US Supreme Court approves Trump’s harsher immigration policy
28 January 2020 | 1:46 pm
The US Supreme Court has allowed hardline immigration policies introduced by US President Donald Trump to take effect. Permanent residency, or "green cards," can now be denied to applicants who rely on public programs.
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US lawmakers accused Donald Trump of inciting a mob to attack the US Capitol in a last-ditch effort to remain in power. The January 6 committee said Trump aides knew he would call for a march on the Capitol.
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Although Ottawa defends itself, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration found that Canada’s immigration process could be ridden with bias and racial prejudice. In 2021, the rejection rate for visas for French-speaking African students was close to 70%. A processing software used by the ministry called Chinook was also targeted by the group. Several organisations and immigration advocates are calling out the processes in place, which they say lead to systemic racism.
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The congressional committee probing the January 6 riot at the US Capitol has held eight hearings with explosive testimony. But it all might not be enough for prosecutors to charge the former president.
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The president highlighted his predecessor's decision to just sit and watch for "three hours" while the events at the US Capitol unfolded. Biden said Trump's "lies" emboldened "the crazed mob."
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The Midwestern state is the first to head to the polls on abortion since the Supreme Court ended the national right to the procedure. The ballot is being monitored closely as a test case for abortion across the country.
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Right-wing lawmakers and presidential hopefuls have accused authorities of weaponizing the FBI. Democrats noted that the head of the FBI was appointed by Trump himself.
FBI agents raided the former president's Florida estate earlier this week. According to court filings, they found a cache of classified documents.
Former Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is cheered on by his supporters as he hoists boxes of material for his Supreme Court challenge of last week's presidential election result. Also, during the final day of campaigning in Angola, the opposition electoral coalition's calls for change are met with excitement but the ruling MPLA is still going strong. Finally, the community at the heart of mango production in north-eastern Egypt holds a festival in honour of the fruit on which their livelihoods depend.
Kenya's Supreme Court starts working on the petition challenging the result of this month's presidential election. Also, the UN sounds the alarm over the humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia. This as a ship loaded with 23,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain finally arrives in Djibouti, on its way to Ethiopia. Finally, we see how former Rwandan lawyer-turned-designer Lambert Shumbusho wows clients from around the world with his skillfully crafted furniture.
Kenyans await the Supreme Court’s verdict on last month's presidential election, slated for Monday. Defeated candidate Raila Odinga claims electoral fraud after losing by a razor-thin margin. Also: South Africa's ruling ANC party suggests chemical castration as a punishment for convicted rapists. And finally, founder of sustainability non-profit Yayra Agbofah talks about what can be done to tackle Ghana’s massive textile waste problem.
Ruto's supporters have praised the court's decision after Raila Odinga claimed he was cheated out of victory in the tight race. Ruto has since taken a conciliatory tone with the opposition as he prepares to take office.
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