ICE’s Crisis: The Trump administration fell far short of its July 10 deadline to return immigrant children younger than 5 to their parents, accomplishing only four reunifications out of 102 cases. Thousands of older children will need to be reunited with their families by July 26. Amid national outcry over the separation of families at the border, Democratic politicians have joined activists in calling for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be dismantled, but it’s not clear exactly how abolishing ICE would work. And in one Texas town, some residents hope that the reopening of an immigrant detention center will revitalize the economy. Read Jeremy Raff’s report.
Those who want to abuse children have long been locked in a technological arms race with law enforcement, with tactics including hidden IP addresses, offshore servers that host illegal forums, and the meticulous social-engineering trickery. “What these people have done is developed very sophisticated ways of hiding themselves,” says David Shemmings of the Center for Child Protection at the University of Kent. “I don’t know whether they are actually one step ahead of the security services, but they certainly believe they are.”
[Tim] Grant is the trick up law enforcement’s sleeve to make sure officers keep up.
The book’s setting is a small town in Alabama, and the action behind Scout’s tale is her father’s determination, as a lawyer, liberal, and honest man, to defend a Negro accused of raping a white girl. What happens is, naturally, never seen directly by the narrator. The surface of the story is an Alcottish filigree of games, mischief, squabbles with an older brother, troubles at school, and the like. None of it is painful, for Scout and Jem are happy children, brought up with angelic cleverness by their father and his old Negro housekeeper. Nothing fazes them much or long …
A variety of adults, mostly eccentric in Scout’s judgment, and a continual bubble of incident make To Kill A Mockingbird pleasant, undemanding reading.
Every Wednesday, Lori Gottlieb gives advice in the Dear Therapist column. A reader from Toronto writes:
About 10 years ago, my mom announced she had left my dad. She later explained that one of the reasons (among many) was that he had sexually assaulted her (an assault that was never reported to authorities). My brother has told me on numerous occasions that he doesn’t believe her sexual-assault accusation …
Given that my brother’s attitude sickens me and that I don’t trust him, I have more or less stopped talking to him and don’t see a way out of this stance. Is it possible to have a relationship with a brother who doesn’t believe my mom’s claim that she was sexually assaulted by my dad?