Parents Missing After Border Separations

David Xol, of Guatemala hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated about one and half year ago during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

An ACLU court filing says U.S. government officials cannot locate the parents of 545 children separated at the southern border and they are presumed to no longer be in the U.S. Efforts to locate them have been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the filing. Thousands of families were separated under the Trump administration’s short-lived “no tolerance” migration policy before a federal judge ordered the government to reunite them.

The Justice Department has filed a major antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the big tech company works like a monopoly and abuses smaller rivals.

The New York Times reports that President Trump’s tax records reveal he has a Chinese bank account and has pursued expansive business projects in China for years.  The disclosure deals a blow to the president’s efforts to paint Democratic nominee Joe Biden as weak on China. (NYTimes)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s hopeful a deal can be reached with the White House in the next few days on another coronavirus relief package. Pelosi is expected to hold more talks today with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says if an agreement is reached — and it clears the House — he would bring it up for a vote in the Senate.

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