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Canada likely to reopen border to vaccinated Americans in August

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Toronto — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel. He said the country should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated......

Biden’s Nominees to Lead ICE and Border Patrol Signal Sharp Departure From Trump Era

New York Times
And the secretary of homeland security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, has started a review of such agreements. In May, he ended agreements with two county jails, in Georgia and Massachusetts, which had been under investigation over whether they had mistreated immigrant prisoners. Other agreements could also be terminated in the coming......

Afghanistan: Taliban flag raised above border crossing with Pakistan

BBC
In recent weeks, the militants have made rapid advances across the country, seizing a series of border posts from Afghan forces, including crossings with Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. It comes as the US withdraws its forces from Afghanistan ahead of an 11 September deadline set by President Joe Biden. BBC......

Lithuania toughens Belarus border with razor wire to bar migrants

Reuters
Lithuanian border guards detain migrants on Lithuania-Belarus border in Kalviai, Lithuania, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Janis Laizans VILNIUS, July 9 (Reuters) – Lithuania began building a 550-km (320-mile) razor wire barrier on its border with Belarus on Friday after accusing Belarusian authorities of flying in migrants from abroad to send illegally......

Taliban capture key Afghanistan-Iran border crossing

BBC
From 9/11, to intense fighting on the ground, and now full withdrawal of US-led forces, here’s what happened. 9/11 11 September 2001 Al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, carries out the largest terror attack ever conducted on US soil. Image caption The World Trade Centre is reduced to......

DeWine on Sending Troops to Southern Border: ‘It’s in Ohio’s Interest’

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge Marty Schladen/OCJ The Ohio National Guard stands post in downtown Columbus last year. Photo by Marty Schladen. Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday it is in the state’s best interest to send more Ohio National Guard troops and other law enforcement officials to help protect the southern border......

Lithuania says Belarus is flying in migrants, plans border barrier

Reuters
KALVIAI, Lithuania, July 7 (Reuters) – Lithuania on Wednesday accused Belarus of flying in migrants from abroad to send to the European Union and said it would build a barrier on the border and deploy troops to prevent them crossing illegally into its territory. Belarus decided to allow migrants to......

Singapore targets 75% vaccination so border restrictions can be gradually eased

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Singapore aims to immunize 75% of its population by early October so that it can gradually ease border restrictions as the coronavirus turns into an endemic over time, its trade minister Gan Kim Yong told CNBC on Tuesday.......

Trump visits South Texas border amid shift in region toward Republicans

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here On this wet, humid Wednesday on the South Texas border, Trump met with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and more than 20 House Republicans and local border officials to discuss efforts to build a wall,......

Trump seeks spotlight at U.S.-Mexico border with attacks on Biden policies

Reuters
WESLACO, Texas, June 30 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump, in his latest effort to regain the national spotlight, traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday to accuse President Joe Biden of neglecting national security by dismantling border controls. Speaking in front of an unfinished section of border wall, Trump......

House Republicans meet migrants face-to-face before Trump’s border arrival

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here That attention landed on Banks, who chairs the Republican Study Committee, and roughly two dozen Republicans who joined the trip he organized to view border crossings firsthand. The GOP lawmakers walked a path frequently used by migrants crossing the border......

Billionaire GOP donor is funding South Dakota National Guard border deployment

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I believe in her state and Texas,” he said, calling himself “a hardcore Republican.” According to FEC records, he has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans in recent years, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Senate Minority Leader......

New border fight pits Texas against Biden over care for 4,500 migrant kids

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The federal government must solve the federal problem caused by the Biden administration’s disastrous open-border policies,” Abbott wrote in a recent letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Texas will not be commandeered into federal government service.” Officials in several other......

Why Kamala’s photo-op trip to the border won’t do much to slow the waves of migrants

NYPost
Post Editorial Board A full 94 days after President Joe Biden tasked her with leading the White House response to the illegal-immigrant surge, Vice President Kamala Harris finally visited the southern border. And she brought one of the “root causes” with her: an opened-armed Democrat encouraging more migrants to make......

Touring the Border, Harris Asked Questions, and Had Few Answers

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday made her first visit to the southern border since she took office, hitting back at Republican criticism and meeting with advocates who pushed her on why the Biden administration had not yet ended restrictive Trump-era policies on migration. “We can take all......

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