a skeletal presence in North Korea right now,” NK News CEO Chad O’Carroll wrote. North Korea has suspended almost all international flights and cross-border train and road traffic, with residents near the border warned that guards would shoot anyone trying to cross. In the capital, imported goods have often become scarce as trade dwindled under the self-imposed restrictions, foreign residents said. According to the World Health Organization, as of Nov. 25, North Korea had identified 8,594 people as suspected coronavirus cases, but no one has tested positive.
Persons: Cross, Graziella Leite Piccoli, , , Piccoli, Chad O’Carroll Organizations: International Committee, International ICRC, East, Democratic People’s, ICRC, NK News, ” NK, World Health Organization Locations: SEOUL, North Korea, Korea, Pyongyang, Beijing, East Asia, DPRK, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Trump, RNC Raised $207.5 Million After Election Day
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Julie Bykowicz | Chad Day | ) sentiment -0.67   time to read: +1 min
President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have raised more than $207.5 million in the weeks since Election Day, his campaign said Thursday, as their claims of voting fraud have generated a financial windfall that could be deployed in future political ventures. Despite an aggressive legal effort by the president’s attorneys in many states, there has been no evidence of widespread fraud and numerous federal and state officials have disputed the campaign’s fraud claims. The size of the postelection fundraising haul between Nov. 4 and Nov. 23 is unprecedented for a losing candidate, much less an outgoing president. The fundraising total ensures Mr. Trump will have a considerable war chest at his disposal as a major figure in the Republican Party, especially as he contemplates a second White House bid. Those reports will include more details about how the $207.5 million has been deployed.
Persons: Trump’s, Trump, Bill Stepien, nodded, Ronna McDaniel Organizations: Republican National Committee, Republican Party, White, Federal, Commission
In 2013, Exxon Mobil was the world's most valuable company. In 2013, Exxon Mobil was the most valuable company in the world by market capitalization. Today, the nation's largest oil company is grappling with three consecutive quarters of losses for the first time in company history. Here are the main factors that could cause the Exxon Mobil empire to continue plummeting in value. Global market crashes in the oil industryExxon, and the oil industry as a whole, suffered from two major oil-market crashes in the past decade.
Persons: John D, Steve Coll, Exxon's, Tom Sanzillo, Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James &, Rex Tillerson, Molchanov, Darren Woods, Mark Stoeckle, Woods, Apple, Dow, Casey Norton Organizations: Exxon Mobil, Dow Jones, Exxon, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Mobil, Columbia Journalism School, CIA, CNN Business, Raymond James & Associates, XTO Energy, Companies, Adams Funds, Wall Street, Dow Locations: Coll, Republic of Chad, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, New York State, Woods, Guyana
The Exquisite Angst of Applying to College in a Deeply Anxious Year
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Anemona Hartocollis | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Final application deadlines are still to come, but the data on early-decision applications this month showed a slightly smaller number of students applying to college, especially from low-income families, although those that did were trying their luck at more schools than usual. That data comes from the Common Application, which is used by more than 900 U.S. colleges and universities to screen prospective students. “I think it’s going to help us provide context, how the crisis has impacted their schools and their families and their communities,” said Jeremiah Quinlan, Yale’s dean of undergraduate admissions. The coronavirus has left Chad Hicks, 17, a senior at the Urban Assembly Maker Academy in New York, wishing he could get more in-person attention as he makes his college decisions and fills out applications. “It would be so simple if my teacher could actually show me what to do,” he said.
Persons: , Jeremiah Quinlan, Yale’s, Chad Hicks Organizations: Urban Assembly Maker Academy Locations: U.S, New York
“It hurts us to see these accusations,” Glencore Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg told Swiss newspaper NZZ. A survey by Swiss broadcaster SRF showed 57% of those polled backed the responsible business initiative over the government proposal. “Switzerland tends to fall more towards the bottom of the pack, not just in terms of human rights but also on socially economically progressive issues. “That would be critical to any defence if Chadian citizens came forward claiming human rights harms,” Van Woudenberg said. “We clearly support the commitment to protect and strengthen human rights and the environment along the supply chain of our companies,” she said.
