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USA: We need a massive national program to counter hate – By Mohamed Hamaludin


The soul-searching taking place over the Aug. 3, 2019 El Paso mass shooting in which a 21-year-old white racist killed 22 people and wounded 24 others is likely to get nowhere as far as dealing with violent white supremacy and gun control are concerned. If the slaughter of 20  six- and seven-year-old children and six adult staff members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown. Conn., could not produce meaningful action, very little else can.

But there was ample warning about such tragedies. Analysts at the Department of Homeland Security said in 2009 that white extremism posed a threat to national security because of the election of the first African American president, the financial crisis (2008-2012) and wider use of social media.          Continue reading

USA: President Trump signs order for crackdown on overstaying visitors

– foreign travellers may be required to post cash bonds

U.S. President Donald Trump opened a new flank in his battle against illegal immigration on Monday April 22, 2019 when he ordered his administration to crack down on “visa overstays” – foreigners who legally enter the country but remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.

The president signed a memorandum ordering the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit plans within four months to crackdown on overstays, such as punishing countries whose citizens have high rates of overstays and requiring foreign travellers to post “admission bonds” that would be repaid once they leave the country.

The order is the latest example of Trump’s renewed push on immigration, following a shakeup of the Department of Homeland Security and his increasing frustration with the rising number of Central American migrants entering the country, according to a USA Today report. Continue reading