Sign Petition: Vogue Magazine: Stand For Animal Rights! Ban The Promotion of Fur!

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  • recipient: American Vogue and 26 International Editions

Recently, Elle Magazine decided they wanted to be on the right side of history. The company announced that from here on out, all of their magazines – including 45 global editions — would be “fur free!” Halting the promotion and glamorization of fur is just as critical as stopping murderous fur production itself. This is a crucial step towards increasing awareness of animal welfare issues and rejecting the fur industry’s abusive and horrific practices. But other fashion magazines have been hesitant to take the same stance, leaving fur on their covers, editorials, and advertisements – and blood on their hands.

Sign now to demand that Vogue Magazine stop promoting fur in their magazines! 

Animals raised and killed for their skin and fur live torturous lives for “fashion.” Bred and born mainly on fur farms, creatures such as mink, foxes, chinchillas, and many many more species wallow in misery. They are packed into tight, restrictive, filthy cages. They are deprived of proper care and behavioral outlets – so long as their fur remains in good condition, there is no incentive for farmers to keep them healthy and happy when they are just going to be killed anyway. And the ways in which they are killed are horrific – in order to maintain their coats in the process, they are gassed or even electrocuted with implements placed in their mouths or anuses. 

Elle’s amazing new animal rights-driven charter eliminated all future content that promotes animal fur — including in print, on its websites, and on social media. This change will reach millions of readers. But Vogue has millions of total web visits, too, along with many print subscribers. So, why won’t the world-renowned fashion magazine stand up for what is right, and what a growing number of young, fashion-interested people want?

There is a strong precedent for Vogue speaking out against injustice and taking a stand to uplift the voices of the marginalized and disenfranchised. Teen Vogue has been a key voice of progessive politics in the past few years, promoting amazing educational content for young people and resisting the unjust politics of Donald Trump’s presidency. Now, Vogue must continue on with the trend — both within their own company and in the industry more broadly — and ban the promotion of fur in all of their magazines. 

The future of fashion is fur-free. Sign now to demand that Vogue stand with animals around the world and ban fur from their publications!

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Mexico Received $50 Billion in Remittances from the United States – Why Don’t We Tax It?

About Author Preston Huennekens 4 – 6 minutes

Mexicans living in the United States are on pace to send more than $50 billion in remittances to people still living in Mexico, according to data from the World Bank and Bank of Mexico. Border Report noted that this is a record amount of money sent back to Mexico, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic issues in the United States.

Remittances are money sent to countries overseas, often using money-wire services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. Remittances account for a significant quantity of some countries’ gross domestic product, including those in Central and South America. Immigration analyst Andrew Arthur noted that “remittances significantly subsidize the economies in those countries, and each would be hard pressed to replace the lost GDP if its nationals were to stop migrating, or even worse, return to those countries.”

In 2020, remittances accounted for 24.1 percent, 14.7 percent, and 23.5 percent of the GDP of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras respectively. Other countries dependent on remittances in the Americas also have a large number of nationals residing in the U.S. such as Haiti (23.2 percent), Jamaica (22.2 percent), and Nicaragua (14.7 percent).

The federal government does not tax remittances flowing out from the United States to foreign countries. This leaves billions of dollars of potential tax revenue on the table. An additional and significant harm of large-scale remittances is that it represents money that does not remain in local economies, creating businesses and jobs and generating recurring revenue flows to local governments.

This is a colossal error on the part of our government, and one that Congress could – and should – address.

Look no further than the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is the only state in the country that taxes wire-transfer fees, at a rate of 1 percent. In a 2018 post on the subject, Center for Immigration Studies analyst David North noted that the state’s collections from this tax increase each year by about 10 percent.

Imagine if Congress levied a tax on wire transfers, the majority of which are remittances flowing out of the United States. A mere 1 percent tax on remittances to Mexico this past year alone would yield $500 million dollars. According to the World Bank, $69.9 billion flowed out of the U.S. as remittance payments in 2020. Taxing that figure at 1 percent would yield almost $700 million in revenue for the U.S. Treasury, with the possibility that revenues continue increasing year after year.

During the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump proposed using a remittance tax (or the threat of one) to encourage Mexico to pay for his promised Southwest border wall. Authors pointed out that taxing remittances and using it on wall construction could fund most if not all of the proposed construction. The Center for Immigration Studies estimated that preventing 160,000 to 200,000 illegal crossings over 10 years would offset projected costs to build the wall over a 10 year period.

Using remittances to build the wall never ended up happening, and President Trump resorted to using an emergency declaration to build sections of it. When President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, he ended that emergency order and halted construction of the wall.

A future policy taxing remittances need not limit itself to the construction of a border wall. Even with a wall in place, asylum abuse will continue to be the top driving factor contributing to the illegal alien population in the United States. Instead of proposing a remittance tax to chase a specific construction project, Congress should install a remittance tax to raise funds in order to address changes to our immigration system in a broad sense.

Funds from a remittance tax could go towards an “immigration enforcement fund.” The government could use such a fund to hire more immigration judges and enforcement agents, build facilities needed to detain illegal aliens, and fund needed sections of the wall where necessary. Because this fund would be the result of legislation – rather than executive action – it would be much harder to end through executive fiat. This is a common sense and low-impact proposal that would go a long way in helping secure our southern border.

