Vice President Mike Pence, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are headed to the border. The two of them will are touring the U.S./Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley.
washingtonexaminer.com reports: Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will travel from Washington, D.C., to Texas Friday to tour the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, his office announced Thursday morning.
Pence will fly into San Antonio then travel to McAllen, Texas, located in the southern-most tip of the Lone Star State.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials based at the Rio Grande Valley Sector and other law enforcement officers will meet with Pence to discuss the issues they face at the border.
Axios reported: A State Department official tells Axios "the United States is troubled" by news that a Turkish court sentenced three prominent journalists, Nazlı Ilıcake and brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, as well as three other media employees, to life in prison.
"These extraordinary sentences appear to be another example of the Turkish authorities criminalizing journalism under the state of emergency in order to discourage the free expression of viewpoints critical of the government," the official said.
Why it matters: The ruling marks a major defeat for press freedom in Turkey, which currently holds a world-leading 73 journalists in prison and is considered the No. 1 worst jailer of press by the Committee to Protect Journalists, ahead of China and Egypt.
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"Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life," the statement said. "We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on Jan. 5."