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    THAILAND wants to welcome tourists back to the country as soon as July. Tourist groups in Thailand have launched the #OpenThailandSafely campaign, which wants to allow travellers with proof of a COVID-19 vaccine into the country without quarantine requirements by July 1. 4Thailand wants tourists back as soon as JulyCredit: Reuters The petition, being sent to the Thai government, said: "As Thailand is starting to vaccinate its most vulnerable and its healthcare workers, we believe that now is the time to announce a firm and irreversible date to reopen its borders. "This will give confidence to international travellers and encourage them to book a trip to Thailand." "Thai tourism operators, especially those reliant on international travel, would then be able to start business planning, accept forward bookings, start to rehire staff, and conduct training programs. "Without a firm commitment to reopening made now, Thailand may lose all of 2021 as...
    Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal February 24, 2021 0 Comments GOP Sen. Rick Scott of Florida argued Tuesday the Biden administration has been characterized so far by lax border security and a tendency to align with teachers unions’ wishes to keep many schools closed. “In four weeks, the Biden administration has been known for two things: open borders and closed schools,” Scott told reporters during a Capitol Hill news conference with some of his Republican colleagues. First, Biden officials claimed they would follow the science, but then the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report earlier this month saying schools can and should be open, he recounted. “Then they said they need money,” Scott continued. “Well, last year Congress allocated $68 billion for K-12 education and approximately $4 billion of it has been spent, so it clearly is not waiting for money. “It’s just basically Democrats and the...
    More On: immigration Kamala-mania seizes the press and other commentary White House denies ‘kids in cages’ hypocrisy charge Illegal immigrant lived 3 years in a church to dodge deportation, may get to stay Biden administration cuts citizenship test questions in half I’ve been a registered Democrat for as long as I can remember. I always associated my party with compassion, unity, a country we can all call home. But lately, I find myself torn and confused. And my vexation stems primarily from the question of illegal immigration and the Democrats’ obsession with open borders. In 2019, my filmmaking work led me to the story of a young Indian girl who died on our southern border while crossing illegally. Since I was in India, I decided to find her family and, if possible, to offer help. I figured anyone who would risk a child’s life to come to America must...
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says there is “nothing compassionate” about President Joe Biden’s open borders initiatives as tens of thousands of foreign nationals attempt to make their way to the United States-Mexico border hoping to be released into the interior of the country. On Friday, as Breitbart News reported, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started releasing the first group of about 25,600 migrants who have been living in Mexico while they wait for their asylum claims to be adjudicated. The move came after Biden ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, which sought to disincentivize migrants from taking the often deadly journey from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border by preventing their release into the interior of the country until after they were found to have a legitimate asylum claim. Rubio, in a statement, said the Biden administration’s policies on immigration that have...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) says President Joe Biden “cannot square” opening the United States-Mexico border to thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens while also potentially restricting travel for American citizens. Reports this month have circulated that the Biden administration is leaving the door open to restricting domestic travel from state-to-state for Americans — specifically travel to and from Florida. Simultaneously, Biden has dismantled a legal wall at the southern border that has surged illegal immigration. Biden’s end to the Remain in Mexico policy, as well as a series of cooperative asylum agreements with Central America, is ensuring that tens of thousands of border crossers will be released into the U.S. interior, many of whom will take American jobs while more than 17 million citizens are jobless. There is no requirement for these border crossers to undergo coronavirus testing before their release. In an interview with Fox News, DeSantis...
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador cautioned residents of his country that the border isn't yet "open" for unhindered migration into the United States during the Biden administration. “Now, for example, that there is a U.S. immigration policy to regularize the situation of migrants, Mexicans, and our Central American brothers, people think that now, the doors are open, that President Biden is going to immediately regularize all migrants,” Lopez Obrador said on Thursday. “It is not true that everyone can go now to the United States and they will be regularized. That has not been defined yet. Our brother migrants should have this information so that they won’t be deceived by human traffickers, who paint a rosy picture.” Biden has vowed repeatedly that he would roll back Trump-era policies designed to curb illegal immigration. Earlier on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced thousands of migrants waiting in Mexico...
    The open borders lobby is urging President Joe Biden’s administration to consider releasing nearly every illegal alien in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. A group of 120 open borders organizations — including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Migration Services, Center for American Progress, and United We Dream — are asking Biden’s administration to implement an ICE review process that would “reconsider the custody determination for every person currently” in the agency’s custody. There are currently more than 14,000 detainees in ICE custody. “We are heartened by the early steps the Biden-Harris Administration has taken to reorient the U.S. immigration system toward a framework that embraces human rights and compassion,” the letter states: However, we are concerned that these policies have not yet been implemented in a meaningful or systemic way with regard to the approximately 14,000 people in ICE detention. Leaving behind the thousands who continue to suffer...
