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US official blasts Democratic proposal on immigration detention facilities

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A Trump administration immigration official on Monday called a Democratic proposal to cap the number of spaces at detention facilities for illegal immigrants “extremely damaging” to public safety, an issue that has complicated talks aimed at heading off another government shutdown.

Matt Albence, deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, told reporters on a conference call that the Democratic proposal could result in criminals ending up being released. Democrats are trying to lower the number of beds at detention facilities for immigrants who may be deported.

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“This is a crucial public safety issue. And so it’s unfortunate that people are putting politics over public safety. There really shouldn’t be a debate about us taking dangerous criminals and immigration violators off the street and out of our communities,” Albence said.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Will Dunham


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‘Always inaccurate’: Trump melts down on Fox News after their new poll shows impeachment support rising

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Donald Trump once again attacked another Fox News poll that showed growing support for his impeachment -- ranting that their numbers are "always inaccurate" and "they got it all wrong."

Taking to Twitter -- of course -- the president ranted about his favorite conservative network and advised them to hire another pollster that will provide them -- and him - with numbers that he finds more pleasing.

According to the president, "The @foxnewPolls, always inaccurate, are heavily weighted toward Dems. So ridiculous - same thing happened in 2016. They got it all wrong. Get a new pollster!"

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Ex-GOPer Amash under consideration by Democrats as Trump impeachment leader: report

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According to a report from the Washington Post, a low-key campaign is being waged by some Democrats in the House to make former GOP lawmaker Justin Amash (L-MI) one of the leads in the impeachment of Donald Trump.

The report states, "A group of 30 freshman Democrats, led by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), has asked House leaders to consider the libertarian, who left the Republican Party earlier this year, for the small group tasked with arguing its case for removing Trump in the upper chamber, according to several Democratic officials."

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Trump launches furious attack on Obama, Comey and IG Horowitz — then demands an apology

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Grabbing onto any straw he can, Donald Trump launched a multi-tweet attack on Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and former FBI Director James Comey, while insisting that everything he has done has been on the up-and-up -- and snapped at former President Barack Obama while he was at it.

According to the president, "As bad as the I.G. Report is for the FBI and others, and it is really bad, remember that I.G. Horowitz was appointed by Obama. There was tremendous bias and guilt exposed, so obvious, but Horowitz couldn’t get himself to say it. Big credibility loss. Obama knew everything!"

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