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Trump’s hard-line immigration rule at odds with independent voters 

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He said that migrants applying for green cards must be able to mirror his own Italian migrant ancestors, whom he said “worked together to ensure they could provide for their own needs – and they never expected the government to do it.” Later, while taking questions from reporters, he gave a verbal nod to the toughness of the new rule when he said “a poor person can be prepared to be self-sufficient.”

His response: “Well, I’m certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty. … We have a long history of being one of the most welcoming nations in the world on a number of basises.”

Calling the “modern welfare state” too “expensive,” he said the rule would apply to around 400,000 people a year who will be subjected to a “meaningful analysis” of “whether they’re likely to become a public charge.”

Trump often uses the issue, using a term experts dispute, to rev up his supporters during campaign rallies.

“How about chain migration? How about that? Somebody comes in, he brings his mother, and his father, and his aunt and uncle, 15 times removed.

Trump spent much of the week attacking political foes even during his two-city stop in the wake of the latest deadly shootings under his tenure.

Democratic lawmakers and the party’s presidential candidates have directly worked to link him to white supremacist groups and again said he is unfit for the highest office in the land.

Enter the pivot, once again while under political pressure, to the issue that likely resonates most with his conservative base, immigration.

That’s where the hard-line immigration policies could backfire on Trump.

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(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)

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Lack of funds forces closure of UN humanitarian programmes in Yemen

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Pompeo, UNGA president salute victims of terrorism, urge more support

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Terrorism: UN chief seeks adequate support for victims, survivors

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West Nile virus cases double in Cyprus, one death recorded

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The Ministry said one elderly man with a poor health history died from the virus, which is transmitted by mosquito bites.

The Health Ministry data showed that the cases were spread almost all over the government controlled areas of Cyprus.

Several other cases, also including one fatal, have been reported from the area of Cyprus controlled by Turkish troops, where the virus appeared almost two months ago.

Public Health Services said that enhanced measures, including close monitoring of suspected cases and the separate epidemiological investigation of each case have been applied.

Mosquito control measures, such as spraying ponds and stale water areas where the mosquitoes breed, were also applied.

People were again advised to take precautionary measures which include wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers, especially around dusk, or even use insect repellants when outdoors.

Public Health Services said that in most cases bites by infected mosquitoes go unnoticed, but people with a poor health, such as the elderly, are likely to develop virus-related complications.

The West Nile virus is believed to have been brought to Cyprus by migratory birds which arrived in the spring or early summer.

The birds act as hosts to the virus.(Xinhua/NAN)

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China develops 10MW permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbine

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According to the developer, Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.,  in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the new generator is the largest in the country in terms of rotor diameter and unit capacity.

Based on the working conditions in Chinese waters, permanent magnet direct drive and full power conversion technologies were used to achieve active typhoon-resistant performance.

The company said that the successful delivery of the generator indicates that the Research and Development manufacturing capabilities of high-power offshore wind turbines was a plus point.

It added that the generator will be installed at a wind farm in Xinghua Bay, East China’s Fujian Province. (Xinhua/NAN)

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