Biden’s Decision to Renew Trump-Era Travel Ban Disappoints Korean Americans, Humanitarian Groups

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      soryang
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      Biden’s Decision to Renew Trump-Era Travel Ban Disappoints Korean Americans, Humanitarian Groups
      Posted on September 1, 2021

      Korean Americans and humanitarian groups expressed anger and disappointment with the decision by the US State Department to maintain the travel ban to North Korea for another year. This means that US policy will continue to undermine family reunifications, the delivery of lifesaving humanitarian aid, and people-to-people exchanges and peace-building efforts, according to members of LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel), a national campaign to lift the US travel ban to North Korea.

      https://koreapeacenow.org/bidens-decision-to-renew-trump-era-travel-ban-disappoints-korean-americans-humanitarian-groups/

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      Two way street
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      Sorry Soryang.

      2020-2024 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.

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      soryang
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      and other activists like them, to carry on their efforts for years to bring some common sense and decency to this issue. Clearly, Biden misled the Korean-American community.

      I am disappointed but I’m also inspired by their persistent efforts. My personal belief is that the more human contact, communication and exchanges the better chance there was for a peaceful resolution of the problems in and with North Korea. There are some risks to such efforts at cooperation but they are worth it. There are other costs to Korea, even if an outright war doesn’t break out, if friendly normalized relations between the two parts of the same country aren’t achieved. The fact that there are powerful interests who actively oppose efforts to cooperate at every turn is disappointing.

      The think tanks and media who do this are a cottage industry supported by millions of dollars. NewsTapa just did a take down of Gordon Chang, the fake news neocon pundit who just lies about the current democratic South Korean administration. The recent fiasco with the HMS Queen Elizabeth strike force planned visit to Busan, South Korea, then cancelled by Seoul, and the manipulation of covid vaccine supplies to South Korea were very cynical moves by the western gunboat diplomats, imo.

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