Global Immigration

“Lawsuit Challenges Administration’s Crackdown On Asylum-Seekers ” – NPR News

“Immigration lawyers are challenging the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum-seekers in court. Under a sweeping new policy announced in June by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the administration says domestic abuse and gang violence should “generally” not be considered grounds for asylum claims.” Read More

“Un navire humanitaire accoste avec 87 migrants en Espagne, la France en accueillera une vingtaine ” – Le Monde

“Un navire espagnol de l’ONG Open Arms a accosté, jeudi 9 août, dans le port d’Algésiras avec 87 migrants, dont 12 enfants à son bord. Ils ont été secourus la semaine dernière au large des côtes de la Libye alors qu’ils se trouvaient sur un canot pneumatique qui dérivait en mer, a précisé l’ONG.”  Lire la suite

“Immigration Arrests Drop at Mexican Border for Second Straight Month” – The New York Times

“American immigration officials arrested 2,885 fewer people at the Southwest border last month than in June, the second month in a row that the number of migrants trying to enter the United States has dropped.Data released on Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security show that authorities apprehended 39,953 people at the American border with Mexico in July. The number of arrests in June totaled 42,838.”  Read More

“Ahead of midterms, Trump hits a wall in efforts to curb illegal immigration” –  The Washington Post

“President Trump, who for three years has vowed to build a massive security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, is running into his own wall on illegal immigration, which has continued to surge in recent months despite family separations and other hard-edge policies aimed at curbing the flow. Nearly 19 months into his presidency — and three months ahead of pivotal midterm elections — the envisioned $25 billion border wall remains unfunded by lawmakers. Deportations are lagging behind peak rates under President Barack Obama, while illegal border crossings, which plummeted early in Trump’s tenure, have spiked.” Read More

“Russia slams “unacceptable” U.S. sanctions, warns of retaliation” –  CBS News

“Russia’s government slammed as “unacceptable” on Thursday new U.S. sanctions against Moscow. The U.S. State Department announced the new punitive measures on Wednesday for the Kremlin’s alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack in Britain, saying the U.S. had made the determination this week that Russia used the Novichok nerve agent to poison former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.”  Read More



“Just 24 companies on the S&P 500 are led by female CEOs”

Indra Nooyi announced this week she is stepping down as CEO of PepsiCo after 12 years of leading the world’s second-largest food and beverage company. Her departure leaves only 24 women as chief executives of S&P 500 companies, or less than 5 percent.” Read More



“Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 over data sale to Labour” – BBC News

A parenting advice site has been fined £140,000 after it was accused of illegally collecting data and selling it on for use by the Labour Party, which used it to profile new mums. Emma’s Diary gathered data on more than a million people, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which issued the fine. Labour used the information in the run up to the 2017 General Election.”  Read More

“Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos” – BBC News

Samsung’s new high-end smartphone alerts owners to problems with their photos as soon as they are snapped. The Galaxy Note 9 uses software to identify if the images are blurry or whether the subject is blinking, among other issues. The innovation is one of several artificial intelligence-enhanced abilities the handset offers that do not rely on remote computer servers.Read More

“Apple defends decision not to remove InfoWars app” – TechCrunch

We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all. We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously.Read More



“‘Music Festival’s Visa Troubles Are a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for UK Live Music Industry, Say Execs” – Billboard

“WOMAD founder Peter Gabriel recently blasted U.K. foreign policy after visa issues stopped a number of international acts from playing the festival. A humiliating and hostile visa entry system is preventing a growing number of international acts from performing in the U.K., placing the future health and diversity of the festival market at risk, warn senior figures in the live industry. ”  Read More

“‘GLOW’ Showrunners on Their “Baller Mom Moment”” – Hollywood Reporter

Not only is her show dealing with current events (such as a Weinstein-inspired storyline in season two), but GLOW co-showrunner Liz Flahive also has been involved in political action, recently stepping in to help reunite parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Flahive teamed with Immigrant Families Together (a nationwide group formed in response to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy) to coordinate a cross-country driver for one mother’s trip from Arizona to Miami and also helped with fundraising efforts by connecting Tony-nominated producer Brian Swibel (Xanadu, 
An American in Paris) to the cause. ”  Read More

“2018 Toronto Fest Sets Platform Lineup: ‘Donnybrook’ To Open, ‘Jessica Forever’ To  Close, Karyn Kusama-Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’ At Fest” – Deadline

NThe 2018 Toronto Film Festival has rounded out more of its slate with a dozen more premieres to compete in the Platform Program. Here are the films: Read More

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