FIRST ON FOX: Over 70 sheriffs organized by the National Sheriffs’ Association are calling on lawmakers in Congress to act to keep the Title 42 public health order in place, warning that thousands of migrants are heading to the U.S. border — amid continued concerns of an even bigger surge when the order lifts in May.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced earlier this month that the order, which has been used to quickly expel migrants at the border due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, will end on May 23.

BORDER PATROL WARN OF ‘ALL-TIME LOW’ MORALE AS MIGRANT NUMBERS SURGE, TITLE 42 END LOOMS

It has led to concerns from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle of a massive border surge that outpaces even the massive numbers currently being seen. There were more than 221,000 encounters in March, half of whom were expelled via Title 42. The Biden administration has itself said it is bracing for up to 18,000 migrants a day.

Immigrant men from many countries are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border on December 07, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. Governors from 26 states have formed a strike force to address the crisis at the border. <span class="copyright">John Moore/Getty Images</span>

Immigrant men from many countries are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border on December 07, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. Governors from 26 states have formed a strike force to address the crisis at the border. John Moore/Getty Images

Now, in a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, the more than 70 sheriffs “call for the Congress to keep Title 42 and help save American lives.”

“Title 42 is the only policy provision left since 2022 that helps to stop the unhealthy (no COVID testing) border crossings by millions of illegal entrants to our country,” they write.

McConnell has opposed the ending of Title 42, calling it “outrageous” and warning that it will create a “gusher” of illegal migration at the border. Schumer meanwhile has long called for the order to be ended, calling it “disastrous for immigrant families seeking asylum from the horrors in their own countries.”

MCCARTHY: BIDEN ‘ABDICATED HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AT OUR BORDER’ WITH TITLE 42 REPEAL

They say that “we simply have no border left in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas or Southern California” and point to the ending of the Remain in Mexico policy, new interior enforcement policies and the end to border wall construction by the Biden administration.

“Today, there are thousands of immigrants in the jungles of the Darien gap headed to the US border. We simply don’t know their health status and implore you to keep Title 42 as the last policy we have to keep Americans safe from COVID and a host of other communicable diseases carried by these immigrants,” they say.

They note that the U.S. has already encountered more than a million migrants in just six months of the fiscal year.

“This letter addresses Title 42 so we won’t speak about the amount of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, ghost guns, ammunition and other deadly substances flowing across our border at this very moment,” they say.

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Manasquan, the No. 2 team in the NJ.com Top 20, rolled to a 65-36 win over Jefferson in the Group 2 championship game at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena on Sunday in Toms River.

It is Manasquan’s first group championship since 2018 and the program’s eighth overall.

Here are the stars from the game:

Mary Elizabeth Donnelly, Sr.: Donnelly was her usual consistent self against Jefferson, scoring 12 points and playing tough defense.

Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan, Sr.: Hollawell continued her impressive senior season by scoring 10 points in the win over Jefferson.

Dorothy Loffredo, Manasquan, Sr.: Loffredo chipped in with nine points for Manasquan, and was a key player in her team’s second-half burst that overcame Jefferson.

Hope Masonius, Manasquan, So.: Masonius scored a game-high 16 points, leading Manasquan to the championship.

Amanda Nwankwo, Jefferson, Jr.: Nwankwo was a force inside for Jefferson, scoring a team-high 12 points in the losing effort.

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MADISON- On September 23, Landon Lee will turn 10 years of age. The fourth grade student-athlete is already making a name for himself among the world of youth baseball as he was selected to represent Alabama in the 10U National All-State Select Championships scheduled for Nov. 20-22 in Marietta, Ga.

The son of Brandon and Melissa Lee and a student at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy, Landon has played for the Knights South travel team and has skipped around the Southeast playing games throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee as a pitcher and first baseman. Playing in the upcoming prestigious tournament is full of excitement and high expectations.

“I feel good about being named to the team and I was a little surprised as I knew there were other good players that could be chosen,” said Landon.

The 5-foot-2 youngster was invited to participate in the 2021 Perfect Game Alabama All-Star Games in Hoover where the three-day event featured skills competition on the first day with games being played the remaining two days. His fastball was clocked at 55 miles per hour and his hitting and fielding talents were assessed by Perfect Game coaches. Three weeks later, his official invitation arrived inviting him to the elite event in the Peach State on a 14-player squad.

“I have fun playing baseball and like the competitive part of game,” said Landon. “On pitcher’s mound I concentrate on my mechanics so I can pitch well. I have a good fastball and a changeup and I’m working on a cutter. At first base, I concentrate on catching the ball and use my height to stretch my body to catch the ball. At the plate, I have base hits and some homeruns while batting fourth in the lineup.”

