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Can Washington Still Do Anything?
  + stars: | 2023-12-04 | by ( The Editorial Board | )   time to read: 1 min
Journal Editorial Report: The week's best and worst from Bill McGurn, Kyle Peterson, Allysia Finley, Dan Henninger & Paul Gigot. Images: Getty Images/AP/ Composite: Mark KellyCan the United States government still act to solve problems and aid allies in the national interest? President Biden has asked Congress for $106 billion in supplemental spending, but he needs Republican votes to do it. Republicans want to do something to reduce the flood of migrants pouring across the border and burdening American cities, but they need Democratic votes to pass it. The necessity for compromise is obvious, but America’s polarized politics and Mr. Biden’s political weakness may tank the effort.
Persons: Bill McGurn, Kyle Peterson, Allysia Finley, Dan Henninger, Paul Gigot, Mark Kelly, Biden Organizations: United Locations: United States, Ukraine, Israel, U.S
The cold-weather scenes have crystallized the alarming strain that the arrival of more than 140,000 asylum seekers since spring last year has placed on the city. In Chicago, migrants have been sleeping in buses and on the floor of police stations, while Massachusetts has warned that its shelter system had reached full capacity. City Hall has said budget constraints mean it will have to cut spending on migrant care soon. Anne Williams-Isom, the deputy mayor leading the city’s response to the crisis, said during a news conference last Tuesday that New York was at capacity. “We’re running out of staff, we’re running of money, we’re running out of space,” she said.
Persons: Eric Adams, Mayor Adams, Anne Williams, Joshua Goldfein Organizations: City, Legal Aid Society Locations: Chicago, Massachusetts, York
Congress already has allocated $111 billion to assist Ukraine, including $67 billion in military procurement funding, $27 billion for economic and civil assistance and $10 billion for humanitarian aid. Young wrote that all of it, other than about 3% of the military funding, had been depleted by mid-November. The Biden administration has said it has slowed the pace of some military assistance to Kyiv in recent weeks to try to stretch supplies until Congress approves more funding. “We are out of money to support Ukraine in this fight,” Young wrote. “They were clear that Ukraine needs the aid soon — and so does our military need the aid soon,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told The Associated Press in an interview.
Persons: , Biden, Shalanda Young, , Young, ” Young, Joe Biden’s, Chuck Schumer, Lisa Mascaro Organizations: WASHINGTON, Monday, Management, GOP, White, Capitol, Republican, U.S, Associated Press, AP Locations: Ukraine, U.S, Israel, Mexico, Gaza
Mr. Johnson is leading Republicans who now want the Biden administration to stem the number of migrants entering by tightening U.S. borders in exchange for more funding for Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has long made clear how big a loss it would be to his war effort should American military assistance end. And I believe it will be.”In battlefield interviews, Ukrainian soldiers said the amount of American weapons and other equipment had already begun to drop. In a bunker of a frontline artillery unit more than 150 miles north of Avdiivka, in eastern Ukraine, soldiers recently looked at a screen of Russian armor arrayed across the enemy lines. They only had 20 shells per day allotted to them, which meant they could realistically hope to take out two targets.
Persons: Johnson, Biden, , Mr, David Cameron, Antony J, Blinken, Volodymyr Zelensky, , It’s Organizations: Ukraine, NATO Locations: Ukraine, United States, British, Washington, U.S, Europe, Avdiivka
About 190 migrants rescued in English Channel over weekend
  + stars: | 2023-12-03 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Some 190 migrants have been rescued off the Calais coast in northern France since Friday night while trying to cross the English Channel on dinghies to reach Britain, local French authorities said on Saturday, without specifying from where those migrants had come. The Channel is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and currents are strong. Human traffickers typically overload the dinghies, leaving them barely afloat and at the mercy of waves as they try to reach British shores. Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, Gilles Guillaume Editing by Bernadette BaumOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominique Vidalon, Gilles Guillaume, Bernadette Baum Organizations: Thomson Locations: Calais, France, Britain
Under an elevated subway track in Queens, Victor José Hernández was whipping up the pepitos that he had perfected at a street cart in Caracas, Venezuela. Just steps away, an Ecuadorean restaurant now displays a big Venezuelan flag and offers karaoke with Venezuelan love songs. And the line for arepas and cachapas (sweet corn cakes) spills out the door of a Venezuelan cafe. Though New York City was built on immigrant neighborhoods — Chinatown, Curry Hill, Little Italy and Little Haiti, among many others — it has never had a Venezuelan neighborhood. Historically, the city’s Venezuelan population was tiny and overshadowed by much larger Hispanic groups, including Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, immigration experts said.
