President will release new tax plan next week; Elder Bush remains in hospital; Hernandez evidence ordered preserved; and more headlines to end your workweek, Friday, April 21, 2017.
TRUMP TO ‘DREAMERS:’ REST EASY
WASHINGTON — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.
Trump said his administration is “not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.”
The president, who took a hard line on immigration as a candidate, vowed anew to fulfill his promise to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But he stopped short of demanding that funding for the project be included in a spending bill Congress must pass by the end of next week in order to keep the government running.
“I want the border wall. My base definitely wants the border wall,” Trump said. Asked whether he would sign legislation that does not include money for the project, he said, “I just don’t know yet.”
UNITED DELAYS CEO’S ASCENT TO CHAIRMAN
DALLAS — United Airlines says its CEO won’t add the title of chairman next year as planned, as fallout continues from the violent removal of a passenger from a plane this month.
United said Friday that CEO Oscar Munoz proposed rewriting his employment contract to remove the expectation that he would become chairman at the 2018 annual meeting of parent United Continental Holdings Inc.
Munoz was named CEO in September 2015.
GEORGE H. W. BUSH TO STAY IN HOSPITAL
HOUSTON — A spokesman…
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