Mayor of Bacum, Mexico Sentenced for False Statement in Application and Use of a United States Passport

TUCSON, Ariz. – On April 8, 2019, Rogelio Aboyte Limon, 47, of Bacum, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Raner C.

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USCIS Partners with Joint Task Force-West to Stop Transnational Criminal Organizations

The agency contributes to border security by identifying, stopping immigration fraud

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Brooklyn DA Gonzalez Says He’d Support Legislation That Would Decriminalize Prostitution

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn’s district attorney is considering making prostitution legal.

But as CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez found out Tuesday, not everyone likes that idea.

It’s the oldest profession on the books, but should it be legal?

“Honestly, I don’t think so,” one person said.

“Probably yes,” resident Mimi Inchusti said, adding when asked to explain why, “Well, because it becomes more of a victimless crime when people aren’t being prosecuted. And I think, unfortunately, they always prosecute the wrong person in the whole process.”

Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says he would consider supporting legislation that would legalize prostitution, but adds the decriminalization policy would not apply to pimps or sex traffickers.

“I think if it’s regulated so that health is maintained — she or he is in a safe environment — it’s a business,” said Ferdinanda Williams-Nichols of Prospect Heights.

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Dorchen Leidholdt, from “Sanctuary for Families,” a group that advocates for sex trafficking victims, said the group supports not prosecuting prostitutes, but added laws need to be tough on Johns and sex buyers.

“We think legalizing prostitution would be a grave mistake,” Leidholdt said. “Legalizing prostitution is turning traffickers, pimps and other exploiters into legal businessmen. It makes it easier for them to do business. The incidence of trafficking increases. The incidence of child trafficking increases. So it would be a grave policy mistake.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees.

“I think we have a very troubling dynamic out there and we need to keep the legal status it has now,” de Blasio said. “We have to also make that the women who are victimized are not penalized again, that we help protect them and help them get to a safe situation and a better future.”

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Some people CBS2’s Sanchez spoke to are on the fence about legalizing prostitution, saying the devil would be in the detail of a proposed sex-trade law.

“I feel that there needs to be much more attention paid to human trafficking,” one person said.

The Kings County Prosecutor’s Office said prostitutes generally don’t get prosecuted or do jail time. And for now, it’s not changing its policy.

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Nine at-risk Coalition seats concerned about climate change

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FACT CHECK: Trump Tries to Pin Child Separations on Obama

President Donald Trump is wholly mispresenting the immigration detention policy he introduced that forced migrant children from their parents at the border.


“President Obama had child separation,” Trump said Tuesday. “I’m the one that stopped it.”


In fact, he stopped — or at least suspended — family separations that spiked as a result of his own “zero-tolerance” policy.


A look at his remarks to reporters before meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi:


TRUMP on family separations: “President Obama had the law. We changed the law, and I think the press should accurately report it but of course they won’t.”


THE FACTS: This is false. Trump did not achieve any change in the law.


Operating under the same immigration laws as Barack Obama, Trump instituted a zero-tolerance policy aimed at detaining everyone who was caught crossing the border illegally and criminally prosecuting all the adults.


The policy meant adults were taken to court for criminal proceedings and their children were separated and sent into the care of the Health and Human Services Department. In the face of a public uproar, Trump suspended most separations in June. About 2,400 children were taken from parents at the height of the separations. During the Obama administration and before Trump’s zero-tolerance policy was introduced, migrant families caught illegally entering the U.S. were usually referred for civil deportation proceedings, not requiring separation, unless they were known to have a criminal record.


Trump repeatedly but without specifics rails against a “Democrat” law that he wrongly claims to have changed. He appears to be referring to one that passed unanimously in Congress and was signed by Republican President George W. Bush. It was focused on freeing and otherwise helping children who come to the border without a parent or guardian and does not call for family separation.


TRUMP: “Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children.”


THE FACTS: Not in widespread fashion. Then and now, immigration officials may take a child from a parent in certain cases, such as serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the health and welfare of a child or medical concerns. The Obama administration also contended with a surge of minors who came to the border without parents and were held in short-term Border Patrol detention.


It did not seek to criminally prosecute all who crossed the border illegally, without regard to whether those who were caught had committed crimes other than illegal entry.


Family separations were the exception before Trump made them the rule.


TRUMP on family separations: “Once you don’t have it, that’s why you see many more people coming. They’re coming like it’s a picnic, because ‘let’s go to Disneyland.'”


THE FACTS: It’s not been proved that people are discouraged from coming to the U.S. when they know their children will be taken from them if they are caught.


Apprehensions did fall last summer, after the June suspension of separations, but they decline most summers because of the extreme heat in much of Mexico and the border region.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Tuesday that they apprehended about 53,000 parents and children at the southern border in March. The officials declined to answer a question about whether they believed family separation was an effective deterrent.


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Japanese air force fighter jet missing off coast

Authorities are searching for a plane which disappeared from radar about half an hour after taking off from a Japanese air base with three other F-35As for anti-fighter battle training.

         April 09, 2019 at 11:10AM

Floodwaters replenish drought-affected outback stations

Stunning new photos showcase the floodwaters bringing parts of South Australia’s outback to life as they reach their last hurdle before Lake Eyre.

         April 09, 2019 at 10:59AM

Holy Week and a Purple Passion Cake

I fell in love with this cake! Check out RoseMarie’s Kitchen, you’ll find all kinds of great recipes and suddenly realize you’re starving 🙂

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We are fast approaching the end of the Lenten Season. In less than a week, we will celebrate Palm Sunday, and the beginning of Holy Week leading to the joyful celebration that is Easter Sunday.

As I had mentioned before, while the physical number of days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday are greater than 40, when you count all the days except the Sundays, you’ll see that the season is 40 Days, less Sundays. That makes it about as clear as mud, not doesn’t it?

Our big Easter plans will involve a road trip up to the family farm. I have been thinking about creating something special for Palm (Passion) Sunday. Just as I had built an entire delicious meal around a Pink Margarita for Valentine’s Day, I want to build a beautiful meal around this awesome cake. I chose this cake for two reasons; the color (purple, the…

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