By Richard Cowan and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump declared as “dead” on Monday a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and pressed Congress to “immediately” pass legislation to secure the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump, who has taken a hard line toward immigration, said in September he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program introduced by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, but gave the Republican-controlled Congress until March 6 to replace it.
After Israel signed deal with UN on African asylum seekers, the only two bright spots in this shameful affair are that the Israeli media finally flexed its muscles and the Diaspora community and some Israelis found common cause
Mexico’s interior minister said on Monday that he spoke to the U.S. homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, agreeing to work together to study how to best address the flow of migrants. “We agreed to analyze the best ways to attend to the flows of migrants in accordance with the laws of each country,” Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete wrote in a post on Twitter. U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out against Mexico on Sunday, writing on Twitter that the Latin American country was doing little to stop the flow of migrants into the United States.
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(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 3.40 percent on average 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for more than 20 million people aged 65 and older or who are disabled. The rate, which affects how much insurers charge for monthly healthcare premiums, plan benefits and, ultimately, how much they profit, represents an increase over the 1.84 percent increase proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in February. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Humana Inc, Aetna Inc and WellCare Health Plans Inc are the largest sellers of Medicare Advantage health insurance.