Even though there’s a partial government shutdown, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend — with their families and lobbyists — for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”
The government’s target of reducing net migration to less than 100,000 a year has been left out of draft proposals for a new immigration system. But Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the government remained committed to the target.
Monday UN members adopted a deal aimed at improving the way world copes with rising migration, but almost 30 countries stayed away from the ceremony in Morocco. The pact, meant to foster cooperation on migration, was agreed in July by all 193 U.N. members except the United States, but only 164 formally signed it at the meeting on Monday.
The state run news agency of Turkey says prosecutors are seeking maximum 15-year prison terms for five journalists of an opposition newspaper, intensifying concerns over authorities’ crackdown on news coverage critical of the government.
Sunday U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said unless U.S.-China trade talks wrap up successfully by March 1, new tariffs will be imposed, clarifying there is a “hard deadline” after a week of seeming confusion among President Donald Trump and his advisers.
A group of immigrant from the caravan that arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border have begun a hunger strike over a decision by Mexican police to alleviate overcrowding.
Hillary Clinton: Europe ‘needs to get a handle on migration’ in order to halt rise of rightwing populists
Yesterday Hillary Clinton issued frank advice to European leaders: If you want to stop the rise of rightwing populists then get a handle on your immigration crisis. Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, said during an interview with The Guardian that the one million migrants and refugees that have flooded into the European Union since 2015 have thrust immigration into the spotlight and fueled the rise of hardline leaders around the globe. And while she praised German chancellor Angela Merkel for her compassion, she cautioned that countries can’t leave the door open forever.
Sunday Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said that President Trump will sit down one-on-one with Special Counsel Robert Mueller “over my dead body” amid bombshell new revelations in the false statements case against ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Giuliani said was “railroaded” and “framed.”