The Biden administration is giving away $ 230 million to the home Covid testing company
President Joe Biden is due to sign a series of immigration orders today involving family reunification on the US-Mexico border.
Mr Biden had originally planned to kickstart the changes, including a review of Donald Trump’s immigration policy, on Friday but decided to postpone the delay until his homeland security candidate Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed.
In a briefing on Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the government was confident Mayorkas would be in place today, saying that Mr Biden “has every intention of moving forward with immigration services.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s impeachment attorney David Schoen said the former president had “nothing” to do with the unrest in the Capitol and that his trial was “unconstitutional.”
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Mass shooting in Oklahoma: Six people, including five children, were killed
Six people were killed in Oklahoma early Tuesday, including five children, and one person with a gun was taken into custody, police said.
Police responded to a call at around 1:30 a.m. from several people who were shot dead in a house in Muskogee, about 45 miles southeast of Tulsa.
At the scene, officials found a person with a weapon who was later taken into custody. Police at the scene found a man and four children dead, and a fifth child died in a Tulsa hospital, police confirmed.
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 1:43 PM
Oregon is the first US state to decriminalize drug possession
The Oregon Police Department can no longer arrest anyone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone, and other hard drugs.
The election measure was passed in November but did not come into effect until Monday. Supporters said drug policies previously criminalized addicts rather than helping them.
Those who are possessed are instead faced with a $ 100 (£ 73.06) fine or health assessment, which could potentially lead to addiction counseling, The Independent’s writes James Crump
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 1:23 PM
Biden called for the reunification of hundreds of deported families
Immigration advocates and activists have urged Joe Biden to reunite hundreds of families separated on the U.S.-Mexico border during Donald Trump’s tenure as the U.S. president prepares to give executive orders on Tuesday To announce topic.
Carol Ann Donohoe, executive attorney for the legal and humanitarian aid group Al Otro Lado, told The Independent that nearly 2,000 people were deported from the United States without their children.
“We have tortured these families and we need to make amends,” said Ms. Donohoe. “It should be [that] We’re bringing them back, doing everything we can to help them heal, and living freely in America without fear. “
Gino SpocchiaFebruary 2, 2021, 1:04 p.m.
China warns Biden of interference in Hong Kong, Xinjiang
China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has warned Joe Biden not to interfere in the country’s relations with Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Taiwan and Tibet, stressing the importance of “China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
Speaking to a US audience on Tuesday at the US-China National Committee on Relations, Mr. Yang made the remarks after President Biden’s Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described the Chinese actions in Xinjiang against Muslim Uyghurs as “genocide” had designated.
The Chinese official was otherwise positive when he compared the new Biden administration to that of Donald Trump, who has been blamed for the poor Washington-Beijing relations, particularly on trade and security.
“China and the United States are two big countries with different histories, cultures and systems and therefore differ on some issues. It is vital that they are properly controlled and not allowed to interfere with the general development of bilateral relations.” so Yang added.
Gino SpocchiaFebruary 2, 2021, 12:39 p.m.
Police officer killed in Capitol storm to be honored in Washington
The policeman, who was killed when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol last month and tried to discard the election results, will lie in the building’s historic rotunda in honor on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The body of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died of his injuries the day after the January 6 attack, will arrive at the Rotunda on Tuesday evening.
Members of Congress can see Sicknick on Wednesday morning. A congress tribute will be held on the Wednesday before a formal departure. Sicknick is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The officer was sprayed with pepper spray and hit in the head on January 6, according to his father. A rescue team resuscitated him twice when he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He died the following day.
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 11:54 am
Trump’s impeachment attorney says the Capitol riot has “nothing” to do with him
One of Donald Trump’s defenders on his impeachment trial against the Senate has insisted that the Capitol uprising “has nothing to do with his client.”
David Schoen appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show Monday night denouncing his client’s responsibility for the January 6 violence in Washington, denouncing the “political weapon of impeachment.”
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 11:29 AM
Half of Americans believe the Senate should condemn Trump
A new poll released by Marist on Monday shows that 50 percent of Americans believe the Senate should find former President Trump guilty of fueling the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during his impeachment trial. 41 percent of respondents said Mr Trump should be acquitted.
The differences over what to do with Mr. Trump were divided politically. 90 percent of Democrats asked if he should be found guilty of inciting violence. However, 90 percent of Republicans believe he should be acquitted.
In the same poll, Joe Biden received a 49 percent approval rating, with 35 opposed to his presidency so far and 16 percent unsure.
Mr Biden’s approval rating is better than the 39 percent Mr Trump got in the first Marist poll of his presidency.
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 11:12 am
AOC reveals how she hid from mobs to kill them when lawmakers borrowed her shoes to “run for their lives”.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described the “extremely traumatizing” moment she thought she was going to die and how she had to hide when pro-Trump rioters stormed into her office after breaching the security of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 had.
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 10:52 am
Biden is expected to sign immigration orders against asylum seekers and family reunification
President Joe Biden will be ordering a full asylum processing review on the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to reverse some of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Overall, Mr Biden will issue three executive orders addressing regional migration, legal immigration and family reunification, officials confirmed.
This includes setting up a task force to initiate a process to reunite families on the U.S.-Mexico border under Mr. Trump’s zero tolerance policy in 2018.
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021, 10:35 a.m.
Trump’s impeachment attorney David Schoen calls the process “slap in the face” in the first interview
Mr Schoen has claimed that the former president had “nothing to do with the deadly riots on Capitol Hill,” which killed five people, and that his trial “tore the country apart.”
The Atlanta-based attorney is one of two attorneys appointed by Mr Trump on Sunday to represent him in the historic impeachment trial, The Independent’s writes Stuti Mishra
Joe MiddletonFebruary 2, 2021 10:18 am