Global Immigration

“Quebec Skilled Worker Program releases 2018 Area of Training List ” – CIC News

“Updates to Quebec’s Areas of Training List are giving a new edge to foreign degrees in actuarial science, information management and early childhood education, among others.  The Areas of Training List provides the number of points awarded for specified foreign and Quebec university, college and secondary-level vocational degrees under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), the province’s most popular immigration pathway.” Read More

“Federal Court: Border Agent Doesn’t Have Immunity In Teen’s Killing At Mexican Border ” – NPR News

“A federal appeals court is allowing a lawsuit over a Border Patrol agent’s killing of a Mexican teenager to proceed, saying that if the plaintiff’s version of events is correct, the agent “violated a clearly established constitutional right and is thus not immune from suit. In her lawsuit, Araceli Rodriguez says U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz violated her son’s Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure, as well as his Fifth Amendment rights — a claim that essentially accuses Swartz of executing her son without due process.”  Read More

“Immigration Debate Shifts to Texas Judge Who Blocked 2015 DACA Expansion” – NPR News

“But today, a court will consider a lawsuit that calls for an end to DACA. The hearing will be held in the Houston courtroom of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. Seven states, led by Texas, are asking for a preliminary injunction to force the government to reject renewals for young people currently enrolled in DACA and stop accepting new applications.”  Read More

“Le « délit de solidarité » maintenu dans la loi immigration” –  Le Monde

“Après des mois de discussions, le Parlement a approuvé définitivement mercredi 1er août le projet de loi asile-immigration. Ce texte très controversé contient une mesure particulièrement symbolique, l’aménagement du « délit de solidarité ». Ce dispositif, qui prévoit des sanctions contre toute personne ayant aidé des étrangers en situation illégale, est dénoncé par les associations de soutien aux migrants.”    Lire la suite

“Philadelphia to stop giving ICE access to arrest database, mayor says” –  CBS News

“Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, accusing the agency of misusing the information to target people who are in the country illegally but are otherwise not accused of any crimes, Mayor Jim Kenney said on Friday. His decision means the city will not renew a contract that expires August 31.”  Read More

Tech

“Snapchat: Does drop in users spell trouble” – BBC News

“Snapchat is often name-dropped as being the must-have app for Millennials and their younger Generation Z cohorts, but new figures are causing concern that it could already have peaked. For the first time, its parent Snap reported that the number of people using the service on a daily basis had dropped.”  Read More

“Slack is raising $400M+ with a post-money valuation of $7B or more” – TechCrunch

Slack — the app that lets coworkers and others in professional circles chat with each other and call in data from hundreds of integrated apps in the name of getting more work done (or at least procrastinating in an entertaining way) — has been on a growth tear in the last few years, most recently passing 8 million daily active users, 3 million of them paying. Now, the company is planning to capitalise on that with some more funding.Read More

Entertainment

“‘Trump’s star voted off Hollywood Walk of Fame” – New York Post

“The panel unanimously approved a resolution urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the star, Mayor John Duran announced in a tweet late Monday. The council will send a formal letter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to consider removing it.”  Read More

“James Gunn In Demand for Major Studio Movies After Disney Firing” – Hollywood Reporter

The ‘Guardians’ director has been approached by several top producers and executives dangling big film projects.  James Gunn may have been fired by Walt Disney Studios from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but many in Hollywood are looking to work with the controversial filmmaker.  Gunn, who was fired July 20 after past offensive tweets came to light, has been approached by several top producers and executives at major studios dangling big film projects, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.”  Read More

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