Washington. US President Donald Trump is in an electoral mood. After declining popularity in last month #39;s surveys and polls, Trump has turned his anti immigrant card. They reached power on this basis. In this episode, Trump has first given a decree to leave the country to students taking work visas, H 1B visas and then online classes.More than 4 lakh people applying for H 1B visa will be affected by this order. Experts say that many surveys and polls show that Trump is losing popularity among his anti immigrant base voters. At the same time, the Democratic presidential candidate is also trailing Biden.
What is normal?In the age of coronavirus there is a lot of talk of a new normal emerging. Yet in the presidential campaign of 2020, both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden actually are promising a return to an old normal albeit in dramatically different, almost diametrically opposed, ways.
Calling the law a death blow to Hong Kong s freedom and autonomy, Biden said he would also bar U.S. companies from playing a role in aiding China s surveillance state. The new law would impose sentences of up to life in prison for a variety of offenses, including colluding with foreign forces, secession and subversion. Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the law Tuesday after a secretive and speedy process that did not allow for serious input from Hong Kong authorities.
UPDATED, with details on the event: Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg hosted a small virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden on Saturday, as the candidate told the Hollywood crowd that Donald Trump;s response to the coronavirus was something that ;you guys would have trouble making a movie and selling it. ”What was not a hard sell was the former Vice President ''s latest visit today to the Hollywood ATM. In Biden ''s first Tinseltown event since formally securing the delegates to lock in the Democrat ''s Presidential nomination earlier this month, the ex VP followed in the footsteps of ghis former boss Barack Obama and scored some big cash from one of the Democrats ' leading donor bases. In the Quibi chief MC 'd afternoon event fueled by major 10 deep pocket donors, Biden walked away digitally with nearly $6 million, according to sources.
Washington: Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden wants New Delhi to take necessary steps to restore rights of all Kashmiris and has expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as well as the implementation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam.
RightsWorld4 hours agoWashington: Democratic presidential nominee and former US vice president Joe Biden wants India to take necessary steps to restore the rights of Kashmiris, and has expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the implementation of the NRC in Assam.
In an interview to PTI on Tuesday, Al Mason, co chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, asserted that due to the aggressive outreach of Trump, there are indications of a sizable swing of the community away from the Democratic Party they have traditionally supported and voted for. "More than 50 per cent of Indian Americans in the battleground states, who have been voting for Democrats thus far, are crossing over to support President Trump, in his re election bid, " he said.The US presidential election will be held on November 3. Trump, a Republican, is expected to be challenged by former US vice president Joe Biden, who is set to be nominated by the Democratic Party in August.Mason said his analysis is based on the findings of his team at the grassroots level in some of the key battleground states like Michigan, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.There is an estimated four million Indian American population of which about 2.5 million are potential voters in the November 2020 presidential election. "These 50 per cent of the Indian Americans (switching away from Democrats), which constitute 50,000 to 60,000 additional votes for President Trump in each of the battleground states, will make a big difference, " Mason asserted.In Michigan, Mason claimed, 45,000 of the 70,000 Indian American voters who vote for Democrats, will switch sides in favour of Trump #8212; giving him a total of 65,000 votes. Similarly, in Florida, his study revealed that 50,000 of the 110,000 Indian Americans who vote for Democrats will switch sides in November, he claimed.According to Mason, 50,000 of the 200,000 voters in Texas, 40,000 of the 110,000 voters in Pennsylvania and 45,000 of the 100,000 voters in Virginia who vote for Democrats are expected to switch sides in favour of Trump in the election.Political pundits have identified Michigan, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania as the top key battleground states. While Michigan has 120,000 potential Indian American voters, Florida has 190,000, Texas 470,000 and Pennsylvania 170,000.Mason said there are substantive reasoning and influencing factors for the probable mass exodus of Indian American voters from the Democrats camp to the Trump side. Majority of the Indian Americans, he said, highly approve of Trump ''s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as all prudent steps he has taken for the revival of the US economy. "But there is also a major factor in play #8212; Respect. Indian Americans feel respected and acknowledged for the first time by a US president #8212; President Trump. They notice that the India US relation has never been better, as it is now under Trump, " Mason said in response to a question. "Right from the start of his presidency, Trump has been the best friend of India and Indian Americans. Therefore, they value the genuine friendship between President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi #8212; giving Trump credit for the same, " he said.Responding to a question, Mason exuded confidence that the recent temporary suspension of the H 1B visa is unlikely to have any impact on this swing. "No amount of temporary suspension on H 1B, H 4 visas, which is most sought after among Indian IT professionals, will ever affect the existing great relation between India and the US, " he said.Mason noted that Trump has directed his administration to reform the H 1B visa system and move in the direction of merit based immigration. "These reforms, the White House said, will prioritise those workers who are offered the highest wage, ensuring that the highest skilled applicants are admitted. Such a move was long due and is not only a win win situation for the US and India, but also Indian Americans because IT professionals in India and Indian Americans offer the biggest and highest skilled applicants talent pool in this sector, " he said.
In the 2006 clip, then host of ;Meet the Press; Tim Russert asked Biden about then President George W. Bush;s repeated calls for Congress to pass a Federal Marriage Amendment, which would have banned same sex marriage under the U.S. Constitution. The measure ultimately failed in Congress.Biden, who voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004 as a U.S. senator from Delaware and would ultimately vote against it again in 2006, said the measure was not worth Congress ' time.
Joe Biden is demanding that Facebook crack down on false information, including from President Trump, adding his voice to escalating criticism over the social network''s hands off approach to political speech."We saw in 2016 what can happen when social media platforms are left unchecked and allow disinformation to run rampant. It puts the very integrity of our elections at risk," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tweeted on Thursday. "So far, Facebook has failed to enact any real reforms to stop the spread of disinformation on its platform. Time is running out."
Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he d likely lose. The president, West Wing advisers and campaign aides have grown increasingly concerned about his reelection chances as they ve watched Trump''s standing take a pummeling first on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and now during a nationwide wave of protests against racial injustice. His allies worry the president has achieved something his November foe had been unable to do: igniting enthusiasm in a Democratic Party base that''s been lukewarm to former Vice President Joe Biden.