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Immigrants could be flown from the busy Rio Grande Valley or Del Rio, Texas, sectors into El Paso, for example, and then sent back across the border from there. Gelernt said migrants are often led to think or come to believe they will be flown to a location in the U.S. where they will be allowed to stay. There have been reports of migrants being walked across the border back into Mexico after a lateral flight, only to find they are in a place they do not know and cannot reenter the U.S. The Biden administration began lateral flights in early March, when the number of migrants stopped crossing the border began to spike. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection defended the move saying, “Several Border Patrol sectors have seen a significant increase in encounters in recent months.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, , Lee Gelernt, Gelernt Organizations: Immigrants, U.S, The Department of Homeland Security, Customs, Border Protection, Border, DHS, Protection Locations: Mexico, Rio Grande, Del Rio , Texas, El Paso, Del Rio, U.S
Malaysia's FGV to pick auditor to assess forced labour accusation
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A general view of the FGV headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey TengKUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Reuters) - Malaysia's FGV Holdings Bhd (FGVH.KL) will appoint an independent auditor to assess its operations for signs of forced labour on the advice of U.S. Customs, the company told the stock exchange on Friday, with a report expected eight months later. In September, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) banned imports from the world's largest producer of crude palm oil over accusations of forced labour. FGV has previously said it was disappointed by the U.S. accusation, despite its steps in past years to show commitment to human rights and upholding labour standards. U.S. Customs had said it would consider a petition to revoke the import ban if FGV could provide credible evidence that it did not use forced labour.
Persons: Lim Huey, FGV's, FGV, Liz Lee, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: REUTERS, FGV Holdings, . Customs, U.S . Customs, Border Protection, International Labour Organization, CBP, Thomson Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR, U.S
Businesses fret as Canada extends ban on travel with U.S.
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( David Ljunggren | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Lars Hagberg/File PhotoOTTAWA, June 18 (Reuters) - Canada is extending a ban on non-essential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses worried about the economic damage. "In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021," Blair said on Twitter. Although the ban does not affect trade in goods, it is hitting travel operators and the export of services. The United States is Canada's largest trading partner. read moreThe U.S. government has created working groups with both Mexico and Canada to discuss the restrictions.
Persons: Lars Hagberg, Bill Blair, Blair, Ottawa's, I'm, Perrin Beatty, Patty Hajdu, David Ljunggren Organizations: U.S . Customs, Canada, REUTERS, OTTAWA, Public, Canada's Liberal, U.S, Twitter, Ottawa, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Health, Thomson Locations: United States, Lansdowne , Ontario, Canada, U.S, Mexico
Britain’s Treasury gets 1 bln stg windfall from repaid furlough cash -FT
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The HM Treasury name is seen painted on the outside of Britain's Treasury building in central London, Britain March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleJune 17 (Reuters) - British companies have returned more than 1 billion pounds ($1.40 billion) of furlough cash as investors press managements to repay taxpayer funds taken during the COVID-19 pandemic before paying big bonuses, the Financial Times said on Thursday. Companies have repaid 709 million pounds to HM Revenue & Customs that had been claimed under the government's coronavirus job retention scheme, the newspaper said, with a further 319 million returned as over claimed funds taken in error. The amount is still far less than the total of 64 billion pounds Treasury spent up to May 14 under the furlough scheme. ($1=0.7144 pounds)Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Toby Melville, managements, Kanishka Singh, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: Treasury, Britain's Treasury, REUTERS, Financial Times, Companies, Revenue, Customs, Thomson Locations: Britain's, London, Britain, Bengaluru
Palantir's CEO said the company is a retail-trader favorite because it makes bold, clear statements. The data-mining company has "many of the best individual investors," CEO Alex Karp said. Wall Street Bets-favorite Palantir attracts retail investors with its plain speech and bold statements, said Alex Karp, the company's co-founder and chief executive officer. When asked about the company's dedicated base of individual shareholders, Karp said Palantir respects the "intelligence and rigor" of retail investors. Palantir has about 1.5 million individual shareholders, according to Kevin Kawasaki, the company's Global Head of Business Development, on a recent earnings call.
