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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Nielsen lays out her vision for the sprawling department, as midterm elections loom amid persistent threats of hacking and the immigration debate continues to rage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

DHS proposes limits on welfare payments to immigrants

- The Washington Times

The Homeland Security has announced new rules designed to enforce a long-standing, but also long-ignored, requirement that immigrants not become a burden on American taxpayers. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who signed the proposal Friday, said it would push immigrants eithrt to be self-sufficient or to rely on their family or the business that’s sponsoring them to be in the U.S. for help, rather than to take assistance from the government.

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In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 photo, Adan, a 27-year-old Guatemalan living in south Florida, who did not wish to be further identified, poses for a photo near his home. Immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live. Adan followed the process to gain custody of his 17-year-old sister in detention. Now, he wants to leave his apartment. "I feel I need to move to have a sense of security," said the landscaper about ICE knowing where he lives. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

- Associated Press

Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn.

Pope Francis boards his airplane on the occasion of his trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport, Saturday, Sept.22, 2018. Pope Francis heads to Europe's northeastern peripheries this weekend to celebrate the faith in three Baltic countries amid renewed alarm about Russia's intentions in the region it twice occupied. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope battered by abuse scandal gets warm welcome in Baltics

- Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Lithuanians lined the narrow streets of the Old Town of Vilnius and cheered Saturday as Pope Francis' popemobile passed by, an exuberant greeting that must have been welcome to a pope battered by new revelations in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal.

Ambulance leave the industrial park where several people had been shot, according with police reports in Aberdeen, Md, in Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation." (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

- Associated Press

Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It's little consolation for grieving relatives and others trying to find answers.

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

- Associated Press

The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Friday.