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‘Visa upon arrival’ issuance still suspended, BI official assures Senate

‘Visa upon arrival’ issuance still suspended, BI official assures Senate

A Bureau of Immigration (BI) official on Monday assured senators that the issuance of visas upon arrival (VUA) remains suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


According to Deputy Commissioner Tobias Javier, the VUA policy was suspended in January 2020 and the suspension is still being enforced currently.

Javier said this in response to Sen. Maria Josefa Imelda Marcos’ question during a Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 national budget.

Marcos wanted to clarify the matter amid reports that sex trafficking is still happening despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions the government has imposed to slow down the transmission of the coronavirus.

The issue regarding VUAs cropped up during the Senate Committee on Women, Children and Gender Equality’s investigation into the

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Fourth grader suspended for having a BB gun during online class

  • A Harvey, Louisiana elementary school suspended a Black fourth grader for unintentionally showing a BB gun during class. 
  • NOLA.com reported that 9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison moved a BB gun that his younger brother tripped on during an English test. Because the gun was visible during class, school officials said it violated their internet usage policy.
  • Harrison’s suspension is one of several instances of Black children being disciplined during the country’s disorganized shift to online school. In May, a Michigan judge incarcerated 15-year-old Black girl for not completing her homework, which led to national petitions and protests.
  • Black students are disproportionately suspended or expelled, and some educators worry the virtual school could perpetuate racial bias in discipline. 
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A Louisiana school suspended and nearly expelled a fourth-grader for unintentionally showing a BB gun during his virtual class. 

Ka Mauri Harrison, a 9-year-old in Harvey, Louisiana,

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Officer suspended after pointing gun at doctor outside of his business

A Colorado police officer is suspended after pointing a gun at a doctor while questioning the man outside of his business.

After pointing a gun at a business owner, an Aurora, Col. police officer is suspended from duty.

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The Sentinal Colorado reports Police Chief Vanessa Wilson suspended Officer Justin Henderson on Tuesday for one week without pay and he must participate in further de-escalation training after an incident where he pulled his gun on a local doctor. Dr. P.J. Parmar captured video in March outside of a business property where his ownership was questioned by Henderson at gunpoint.

In the parking garage, the two men came head-to-head with Parmar in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. According to the Sentinel, Parmar has owned the building, the parking structure and their umbrella LLC, Mango House, and a medical clinic across the

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Student Suspended For Going To Class Receives Trespassing Notice

MASTIC BEACH, NY — A William Floyd High School senior who was suspended Tuesday for trying to attend classes in-person against the district’s coronavirus protocols was cited with a criminal trespassing notice on Wednesday.

Maverick Stow, 17, said he went back to the high school Wednesday morning and was given the criminal trespass notice by school officials. The notice, written to Stow’s parents, said: “Your child is hereby warned that on the next occasion he is found illegally on any William Floyd School District property, the police will be notified and he will be prosecuted for third degree criminal trespass.”

The notice was signed by Lisa Paschitti, assistant principal of the high school.

Stow also said the police were present “but they were not able to make an arrest because I didn’t get the notice until this morning.”

James Montalto, spokesman for the William Floyd School District, confirmed that Stow

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LI Student Suspended For Attending Class In-Person On Remote Day

MASTIC BEACH, NY — A senior at William Floyd High School was suspended Tuesday — because he wanted to attend classes in-person.

Maverick Stow, 17, said he set out on Tuesday morning to the first day of his senior year at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach and was suspended because he made the decision to attend in-person instruction rather than participate in virtual learning as his schedule required.

“You have to take the consequences for standing up for what you believe in,” Stow, who lives in Mastic Beach, said.

Stow said he took the bus to school, where staff performed the mandated temperature check under coronavirus protocols; he then proceeded to class. “It wasn’t my ‘day’ to go to school but obviously, I disagreed, so I went into class. I wasn’t on the roster so the assistant principal got involved,” he said.

Stow was called into Principal Philip

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