Oregon's governor on Wednesday said federal tactical police had agreed to withdraw from Portland, though U.S. officials said agents would stay until conditions improved after weeks of clashes with protesters. Gloria Tso reports.
US Customs and Border Protection officers seized a 13-ton shipment of beauty products made out of human hair on Wednesday. CNN reports CBP officials at the Port of New York/Newark say the shipment originated in Xinjiang, China. That's a clue that human rights abuses and forced labor were at play when the hair was collected. The US State Department estimates that over one million Uyghurs have been imprisoned in a huge network of camps in Xinjiang.
A new report from the US Government Accountability Office has unearthed a scandal in the Customs and Border Protection Agency. According to Business Insider, the CBP spent funds meant for humanitarian assistance on items like dirt bikes, boats, and ATVs. According to the GAO, CBP used some of that money correctly — including on items like hygiene products, food, and clothing. Congress allocated some $112 million for "consumables and medical care.
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to deny asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s asylum rule requires immigrants seeking asylum to first ask a third country they travel..
Mexico says it does not expect the United States to threaten to put tariffs on its goods.
This is due to talks next week about efforts to curb migration from Central America, says Reuters.
US Defense Department Diverts $3.6 Billion for Border Wall. The Pentagon recently announced its plan to reallocate the funds from various Defense Department projects for Trump's border wall. The money..