The caravan of more than 7,000 Central American migrants continues its journey in spite of exhaustion, heat, hunger and opposition from Mexican border police. But if the thousands of migrants reach the U.S. border, a new world of problems could await them. This is the largest known caravan of migrants to head toward the U.S. border under the Trump administration. It's unclear how many of the migrants hope to ultimately enter the U.S. or exactly what would happen upon their arrival. But the administration's severe policies so far on immigration — along with President Trump's threats to stop the caravan — give an idea of what the migrants can expect. Their arrival at the border would only begin another arduous journey, one that seems unlikely to end with many of them obtaining asylum. How the U.S. government would likely respond For the best idea of what the U.S. government would do, consider what happened when a caravan of about 1,500 Central American migrants reached the … [Read more...] about Migrant caravan: What happens if it reaches the U.S. border?
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Southampton, N.Y. (AP) -- Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course.One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become the first repeat champion in 29 years.Curtis Strange, the last player to go back-to-back in this major, watched the entire final round Sunday as the Fox Sports reporter on the ground, and they shared a brief hug off the 18th green after Koepka tapped in for bogey and a one-shot victory.Koepka captured his second major Sunday. It would not have been possible without his 72 on Saturday in conditions so severe the last 45 players to tee off in the third round didn't break par. The USGA conceded the course was over the top and pledged to get it right for the final round.No one took advantage like Tommy Fleetwood, who made eight birdies — none of the two par 5s — and became the … [Read more...] about Brooks Koepka Is the First Repeat Winner of the U.S. Open in 29 Years
John Fritze USA TODAY Published 8:52 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — At least 2,000 children have been separated from the adults they were traveling with across the U.S. border, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. The disclosure was the first time the Trump administration has said specifically how many immigrant children have been affected by the “zero tolerance” policy at the border that has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Speaking to reporters on Friday, DHS said that 1,995 children had been separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. Those separations occurred because the adult immigrants were criminally prosecuted for crossing the border. Family separations on the U.S.-Mexico border have drawn global attention since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy in April. Sessions has described the policy as a deterrent to families attempting to enter the … [Read more...] about Department of Homeland Security: Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from adults at the U.S. border
Adam Woodard USA TODAY Published 7:44 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 If Tiger Woods wants to win his first major championship in 10 years this weekend at the U.S. Open, he's going to need to bring his A-game. With the likes of Phil Mickelson (+7), Jordan Spieth (+8), Jason Day (+9) and Rory McIlroy (+10) seemingly already out of contention, carnage is the word of the day at Shinnecock Hills. Tiger tees off at 1:47 p.m. ET alongside Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, the top two players in the world. Follow along as we track Tiger's round shot-by-shot while also providing breaking news updates for the tournament. Hole 7 - Par 3 Tiger's tee shot lands long on the green and trickles off to the fringe. Hole 6 - Par 4 Another great drive here from Tiger. That's his fourth fairway off the tee on the day, his third with a driver. From 169-yards out Tiger sticks this one short of the hole, leaving a birdie putt from just over 18 feet. This one moves right-to-left, and … [Read more...] about Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods’ Thursday round at the U.S. Open shot-by-shot
Chinese finance officials had high expectations entering the first major meeting with new American counterparts last summer. President Donald Trump had feted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort a few months earlier, suggesting the two nations would enjoy warmer ties than his campaign-trail attacks had implied.Those hopes were dashed by Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross nearly as soon as the July 19 talks began.Mnuchin told his visitors that he wouldn’t sign a traditional joint statement to end the meeting. Nor would there be a joint news conference, a ritual moment relished by the Chinese. Ross, a longstanding China hawk, proceeded to lecture the foreign delegation. The meeting ended in confusion, accelerating a downward spiral in economic ties with China.Now, as Mnuchin and Ross try to head off an all-out trade war, their talks in Beijing are made harder because of the Trump administration’s failure to … [Read more...] about How Trump Led the U.S. and China to the Brink of a Trade War