    More On: immigration Letters to the Editor — Feb. 9, 2021 Tricky Joe Biden’s family influence: Devine Biden reinstates ‘catch and release’ policy at the southern border President Biden will raise cap on refugee admissions to 125,000 Once again demonstrating Democrats’ obsession with undoing all things Trump, the Biden team is unilaterally canceling US agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that helped rein in the surge of illegal crossers at the US-Mexico border — with no plan in place for what else to do.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the move over the weekend, basically admitting the administration doesn’t actually have an alternate plan yet as he cited a belief that “there are more suitable ways to work with our partner governments to manage migration across the region,” including efforts to reduce the poverty and fear that prompts flight to America.  Right: Just cure the ills of...
            by Kaylee Greenlee    President Joe Biden’s proposed immigration policies that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, placed a hold on certain deportations and a temporary hold on Migrant Protection Protocols without increasing border security, according to a draft of the proposal. Critics of Biden’s proposed legislation say the policies will lead to open borders and ultimately harm Americans while supporters say that the administration is unlikely to implement drastic policies as it works toward broader immigration reforms. Biden’s proposed legislation does not push for increased security and enforcement measures at the border despite an expected expansion of immigration, the Los Angeles Times reported Jan. 15. Biden is likely not calling for increased measures after the Obama administration failed to gain the support of Republicans through similar proposals, National Immigration Law Center Executive Director Marielena Hincapié said, according to the LA Times. The existing agencies...
    Roma gypsy migrants ordered to leave French territory have been using an EU loophole to avoid deportation, spending just hours across the border in Belgium and then returning. The association Solidarité Roms Lille Europe has, for the last ten years, brought Roma originally from Romania and Bulgaria across the French border to Belgium after being handed deportation notices by the French government, it is claimed. After crossing the border, the Roma fulfil their obligation to leave French territory and are given back their passports by the Belgian authorities. They then often simply return to France within a few hours, France Info reports — a process made easy by the European Union’s no-borders Schengen Agreement. As the Roma are citizens of countries that are part of the European Union, they are allowed to reside in France for three months before having to justify their residency with proof of work, proof they are looking...
    President Joe Biden has proposed legislation that would expand immigration without increasing security or enforcement measures, according to a draft of the proposal.  Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said that Biden’s proposed legislation consists of “open borders” that will have “no regard for the health and security of Americans.”  Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security suggests that the administration will not move to completely open borders, or necessarily adopt welcoming policies directed at migrants.  President Joe Biden’s proposed immigration policies that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, placed a hold on certain deportations and a temporary hold on Migrant Protection Protocols without increasing border security, according to a draft of the proposal. Critics of Biden’s proposed legislation say the policies will lead to open borders and ultimately harm Americans while supporters say that the administration is unlikely to implement drastic policies as it works...
    . UK keeps its borders open for now LONDON, Jan 22 (.) – British Environment Minister George Eustice said on Friday that Britain will keep its borders open for the time being, after speculation about the possibility of completely closing the country to arrivals after have recently tightened the requirements for travelers in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country. “It is true that we are cautious about travel, but we do not believe that it is correct at this time to completely close the border,” Eustice told LBC radio on Friday.
    On the one hand, the leaders of the 27 and the European Commission insist on the fact that it is important to keep the internal borders of the Union open to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market. “The lessons of the past have been learned”, assured the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, during the press conference which followed the meeting. There was no longer any question of ending up in the chaotic situation of the first wave, when several Member States unilaterally decided to close their borders, which seriously disrupted the movement of goods, but also of essential cross-border workers – a disaster for a country such as Luxembourg, whose economy is very dependent on those who come daily from Belgium, France or Germany to work in the Grand Duchy. On the other hand, added the same Charles Michel, everyone is well aware of the...
    The countries of the European Union agreed on Thursday that member states can punctually restrict mobility at internal and external borders from the EU if the health situation requires it, but they promised to keep the Schengen area of ​​free movement open. “We are totally convinced that we have to keep the borders open to maintain the proper functioning of the internal market” but “they can be considered restrictions on non-essential travel “, declared the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, at the end of a teleconference of leaders of the EU countries. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, pointed out that “to keep the external and internal borders open, we need specific measures that keep us all safe”, and hence it has been decided “introduce a new category, dark red, where the virus circulates at a high level” within the EU. Citizens traveling from...
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) slammed Senate Democrats Wednesday for embracing amnesty and open borders on day one of President Joe Biden’s administration. NRSC spokesman Chris Hartline said in a statement that Senate Democrats such as Sens. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) would likely back efforts to provide amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. Warnock, Hassan, Kelly, and Cortez Masto face reelection in 2022, and their elections, as well as their positions on amnesty, will play a pivotal part in whether Democrats will retain the Senate majority. Biden’s plan would provide amnesty for illegal immigrants that came to America before January 1. Hartline said: On Day 1 of the new Administration, Senate Democrats are already embracing a radical immigration agenda of amnesty and open borders. The proposal by President Biden would give amnesty to eleven million illegal immigrants with no...
    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to unveil a sweeping immigration plan during his early days in office, which will aim to reverse Trump-era policies – but his proactive approach is garnering pushback from both sides of the aisle.  Biden's plan is expected to follow campaign promises through a deportation moratorium, providing a multi-year pathway to citizenship and blocking the use of emergency federal funds from being siphoned towards expanding the southern-border wall. BIDEN IMMIGRATION BILL WOULD PUT MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ON 8-YEAR FAST-TRACK TO CITIZENSHIP But Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., took to Twitter to express his frustration in a seven-tweet long thread Monday, claiming Biden will prioritize "amnesty ahead of the pandemic." Though Biden has already announced his intention to ask Congress to approve a nearly $2 trillion plan that would allow for direct payments to individuals, vaccine bolstering and community assistance – Cotton said his problems with Biden’s immigration bill are the...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the State Department, Antony Blinken, previously praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open borders policy that has invited more than a million refugees to the European superpower. While serving in the Obama administration as deputy secretary of state, Blinken delivered a speech in New York City in September 2016 where he applauded Merkel for her opening Germany’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees at the time even as the burden fell on German taxpayers. At the same time, Blinken made a veiled attack on U.S. and European opponents to mass global migration — such as President Trump, France’s Marine Le Pen, Britain’s Nigel Farage, and Italy’s Matteo Salvini — by suggesting that they were “stoking fear and demanding walls.” Blinken said: In Europe, the crisis is literally at the doorstep of cities, towns across the continent, and I think what we’ve seen exposed in...