Persons: Glencore, , Ivan Glasenberg, Antoine de Saint, Barry Callebaut, SRF, Florian Wettstein, Gallen, it’s, ” Wettstein, Anneke Van Woudenberg, PetroChad Mangara, ” Van Woudenberg, Denise Laufer, , ” It’s, Thomas Gottstein Organizations: Commodities, REUTERS, Voters, Business Initiative, Swiss, Novartis, Roche, Nestle, University of St, Reuters, Union, Organisation for Economic Co, Development, Glencore, PetroChad, Chadian, Credit Suisse Locations: ZURICH, Peru, Zurich, Switzerland, Cerro, Pasco, Swiss, France, Britain, Canada, Trafigura, London, Chad, , SwissHoldings
Split-Ticket Voters Helped Biden, Republicans in Nebraska, Maine
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Tarini Parti | Chad Day | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
On evening walks with his wife in the suburbs of Omaha, Neb., Jay Jackson, a registered Republican and an Air Force veteran, made the decision to vote for Democrat Joe Biden for president and support Republicans for all other offices. It took some persuading to get his wife on board, he said. But eventually, the two put up a Biden-Harris yard sign, along with others for GOP candidates Rep. Don Bacon and Sen. Ben Sasse.
Persons: Jay Jackson, Democrat Joe Biden, Harris, Don Bacon, Sen, Ben Sasse Organizations: Republican, an Air Force, Democrat, Biden, GOP Locations: Omaha, Neb
The private bus industry — which includes scheduled service operators like Megabus, commuter shuttles, and private charters — faces a crisis of epic proportions. The way things are going, Pantuso said up to 50% of bus companies could close up shop permanently by 2021. To stave off that calamity, the bus industry is pleading for a $10 billion lifeline from the federal government. MegabusAnd yet, the private bus industry serves a vital purpose: providing low-cost transportation to millions of people annually. The private bus industry sees 600 million trips annually.
Persons: bailouts, Chad Cushman, Cushman, Eric Gay, Peter Pantuso, They've, Pantuso, Joseph Schwieterman, Schwieterman, Tom Brenner, Paul Lewis, Patrick Semansky, Jonathan DeCamp —, , DeCamp, Sean Hughes, — Hughes, Megabus, Hughes, — Cushman, we'll Organizations: Amtrak, Michigan Flyer, Indian, Trails, Big Ten, American Bus Association, Canadian, ABA, DePaul University's School of Public Service, Business, Reuters, Eno Center for Transportation, US, Relief, Transportation Services, Hurricane, New Jersey Transit, United Motorcoach Association, USA Locations: Owosso , Michigan, Midwest, , Washington , DC, New Jersey, Manhattan, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan , Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Megabus ' Washington, New York, Ohio
So many snowbirds are migrating south this year that there are bidding wars over rentals, according to South Florida real-estate agents. In a typical year, the Sunshine State sees its population increase by 5 percent in the winter, according to NASA. For Lewis and her husband,"being able to go to restaurants, sit outside and not have to deal with snow and ice" was what drew them to South Florida. The South Florida region, made up of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, is a popular year-round vacation spot with pricey second-home markets long known for attracting wealthy New Yorkers. Alissa FarinaFor a growing number of digital nomads, enabled and emboldened by the expansion and normalization of remote work in 2020, South Florida may just be a pit stop.
Persons: Chad Carroll, Alissa Farina, Farina didn't, Farina, Alina Sol, Bill de Blasio, John Lamparski, , RentCafe, Farid Gazizov, Young snowbirds, Carroll, Kimberly Lewis, tony Boca, Lewis, Johnny Louis, Blasio, we're, millennials, snowbirds, octogenarian, They're, MARIE UZCATEGUI, Maufroy, Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Ocleppo, Frank Acosta, Acosta, Mike Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Organizations: Sunshine State, Business, New, NASA, Journal, Gerontology, Apple, Forbes, Boca Raton, Big Apple, ONE, Yorkers, New York, Dade, Wall Street, Variety, Manhattan Milk, Financial, Kaizen Media, Elliott Management, Commercial Observer Locations: Florida, South Florida, Miami, Manhattan, New York, decamping, Palm Beach, Bravo's, VRBO, West Palm, millennials, Chelsea, New York City, Dade County, New, The South Florida, Monroe , Miami, Broward, Greenwich , Connecticut, Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Manhattan
Sales kickoffs can be an incredible tool or they can fall incredibly flat when it comes to engaging sales teams— especially when teams are working from home. On December 10, 2020, Salesforce will host a free digital event to discuss how to plan an inspiring sales kickoff. Registration for "5 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Sales Kickoff" is now open — register below. Register now to hear how to plan the ultimate virtual sales kickoff event. But not all sales kickoffs are effective and it can be even more challenging to inspire sales teams remotely.
