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Biden plans to allow some Afghan officials employed by the Taliban to be exempt from terrorist bans

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Biden administrator plans to exempt some Taliban-era Afghan officials from US terrorism-related entry restrictions
The Biden administration plans to allow some Afghan officials employed by the Taliban government from 1996-2001 to be exempt from terrorism-related bans from entering the United States, according to a draft document obtained by Fox News. The administration continues to bring in tens of thousands of Afghans as part of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) draft planning document, reviewed by Fox News, describes how the Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a memorandum to enable Afghan officials who worked under the Taliban regime to be exempt from terrorism-related inadmissibility. grounds (TRIG) if they meet other background and selection requirements.

TRIG places limits on individuals who are members of a terrorist organization or who have engaged in terrorism, making them ineligible in the United States and ineligible for immigration benefits. The USCIS website states that the definition of terrorism-related activity “is relatively broad and can apply to individuals and activities that are not generally considered to be associated with terrorism.” This means that TRIG would likely exclude those who worked under the Taliban, which ruled from 1996 until it was ousted by the United States in 2001 due to Al Qaeda’s hosting after the 9/11 attacks.

“Many people who worked in the civil service before the declaration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in 1996 continued to do so after the declaration,” the document says in support of the candidacy. “Some did it under duress or in other difficult situations.”

“Some have used their positions in humanitarian capacities to mitigate the repressive actions of the Taliban regime, often at the risk of their lives. Some of these officials then worked for or assisted the International Security Assistance Force, the United States government or the Afghan government which was put in place on December 22, 2001 “, he adds. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:
– Senators alarmed after Afghan refugees leave military bases by the hundreds
– House GOP bill would take over Congressional authority over refugee admissions, end DHS parole authority
– Senator Tom Cotton: Biden’s blunders on Afghan refugees – improper verification creates a multitude of problems for the United States
– Interpreter who helped save Biden escapes Afghanistan, says Taliban have ‘no mercy’
– Hannity: Biden plans Taliban aid as economy crashes, Americans show disapproval with anti-Joe chants

Texas-based American Southwest to comply with Biden vaccine mandate despite governor’s conflicting ban
Southwest and American Airlines, both based in Texas, reportedly plan to continue requiring the vaccine for their employees despite Governor Greg Abbott’s new vaccine ban this week.

Violators of Monday’s governor’s decree that affects private businesses and which he says prevents Texans from “losing their livelihood,” could face fines, according to the Washington Post. The vaccine “must always be voluntary for Texans,” Abbott said in the order.

But President Biden also issued a conflicting federal mandate that will come into effect soon, requiring companies with more than 100 employees and all federal employees and contractors to have their employees vaccinated or undergo testing.

The United States and the Southwest have tens of thousands of employees, the Post reported.

“I’ve never been in favor of corporations imposing this kind of mandate,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC on Tuesday. “But President Biden’s executive order requires that all federal employees, and then all federal contractors that cover all the major airlines, must have a mandatory vaccine in place by December 8, so we’re working on it.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
Ron Johnson writes letter to Biden, DoD questioning military vaccine mandates
– Times Square billboard hammers Biden over forced COVID beating: “Hey Joe, time to let the warrant go”
– Vaccination warrants could lead to exodus of police and firefighters in urban areas
– Fauci says COVID-19 pandemic goes unchecked as 66 million go unvaccinated

Republican wins Iowa House seat in decades-long Democratic special election
Republicans at Iowa House won a special election on Tuesday and claimed a seat held by a state Democrat for decades.

Biden plans to allow some Afghan officials employed by the Taliban to be exempt from terrorist bans

Jon Dunwell, 55, pastor and financial services representative, turned Iowa House District 29 from blue to red after winning about 60% of the vote, the Des Moines Register reported. The victory, which marks the Republicans’ second special election victory in recent weeks, gives the party a 60-40 majority in the State House, the newspaper said.

“The people of Iowa are sending a clear message: they totally reject the policies and the platform of the Democrats in Iowa,” said Jeff Kauffmann, leader of the state Republican Party, in a statement. He said he hoped the state’s GOP would help “end the chaos we see emerging from Washington, DC”

The seat became vacant when Democratic incumbent Wes Breckenridge, who beat Dunwell in 2020, resigned after accepting a job at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Dunwell defeated Democrat Steve Mullan, an 82-year-old retired teacher who sits on Newton City Council. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– Senator Warren sounds the alarm on “The View”: break Facebook before the 2022 election and “a real theft is coming”
– Raffensperger, from Georgia, slams Fulton County after shredding ballots: “A long way to go”
– McAuliffe boasts of ‘building education’ after saying parents should have little say
– Govt. Kristi Noem: We can’t rely on a debt-ridden federal government to take care of us


– Pentagon report reveals worrying trend among active service members only getting worse
– Documents reveal “no good reason” why police killed woman on January 6: Judicial Watch
– Joe Rogan Forces Dr Sanjay Gupta To Admit CNN Should Not Have Called COVID Treatment “Horse Dewormer”
– Protesters claiming Biden ‘accomplice in mass death’ swarm White House doors
– Dylann Roof’s request to reconsider the challenge is denied

– Democrat calls out Pelosi’s bluff in email to voters with a key question
– Huge increase in social security payments could have devastating consequences
– Billionaire warns Americans to keep tabs on your grocery receipts
– Legendary QB Brett Favre is making headlines for all the wrong reasons
– Could Apple AirPods Save Your Life?


Victor davis hanson join Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, issuing a warning to Democrats ahead of the midterm elections next year. To support this argument, he listed President Biden’s controversial vaccine mandates and far-left policies, saying they corrode American institutions – and that it doesn’t bode well for him in the midterm elections. .

“There’s going to be a calculation,” Hanson told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host. “I think these are Mexican-American communities on the border or where I live, or soccer moms crazy about what is taught in schools, this is not a revolution awakened from top to bottom . It is a popular populist revolution. We will see it In the next terms of office, I think that many of these institutions will regret the positions they have taken and the damage they have caused. “

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