HHS officials working to meet deadline on migrant family reunification

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday that the administration is working to meet a court-ordered deadline on ensuring that migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border be reunited.Agency officials have undertaken an “exhaustive” review of cases to determine which children in their custody have been separated and are even using DNA testing to verify information.Last week, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against family separation, ruling that all kids must be reunited with their parents within 30 days, while those under five must be reunited by Tuesday night.How many kids were separated?While in a call with reporters, Azar declined to give a specific number of minors separated from their families, the figure is thought to be under 3,000.“New efforts had to be made to specifically identify if a child was separated from a parent at the border… Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) was not designed to track the circumstances under which the UAC came into our custody,” Azar said. “(The district court ruling) Imposes obligations on us to determine whether a child and parent were separated by DHS.”He outlined an “exhaustive” review that included examining “disparate data sets” from Customs and Border Protection, ICE and analysis of case files within HHS/ Office of Refugee Resettlement, and speaking with every case manager to determine which children in their custody were separated.They found that of the 11,800 plus minors in HHS’ care, more than 80 percent are teenagers who crossed on their own — thereby not necessitating reunification.Less than 3,000 children in total, of which 100 children are under the age of 5, have been identified as being “possibly separated” from a parent.At the time of the judges ruling he wrote it is a “startling reality” that the government was not tracking the children after they were separated from their parents, enabling communication between parents and children, and reuniting parents and children after the parents completed their criminal sentencesHow many have been reunited?An administration official last week said that around 500 children, the total number of children in Customs and Border Protection custody since May 5 and those children have been reunited with parents.Of the fewer than 3,000 that were transferred into Health and Human Services custody — so far there have been no reunifications.Azar told reporters it is because they plan to “use every minute of every day to make sure we can confirm parentage and confirm safety and suitability of the relationship before we place” the children.But the agency plans to comply with the court-ordered deadline of July 10th, even if it means “HHS also had to narrow it’s traditional focus from the review of care” to a “more expeditious process” of vetting than the agency typically undertakes.They are working toward DNA testing to confirm parentage quickly and “proper and careful vetting for child safety.”However, the secretary called the deadline “arbitrary” and blamed the broken immigration system for the challenges of meeting the ruling.The decision to separate parents and children resulted from the Trump administrations “zero tolerance” policy to prosecute all those who cross the border illegally, even asylum seekers. The ruling stemmed from an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit which challenged that even when a parent was released from custody, often after serving a few weeks for the misdemeanor of crossing, they were then not reunited in a timely manner. One family in the lawsuit separated for nearly eight months.What happens when families are reunified?According to the administration, parents are expected to be sent to a detention facility in Port Isabel, Texas but they have been all over the country, as children similarly have been sent to HHS shelters all over the country.Once a child is transferred from HHS to the custody of their parents, the entire family will all be in ICE/DHS custody.Some children in HHS custody had previously been released and reunited with family inside the United States while their cases go through the courts.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Woman sexually assaulted by fake ride-share driver near University of Delaware, suspect arrested

first_imgNewark Police Department(NEWARK, Del.) — A woman was sexually assaulted by an armed man claiming to be a ride-share driver early Saturday, police said.Authorities arrested 41-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Newark and charged him with first-degree rape, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and theft, among other charges.The 21-year-old woman was walking on South Chapel Street near East Delaware Avenue in Newark, just a couple blocks from campus, at about 1:15 a.m. when a man pulled up, identified himself as a ride-share driver and asked if she needed a ride, according to the Newark Police Department.The woman had not called for a ride, but got into the vehicle.After she got into the vehicle, the man drove northbound before pulling over and forcing the woman at knifepoint to perform a sex act, police said.She exited the vehicle “after the sexual act was completed” and called 911 from a nearby residence, according to Newark police.The woman told police the man was driving a silver, four-door GMC truck with an extended cab. Authorities later released pictures of the suspected vehicle in the area.She was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.Rodriguez is being held on $63,000 bail. He has been transported to the Howard R. Young Correctional Facility in Wilmington.Police have not said whether the woman is a student at the University of Delaware. Spring semester at the university, which has about 18,000 undergraduates, does not end until May 30.The incident is part of a trend of assaults by people posing as ride-share drivers. The problem was brought further into the national consciousness when a student at the University of South Carolina was killed after getting into what she thought was an Uber.Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old from New Jersey, was out drinking with friends near the campus when she got into a car she thought was the Uber she had requested. Instead, the man was posing as a driver and later killed the woman.Nathaniel Rowland has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

