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Washington D.C., Nov 23, 2017 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful for the gifts and contributions of immigrants and refugees in the United States. "As we do every year, we will pause this coming Thursday to thank God for the many blessings we enjoy in the United States,” DiNardo said. “My brother bishops and I, gathered last week in Baltimore, were attentive in a special way to those who are often excluded from this great abundance—the poor, the sick, the addicted, the unborn, the unemployed, and especially migrants and refugees.” Following the lead of Pope Francis, as well as the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. Bishops have been increasingly vocal about their concerns regarding immigration reform and policies, particularly those that harm families or endanger the safety of immigrants. The U.S. bishops have expressed “a shared and ever-greater sense of alarm—and urgency to act—in the face of policies that seemed unthinkable only a short time ago,” DiNardo said. These policies include the ending of DACA, which benefited hundreds of thousands of young people who entered the U.S. as migrants, as well as the ending of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people of several Central American countries, who have sought refuge from violence and natural disasters in the United States. Earlier this month, the U.S. bishops recommended that the government extend TPS status for tens of thousands of Haitians, who came to the United States after a 2010 earthquake devastated their country. The bishops, who sent a delegation to assess Haiti’s capability to accept returned nationals, found that the country would not be capable of supporting tens of thousands of people who would be forced to return home. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced that TPS status would end for Haitians in the United States by July 2019. “One common feature of all these developments is their tendency to tear apart the family, the fundamental building block of our, or any, society,” DiNardo said. “These threats to so many vulnerable immigrant and refugee families must end now. My brothers have urged me to speak out on their behalf to urge the immediate passage—and signature—of legislation that would alleviate these immediate threats to these families,” he added. These current issues are symptomatic of a broken immigration system that has long been in need of comprehensive reform, a process which will take years but to which the bishops are committed, in order to ensure that the United States is “welcoming the most vulnerable, ensuring due process and humane treatment, protecting national security, and respecting the rule of law,” DiNardo said. “So this year, I give thanks for the gift and contributions of immigrants and refugees to our great nation,” he said. “I also pray that next year, families now under threat will not be broken and dispersed, but instead will be united in joy around their tables, giving thanks for all the blessings our nation has to offer.”  

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“Coming to Canada first of all has to be done through regular channels, and secondly the asylum system is only for people who are in genuine need of protection,” Ahmed Hussen told reporters. “It’s not for everyone.”

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I went down the rabbit hole by reading this article and its comments : "My favourite EU law is the one that makes it illegal to eat your pet horse." says one dude.
I got stuck on that. Where did this guy get his information from ? And is it true ?
So I had to do a little bit of digging. Not a whole lot , the British Horsemen of the Apocalypse were most likely the culprits. Daily Mail , The Express , those guys. And sure enough , in 2009 they wrote "Under a bizarre EU law, it is illegal for people to eat pet horses but they are still allowed to eat other types of horses."
So now I know why this particular Englishmen believes that. It was in the Press. He read it , believed it to be true , because why would Murdoch owned media lie about it ? Very well. But is it true ?
Here it got a bit complicated , but after about an hour of research I feel I can safely say that you can eat your pet horse in any EU country provided you butcher it humanly. And you can sell the meat from your pet horse provided the horse has a passport and the vaccines the horse got are not making the meat unsafe for human consumption. You can even export it. Rent a refrigerated truck , drive it all the way to England , have a pet pony barbecue in front of the Palace of Westminster :)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42068258

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Why it was never 'fake news' to say that Tory MPs voted against animal sentience
The reaction to the vote has caught the Conservatives off guard – they're now desperately scrabbling to deal with a PR crisis. Michael Gove even had to issue a statement today defending the 303 MPs who joined the DUP to defeat the RSPCA-backed proposal

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Brexit is already wrecking our economy, and the Budget is the proof
Brexit has already turned the country from the world’s fastest growing developed economy into its slowest. Teachers’ pay, which didn’t get the mention that nurses’ pay did; student debt; Universal Credit – no sacrifice, it seems, is too great for the altar of the high priests of Brexit

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Brexit: EU cancels Britain’s hosting of European capital of culture
UK decision to pursue hard Brexit outside EEA blamed
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