Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister Nelly Jerez verified Mr Valera’s version of events to Reuters. Carlos Ruiz, the Border Patrol agent who stopped Ms Sanchez and her daughter, said the mother was asked to set the child down so she could be searched. “The kid immediately started crying as she set her down,” said Mr Ruiz. “I personally went up to the mother and asked her, ‘Are you doing OK? Is the kid OK?’ “And she said, ‘Yes. She’s tired and thirsty. It’s 11 o’clock at night.'” The little girl is two-year-old Yanela Denise, according to the Daily Mail newspaper. Mr Valera said Ms Sanchez and their daughter had left the Honduran city of Puerto Cortes without telling him or the couple’s three other children. He said he believed she went to the US in search of better economic opportunities.
“We hoped this was an awful anomaly never to be repeated.” Hastings said he was made aware this week of a second incident, which took place a few days after the first occurrence. “This time Jonathan said the N-word again to two of our Black employees in HR who were trying to help him deal with the original offense,” he said. “The second incident confirmed a deep lack of understanding and convinced me to let Jonathan go.” Friedland had served as Netflix’s top spokesperson for the past seven years, a period in which the Los Gatos, Calif.-based streaming media company saw tremendous growth and transformed itself into a major Hollywood studio producing original TV series and movies. He previously served as a communications officer at Walt Disney Co. and was a journalist at the Wall Street Journal. In his staff memo, Hastings said he should have been more proactive. “As I reflect on this, at this first incident, I should have done more to use it as a learning moment for everyone at Netflix about how painful and ugly that word is, and that it should not be used,” he wrote. “I realize that my privilege has made me intellectualize or otherwise minimize race issues like this. I need to set a better example by learning and listening more so I can be the leader we need.” Hastings said that “for non-Black people, the word should not be spoken as there is almost no context in which it is appropriate or constructive (even when singing a song or reading a script).” On Twitter, Friedland acknowledged that he had spoken in an “insensitive” way. “I’m leaving Netflix after seven years. Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy,” he wrote on Friday afternoon.
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Some New Guidance On Easy Plans
President Trump on Wednesday abruptly ended his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border, but now the administration faces another test that will likely fall under intense scrutiny: What to do with the 2,300 or so children who have been sent to shelters all over the country. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that takes custody of children separated from their parents, have said that the children will not be reunited while their parents remain in custody. But reunification demands will increase as more parents are released from detention centers and deported in the coming months at the end of their criminal and immigration proceedings. That scenario will place the spotlight on the federal government’s ability to reunite the families, a tough task even in the best of circumstances. While taking a child from a parent is swift, the process of reconnecting them is long, legally complex and logistically challenging, a task made more difficult by bureaucratic tangles across various federal agencies. Parents and children are placed on separate legal tracks, with parents falling into the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement and children going to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement. Officials at the agencies did not respond to requests for comment. In a recent statement, Homeland Security officials said that the government is “committed to and has procedures in place to connect family members after separation so adults know the location of minors and have regular communication with them.” But migrant and human rights groups say there is no formal process that reconnects children with their parents and the problems are compounded because of the lack of coordination among federal agencies. “Neither ICE or CBP view it as their job to help the families get back together,” said Eleanor Acer, a senior director at Human Rights First, a nonprofit organization that represents asylum seekers. “This is just another example of why these policies are so horrific … Not only are these policies designed to be used to punish people seeking refugee protection, but clearly ill-conceived and poorly managed as well.” Most parents separated from their children are still incarcerated in the U.S., either in criminal or immigration proceedings.
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