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  • DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall

    02/27/2020 4:18:47 AM PST · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    West Valley View (AZ)(Cronkite News) ^ | 27 Feb, 2020 | MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch
    The Trump administration took another step toward expediting construction of a border wall, announcing it is waiving federal contracting regulations to fast track construction in four states, including Arizona. The targeted regulations, dealing with contracting, pricing and wage regulations, need to be waived “to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads” to stop drugs at the border, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a notice set to be published in the Federal Register. A Department of Homeland Security statement said the agency will “waive procurement regulations in six high-traffic border sectors to build an additional 177 miles...
  • I Have Just Officially Nominated Poland For Entry Into The Visa Waiver Program

    10/04/2019 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/04/19 | Donald J. Trump
    I have just officially nominated Poland for entry into the Visa Waiver Program. With this decades long-awaited announcement, we are in the final steps of the process which, when complete, would grant Polish nationals visa-free business and tourism travel to the U.S. & vice versa.
  • Build it: DHS clears two more regulatory hurdles to border wall construction with new waivers

    05/15/2019 12:39:19 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Trump administration is working diligently to clear regulatory hurdles in a bid to hasten the construction of the president’s requested border wall. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a pair of waivers so as to expedite wall construction at two locations — one in California and another in Arizona. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two waivers, which will ensure expeditious construction of new bollard wall within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson and El Centro Sectors in Arizona and California, respectively,” the department said in a press release.
  • Waivers of Bedrock Laws (to Build Border Wall)

    04/23/2019 2:54:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    Sierra Club ^ | 23 April 2019 | Courtney Bourgoin
    Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that in conjunction with its plans to build 80 miles of new and replacement border walls in Arizona and New Mexico, the agency will waive 32 laws to expedite wall construction. These include the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and 29 other federal laws.
  • Amir Tsarfati discusses the Trump announcement on Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 5:53:47 PM PST · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 7, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    A nice long discussion of the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Interestingly, Amir says the waiver was signed. (Looks like even the New York Times didn't know that. They say he WILL sign it.) More interesting stuff about Turkey, a clarification of recent events, and lots of good words about our president. Enjoy your early Christmas present!
  • Embassy waiver lapses - is embassy move underway?

    12/04/2017 11:56:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The security waiver used by every president since Bill Clinton to avoid implementation of a 1995 law requiring the US embassy in Israel be relocated to the capital city of Jerusalem lapsed Monday night amid speculation President Donald Trump could officially recognize the city as Israel’s capital or even announce an embassy move as early as this week. .....
  • There's a line in the new Equifax fine print that's raising eyebrows

    09/08/2017 12:20:07 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 09/08/2017 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    Credit reporting agency Equifax reported a massive security breach on Thursday. The breach may have exposed Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other important personal information that has left 143 million US consumers vulnerable to ID theft. Equifax immediately offered a complimentary ID-theft monitoring program called TrustedID. However, blowback ensued quickly on Friday as the TrustedID terms of service require users to waive their right to sue or join a class action lawsuit to receive the monitoring. An Equifax spokesperson said the waiver “applies to the free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection products, and not the cybersecurity...
  • New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-...

    06/16/2016 2:03:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2016
    Full title: New Homeland Security Records Reveal Top Officials Were Exempted from Strict Ban Placed on Web-Based Personal Email Accounts Despite Heightened Security Concerns Jeh Johnson granted special waiver on first day of official ban. Practice Continued Even After Clinton Email Revelations. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it obtained 693 pages of Department of Homeland Security records revealing that Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other agency officials used government computers to access personal web-based email accounts despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns. The documents also reveal that Homeland Security officials misled Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)...
  • California Becomes First State To Request "Waiver" To Offer Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants

    10/06/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/6/16 | Tyler Durden
    Remember that time when South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson shouted "You Lie!" just after President Obama assured American's before a joint session of Congress that illegal immigrants would not be eligible for Obamacare? If not, we highly recommend you take a look: ----- Apparently California Governor Jerry Brown was not convinced by Obama's denials as he signed a bill back in June that allowed the state to apply for a federal waiver to open Covered California to illegal immigrants. And, lest you thought it was a bluff, Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee has just sent a letter (attached in...
  • Report: Obama promises Europeans no changes to visa waiver program without their approval

    12/14/2015 6:33:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzave ^ | 12/14/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Just a few days ago, the US House of Representatives passed HR 158, which would remove from the US's visa waiver program non-US citizens who visit or hold dual citizenship with countries known for terrorism or connections to ISIS (Syria, Iran, Iraq and Sudan were named). Now, Iran's FARS News is reporting that it won't happen without European approval (Hat Tip: Steve B). "The Commission is currently examining the measures announced by the Obama Administration as well as proposals presented in the Congress to enhance the Visa Waiver Program," the source told FNA. Noting that the meetings are taking...
  • The House Will Consider End to Visa Waiver Program

    12/08/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    (TRUNEWS)-The House will consider action Tuesday on the U.S. visa waiver program that allows 40 % of foreign visitors to enter the U.S. effortlessly. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expects the bill to pass, due to bipartisan support, he told CNN. The program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days, when they meet certain requirements. Fox News has reported the program has allowed 20 million people from 38 countries to visit the U.S. The bill being voted on in the House will end visa-free visits from people who have...
  • U.S. House passes bill that would bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Sudan from entering the U.S.

