23 on terror list stopped at southern border

Border Patrol stopped 23 people on terrorist database at southern border in 2021 – CBP data –Over 1 million migrant encounters in 2022 fiscal year so far | 17 April 20220 | Border Patrol apprehended at least 23 people coming across the southern border whose names are on the terror watchlist in 2021, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data obtained by Fox News. Between Jan. 20 and Dec. 27, 2021, there were 23 encounters with individuals whose names matched on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB). Four were in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, 4 in Del Rio Sector, 3 in El Paso Sector, 2 in Tucson Sector, 2 in Yuma Sector, 4 in El Centro Sector and 4 in San Diego Sector. The information was provided to Fox News in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted in December.

Over 221,000 Illegal Immigrants Encountered at Southwest Border in March – DHS Report –18,000 expected to cross daily after Title 42 removal | 18 April 2022 | The United States detained a record number of illegal immigrants on its southwest border last month, with arrest numbers reaching the highest point in two decades, according to court filings by officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). “For the month of March 2022, DHS reported 221,303 total encounters at the Southwest Border. This figure combines statistics reported by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), which deals with noncitizens seeking to enter at land ports of entry (POE), with statistics from the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), which apprehends noncitizens seeking to enter between POEs,” a court document reads.

U.S. will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling | 18 April 2022 | The Biden administration will no longer enforce a U.S. mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled that the 14-month-old directive was unlawful, overturning a key White House [edict].Soon after the announcement, all major carriers including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as well as national train line Amtrak relaxed the restrictions effective immediately…A U.S. administration official said while the agencies were assessing potential next steps, the court’s decision meant CDC’s public transportation masking order was no longer in effect.

Federal judge voids Biden admin’s recently extended mask mandate for planes, public transportation –Judge tosses federal mask mandate | 18 April 2022 | A federal judge on Monday voided the Biden administration’s mask mandate for travelers using public transportation such as trains and airplanes. The mandate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention applies to people as young as 2 years old, and had been set to expire a number of times but was recently extended to May 3 before Monday’s ruling. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, came in a case brought in Florida federal court by Health Freedom Defense Fund, Inc. and frequent air travelers Ana Daza and Sarah Pope against the administration. Judge Mizelle determined that the mandate violated the Administrative Procedure Act by being outside the scope of the CDC’s authority, was “arbitrary” and “capricious” and not going through the required notice and comment period for federal rule-making.

U.S. CDC lifts COVID ‘Do Not Travel’ recommendations on about 90 countries | 18 April 2022 | The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had dropped its “Do Not Travel” COVID-19 recommendations for about 90 international destinations. Last week, the CDC said it was revising its travel recommendations and said it would its reserve Level 4 travel health notices “for special circumstances, such as rapidly escalating case trajectory or extremely high case counts.” The countries and other regions dropped to “Level 3: High,” which still discourages travel by unvaccinated Americans, include the United Kingdom, France, Israel, Turkey, Australia, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Russia.  

Truckers Arrive in Sacramento to Protest Vaccine Mandates | 18 April 2022 | Over a hundred demonstrators showed up on the steps of California’s state Capitol building in Sacramento on Monday, April 18, to support The People’s Convoy and its fight to end vaccine mandates. Mike Landis, a lead trucker in the convoy, and other organizers told supporters that Monday’s rally was only a prelude to a larger protest planned for Tuesday when state lawmakers are scheduled to vote on proposed legislation related to vaccine mandates. Landis told The Epoch Times preceding the Defeat the Mandates rally on April 10 in Los Angeles, where thousands of people turned out to protest the mandates, The People’s Convoy is opposed to the so-called “Tyrannical Ten” legislative bills California lawmakers have proposed.  

Shanghai Residents Clash With Police Over Neighborhood Quarantine Centers Under Construction | 17 April 2022 | Footage that widely circulated on social media shows residents entered a neighborhood clash with police in Shanghai due to local authorities’ decision to acquire some of their community’s apartment buildings as quarantine centers. According to the footage, dwellers in the Zhangjiang Nashi neighborhood compound rallied in protest of the local government’s eviction order that forced them to move out. Police in white protective gear pushed back demonstrators while some women were crying desperately for help. The Zhangjiang Group, which owns the compound, said in an April 14 statement that their quarantine construction “met with resistance from part of residents,” hinting at the clash between police and community dwellers.

Officials Manipulated COVID Data to Exaggerate Crisis, Mathematician Tells RFK, Jr. | 18 April 2022 | From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Norman Fenton, Ph.D., could see health officials were misusing data and misleading the public. A professor of risk information management at Queen Mary University of London, Fenton is a mathematician who focuses on critical decision-making and quantifying uncertainty. Throughout the pandemic, he closely examined and criticized how officials used data to make decisions about lockdowns, testing and vaccines. Fenton spoke last week with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on “RFK Jr. – The Defender Podcast.” “When the COVID pandemic emerged, what kind of challenges did you specifically see?” Kennedy asked Fenton. Fenton replied: “It was clear I think from the start that most of the data that governments put out — not just the UK government, but most governments around the world…were kind of misleading because it was based on very easily manipulated statistics.” This was true of both the nature of COVID itself and the vaccines, Fenton said.  

