February 22, 2019

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Hoda Muthana: Trump's decision to deny Alabama woman re-entry to US after joining Isis is 'mindset of authoritarian', critics say

Hoda Muthana: Trump's decision to deny Alabama woman re-entry to US after joining Isis is 'mindset of authoritarian', critics sayDonald Trump’s refusal to let an American-born woman return to the US after she ran away to join Isis amounts to a dangerous overreach by a president who wants to “operate by executive fait”, immigration lawyers and critics say. The criticism comes after the Trump administration announced this week that 24-year-old Hoda Muthana would not be allowed to return to the US saying she has no legal basis to be in the country, in spite of her lawyer’s and family’s claims that she was issued a US passport in 2014 before leaving the country.


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Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aidGuaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate head of state, was poised for a showdown with Maduro's government on Saturday, when the opposition will attempt to bring in food and medicine being stockpiled in neighboring countries. Maduro denies there is a humanitarian crisis and said on Thursday he was considering closing Venezuela's key border with Colombia and would close the country's other main border with Brazil, effectively shutting off any legal land access. The government has said soldiers will be stationed at official crossing points to repel any "territorial violations", although the opposition could attempt to cross anywhere along Venezuela's porous borders.


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