January 22nd, 2020



The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall Street Journal reported. The list of countries was not final and could yet change, website Politico said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Journal that he was considering adding countries to the travel ban, but declined to state which ones. Politico said an announcement was expected as early as Monday.
The move is likely to sour ties between the United States and the countries affected under the expanded ban.
Nigeria, for example, Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, is a U.S. anti-terrorism partner and has a large diaspora residing in the United States.
A senior Trump administration official said that countries that failed to comply with security requirements, including biometrics, information-sharing and counter-terrorism measures, faced the risk of limitations on U.S. immigration.
The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The State Department declined to comment.
Under the current version of the ban, citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well as some Venezuelan officials and their relatives are blocked from obtaining a large range of U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
Chad was previously covered under the ban but was removed in April 2018.
Citizens of the countries can apply for waivers to the ban, but they are exceedingly rare.

Бацкино лебезение перед Большим Сахибом, открытие посольств - не помогло. США собираются запретить выдачу виз (кроме специальных исключений) наподобие Иракских и Йеменских граждан, белоруссам и киргизам. Ну помимо ряда африканских стран и Бирмы.

Интересно, он долго так катался?

A dead homeless man was found covered in bed bugs on an uptown D train Tuesday night, according to police sources.
Straphangers reported the grisly discovery and alerted police when the train pulled into Manhattan’s 59th Street-Columbus Circle station around 8:40 p.m., sources said.
The man was pronounced dead on the scene, sources said. It was unclear how long he had been dead.
Police are trying to identify the man, who is believed to be in his 40s, and they did not expect foul play.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The death was reported the same day the city released data on its six-month-old program aimed at getting homeless subway dwellers into shelters. The project has only experienced a 36.8 percent take-up rate, according to the city.
Reports of dead bodies on the trains typically increase during the winter when more homeless New Yorkers head underground, the union representing transit workers told the Post.
Nelson Rivera, administrative vice president for the union, Transport Workers Union Local 100, said the city has been failing to adequately address the homeless crisis, leaving workers and riders to deal with occasionally “traumatizing” discoveries.
“It’s a sad situation — every winter this is prevalent because you have people seeking shelter on the trains,” Rivera said. “But the police come to take these people and there are no resources and nowhere to take them. They get bounced around.”
A rider had first flagged the D train’s conductor about the body, who then called in the corpse to the MTA’s Rail Control Center, according to a union source.
At that point, it wasn’t clear if the person was still alive.
“The conductor said he couldn’t tell — and he wasn’t going to touch him,” the source said.

Вчера вечером (около 9 вечера) в центре Манхэттана на поезде D нашли жмурика. Скончался бомж, причем не старый, всего то чуть более 40, по которому еще и бегали клопы. Сколько он так ездил в метро - хрен знает, поскольку кондуктор поезда отказался даже касаться бомжа, когда ему указали, что чувак похоже того. Бомжей в метро полно и, естественно, они воняют дерьмищем (сегодня со мной утром в вагоне ехал один такой кекс), часто инфецированы всякими паразитами, так что расследовать кто из них жив, а кто нет - себе дороже. Плюс многие не в себе и реагируют неадекватно.