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Psaki still hasn't revealed how many Haitian migrants are in the US – despite vowing ...

The Daily Mail 23 Sep 2021
Up to 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants camped out under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas and as of Tuesday, according to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, that number dropped to 10,000 ... When the press secretary attempted to direct him back to DHS, Doocy replied, 'He says he doesn't know.'.

Texas’ ban on school mask mandates draws federal investigation

The Marshall News Messenger 23 Sep 2021
The federal government is investigating the Texas Education Agency after deeming that its guidance prohibiting mask mandates in schools last week may be “preventing school districts in the state from considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities.” ... Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights.

In Brief: September 23, 2021

West Hawaii Today 23 Sep 2021
DEL RIO, Texas — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife waited for a Greyhound bus to take them to a cousin in San Antonio.

$21M rice mill should be complete by next harvest

American Press 23 Sep 2021
... from over 200 farmers and businessmen in South Louisiana and Southeast Texas ... Rail Facility Secretary and Treasurer Kyle Todd said the rice mill is good news for the parish because it will be another option for farmers in South Louisiana and Southeast Texas to sell their crops.

US envoy to Haiti quits over ‘inhumane’ deportations of Haitians

Al Jazeera 23 Sep 2021
As many as 14,000 Haitian migrants had congregated on both sides of the US border with Mexico at Del Rio, Texas, and US authorities have begun to forcibly deport hundreds back to Haiti ... The Mexican authorities’ operation appeared designed to drive the migrants back across the river into Texas.

Haitian community leaders denounce deportation of compatriots at Texas border

Metro USA 23 Sep 2021
Haitian community leaders in Brooklyn have strongly condemned the mass deportation of Haitian migrants at the Texas border ... The congresswoman, however, said she supports US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ comprehensive investigation into the “egregious series of events in Del Rio, Texas.”.

Biden seeks contractor to run migrant detention facility for up to 400 on Guantanamo Bay ...

The Daily Mail 23 Sep 2021
The images were slammed as 'inhumane' and 'horrific,' despite the Texas Border Patrol agents vehemently denying that they whipped migrants ... At the height, nearly 15,000 migrants set up a makeshift camp in the Texas town.

US pushes for booster shots, school mask mandates as daily COVID-19 fatality hits 2,000

Manila Bulletin 23 Sep 2021
... for severe illness from COVID-19 are prevented from safely returning to in-person education, in violation of Federal law,” Suzanne Goldberg, the department’s acting assistant secretary for civil rights, wrote in a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

Civil and human rights leaders decry treatment of Haitian migrants at southern border

The Keene Sentinel 23 Sep 2021
The letter arrived at the White House amid sharp bipartisan criticism over the Biden administration’s response to an encampment of thousands of mostly Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, just across the border from Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who toured ...
photo: AP / Eric Gay
Border Patrol agents pass Haitian migrants at a makeshift camp, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas

Grim echoes of history in images of Haitians at US-Mexico border

BBC News 23 Sep 2021
The widely shared images, taken by an AFP photographer earlier this week, appear to show US Border Patrol agents on horseback using their reins against Haitian migrants and pushing them back towards the Rio Grande river that divides Texas and Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary ...

‘I worked 18 hours,’ Mayorkas whines as excuse for failure to report migrant deportations

New York Post 22 Sep 2021
Images of migrant camp under Texas bridge show misery, squalor ... Biden vows at UN to get Texas border chaos ‘under control’ ... Giminez first asked Mayorkas to clarify how many immigrants have been apprehended at the border so far this year, to which the secretary said was around 1.5 million. .

U.S. Department of Education opens investigation into mask mandate ban in Texas schools

Democratic Underground 22 Sep 2021
Suzanne Goldberg, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, sent a letter Tuesday to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath informing him of the investigation ... https.//

White House Faces Bipartisan Backlash on Haitian Migrants

NBCBayArea 22 Sep 2021
But the Biden administration has used Title 42 to justify the deportation of Haitian migrants who in recent days have set up an encampment in and around the small city of Del Rio, Texas ... Texas Gov ... White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday called the pictures that appeared to show a U.S ... Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N.

Biden administration opens investigation into mask mandate ban in Texas schools

Finger Lakes Times 22 Sep 2021
Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates in Texas schools, according to a letter Tuesday sent to the state's top education official ... Suzanne Goldberg, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, sent the letter to Texas education commissioner Mike Morath informing him of the investigation.

Walker's wife cleared of improper voting charge as he prepares for rally

Johnson City Press 22 Sep 2021
On Tuesday, the former University of Georgia football star scored a victory at the State Election Board when it dismissed a complaint alleging that his wife, Julie Blanchard, had illegally voted while living in Texas ... “She states that her husband owns a home in Texas so they do spend some time there.”.