Biden Restarts & Expands Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy Despite Widespread Abuse, Kidnappings

In a controversial move, the Biden administration has resumed and expanded the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy that forces non-Mexican asylum-seekers who arrive at the southern U.S. border to wait in Mexico while their cases are resolved in U.S. courts — a process that can take months or even years. We speak with Kennji Kizuka, …
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Inquiry launched into police firearms policy in wake of mass shooting

Support us and go ad-free A firearms review is to be carried out into the police force which gave Jake Davison his licence and gun back just weeks before he killed five people in one of the UK’s worst mass shootings. Checks The inquiry into Devon and Cornwall Police’s firearms licensing procedures will be overseen …
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Government urged to scrap two-child limit benefits policy to tackle child poverty

Support us and go ad-free The government’s two-child limit benefits policy should be scrapped and families given more help if it is to tackle child poverty, a new report recommends. The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) is calling for a shake-up of the child welfare system and for extra funding to help disadvantaged pupils whose education …
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UK foreign policy link to nine times increase in asylum queues

Support us and go ad-free UK asylum queues have grown massively since 2010. New figures obtained by the Refugee Council say that waiting lists are nine times longer than they were a decade ago. But a quick look at where asylum seekers are coming from tells a very important story. Thousands are fleeing countries where …
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Government policy on housing transgender women in female prisons ruled lawful

Support us and go ad-free The government’s policy of housing transgender women in female prisons is lawful, the High Court has ruled. Court decision A female prisoner, known only as FDJ, brought a legal challenge against a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) policy which allows prisoners to be housed according to their gender identity “irrespective of …
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UK international travel policy branded confusing, dangerous and haphazard

The UK’s traffic light rating system for international travel is confusing to the point of being dangerous, shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy has said. “A real, real problem” The government has devised a risk-based system with red, amber and green ratings for countries around the world. It determines the quarantine and coronavirus testing requirements people …
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Neoliberal housing policy is destroying Welsh communities

In 2020, the Welsh government estimated there would be 24,423 taxable second homes in Wales for the 2020-2021 financial year. A large number of these are in rural Welsh-speaking areas and are owned by people from other parts of the UK. They’re also in some of the most deprived areas in Europe. The purchase of …
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Policy which denied Commonwealth veterans visas could be scrapped

A policy which forces Commonwealth troops to pay thousands of pounds to stay in the UK after their service could change following the launch of a public consultation on 26 May. But some say the proposed measures don’t go far enough. The visa scandal has been ongoing for several years now. And it even led …
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Jeremy Scahill: Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Record Shows Evolution of U.S. Empire Since Vietnam War

An investigation into President Joe Biden’s foreign policy record reveals “the history of the evolution of the American empire, from the Vietnam War to the present,” says Jeremy Scahill, award-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept, which recently published a project titled “Empire Politician” that examines Biden’s stances on war and militarism. Scahill says Joe …
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“Empire Politician”: Joe Biden’s Half-Century Record on Foreign Policy, War, Militarism & the CIA

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: President Biden is addressing a joint session of Congress tonight for the first time. It comes on the eve of his 100th day in the White House. Biden is expected to unveil his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan to expand …
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