    President-elect Joe Biden is laying the groundwork for an amnesty for 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States, meeting with open borders lobbying groups and sanctuary city politicians to discuss a legislative strategy. On Thursday, Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris met with a handful of cabinet nominees, executives with open borders lobbying groups, and sanctuary city politicians about “his day one plans to introduce immigration reform legislation and protect DACA recipients,” according to a readout of the meeting. Biden’s meeting included Xavier Becerra, his nominee to lead Health and Human Services (HHS), who as California attorney general has implemented one of the strictest sanctuary state policies in the nation — even going as far as to say the state would prosecute employers who cooperate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The meeting also included Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti, who oversees a sanctuary city...
    Border arrivals in December 2020 jumped by 80 percent above December 2019, partly because the cartels and coyotes are telling their customers that President-elect Joe Biden will end the border curbs, the chief of the Customs and Border Patrol agency said Tuesday. “We’re already seeing the negative impacts of the proposed policy changes,” acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said on January 5. The “cartels and human smugglers are spreading the perception that our borders will be open. In this case, they’re correct. They’re right — it’s not just the perception.” Biden’s campaign promises are “not an immigration strategy — [they are] an open border strategy,” he said. “The immigrants know it, and more importantly, the human smugglers know it … I’ve been asked, What do you think is going to happen? I say it’s already happening.” The 74,000 migrants who arrived in December “you could argue are crisis-level numbers, but the reason...
    Saudi Arabia has welcomed fellow Gulf nations to a summit after finally ending its three-year embargo of Qatar. The leaders signed a declaration on Tuesday in the kingdom to mark a new page in relations following the blockade that deeply divided the region. Mohammed bin Salman even embraced Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as he arrived at the summit. The Saudi decision to open its air space and borders to Qatar was the first major step towards ending the diplomatic crisis that began in 2017, just as the Trump administration was raising pressure on Iran. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, welcomes Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Summit on Tuesday The Saudi decision to open its air space and borders to Qatar was the first major step towards ending the diplomatic crisis that began in 2017
    Vice President Mike Pence said Monday during a campaign rally in Milner, Georgia, that Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) reelection would block Democrats’ plan for open borders, socialized medicine, and the Green New Deal. Pence held a campaign rally one day before the pivotal Georgia Senate runoffs. The Senate runoffs will decide whether Republicans keep control of the Senate or if Vice President-elect Kamala Harris becomes the tiebreaking vote in the Senate. The vice president noted that President-elect Joe Biden once complained that Loeffler and Perdue would “get in the way” of his agenda should they get elected on Tuesday. “We can get so much done, so much that can make the lives of the people of Georgia and the whole country so much better,” Biden said at a rally in mid-December. Biden called Loeffler and Perdue “roadblocks” for allegedly not supporting the coronavirus package. In contrast,...
    Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar ahead of a Tuesday deal to end a three-year-long blockade imposed on Qatar, Kuwait’s foreign minister announced Monday. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah announced the reopening as a senior Trump administration official, on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters that a breakthrough among the parties had been reached and that a deal will be signed. “It’s just a massive breakthrough,” the official said. “The blockade will be lifted. It will allow for travel amongst the countries as well as goods. It will lead to more stability in the region.” 2 \ BREAKING: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister announced Saudi Arabia and Qatar will open their land, air and sea borders starting tonight ahead of the signing of the agreement tomorrow — Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) January 4, 2021 4 \ The state of play: Kushner traveled to the Gulf...
            by Gavin Wax  The billionaire financier Charles Koch abandoned the Republican Party in the age of President Donald Trump, but he has returned on a white horse following the disputed election to preach the globalist cosmopolitan doctrines that previously had turned the GOP into a national laughingstock. Koch penned an op-ed for CNN last week in which he urged Republicans to support amnesty for illegal aliens. He framed it as if allowing illegal immigrants to break the law is the “one thing we should all agree on” across the political spectrum. “Welcoming those who come to the U.S. to make a new life and contribute to society remains a quintessentially American characteristic,” Koch wrote. “While media headlines focused on the extremes of the immigration debate, people of all backgrounds and organizations of all kinds have been taking steps to celebrate immigration and show society that despite differences...
    On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to be President Trump’s antithesis on border and immigration issues. Basically, Biden — whose victory was declared Monday by the Electoral College — pledged to do the opposite of everything Trump did regarding illegal immigration.   So let’s play out what that would actually look like, assuming Trump’s continuing efforts to overturn former Vice President Biden’s election as president don’t succeed. Spoiler alert: It would be like dousing a fire with gasoline.  Even in normal times, there’s lots not to like about open border policies. But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, open borders present another problem: a catastrophic public health risk of the spread of the deadly disease COVID-19. TOM HOMAN: BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS IS ALREADY BREWING AND IT WILL ACCELERATE COVID SPREAD IN THE US Because of the pandemic, the U.S.-Canada border is closed to all nonessential traffic. International travel is tightly regulated....
