U.S. working to take in Bahamas storm victims - acting border chief
Monday, 9 September 2019 Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan on Monday said the country is expediting its immigration processes and deploying more resources to help storm victims from Bahamas to enter the country quickly.
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.
A new report from the US Government Accountability Office has unearthed a scandal in the Customs and Border Protection Agency. According to Business Insider, the CBP spent funds meant for humanitarian assistance on items like dirt bikes, boats, and ATVs. According to the GAO, CBP used some of that money correctly — including on items like hygiene products, food, and clothing. Congress allocated some $112 million for "consumables and medical care.
The mayor of Washington, D.C., may lack authority over the National Guard and federal agents policing her streets, but she has other ways of rebuking the White House. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.