In a Media Release from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen today announced that she was ending the Temporary Protected Status for the Country of Honduras. Honduras was bestowed with the TPS designation in 1999 after the devastation wrought upon them by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
The Media Release indicated that conditions in Honduras since the Hurricane have ‘Notably Improved’, and further stated that the Country has made ‘Substantial progress in post hurricane recovery and reconstruction’ since conditions were last reviewed in October of 2016. The effective date of the termination of the TPS, which Secretary Nielsen states is required under the Immigration and Nationality Act, will be January 5, 2020.
This eighteen month delay is designed to allow for an ‘orderly transition’, providing Hondurans residing in the United States and currently benefitting from the TPS time to arrange for their departure back to Honduras, or to ‘seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible’. According to the Release, this delay will also allow the Government of Honduras to ‘prepare for the return and reintegration of its’ citizens’.
Honduran citizens with current TPS registrations will be required to re-apply for both the TPS and Employment Authorization Documents in order to continue to live and work in the United States until January 5, 2020. Information relevant to the TPS re-registration period will be posted in a Federal Register Notice, and affected individuals are being asked not to submit re-registration applications until the Notice appears in the Federal Register.
Police today arrested 44yr old Dorothy Bruns of Staten Island, the driver who, back on March 5th, ran down and killed 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein as they crossed 9th Street at 5th Avenue with their moms in Brooklyn. Dorothy Bruns has been charged with two counts of Manslaughter, two counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, three counts of Assault, Reckless Driving and Disobey Traffic Device for running the red light at the intersection before plowing into both families and a fifth male pedestrian.
Actress and NXIVM member Allison Mack leaves the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn after her mother, Melinda Mack, posted a bail of five million dollars, putting up her and her husbands’ home in California plus their entire retirement fund. Allison is facing charges of Sex Trafficking, among others, for her role in procuring sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere.
Officers from the NYPD Harbor Unit recovered the body of a badly decomposed man from the Hudson River near Battery Park in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
The body was brought to Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport where Emergency Medical Personnel officially pronounced him deceased. The Medical Examiner will determine the manner and cause of death.
This marks the third body removed from the waterways around New York City for the month of April. One body was removed from the Mill Basin area of Brooklyn on Monday April 23rd and another body was recovered from the Gowanus Canal on Tuesday April 3rd.
Police responding to a call of a person shot at 475 Hendrix Street in Brooklyn found a man unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the shoulder inside apartment 1B on Sunday.
Emergency Medical Personnel pronounced the man dead on the scene. Cops recovered a gun at the scene and arrested a 32yr old man, who knows the deceased, inside the same apartment. He was taken to the 75th Precinct in East New York where Charges are pending.
Police did not immediately identify the victim, pending proper family notification. According to Police sources, this marked the first Homicide for the 75th Precinct, which encompasses East New York, for the year 2018, an improvement over 2017 when there were two Homicides recorded during the same period.
A 14yr old girl who lives in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn got the scare of her life when, at about 3:15AM, she woke up to find a man in her bed with his hand over her mouth. She struggled to break free and managed to scream. This then caused her 10yr old sister, who was asleep in the same room but in a separate bed, to wake up and also start screaming.
The man bolted from the residence amid the screaming and is now being sought by Police. Crime Scene Unit Investigators recovered a green mountain bike that was left propped up in front of the house.
60yr old David Buckel, a Senior Organics Recovery Coordinator with the New York City Compost Project, was pronounced dead on scene after he set himself on fire inside of Prospect Park near Prospect Park South West at 10th Avenue in Brooklyn.
According to a hand written and signed suicide letter and a statement typed on green paper, which he left inside of a brown envelope marked with the words “For The Police”, David Buckel indicated that he killed himself as a ‘Suicide Protest’ on the use of fossil fuels and how we, as human beings, treat the Earth. Ironically, David admits in his Statement to using fossil fuel to set himself on fire.
One day after a man perished in a blazing fire at Trump Tower at 721 5th Avenue in Manhattan, Investigators from the Fire Department were seen combing through the debris on the 50th floor for clues, as part of their search to determine the cause of the fire. The man, who lived alone inside apartment 50C, was identified by Police sources as 67yr old Todd Brassner. Emergency Medical Services personnel had rushed Todd in critical condition to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital where, unfortunately, he passed away from his injuries.
Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter 29yr old Conor McGregor was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, after launching an attack on a bus inside the parking garage of the Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue on Thursday April 5th, 2018.
Conor was taken from the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn at about 10:23AM on Friday, just a block away from the Barclays Center, and transported to Brooklyn Central Booking where he was processed for his Arraignment. After his appearance before the Judge, Conor was able to post his bail in the amount of $50,000 before walking out to face the media with his head held high and his chin up. He then disappeared into the back of a white GMC SUV double parked in front of the Courthouse.
According to Authorities, Conor threw a hand truck through a window of the bus, causing a man inside to sustain lacerations to the face. The injured man, said to be in his thirties, was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment. Conor is also accused of throwing a dolly through another window of the bus, causing a 24yr old man inside to sustain a cut to the eye. This man was also taken to Methodist Hospital. A 47yr old man also alleges that Conor punched him several times to the face with a closed fist, but he declined to go to a Hospital.
As a result of all this mayhem, the NYPD charged Conor with one count of Assault 3, two counts of Assault and one count of Criminal Mischief, for causing $6,400.00 in damages to the bus. Arrested along with Conor was 25yr old Cian Cowley, also from Ireland. According to Authorities, a 36yr old Equipment Manager stated that his left hand was injured and swollen, after he tried to prevent Cian from attacking the bus. The NYPD charged Cian with one count of Assault and one count of Criminal Mischief for causing $6,400.00 in damages to the bus. Cian walked out of the Courthouse right behind Conor, and joined him in the back of the GMC SUV amid a media crush. Both Conor and Cian are due back in Court at a later date.