Fox News First: Good morning, and greetings! This is what you should know before you begin your day.

Biden administration plans to exempt certain Taliban-era Afghan civil servants (US terror-related entry restriction)
According to Fox News, a draft document reveals that the Biden administration plans to exempt some Afghan civil servants from terrorist-related visa bans. In the wake of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Obama administration continues to draw in thousands more Afghans.

Video

U.S. Draft U.S. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services planning document (USCIS), was reviewed by Fox News. It outlines how Homeland Security plans to issue a memorandum that will allow Afghan civil servants working under the Taliban regime to be exempt from terrorist-related inadmisibility grounds. If they meet other screening and background requirements.

TRIG prohibits individuals from being members of terrorist organizations or have been involved in terrorism. They are therefore inadmissible in the United States and not eligible for any immigration benefits. USCIS states that the USCIS’ definition of “terrorism-related activity” is broad. It may also apply to activities and individuals not often associated with terrorists. This would mean that TRIG could exclude people who had worked for the Taliban government, which ruled the country from 1996 to 2001. The U.S. deemed it a terrorist organization.

In justification of the request, the document states that many people working in civil service roles before 1996’s declaration of Islamic Emirate Afghanistan continued their work. “Some people did it under pressure or in other circumstances of hardship.”

Many used their position in humanitarian capacities to reduce the Taliban regime’s oppressive actions, frequently at great personal risks. Some of these civil servants were later employed by or helped the International Security Assistance Force. This includes the U.S. government and the Afghan government which was founded Dec. 22, 2002. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY

You can also find other developments here:
Senators alarm after hundreds of Afghan refugees flee military bases
– House GOP bill would reclaim Congress’ authority over refugee admissions, end DHS parole authority
– Sen. Tom Cotton: Biden’s Afghan refugee blunders – improper vetting creates host of problems for US
Biden’s rescuer, an interpreter from Afghanistan who saved him said the Taliban had ‘no mercy.
Hannity: Biden is planning to give aid to Taliban, as the economy collapses. Americans disapprove with anti-Joe slogans

Texas-based Southwest will adhere to the Biden vaccination mandate even though there is a governor’s ban
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are both Texas-based airlines. They plan to require the vaccine for their employees regardless of Gov. Greg Abbott’s new ban on vaccine mandates this week.

Video

Violators of the governor’s Monday executive order that affects private businesses and which he says is to keep Texans from “losing their livelihoods,” could face fines, according to the Washington Post. Abbott insisted that the vaccine must be available to all Texans at no cost. 

However, President Biden issued an unrelated federal mandate which will be in effect soon. It requires businesses that employ more than 100 people and federal workers and contractors to have all employees vaccinated. 

The Post reports that both Southwest and American have thousands of employees. 

“I’ve never been in favor of corporations imposing that kind of a mandate,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC on Tuesday. “But the executive order from President Biden mandates that all federal employees and then all federal contractors which covers all the major airlines have to have a mandate vaccine in place by December the eighth so we’re working through that.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

You can also find other developments here:
Ron Johnson writes a letter to Biden and the DoD asking questions about military vaccine mandates
Times Square billboard attacks Biden for forced COVID jabs.
Police and firefighters could be exempted from vaccine mandates in urban areas.
Fauci claims that the COVID-19 pandemic is uncontrolled because 66M people remain unvaccinated

Dems win special election to fill Iowa House seat held by Republicans for many decades
The Iowa House was won by Republicans Tuesday in a special election. They reclaimed a seat previously held in Iowa by a Democrat for many decades.

According to the Des Moines Register, Jon Dunwell, 55-years old, is a pastor who also works in financial services. He won 60% of the vote and flipped Iowa House District 29, from blue to red. The victory, which marks the second special election win for Republicans in recent weeks, gives the party a 60-40- majority in the state’s House, the paper said.

“Iowans are sending a clear message—they wholly reject the policies and agenda of Iowa Democrats,” Jeff Kauffmann, the head of the state’s Republican Party, said in a statement. He said it is his hope that the state’s GOP will help “put an end to the chaos we are seeing coming out of Washington, D.C.”

This seat was made vacant by Wes Breckenridge the Democratic incumbent, who beat Dunwell in 2020. He resigned to accept a position at Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Dunwell beat Steve Mullan (82-year old retired teacher, who is on the Newton City Council). CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

You can also find other developments here:
Sen. Warren alarms on “The View”: Facebook should be dismantled before 2022 elections, and it will be an ‘true steal’.
– Georgia’s Raffensperger slams Fulton County after ballot applications shredded: ‘Long way to go’
McAuliffe claims he will ‘build education’ after claiming that parents shouldn’t have much say
Governor Kristi Noem: It’s not possible to rely on the federal government with its debt-ridden finances to care for us

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

TODAY’S MAIN REASONS:
Pentagon Report: Worsening Trend Among Active-duty Service Members
Judicial Watch: Docs show ‘no reason’ police killed the woman in January 6th.
Joe Rogan makes Dr. Sanjay Gopta admit CNN should not have called COVID treatment “horse-dewormer”.
– Protesters claiming Biden is ‘complicit in mass death’ swarm White House gates
Dylann Roof has been denied the request to reconsider her recusal

The LATEST FOX BUSINESS NEWS:
Democrat calls Pelosi’s bluff with an email addressed to voters that asks one question
Massive increases in Social Security benefits could cause devastating results
The Billionaire urges Americans not to forget their receipts for groceries
The legendary QB Brett Favre has been making headlines, but for the wrong reasons
Could Apple’s AirPods save your life?

SOME PARTING WORDS

Video

Victor Davis HansonJoin Tucker Carlson Wednesday evening as he issues a warning for Democrats in advance of the midterm elections next January. To support this argument, he listed President Biden’s controversial vaccine mandates and far-left policies, saying they’re corroding U.S. institutions – and it won’t bode well for him in the midterm elections.

“There’s going to be a reckoning” Hanson told the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host. “I think whether it’s Mexican-American communities on the border or where I live, or soccer moms mad about what’s being taught in schools, it’s not a top down, woke revolution. It’s a grassroots populist revolution. We’re going to see it in the next midterms I think a lot of these institutions are going to rue the positions they’ve taken and the damage they’ve done.”

Are you not yet signed up for Fox News First Click Click hereFind out where you are missing.

Fox News’ Go Watch page is now available, providing visitors with Pay TV provider options in their area carrying Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network.

Fox News First was compiled by Fox News Jack Durschlag. Thanks for choosing us to be your first pick in the morning. We’ll see you in your inbox first thing Friday.