    In an interview with Fox and Friends, Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Wednesday that the incoming Biden administration’s policies on border security and the border wall signal that America’s borders will be open to illegal migrants, drug cartels, and traffickers. President Donald Trump has promised to complete 450 miles of wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico by the end of the calendar year, but President-elect Joe Biden has said he will not build “one more foot” of the wall. “That’s very disturbing,”  Morgan said. “Right now, if you look at what the Biden administration’s policies are going to be, it’s not just about stopping the construction of the border wall,” Morgan said. “It’s about providing amnesty to millions of people.” He said Biden may even reverse the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s (CDC) order to immediately return illegal border crossers back...
    TENERIFE holidays ARE going ahead, according to Jet2, despite claims that the borders are being closed to tourists. The news that the island would shut the borders for 15 days from Friday was announced yesterday by the president of the Canary government, Angel Victor Torres. 2Tenerife is closing its borders until next year due to the coronavirus cases on the island - but Jet2 claim holidays will still go aheadCredit: AFP or licensors Tenerife has been on red traffic light alert for the last fortnight, having seen coronavirus cases going from well below the national average to among the highest in Spain. In September there were 90 cases a day, in October it went to 125 cases, in November it increased to 180 cases while in December the daily average has reached 256 cases for three days, he said. Mr. Torres has indicated that the Government is very concerned about...
    A Joe Biden administration wouldnt just stop construction on the border wall, but it would provide amnesty to millions of people, and the cartels and human smugglers are hearing the upcoming border strategy "loud and clear," acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Wednesday.  "With a change in administration our borders are going to be wide open and it is absolutely increasing illegal migration," said Morgan on Fox News "Fox & Friends." "Joe Biden had said he will not build another foot of wall. That is very disturbing. Look, they have that — they can do that. Its called termination for convenience. They can terminate the contract for building the wall." He added that the Trump administration will need to settle an agreement with contractors for what has already been done.  "For materials, there are 270,000 tons of steel that have already been paid for that were going to have to...
    President-Elect Joe Biden is sending a message of open borders to the world’s migrants as he promises to at least temporarily halt deportations and eliminate President Trump’s reforms at the United States-Mexico border, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chief Mark Morgan says. In a press call this week, Morgan suggested that Biden’s rhetoric — where he has promised an amnesty for illegal aliens and to dismantle Trump’s legal wall — is contributing to illegal immigration at the southern border. Axios’s Stef Kight reports: Morgan suggested Biden had also contributed to the trends at the border, saying “cartels and human smugglers are fueling perceptions that our borders will once again be wide open, and that we will be reinstating the loopholes that have been closed.” [Emphasis added] “If your policy consists of stopping deportation for almost four months, discontinuing or not supporting Title 42, revoking the Migrant Protection Protocols,” Morgan said, listing...
    The open borders lobby is urging Democrat Joe Biden to quickly grant an amnesty for illegal aliens living in the United States, potentially through a little-known federal program that keeps foreign nationals from being deported. In interviews with NPR, activists with a number of open borders and mass migration organizations say they are asking Biden and his transition team to consider signing executive orders that will provide amnesty to illegal aliens, return deported illegal aliens to the U.S., and free border crossers into the interior of the U.S. so long as they claim asylum. NPR reported: Recognizing that the political divide in Congress makes a major overhaul of the immigration system unlikely, the groups are pushing for Biden to use the power of his pen to take steps sooner rather than later. [Emphasis added] Their requests include returning undocumented immigrants wrongfully deported under Trump, stopping detention of asylum-seekers, expanding the...
    Illegal immigration continued to increase through November largely due to smugglers fuelling perceptions that U.S. borders will be open under the incoming Biden administration, Customs and Border Protection announced Monday. Around 70,000 enforcement actions, including more than 61,000 run-ins with single adults, occurred in November 2020, a 64% increase from November 2019, Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said. He said if the Biden administration does what it says it will, then the U.S. will experience a crisis at the border. “The message you’re sending is clear and simple – we have open borders,” Morgan said. Smugglers are telling vulnerable migrants that the U.S. border will be open and that loopholes will return making it easier for them to illegally enter the U.S. to obtain free health care and other benefits, Morgan added. “It’s been very clear what they say they’re going to do – if those valves are turned on completely,...
    Stuart Bee: The man who was found clinging to his boat is safely on shore and heading home Source: Expect a flurry of pardons before Trump leaves Qantas Sees Capacity Rebound in Australia as State Borders Open (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd. expects to fly the vast majority of its pre-pandemic domestic schedule by early next year and said it’s upbeat about a recovery as major state borders inside Australia reopen. © Bloomberg A Boeing Co. 737-838 aircraft, operated by Qantas Airways Ltd., lands at Alice Springs Airport, at Alice Springs Airport in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Australia is considering reopening state borders in time for Christmas and is also weighing plans to create alternative options to hotel quarantine so that more of its citizens can return from abroad. The airline said Thursday that capacity on routes in Australia will increase to 68%...
