Politics
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No confirmed ICE raid sightings so far

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/15/19, 11:35 am

WASHINGTON—Nationwide Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, which President Donald Trump said would begin this weekend, had not materialized in most major cities by Sunday. An anonymous U.S.

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Acosta resigns after criticism over Epstein deal

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/12/19, 11:01 am

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta resigned from his post Friday morning following public scrutiny of his involvement with a plea bargain agreement for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago. President Donald Trump announced the resignation, effective in a week, with Acosta standing next to him. Acosta said that he did not want his handling of the Epstein case to distract from the work of the Labor Department and that the focus should instead be on the strength of the U.S. economy.

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Trump’s immigration enforcement operation to move forward

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/12/19, 10:43 am

WASHINGTON—Immigration and Customs Enforcement could begin nationwide raids to deport illegal immigrants as early as this weekend after President Donald Trump postponed the effort late last month. To protect ICE officers, the agency has not released to the public the exact time for the beginning of the sweep. When announcing the sweep last month, the president said it marked the beginning of a long-term push to deport millions of people residing illegally in the United States.

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