THIS IS SPARTA: Barca in Djokovic style before trip to Skopje

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Barca lose Luka Cindric for 3 weeks Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. PROJECT 2022: Dika Mem next six year at FC Barcelona Can Bjerringbro-Silkeborg stop the Barcelona shooters? Related Items:FC Barcelona, Handball Sparta ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFC Barcelona Lassa had an interesting photo-shooting before the second EHF Champions League match with RK Vardar SKopje, one of the most important in the race for the first place in Preliminary Group which lead directly to the quarter-final this season. Barca beat Vardar 31:30 in the first match last Sunday at Blaugrana, but lost Filip Jicha who suffered serious injury of pubic bone. He will be replaced by experienced Spanish back Carlos Ruesga.However, team and fighting spirit among the players are on the highest level in the moment about whom speaking photos. Will be Sparta or Skopje in “Jane Sandanski” on Sunday at 19.00?Will Tomas, Lazarov and team-mates have chance to scream at the end of epic battle like Novak Djokovic after winning US Open when 20.000 fans supported Roger Federer?PHOTO: FC Barcelona Click to comment Recommended for youlast_img read more

Macron, Le Pen to attend ceremony for slain police officer

first_imgEmmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the two front-runners in the French presidential election, will pay tribute to a police officer killed last Thursday in a terrorist attack on the Champs-Élysées, Le Parisien reported Tuesday.Xavier Jugelé, a member of the 32nd Public Order and Traffic Department of the Paris Police Prefecture, was killed when a gunman opened fire, wounding two other police officers and a foreign tourist, near a Marks & Spencer on Paris’ prestigious Champs Élysées days before the first round of voting in the French presidential elections.The section of the prosecutor’s office dedicated to the fight against terrorism opened a formal probe, and Islamic State, which has been responsible for a string of terror attacks in France since early 2015, later claimed responsibility. In the aftermath of the attack, centrist candidate Macron vowed to be “inflexible” in his response to terrorism, while far-right National Front leader Le Pen called for an immediate shutdown of national borders and the expulsion of any foreigners suspected of links to terrorist groups.Days earlier, police had thwarted a major terror attack planned by two radicalized French nationals.Tuesday’s ceremony, led by outgoing French President François Hollande, will take place in the courtyard of the Paris police prefecture. Also On POLITICO Belgian man has no link to Paris attack: security officials By Giulia Paravicini Terror strikes Paris at close of election campaign By Pierre Briançonlast_img read more

NASCAR TV schedule: May 1-7

first_imgWhat channel is NASCAR programming on this week? We answer that and provide all the weekly NASCAR television listings here. RELATED: Find NBCSN in your area | See Talladega races live All times ET Monday, May 12 a.m., NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FS16:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400 (re-air), FS19:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400 (re-air), FS26 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS17 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400 (re-air), FS1Tuesday, May 27 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series: ToyotaCare 250 (re-air), FS15:30 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1 Wednesday, May 35:30 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1 Thursday, May 46 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS111 p.m., IMSA Racing: Prototype Challenge: Barber Motorsports Park (re-air), FS2Friday, May 511:30 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS112:30 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition, FS11:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS12:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS13:30 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition, FS14:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS15:30 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition, FS19 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice (re-air), FS110 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice (re-air), FS1Saturday, May 65:30 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice (re-air), FS16:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice (re-air), FS17:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice (re-air), FS110:30 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS112:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Pre-Race Show, FOX1 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy, FOX3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race Show, FOX4 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX7 p.m., IMSA Racing WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Circuit of the Americas, FS1 Sunday, May 72 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series: Sparks Energy 300 (re-air), FS14:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying (re-air), FS16 a.m., IMSA Racing WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Circuit of the Americas (re-air), FS111:30 a.m., NASCAR RaceDay, FS11:30 p.m., Monster Energy Cup Series Pre-Race Show, FOX2 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Geico 500, FOX9 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lane, FS1 last_img read more