Persons: Alex Karp, Palantir, We've, Karp, Kevin Kawasaki, Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, Papa Karp, Adam Aron Organizations: Business, . Immigration, Customs, Centers for Disease Control, IBM, Airbus, AMC Locations: Tech
Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Asks Online Donors to Pay for It
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( Edgar Sandoval | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Still, Mr. Abbott cast aside the derision in his push to finance construction of a barrier along the border. Since Mr. Biden took office, the number of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central and South America has climbed, up from some 74,000 in January. In Texas, Mr. Abbott is not the only politician with grand plans to build a wall. Don Huffines, a former state senator who is challenging Mr. Abbott in next year’s primary elections, has also proposed constructing a barrier, calling it a safety necessity. “The Biden Administration won’t secure our border, so Texas will,” he said in a statement.
Persons: Abbott, Trump, Biden, Don Huffines, , Biden Administration won’t, Organizations: Calif, U.S . Customs, Patrol, Biden Administration Locations: Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, San Diego, U.S, Texas, Central, South America, Rio Grande
They preside over asylum cases, meaning they decide who gets to stay in the U.S. and who must be deported. Immigration judges, however, are Justice Department employees who are appointed by and answer to the Attorney General, a political appointee. Khan is the president of the judges' union, the National Association of Immigration Judges. This month, dozens of Democrats in Congress signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco urging them to rescind Barr's petition. The Biden administration has called for hiring 100 new immigration judges as part of its budget.
Persons: Dana Leigh Marks, Joe Biden, they've, Trump, Eric Gay, Amiena Khan, Khan, William Barr, General Merrick Garland, Lisa Monaco, Garland, Biden, — Marks, , Marks, Judge Charles Honeyman, Lisa Dornell, Dornell Organizations: NBC News, Nationwide, NBC, Justice Department, Trump . Migrants, National Association of Immigration, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Congress, Commerce, Justice, Science, DOJ, U.S . Customs, Protection Locations: U.S, Laredo , Texas, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore
"Technically, with the advent of this facial recognition technology, that trope has become a truth." Ingram said he was "taken aback" and "shaken" to learn that facial recognition tools seemed to be involved in his investigation. A new Virginia law restricting facial recognition by local law enforcement will soon put an end to the facial recognition system, the Post later reported. Reining in facial recognition technologyMomentum for facial recognition laws has seemed to wax and wane over the past year and a half. California now has in place a three year moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras.
Persons: Carlo Allegri, George Floyd, That's, Albert Fox Cahn, Cahn, Matt Mahmoudi, Mahmoudi, Peter Arnold, Brown, Joy Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, Bobby Rush, There's, Rush, Devin Hance, Nathan Freed Wessler, Gerry Chamberlain, Ring, It's, Derrick, Dwreck, Ingram, Jessica McRorie, Ingram's, Anna Eshoo, Eshoo, Floyd, haven't, I'm, Arisha Hatch, Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Chip Somodevilla Organizations: Hall Autonomous, Reuters, Microsoft, IBM, Democrats, Amnesty International, Getty, MIT, American Civil Liberties Union, Amazon, ACLU, Student Nonviolent, Civil Rights Movement, Black Panther Party, CNBC, Tech, New York Police Department, NBC News, CNET, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Technology, Police, Los Angeles Police Department, EFF, LAPD, Task Force, Washington Post, New, Amnesty, NYPD, Post, D.C, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug, Administration, National Guard, Customs, Privacy, White House American Technology Council Locations: Hall, Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, America, Illinois, New York City, Virginia, Maryland , Virginia, Washington, Sommerville, San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, California, Portland , Ore, Washington ,
But it’s not just the climate that’s changed in the last few years; it’s also the political climate. That’s why the International Energy Agency said last month that new fossil fuel investment must end this year. But the Biden administration also has to take a hard look at any new infrastructure, from liquefied natural gas export terminals on the Oregon coast to gas compressor stations in suburban Boston. But the polls make clear that the people who elected Mr. Biden expect action on the climate. He can’t go backward; the climate test of 2015 means that Line 3 in 2021 is an anachronism that must be blocked.
