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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.'
Covid-19 cases re-surge in Maharashtra, other states follow
By Susmita Ghosh The presence of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus is reported in India, especially in Maharashtra where the coronavirus cases are o...
Oil price in India soars, 4 states offer relief
By Susmita Ghosh In order to rein in the soaring prices of petrol and diesel, four states have cut taxes in recent days. This resulted in giving some...
Civil Servants Union Wants UK High Court Intervention In Priti Patel Bullying Case
(Insider Bureau)- The union for senior civil servants in the UK, First Division Association (FDA), wants the High Court to overturn UK Prime Minister...
Stimulus vote Friday morning?
What that means for the $1,400 check timeline The first milestone vote on the stimulus package is set for Friday, which brings the delivery date fo...
A budget for a 'project finance economy'
This year's budget revealed the mindset of a confident and unapologetic India. In this newspaper, on January 22, I had argued for the need for develo...
Farmers didn't insult Tricolour, Chinese army sitting in India did: Shiv Sena tells PM Modi
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana on Wednesday said that the Indian flag was not insulted and it was intact when the farmer's agitation reached the ...
Lok Sabha adjourned repeatedly as opposition continues protest over farm laws
(News Agencies)- With opposition members demanding a separate discussion on the new farm laws, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned repeatedly on Wedn...
No propaganda can deter India's unity, Amit Shah on international comments backing farm stir
(News Agencies)- Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed international celebrities for commenting on ongoing farmers' stir in India. The s...
Indian-American Bhavya Lal Appointed Acting Chief Of Staff Of NASA
Bhavya Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency's transition under the adm...
Biden Revokes Trump Rule Ending Work Permit For H-1B Holders' Spouses
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technica...
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