    I am an immigrant and a naturalized citizen. I came to this country at the age of ten, grew up in a blue-collar immigrant household, was raised around primarily Central-Eastern European and Hispanic working-class immigrants, and ultimately married another immigrant. So, according to the left, I represent a demographic that should support open borders and unchecked mass immigration (both legal and illegal), both out of self-interest and for moral reasons. I see things differently, however, and opt for national sovereignty, secure borders and common-sense immigration policies that benefit the United States and its people. This stance often elicits shock, anger and sneering from leftists, including pro-illegal alien advocates, cheerleaders for increasing already historically high immigration levels and the radical purveyors of divisive identity politics that attempt to pit immigrants against natives. Many foreign born people who don’t buy into the open borders insanity and believe that rational limits make sense...
    Journalist Glenn Greenwald resurfaced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ previous opposition to open borders and suggested it signals the existence of a political realignment fueled by Donald Trump. “The human brain does have the extraordinary capacity to simply stop remembering things it wishes never happened,” he tweeted before linked to an interview between Sanders and Vox founder Ezra Klein. “Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal,” said Sanders, whose opinion on the issue has evolved since the 2015 interview. In a subsequent tweet, Greenwald outlined his belief on what sparked the change in opinion. “There’s a clear political realignment taking place that was already evident prior to Trump but which the Trump presidency very aggressively accelerated. People who don’t see it don’t really understand anything about the political moment.” According to NPR, the Democratic Party has gradually shifted to the left on immigration. The reason, the news outlet claims, is...
    Here's a question for you: What does Joe Biden believe? What are his plans for our country? The truth is, we still don't know the answers to those basic questions. Joe Biden somehow made it through an entire presidential campaign -- most of a year -- without telling us because a partisan press corps let him get away with it. As a result, tens of millions of people voted for a candidate who wasn't real. They voted for a ghost with a whitened smile. They had no idea who Joe Biden was. They had no idea who they were voting for or what he might do if he got elected. But at the urging of the media, they voted for him anyway. Now the rest of us get to find out what they voted for. Joe Biden has started to assemble his Cabinet, and what is emerging so far looks a...
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s A-League is set to kick off next month with organizers predicting domestic borders will be open and the only club that needs to be relocated because of COVID-19 restrictions is the New Zealand-based Wellington Phoenix. The soccer season schedule was released Tuesday and features games in four states in the opening two rounds, expanding to Western Australia in the third. Western Sydney Wanderers will get the season started against expansion club Macarthur FC in Parramatta on Dec. 27, and defending champion Sydney FC will open against Melbourne City on Dec. 30. The Wellington Phoenix has been listed to play its home games at Wollongong, south of Sydney, but could possibly return to New Zealand if international border restrictions are eased. The Phoenix will open the season away against Brisbane Roar and then host Sydney FC in Wollongong on Jan. 2. The Phoenix spent almost three months...
    NGOs have demanded Britain totally open its borders to illegal immigration and fly in migrants’ families from across the globe after four people died off the French coast in an attempt to reach UK shores. Groups including Save the Children, which is funded by some of the world’s richest individuals and corporations including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, called for the government to expand “safe and legal” migration routes for the effectively unlimited number of people in the world who could seek to “flee” to Britain from “poverty”. The push for open borders, which is being heavily publicised across the United Kingdom and even international media, comes after a family of two adults and two children from Iran died when their boat capsized in the English Channel. A 15-month-old baby who was with them is also missing. Refugee Action declared that the deaths were “entirely inevitable” and that the situation...
    Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) described her opponent, Democrat nominee Mark Kelly, as an aspiring “51st vote” for a Democrat Senate majority led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in pursuit of “open borders,” “taking away our Second Amendment rights,” and a “locked down America.” Mark Kelly “is Chuck Schumer’s path to power” through Arizona, McSally said on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Kelly markets himself as “independent” while being critical of “partisanship.” “I’ve never looked at things through a partisan lens, and I believe Arizona needs an independent voice representing them in the Senate,” Kelly wrote on his website. In 2014, he founded a political action committee (PAC) — initially named Americans for Responsible Solutions before becoming Giffords — which has received over $61.5 million in funding across since its launch. McSally said, “Mark Kelly has run one of the most sophisticated left-wing extreme political...
            by Paul Bradford  Millions of Americans continue to watch network TV shows—not exactly a favorite pastime of the chattering class. The primary audience for these programs is older Americans living out in flyover country, the kind of people who aren’t aware of the latest trendy show on Amazon Prime or Netflix. The audience generally prefers more conservative programming that doesn’t feature gratuitous violence, nudity, or overbearing political messages. They just want to be entertained as they relax at night.  But the big networks want to change that. They’re partnering up with far-left activists to promote radical causes to their viewers—and the executives don’t care if it offends their audiences. The execs want America to think like they do. The writing was on the wall last summer when pretty much every TV network and streaming service wholeheartedly endorsed Black Lives Matter, “To be silent is to...
    Winter is fast approaching, and the City of Denver and service providers still have not established the first safe-camping site for those experiencing homelessness. Concerned over the slowdown of the Safe Outdoor Spaces program, four neighborhood organizations recently sent a letter to Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council with their ideas for how to push the safe-camping concept into reality. Related Stories Denver Safe-Camping Site Model Will Open to Public This Weekend Racial Inequity Extends to Homelessness, New Report Says Homelessness Crosses Borders: It's a Challenge for Metro Denver The October 12 letter from the leadership of Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Colfax Business Improvement District, Golden Triangle Creative District and Uptown on the Hill suggests eight ways that the city can move the project forward. The four organizations represent areas that have seen significant numbers of homeless individuals camping on the street in recent months. Their ideas: Set up...
