SE­NA­TOR SAYS DACA DEAD­LINE TO BE EX­TENDED

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Den­ver Post wire ser­vices

OKLA.» Pres­i­dent Don­ald TULSA, Trump will ex­tend a March 5 dead­line to end pro­tec­tions for young im­mi­grants in the coun­try il­le­gally if Con­gress fails to act by then, ac­cord­ing to a Re­pub­li­can se­na­tor who spoke di­rectly with the pres­i­dent about the is­sue.

Sen. James Lank­ford, R-Okla., said Trump told him he was will­ing to “give it some more time” to al­low law­mak­ers to find a so­lu­tion for “dream­ers” — im­mi­grants brought il­le­gally into this coun­try as chil­dren — if Con­gress does not pass leg­is­la­tion ex­tend­ing pro­tec­tions be­fore time is up.

“The pres­i­dent’s com­ment to me was that ‘We put a six­month dead­line out there. Let’s work it out. If we can’t get it worked out in six months, we’ll give it some more time, but we’ve got to get this worked out leg­isla­tively,’ ” Lank­ford said.

Utah canyon re­named.

Af­ter years of de­bate, a U.S. govern­ment board has voted to re­name Utah’s Ne­gro Bill Canyon, over­rul­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion by Utah of­fi­cials to keep the name.

The U.S. Board on Geo­graphic Names de­cided Thurs­day to re­name it Grand­staff Canyon to get rid of an of­fen­sive name, The Salt Lake Tri­bune re­ports. The vote was 12-0, with one mem­ber de­clin­ing to vote. The de­ci­sion comes 16 years af­ter the board voted to keep the name.

The new name hon­ors black rancher and prospec­tor Wil­liam Grand­staff, whose cat­tle grazed there in the 1870s.

“His name was Grand­staff; it was not Ne­gro Bill,” said Wendi-Starr Brown. “I’m pretty sure that’s not how he wanted to be ad­dressed in life.” Brown is a mem­ber of the Nar­ra­gansett In­dian Tribe who rep­re­sents the Bu­reau of In­dian Af­fairs on the fed­eral board.

The Utah Com­mit­tee on Geo­graphic Names had rec­om­mended keep­ing the name, cit­ing a lack of con­sen­sus from state mi­nor­ity groups.

The NAACP said the name is not of­fen­sive and pre­serves the his­tory of the site, while the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Com­mis­sion called the name “bla­tant racism.”

U.S. closes truck­ing firm tied to smug­gling case.

IOWA» Fed­eral IOWA CITY, safety reg­u­la­tors have shut down a trou­bled Iowa truck­ing com­pany that owned the semi­trailer in­volved in a hu­man traf­fick­ing case in which 10 im­mi­grants died in Texas.

Pyle Trans­porta­tion was placed un­der an “out-of-ser­vice or­der” Mon­day by the Fed­eral Mo­tor Car­rier Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion af­ter a re­view found the com­pany’s safety rat­ing was so un­sat­is­fac­tory that it was un­fit to re­main in busi­ness, agency spokesman Duane DeBruyne said.

Face­book’s Sand­berg fa­vors re­lease of Rus­sia-linked ads.

A top Face­book ex­ec­u­tive says ads linked to Rus­sia’s at­tempts to in­flu­ence the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion should be re­leased to the pub­lic, along with in­for­ma­tion on whom the ads were tar­get­ing.

Pre­vi­ously, Face­book de­clined to make the ads pub­lic. While Face­book’s chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, Sh­eryl Sand­berg, now fa­vors the re­lease, she didn’t say Thurs­day when the com­pany would do so.

The com­pany dis­closed last month that it found ads linked to fake ac­counts — likely run from Rus­sia — that sought to in­flu­ence the elec­tion.

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