Jan 18, 2017

Trump's gradual softening on deportation

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November 2014: "Deportations are now at a record low. Obama manipulated the numbers to lie to the public that they were at a record high. Secure the border!"

December 2015: "Criminal deportations in the U.S. are the lowest number in many years. We are letting criminals knowingly stay in our country. MUST CHANGE!"

June 2016: "I have never liked the media term 'mass deportation' -- but we must enforce the laws of the land!"

Yesterday to Axios — on potentially deporting fewer than Obama: "I find that hard to believe, but I will say that the Obama administration deported many people. We will be doing that also, but they deported many people. A lot of people don't know that, but many people were deported under the existing laws."

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Big video game conference delayed amid coronavirus concerns

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Next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco became the latest tech event to be cancelled or postponed amid growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The big picture: A growing number of events are being scrapped, including Mobile World Congress and Facebook's F8 developer conference. Some, like the giant SXSW event in Austin, insist they are moving forward.