Friday, May 7, 2021

Americans Fear Border Surge is Spreading COVID-19; Judge Strikes Down CDC’s Ban On Evictions Nationwide, and other C-Virus Updates

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Americans fear border surge is spreading COVID-19:
Americans, by a two-to-one margin, fear the surge of illegal immigrants breaching the country’s southern border is helping spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll taken for the National Sheriffs’ Association.
A majority also believe the rising numbers are causing more women to be abused during their journey, and spurring more deaths by drowning or exposure to the elements.
And those living in border states were the most attuned to the dangers, according to a survey of 1,300 adults, taken by TechnoMetrica for the sheriffs.
The sheriffs in border communities deal with the fallout from the border surge, from increasing confrontations with smugglers to rising death tolls from migrants who struggle in rough terrain or lose their footing crossing the Rio Grande. --->READ MORE HERE
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Judge strikes down CDC’s ban on evictions nationwide:
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a nationwide moratorium on evictions that was ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the pandemic — a policy that was designed to keep Americans in their homes as the coronavirus ravaged the US economy.
In an opinion filed in US District Court in Washington, DC, Judge Dabney Friedrich wrote that the agency did not have broad authority to keep landlords who sued the US Department of Health and Human Services from forcing out tenants who cannot afford their rent.
“The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not,” wrote Friedrich, who was appointed by President Donald Trump. --->READ MORE HERE
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