5 things for July 12: NATO, immigration, Papa John’s, India, Twitter and Facebook

5 things for July 12: NATO, immigration, Papa John’s, India, Twitter and Facebook

More asylum-seekers will be turned away at the border under a new Trump administration policy. If an immigrant crosses the border illegally, that will also be considered in possibly rejecting an asylum claim (the policy also applies to refugee applicants abroad). The move will likely draw condemnation and legal challenges from immigrant advocates, who believe the new policy may violate international law. The founder and public face of Papa John's is out. John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the pizza company after word got out that he used the N-word during a conference call in May. There's another high-profile rape case brewing in India. The girl alleges she was raped by three or four boys in the first incident, then raped by the others when they found out and threatened to expose it. The incident follows a string of violent sexual assaults on minors that have prompted massive protests in India. Her attorney says the arrest of Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, is politically motivated. The price, which is a 10-year low, is a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

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More asylum-seekers will be turned away at the border under a new Trump administration policy. Asylum claims based on fears of gang or domestic violence will immediately be rejected, according to new guidance given to officers who interview asylum-seekers at US borders and evaluate refugee applications. If an immigrant crosses the border illegally, that will also be considered in possibly rejecting an asylum claim (the policy also applies to refugee applicants abroad). The move will likely draw condemnation and legal challenges from immigrant advocates, who believe the new policy may violate international law.

Meanwhile, the reunification of all migrant children younger than 5 with their parents should be completed today. But the government is still facing down another deadline — July 26 — to reunite thousands of older children with their parents.

Migrants undeterred by Trump's practices
Migrants undeterred by Trump’s practices 02:34

The founder and public face of Papa John’s is out. John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the pizza company after word got out that he used the N-word during a conference call in May. Schnatter admitted he used the word while participating in a role-playing exercise designed to prevent public relations crises, and he apologized. “Racism has no place in our society,” he said. Schnatter, who starred in his company’s commercials, stirred controversy last year when he said Papa John’s sales were hurt by the NFL’s handling of players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice. The nation’s third-largest pizza chain said it would pick a new chairman soon.

Forbes: Papa John's founder used N-word during call
Forbes: Papa John’s founder used N-word during call 00:45

There’s another high-profile rape case brewing in India. A 15-year-old girl says she was repeatedly raped by 19 people — her educators and classmates — over a six-month period. The girl alleges she was raped by three or four boys in the first incident, then raped by the others when they found out and threatened to expose it. A school principal, two teachers and four boys have been arrested; they say they’re innocent. The incident follows a string of violent sexual assaults on minors that have prompted massive protests in India. About 100 sexual assaults are reported to the police in the country every day.

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