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White House confusion over Donald Trump's claim he will 'suspend immigration' by executive order
(News Agencies) The White House struggled to explain President Donald Trump's decision to ban immigrants from entering the United States Tuesday morning as Democrats called it 'xenophobic' and claimed it was more presidential scapegoating on the coronavirus. Additionally, lawmakers pointed out that immigration has essentially stopped as all visa processing by the State Department has come to a halt during the pandemic and accused the president of using a global health crisis to double down on his hard-line immigration policies. 'From the beginning Trump has flailed about seeking someone to blame for his own failure,' wrote Democratic Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia on Twitter. 'Immigration has nearly stopped and the US has far more cases than any other country. This is just xenophobic scapegoating.' Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York called the president: 'Xenophobe. In. Chief.'It would exempt farm workers, healthcare professionals, holders of H-1B visas who can claim they are not taking an American job, refugee and asylum seekers and 'any alien whose entry would be in the national interest.' In the draft order, Trump says he's protecting the 'marginal worker.' 'I have determined that we cannot jump start the domestic economy if Americans are forced to compete against an artificially enlarged labor pool caused by the introduction of foreign workers,' Trump said. 'I have determined that the entry of most aliens as permanent or temporary workers in the immediate term would have adverse impacts on the national interest.'
Court-appointed committee a non-starter
The only issue over which there is a deadlock is the demand for repeal of the laws. The special committee cannot hear the two sides on this issue. The...
'Deep displeasure': India sends a stinker to WHO's Tedros over India's map
The 8 January letter is the third communication to the World Health Organisation in a month, reminding Tedros and his office to fix the maps (News ...
Farmers' protest: Youth Congress collects soil for India's map as a tribute
During the campaign from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the soil will be collected, especially from villages and home towns of the 65 farmers, who have lost ...
Trump impeachment risks bogging down early days of Biden presidency
The prospect of Donald Trump facing a bitter impeachment trial in the US Senate threatens to cast a shadow over the earliest days of Joe Biden’s pres...
Vice President Pence, remove Trump now
What more does it take? President Donald Trump has brought the country to depths of division, unrest and instability that once would have been unthink...
HC asks RBI, SBI to maintain status quo on accounts of three Anil Ambani-led firms
The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to maintain status quo concerning the ac...
For SpaceX Mission, Says He's "Excited, Honoured"
Raja Chari, 43, will serve as the commander while NASA's Tom Marshburn will be pilot and ESA's Matthias Maurer will serve as a mission specialist for ...
North Korea is going to be a major headache for whoever wins the US election
(News Agencies)- As Barack Obama ended his 75th day as President of the United States, the engines of a massive North Korean rocket roared to life ha...
Let it remain free country: SC after police summon woman over Facebook post
The woman had shared a crowded Raja Bazar area scene of Kolkata and questioned the Mamta Banerjee government's seriousness to enforce the lockdown. ...
India, US call on Pakistan to take immediate and irreversible action against terrorism
Besides China's aggressive actions across the region and beyond, counter-terrorism was part of the discussions between external affairs minister S Jai...
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