Global Immigration

“Sessions Withdraws Past Resource Guides Related To Immigration” – CNN

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday withdrew a number of policy “guidance documents” from past administrations related to immigration that he found “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.” Read More

“New Trump admin order for separated parents: Leave U.S. with kids or without them” – NBC News

“After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave the country with your kids — or leave the country without them, according to a copy of a government form obtained by NBC News.” Read More

“A ‘shocking increase’ in citizenship application backlog, new report finds amid immigration crisis and upcoming midterms” – ABC News

“A July 2 report from the National Partnership for New Americans found a “shocking” 88 percent increase in citizenship application processing backlog since 2015. The report, presented at a news conference with House members Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., found that the backlog of roughly 390,000 naturalization applications has “skyrocketed” to nearly 730,000 over the past two years, during the Trump administration and the end of the Obama administration.” Read More

Tech

“Tech Giants Win a Battle Over Copyright Rules in Europe” – NY Times

“On one side are news organizations, broadcasters and music companies who want to control how their content spreads across the web, and to get paid more for it. On the other are tech companies such as Facebook and Google, who argue that they funnel viewers and advertising revenue to media outlets, and free-speech advocates, who say that regulating the internet would set a dangerous precedent and limit access to information.” Read More

“Biotechnologies : « winter is coming »” – LeMonde

“Carte blanche. Lors de la première conférence sur l’intelligence artificielle qui s’est tenue au Dartmouth College pendant l’été 1956, les scientifiques avaient promis que l’avènement de cerveaux électroniques, disposant de conscience artificielle et égalant l’homme, était imminent. La désillusion fut terrible : la course aux subventions avait conduit les chercheurs à faire des promesses totalement insensées à leurs sponsors, qui s’en aperçurent à partir de 1965.” Lire la suite

“Singapore Watchdog Threatens To Unwind Uber’s Southeast Asia Exit Deal” – TechCrunch

“Uber’s exit from Southeast Asia may be done and dusted, but the deal — which saw Grab take over its local operations in exchange for a 27.5 percent stake — is coming under pressure in Singapore where the country’s antitrust regulator has threatened to unwind the deal because it has reduced competition.” Read More

Entertainment

“Box Office: ‘The First Purge’ Sets Off Fireworks With $9.3M Wednesday, ‘Jurassic World 2’ Stays No. 1“ – Hollywood Reporter

“Universal and Blumhouse’s The First Purge set off fireworks at the July 4 box office with an opening day of $9.3 million. The dystopian horror pic opened on Independence Day in order to get a jump on Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Read More

“Bad Bunny Reacts to His First Hot 100 No. 1: ‘Latinos Will Conquer the World” – Billboard

“The number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, dated July 7, is occupied by “I Like It” by Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny. Of course, the reactions were not long in coming from Cardi B and J Balvin, who celebrated the milestone on social media. Bad Bunny, who is currently on vacation, took a couple of days to react after the big news“ Read More

“Four Musicals on three Continents: An Australian Company’s Big Bet” – NY Times

“Global Creatures, the Sydney-based company he founded and chairs, is producing its first four musicals. On three continents. At the same time. “Moulin Rouge!” starts previews in Boston on July 10, and “King Kong” on Broadway in October. “Strictly Ballroom” opened in April in London’s West End, and “Muriel’s Wedding” begins its commercial life in Sydney next summer.” Read More

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