White House Mulls Lifting Travel Ban For Europe, Brazil: Report
Reuters reports that President Donald Trump is considering a proposal to quit barring U.S. entry to travelers from 28 European nations as well as Brazil.
Exclusive: White House Considers Lifting European Travel Restrictions - Sources
The Trump administration imposed the bans in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic. It is not considering lifting separate entry bans on most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in China or Iran, the officials said. The plan has won the backing of White House coronavirus task-force members, public health and other federal agencies, the people briefed on the matter said, but President Donald Trump has not made a final decision and the timing remains uncertain. (Shepardson, 11/25)
In other news from the Trump administration —
Trump Addresses Pandemic But Not Election During Annual Turkey Pardon
President Trump presided over the annual turkey pardon Tuesday, making reference to the coronavirus pandemic but not the fact that it will be his last time fulfilling the Thanksgiving tradition before leaving office in January. Trump's White House remarks were closely watched given how infrequently he has spoken in the three weeks since Election Day, but he stayed on script and offered praise for front-line workers during an unprecedented holiday season. (Samuels, 11/24)
The Washington Post:
Which Trump official has coronavirus now? This reporter always seems to know first.
If you want to find out who in the Trump administration has tested positive for the coronavirus, you should probably just set an alert for Jennifer Jacobs’s tweets. (Izadi, 11/24)
U.S. Agrees To Pause Deportations For Women Alleging Abuse At ICE Facility
The U.S. government has agreed to freeze any planned deportations of the immigrant women alleging abuse at a detention facility in Georgia. In a consent motion filed in U.S. District Court Tuesday, authorities and the accusers' attorneys jointly notified the court that the alleged victims — and others with "substantially similar factual allegations" — will not be removed from the United States. The consent motion, which remains subject to the approval of U.S. District Judge W. Louis Sands, requests that further court proceedings be scheduled "after the week of Jan. 21, 202" — following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Dwyer, 11/24)