Biden toughens border, offers legal path for 30,000 a month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States will immediately begin turning back Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border illegally from Mexico, his boldest move yet to address the arrivals of migrants which have multiplied since he took office two years ago. . New rules expand an existing effort … Read more

Biden to visit U.S.-Mexico border city of El Paso on Sunday as White House rolls out new immigration rules

US President Joe Biden is flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris as he speaks on US-Mexico border security and enforcement, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, US, on 5 January 2023. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to the southern border city of El Paso, Texas on … Read more

US empire’s legacy: Fallujah and football played in a graveyard | Politics

In cafes at night, Iraqis were glued to their television screens. Their istikanat of cold cardamom tea, forgotten under the billowing smoke of the thousandth cigarette of the night. In the salons, the hands of mothers were raised in prayer. In Mosul, Basra and far corners of exile, the hearts of Iraqis raced to the … Read more

Rick Singer, college scam mastermind, set to be sentenced

BOSTON (AP) — The mastermind of the nation’s corrupt college admissions system who ensnared celebrities, prominent businessmen and other parents who used their wealth and privilege to buy their children’s way to top schools has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison Wednesday. Punishment for Rick Singer62, is the longest sentence handed down in the … Read more

Cuban migrants flow into Florida Keys, overwhelm officials

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — More than 500 Cuban immigrants have landed in the Florida Keys since the weekend, the latest of a large and growing number fleeing the communist island and stretching thin U.S. border agencies both on land and at sea. It’s a dangerous 100-mile (160 kilometer) journey in often rickety boats – with … Read more

Byron Donalds emerges as GOP alternative for House speaker

MIAMI (AP) — As Republicans battled through a second day to elect a Speaker of the House, Representative Byron Donalds of Florida has emerged as the choice of conservatives who refuse to support the candidacy of Kevin McCarthy. Over three rounds of voting on Wednesday, Donalds received 20 votes to McCarthy’s 201 – enough to … Read more

US House Speaker: what you need to know

Here are six potential candidates to become Speaker of the United States House of Representatives if Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy fails to win the job due to a rebellion by extremists in his party. REPRESENTATIVE STEVE SCALISE The House Republican No. 2 is a McCarthy supporter who could win support from caucus moderates, while also … Read more

Biden intends to make his first visit to US-Mexico border

HEBRON, Ky. — President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he intended to visit the US-Mexico border – his first since taking office – as part of his meeting next week in Mexico City with the leaders of Mexico and the United States. Canada. “That’s my intention, we’re working out the details now,” Biden told reporters … Read more

Facing migration flood, US resumes services at Cuba embassy

HAVANA (AP) — Grappling with the largest influx of Cuban migrants in decades, the United States reopened its long-closed legal pathway on Wednesday by resuming all visa services at its embassy in Havana. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans desperate to leave the island’s faltering economy and reunite with their families in the United States, but … Read more

Live updates: McCarthy’s bid for House speaker continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans navigated a second day of multiple polls on Wednesday, unable to elect their leader Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House or come up with a new strategy to end the political chaos that has marred the start of their new majority. For a fourth, fifth and sixth time, Republicans … Read more