Global Immigration

“Federal Judge Rules Against Long Term Detention of Immigrant Families” – D’Alessio Law Group

“On Monday, July 9th a federal Judge ruled that the Trump administration could not allow for long-term holding of migrant families. Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Federal District Court in Los Angeles ruled that there was no basis to amend a previous consent decree that requires immigrant children to be released to licensed care programs within 20 days of being detained. “ Read More

“Judge dismisses most of Trump administration lawsuit over California immigration laws” – The Hill

“A federal judge on Monday dismissed most of the Trump administration’s lawsuit seeking to knock down a series of California immigration laws, delivering a major blow to the Justice Department’s efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary states.” Read More

“Germany’s Interior Minister Unveils ‘Master Plan’ to Cut Immigration” – Wall Street Journal

“Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer unveiled scores of measures aimed at limiting immigration Tuesday, in the latest sign of a backlash against the arrival of 1.5 million refugees since 2015. Yet the minister acknowledged disagreements in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s left-right coalition government over immigration made it unlikely his “immigration master plan” would be implemented in full.” Read More

Tech

“Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras” – New York Times

“In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.
In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal suspects in the midst of a big annual beer festival.” Read More

“The crypto-currencies that die before they have bloomed” – BBC Tech

“It has been the biggest craze in investment of the last two years – the idea that creating your own crypto-currency through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the route to riches. But now an academic study has revealed just how many of these ICOs end up disappearing without trace after a short while.” Read More

“Facebook starts testing AR ads in the News Feed” – The Verge

“Facebook ads will start feeling a little more like a virtual fitting room. The company announced today that it will begin implementing augmented reality ads into the News Feed. These AR ads are in the testing phase, and users in the US will be the only ones who will see them for now.” Read More

Entertainment

“HBO’s Push To Get Bigger and Broader: 7 Burning Questions” – Hollywood Reporter

“A Game of Thrones spinoff? How about two Game of Thrones spinoffs? Actually, how about five? Under new WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey’s plan for the premium cable network, the sky seemingly is the limit.” Read More

“On the Charts, Drake Is Bigger Than All of Rock & Roll” – Rolling Stone

“If I ain’t the greatest, then I’m headed for it,” Drake rapped on 2014’s “0 to 100.” Four years later, he’s lived up to his word. Though numerous tracks of his have broken chart records in the past, it’s the rapper’s double album Scorpion, which dropped in late June, that allowed him to claim the most comprehensive victory of his career: close to an entire third of the Billboard Hot 100.” Read More

“Pose” Captures The Glamour and Struggle of 1980s Ball Culture, With a Soundtrack to Match” – Pitchfork

“The FX drama “Pose” is set amid the glamour and grit of New York City’s 1980s ball culture, but its pilot episode takes a brief detour to the comparatively drab Allentown, Pennsylvania. In a humble dance studio, a teenager named Damon Richards (Ryan Jamaal Swain) is beaming his way through barre exercises set to “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker.” Read More

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