Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Stepfan Taylor, RB, 5th round (140th overall)A solid special teams player as well as a reliable runner, Taylor has appeared in 61 games (with four starts), though at no point has ever really threatened to take over as the lead back.Career stats: 120 carries, 393 yards, 1 rushing TD; 20 receptions, 154 yards, 3 TDs; 13 special teams tackles The Arizona Cardinals pulled out a dramatic 24-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium, but they didn’t walk away totally unscathed.Running back Stepfan Taylor left the game with a calf injury and did not return. Head coach Bruce Arians updated Taylor’s condition Monday.“The only person that it looks like he could miss some time is Stepfan Taylor,” Arians said. “Stef strained a calf and could miss some significant time.” The injury comes just a week after Taylor’s breakout game. The second-year pro out of Stanford ran for a career-high 40 yards and a touchdown and added a receiving touchdown in the Cardinals’ 24-13 win over Oakland Oct. 5. For the season, Taylor has 18 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown and six catches for 40 yards and two scores.The Cardinals have dealt with their fair share of injuries this season, so they are well-equipped to deal with this one as well.“Marion Grice will slide up the depth chart. Robert Hughes could get some time, depending on what the situation is and what package, but yeah, Marion will be the next guy up,” Arians said.Grice, a rookie from Arizona State, made his pro debut Sunday, but didn’t get any carries. In fact, he played just one snap on special teams.Hughes caught two passes for 13 yards Sunday. He has carried twice for two yards and caught four passes for 27 yards this season. Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Immigration raids to take place across US starting Sunday

first_img Support The Guardian Immigration raids to take place across US starting Sunday Thu 11 Jul 2019 21.08 EDT Shares391391 Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Raids are likely to occur in 10 major cities and would target at least 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported @holpuch Amanda Holpuch in New York Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Trump’s own immigration agencies were reportedly blindsided by the president’s stunning decision in late June to tweet about a law enforcement operation before it occurred. Five days later, he announced the raids would be delayed.The Trump administration’s aggressive anti-immigration policies have not yet resulted in the level of deportations seen under Barack Obama. In the last fiscal year, Ice removed 250,000 undocumented migrants, compared with 410,000 removed in 2012.Trump, however, has done away with deportation priorities Obama put in place in his second term, and used anti-migrant rhetoric, which has created fear and instability in migrant communities.Douglas Rivlin, the communications director of the advocacy group America’s Voice, said the raids were politically motivated and cruel. “The massive and glaring failure of the Trump approach on immigration gives this deportation operation the smell of desperation,” he said. Topicscenter_img Hillary Clinton US immigration officials have said immigration raids targeting thousands of families will take place in major cities across the United States starting on Sunday – less than a month after delaying a similar operation.Such a move could see parents separated from US citizen children, more detained families and has already sparked a legal challenge.Department of Homeland Security officials from the Trump administration, speaking anonymously, told newspapers that details of the raids had not been finalized, but would probably begin on Sunday in at least 10 major cities.The raids would target at least 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported and crossed the border recently, though other undocumented people could also be arrested if the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) agency intercepts them, according to the New York Times.The operation was first announced by Donald Trump on Twitter last month – prompting immigrant advocates to increase education for migrants on their rights, including that they don’t have to open their door to Ice agents without a court warrant.Among the myriad concerns raised by advocates is that some people ordered deported may never have received notices to appear in court. Trump often accuses migrants of deliberately ignoring notices, but in the past year, attorneys have complained that documents were sent to incorrect addresses or listed incorrect hearing dates and times, including midnight, when court is not in session, and 31 November, which doesn’t exist.The US government could therefore arrest migrants who didn’t know they were due in court, which would allow the arrested to reopen their cases, if they found an attorney.Matthew Bourke, an Ice spokesman, told the Guardian the agency could not provide specific details related to enforcement operations, to protect the safety and security of agents. “All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and – if found removable by final order – removal from the United States,” Bourke said.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a pre-emptive lawsuit on Thursday arguing that targeted families should be allowed a day in court, in part because of the immigration enforcement agencies’ documented bureaucratic errors.The New York ACLU and ACLU of Southern California filed the 44-page lawsuit on behalf of four not-for-profits.“The Trump administration’s threats against immigrants run roughshod over basic fairness and due process,” Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement. “For the many families who came here as refugees fleeing violence, deportation is a death threat.”Activists on Thursday ramped up efforts to prepare by bolstering know-your-rights pocket guides, circulating information about hotlines and planning public demonstrations. Vigils outside of detention centers and hundreds of other locations nationwide were set for Friday evening, to be followed by protests Saturday in Miami and Chicago.Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, said in a statement his government was reaching out to immigrant communities, highlighting legal aid and other resources.Hillary Clinton criticized the plan on Thursday, when news of the raids emerged alongside reports that the president may try to force the US census process to include a question asking people if they are citizens. US immigration Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton)The Trump administration is preparing sweeping raids on undocumented people as the president threatens to go against the Supreme Court and demand citizenship information through the Census. Weaponized fear and bigotry are the central projects of this administration.July 11, 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. 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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content news Share on Messenger Government agents stand guard during an immigration raid in Castalia, Ohio, on 5 June 2018.Photograph: John Minchillo/AP First published on Thu 11 Jul 2019 13.41 EDT Share via Email Donald Trump Since you’re here… US immigration US politicslast_img read more