U.S. Ends Temporary Permits For 60,000 Haitians
On Monday, the Trump administration said that it’s ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to work and live in the U.S. Haitian citizens came to the U.S. after the large-scale earthquake that shook the country in 2010, claiming over 300,000 lives and displacing thousands of others.
The Department of Homeland Security claims conditions have improved in Haiti, but the benefit will be extended until July 2019, giving Haitians time to return back to the country.
In a press release The Department of Homeland Security said, “since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 percent.”
“Haiti is able to safely receive traditional levels of returned citizens.”
White House Says Trump Didn’t Mean What He Said About UCLA Players
During the daily White House press briefing, secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump “was merely making a rhetorical response to a criticism” by LaVar Ball when he tweeted he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA teammates in a Chinese jail.
“I think it was less about the players than the father of one of the Americans really seemed to have a problem with it,” Sanders said. “Frankly, it didn’t seem like the father wanted the president to intervene, which I think would have been a sad thing if he hadn’t, most likely.”
HBO To Air Russell Simmons’ New Series Despite Sexual Assault Accusations
HBO plans to still air the new series ‘All Def Comedy’ by Russell Simmons despite Simmons being accused of sexual assault by director Brett Ratner. The Hip-hop mogul has also been accused of sexual misconduct by fashion model Keri Claussen Khalighi.
In a statement, HBO said, “The show is a platform for promising new artists, and we want them to have the opportunity to showcase their talent to a national audience.”
Khalighi claims that in 1991 when she was 17, she was inappropriately forced by Simmons and Ratner refused to help her.
Simmons disputes the sexual assault accusations, saying, “everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation.”