Aug 13, 2018

Axios PM

By Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Situational awareness: Relief may be coming for nasty wait times at airport security screenings, the N.Y. Times' Zach Wichter reports, with TSA testing new scanning machines for carry-on bags at JFK Airport in New York City.

1 big thing: Trump's fresh immigration headache

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

A June Supreme Court decision has opened another big legal fight over how the Trump administration can enforce deportation orders, the AP's Amy Taxin reports.

  • "The Supreme Court's 8-1 decision focused on the case of a Brazilian handyman seeking to apply for a special green card given to immigrants who have been in the country at least 10 years, have good moral character and whose American relatives would suffer if they were deported."

Why it matters, by Axios' Stef Kight: Depending on how the Supreme Court's decision is interpreted, it could make it a lot harder for the government to deport undocumented immigrants who have been caught illegally in the country.

Details from the AP:

  • "The little-known ruling addressed what might seem like a narrow procedural issue over how to properly provide notices to immigrants to appear in court for deportation proceedings."
  • "But it is having broader implications in immigration courts that are in charge of deciding whether hundreds of thousands of people should be allowed to stay in the United States."
  • "Some immigration judges have refused to issue deportation orders for immigrants. And in a recent case in Washington state, a Mexican farmworker had an indictment for illegally re-entering the country tossed out."

The bottom line: This is the government's own fault for telling some immigrants to appear in court without giving them a time or date in the paperwork. DHS and DOJ are already struggling with court backlogs and an onslaught of asylum claims, which slow down the deportation process. 

Bonus: Photo du jour

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File

"A wildfire burns near homes in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif. California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance issues even if they were not directly hit by this year’s blazes."

Go deeper on the California fires...

2. What you missed
  1. President Trump blasted "wacky" Omarosa via tweet today. She played tapes of her reported firing on national TV yesterday. Go deeper.
  2. Elon Musk says he was referencing the Saudis in his tweet about wanting to take Tesla private at $420 a share, including why he tweeted that he had "funding secured." Go deeper.
  3. The FBI has fired agent Peter Strzok due to his anti-Trump texts, even though his lawyer claims the bureau's disciplinary office only recommended a demotion and suspension. Go deeper.
  4. Scoop: Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a secret summit in Egypt on May 22nd to launch efforts toward a Gaza stabilization deal. Go deeper.
  5. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to Pyongyang in September to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reports the AP.
  6. Music legend Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill,” reports WDIV Local 4 in her hometown of Detroit.
3. 1 kick thing

The "dad shoe," a chunky sneaker that's most recognizable for being worn by a father near you, is primed for its day in the sun, Bloomberg's Carol Matlack and Richard Weiss report.

  • "[S]hoppers are turning toward chunky, runway-inspired sneakers including Vuitton’s $1,000 LV Archlight and Balenciaga’s $800 Triple S."
  • "Athletic-shoe makers are jumping on the bandwagon as fast as they can."
  • "This time around, however, they’re worn with a wink by ironic hipsters, rather than with triple-pleated khakis by middle-aged American tourists."

Why it matters: "[S]neakers have become one of the fastest-growing categories in luxury goods, with sales up 10 percent in 2017, according to Bain & Co. By contrast, U.S. sales of conventional sports footwear grew only 2 percent last year, according to consultancy NPD."

Lace up...

Mike Allen