PHOTOS: The Growlers Wrap Abridged Spring Tour At Boulder Theater Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

first_imgView VideosThe Growlers will head back out on the road, presumably, when their 2020 summer tour kicks off on June 3rd at Tulsa, OK’s Cain’s Ballroom. Head to their website for tickets and more tour information.Setlist: The Growlers | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 3/12/20Set: Someone Something Jr., Try Hard Fool, Night Ride, Dope On A Rope, Tune Out, Love Test, Pet Shop Eyes, Someday, One Million Lovers, Foghorn Town, Feelin’ Good, Drop Your Phone in the Sink, Social Man, Natural Affair, Empty Bones, Nosebleed Sun, Badlands, Sea Lion Goth Blues, Decoy Face, Pavement and the Boot, Who Loves the Scum?, Vacant Lot, City Club, Chinese FountainEncore: Shadow Woman, I’ll be Around, Going Gets TuffThe Growlers | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 3/12/20 | Photos: Megan Dirksen The Growlers – “Empty Bones” – 3/12/20 On Friday, Southern California’s surf-rock outfit, The Growlers, wrapped up the spring leg of their 2020 Natural Affair tour two weeks early at Boulder, CO’s Boulder Theater, as the band was forced to postpone the remaining March dates due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.Related: 11E1even, Nugs Announce “Live From Out There” Couch Tour Series Amid Coronavirus PandemicThe quintet played a 24-song set of songs new and old to the Boulder crowd, supporting their 2019 album, Natural Affair, and kicking things off with 2009’s “Someone Something Jr.” They continued on with Natural Affair‘s “Try Hard Fool” before “Night Ride”, “Dope On A Rope”, “Tune Out”, “Love Test”, “Pet Shop Eyes”, “Someday” and “One Million Lovers” led to another new song, “Foghorn Town”.The midpoint of the single set show began with “Feelin’ Good”, before “Drop Your Phone In The Sink”, “Social Man”, “Natural Affair”, “Empty Bones”, “Nosebleed Sun”, “Badlands”, Sea Lion Goth Blues”, “Decoy Face”, “Pavement And The Boot”, “Who Loves The Sun?”, “Vacant Lot”, “City Club”, and “Chinese Fountain” capped the performance. The Growlers then returned to the Boulder Theater stage for a three-song encore, including “Shadow Woman”, “I’ll Be Around”, and “Going Gets Tuff”.Below, check out a couple of fan-shot videos from the performance. Scroll down for a gallery of images from the performance, courtesy of photographer Megan Dirksen, as well as a setlist from the show.The Growlers – “Social Man” – 3/12/20center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Final Day of UN Event Sparks Endorsement of 11 Treaties

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAgainst the backdrop of this year’s 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a UN gathering last week promoted universal participation in treaties and international pacts. On the final day of the event, six Member States undertook nine treaty actions by signing or ratifying separate conventions, agreements, treaties and optional protocols. Following Uganda’s lead from yesterday, Austria also ratified both the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet personally ratified a second optional protocol to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aimed at eliminating the death penalty.  Timor-Leste’s President, José Ramos-Horta, similarly took part in the event, signing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.   The Bahamas actively endorsed four treaties, ratifying the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and three additional protocols concerning human trafficking and the illicit manufacturing and trafficking of firearms.  Small island nation Kiribati followed Burundi’s example and ratified the Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.  In total 30 States took 57 actions during this year’s treaty event, the tenth in the series held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s General Debate at UN Headquarters. As 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year’s event – which began on September 23 – centred on the theme “Universal Participation and Implementation – Dignity and Justice for All of Us.” (Image courtesy of Sun Star) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

13-Year-old Texas Boy Raises $6,000 to Buy Christmas Presents For Kids in Homeless Shelter