Landon checked into baseball at age four and soon was named an All-Star in the 6U division as part of the Madison Baseball Association at Palmer Park. He transferred to travel ball a season later and currently hangs his cleats among the 10U Knights South, which includes five players from Madison among its roster. Landon is regarded as possibly the best player on the team.

“My goal is one day play in Major League Baseball for my favorite team the Atlanta Braves,” said Landon. “I practice a lot along with taking hitting and pitching lessons. I sometimes bring a friend over to my house for pitching practice as I have a pitcher’s mound in the backyard.”

Travels for sports is also part of the Lee family in a secondary way as Landon’s eight-year old sister also plays travel softball.

A straight A student in the classroom, Landon is also a strong student of the game. He watches Major League games on television and he and his parents have attended numerous Trash Pandas games at Toyota Field. Studying the game and listening to coaching has made him a solid hitter, a consistent fielder in the field and an accurate pitcher. All of those athletic skills have led him to be

Even as tourists return to popular destinations, a new report says nearly 500,000 hotel jobs lost in the United States during the pandemic will not return this year.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association released their midyear report with two key findings: One in five of the lodging jobs lost nationwide would not come back by next January, and revenues will be off by $44 billion nationwide from their highs in 2019.

In a state-by-state breakdown, the organization estimated that Florida would be missing more than 44,000 hotel jobs by year’s end. The report did not give a breakdown of Florida’s revenue loss.

Preliminary June numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more than a million jobs in leisure and hospitality in the state, down 210,000 from the high point in February 2020.

The picture, however, might not be as dire for metro Orlando. In the second week of July, the revenue per available room in the area was $95.87, a 15% increase over the same time in 2019, according to hotel analysts STR.

Orlando’s occupancy rate was still down slightly from July 2019, 72% now versus 76% but was above the current national rate of 67.2%.

Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, said the employment problems hotels in Orlando, Fla., are seeing are not from a lack of visitors. “We’re recovering at a pace ahead of what we even thought,” she said.

She says hotels are self-restricting their occupancy rates because of a lack of applicants for open positions. “We’re trying to get the word out that there a lot of good job openings out there,” she said.

The missing piece in tourism-dependent Florida is business travel, said Carol Dover, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association president.

Echoing a sentiment she expressed in Orlando last month, Dover wrote in a statement that “Despite impressive recovery in leisure travel, business travel — the main source of income for hotels — is still down significantly, cruises are not operating, and the labor shortage crisis is crippling the ability to operate at adequate capacity.”

More than 10,000 hotel workers in metro Orlando were laid off or furloughed during the pandemic, and all the theme parks closed, resulting in thousands of more layoffs in the hospitality industry.

Many Central Florida hotels reopened last summer, and since the rollout of the vaccines, have seen an increase in business and held job fairs for new hires. Hotel and timeshare chains such as Westgate have said they have rehired most of their former employees.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association has been urging Congress to consider legislative action to protect the industry, including passing the Save Hotel Jobs Act, which would provide $20 billion to hotels to cover payrolls.

The organization is also pushing to establish per diem rates for government travel based on 2019 hotel rates rather than using the past year.

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Today: The stock market plunged amid concerns over the delta variant. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended universal mask wearing for all students older than 2 years old, and a federal judge decided not to block Indiana University’s vaccine requirement. 

We’ll start with the delta strain:

Delta fears grip economy as cases jump across the country

The delta variant of the coronavirus is sweeping through the United States, raising the average number of cases to 30,000-per-day, crowding hospitals in areas with large number of unvaccinated people and spurring questions about the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.

Stocks tanked on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial average dropping 725 points after being down more than 900 points at one time.

It was the worst one-day performance in the Dow since last October, and followed losses in markets around the world as investor fears about how the delta virus might slow both the health and economic recovery took hold.

Divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated: ​​Health officials have described the latest stage of the coronavirus as a pandemic of the unvaccinated while emphasizing that those who have had their shots are relatively safe.

Sten Vermund, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, said he is “not particularly worried” about COVID-19 for himself, because he is fully vaccinated.

“What worries me is my fellow Americans who for a variety of reasons choose not to get vaccinated; they continue to be in harm’s way,” Vermund said.

Cases, deaths on the rise: While the 30,000 cases per day on average is more than double the 13,000 average at the end of June, that rate is still well below highs from last fall and earlier this year.

Still, deaths are also ticking back up, at around 240 per day. 

