Since 2012, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has released more than 1,480 people from custody after discovering that they were U.S. citizens. In one case, a U.S. citizen was held in detention for 1,273 days after being wrongfully taken into custody by ICE.
Los Angeles Times
The Senate recently confirmed President Trump’s 15th appeals court nominee, giving him more appointments than the last five presidents at this stage. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell helped shape this conservative realignment by blocking dozens of then–President Obama’s judicial nominees.
A virulent E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce has now affected 98 people from 22 states, making it the biggest multistate outbreak of the bacteria since 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises consumers to avoid or throw away any romaine unless they can be certain it’s not from the Yuma region in Arizona.
The Washington Post
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has asked Congress to raise the rent paid by able-bodied, working-age public-housing residents to 35 percent of their income, up from the current 30 percent. Minimum rents would be tripled, to $150. Carson said the cost of housing assistance is “unsustainable.”