US Mulls Plan to Begin Deporting Illegal Immigrants
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security could begin deporting families in the country illegally by early January, according to a published report.
The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that the U.S. is preparing a series of raids that would target families who have come to the United States illegally since the start of last year.
The paper, citing unnamed sources, says the nationwide campaign by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could start as early as January 2016.
The report says it would be the first large-scale effort to deport the more than 100,000 families who have entered the country through the southern border since last year. Many of those families were fleeing violence in Central America.
But the Post says the operation is expected to target only adults and children who have already been ordered by an immigration judge to leave the country, and the operation has not been given final approval by the Department of Homeland Security.
Syrian Official: Syria is "Ready to Participate" In Peace Talks
Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem says his country is ready to participate in peace talks in Geneva, "without any foreign interference," nearly a week after the United Nations Security Council approved a plan for an international Syrian peace process aimed at ending its civil war.
Foreign Minister Walid Muallem made the comments to reporters following a meeting in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. Muallem said the Syrian delegation will be ready as soon as it receives a list of the members of the opposition's delegation.
He added that the government hopes the dialogue will be successful in helping Syria establish a national unity government.
Muallem did not explain what he meant by "foreign interference."
Talks could begin as soon as January.