Persons: it’s, Mr, Biden, Enbridge, Bill McKibben, Organizations: Customs, Border Protection, Army Corps of Engineers, The, Justice, International Energy Agency, Keystone, Middlebury College Locations: U.S, Paris, Oregon, Boston, Mississippi
“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling. The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force. Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook. Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
Persons: Gustavo Banda, they’ve, , , gesturing, ” Katie Paul, Andy Stone, El Coyote Lopez ”, Nilda Garcia, Garcia, cobro de piso, ” Garcia, , Facebook —, TikTok, Facebook’s Stone, Gabriella Sanchez, Biden, Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki, Paul, Stone, ” Sanchez, Pastor Banda, He’s, ” Banda Organizations: Facebook, Tech, Capitol, NBC News, United Nations, NBC, U.S ., FBI’s National Gang Intelligence, Criminal Networks, Twitter, YouTube, Islamic, ISIS, , The, of State, White, Trump, Border Protection, Customs Locations: United States, Tijuana , Mexico, America, Mexican, , McAllen , Texas, Houston, Nicaragua, Agua, Sonora, Sinaloa, Sonora and Arizona, Mexico, Spanish, Los Angeles, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Brazil, U.S, Central America, Salvador, Texas, Honduran, Belize, Banda, California, Baja California, U.S.A
But if some outsiders think Texas border towns have become "war zones" during the 20-year high in border crossings, the chiefs say that's far from reality. We've already exceeded that number here in the Rio Grande Valley this fiscal year," Hastings said. "They're going to Houston. They're going to Dallas. They're going to Chicago.
Persons: Andy Harvey, he'd, Harvey, Victor Rodriguez, They're, Rodriguez, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra, Guerra, Brian Hastings, Hastings, Biden, We've, Ciudad Miguel, Abraham Villela, " Guerra, we're, Felix Sauceda, that's Organizations: Pharr, Pharr Police, Hidalgo County Sheriff, Border Patrol, Health, Human Services, Migrants, NBC, Congress, Brownsville Police Locations: PHARR, Texas, Rio Grande, U.S, McAllen, Rodriguez, Rio Grande Valley, Customs, Hidalgo County, Border, Ciudad, Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Mexico, Brownsville, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, New York
(Reuters) - A shareholder proposal for Thomson Reuters Corp to review human rights issues emerging from its U.S. government contracts gained increased investor support but failed to win approval at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Thomson Reuters logo is seen on the company building in Times Square, New York, U.S., January 30, 2018. The shareholder proposal came from a British Columbia labor union and focused on Thomson Reuters work with government agencies including ICE. Wednesday’s resolution called for the company’s board to produce a “human rights risk report” describing potential issues it faces and comparing risk-control procedures against those of other technology companies. Asked about the vote result, Thomson Reuters’ Moran said that “As we review best practices for identifying and mitigating human rights risks, we always welcome feedback from our shareholders and will continue in our dialogue with our investors as part of our shared commitment to human rights.”
Persons: Andrew Kelly Thomson, Dave Moran, Moran, Thomson, David Thomson, Trump, Stephanie Smith, “ Thomson, Steve Hasker, , , Thomson Reuters ’ Moran Organizations: Reuters, Thomson Reuters Corp, Thomson Reuters, REUTERS, Andrew Kelly Thomson Reuters, U.S . Immigration, Customs Enforcement, ICE, Woodbridge Co, “ Thomson Reuters Locations: Square , New York, U.S, British Columbia
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Reuters) - Malaysia’s Top Glove Corporation, which has an import ban in the U.S., said during its results briefing on Wednesday it is waiting for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to verify its forced labour remedial efforts. The largest medical glove maker also said that regulators are reviewing its ongoing listing process in Hong Kong. (Reporting by Liz Lee, editing by Louise Heavens)
Persons: Liz Lee, Louise Heavens Organizations: Corporation, U.S . Customs Locations: KUALA LUMPUR, U.S, Hong Kong
read moreTop Glove, which has net cash of 4.23 billion ringgit, has said regulators were reviewing its listing process and it was working closely with advisers. On Wednesday, Top Glove reported a jump of 485% in third-quarter net profit benefiting from strong demand for gloves during the pandemic. A stock exchange filing showed net profit for the period jumped to 2.04 billion ringgit ($495.63 million) from 347.9 million a year ago. UBS had forecast a profit of 2.54 billion ringgit, according to Refinitiv data. Its revenue rose 147% to 4.16 billion ringgit.
Persons: Lim Huey Teng, Lee Kim Meow, Lim Wee Chai Organizations: REUTERS, Corp, Impactt, . Customs, Border Protection, Reuters, CBP, UBS, Thomson Locations: Shah Alam, Malaysia, U.S, Malaysian, London, United States, North America, Hong Kong
REUTERS/Lim Huey TengMalaysia's Top Glove Corporation Bhd (TPGC.KL) reported on Wednesday a 485% jump in third-quarter net profit as the COVID-19 pandemic drove strong demand for gloves. In a stock exchange filing, the firm said net profit for the March-May period jumped to 2.04 billion ringgit ($495.63 million) from 347.9 million ringgit a year ago. UBS had forecast a profit of 2.54 billion ringgit, according to Refinitiv data. Its revenue rose 147% to 4.16 billion ringgit from 1.69 billion ringgit. "Nonetheless, global glove demand remains resilient as glove usage continues to rise, driven by the ongoing pandemic," it said.
Persons: Lim Huey Teng Organizations: REUTERS, Corporation, UBS, Customs, Border Protection, . Customs, CBP, Impactt, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Shah Alam, Malaysia, United States, U.S, London, Hong Kong
For a White House team that came into office promising to be more compassionate and effective on immigration policy, there is tremendous political risk in failing on either front. And the White House has been slow to respond to a major spike in migration. "The truth of the matter is: Nothing has changed," Biden said from the East Room of the White House on March 25. I'd be happy to offer this legislation to Vice President Harris or President Biden as a solution to the crisis on our southern border." “By handing Vice President Harris the assignment of dealing with what amounts to an intractable problem, Biden is certainly complicating her future.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Donald Trump, we’ve, El Salvador —, Barack Obama's, Obama, Katie Adams, Sen, Joe Manchin, Harris won’t, it’s, Biden’s, Kevin McCarthy, John Cornyn, Kyrsten, Cornyn, I'd, NBC's Lester Holt, doesn't, isn't, George H.W, George H.W . Bush, Martin Van Buren, , Kate Andersen Brower, Brower, Organizations: White House, White, . Customs, Border Protection, Northern Triangle, United Church of Christ, Senate, Republicans, Central America, Arizona Democrat, Democratic Locations: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Texas, Arizona, I’m, George H.W .
California D.A. Seeks Federal Agencies’ Information on San Jose Shooter
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Rachael Levy | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A California district attorney said federal authorities hadn’t provided any information they gathered five years ago about the man who killed nine people at his San Jose workplace May 26, calling the lack of intelligence sharing an issue of public safety. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials detained Samuel Cassidy in 2016 as he was returning to the U.S. from the Philippines, finding books on terrorism and notes on his hatred for his workplace, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security memo written in the hours after the shooting. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen says neither CBP nor the Department of Homeland Security had given local authorities investigating the shooting any information they have in hand about Cassidy, who fatally shot himself after killing nine fellow employees of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. It was deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history“It seems like this was a missed opportunity to inform local law enforcement,” said Mr. Rosen, who added that while the CBP’s contact with Cassidy occurred five years ago, it appeared to relate to “what this person ultimately did.”Had CBP informed local authorities about the 2016 stop before the shooting, local officials might have been able to take measures to intervene with Cassidy and prevent the killings, perhaps through a gun-violence restraining order, Mr. Rosen said. He added that while he understood that the agency might have its reasons for not sharing the information, it hasn’t stated them.
