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"Post is reporting White House officials have pressured immigration authorities to bus immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities. And then release them this way to punish critics of the president's immigration policies. President Trump has long railed against scientists cities which have board local police from cooperating with federal immigration agencies senior Trump adviser, Stephen Miller discussed the proposal with officials that ice, but the agency reportedly opposed the idea President Trump is reportedly tapped Matthew Albinger to become the new head of immigration and customs enforcement of vents made headlines last year when he compared family tension centers to summer camps. I think the best way to describe them is to be more like a summer camp. These individuals have access to twenty four seven food and water. They have educational opportunities. They have recreational opportunities both structured as well as unstructured. There's basketball courts, there's exercise classes their soccer fields that we put in there. Last week, President Trump withdrew the nomination of acting ice director Ron vitelle to head the agency saying he wasn't quote tough enough for the role the Senate has confirmed. Former oil lobbyist David Bernhardt to head the interior department. He replaces Ryan Zinke who stepped down in December. It's multiple scandals and investigations since joining the interior department in two thousand seventeen Bernhardt has worked to make the approval for land and off-shore drilling projects easier and proposed limiting protections for endangered species. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said a vote for David Bernhardt is vote for offshore drilling. The institute. I'm tech -sation and economic policy has found the number of largest companies who paid nothing in federal taxes has doubled in recent years. The institute named over sixty companies that did not pay federal tax in two thousand eighteen despite many making billions in profits the companies include Amazon, Netflix General Motors, IBM, Chevron, Eli Lilly. Delta Occidental Petroleum Honeywell prudential, Halliburton, whirlpool and Goodyear. Meanwhile, democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced a proposal called the real corporate profits tax to force companies to pay seven percent tax on all profits over one hundred million dollars Senator Warren outlined the plan on Thursday on MSNBC. The simplicity of it is part of what makes it works. So well and make sure no giant corporation in this country gets away with pain zero while small companies and family. These are having to pick up the ticket to run the country. The Trump administration has refused to allow prominent Palestinian human rights lawyer, Omar muti to enter the United States Barghuti is co founder of the boycott divestment. Sanctions movement are in a statement Barghuti said, quote, this US entry band against me, which is ideologically. And politically motivated is part of Israel's escalating repression against Palestinian Israeli and international human rights defenders in the BS movement. Barghuti said Barghuti was scheduled to give talks at NYU New York University Harvard University and to me US lawmakers. He was also booked to appear in our democracy now studio next"