    12/08/2015 2:41:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday (407 to 19) that would overhaul the federal visa waiver program and bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Sudan, or those who have visited those countries in the last five years, from traveling to the United States without a visa. Action on the proposal comes in response to the recent attacks in Paris from ISIS operatives, and the shooting in California by a couple that expressed support for the terror group on social media. "This will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
  • Congress ready to slap on new travel restrictions to fight terrorism

    12/07/2015 4:34:00 PM PST · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro
    Congress and the White House are poised for a rare agreement in the fight against terrorism with legislation that would slap new travel restrictions on foreign visitors to the U.S. who have recently been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan. The bill was given added urgency following the San Bernardino terror attack, even though the proposed changes to the 30-year-old visa waiver program would not stop visitors like shooter Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani-born woman who entered the U.S. under a separate fiancee visa program in 2014. Malik and her American-born husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, are responsible for the Wednesday attack...
  • Hillary Clinton Admits She Broke U.S. Law in Benghazi

    10/22/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-22-2015 | Brietbart
    Hillary Clinton admitted to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday evening that she broke the law in handling security for the U.S. consulate there. Under patient but persistent questioning from Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN, Clinton admitted that she had not signed a waiver for security arrangements on the site, as required by the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA), 22 USC, 4865 2(B)(ii). Clinton admitted failing to comply with the law in the following exchange:
  • Obama invokes waiver postponing US embassy relocation to Jerusalem

    06/03/2015 2:25:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 6/3/15
    US President Barack Obama invoked a waiver on Wednesday postponing the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem for at least another six months. Despite Congressional legislation mandating that the US move its mission to the Israeli capital, successive administrations dating back to the Clinton regime have used presidential authority to postpone implementation of the law by citing “national security interests.” Jerusalem is not recognized as Israel’s capital, and the international community’s position is that its status is to be negotiated in talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel's annexation of the eastern half of the capital is also not...
  • Oklahoma’s education waiver reinstated

    11/24/2014 5:21:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 6:12 PM EST | Tim Talley
    The federal government has restored Oklahoma’s flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Education had withdrawn Oklahoma’s waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind Act in August, after legislators dropped Common Core guidelines that would have been in place for the current school year. Replacement guidelines—the ones in place before Common Core—weren’t certified until October as being capable of making high school graduates ready for college or the workplace. …
  • Cuomo aide (laser pointer guy) caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

    02/13/2014 2:27:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/14 | Will Rahn
    Jerome Hauer, a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appears to have regularly carried a firearm to work in violation of state law. Hauer runs New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Cuomo, an advocate of ultra-strict gun control laws, appointed him to the job in 2011. Hauer’s 9-millimeter Glock first came to the attention of local newspapers when he used the gun’s laser sighting attachment as a pointer during a meeting with a Swedish delegation. That event occurred last October at a State Police bunker, and was first reported by the Albany Times Union in...
  • Volunteer fire departments to be exempted from Obamacare's employer health care mandate

    01/13/2014 2:32:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 1/13/14 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will grant a waiver exempting volunteer emergency departments, mainly fire departments, from the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers with more than 50 workers working 30 hours or more per week provide health coverage. The announcement came from a Treasury Department official in a blog posted over the weekend. It means that on January 1, 2015, when employers with 50 or more workers are required to provide health coverage to their workers, volunteer fire department and ambulance companies will be exempted. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who joined some other congressional members in asking for the...
  • GOP blasts union 'bailout' under O-Care

    11/26/2013 8:49:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/13 | Elise Viebeck
    A top Senate Republican is blasting regulations he argues will exempt unions' multi-employer health plans from a key tax under ObamaCare. Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) pointed to a section of a 255-page regulatory filing and said it would amount to a "bailout" for the labor moment, which has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the new healthcare law. "Despite endorsing ObamaCare and working fervently to get it passed, unions are now experiencing the ugly reality of this law, and they want out. This exemption is crony capitalism at its worst," said Thune, who is behind a bill to block...
  • Liberal congressman suddenly discovers that he really wants an ObamaCare waiver for his CO district

    10/25/2013 2:56:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Via Watchdog.Org, if you can believe it: One of President Obama’s most ardent liberal supporters has defected from Obamacare.Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, told a Colorado health policy think tank that Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone. …“We will be encouraging a waiver,” Polis told Health Policy Solutions in a story that ran today. “It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay.” …Polis also wrote to Colorado’s insurance commissioner asking why an...