Persons: hadn’t, Samuel Cassidy, Jeff Rosen, Cassidy, , Rosen, hasn’t Organizations: . Customs, Border Protection, of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Authority Locations: California, Jose, Philippines, Santa Clara
Kamala Harris told Guatemalans on Monday that they should not try to cross the US border. "You will be turned back," Harris told a news conference in Guatemala City, in her first overseas trip. At a press conference in Guatemala City on Monday, Harris told Guatemalans thinking of trying to enter the US to stay home, saying: "Do not come." Later Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said of Harris' speech: "This is disappointing to see." At her Monday speech, Harris said: "I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Guatemalans, Harris, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Biden Organizations: US Customs, Border Patrol, CNN Locations: Guatemala City, Alexandria, Cortez of New York, Latin America, Mexico, United States, Guatemala
And she offered perhaps her most direct warning yet to prospective migrants: “As one of our priorities, we will discourage illegal migration. And I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back." Harris said she would also continue to engage with private companies to help draw investments to the area as well. Guatemala sends more unaccompanied minors to the U.S. border than any other nation, according to data from Customs and Border Protection. Nancy McEldowney, Harris’ national security adviser, told reporters Sunday that Harris was “here as part of this administration’s overall effort to restore American leadership around the world.”
Persons: Kamala Harris, Alejandro Giammattei, Harris, Giammattei, ” Giammattei, , , ” Harris, candida ”, Antony Blinken, Bush, Obama, Joe Biden, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, López Obrador, Andrews, Nancy McEldowney Organizations: GUATEMALA CITY —, Guatemalan, de, Paz, Treasury, State, Justice, Guatemalan national, Northern Triangle, Central America, White House, Biden, Protection, Republicans, U.S, El Salvador —, Northern, Joint, Air Force Locations: GUATEMALA, Guatemala City, United States, Guatemala, U.S, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Central, Guatemalan, Customs, Mexico City, Washington
China’s overall imports rose by 51.1% in May from a year earlier, the fastest pace in a decade. Overseas orders are also being transferred to China as there are still Covid-19 impacts in overseas markets.”Comment on iron oreWANG YINGWU, ANALYST, HUATAI FUTURES“The drop in May iron ore imports from the previous month was due to seasonal lower shipments from major miners. Recovering demand in other markets is also claiming some iron ore exports, Wang also said. “In terms of China demand, we do not expect a significant shift and liquids demand will be in range of 13.5 to 13.6 mbd. China demand seems to be steady.”LINKS: For details, see the official Customs website (www.customs.gov.cn) BACKGROUND: China is the world’s biggest crude oil importer and top buyer of copper, coal, iron ore and soybeans.
Persons: WANG YINGWU, Wang, WANG XIAOYANG, MUKESH SAHDEV, Sahdev, refiners, Tom Hogue Organizations: Administration, Customs, , Asia Commodities, Energy Locations: China, Australia, Brazil, APAC, , U.S
UPDATE 1-China May iron ore imports down 8.9% m/m amid rising overseas demand
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The country took in 89.79 million tonnes of iron ore last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed, down from 98.57 million tonnes in April. Iron ore arrivals have fallen for two straight months as supplies from top producers in Australia and Brazil are typically lower due to seasonal factors such as disruptions due to weather. In the first five months of the year, China imported 471.77 million tonnes of iron ore, up 6% from the same period in 2020, according to the customs data. STEEL TRADEThe data also showed China’s May steel exports plunged 33.9% from a month earlier to 5.27 million tonnes. The country’s steel imports in May stood at 1.21 million tonnes, rising 2.7% from April, according to the customs data.
