US Customs and Border Protection officers seized a 13-ton shipment of beauty products made out of human hair on Wednesday. CNN reports CBP officials at the Port of New York/Newark say the shipment originated in Xinjiang, China. That's a clue that human rights abuses and forced labor were at play when the hair was collected. The US State Department estimates that over one million Uyghurs have been imprisoned in a huge network of camps in Xinjiang.
The Trump administration in the past spoke against politically biased censorship online but now has a different opinion. They are calling on tech and social media to crack down on how users post about ongoing racial-justice protests. The Washington Post reported that acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf sent letters to several companies. According to Gizmodo, he demanded they take action against protestors committing violence and breaking the law.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases this coming week. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Gizmodo reports the Department of Homeland Security deployed aircraft in Dayton, Ohio, New York City, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, among other cities. The drones and aircraft were taking footage of protesters demonstrating over the death of George Floyd by the police. The footage is now part of the 'Big Pipe,' which can be accessed by other federal agencies and local police departments for use in future investigations.
A man in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency died on Sunday. Business Insider reports 34-year-old Santiago Baten-Oxlag died of complications from COVID-19. The Guatemalan immigrant died in a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, that he had been transferred to from ICE's Stewart Detention Center, in Lumpkin, Georgia. He's the second immigrant to die from COVID-19 while in ICE custody. El Salvadoran Carlos Escobar Mejia died from the virus earlier this month.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticizes U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with..