Global Immigration

“The government shutdown is having a ‘devastating impact’ on an already backlogged immigration system” – Business Insider

“The government shutdown — sparked by a dispute over border-wall funding — reached its 25th day on Tuesday, leaving a massive and rapidly growing backlog in the court system that determines whether immigrants can stay in the United States or face deportation.” Read More

Courts thwart Trump’s bid to enact hard-line immigration agenda as Congress dithers” – Washington Post

“President Trump’s efforts to remake the immigration system through executive power have been repeatedly thwarted by the federal courts, exposing the limits of his strategy to circumvent Congress and hampering his ability to deliver on promises to crack down on illegal immigration.” Read More

“Sadiq Khan demands plan to charge EU nationals to stay in UK changed” – The Guardian

“Sadiq Khan has written to the government to demand changes to its planned post-Brexit immigration policy, saying that forcing long-established EU nationals to pay fees to stay showed ministers had not learned the lessons of Windrush.” Read More

Tech

“In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.” – New York Times

“The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about 16 months ago. Electric scooters, owned by start-ups looking to mimic the success of ride-hailing companies like Uber, appeared around town. The idea was simple: Use a smartphone app to rent a scooter and then leave it at the end of the ride for the next person.” Read More

“Tesla unveils first home charging station that can be plugged into a wall outlet” – TechCrunch

“Tesla  today is launching a new home charging station designed for the modern home. The new Wall Connector is the auto maker’s first home charging solution that can be plugged into a wall outlet rather than being hardwired into the home’s electrical system.” Read More

“Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones’s InfoWars” – BBC Tech

“Video-streaming service Roku has made a U-turn over its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s channel.” Read More

Entertainment

“The Politics of ‘Roma’: A Journey Through Mexico City’s Turbulent Past and America’s Divided Present” – Hollywood Reporter

“Director Alfonso Cuaron and star Yalitza Aparicio guide The Hollywood Reporter through the city’s Roma neighborhood as they break down how the political forces of the director’s childhood (and what’s happening now) shape the ideas on display in the potentially history-making Oscar contender.” Read More

“Viacom Layoffs Hit Mostly Paramount Network Staffers” – Deadline

“Viacom laid off about 20 employees across its entertainment group, with the majority coming at Paramount Network, Deadline has confirmed.” Read More

“Childish Gambino & Lil Wayne Headlining Broccoli City 2019” – Billboard

“6lack, Ella Mai and Teyana Taylor will also perform at the April event outside Washington, D.C.” Read More

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