Scroll down for World news, Commentary, Immigration, Economy, President Trump and other News and Headlines. In the News today Monday 5/8/2017. “A group of men reportedly shouting “MS-13” stabbed and robbed a man in New York City on Saturday.
Three men stabbed the victim at around 8 p.m. in Queens and stole $600 from him on the sidewalk, authorities told NBC New York. Police told the station the group was screaming “MS-13” during the attack.” More here. Group reportedly chanting ‘MS-13’ stabs and robs man in New York City
“A Boston doctor texted a desperate plea for help in his final moments before he and his fiance were killed.
Dr Richard Field and Dr Lina Bolanos were brutally murdered after Bampumim Teixeira, 30, burst into their luxury $1.9million penthouse on Friday evening, police say.
The terrified doctor Field had managed to send a text to a friend saying an ‘armed man’ had entered their apartment. But by the time police arrived, the couple were already dead.” More here. Boston doctor sent desperate message to friend pleading for help in final moments
“The Pentagon announced that Abdul Hasseeb Logari was one of several senior leaders of Afghanistan’s ISIS affiliate, known as ISIS-K, killed in an April 27th raid carried out by Afghan and U.S. special forces. The successful raid also claimed the lives of two U.S. Army Rangers.” More here. REPORT: Top ISIS Leader Killed in Afghanistan
“President Trump’s revision of his controversial executive order imposing a travel and refugee ban on certain countries will get an important legal test on Monday, when a federal appeals court in Virginia weighs whether the administration overstepped its authority.
At issue is whether the ban violates the Religion Clause of the First Amendment, the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and 14th Amendments, and the ban on nationality discrimination in the issuance of immigrant visas contained in a 65-year-old congressional law. More here.” Trump travel ban: Appeals court takes first look at revised order
“President Trump was set to begin his bid Monday to reshape the makeup of the lower federal courts, with an expected rollout of several conservative nominees for judicial vacancies.
Hoping to build on the successful confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the president is said to have a list of additional conservative nominees at the ready.
A senior administration official said the president will announce at least five judicial nominees on Monday.” More here. Trump to name conservative picks to federal courts, on heels of Gorsuch win
BALTIMORE – “An 18-year-old El Salvadoran national with multiple criminal arrests was taken into custody May 4 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) after he was released on bond with an active ICE detainer in place. He is currently detained at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Maryland.
Mario Granados-Alvarado was released from local custody on May 3 despite immigration officials formally lodging a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center a day earlier. Montgomery County, Maryland, is listed as a jurisdiction that has publicly limited cooperation with ICE and frequently ignores legally authorized detainers.” More here. ICE arrests public safety threat after detainer not honored
“Michigan’s child welfare agency is pushing for the termination of at least two Muslim families’ parental rights in the midst of an investigation of female genital mutilation conducted by doctors in the Detroit metro area.
“Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey highlighted a series of cases being investigated and referred for prosecution by agents across the country,”
Comey indicated that the destructive procedure done as an Islamic practice, has been going on illegally for more than two decades – as the Muslims knowingly acted outside of U.S. law.” More here. Mich. parents targeted in Muslim genital mutilation
“In this era of anti-Trump resistance, many progressives see California as a model of enlightenment. The Golden State’s post-2010 recovery has won plaudits in the progressive press from the New York Times’s Paul Krugman, among others. Yet if one looks at the effects of the state’s policies on key Democratic constituencies — millennials, minorities and the poor — the picture is dismal. A recent United Way study found that close to one-third of state residents can barely pay their bills, largely due to housing costs. When adjusted for these costs, California leads all states — even historically poor Mississippi — in the percentage of its people living in poverty.” More here. California Squashes Its Young