Foxconn, the Taiwan-based electronics maker, announced on Wednesday that it’s proposed Wisconsin project will be focused on research and development, a reversal from past statements that the firm would create thousands of manufacturing jobs.
The company said in a statement it remains committed to the project and creating 13,000 jobs, but added that the global market has shifted and “necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects, including Wisconsin.”
President Donald Trump, center, along with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou participate in a groundbreaking event for the new Foxconn facility in Mt. Pleasant, Wis., June 28, 2018.
3. Immigration deadline looms
Congress has until Feb. 15 to agree on an immigration deal before the government runs out of money.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that some measures regarding border security are required, but trying to negotiate on Trump’s border wall campaign promise remains an issue, ABC News’ Ali Rogin tells us.
“The president has used the term ‘wall’ so much,” Rogan says, “that anything on the Republican side that does not include the wall could potentially be seen as a defeat, and anything on the Democrat side that does include a wall could be seen as a defeat.”
This week, the Trump administration’s new asylum-seeker policy, which requires people wait in Mexico as their cases work their way through the courts, took effect. There’s been a significant increase in requests, and ABC News contributor John Cohen, a former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, argues in favor of sending more resources to the border to process cases.
A migrant sits with his children as they wait to hear if their number is called to apply for asylum in the United States, Jan. 25, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico.
$582,834.82: A jury rules Rand Paul’s neighbor has to pay more than half a million dollars to the Kentucky senator following a 2017 scuffle over a pile of leaves.
‘I mean, you have hundreds of miles of open space, and they go out there, and they’re loaded up with drugs or they have women in the backseat of the cars with duct tape all over the place’: An administration official tells ABC News there’s no evidence to support the president’s repeated claims human traffickers are duct-taping women near the border — or that prayer rugs have been found.