Category: Epoch Times

Biden Administration Shuts Down Trump-Era ‘Victim of Immigration Crime Engagement Office’

The Biden administration has dismantled a Trump-era government office to help victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, replacing it with an “inclusive support system for all victims, regardless of immigration status or the immigration status of the perpetrator.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday announced the launch of the Victims Engagement and […]

Judge Halts Debt Relief Program for Farmers of Color, Says It’s Likely Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Wisconsin on Friday issued a temporary restraining order pausing payments in a federal farmer loan forgiveness program that grants benefits on the basis of race, arguing there’s a “strong likelihood” a court will rule that the program is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach issued the temporary restraining order (pdf) after a […]

Nevada Governor Signs Law That Aims to Make State First Presidential Primary

Nevada’s governor on Friday signed a bill that aims to make the state the first presidential primary, in an ongoing battle with other states that hold early votes. Assembly Bill 126 (pdf) requires the primary during a presidential election year be held in Nevada on the second to last Tuesday in January. The law “establishes […]

‘No Question’ Cartel Activity Is Spilling Across US-Mexico Border: FBI Director

FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers at a hearing Friday that the agency has noted “quite a number” of instances of individuals deeply indebted to Mexican criminal organizations entering the United States, adding that there’s “no question” cartel activity is spilling over the border. Wray made the remarks at a hearing before the House Judiciary […]

Biden to Hold Solo Press Conference After Putin Meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to hold a press conference sans Russian President Vladimir Putin after the two meet next week. “While we are still finalizing the format for the meeting with President Putin and his delegation, we can confirm a few details, including the plan for both a working session and a smaller session, […]

Republicans Urge Biden to Halt China’s Nuclear Expansion

Three ranking Republican members urged President Biden to stop China’s nuclear arms expansion in a joint letter earlier this week, warning that failure to act could lead to “a degree of nuclear parity” between China and the United States by 2030. In the letter, Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) of the House Armed Services Committee, Michael […]

Republicans Urges Biden to Halt China’s Nuclear Expansion

Three ranking Republican members urged President Biden to stop China’s nuclear arms expansion in a joint letter earlier this week, warning that failure to act could lead to “a degree of nuclear parity” between China and the United States by 2030. In the letter, Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) of the House Armed Services Committee, Michael […]

Biden Allocates $46 Million for ‘Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs’

The White House has announced that President Joe Biden has earmarked $46 million to meet the “unexpected urgent” needs of “vulnerable refugees and migrants in Central America and third countries in the region.” A portion of the funds will be channeled to international organizations by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, […]

Trump Huddles With GOP Congress Members to Plan How to Flip House in 2022

About a dozen Republicans in the House of Representatives met with former President Donald Trump this week, going over the border crisis and how the GOP plans to flip the lower chamber in 2022. Leaders of the Republican Study Committee, which bills itself as the largest conservative caucus in the House, went to Florida to […]

DOJ Inspector General to Probe Trump-Era Subpoenas of Records of Lawmakers, Journalists

The Justice Department’s watchdog, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), announced Friday it is starting an internal review into the department’s efforts during the Trump administration to obtain records of lawmakers and journalists. “The DOJ Office of the Inspector General is initiating a review of DOJ’s use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication […]