The United States was expected to send a first group of 20 Central American asylum seekers back to Mexico through the border city of Tijuana on Friday as part of President Donald Trump’s hardening of longstanding U.S. immigration policy.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday joined the Senate in passing legislation to end a 35-day partial government shutdown by temporarily funding federal agencies, but it refused to give President Donald Trump $5.7 billion he demanded for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Donald Trump’s longtime political ally Roger Stone will be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Washington on Jan. 29 on charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a notice posted by the court on Friday.
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Friday to end a 35-day partial federal government shutdown with legislation to temporarily fund many agencies, but without the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump had demanded this year to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The White House would accept a final compromise deal to keep the U.S. government open as long as it includes funding for a border wall, even if it is less than the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump has requested, an administration official said on Friday.
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he expected a bill to reopen the government after a partial government shutdown to pass both congressional chambers and be signed into law by President Donald Trump on Friday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer planned to hold a news conference on the agreement to end the partial federal government shutdown at 3:30 pm eastern time (2030 GMT) on Friday, they said in a statement.
Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida’s first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and “gross mismanagement” of the election.