Pentagon to train Ukrainian troops on US guns | 18 April 2022 | The Pentagon intends to provide training to Ukrainian soldiers so they use the howitzers and radars contained in the latest batch of weapons and equipment Joe Biden ordered sent to Kiev, the US military said on Monday. The training will reportedly take place in another country. Last week, the US announced it would send 800 million worth of weapons to Kiev. In addition to anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, this batch includes armored vehicles, artillery pieces, and tactical radars, for which the Ukrainians would need training. The Pentagon is planning to teach Ukrainian trainers how to use the new weapons sometime in the coming days in an unspecified third country, an anonymous US defense official told reporters on Monday.  

Google Maps Removes Blurring for Russia’s Military Sites | 18 April 2022 | Google Maps made Russia’s strategic facilities visible to users Monday, revealing the details of the country’s military infrastructure. Searches on Google Maps showed newly accessible images of military bases, intercontinental ballistic missiles launch pads, naval facilities and key command posts all across Russia. “Now everyone can see [Russian military infrastructure] with a resolution of about 0.5 meters per pixel,” tweeted the Ukrainian armed forces. Some of the newly available images include the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, a nuclear weapons store near Murmansk, submarines in the Far East peninsula of Kamchatka, and a military airbase in the Western city of Kursk, just 150 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Twitter Board Not Representing Shareholders – Elon Musk | 18 April 2022 | Elon Musk said Saturday that the Twitter Inc. board of directors is not representing the interest of its shareholders. “Wow, with Jack departing, the Twitter board collectively owns almost no shares! Objectively, their economic interests are simply not aligned with shareholders,” he replied to a post showing a chart of the ownership percentages of Twitter board members. The chart shows most members of the board own less than 0.005 percent of the company’s shares. Based on Twitter’s latest filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the 14 executive officers and directors own 2.7 percent of the company’s share.

U.S. Supreme Court snubs challenge to state and local tax deduction cap | 18 April 2022 | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by four Democratic-leaning states to lift a cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes put in place as part of a 2017 tax overhaul under former President Donald Trump (R). The justices turned away an appeal by New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey after a lower court threw out their lawsuit. The lower court held that the U.S. Congress had broad authority over taxes and did not violate the U.S. Constitution by placing a 10,000 limit on the amount of state and local taxes that individuals may deduct on federal income tax returns. Joe Biden’s (D) administration opposed the four states.

Raleigh church gives away $25 in gas to 500 people on Holy Saturday | 16 April 2022 | On the morning before Easter Sunday, hundreds of people in Raleigh received practical gifts: $25 worth of free gas, courtesy of the Baptist Grove Church. “We’re blessing our community with gas. Why? Because people are hard pressed at the pump, we know that gas prices are astronomical right now,” Pastor Bankole Akinbinu said. Gas prices have forced some people to curtail spur of the moment trips or scenic weekend drives. Rosinski said without the gasoline she got for free on Saturday, he would be sitting at home, staring at the walls. Pastor Akinbinu considers the distribution of free gas part of his ministry.

Ohio public university to pay $400,000 in damages after punishing professor over preferred pronoun controversy | 18 April 2022 | A public university in Ohio will pay 400,000 in damages and attorney fees after punishing a professor for declining a male student’s demand to be referred to as a female. Nick Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, responded to a male student’s question during a January 2018 political philosophy class by saying “Yes, sir.” When the class ended, the student identified to the professor as transgender, and demanded to be referred to as a woman in the future, along with “feminine titles and pronouns,” according to the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the professor in court. Doing so, Meriwether maintained, would have violated his convictions as a Christian. Meriwether didn’t agree to the student’s request, and court documents state that the student became belligerent and told the professor that he would be fired…  

South Carolina Mall Shooting Suspect Gets $25,000 Bond Set, Allowed to Go to Work | 17 April 2022 | The suspect in Saturday’s South Carolina mall shooting could be released on a 25,000 bond, the Columbia Police Department announced Sunday. Twenty-two-year-old Jewayne Price can go to work while wearing an ankle monitor but otherwise will be on house arrest should he post bond, according to police. Price has been charged with unlawfully carrying a pistol, and further charges are pending following an evidence review by the prosecutor, Fox News reported. Police arrested Price back in June of 2018 and charged him with accessory before the fact in the shooting of 17-year-old Amon Rice in Hopkins, South Carolina, Fox News reported.

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