Persons: Victor José Hernández Organizations: New, Puerto Ricans Locations: Queens, Caracas, Venezuela, Roosevelt, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona, Venezuelan, Little Venezuela, New York City, Curry Hill, Little Italy, Little Haiti
MEXICO CITY (AP) — When music requires her to cry, Japanese traditional dancer Naoko Kihara barely alters her expression. “It is the dance that is speaking, interpreting, since we do not smile, shout or laugh.”Kihara won’t reveal her age, but she’s been practicing Japanese traditional dance for almost 24 years. For Latin American audiences, Kihara said, Japanese traditional dance might be hard to embrace. “It’s to be humble,” Kawasaki said, and because Japanese traditional dance maintains profound codes. “Through Japanese dance, we connect,” she said.
Persons: Naoko Kihara, , she’s, Kawabe, Kihara, Mexico —, , Aimi Kawasaki, Kawasaki, ” Kawasaki, ” Kihara, Eiko, ” Moriya Organizations: MEXICO CITY, Mexico City, , Mount, Lilly Endowment Inc, AP Locations: MEXICO, Japanese, Mexico, Brazil, Tokyo, Japan, Ginreikai, Ginrekai
Crowded together with 90 other migrants on a rickety fishing vessel bound for Spain, Moustapha Diouf watched 10 of them die, one by one, from heat and exhaustion. Worried about health risks posed by the corpses, Mr. Diouf had to throw the bodies overboard. Five were friends. “If we don’t do anything, we become accomplices in their deaths,” said Mr. Diouf, 54, sitting in a dusty office of the nonprofit he co-founded, empty but for one desk and a couple of chairs. “I will fight every day to stop young people from leaving.”
Persons: Moustapha Diouf, Diouf, , Mr, Locations: Spain, Europe
A string of buoys in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, has largely failed to deter migrants from entering the U.S. Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesA federal appeals court has ordered the state of Texas to remove a 1,000-foot floating barrier deployed in the Rio Grande to block migrants from crossing the border illegally. A three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday to reinstate a lower court’s ruling that the barrier illegally blocked the river and should be taken out of the water.
Persons: Suzanne Cordeiro Organizations: U.S, Agence France, Fifth U.S, Circuit, Appeals Locations: Rio, Eagle, , Texas, Texas
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the state of Texas to remove a barrier of floating buoys in the Rio Grande installed at the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott to block migrants trying to cross from Mexico, delivering a blow to the state’s efforts to curtail unauthorized immigration. The decision came after months of legal wrangling between Governor Abbott’s office and the federal government. The previous judge had ordered the state to remove the barrier because it was an impediment to navigation on the river and a “threat to human life” for those trying to cross. The appeals court had issued an order temporarily keeping the buoys in place while the complex legal issues were resolved in court.
Persons: Greg Abbott, Abbott’s, Abbott, Biden, Organizations: U.S ., Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Constitution Locations: Texas, Rio, Mexico, New Orleans, U.S
Chicago homeless migrants shelter faces backlash
  + stars: | 2023-12-01 | by ( Eric Cox | )   time to read: +3 min
[1/5] Migrants, without a place to stay upon arrival in the city, seek safe shelter inside the District 12 station of the Chicago Police Department in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 17, 2023. REUTERS/Eric Cox/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCHICAGO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Chicago is grappling with local backlash against moving homeless migrants into a new government-run tent encampment as temperatures drop and more migrants continue to arrive. Hundreds of migrants are still sleeping on floors or in tents outside city police stations. Community members in Brighton Park are suing the city to try to stop construction, saying it violates Chicago zoning laws. "In May, Mayor Johnson welcomed migrants to Chicago, saying the city has 'enough room' for them," Eze said in a statement.
