In attempts to change the culture of harassment, the National Park Service is investigating just how extensive complaints of sexual harassment have been at national parks, is setting up a confidential hotline and for the first time, is appointing a woman to oversee the park.
Chief among the attorneys' concerns is their claim that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is increasingly denying parole for immigrants with verified asylum cases and no criminal records. Some of their clients have relatives or children who are legal residents or U.S. citizens.
Every month the Federal Aviation Administration receives more than 100 reports of unmanned aircraft sightings from pilots, police and citizens. As the federal agency tries to send a message that flying drones without authorization around airports is dangerous and illegal, it’s also turning to the private sector to help spot – and possibly stop – drones from getting too close.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wrapped up her visit to the Southwest at the Grand Canyon. She talked with the park’s new superintendent and staff about the park's culture of sexual harassment and hostility.