    Racial minorities are significantly overrepresented among those experiencing homelessness in metro Denver, a new study shows. "We need to address this if we want to make meaningful progress on homelessness," says Matt Meyer, executive director of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, which just released its State of Homelessness 2020 Report. The report, which pulls from multiple data sources to help quantify the number of people experiencing homelessness in the metro area, indicates that Black and Native American individuals are represented disproportionately in the groups of those who are homeless or using services related to homelessness.Related Stories Denver Hit by Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Over Homeless Camp Sweeps Denver Safe-Camping Site Model Will Open to Public This Weekend Homelessness Crosses Borders: It's a Challenge for Metro Denver The report also notes that those experiencing homelessness in metro Denver are mostly male, usually have been homeless before, and often have higher rates...
    Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN), Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother, identified higher taxes, firearm confiscation, and the Green New Deal as some of the Biden-Harris campaign’s political goals in an interview on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Pence said Wednesday’s vice presidential debate illustrated Democrats’ left-wing objective through Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) statements. “I think my brother demonstrated last night [that] they want to defund, dismantle, and destroy our economy,” Pence stated of Democrats. “They want to raise the taxes back on the middle class [and remove] the Trump tax cuts. They want to eliminate private insurance and defund police, [and have a] mandatory buyback of guns, get rid of USMCA, and stack the courts.” Pence continued, “That’s just dismantling accomplishments that the president and vice president have done, and of course, they want to destroy our U.S. energy sector jobs, open the borders,...
    Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh. AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File Over 1.1 million Rohingyas continue to remain stranded in crowded camps in Bangladesh while the international community fails to provide a resolution to the crisis. When in 2017 this lower-middle-income, majority Muslim country opened its borders to the Rohingya fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, they were largely welcomed. Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated back then: “We have the ability to feed 160 million people of Bangladesh and we have enough food security to feed the 700,000 refugees.” It wasn’t just the government. Many private citizens came forward to offer assistance. Existing data indicates that 86% of residents in Teknaf, which is the closest administrative region to the Rakhine state from which most Rohingya originate, were involved in providing emergency relief and housing to the new arrivals. In an era when many rich...
    While proponents of an official safe-camping site haven't yet been able to set up camp in the city, they want to show Denver residents what such a spot would look like. "I think people don’t understand what we’re proposing. A lot of people think that we would sanction camping like it currently exists. What we’re trying to do is show how this is different," says Cole Chandler, director of the Colorado Village Collaborative, one of the organizations working on the Safe Outdoor Spaces program that proposes to establish safe-camping sites in Denver. This weekend, Chandler and others pushing the initiative will host an open house at a safe-camping site model in the parking lot of the Belong Church at East 16th Avenue and Ogden Street.Related Stories Five Points Safe Camping Site Option Faces Neighborhood Opposition Homeless Camps in Central Denver Are Growing, but Nothing New Homelessness Crosses Borders: It's a...
    By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said late Thursday that he was putting the army on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Lithuania and Poland. Lukashenko has blamed the United States and its allies for fomenting the unrest following his landslide reelection to a sixth term last month, an outcome that protesters in Belarus say resulted from vote-rigging. “We are forced to withdraw troops from the streets, put the army on high alert and close the state border on the west, primarily with Lithuania and Poland,” Lukashenko said while addressing a women’s forum, adding that Belarus’ border with Ukraine also would be strengthened. But...
    KYIV – Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said late Thursday that he was putting the army on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Lithuania and Poland. Lukashenko has blamed the United States and its allies for fomenting the unrest following his landslide reelection to a sixth term last month, an outcome that protesters in Belarus say resulted from vote-rigging. “We are forced to withdraw troops from the streets, put the army on high alert and close the state border on the west, primarily with Lithuania and Poland,” Lukashenko said while addressing a women’s forum, adding that Belarus’ border with Ukraine also would be strengthened. But the national Border Guard Service said all...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus’ borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation’s president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 year of authoritarian leadership. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said late Thursday that he was putting the army on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Lithuania and Poland. Lukashenko has blamed the United States and its allies for fomenting the weeks of unrest following his landslide reelection to a sixth term last month, an outcome that protesters in Belarus say resulted from a rigged election. “We are forced to withdraw troops from the streets, put the army on high alert and close the state border on the west, primarily with Lithuania and Poland,” Lukashenko said while addressing a women’s forum, adding that Belarus’ border with Ukraine also would be strengthened. But...
    German migrant transport NGO Sea-Watch has complained that Italian authorities have taken too long to accept the transfer of migrants to quarantine ships, after dropping off 353 migrants this week. The NGO was able to begin the transfer to a quarantine vessel located off the coast of the Sicilian capital of Palermo. The quarantine ship, the Allegra, also saw 181 migrants transferred from Porto Empedocle and Lampedusa this week as well. “The transfer of 353 people from Sea-Watch 4 to the ship where they will carry out a quarantine period off Palermo has begun. It has been almost two weeks since our first aid and the people on board, including women and children, are exhausted,” the NGO said, according to Il Giornale. Giorgia Linardi, a spokeswoman for Sea-Watch, added: “We insist that it should not take eight to ten days before a ship, which rescues people at sea, to reach a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus pandemic put a stop to most international travel almost six months ago. Now, a major tourist destination is reopening its borders to Americans, but only some of us, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Wednesday. COVID-19 travel bans keep Americans from Italy, France and Greece. For frequent fliers such as travel blogger Lisa Miller, it’s painful when those Facebook memories pop up reminding of trips past. “A lot of times I just screenshot it and hold it dear and think in a year things will be different,” Miller said. “Being able to get on a plane, have that exhilaration of landing in this beautiful destination, those have disappeared for now.” CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social...
