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Border backtracking

Immigration | The U.S.-Mexico border isn’t open, but a migrant surge and a mishmash of messages and policies have created another crisis
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/08/21, 09:05 am

A disoriented-looking Honduran man clutched the arm of his 8-year-old daughter as though someone would snatch her away—and that was a good possibility. Local cartels have eyes everywhere at the border between Reynosa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas. But the man didn’t even know where he was.

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Biden fires EEOC official who emphasized religious liberty

by Tim Lamer
Posted 3/06/21, 03:41 pm

As general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sharon Fast Gustafson worked to oppose religious discrimination in the workplace and to protect religious entities in accordance with U.S. law. President Joe Biden fired her on Friday with two years remaining in her term. The administration asked for her resignation on March 2, and she refused to resign.

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U.S. to review supply chains

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/25/21, 07:46 am

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to review U.S. supply chains. He said the order is meant to ensure the country doesn’t find itself in a preventable crisis over a shortage of critical items. He cited shortages of gowns and gloves for frontline healthcare workers during the pandemic and a shortage of semiconductors that power everything from cars to phones to military equipment.

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