Persons: Wang Yingwu, ” Wang, Min Zhang, Shivani Singh, Himani Sarkar, Tom Hogue Organizations: Administration, Customs, Huatai Futures Locations: BEIJING, Australia, Brazil, Beijing, China
(Updates with background, comment)June 7 (Reuters) - China’s copper imports fell 8% in May from the previous month, customs data showed on Monday, as record-high prices further eroded buying interest in the world’s top consumer of the metal. Imports of unwrought copper and copper products fell for a second consecutive month to 445,725 tonnes in May, the General Administration of Customs said. Benchmark London copper prices rose 4.4% last month, hitting an all-time peak of $10,747.50 a tonne on May 10. Continued high prices will have an impact on future imports, said CRU copper analyst He Tianyu, adding that despite the monthly declines, overall import levels are still relatively high. “May imports are still relatively high due to delayed logistics issues from January to April,” said CRU copper analyst He Tianyu.
Persons: , Tom Daly, Emily Chow, Himani Sarkar, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: Administration, Customs, Locations: Shanghai, , China, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
Imports of unwrought copper and copper products were 445,725 tonnes in May, the General Administration of Customs said. Benchmark London copper prices rose 4.4% last month, hitting an all-time peak of $10,747.50 a tonne on May 10. Underscoring low buying interest, the closely watched Yangshan copper premium SMM-CUYP-CN, paid on top of London prices for delivery of physical copper into China, is at its lowest since 2016 at $28 a tonne. Continued high prices will have an impact on future imports, said CRU copper analyst He Tianyu, adding that despite the monthly declines, overall import levels are still relatively high. Meanwhile, China’s exports of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products were 439,097 tonnes in May, it said.
Persons: BON, Organizations: Administration, Customs, Locations: China, Shanghai
Live Updates: Biden Pursues Elusive Infrastructure Deal
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
Live Live Updates: Biden Pursues Elusive Infrastructure Deal President Biden will again meet with the top Republican negotiator, Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. Mr. Biden leaves for the first international trip of his term on Wednesday. President Biden and Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia in the Oval Office last month. Mr. Biden offered several concessions to Republicans last week to try to win a $1 trillion infrastructure deal that could receive bipartisan support. Through a dizzying web of more than 160 emails over the course of a year, Mr. Stemberger, then 76, somehow grew convinced.
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Indian Health Service, the federal agency that provides public health services to federally recognized Native American tribes and the Alaska Native population, delivered Covid-19 vaccines to more than 350 tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations. For the Blackfeet Nation, the response was overwhelmingly positive: By early March, more than half of residents received at least one dose of a vaccine. Last year, the Blackfeet Nation was in desperate need of personal protective equipment amid a nationwide shortage, and the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada, which had ample supply, stepped up. A partnership among the various tribes, Canada's health departments and U.S. Customs and Border Protection helped get more than 1,300 Canadians vaccinated. Canadians drive through the Piegan-Carway border to receive Covid-19 vaccination shots from the Blackfeet tribe near Babb, Mont., on April 29.
Persons: Robert DesRosier, DesRosier, James McNeely, Word, Roberta Wagner, Iris Samuels, Bonnie Healy, Healy, Nathan St, Goddard, Mary, he's, He's Organizations: Blackfeet Nation, Business, for Disease Control, Indian Health Service, NBC, Navajo Nation, Blackfeet, Facebook, . Customs, Border Protection, Moderna, Blackfoot Confederacy, Canadians, Blackfoot, U.S . Locations: Montana, Delaware, Canada, Alberta, Blackfeet, United States, Plains, Midwest, Alaska, Navajo, Babb, Mont, Blackfoot, U.S, British Columbia, North Dakota, St
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