5 things you need to know now
5 things you need to know now
  • Trump proposes immediate deportations without due process

  • Administration releases plan to reunite migrant families

  • Kushner says Israel-Palestine peace plan is coming soon

  • Turkey heads to polls for snap election

  • Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers ends

President Trump on Twitter Sunday proposed that immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally be immediately deported without due process. "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country," he said. "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order." In a second post, Trump sought to cast the proposal as an issue of fairness to those who do immigrate legally and a step to bolster national greatness.

Source: The Hill, The Boston Globe

The Trump administration released a plan Saturday night to reunite migrant families who were separated before President Trump signed his executive order reversing his policy of splitting up children and parents at the border. The plan ties reunification to deportation proceedings: Parents will have to request their children share the result of their deportation hearings. Once the process is complete, the children will either be deported with their parents or, if the family is permitted to stay in the U.S., parents can apply to sponsor their children upon release. Some parents may not elect to use this process to protect their children from violence in their home countries. Administration officials said 2,053 separated children remain in detention and their locations around the country are documented.

Source: USA Today, CNN

The Trump administration will soon debut its Israel-Palestine peace plan, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview published Sunday by Al-Quds, an Arabic language newspaper. The proposal will be released with or without feedback from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he added. Abbas has refused to meet with Kushner during his trip to the Middle East this past week. "If President Abbas is willing to come back to the table, we are ready to engage," Kushner said. "If he is not, we will likely air the plan publicly."

Source: The Associated Press, The New York Times

Turkey votes in a presidential and parliamentary election Sunday, a snap election in which President Recep Tayip Erdogan is expected to face his most serious challenge in a decade and a half. Erdogan called the election in April, planning to consolidate his party's parliamentary majority. Instead, opposition parties have displayed unusual unity, galvanized by the campaign performance of Muharrem Ince, the presidential nominee of the Republican People's Party (CHP). Erdogan has claimed new powers and kept Turkey in a state of emergency since an attempted coup two years ago.

Source: Reuters, NBC News

Saudi Arabian women can legally drive for the first time in decades as of Sunday, when the ban's cancellation officially went into effect. Riyadh announced the plan to lift the ban last year, and since then, women have obtained driver's licenses but were not yet able to use them. "I feel like I'm surprised — am I really driving in my own country?" said Mona Al-Fares, a doctor. "I feel happy, relieved. I feel like I'm free." Most Saudi women have yet to obtain licenses, and wait lists for gender-segregated driving classes are long.

Source: CNN, NBC News
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