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Mayorkas will be the first Latino and first immigrant to head the Department of Homeland Security, if confirmed by the Senate. Much of Trump’s immigration policy was the work of his adviser Stephen Miller, who cited and promoted white nationalist beliefs in emails leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center last year. This summer, the General Accounting Office found that Chad Wolf, acting secretary of DHS, was not legally qualified to hold his job. Mayorkas became DHS deputy secretary in 2013, after Obama had revised his deportation policy and authorized DACA. Mayorkas went through the Senate confirmation process when he was nominated for DHS deputy secretary and also to head Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Persons: Alejandro Mayorkas, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump’s, Obama, Mayorkas, Jeh Johnson, Trump, Biden, Stephen Miller, Trump’s, John Kelly, Kirstjen Nielsen, Kelly, Nielsen, Chad Wolf, ” Mayorkas, , — Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen, Bob Menendez, ” Menendez, Al Cardenas, “ Alejandro Mayorkas, , Greisa Martínez Rosas, Martinez Rosas, — Julia E, General Xavier Becerra, Citizenshp, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Bill Clinton, Carlos Vignali, Vignali's Organizations: of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security, Senate, Cuban, DHS, Immigration Services, Protection, Transportation Security, Coast Guard, Service, Southern Poverty Law Center, Homeland, Nielsen, Accounting Office, Florida GOP, American Conservative Union, Enforcement, United, Customs, intel, Biden, California, Trump, Sens, Politico, U.S, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Havana, Cuba, Romanian, Jerusalem, United States, Cuban American, Florida, DACA, Israel, China, U.S, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas, California
WASHINGTON — Twenty-eight migrant children and their parents are now facing deportation after the parents and children refused to be separated in detention and then lost an appeal in federal court for the right to claim asylum in the U.S., according to lawyers representing the families. During the summer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave the parents the choice between keeping their children with them in detention centers where the risk of contracting Covid-19 was rising or releasing their children from detention without them. All chose to stay in detention with their children, even as the time in detention for many of them stretched past 400 days. In July, a federal judge ruled the children should be released from the centers, potentially triggering separations, but later that order was deemed "unenforceable." Their letter featured the stories of some of the children facing detention.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Donald Trump's, Democratic Sens, Bob Casey, Corey Booker, Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Juan David Organizations: WASHINGTON, Customs Enforcement, ICE, Ninth Circuit, Democratic, Homeland Security, Berks Family Residential Locations: U.S, Pennsylania and Texas, New York, Berks, Pennsylvania
New Trump rule may require some African tourists to pay up to $15,000 in bonds
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Ted Hesson | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States. Trump, who lost a re-election bid earlier this month, made restricting immigration a central part of his four-year term in office. The visa bond rule will allow U.S. consular officers to require tourist and business travelers from countries whose nationals had an “overstay rate” of 10% or higher in 2019 to pay a refundable bond of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000. Historically, U.S. consular officers have been discouraged from requiring travelers to the United States to post a bond, with State Department guidance saying processing of the bonds would be “cumbersome,” the temporary rule said. Countries whose tourist and business travelers could be subject to the bond requirement include those from Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Chad, Angola, Burundi, Djibouti and Eritrea.
Persons: Donald Trump, Alex Azar, Carlos Barria WASHINGTON, Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: HHS, White, REUTERS, U.S, U.S . State Department, Democrat, Republican, State Department, Democratic Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S, Africa, United States, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Chad, Angola, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Iran, Syria, Laos, Yemen
PHOENIX—Arizona voters this month backed a Democrat for president for the first time since 1996 and sent a second Democrat to the Senate for the first time since the 1950s, but local political leaders say it may not be a lasting blue shift. While President-elect Joe Biden and Sen.-elect Mark Kelly won with the support of a diverse coalition that included Latinos, Native Americans and disaffected white moderates in the suburbs, the GOP did better in down-ballot races. Republicans held on to a competitive U.S. House seat and...