Persons: Eric Cox, Ricardo Palacios, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, Johnson, Greg Abbott's, Abbott, Renae Eze, Mayor Johnson, Eze, Ted Hesson, Mary Milliken, Sandra Maler Organizations: Chicago Police Department, REUTERS, Rights, Chicago, O'Hare International, Chicago Mayor, Democrat, Republican, Texas, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Chicago , Illinois, U.S, Chicago, Chicago's Brighton Park, Illinois, Brighton Park, Texas, Mexico, Venezuela, Chicago , New York, Los Angeles, Washington
Asylum-seeking migrants walk in the Rio Grande river between the floating fence and the river bank as they look for an opening on a concertina wire fence to land on the U.S. soil in Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S. July 24, 2023. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsDec 1 (Reuters) - Texas must remove a 1,000-foot-long (305-meter) floating barrier it placed in the Rio Grande river to deter migrants from illegally crossing the border with Mexico, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday in a victory for President Joe Biden's administration. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision declined a request by the Republican-governed state to reverse a federal judge's decision ordering it to move the string of buoys placed in the Rio Grande in July near Eagle Pass, Texas. Judge Don Willett, a Trump appointee, disagreed with his colleagues in the ruling that the portion of the Rio Grande where the buoys were placed was navigable. On Thursday, a federal judge rejected a bid by Texas to block federal immigration authorities from destroying the wire fencing.
Persons: Go Nakamura, Joe Biden's, David Ezra, Greg Abbott, Abbott, Biden, Don Willett, Willett, Donald Trump, Daniel Wiessner, Will Dunham, Alexia Garamfalvi Organizations: REUTERS, Circuit, Appeals, Republican, 5th Circuit, U.S . Army Corps of Engineers, Texas, Democrat, Trump, U.S . Justice, Thomson Locations: Rio Grande, Eagle Pass , Texas, U.S, Texas, Rio, Mexico, New Orleans, Eagle, , Texas, San Antonio, Albany , New York
More than 370,000 Afghans have fled Pakistan since Oct. 1, after Pakistan vowed to expel more than a million undocumented refugees, mostly Afghans, amid a row with Kabul over charges that it harbours anti-Pakistan militants. Children born to Afghan families in Pakistan could not be sent back due to their birthright, Gilani said. Pakistan is home to more than 4 million Afghan migrants and refugees, about 1.7 million of whom are undocumented. Islamabad has not heeded calls from international bodies and refugee agencies to reconsider its deportation plans. Reporting by Asif Shahzad; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: I've, Umar Ijaz Gilani, Gilani, Asif Shahzad, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: REUTERS, Western, South, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Balochistan Province, Chaman, ISLAMABAD, Kabul, Taliban, U.S, Karachi, Islamabad
By David Alire GarciaMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A historic Mexico City church has morphed into the capital's largest migrant shelter, with hundreds of sleeping mats stacked high inside and a growing tent city clustered around it where many await news before resuming their risky trek north. The church is a way station for migrants as most wait for unpredictable appointments with U.S. border agents through a mobile phone app. DHS did not share overall wait times and it is unclear if they have lengthened or shortened since then. Arriving at the church earlier this week, 30-year-old Venezuelan migrant Alejandro Urbina explained near his tent that he logs onto the app every day. Reverend Benito Torres, the church's pastor, explained that the Christian imperative to help the most vulnerable is what motivates him.
Persons: David Alire Garcia, Eva Alvarez, Dominick, Alejandro Urbina, Trixy, Benito Torres, Dave Graham, Lisa Shumaker Organizations: David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY, Catholic, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, DHS Locations: Mexico City, America, United States, Honduran, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, U.S, Belgian, Colombia, Panama, New York, Mexican
Below is a fact check of 102 of Trump’s false claims from the 12 speeches. But contrary to Trump’s claim, it’s not true that people had been attempting for decades to create such an initiative. Trump’s aid to farmersIn speech after speech, Trump claimed that he had given US farmers $28 billion from China. Even if the poll result is off, it’s clear that Trump’s claim that “nobody wants them” is not true. He said he was an airline pilot.”Facts First: Trump made a false claim while mocking Biden for making false claims.
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Italy's Parliament Approves Crackdown on Teenage Migrants
  + stars: | 2023-11-30 | by ( Nov. | At A.M. | )   time to read: +2 min
ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers on Thursday approved a government decree that allows migrants aged 16 or 17 to be held in adult reception centres and gives police stronger powers to check that migrants are not falsely claiming to be under age. Under Italian and European legislation, unaccompanied young migrants are entitled to more favourable treatment. For example, they cannot be expelled and should have access to more extensive welfare and support services. It allows minors aged 16 or 17 to be held in adult migrant reception camps when places for underage migrants are not available, and says they can be held there for up to 150 days. Earlier this month, Meloni announced Italy would build migrant identification and reception centres in Albania, saying she hoped they could host as many as 36,000 sea migrants per year.
