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State Department Taps Jim DeHart To Serve As Arctic Coordinator, Marking A ‘Pivot Point’...

The State Department appointed longtime Senior Foreign Service member Jim DeHart as the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region Wednesday. DeHart holds the rank of Minister Counselor and has been a member of the Senior Foreign Service for 28 years, according to the State Department. He most recently served as a senior adviser in South…
state-dept.-cables-warned-of-china’s-wuhan-lab-two-years-ago:-‘serious-shortage’-of-trained-staff

State Dept. Cables Warned of China’s Wuhan Lab Two Years Ago: ‘Serious Shortage’ of...

Two State Department cables in 2018 warned that a new laboratory in Wuhan did not have enough trained personnel to operate it safely while it was studying SARS-like coronaviruses isolated from bats, according to the cables that were published on Friday after a Freedom of Information Act request. A cable sent from the U.S. Embassy…
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Mitt Romney: Trump Firing Inspectors Generals ‘Threat’ to Democracy

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, called the administration’s removal of multiple inspector generals a “threat to accountable democracy” and a “fissure in the constitutional balance of power.” “The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential…
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Obama-Appointed State Department Inspector General Fired

The State Department’s Inspector General, Steve Linick, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, was fired Friday night. Ambassador Steven Akard, a former career foreign service officer, will replace him, according to Politico. As is required by law, President Donald Trump notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the move, which will take effect in…
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John Kennedy Blasts Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Casual Relationship With The Truth’

April 14, 2020 9:13 PM ET Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy called out the Chinese Communist Party during a Tuesday appearance on “The Story” with Fox News host Martha MacCallum. Kennedy cited recent reports that gave credence to suspicions that the novel coronavirus may have originated in a Wuhan virology lab rather than a local…
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Feds Stop Entry of H-1B Foreign Visa Workers During Coronavirus Crisis

The State Department’s temporary suspension of visa processing has stopped the inflow of H-1B foreign visa workers into American white-collar jobs while the Chinese coronavirus crisis drives up United States jobless claims to more than ten million. In a given year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa…
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Trump: ‘We’re Not Going to Have Farms’ Without H-2A Foreign Visa Workers

President Trump says he has committed to American farmers to continue admitting large numbers of H-2A foreign visa workers to take agricultural jobs, even as jobless claims are set to climb above 3.3 million in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis. During a press briefing on Wednesday, Trump suggested United States farms would not…
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State Department Accelerates Foreign Workers into U.S. Jobs Despite Mass Coronavirus Unemployment

Despite mass unemployment of Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis, federal agencies are accelerating the speed at which foreign workers will be imported to the United States to take blue-collar industry jobs. This week, the federal government announced that nearly 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment as businesses have been forced to close due…
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Laura Ingraham: Halt All Immigration to U.S. During Coronavirus Crisis

Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham says the United States should halt all immigration during the coronavirus crisis. On Wednesday, State Department officials confirmed to Breitbart News that the refugee resettlement program — which has resettled nearly 2,500 refugees in the last six weeks — would be suspended until at least April 7. Likewise, a State…
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State Department Suspends Refugee Resettlement to U.S. in Coronavirus Crisis

The State Department is suspending refugee resettlement, at least temporarily, to the United States amid the coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, the United Nations’ Refugee Agency — which helps facilitate which refugees are admitted to the U.S. annually — announced that they would be suspending their end of refugee resettlement. In a statement to Breitbart News,…
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