    During an interview with Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) reacted to the apparent shift in momentum in the wake of the Democratic and Republican Party nominating conventions last month. Brooks called the shift one in favor of America and the country’s foundational principles. He argued there were clear contrasts in the two choices that voters will have in November. “I hope it turns off a majority,” he said. “Certainly when November gets here, we will know. But the tide seems to be turning in favor of America and the foundational principles of liberty and freedom that have combined to make us the greatest nation in world history. We can run down the issues real quick — law and order versus more riots and more crime. That’s your choice. That’s a pretty stark choice for most Americans. Then you’ve got open borders and the damage that...
    These islands did what no other country managed to: Keep the coronavirus wholly out of their borders. Across the globe, there are only 10 United Nations member countries with no recorded COVID-19 cases. All Pacific Ocean islands, they are the Republic of Palau, Micronesia, the Republic of Nauru (a microstate of Micronesia), the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, the Independent State of Samoa, the Republic of Vanuatu and the Kingdom of Tonga, the BBC reported. BLOOD TEST IDENTIFIES WHICH CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS MAY BE HELPED OR HARMED BY STEROID TREATMENT While the rest of the world fights the coronavirus, these assorted isles and archipelagos boast the honor of successfully managing to keep the novel virus at bay. But in order to do that, they’ve had to aggressively close their borders, and in the process, restrict tourism dollars vital to their economies and imperiling business owners’ livelihoods....
    Costa Rica is re-opening its borders to Americans who reside in six specific states. Residents of Vermont, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut may all begin traveling to Costa Rica again starting Sept. 1. Many countries have closed their borders to American tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Costa Rica’s re-opening strategy is unique in its targeted border opening. As of Aug. 3, these countries were among the ones Americans could still visit during the pandemic, according to National Geographic: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Rwanda, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and many of the Caribbean islands including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
    A Parliamentary committee has said it was a “mistake” not to introduce border or isolation restrictions on travellers from Europe from mid-March, with up to 10,000 cases being imported that directly contributed to the scale of the pandemic in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said in its report released on Wednesday that while the United Kingdom’s incremental introduction of international travel measures and self-isolation orders for travellers from China and Italy was initially — between January and early March — broadly in line with the actions of other countries, they were inexplicably dropped on March 13th. No further restrictions were put in place on travellers from Europe in the early months of the outbreak because the government failed to recognise “the increased risk of importations from European countries owing to the greater amount of travel between these countries and the UK, and the speed at...
    On Sunday, July 26, Polish model Veronica Bielik shared a series of stunning snaps with her 2.9 million Instagram followers. The photos showed the 26-year-old posing on a balcony with glass railing overlooking a beach and a city. The post’s geotag indicated that the location of the photoshoot was Miami, Florida. Veronica sizzled in a white ribbed bikini that featured a plunging top with gold detailing and matching low-rise bottoms. The skimpy swimsuit showcased her incredible curves, toned midsection, and lean legs, much to the delight of her audience. She kept the sexy look simple and accessorized with only a pair of stud earrings. In the first image, Veronica leaned to the side and touched her thigh, as she tugged on a strand of her hair. She altered her position for the following picture by turning her body slightly away from the photographer. She placed one of her hands on...
    Swedish writer Åsa Linderborg, who served as the cultural editor for newspaper Aftonbladet, has admitted the paper would label those against mass migration as fascists to stifle debate. Linderborg, who is now a senior reporter at the same newspaper, served as the cultural editor from 2009 to 2019 and acknowledged that the newspaper contributed to creating a small window of acceptable opinions in which anyone who disagreed with leftist-liberal ideology would be branded a fascist. “Everyone who did not want open borders or wanted to talk about integration was branded as fascists,” she said in a recent interview, Nyheter Idag reports. She went on to talk about a book she had written on populism and the many issues raised by populist parties that the mainstream left has refused to touch. Swedish Leftists Claim Police Racist for Tackling Gang Violence https://t.co/xxsDKMgKQa — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 8, 2020 “The difficult thing for...
    THE prime suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance exploited the EU's open borders to evade justice, judges were told. The claims came as Christian B's lawyer appeared at the European Court of Justice to argue he should be freed from jail on a technicality over his conviction for a rape in Portugal.  6Christian B has launched a legal bid to be freed from jail 6Madeleine McCann disappeared while on holiday with her family in PortugalCredit: Handout Friedrich Fulscher said it was "unconstitutional" his client had been tried for the sex attack in Praia da Luz on a 72-year-old woman as it breached international law. The rape happened in 2005 which was two years before the Brit youngster disappeared while holiday with her family in the resort. Speaking on Thursday, Fulscher said Christian B should not have been put on trial as the charge was not part of the arrest warrants issued...