Persons: Giorgia, Meloni, Angelo Amante, Gareth Jones Organizations: Senate, Unicef Locations: ROME, Italy, Albania, Africa
Takeaways from the DeSantis-Newsom debate
  + stars: | 2023-11-30 | by ( Eric Bradner | )   time to read: +8 min
Ron DeSantis opened a debate Thursday night on Fox News, Newsom told DeSantis the two had one thing in common. By the way, you’re down 41 points in your own state,” Newsom said. Hannity the ‘hall monitor’Hannity, the long-time conservative Fox host, opened the debate pledging to play a neutral role Thursday night. “It should be up to the mother and the doctor and her conscience.”What’s the value of a debate like this? Mostly, the more than 90-minute debate was DeSantis and Newsom accusing each other of lying and mischaracterizing the other’s records.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, Ron DeSantis, Newsom, DeSantis, , Sean Hannity, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Hannity, Biden, Biden won’t, ” DeSantis, ” Newsom, , Trump, Ron, Newsom sneered, Kamala Harris ’, It’s Madame, Anthony Fauci, “ Donald Trump, ” “, “ Joe Biden, Sean, he’ll, ’ Hannity, didn’t, , “ Ron DeSantis, Newsom’s, “ It’d, I’m, ” Hannity Organizations: CNN, California, Florida Gov, Fox News, Red State, Democrat, Fox, Trump Trump, mispronouncing, Trump, DeSantis, Biden, Republican Party Locations: Florida, Red, Iowa, Mexico, Texas, DeSantis, California, United States
Climate Action Against Disinformation found that, in every month since COP27, the hashtag #climatescam generated more retweets and likes than #climatecrisis and #climateemergency on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Researchers attributed much of #climatescam’s traction to a small group of influential accounts, which they said tended to be far more vocal about climate denial on X than on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Some of the sites pushing climate disinformation made money from ads — a revenue stream that researchers said was enabled by more than 150 advertising exchanges owned by some of the largest tech companies. The marketplaces, which largely use automated auctions to buy and sell online ads, placed ads on at least 15 websites known for hosting climate denial content, according to the report. Doing so flouted policies set up by many of the exchanges to block climate denial content and other disinformation from being monetized.
Persons: Bean, Organizations: Twitter, Facebook Locations: Russia, China, United States
[1/2] Migrants, most from Venezuela, stand near razor wire while surrendering to authorities after wading across the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S. October 5, 2023. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsNov 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a bid by Texas to block federal immigration authorities from destroying razor wire fencing that the state placed along the border with Mexico to deter illegal border crossings. Moses denied the state's motion to block federal officials from destroying the wire fencing pending the outcome of the state's lawsuit filed in October. The judge last month had ordered the federal government to temporarily refrain from cutting or removing the razor wire while she considered the state's motion. A federal judge at the Biden administration's request in September ordered the 1,000-foot (305-meter) barrier removed, but an appeals court allowed it to remain in place temporarily while Paxton's office pursues an appeal.
Persons: Adrees Latif, Alia Moses, Biden, Moses, Ken Paxton, , ” Paxton, Greg Abbott, Daniel Wiessner, Alexia Garamfalvi, Bill Berkrot Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Department of Justice, Republican, Texas National Guard, Lone Star, Republican Texas, Customs, Border Protection, Biden, Thomson Locations: Venezuela, Rio Grande, United States, Mexico, Eagle Pass , Texas, U.S, Texas, Del Rio , Texas, Rio, Albany , New York
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - OCTOBER 30: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - " KREMLIN PRESS OFFICE / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban (R) in Budapest, Hungary on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Kremlin Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Hungary's foreign minister told CNBC on Tuesday that Budapest would never deliver weapons to Ukraine to help it fight Russia's invasion, saying Hungary wanted peace in the region. That same day, Finland's foreign minister announced a complete border closure with Russia. It said this "instrumentalized migration," posing "a serious threat to national security and public order." Russia denies the allegations and is yet to respond to the entire border closure.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Viktor Orban Organizations: NATO, Kremlin Press, Anadolu Agency, Getty, CNBC, Russia Locations: Brussels, Kyiv, Russia, Ukraine, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary, Moscow
WASHINGTON (AP) — As record numbers of migrants surge at the southern U.S. border, many seeking asylum, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has told Congress the country's “broken” immigration system is in need of a top-to-bottom update. It comes as Mayorkas, the face of the administration’s immigration policy, bears down the threat of impeachment proceedings from House Republicans over what they view as failed border policies. “We’re at a point for three years we’ve been saying, ‘When are we going to secure the country? On Wednesday, House Speaker Mike Johnson told GOP senators behind closed doors that he needs real border security changes as part of Biden's broader war funding package. During recent hearings, Mayorkas told Congress the administration is working to manage the situation, even as Congress has failed to update the immigration system for decades.
