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When asked if US personnel would ever open fire on immigrants, if they force their way through,  Homeland Security's Kirstjen Nielsen:

"We do not have any intention right now to shoot at people. They will be apprehended, however," she said.



Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the military had begun deploying countermeasures to the border to block the caravan



On Saturday the Mexican government offered temporary residency and work permits to migrants who agreed to stay in southern states.



ARUA, Uganda — President Trump is vowing to send the military to stop migrants trudging from Central America. Europe’s leaders are paying African nations to block migrants from crossing the Mediterranean — and detaining the ones who make it in filthy, overcrowded camps.

But Solomon Osakan has a very different approach in this era of rising xenophobia. From his uncluttered desk in northwest Uganda, he manages one of the largest concentrations of refugees anywhere in the world: more than 400,000 people scattered across his rural district.

He explained what he does with them: Refugees are allotted some land — enough to build a little house, do a little farming and “be self-sufficient,” said Mr. Osakan, a Ugandan civil servant. Here, he added, the refugees live in settlements, not camps — with no barbed wire, and no guards in sight.

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Freedom of Speech and the Right to Bear Arms

Blue light washed over Pittsburgh last night, as buildings lit up in tribute to those who were killed on Saturday.


In an open letter to President Trump Sunday, a group of Pittsburgh Jewish leaders told Trump that his words and policies over the past three years "have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement," and that he is not welcome until he "fully (denounces) white nationalism."


White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that the President will go to Pittsburgh to show his support.


Several Pittsburgh leaders have said they won't appear with the President, as they focus on their community. And some national leaders have declined White House invitations to visit.

Here's who we won't see during today's visit:

  • The Pittsburgh mayor: A spokesman said that Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto will not appear with President Trump during the first family’s visit today. “Mayor Peduto’s sole focus today is on the funerals and supporting the families," communications director Tim McNulty told CNN.
  • The Pittsburgh county executive: Rich Fitzgerald tells CNN he will not be meeting with the President on Tuesday. “I will not be meeting with the President. If the President wishes to come next week, or the next, that’s something we can look at," he told CNN. 
  • Pennsylvania's senators: An aide for GOP Sen. Pat Toomey said the senator has a "previous commitment" and declined an invite from the White House. Democrats Sen. Bob Casey was not invited on the trip, his office said.
  • Congressional leaders: Senate Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Ryan, Senate Minority Schumer, and House Minority Leader Pelosi were all invited by the White House to visit Pittsburgh in the wake of this weekend’s shooting, according to two congressional sources familiar with the discussions. All four declined the White House’s invitation.

Editor's note: Tree of Life synagogue rabbi says Trump is welcome.


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