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA young teen in Texas became the secret Santa for 61 homeless children, showering them with Christmas presents this year.SWNSJaxson Turner raised $5,900 through GoFundMe and social media to supply all the kids at The Samaritan Inn with new sneakers, coats, socks, toys and a hot meal for the holidays.“I think we need to help them because so many families during this pandemic are losing their jobs or their houses and moms are already worrying about being homeless,” Jaxson said. “Why should they worry about Christmas for their children too?”This was the 13-year-old’s third year holding the Christmas event for the shelter in McKinney, Texas, under his nonprofit called Never Too Young To Care (N2Y2C).After Jaxson began collecting donations October 1, he held his big giveaway party in December, catering a dinner for all the families where he served Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, macaroni, chicken nuggets, and cookies.“Some people were crying tears,” Jaxson said about the families that night.RELATED: 14-Year-Old Girl Wins $25,000 For a Scientific Breakthrough That Could Lead to COVID-19 Cure“One of the families with four kids and a mother let me know that their children had never gotten brand new shoes before.”SWNSJaxson founded N2Y2C three years ago on his birthday.“My mom kept asking over and over what I wanted to do for my birthday and that’s when I decided I wanted to feed the homeless,” he said.“I would always see homeless families on the street asking for food and I thought no family should go without an Easter dinner meal.”WATCH: Toddler Gets His Own Real-Life Garbage Truck Parade From Local Trash Company And It’s The Best Birthday EverSWNSIn addition to the yearly Easter and Christmas events, N2Y2C also holds a yearly domestic violence awareness event, donating toilet paper, socks, laundry detergent and monetary assistance to a domestic violence organization.WATCH: Tennessee Teen Raises Thousands of Dollars For Food Banks By Making and Selling His Own VanillaThey also hold a back to school event, raising money for backpacks, school supplies and haircuts for children.SHARE The Inspirational Role Model on Social Media!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Enve lines up Limited Edition Wheelset and Riding Kit with Manual for Speed

first_imgThis June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light speed itself, turning the rider into a metaphorical blue bullet!Flash past the break to see what else is included in this unique package…Images c. Enve/MFSThe elaborate design of the wheelset  is matched with a custom Castelli Kit available in sizes ranging from extra small to extra extra large. Rather than using the white and black color scheme from the wheels, the colors of choice for the kit are blue and black which provide additional contrast. Don’t worry about your head missing out because accompanying the jersey and bibs is a limited edition ENVE 5-panel hat.The ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset is sporting a Chris King R45 Centerlock wheelset with ceramic bearings and thru axle end caps. All topped off with carbon tubeless ready rims that offer a wider rim profile, provide an excellent choice for those riding roads, triathlons, and gravel. Laced up, the total wheel weight comes in at 1568 grams. For added protection and longevity, the wheelset is shipped with one of ENVE’s Double Wheelbags, and extra Limited Edition wheel decals. Bundled all together, the group is running a total of $3,400.  Quantities are limited, sold on a first come first served basis, so be sure to check this deal out before it gets away.Enve.comlast_img read more

One Campaign renews South Florida effort

first_img June 15, 2013 Regular News One Campaign renews South Florida effort The One Campaign continues to work to build statewide momentum as it focuses on Miami-Dade and Broward counties.“With successful campaigns in Brevard, Duval, and Hillsborough in full force, the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Pro Bono decided to fortify the campaign’s efforts in South Florida,” said Ruth Reyes, the One Campaign’s director. “Broward and Miami-Dade represent over 30 percent of the state’s Bar members. An increase in attorney participation in pro bono legal services in South Florida could drastically move the needle on improving access to justice for all Florida residents.”Almost four years since its inception, Reyes said the One Campaign continues to advance its statewide objective of increasing pro bono participation by asking attorneys to take on a single pro bono case.At the local level, the campaign is focused on building ownership for long-term integration of a pro bono culture through:* Assessing the needs and impediments to pro bono;* Engaging and cultivating a network of Bar members to serve as advocates for pro bono;* Communicating more clearly about pro bono opportunities through technology and social media; and* Developing a pipeline of young attorneys dedicated to pro bono.Reyes said she is looking to work within the existing pro bono infrastructure and with county stakeholders — legal services organizations, law firms, law schools, voluntary bar associations, and the judiciary — to customize specific campaigns in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.“Potential initiatives currently being explored are working with the 11th Judicial Circuit to promote a ‘pro bono first’ policy in the courts and replicating the Business Law Section’s Pro Bono Clinic for Not-For-Profits in Broward,” Reyes said. One Campaign renews South Florida effortlast_img read more