The Biden administration believes the American government alone can effectively vet U.S. visa applicants from terrorist-linked countries covered by former President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Breitbart News learned from the State Department Tuesday. That same day, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate panel that the U.S. relies heavily on information provided by the origin countries of individuals trying to enter America to vet them for criminal and terrorist ties effectively. Wray conceded that America could not count on most countries listed on Trump’s travel ban to provide accurate information, if any, on potential travelers. Hours after taking office on January 20, President Joe Biden repealed Trump’s travel ban on several nations, including seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa. To justify the bans, Trump cited concerns about foreign terrorist entry to the U.S. and American authorities’ ability to effectively screen … [Read more...] about State Dept: Biden Government Alone to Vet U.S. Visa Seekers from Terror Exporting Countries Trump Banned
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(CNN) The fight for control of Myanmar has now officially arrived at the United Nations. In a letter seen by CNN, Myanmar's UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun has told the international body that he still represents Myanmar, after making an impassioned speech last week rejecting the country's military takeover . Meanwhile, a deputy ambassador to the UN from Myanmar will claim that he is now the man the military authorities want to represent the country. Both sides have sent the UN letters to make their case on official letterhead. Myanmar's democratically elected government was overthrown last month in a military coup that saw civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi detained. For weeks, thousands of people in the country have come out to protest against the coup, risking deadly violence and arrest by security forces. Read More "The perpetrators of the unlawful coup against the democratic government of Myanmar have no authority to countermand the … [Read more...] about A fight is brewing over Myanmar’s seat at the United Nations
The United Nations (U.N.) is bringing foreign nationals to the nation’s southern border for release into the interior of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed on Monday. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during a press briefing that “international organizations in Mexico” are helping facilitate the release of thousands of foreign nationals who were enrolled in the Remain in Mexico program. “We have developed a virtual platform that enables individuals with active cases in the Remain in Mexico program to actually register for relief,” Mayorkas said. “[T]he organizations then help transport them safely to the port of entry.” DHS officials did not respond to a request from Breitbart News to provide the number of Remain in Mexico migrants who have been released into the U.S. interior thus far. At two ports of entry, about 25 foreign nationals are being released daily, and at another port of entry, about 100 foreign nationals are being released … [Read more...] about DHS: United Nations Facilitating Release of Foreign Nationals into U.S.
Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet. The Lone Star State will also do away with limits on the number of diners who can be served indoors, said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who made the announcement at a restaurant in Lubbock. The governors of Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana likewise eased up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco. “Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility,” said Abbott, speaking from a crowded dining room where many of those surrounding him were not wearing masks. “It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed.” A year into the crisis, politicians and ordinary Americans alike have grown tired of rules meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed over a … [Read more...] about Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings
BOSTON (CBS) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on states to prioritize vaccinating teachers and school staff by the end of March. In Massachusetts, teachers are not currently eligible to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine appointment. Biden made the announcement about teachers while also declaring that the United States will have enough vaccine supply for all Americans by the end of May. READ MORE: Melrose High School Senior Organizes Webinar To Highlight Women Role Models In The Space Industry “My challenge to all states. . . we want every educator, school staff member, childcare worker to receive at least one shot by the end of the month of March,” Biden said. The federal pharmacy program will also be used to prioritize vaccines for Pre-K to 12 staff. Teachers and school employees will be able to sign up for an appointment at a pharmacy near them, Biden said. Today, I am directing every state to prioritize educators for vaccination. We want every educator, school … [Read more...] about President Biden Directs States To Prioritize Vaccinating Teachers, School Staff By End Of March