Today is September 16 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this evening. I hope you share this evening briefing, as doing so will help others learn about the BEST SOURCE for political news you can TRUST! And don’t forget to download the free DML News App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day, every day!
1 – Texas governor attempts to close Texas border crossings, Biden administration won’t allow it
The Washington Examiner reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the unprecedented move of shutting down six ports of entry with Mexico on Thursday following a surge of migrants crossing illegally into the United States. However, he reversed course an hour later, saying the Biden administration changed course and refused to shut the crossings.
Earlier in the day, the Republican governor said he directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to shut down six points of entry on the southern border to “stop these caravans from overrunning our state.”
“The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling,” he had said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner Thursday afternoon. Abbott’s office did not specify which six ports of entry would be shuttered or how long the closure would last. However, Abbott said the federal agency, Customs and Border Protection, asked the state to step in and assist.
But shortly after announcing the closure, which only the federal government has the ability to do because ports are federally operated, Abbott reversed course, saying ports would be open.
“Six hours after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested help from Texas to close ports of entry and secure the border, the Biden Administration has now flip-flopped to a different strategy that abandons border security and instead makes it easier for people to cross illegally and for cartels to exploit the border,” Abbott wrote in a statement.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) September 16, 2021
DML: It’s clear as a bell – Biden wants OPEN BORDERS. Watch my Facebook Live I just recorded on the mess at the border, and why it’s about to get a whole lot worse!
2 – Pittsburgh CBP officers seize fake COVID vaccine cards shipped from China
Fox News reports: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Pittsburgh have seized two shipments of phony COVID-19 vaccination cards shipped from China.
CBP seized the first of the two international parcels on August 24. CBP officers determined that the parcel of 20 cards had a “low-quality appearance.”
CBP said the cards were being shipped to someone in Beaver County, Pa. That individual, whose identity was not released, is not from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or a certified medical entity, CBP said.
Officers intercepted a second shipment of phone vaccine cards destined for the same individual on September 7. That parcel contained 50 fake COVID vaccine cards. Both international parcels had been shipped from China, CBP said.
CBP reported in a press release: CBP officers in Chicago, Memphis and Anchorage, Alaska, have seized more than 6,000 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards.
Pittsburgh @CBP officers intercept counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards destined to Beaver County, Pa. Unscrupulous vendors who peddle fake #COVID19 vax cards pose a serious health threat to themselves and others, and are breaking the law. Read https://t.co/4kzLhTrQQZ pic.twitter.com/dZ9DpZg3lb
— CBP Mid-Atlantic (@CBPMidAtlantic) September 16, 2021
DML: First, China sends the coronavirus, then they sell the masks and medical equipment, and now they’re providing the counterfeit vaccine cards. Just can’t make this stuff up!
3 – 125 IU Health employees terminated after COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Fox59 Indianapolis reports: INDIANAPOLIS– Indiana University Health announced Thursday that 125 employees have been terminated after choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
A spokesperson provided the following statement:
“Indiana University Health has put the safety and well-being of patients and team members first by requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1. After a two-week unpaid suspension period ending Sept. 14, a total of 125 employees, the equivalent of 61 full time employees, chose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have left the organization.”
The hospital system has about 36,000 employees. The healthcare provider set a Sept. 1 deadline for workers to get the vaccine. IU Health said a few weeks ago that staff was 97% compliant. Employees who were not in compliance were suspended.
NEW: 125 IU Health employees fired for not getting Covid vaccine. Story linked below gives info on deadline & suspensions. No specific info released on if any w immunity from previous infection were fired or how many, if any, were given exemptions.https://t.co/B3oyLyExby
— Angela Ganote (@angelaganote) September 16, 2021
DML: The purge has begun.
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