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What we’re reading: U.S. to require coronavirus vaccination for new immigrants, Arizona sues Biden for vaccine mandate

The U.S. to make coronavirus vaccination a requirement for new immigrants

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TYSON FOODS – Tyson Foods team members receive Covid-19 vaccines from health officials at the Wilkesboro, N.C. facility on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The team members are eligible for the vaccine under North Carolina’s Phase 2 distribution which include residents 65 and older. Tyson and its partner Matrix Medical will deploy mobile health clinics and expert clinical staff to support vaccine access and education at its facilities. (Melissa Melvin/AP Images for Tyson Foods)

Starting Oct. 1, any new immigrants entering the United States will now have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to The New York Times. 

Applicants who are seeking to become residents or green card holders must go through a medical examination and the COVID-19 vaccination has now entered the list along with other vaccinations such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio and hepatitis A and B.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated some may be exempt from the upcoming new rules, like those who are too young or people with medical conditions that make the vaccine dangerous for them. 

President Biden’s new vaccine mandates for federal workers and contractors is under the new requirement for applicants seeking to become permanent residents.

The state of Arizona sues Biden Administration for the new coronavirus vaccine mandate 

In this Jan.7, 2020 file photo Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. Brnovich is running for the U.S. Senate. Brnovich’s announcement on Thursday, June 10, 2021, makes him the third major candidate to seek the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Arizona is suing President Joe Biden over the new COVID vaccine mandates Biden announced, according to CNN.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich stated he will be suing President Biden and other officials in his administration due to the unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all federal employees and contractors and also any private business that has more than 100 employees. 

Brnovich stated that, “there is an uncertainty, a confusion, as to what the president can or can’t do” and that he would protect the Constitution against “federal overreach.”

Although the federal agencies have not yet written any specific rules for the vaccine mandate, Jeffrey Toobin, the CNN Legal Analyst, said Arizona rushed to file the lawsuit and it could lead to problems. 

Brnovich has stated in a short message that “we have filed a lawsuit today against the unprecedented and unconstitutional power grab by the Biden administration. … The Biden administration is unconstitutionally trying to mandate vaccines that may affect hundreds of millions of Americans. It’s totally wrong; it’s unconstitutional.”

Former U.S. officials charged for involvement in UAE hacking project

Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke, three former U.S. intelligence and military officials, admitted to providing the United Arab Emirates with computer hacking technology, according to AP News. 

The defendants have agreed to pay about $1.7 million to settle the criminal charges.

The men were accused of being senior managers at a UAE based company and they provided intelligence-gathering systems which were used to break into computers in the U.S.

In addition to the nearly $1.7 million payment, the men will also be forced to cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation where they must cut ties with UAE and must go through security clearances. If they comply after three years the prosecution will be abandoned. 

FBI agent fired for failure to further investigate former USA gymnastics doctor

United States gymnasts from left, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, arrive to testify during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Washington. Nassar was charged in 2016 with federal child pornography offenses and sexual abuse charges in Michigan. He is now serving decades in prison after hundreds of girls and women said he sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment when he worked for Michigan State and Indiana-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

The FBI has fired the agent who allegedly failed to further investigate former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, according to CBS News.

Director Christopher Wray appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to testify how the bureau failed to follow up the allegation against Nassar which caused former supervisory special agent Michael Langeman to be fired. 

During the first half of Wednesday’s hearing, former USA gymnast McKayla Maroney said she recalled speaking with the FBI in the summer of 2015 and provided them with detail of the situation but the bureau did not proceed with the investigation. 

According to Wray, he has said that what the FBI employees did is “totally unacceptable… These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse.”

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