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Pediatric group recommends masks for students over 2 when schools reopen

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended on Monday that all students older than 2 years old wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, when schools reopen in the fall.

The leading pediatrics organization called for universal masking, noting that most school-aged children are not yet eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and many schools are not planning to track the vaccination status of students and staff.  

“There are many children and others who cannot be vaccinated,” Sara Bode, chairperson-elect of the AAP Council on School Health Executive Committee, said in a statement. “This is why it’s important to use every tool in our toolkit to safeguard children from COVID-19.”

Support for reopening: The AAP said, however, it “strongly recommends in-person learning,” adding that children face a higher risk of mental health issues and developmental setbacks if students

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Employment Department report finds implications for Oregon economic recovery now under way.


Though Oregon shed a record number of jobs last year during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic, the people most affected were women, racial and ethnic minorities and the youngest workers — particularly if they were in lower-wage sectors such as restaurants, bars and hotels.

That conclusion, drawn from Oregon Employment Department’s July 7 Disparate Impacts of the Pandemic Recession in Oregon report, will have implications for how Oregon recovers from the downturn resulting from business shutdowns and curtailments during the pandemic.

“The impacts were not evenly distributed, with in-person, service-based sectors experiencing significantly higher rates of job loss,” according to the report.

The report was written by a team from the agency and paid for through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, which oversees how all states administer unemployment benefits.

The report comes as the Employment Department — having paid $10.1 billion in state and federal benefits since the start of the pandemic 16 months ago — shifts its efforts to getting people back to work. Many federal benefit programs are scheduled to end Sept. 4.

David GerstenfeldActing Director David Gerstenfeld said the agency is reinstating federal requirements for recipients of unemployment benefits to be able to work, be available for work and actively seeking work. Those who fail to take the first step to register with the iMatchSkills system will lose benefits.

Through its network of WorkSource offices, Gerstenfeld said staff members are ready to help people seek jobs in their current fields or in new fields, and advise them how to prepare for jobs in other fields. “We try to offer a lot of those services ourselves, and the partners we work with at WorkSource offices have programs of their own,” he said.

Gail Krumenauer, an agency economist and one of the authors of the report, said competition for workers makes it a job-seeker’s market — especially for workers who want to increase their skills for better-paying jobs.

“We expect to see that intense competition continues as the economy recovers,” she told reporters before the report was released.

Oregon added 57,800 jobs in the first half of this year. It took 22 months pre-pandemic for the state to add that total. But businesses reported 97,800 job vacancies in the spring, a high mark since the agency started compiling that information in 2013.

Some were hit harder

Slightly under two-thirds of the 285,500 nonfarm jobs lost between February and April 2020 — equal to 14.5% of Oregon’s 2019 workforce, about one in seven jobs — have come back. Oregon’s statewide unemployment rate spiked from a record low of 3.5% in March 2020 to a record adjusted high of 13.2% the following month. It has declined gradually since then; as of June, the latest available, it was 5.6%.

About half of those lost jobs during the first months of the pandemic were in three categories — leisure and hospitality, other services and private education

Massachusetts authorities closed down a major highway partly as a result of standoff between an armed group and the police on Saturday (July 2). It is a holiday weekend in the US and hence one of the busiest travel periods in the US

The incident began when police responded to what appeared to be two vehicles attempting to refuel on the side of the road.

WCVB reported that when a police officer arrived to offer assistance, he observed that the men were wearing tactical uniforms and were heavily armed. The officer then asked for identification which the men refused to provide.

Police also said the men refused to ‘put down their weapons.’

At some point, during the exchange, at least eight of the men took off on foot in the nearby woods, prompting police to shutdown a stretch of the highway.

“No threats were made, but these men should be considered armed and dangerous. We are asking residents in these areas to lock their doors and remain inside their homes. A heavy police presence will be in this area as well,” the Wakefield Police Department wrote in a statement.

Some local media have reported that the men are are affiliated with the group “Moorish American Arms.”

“Our negotiators are in contact with the individuals and the self professed leader wants it very much known that their ideology is not anti-government,” Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason told reporters.

Mason did not confirm whether the men were affiliated with any specific group, adding that it was not unusual for police “to encounter people that have sovereign citizen ideologies” although he did was not aware that the men harbored such beliefs.

“We train our officers actually at the academy on these interactions and how to de-escalate those situations and how to engage with people that have that that philosophy and mindset and resolve those situations, you know, in a peaceful manner, which is what we’re committed to doing,” Mason said.

Two of the men were taken into custody, police said but offered no other details.

(With inputs fom agencies)