Persons: Joe Biden, Sen, Mark Kelly Organizations: PHOENIX, Senate, GOP, Republicans Locations: Arizona
US swimmer Caeleb Dressel breaks two world records in one hour
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Ben Morse | ) + 0.94   time to read: +2 min
On Saturday, the American swimmer broke two world records as he competed in the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary. Bigger events, such as the Olympics, world championships and national championships, are held in 50-meter pools. He took almost half a second off the previous record set by the Russian Vladimir Morozov in 2018, finishing with a time of 49.88. Afterwards, three-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and now ISL commentator Rowdy Gaines called Dressel: "The best swimmer on the planet, bar none." "He is definitely not human," Gaines saidDressel burst onto the scene in the 2016 Rio Olympics, winning two gold medals in relays.
Persons: Caeleb Dressel, Dressel, Chad Le Clos, Russian Vladimir Morozov, Rowdy Gaines, Gaines Organizations: CNN, International, BBC Sport, ISL, Cali Condors, Energy, London Roar, LA Locations: Budapest, Hungary, Russian
World Bank warns G20 against doing too little now to address debt problems
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President David Malpass on Saturday warned G20 leaders that failing to provide more permanent debt relief to some countries now could lead to increase poverty and a repeat of the disorderly defaults seen in the 1980s. Malpass said he was pleased by progress on debt transparency and debt relief, but more needed to be done. “The debt challenges are becoming more frequent, including in Chad, Angola, Ethiopia and Zambia where, in the absence of more permanent debt relief, the poverty outlook remains bleak,” he said in remarks to a summit of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies.
Persons: Johannes P, David Malpass, Malpass, Organizations: Bank, International Monetary Fund, REUTERS, WASHINGTON Locations: Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Chad, Angola, Ethiopia, Zambia
World Bank warns G20 against doing too little to tackle debt problems
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. “Debt reduction and transparency will enable productive investment, a key to achieving an earlier, stronger and more lasting recovery,” Malpass told G20 leaders during a videoconference meeting. Some countries, including China, have remained reluctant to embrace the need for debt cancellation, although top economists say that will likely be needed in some cases. Private sector creditors have also failed to join in, despite repeated calls by G20 leaders, civil society groups and the United Nations. In Sudan, he said he was hopeful that arrears clearance could move quickly, especially given the inflow of refugees from neighboring Ethiopia, which would allow substantial World Bank funding to begin flowing almost immediately.
Persons: David Malpass, Johannes P, Malpass, ” Malpass, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Bank, International Monetary Fund, REUTERS, Group, United Nations, West Bank, United Locations: Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Latin America, Chad, Angola, Ethiopia, Zambia, China, Somalia, Lebanon, Gaza, Sudan, United States
Lawyers for U.S. Homeland Security whistleblower get security clearances
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Mark Hosenball | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon KangWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a former Department of Homeland Security intelligence chief who says he was ordered to skew intelligence to support Trump Administration political messaging have been granted high-level security clearances, one of the lawyers told Reuters on Friday. DHS approval of Top Secret clearances for two lawyers for whistleblower Brian Murphy means that the lawyers should be able to access classified materials Murphy worked on when he served earlier this year as acting DHS undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, said Mark Zaid, one of Murphy’s lawyers. Zaid said DHS is still working on a Top Secret clearance for a third Murphy lawyer. The House Intelligence Committee, led by Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, planned to conduct a closed-door deposition of Murphy in September but postponed the session while Murphy’s lawyers awaited security clearances and Murphy sought access to documents he worked on in his previous position at DHS.
Persons: Hyungwon Kang WASHINGTON, Brian Murphy, Murphy, Mark Zaid, Zaid, Donald Trump’s, Chad Wolf, , ” Wolf, Adam Schiff, Schiff, ” Zaid Organizations: . Department of Homeland, Cybersecurity, Communications Integration, REUTERS, Department of Homeland Security, Trump Administration, Reuters, DHS, House Intelligence Committee, Democrat, Spokespeople Locations: Washington, Arlington , Virginia
A federal judge called the Trump administration's handling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a "sad and inappropriate use of executive authority," CNN reported. Over the weekend, Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled to restore the program to almost its entire operation, The Wall Street Journal reported. The ruling was another in a string of defeats the Trump administration had been dealt over its efforts to crush the program. A federal judge ripped into the Trump administrations handling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program calling it a "sad and inappropriate use of executive authority," during a hearing on Wednesday, CNN reported. Over the weekend, Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled to restore the program's operations to almost in their entirety, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Persons: Judge Nicholas Garaufis, Trump, Donald Trump, Garaufis, DACA, Pence, Chad Wolf, Wolf, Garaufis's, Wolf wasn't Organizations: Trump, CNN, Street Journal, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Homeland, Office
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