Saturday, December 4, 2021

Current Events: Keeping Promises

Today’s Current Events

The United States continues to count the cost of decades of unfulfilled promises. In an announcement today, the Obama administration declared it would not honor a promise from the 1990s to allow naturalized citizens to sponsor U.S. citizens for a green card. Lured by a promise of legal immigration in exchange for political support for immigration reform, many of these immigrants have encountered abuse in the country they try to enter. Immigrants are leaving in droves, despite a steady stream of spending by politicians over the years to stem the tide. Today’s Times takes a closer look at the political history of this issue.

Poignant Images: September 28, 2014, the Day the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Newsweek Editor’s Letter: “But in a society that still has two sets of rules for the men and women who serve and the men and women who fight to defend the country, that problem has grown in stature.”

Photo: Reuters

Today’s Presidential News Roundup

The U.S. will join at least 13 other nations in creating a working group to “sharpen European Union law and policy to improve the functioning of global trade in goods, services and investment,” according to a statement issued by President Trump’s National Security Council.

President Trump discussed an ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and his presidential campaign with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trudeau said Canada and the U.S. will fight back against “illegitimate” efforts to “unjustly target the actions of the democratically elected president of the United States.” The Trump administration is moving forward with a new effort to broker peace in the Gaza Strip, ending a decade of Israeli-Palestinian feuding. The president’s meeting with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, took place after he was presented with a special gift by a 16-year-old pro-Israel boy.

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