▪Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents detaining 21,362 immigrants between January and mid-March, compared with 16,104 during that same period last year. Arrests of immigrants with no criminal record more than doubled, to 5,441. WashingtonPost.com
▪ The Border Patrol is planning to eliminate the use of polygraph tests for screening new hires, because 60 percent of applicants fail them—in many cases, by trying to hide past drug use. “Not a lot of people are passing,” said Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. The agency has 1,800 open positions, and President Trump has ordered an increase of 5,000 more.
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▪After years of debate, San Francisco officials have started work on a suicideprevention net that will extend 20 feet out from under the city’s Golden Gate Bridge. More than 1,600 people have jumped to their death from the bridge since the iconic landmark was opened 80 years ago, including 40 last year. San Francisco Chronicle
▪The last surviving person born in the 19th century died at her home in northern Italy last week. Emma Morano, 117, was the world’s oldest person, and attributed her longevity to her genetics and her diet of three eggs a day—two of them raw—as well as her decision to stay single. Violet Brown, who was born in Jamaica on March 10, 1900, is now the oldest person on Earth.