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In 2019, a non-governmental organization set up the camp's health post where Aliyu's ninth child, Hauwa, was delivered in 2021. "There are no special arrangements for pregnant women in IDP and refugee camps [in Nigeria]. But for most of the 64 women recorded in the camp's birth register this year, these costs are prohibitive. Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health oversees health for the country (including provisions provided by the Commission). He tells CNN: "Women's Health services were prioritized and featured strongly in the programs designed to the needs of internally displaced women."
Persons: Aisha Aliyu, Abba, Aliyu, Aisha, Liyatu Ayuba, Ayuba, Fatima Mahmood Jibirilla, Isa Umar, Umar, they've, doesn't, Dr Charles Nzelu, Dolapo Fasawe, Fasawe, Nzelu, Iko Ibanga, Osagie, Ehanire, Ibanga Organizations: CNN, Walden University, Camp, Camp Management, Aliyu, Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health, Commission for Refugees, Migrants, Commission, antenatal, Capital Territory, Territory's, Environmental Services, FCT Health Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Ministry, Pro Health, Federal Capital Territory, Health, Pro Health International, Union, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Ministry of Health, National Assembly Locations: Abuja, Nigeria, Nigeria's, Wala, Borno State, Maiduguri, Haram, Durumi, Africa, Nigerian, Borno, Adamawa
People, including Russian law enforcement officers, walk near St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower, as a pigeon flies over Red Square in central Moscow, Russia, March 20, 2023. It was not clear from Russian media reports which foreigners the draft legislation - if it becomes law - would apply to or what the punishment would be for not adhering to the "agreement" which foreigners would have to sign upon entry to Russia. The chairman of the Duma's CIS Affairs Committee said that the draft law was well advanced and was being worked on by the interior ministry, the government, the presidential administration as well as his committee. "The draft law on the so-called 'loyalty agreement' with migrants entering the Russian Federation is in a high degree of readiness," Leonid Kalashnikov told Interfax.
Persons: Evgenia, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Leonid Kalashnikov, Kalashnikov, Lidia Kelly, Guy Faulconbridge, Andrew Osborn, Nick Macfie Organizations: REUTERS, TASS, Russian Federation, Fatherland, Nazi, Opposition, State Duma, Duma's CIS, Committee, Thomson Locations: St, Basil's, Moscow, Russia, MOSCOW, Ukraine, Soviet, Berlin, Europe, Melbourne
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak escalated his war of words with the leader of Greece on Wednesday, accusing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of trying to “grandstand” over the disputed Parthenon Marbles and breaking a promise to the U.K. government. Athens wants them returned so they can be displayed alongside the rest of the Parthenon sculptures at a purpose-built museum in Athens. Sunak said Mitsotakis had reneged on a promise not to talk publicly about the marbles during his visit. The leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, met with Mitsotakis in London on Monday. It’s not that difficult, prime minister.”___Associated Press writers Nicholas Paphitis and Derek Gatopoulos in Athens contributed to this report.
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President Biden’s foreign-aid proposal includes money to speed up processing of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo: mike blake/ReutersWASHINGTON—Senate Republicans and Democrats are headed for a showdown over the government’s power to admit immigrants into the U.S. on humanitarian grounds, one element of tougher border restrictions GOP lawmakers are demanding to win their support for President Biden’s aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. While bipartisan talks have made progress on tightening the initial screening process for migrants seeking asylum—a central demand of Republicans—a separate policy known as humanitarian parole has now emerged as a sticking point in negotiations, lawmakers said.
Persons: Biden’s, blake, Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Republicans Locations: U.S, Mexico, Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan
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