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Victim of Stephen Miller policy was murdered and dismembered — his body was found in 2 suitcases

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Composite image, Photo of President Donald Trump by Flicker User Michael Vadon and screengrab of White House political adviser Stephen Miller.

Controversial White House advisor Stephen Miller has pushed President Donald Trump to enact harsh immigration policies, which are getting more attention after a grisly murder.

“A 35-year-old man from El Salvador returned to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration program was brutally murdered in Tijuana while waiting for an outcome to his U.S. asylum case, according to his family’s attorney,'” The Sand Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. “During a seven-month period, the man and his family repeatedly told U.S. officials — including a San Diego immigration court judge, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — that they were not safe in Tijuana, the lawyer said.”

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He was returned to Mexico anyway.

Richard Sterger, the family’s attorney, blasted Trump’s ICE for the decision.

“I don’t know how there’s an argument that Mexico is a safe country,” he said. “My clients begged not to be sent back there.”

“We are literally putting people’s lives at risk,” Sterger said. “When we look back at this, historically, we are not going to be proud.”

The policy could be a violation of international law.

“Under international law, countries are forbidden from returning asylum seekers to any country where they are likely to face danger of persecution because of their ‘race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.’ The legal principle is known as non-refoulement,” the newspaper explained. “Migrant rights advocates have been warning the public that the U.S. government is violating the ‘non-refoulement’ principal with the MPP program, which is facing numerous challenges and lawsuits in federal court.”

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The man may have been tortured before his murder.

“A Baja California death certificate says the husband and father died on Nov. 20 from stab wounds to his neck. It also said he had cuts and stab wounds all over his torso that a Baja California investigator confirmed could indicate torture,” the newspaper reported.

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Trump’s decision to block coronavirus aid to hard-hit states will cost 4 million jobs: analysis

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President Donald Trump's refusal to provide federal aid to states hit hard by the economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic would cost the country 4 million jobs, according to an analysis by Moody's Analytics.

Negotiations over the next phase of coronavirus relief have stalled as Trump attempts to circumvent Congress with unworkable and legally dubious executive orders that fall far short of the aid that would be included in any Congressional proposal. Though House Democrats already approved a $3 trillion relief bill including an extension on federal unemployment benefits and $1 trillion in aid to states and cities whose tax revenues evaporated amid coronavirus lockdowns, Trump and Senate Republicans have balked at both provisions.

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Greenland's ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.

Scientists studied data on 234 glaciers across the Arctic territory spanning 34 years through 2018 and found that annual snowfall was no longer enough to replenish glaciers of the snow and ice being lost to summertime melting.

That melting is already causing global seas to rise about a millimeter on average per year. If all of Greenland's ice goes, the water released would push sea levels up by an average of 6 meters -- enough to swamp many coastal cities around the world. This process, however, would take decades.

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Trump’s campaign has plans to disrupt coverage of the Democratic convention: report

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According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump will be hitting the road next week where he will visit battleground states in an effort to steal headlines while the Democrats hold their national convention to select former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential nominee.

With the physical convention set aside due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Democrats will hold a virtual convention that will feature a host of high-profile Democrats including former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama among others, and Trump's campaign wants to get the president out front of them and grab the limelight.

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