    COVID-19 has made travel insanely complicated this year, mostly due to various travel bans, quarantine requirements and added safety precautions like temperature checks and mask mandates. Some experts even say that travel is not safe this year, and that most people would be better off staying home until a vaccine is on the market and caseloads start to trend downward. But, if you want to travel in 2020, some countries are opening their borders to Americans this summer—with conditions. Here are five countries you can visit if you are willing to take the risk. Antigua and Barbuda St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda town skyline on Redcliffe Quay at dusk. (iStock) The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is now open to international travelers, including Americans. Currently, temperature checks are required upon arrival, and face coverings are required in the airport. Antigua is a popular tropical destination thanks to its 365...
    Economic decoupling between the United States and China is “not only possible, but is happening”, according to John Bolton, the former national security adviser-turned staunch critic of US President Donald Trump. Referring to decoupling, Bolton, a long-time China hawk who has criticised Trump for going too easy on Beijing, said that people will not “wake up tomorrow and find that it’s occurred”. Businesses are already looking at incrementally moving their supply chains out of China because they are fed up with the sort of “state espionage that would boggle the mind of a US or European” company, Bolton said. Bolton’s claims are anecdotally true, with large companies such as Apple, Samsung and Nintendo shifting production out of the mainland to enjoy lower-cost manufacturing primarily in Vietnam, but also to avoid trade war tariffs applied by US customs authorities. A survey of 200 multinational companies released last week, meanwhile, found that...
    IN these uncertain times, it is vital the Government gives people and businesses the stability they need by delivering on its promises with clarity and conviction. And we must help our economy recover, grow and thrive by declaring to the world that Britain is open for business. ⚠️ Read our Brexit live blog for the latest news & updates 2The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, writes for the Sun on SundayCredit: PA:Press Association 2Ms Patel says the Government's Brexit plan for borders will boost our NHS and our economy Credit: PA:Press Association That is why I am this week further setting out our plans to take back control of our borders and unleash the country’s full potential through our new points-based immigration system. Sun on Sunday readers will be as proud as I am to think that from January 1, 2021, we will be a sovereign nation with an immigration system...
    Coronavirus — The European Union (EU) begins to open its borders this July 1st and it only does so to 15 countries. This Monday the list of those who can enter the territory was approved and only includes one Latin American country: Uruguay. The EU maintains its veto to 150 countries. In the list are Australia, Algeria, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Rwanda. The list also includes China, but it will depend on whether China also authorizes the entry of European citizens. Out of the list are the United States, Brazil and Mexico where the pandemic continues to leave large numbers of infected and dead. Nicaragua was on a preliminary list of citizens who could travel to the European Union, according to a preliminary draft published by Euronews. However, it does not appear on the list of 15 either. The...
    Coronavirus — COVID-19 in France. Photo by EFE / EPA / JULIEN DE ROSA. On 1 July, the European Union will open its external borders, closed by COVID-19, to 14 “safe” countries, including Mexico, the United States, Brazil and Russia. The European Union (EU) will open from July 1 its external borders, closed since mid-March due to the crisis of coronavirus, to 14 countries considered “safe”, among which do not appear Mexico, U.S, Brazil or Russia. In a statement, he noted that state Members approved this initial list by qualified majority on Tuesday, which will be reviewed biweekly depending on the evolution of the pandemic. In the list of “safe” countries, whose nationals may travel to the EU, figure Australia, Algeria, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Rwanda. The inclusion of China, they said, will depend on whether it grants...
    Coronavirus — The entry into the new normality supposed the end of mobility restrictions throughout Spain, for both Spanish citizens and those from the Schengen area. So, lThe European Union also began its particular de-escalation with the opening of the borders of its member countries. Since June 21, you can travel freely to France, as well as for the rest of our European neighbors. Although there is an exception: Portugal, which will open its borders next Wednesday, July 1. One of the countries that was in doubt was the United Kingdom, but finally, English citizens can also move to our country like any other. From June 21 we open the borders and lift the quarantine for the countries
    Coronavirus — The governments of the European Union finally failed to arrive this Saturday at an agreement on non-EU countries to those who will open the borders from next Wednesday, July 1. At the moment it has not been possible to establish a definitive list, although it has been announced. an initial group of 15 countries whose nationals will be able to travel to Europe from July 1 and a exclusion criteria based on the epidemiological situation. This has caused countries like the United States, Russia or Brazil to stay momentarily out. Countries will continue working to establish this classification, and once they do, it will be reviewed periodically, probably every two weeks, to align it with the health situation. The established criteria by the authorities to choose who can enter and who is not the number of positives per 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 days. The...
    A motorhome from Germany drives toward the Italian border on June 3, 2020, near the Brenner Pass in Austria. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/Getty Rome — Italy has reopened its borders to much of the rest of Europe nearly three months after the country became the first in the world to issue a strict nationwide lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic struck. COVID-19 has claimed more than 33,000 lives in the country, but Italy is now focusing on recovery.     "We've done it, thanks to the sacrifices everyone has made," said Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia. "Now it's time to focus on protecting the economy and jobs." Travel and tourism account for roughly 13% of the Italian economy. The Bank of Italy predicts GDP may shrink this year by the same percentage in the wake of the pandemic. Coronavirus: The Race To Respond With virus crisis abating, Europe looks to get back to...
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