Biden to raise number of guest worker visas, with more for Haiti, Central America

December 20, 20211:37 PM ESTLast Updated 3 hours ago 2 – 3 minutes

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NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) – The United States will make 20,000 additional visas available for seasonal, non-agricultural guest workers through March 31, including 6,500 visas for workers from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti, in an effort to encourage legal migration, a U.S. official told Reuters.

The extra H-2B visas would be in addition to the annual allotment of 66,000 visas for the fiscal year, the official said, adding an announcement was set to be made Monday.

The expansion of the H-2B visa program, used to employ landscapers, housekeepers, hotel employees and construction and carnival workers, among others, comes as the U.S. labor market continues to face shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The White House has touted efforts to create legal pathways for migrants to come to the United States as record numbers of migrants have been arrested at the southern border under Biden.

Still, even if all 6,500 visas are used, it represents just a fraction of migrants trying to reach the United States. U.S. Border Patrol made more than 700,000 arrests of migrants from those four countries in fiscal 2021.

The additional 20,000 visas are a slight drop from the 22,000 made available for the second half of fiscal 2021.

The administration of U.S President Joe Biden set aside 6,000 H-2B visas for the three Central American countries during the second half of fiscal 2021, which ended Sept. 30, but fell short of filling all of those slots.

The addition of Haiti follows Biden’s decision to deport some Haitians after thousands arrived in southern Texas in September. The country has faced political instability and violence following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July as well as natural disasters.

Reporting by Ted Hesson in New York; Editing by Mica Rosenberg and Bernadette Baum

Lou Barletta: Like DeSantis, I’ll Bus Illegals Out of PA to Biden’s Delaware

John Binder 4 – 5 minutes

Former Rep. Lou Barletta (R), now running for governor of Pennsylvania, says he too will consider plans to bus illegal aliens out of the state to President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.

Barletta, once the mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, told Breitbart News Saturday that he will take similar action to that of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in Florida, who last week announced six proposals and an emergency order to take on companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) aiding in illegal immigration.


“We’re not going to be accepting illegal aliens from the border,” Barletta said.

“They’re shutting down businesses, making you take a vaccine that you don’t want, putting masks on your kids all day long, and yet they’re letting people come in from the border and shipping them to Pennsylvania and other states with no idea with what their health conditions are,” Barletta continued. “That all comes to an end [when I’m governor].”

DeSantis’s order bans the issuance or renewal of all state licenses to Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) facilities that provide services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) who are resettled by the federal government across states.

In addition, DeSantis’s legislative agenda includes plans to financially cripple NGOs that facilitate the process of UAC resettlement. DeSantis has said he wants $8 million to transport illegal aliens from Florida to Biden’s Delaware and Martha’s Vineyard, where former President Obama resides.

Barletta said his state’s proximity to Delaware will make the transportation of illegal aliens out of Pennsylvania even more cost-effective than it is for Florida.

“Gov. DeSantis is doing a great job in Florida … yes, I would take the same steps that Gov. DeSantis did,” Barletta said.

“Pennsylvania is a lot closer to Delaware, so busing those folks to Delaware will cost us a lot less than it’s costing [DeSantis] to ship people from Florida … it’s not a long ride from Philadelphia to Wilmington,” Barletta continued. “That’s exactly what we have to do.”

Since October 2020, the federal government has resettled more than 2,300 UACs across the state of Pennsylvania. In October, alone, the Biden administration sent nearly 240 UACs to Pennsylvania.

For more than a decade, Barletta has been on the front lines of the immigration issue — where hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enter the United States every year as the federal government works with companies to inflate the nation’s labor market via massive levels of legal immigration.

As mayor of Hazleton, in 2006, Barletta passed one of the first city-wide ordinances of its kind that fined landlords for knowingly renting to illegal aliens and required businesses to use E-Verify to ensure that illegal aliens were not taking local jobs from American citizens and legal immigrants.

“We need to know the background of people, we need to know their criminal background, we need to know their health background,” Barletta said. “I’m going to stand up for the people of Pennsylvania just like I did for the people of Hazleton.”

“One of the things I did in Hazleton was to stop the business permits of people who were hiring illegal workers at the expense of our own workers,” Barletta continued. “There are tools that I will use that others have not and we’re going to put an end to this nonsense.”

Barletta said it will be his job as governor of Pennsylvania to defend the American victims of illegal immigration.

“Who is standing up for all the victims of these crimes that should not have happened? And as a governor, how can you just sit back and let it happen? It’s disgraceful what’s happening here in Pennsylvania,” Barletta said.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here

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Please participate in the worldwide meditation Dec 21st. If you don’t meditate then please pray at that time for the liberation of Earth and freedom for humanity! Just a few minutes of your time could impact the future of our children. We have been working to bring Love, Truth and Freedom to humanity and this meditation is very important to the success of years of work. The video is the meditation that will be done worldwide. The written instructions are in the drop down (arrow on right side just below video)

Here are the times. The link below is to more times. THANK YOU! Let’s kick the dark ones out of our world and start living the way God intended – in Love, unity and respect for each other.

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