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Congressional Democrats have unveiled an immigration reform package that has the backing of President Joe Biden.
The bicameral bill - known as the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
Menendez said that with the bill’s introduction, “We have a historic opportunity to finally enact bold immigration reform that leaves no one behind, addresses root causes of migration, and safeguards our country’s national security.”
While the rollout featured optimism from Democrats about the prospects for the enactment of the package, it’s unlikely to get the 10 Republican votes needed to advance in the Senate in its current form because it lacks border security provisions that were included in the last comprehensive immigration reform package to receive bipartisan support.
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield - Ambassador to the UN
The Senate is expected to consider the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) this week, starting with a procedural vote on Monday.
- Thomas-Greenfield is a former diplomat who retired from the foreign service at the conclusion of the Obama administration to work for a global business strategy firm.
- Her 35-year diplomatic career took her to four continents, including diplomatic posts in Liberia, Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica. During Obama’s second term, she served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
- During her confirmation hearing, Thomas-Greenfield received bipartisan questioning about a 2019 speech she gave about China-Africa relations which was criticized as being soft on China.
And, in the End…
Save that fly trying to get out your window for National Wildlife Day.
The day is meant "to bring awareness to the number of endangered animals nationally, as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued from their demise each year, and also to acknowledge zoos and outstanding animal sanctuaries and organizations globally" for their work to preserve animals and educate the population, especially children, about conservation.
Yes, participating in Walking the Dog Day counts towards National Wildlife Day (as long as Corky doesn't attack any squirrels),
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