President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new program to expedite the immigration process for Ukrainian refugees. The “Unite for Ukraine” program will allow Americans and nongovernmental organizations to sponsor Ukrainian refugees beginning April 25.
Last month, the administration announced the U.S. would admit 100,000 Ukrainian refugees after Russia invaded Ukraine Feb. 23.
The program “will be fast, it will be streamlined, and it will ensure the United States honors its commitment to the people of Ukraine, and that they need not go through our southern border,” Biden said Thursday at the White House.
He said the “new humanitarian parole program will complement the existing legal pathways available to Ukrainians, including immigrant visas and refugee processing. It will provide an expedient channel for secure, legal migration from Europe to the United States for Ukrainians who have a U.S. sponsor such as a family or an NGO [Non-Government Organization].”
After the president and his administration reversed and halted existing immigration laws and policies last year, at least 2 million illegal immigrants from over 150 countries were encountered or apprehended by federal agents at the southern border during Biden’s first year in office. Among them were Ukrainians.
Federal officials estimate that roughly 15,000 Ukrainians have already illegally entered the U.S. through the southern border, the Daily Mail reports.
A senior official in the State Department said the federal government is attempting to find 18,000 Ukrainians who entered the U.S. as refugees before Russia invaded through the so-called Lautenberg program, CBS News reported. The program allows religious minorities in former Soviet republics to obtain expedited U.S. entry.
According to recently release Customs and Border Protection data, 5,071 Ukrainians were apprehended or encountered by CBP and Border Patrol agents in March.Federal officials have also already granted work permits and residency to roughly 60,000 Ukrainians through the Temporary Protected Status program. […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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